Matt Cleary

JANUARY 12, 2014

I beat Kostya Tszyu

Or what it takes to defeat a champion boxer at cricket and win $20
Kosta Szyu may have a mean swing, but not much cop with a bat in hand © Getty Images
DECEMBER 05, 2013

Which Englishmen can we hate?

It's the burning question of the day for all right-thinking Australians, but there are no easy answers
NOVEMBER 02, 2013

Is George Bailey a Test No. 6?

He has had a fine run in India, but swatting full tosses out of Nagpur is no indication of a batsman's ability to see off James Anderson's outswingers in Brisbane
OCTOBER 18, 2013

Let's tonk for all our worth

Why pick bowlers, why have fielders, why grow grass on wickets? Let's give people what they want - a welter of runs
OCTOBER 05, 2013

Australia need to be Hussified

The Sheffield Shield needs to toughen up and national players must feature in it for at least two months before the Test season
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013

Fifty overs suck

Especially when they are offered up as an afterthought. Why not give the 25-over two-innings format a shot?
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

Mitch? Dunno

Miserable or magnificent - who knows which Mitchell Johnson will turn up on any given day?
SEPTEMBER 07, 2013

How Australia will prepare for the return Ashes

With lots and lots of limited-overs cricket. In India. Say what?
AUGUST 30, 2013

Australia's Ashes report card

Who failed, who passed, and who will make it to the squad for the home Ashes
AUGUST 23, 2013

Steve Smith? Who'da thunk it?

All of us who wrote him off when we heard he had been picked for the Ashes will now proceed to eat our hats
AUGUST 16, 2013

So you think you can bat?

Ten nightwatchmen who (mostly) went above their call of duty
AUGUST 10, 2013

The games people play

Cricketers who could also swing a club or a foot or two
AUGUST 02, 2013

Why Dharmasena gave Khawaja out

Let us compile a list of the most implausible reasons shall we?
JULY 26, 2013

Bring the angst

For Australia, it's a time of bitter introspection about what has gone wrong
JULY 19, 2013

If Gilchrist is good, is Waugh bad?

The DRS has opened up a whole other barrel of monkeys with machine guns, hasn't it?
JULY 12, 2013

For the love of Vicious

He doesn't do enough in the air or off the pitch - except for when he does
JULY 05, 2013

My Australian XI for Trent Bridge

Thought only selectors make shocking picks? How about having no frontline spinner for the first Ashes Test?
JULY 01, 2013

Boof Lehmann, top bloke

Ask a few of the kilt-raising, cricket-hating Scots who met him in Worcester in 1999 and they'd agree wholeheartedly with the assessment
JUNE 21, 2013

The smartest cricketers XI

A team featuring an Oxford graduate, a farm boy from Dungog, and an artistic wicketkeeper. And Shane Warne
JUNE 14, 2013

What's not fun about watching first-class cricket?

It's important to attend a game or two for the sake of your health and happiness. Get to it