Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Cricket

Jordan Silk takes wonder catch as Sydney Sixers down Brisbane Heat at the Gabba

Phil Lutton It was the catch of the summer. Sir Viv Richards reckons it was one of the best he's ever seen – and you'd suspect he's seen a few.

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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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.

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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Timeline: Rebels, Winners, Losers and Expo 88

Kim hughes

Phil Lutton 1963 In the 548th Test on record, South Africa played Australia in Brisbane, with the match ending in a draw.

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.

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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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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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Australia in trouble at the SCG

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Phil Lutton Australia are in deep trouble in their one-dayer against Sri Lanka at the SCG, collapsing to be 6/88 after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Cutting it fine: bowler faces fitness test

Phil Lutton Queensland fast bowler Ben Cutting will have an all-or-nothing tilt at selection for the Sheffield Shield final this morning when he undergoes a fitness test at the Gabba.

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McDermott a wild card for Bulls

Queensland Bulls quick Alister McDermott.

Phil Lutton Tasmania head into the Sheffield Shield final with the find of the season in Jackson Bird, but Bulls captain James Hopes believes he has a wild card of his own in young quick Alister McDermott.

Hartley shines as Bulls win the Shield

Chris Hartley

Phil Lutton Chris Hartley is a man who has spent his cricketing career in the grey areas of national selection, which is why few players in the country deserve a slice of the spotlight as much as the Bulls...

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