Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Blunders aplenty as Australia humbled by Zimbabwe

Jon Pierik Just five months out from a home World Cup campaign, Australia's stunning loss to Zimbabwe in the troubled African nation has raised questions about selection policies, team attitude and medical...

Fixing the fixers

Umpire Nadir Shah is one of the six non-ICC sanctioned umpires found to be taking bribes.

Jon Pierik More work and education is needed to weed out corruption in cricket.

Cricket

S African Test snub irks Nine

Graeme Smith

Jon Pierik Channel Nine says marquee series of season should be during the peak of summer.

No-show by Proteas spoils Nine's schedule

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Jon Pierik CHANNEL Nine says South Africa's decision to not tour over the Christmas and New Year period is less than ideal, declaring the marquee cricket series of the season should be held in the peak of...

Cricket

State to cash in on Test of titans

Queensland Cricket is hopeful of attracting its biggest attendance outside of an Ashes summer when it hosts the first test between Australia and South Africa.

Jon Pierik Queensland Cricket hopes to attract a record crowd when it hosts the opening Australia and South Africa test.

Cricket

New policy has Hohns bemused

Trevor Hohns.

Jon Pierik Former national chairman of selectors questions the overall philosophy of those in charge.