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Why your opening bowler in the BBL needs to be a spinner

Jan 22, 2017: There are lessons to be learnt from the success of Tom Cooper, Michael Beer, Samuel Badree (and Dipak Patel) at the top

Jarrod Kimber

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, BBL 2016-17, Perth

Stars brush aside Scorchers to take top position

Jan 14, 2017: Melbourne Stars restricted Perth Scorchers to 7 for 134 before chasing it down with 16 balls to spare for a seven-wicket win

The Report by Geoff Lemon in Perth

Matador Cup 2016-17

White 145 sets up huge Victoria win

Oct 5, 2016: Cameron White's 130-ball 145 helped Victoria amass 343 and thump South Australia by 135 runs in their Matador Cup match in Perth

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Handscomb to captain Victoria in Matador Cup

Sep 21, 2016: Peter Handscomb will captain Victoria in the Matador Cup next month and will lead a squad featuring four players uncapped in one-day cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Renegades v Stars, BBL 2014-15, Melbourne

Stars skittle Renegades for 57 to win derby

Jan 3, 2015: The Melbourne Stars registered their first win of the Big Bash League 2014-15 in style, routing the Melbourne Renegades for 57 to win by 112 runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

Sixteen-year-old Doran to face England

Nov 14, 2013: Jake Doran, a 16-year-old, batsman from New South Wales, has been chosen to play against England in their tour match in Alice Springs that follows the first Test in Brisbane

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Injured Beer in doubt for India tour

Jan 22, 2013: Michael Beer's hopes of travelling to India as Australia's backup spinner on the upcoming Test tour have taken a blow after he injured his shoulder at training on Monday

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Beer's case bolstered by Maxwell's struggles

Jan 15, 2013: Should Glenn Maxwell go to India on next month's tour it will only be as Australia's third-choice spinner, with Michael Beer heavily favoured to be named the second spinner behind Nathan Lyon

Daniel Brettig

Auckland Aces v Perth Scorchers, CLT20, Group A, Centurion

Auckland eliminated after failing to chase 141

Oct 23, 2012: Auckland Aces needed to win their last group game to stay in contention for a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League. They didn't do it

The Report by George Binoy

Australia news

Spin focus at pre-season camp

Aug 7, 2012: No fewer than eight spin bowlers have been rounded up to take part in Australia's pre-season camp in Darwin from Wednesday, ahead of trips to the UAE, Sri Lanka and India over the coming year

Daniel Brettig

West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 2nd day

A new ball, a new start

Apr 16, 2012: Michael Beer has earned his second chance at Test cricket through strong domestic form which hasn't often been the way for Australian spinners

Daniel Brettig in Port-of-Spain

West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 2nd day

Baugh's costly fumble

Apr 16, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second day in Port-of-Spain

Daniel Brettig in Port-of-Spain

West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 2nd day

Australia take control with early wickets

Apr 16, 2012: Australia took a long time to manoeuvre their position with the bat in Port-of-Spain but far less with the ball

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Australia in West Indies, 2012

Forrest's rise continues, Beer returns

Mar 14, 2012: Peter Forrest's rise as an Australian batsman of the future has been maintained and Michael Beer's sturdy domestic summer rewarded with their selection for the West Indies Tests

Daniel Brettig

Western Australia v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Warriors crush Blues by innings and 323

Feb 19, 2012: Michael Beer took seven wickets after Liam Davis had soared to a triple century as Western Australia minced New South Wales by an innings and 323 runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

WA claim first innings points

Oct 26, 2011: Western Australia wrapped up first innings points and engineered a strong position from which to push for outright victory on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia v Western Australia, Ryobi Cup, Adelaide

Ferguson hundred gets Redbacks home

Oct 23, 2011: Callum Ferguson's third one-day century delivered victory to South Australia in a tight match that appeared to have slipped from their grasp

ESPNcricinfo staff

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 3rd day

Beer builds his spin vocabulary

Aug 27, 2011: Quietly and unobtrusively Michael Beer has bolstered his knowledge of spin bowling on the subcontinent across his first three days of cricket in Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 3rd day

Thirimanne gets century in draw

Aug 27, 2011: Lahiru Thirimanne pushed for a berth in Sri Lanka's squad for the first Test with an unbeaten 100 for the Board XI against the Australians on the final day of the tour match at the P Sara Oval

The Report by Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Selectors make 'harsh' call on Steven Smith

Jul 26, 2011: Australia's selectors have jettisoned the young allrounder Steven Smith for next month's Test series in Sri Lanka, after previously giving every indication they were intent on persevering with him

Daniel Brettig
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