Gillespie makes promising return from injury

HOBART, Jan 26 AAP - Jason Gillespie made an eye-catching return from injury today but his presence failed to save South Australia from another batting embarrassment in its ING Cup match against Tasmania in Hobart.

Akhtar, Akram prove too hot to handle

Whatever the future of off-season international matches in Australia - and no-one is yet sure what the long-term holds - their earliest protagonists have at least wasted little time in marking them with brilliant individual performances and the

Nerveless Younis forces series to decider

Stung by a heavy defeat in the opening game, Pakistan has forced Super Challenge II into a series-deciding clash at the 'Gabba next Wednesday after registering a hard-earned two wicket win over Australia in Melbourne tonight

Bushrangers stung as Tigers recruit Oliver

Victoria's pursuit of a more youthful playing list has crashed into a significant early hurdle today with talented all-rounder Ben Oliver's decision to leave the state in search of greater opportunities in Tasmania.

Gilchrist hit with disciplinary charge

Adam Gilchrist's image as his nation's most untarnished cricketer took a blow late today when he was charged by the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) with making statements detrimental to the sport.

Warriors, Bushrangers face further contract battles

After losing the services of three former international players between them during the past week, Western Australia and Victoria appear to be facing a fight to retain several more of their best cricketers.

Katich joins New South Wales

New South Wales has landed a major recruiting coup overnight with confirmation that Simon Katich will be leaving his native Western Australia to join the Blues next season.