Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Cricket

Kevin Pietersen on 99 but showing no sign of nerves for Ashes

Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that switch-hits between confidence and arrogance.

Brisbane's summer of cricket or discontent

Brisbane's Gabba could remain empty next summer, with a possible absense of international cricket at the venue.

Phil Lutton The Gabba may have missed a World Cup final in 2015 but Queensland Cricket has vowed to fight tooth and nail to ensure the venue isn't deprived of a Test match in 2014.

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After 49 years, what to expect from the Proteas Test

Peter Siddle and James Pattinson will need to match the South African quicks this summer.

Phil Lutton With just two weeks until the First Test against South Africa, here's what we need to be talking about as we count down to the start of the international summer...

Cricket

Haddin not losing any sleep over regaining his Test spot

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Brad Haddin of New South Wales in action during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Tasmanian Tigers at Bankstown Oval on September 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Adrian Warren, Phil Lutton WICKETKEEPER Brad Haddin says gaining Test selection is the easy part - all it takes is for him to perform.

Cricket

Tough customer given his chance

Rob Quiney

Phil Lutton Victorian Rob Quiney, a blue-collar cricketer about to add a baggy green to his work uniform, believes his forging in Sheffield Shield cricket holds him in good stead to thwart a stacked South...

Cricket

Battle-ready Quiney relishing Test chance

Rob Quiney

Phil Lutton VICTORIAN Rob Quiney, a blue-collar cricketer about to add a baggy green hat to his work uniform, believes his battle-hardened forging in Shield cricket holds him in good stead to thwart a stacked...

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.