Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

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South Africa scores triumph of temperament

Greg Baum Adelaide Oval on Monday was like a Murray River camping ground in mid-summer.

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Australia again a big fish, but where is the pond?

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Greg Baum Question: what is the difference between the International Cricket Council and the King Island Football Association?

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Demoralised by demons

Greg Baum Australia barely bowled a ball that the English batsmen needed to play, but they played at them all anyway.

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Chris Rogers' armguard breaks its silence

Greg Baum I'm like Chris, cherishing every moment. Considering most of my type end up in the bottom of a club kit bag, unloved and unwanted, I'm not complaining.

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Haunting future just not cricket

Greg Baum The year is 2025 and the barely twitching body of Test cricket is proving a wonderful host organism for T20.

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South African cricket has that empty feeling

Crowds flock to the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, but it's a different story for Test cricket in South Africa.

Greg Baum There is no Test cricket sound at once so rousing and so depressing as the echo of bat on ball.

Warner's honesty deserves respect

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Greg Baum If anything is disrespectful in cricket, it is the reconfiguring of the concept of respect.

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Immovable Graeme Smith finally blocked out

Greg Baum Of Graeme Smith, this can be said more accurately than of any other contemporary cricketer: he took block.

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Old solution brings a new-found strength

Greg Baum What began as an exercise in benchmarking has become another triumph in its own right.

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South African series showed how cricket gets tangled in its own red tape

Greg Baum Australians seem not to have grasped how much their nasally catcalling grates.

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Cake ritual sweetens delicious lulls

Greg Baum Australia this summer has had the rare pleasure to travel hopefully and to arrive companionably in a rapturous place.

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Early strike not always the best form guide

Greg Baum Cricket loves precedents, but in this case they are not especially helpful.

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Clubs trump nations in new world of T20

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Greg Baum Here, paraphrased, is how cricket authorities saw the just-concluded World Twenty20.

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Young bats must fire, and be ready

Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward.

Wade's inclusion opens door for young bats to have a crack

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Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward. Once the selectors were agreed on Matthew Wade, it involved not much more than filling out a pro forma.

Blade of glory: Clarke does it again

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Greg Baum If there is a cricket ground that could contain Michael Clarke right now, it is not the economy-size Adelaide Oval and its welcome mat of a pitch.

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What a difference a day can make in this wonderful theatre of Test cricket

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Greg Baum One of the mystical peculiarities of Test cricket is each day is played on new terms, discrete in themselves and often vitally different from the preceding day and the days to come.

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Skipper digs in to lead South African recovery

Timely ton: South African skipper Graeme Smith celebrates his century on Friday.

Greg Baum This was Test cricket in its more usual guise, three an over rather than five.

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He’s no Warne but Lyon does a passable impression

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Greg Baum "It’s easy," Mark Taylor said in the euphoric afterglow of another win over England in Australia’s halcyon days.

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Ponting's last goodbye

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting will not be remembered by his first or last balls but by the 22,780 in between.