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Mitchell Starc celebrates one of his four wickets

NSW v South Australia, Matador Cup, Sydney

Starc and Smith steer NSW to another big win

New South Wales defeated South Australia by 156 runs in their Matador Cup match at North Sydney Oval. Steven Smith top scored with 72 and Mitchell Starc collected four wickets

James Pattinson picked up 4 for 18, including the wicket of Matt Short

Matador Cup 2015-16

Exposure turns into crucible experience

A young Cricket Australia XI, introduced to offer opportunities, has failed miserably in the first two games of the Matador Cup without any experienced figures to guide them through

Travis Head goes over the top during his 202

South Australia v Western Australia, Matador Cup, Sydney

Head kicks off season with a bang

On Monday, Travis Head came through with the sort of innings that will be long remembered - a bold and brazen yet also calculated 202 helped South Australia reel in Western Australia's seemingly distant 350

Ricky Ponting and Kevin Roberts at a sponsorship announcement

Australia news

Sutherland's possible successor emerges

Kevin Roberts has emerged as a prospective replacement for the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland, after taking the lateral step of resigning from the board of directors to join the executive management team

Fans at the WACA know what they want

How not to run a cricket ground

In contrast to its thrilling on-field narrative, the administrative story of the WACA is one of mismanagement and confused vision

Brad Haddin joined in with the team photo

Brad Haddin retires

A key figure in the Clarke era steps down

Brad Haddin's formal retirement announcement has rounded out a quintet of exits from the game around Australia's unsuccessful Ashes defence in England

Ashton Agar claimed his maiden ODI wicket

England v Australia, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Agar holds his own in harsh reality

His ODI debut was far less eventful than his first Test appearance, but Ashton Agar showed that his primary role as a spinner could yet serve Australia well

George Bailey was feeling the autumn chill during nets

Australia in England 2015

Bailey, Finch re-emerge from shadows

George Bailey and Aaron Finch, who had a World Cup of fluctuating fortunes, hope to step up guide Australia after the Michael Clarke- Shane Watson years

Nathan Coulter-Nile gets a high five from his captain

Australia in England 2015

Warner 'highly unlikely' for Bangladesh

As David Warner rated himself "highly unlikely" to be fit in time for the tour of Bangladesh, Australia have been compelled to raid English county ranks