Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Cricket

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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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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Record broken and day's play like a broken record

Greg Baum There was one much anticipated feat of record-breaking at the MCG on Boxing Day. The crowd of 91,092 was the biggest recorded in cricket history, surpassing the 90,800 at the same venue for a West...

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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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Mitchell Johnson quick to pounce as England fail speed test

Greg Baum GREAT fast bowling transports cricket into another dimension, a place of clear and ever-present danger, complete with figurative sirens and flashing lights.

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Johnson's blistering pace barrage returns England's Broadside

Greg Baum Great fast bowling transports cricket into another dimension, a place of clear and ever present danger, complete with figurative sirens and flashing lights.

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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.

Farewell to the insiders' outsider

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Greg Baum It would be so much simpler to lampoon Tony Greig than to eulogise him. His chief reknown in the second half of his life was as a cricket commentator who often appeared to be playing up to a...

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Tony Greig during the World Series Cricket Supertest Grand Final.

Greg Baum It would be so much simpler to lampoon Tony Greig than to eulogise him.

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Indian wickets tricky, not sticky

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Greg Baum From this hazy distance, it is hard to say whether or not the antbed Chennai pitch spooked the Australians in India. But it certainly spooked Australians in Australia.

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For the love of Boof

Greg Baum Coach Boof. Supercoach Boof. Linguistically, it doesn't work. The syntax is all wrong. But Darren Lehmann never did quite fit into a category.

Mickey Arthur claims won't hurt Australian cricket team

Mickey Arthur.

Greg Baum Shane Warne, Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist all are paying visits to the Australian cricket team at Lord's this week.

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Let's back up a clear line on 'run-outs'

Greg Baum Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne clearly crossed one line when he was run out.

Windies star ahead of his time

Greg Baum AFL coaches could learn from the free-flowing performances of Viv Richards.

Crusade to restore holy Test

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Greg Baum The Outright Foundation is trying to promote Test cricket, the form of the game without short cuts.

A blow against common sense

Greg Baum It was in some ways a sporting week of driving to the periphery of the matter.