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The Investec Ashes 2015

Get Dukes ball into Shield - Ponting

Aug 8, 2015: Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain, has called upon Cricket Australia to use English Dukes balls in Sheffield Shield matches as a way of helping young batsmen to cope better with the swinging, seaming ball

Dan Brettig and Melinda Farrell

Victoria v SA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 4th day

Victoria go on top with innings win

Mar 8, 2015: Victoria bowled out South Australia nearly an hour after lunch to record an innings-and-one-run win at the Gliderol Stadium, and strengthen their case for a spot in the final

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South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 2nd day

Cooper and Head revive South Australia

Feb 25, 2015: South Australia recovered from a disastrous start, where they lost their top-three batsmen - Kelvin Smith, Mark Cosgrove and Callum Ferguson - for two runs inside the first three overs, to finish the day with a respectable score at the Gliderol Stadium.

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Australia news

Head named South Australia captain

Feb 3, 2015: Emerging batsman Travis Head will become South Australia's youngest captain of all time after being handed the position following the resignation of Johan Botha

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Renegades v Strikers, BBL 2014-15, Melbourne

Head 71 ensures Strikers stay on top

Jan 19, 2015: Any lingering hopes for the Melbourne Renegades that they would sneak into the Big Bash League semi-finals were extinguished at the Docklands Stadium as they slid to a 22-run defeat at the hands of the Adelaide Strikers, who confirmed their spot at the to

The Report by Freddie Wilde

Heat v Strikers, BBL 2014-15, Brisbane

Spinners, Head keep Strikers unbeaten

Jan 4, 2015: An excellent display of spin bowling followed by a fighting partnership between Travis Head and Alex Ross saw Adelaide Strikers maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a five-wicket victory over Brisbane Heat

Freddie Wilde

South Australia v New South Wales, Adelaide, 2nd day

Cooper century drives SA into lead

Nov 9, 2014: Tom Cooper underpinned a healthy South Australia first innings while Phillip Hughes did not endure in his first innings since serving as Australia's reserve Test batsman in the UAE against Pakistan

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National Performance Squad v South Africa A, Darwin

Shezi six-for gives South Africa A comfortable win

Jul 31, 2014: A six-wicket haul from Mthokozisi Shezi helped South Africa A to their second win of the tournament after a 100-ball 108 from Travis Head had kept National Performance Squad alive in their chase of 282

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South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day

Head 98 propels South Australia

Nov 23, 2013: Travis Head's ninth first-class fifty lifted South Australia to 4 for 191, after their bowlers had restricted Tasmania to 291 in the morning

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SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day

Hughes cruises to maiden double-ton

Nov 15, 2013: Phillip Hughes scored his maiden first-class double-century as South Australia continued to control their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia

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WA v SA, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Johnson adds more wickets to tally

Nov 8, 2013: Mitchell Johnson added another three wickets to his tally on the third day in Perth in preparation for a likely call-up to Australia's squad for the first Ashes Test

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County news

Young Australians head to Hampshire

Feb 13, 2013: Hampshire have announced the inaugural draft of players into the Ageas Bowl International Cricket Academy and will host six young Australians throughout the summer of 2013

George Dobell

Australia news

Redbacks batsman Head hit by a car

Jan 28, 2013: Travis Head, the South Australia batsman, has suffered head and back injuries as a result of being hit by a car outside an Adelaide hotel on Sunday night

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Victoria v SA, Sheffield Shield, MCG

South Australia eye rare MCG victory

Nov 25, 2012: Gary Putland and Chadd Sayers bowled South Australia into a strong position to push for victory on the final day at the MCG, where Victoria went to stumps on the third evening at 6 for 86

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WA v SA, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Warriors claim first win of season

Nov 15, 2012: Western Australia won their first Sheffield Shield victory of the season and provided a promising start to Justin Langer's tenure as coach with a 110-run defeat of South Australia

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Tasmania v SA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart

Head and Christian give Redbacks hope

Nov 2, 2012: South Australia finished the second day in Hobart hoping to end their long drought without a Sheffield Shield win after Daniel Christian and the rookie batsman Travis Head led a solid second-innings batting display

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Australia v Bangladesh, U-19 World Cup quarter-final

Lesson learned from Peirson's Mankading - Bosisto

Aug 19, 2012: Australia's captain William Bosisto, who was in the middle when Jimmy Peirson was Mankaded by Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar, said a lesson had been learned from the experience

George Binoy in Townsville

Australia v Bangladesh, ICC U-19 World Cup, quarter-final, Townsville

Bosisto steers Australia into semi-finals

Aug 19, 2012: A captain's innings from Will Bosisto steered Australia into the semi-finals after they were in serious danger of being knocked out by Bangladesh in Townsville

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Australia v England, ICC U-19 World Cup, Townsville

Australia begin campaign with six-wicket win

Aug 11, 2012: Defending champions Australia opened their Under-19 World Cup campaign with a comprehensive victory against England

The Report by George Binoy in Townsville

Australia news

South Australia cull six from contract list

Jul 6, 2012: Long-term South Australia players Daniel Harris, Cameron Borgas and Aaron O'Brien have all lost their state deals after the Redbacks pruned their contract list significantly, having failed to win a Sheffield Shield match last summer

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