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The Christmas Day Test everyone forgot

Jan 24, 2017: For decades, Adelaide had a tradition of cricket matches on Christmas Day, including a Test in 1967 that many of the participants appear to have no memory of

Brydon Coverdale

Eight lefties and eight tons

Nov 22, 2016: Also: the fastest outfielder to 100 catches, and most consecutive Test fifties by a keeper

Steven Lynch


The return of Bob Simpson

Dec 20, 2014: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

Martin Williamson

Australian news

Ponting not the first to play on post-captaincy

Mar 30, 2011: Ricky Ponting is not the first man to play on after resigning as Australia's captain. ESPNcricinfo looks at some of the others

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No. 9

Queen's Park stands up for Simmo

Feb 15, 2009: An old-timer steps into the ring again, and is greeted with due respect

Fazeer Mohammed

Custodian in chief

Aug 26, 2008: Bradman's image may be that of a stodgy, almost puritanical man, but his grand love and care for the game's well-being were undeniable and would be useful now

Christian Ryan

Twelve players will be inducted at Steve Waugh Medal

New South Wales opens Hall of Fame

Apr 3, 2008: The 12 members of New South Wales' team of the past 150 years will be the first inductees of the state's Hall of Fame when it is opened on Friday night

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Batsman has corrected technical flaw

Simpson says Katich ready for Test recall

Oct 30, 2007: Simon Katich has corrected a technical flaw in his batting and is capable of opening for Australia in Tests, according to his batting coach Bob Simpson

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Let the games begin

Mar 11, 2007: With a trimmed format and no clear favourites, World Cup 2007 has all the makings of a classic

Sambit Bal

'Diligence and care' lacking in taper training

Simpson blasts Australia over injuries

Feb 25, 2007: Bob Simpson has launched a scathing attack on Australia's coaching and team preparations in the wake of injuries to several key players. Simpson said Andrew Symonds' bicep problem was a prime example of misguided training techniques

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Former coach urges caution on allrounder

Watson must prove himself - Simpson

Jan 28, 2007: The injury-plagued Shane Watson should not be taken to the World Cup unless he strings together a series of impressive performances before the squad is named, according to Bob Simpson

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'They have put down too many catches'

Australia could drop the Ashes - Simpson

Nov 16, 2006: The Ashes could slip through Australia's fingers unless the team's catching improves, according to the former national coach Bob Simpson

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Ask Steven

The coach who caught Sachin, and a much-travelled man

Nov 5, 2006: The regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket:

Steven Lynch

Movement in the air could cost Australia the Ashes

Simpson says England on a winner with swing

Nov 1, 2006: The former Australian coach Bob Simpon said England's ability to swing the ball could be the trump card that helps them retain the Ashes in Australia

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Former captain argues Australia are not back to their best

Simpson concerned at Australia's future

Mar 31, 2006: Bob Simpson, the former Australia captain and coach, has stated that Australia's dominance in the past decade might have a detrimental affect on their future

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Australia in South Africa 2005-06

Coaches agree McGrath can reach the Ashes

Mar 3, 2006: Bob Simpson has joined the current coach John Buchanan in supporting Glenn McGrath's push to play in next summer's Ashes series

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Cricinfo XI

Standing in at the deep end

Feb 28, 2006: It's been a week to remember in the captaincy stakes, with Zimbabwe's Terrence Duffin plucked from obscurity, and England's Andrew Flintoff stepping into the breach for England

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

Allan Border Medal special presentation

Simpson and Noble enter Hall of Fame

Feb 7, 2006: The former captains Bob Simpson and Monty Noble were inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the Allan Border Medal

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The coaching debate

Buchanan tells Simpson to stay with the times

Feb 6, 2006: The former Australian coach Bob Simpson should change with the times and understand the role of the modern-day coach, according to John Buchanan


VB Series, 2005-06

Simpson slams Australia's behaviour

Jan 19, 2006: Bob Simpson has joined a chorus of former Test captains to condemn Australia's behaviour and believes the players are acting like "small children"

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