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Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Cricket

Former captain Mark Taylor to help train Australia's next generation of leaders

Mark Taylor.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia moving to develop and improve the leadership skills of the next tier of leaders.

Cricket

Mark Taylor to help train cricket's next generation of leaders

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Chris Barrett Former Test captain Mark Taylor has been recruited to help train Australian cricket's next generation of leaders.

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Mark Taylor takes Ricky Ponting to task over book row with Michael Clarke

ponting

Chris Barrett Ricky Ponting broke the sanctity of the Australian cricket dressing room with his revelations about Michael Clarke in his autobiography, according to former Test captain Mark Taylor.

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Mark Taylor set for Cricket Australia return

Mark Taylor

Chris Barrett Former Test captain Mark Taylor is set to make a popular return to the Cricket Australia board.

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David Moore steps up to the crease as NSW cricket's coaching supremo

Chris Barrett The NSW under-19s team of 1983-84 was, through the eyes of history, something special. Steve and Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor, Brad McNamara and Gavin Robertson were all members of the young Blues that...

Cricket

Geoff Lawson applauds Sheffield Shield's move back to the bush

Chris Barrett Former Test bowler Geoff Lawson has hailed the decision to take NSW Sheffield Shield games to his home town of Wagga Wagga this summer but says Cricket Australia does not do enough to promote the...

The Tonk

It's just not cricket: Richie Benaud may have to sit out rest of the series

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Viewers eager for the return of Channel Nine commentary doyen Richie Benaud for the tail end of the Ashes series may have to brace themselves for disappointment.

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Ashes 2013: Another ton for Michael Clarke, but urn is main focus

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat nor time difference. A year ago it was the site of Ricky Ponting's retirement bombshell, and subsequently his final Test.

Cricket

Michael Clarke set to mark 100th Test in Perth

Australia captain Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat and time difference.

Cricket

Bill Lawry's call: MCG Test to be one fans will treasure

Bill Lawry

Chris Barrett As Mitchell Johnson ripped through England in Brisbane and Adelaide, and then finished off Alastair Cook’s team in Perth, about the only thing missing was the famous call of Bill Lawry.

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New snicko unlikely for beginning of Ashes

Snickometer

Chris Barrett The real-time snickometer, soon to be the newest gadget at the disposal of television umpires, is unlikely to be introduced to the decision review system in time for the Ashes, according to Cricket...

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Richie Benaud injured in car accident

Benaud

Chris Barrett Cricket icon Richie Benaud is in a stable condition in Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital after being injured in a car accident.

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Ricky hasn't used that number

Michael Clarke faces the media on Tuesday.

Chris Barrett Ponting said to have broken sanctity of dressing room with revelations about Clarke.

Greg Ritchie let loose with microphone again after racism scandal

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau Fat Cat is back. A year after the luncheon speech scandal that caused a stir during Australia's first Test against South Africa in Brisbane, Greg Ritchie is back behind a microphone at an Ashes...

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Cricket Australia set to appoint first female board member

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia is poised to appoint a woman as a director for the first time in more than a century as the revolutionising of its boardroom structure continues to take shape.

Cricket

Cricket Australia to get first woman director

Jacqueline Hey

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia will appoint a woman as a director for the first time in more than a century.

An act of God and officials were ready

Dinkus for the Tonk.

Chris Barrett Queensland Cricket officials happy they bought ground insurance for first three days of Test.

Weather insurance pays off as Gabba loses first day since '83

The Tonk

Chris Barrett The Tonk Queensland Cricket are thanking their lucky stars they made the prescient decision to buy ground insurance for the first three days of the first Test.

Cricket

Confusion surrounds Watson over selection

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett FORMER Test captain Mark Taylor believes Shane Watson remains one of Australia's top six batsmen but argues it is a risk to the team if he is picked anywhere short of full fitness.

Watson a 'top six' bat but fitness a concern

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Mark Taylor believes Shane Watson remains one of Australia's top six batsmen.