Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Michael Clarke gives little away on Ashes eve

Phil Lutton A terse Michael Clarke has given away little in his final press conference before the Ashes opener, dead-batting questions about the composition of the team and whether his side can win their first...

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Michael Clarke plays a straight bat to questions on eve of first cricket Test

Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton The skipper's on edge - and play hasn't started yet, writes Phil Lutton in Brisbane.

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Live: Australia v England, second ODI, Brisbane

Alastair Cook

Phil Lutton Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the Gabba holding a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd to play central role for campaign

David Warner

Phil Lutton Australia's cricketer whisperer, Dr Michael Lloyd, hasn't managed to split the Ashes squad into ''assassins'' and ''warriors'' like his English counterpart Dr Mark Bawden.

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Nathan Lyon stakes claims for first Test

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Australian spinner Nathan Lyon may have put paid to seasonal musings about playing four quicks at the Gabba, with the New South Wales tweaker claiming two wickets in an impressive late cameo against...

Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

Peter Siddle

Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.

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Ashes First Test report card

Mitchell Johnson.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton runs the rule over both sides to come up with his first Test report card from The Gabba.

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Lyon looks likely option for spin-friendly Gabba

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton AN EARLY meeting between the Australians and the Gabba groundsman has given Nathan Lyon the inside alley for the first Test, but coach Mickey Arthur will reserve the right to brandish four quicks...

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All-rounder's injury puts Australia in a spin

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Shane Watson's injury will tempt Australia to roll into Brisbane with four fast bowlers.

Five-question haul: Australia’s moment of truth

James Pattinson

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.

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Clarke has qualities to inspire greatness

From left: Josh Hazlewood, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Ed Cowan, Peter Siddle and Rick Ponting.

Phil Lutton Australian coach Mickey Arthur compares leadership credentials of Michael Clarke to those of Graeme Smith.

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How the players fared

Michael Clarke was, by far, the top performer in the first Test.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton rates the players in the first Test.

Live cricket commentary: Australia v Sri Lanka - 3rd ODI, Gabba

George Bailey and Phillip Hughes

Phil Lutton Real-time coverage of the one-day international at the Gabba.

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Howard admits to Watson/Clarke rift

Stand in Australian Captain Shane Watson in Melbourne.9th February 2013, THE SUNDAY AGE, Picture by Mal Fairclough

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia’s general manager of team performance, Pat Howard, has questioned Shane Watson’s commitment to the national side, describing the vice captain as only ‘sometimes’ a team player.

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Australia turns to veterans to plug the experience gap for Ashes

Chris Rogers

Phil Lutton Australian selectors have turned to veterans to lead the charge for the Ashes, putting their faith in batsman Chris Rogers and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin as they revealed the 16-man squad to tour...

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Livid CA chief puts team on notice after latest lapse

James Sutherland

Phil Lutton The gravity of the word - ''despicable'' - said it all. Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and defective team environment that saw him intoxicated and brawling in a Birmingham...

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'Despicable', says cricket chief as he puts Warner and team on notice

Australian cricketer David Warner.

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and a defective team environment.

'Despicable' act: Warner lucky to dodge Ashes ban

David Warner.

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says David Warner should count himself lucky to be available for the first Ashes Test after what he described as a “despicable” incident in a...

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Second Ashes Test: Player ratings

Kevin Pietersen

Phil Lutton Anyone up for shuffling some deck chairs on the Titanic? Phil Lutton wonders where to next as he gives out his player ratings for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

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