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Australian off-season news

Marsh stands down as Tasmania's captain

George Bailey will take over as Tasmania's captain next summer after Dan Marsh decided to reduce his duties as his career winds down

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Australian domestic news 2008-09

Watson wants to join the Blues

Shane Watson looks like leaving Queensland and crossing the border to New South Wales so he can live with his Sydney-based partner

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Sheffield Shield final 2008-09

Love steps down without final wish

Martin Love would have swapped his farewell century for two ducks in the Sheffield Shield final if it meant Queensland won the trophy

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Slow-bowling concerns

Cox uncertain over role of spinners

Jamie Cox, the Australia selector, says there is still a definite place for spinners in the modern game, but he is unsure what it is

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Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield final, Melbourne, 2nd day

Queensland nervous after rain washes out second day

Queensland's hopes in the Sheffield Shield final have been dampened after rain ruined the second day