Adam Cooper

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Cricket

Players must be ready to fire in Big Bash

Ready to go: Shane Warne.

Adam Cooper When Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

Season takes shape before ball is bowled

Adam Cooper WHEN Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash League's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

Vics close to another Twenty20 final

Adam Cooper Victoria are one game away from booking a place in a fourth straight Twenty20 final after thrashing Western Australia by 78 runs at the MCG.

Crosthwaite hoping to catch eye of IPL

Adam Cooper Victorian wicketkeeper Adam Crosthwaite is hopeful the Indian Premier League's powerbrokers extend their casting net far.

Finch keen to star before home crowd

Adam Cooper Aaron Finch has been biding his time waiting to bat for Victoria, which makes Sunday's Twenty20 clash against Queensland in Geelong all the more special.

Vics spurred on for Twenty20

Adam Cooper Victoria will use the disappointment of losing their place in the inaugural Champions League as a major spur to win a fourth straight domestic Twenty20 title.

Rogers deserves another Test: Shipperd

Adam Cooper Victorian opener Chris Rogers deserves a spot in the Australian side should the selectors drop Matthew Hayden, according to Bushrangers coach Greg Shipperd.

Cameron White urged to bowl himself more

Adam Cooper & Adrian Warren Victorian captain Cameron White has been urged to bowl himself more if he wants to secure a place in the Australian Test side as a leg spinning allrounder.

Tassie beat Vics by 23 runs in one-dayer

Adam Cooper Tasmania are on top of the one-day domestic cricket ladder after again beating Victoria in a high stakes match, this time by 23 runs at the MCG.

Vics confident about Champions League

Adam Cooper Victoria are confident they can take their peerless Twenty20 cricket form to the world stage when they compete in the Champions League in India next month.

Holland going well, but short on sleep

Adam Cooper Young Victorian spinner Jon Holland is a man short on sleep as his nerves get the better of him before his state-level cricket debut.

Fast bowling worries for Vics, NSW

By Adam Cooper and Greg Buckle Victoria are in dress rehearsal mode for Saturday's one-day cricket final, but will use Wednesday's clash against NSW to determine if parts are up for grabs.

Hussey stars again as Vics beat Tassie

By Adam Cooper David Hussey enhanced his status as one of Australia's premier Twenty20 cricketers by sparking Victoria to a seven-run win over Tasmania at the MCG.

India to do their own thing: Shipperd

By Adam Cooper Victorian cricket coach Greg Shipperd has resisted the temptation to urge India to make a game of their three-day tour match.

Hodge out of Vic side with back injury

By Adam Cooper Brad Hodge has been ruled out of Victoria's one-day cricket match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval because of a back injury.

Hodge calls for team to lift against NSW

By Adam Cooper Victorian star Brad Hodge has urged the Bushrangers to lift their one-day game against NSW on Wednesday at the MCG.

Vics might revamp attack for Bulls game

By Adam Cooper Victoria could take a revamped bowling attack into the Pura Cup cricket match against Qld starting Sunday after including paceman Clint McKay in their squad.

Denton leads Vics to thrashing of Tas

By Adam Cooper Victorian paceman Gerard Denton has spearheaded the Bushrangers to a big win over Tasmania in the Pura Cup cricket match.