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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Sydney Sixers won't let Thunder's plight take eyes off prize

Chris Barrett You could excuse the heavy hitters at NSW for feeling like parents about to watch two sons play in opposing teams.

Cricket

Shaun Marsh's dodgy calf costs Australian squad one more player

With only a week until Australia's one and only pre-series warm-up match in Potchefstroom, time has not been on Shaun Marsh's side.

Chris Barrett Australia is all but resigned to losing a second player from its 15-man squad for South Africa.

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Calf strain grounds Shaun Marsh as Test squad flies to South Africa

Shaun Marsh

Chris Barrett Australia are all but resigned to losing a second player from their 15-man squad to South Africa, with recalled batsman Shaun Marsh not expected to overcome a calf strain.

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Phil Hughes gets the nod for Test recall

Phil Hughes

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes is off to South Africa after all, his Test career resurrected after Shaun Marsh was unable to recover from a calf strain in time to make his own return against the world No.1 Proteas.

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Shane Watson in doubt after leg injury sours tour

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson touches down at Sydney International Airport first thing on Monday morning facing a race against time to recover from a hamstring injury for the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in 17 days'...

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Watson's hamstring woes cause a headache for selectors

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson faces race against time to recover in time for first Ashes Test.

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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.

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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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The year in cricket: 2013 in review

Agar

Chris Barrett The soap opera that was the Australian men's team. From the doghouse to the penthouse Michael Clarke's team had a rollercoaster ride like no other year.

Cricket

The fall and rise of Australia

Surprise packet: Ashton Agar after his stunning 98 at Trent Bridge in July.

Chris Barrett It's been a year of drama, ending in glory, for Michael Clarke's Ashes-winning team.

Cricket

CA pays up to save one-day coverage

Ryan Harris

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia splashed out $800,000 to Channel Nine to ensure the one-day Ryobi Cup, to be played entirely in Sydney from Sunday week, was not lost to the small screen.

Cricket

Blues take fresh guard with confidence

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett Brad Haddin freely admits that NSW headquarters was not a great place at the time he boarded a plane to England for the Ashes in May.

Cricket

Shorter one-day format unfair, says Bailey

George Bailey

Chris Barrett Tasmania captain George Bailey has slammed Cricket Australia's scheduling of all Ryobi Cup games in Sydney, adding that the new condensed one-day tournament would affect emerging players' chances of...

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Talk of a Cummins cameo for the Blues angers Bulls

Patrick Cummings

Chris Barrett PATRICK CUMMINS has forecast a surprise fourth-day cameo as a substitute in the Sheffield Shield for NSW this weekend, angering opponents Queensland who claim the replacement of the Blues' Test...

Life can be one big transit lounge for jet-propelled Starc

South Africa last week, next-up Brisbane for Mitch Starc.

Chris Barrett Australian fast bowler has spent only seven nights at home in the past eight months.

Ok, here's the dope: dressing room clash could be on the cards following teammate's dob job

The Tonk

ANDREW WU and CHRIS BARRETT When South Africa last toured Australia, Simon Katich and Michael Clarke starred in one of Australian sport's most famous, or infamous, bust-ups.

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Punter's farewell tour heads home

Chris Barrett Richie, Chappelli, Heals, Tubby, Binga and Slats. Get ready to add Punter to that list. Ricky Ponting will become the latest ex-cricketer to join the Channel Nine commentary team, although not as...

He was like lightning for the Thunder; now Warner wants to hit for the Sixers

David Warner

Chris Barrett WHISPERS of bad blood and below-par offers circulated about David Warner's switch between Sydney franchises but in the end, he said, his decision was based simply on being closer to home.

Big Bash League

Scorchers bring Sixers plummeting back to earth

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 16:  Steve O'Keefe of the Sixers leaves the field after being dismissed during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers at SCG on December 16, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett ALL good things must come to an end, and so it is with the remarkable run of the Sydney Sixers. After a dozen wins in succession, both in the Twenty20 Big Bash League and the Champions League, the...

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Birds of a feather

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Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Jackson Bird has had to do more than leave the state to further his cricket career.