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NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 5th day

NSW claim Shield after Smith ton

Mar 25, 2014: If the Sheffield Shield final petered out inevitably to a dull draw in front of a small gathering at Manuka Oval, then there was no fizz lacking in the celebrations of a New South Wales team toasting their first domestic title since 2008

Daniel Brettig

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield, Canberra, 4th day

New South Wales to host Shield final

Mar 14, 2014: New South Wales will host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra after their captain Steven Smith played a key role in steering them to a tense three-wicket win over Western Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Rain intervenes after Clarke passes 150

Mar 2, 2014: On day one it was a test of the body, on day two of the mind. Michael Clarke brought up a hard-fought century after spending 24 balls stuck on 99, but rain halved the second day's play in Cape Town

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Haddin and Smith run out of miracles

Feb 22, 2014: At some point, Australia's uncertain top order was going to cause trouble they could not recover from. Without two days of defiance, or perhaps help from the weather, Port Elizabeth will be that occasion

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

Marsh and Smith put Australia on top

Feb 12, 2014: Shaun Marsh and Steven Smith demoralised the South Africans and in particular Graeme Smith, who had sent Australia in after vacillating over the decision in the lead-up to the toss

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

The Ashes 2013-14

Hard run-makers revive Australia

Jan 7, 2014: As England's senior batsmen went missing, Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin set the tone for their team to dominate in runs, hundreds and, ultimately, wins

Martin Crowe

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Fearless Haddin is Ashes star turn

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's wicketkeeper has repeatedly been the man of the hour and arguably the man of the series

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Trying to turn six into No. 1

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's top order has been bailed out time and again by Brad Haddin - but they will need to do better if they are going to top the rankings

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Smith and Haddin save Australia again

Jan 3, 2014: Again Australia's top order failed in the first innings, again Brad Haddin and Steven Smith rescued the team and again England were left to wonder what could have been

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Big Bash League 2013-14

'Stronger' Bopara wants Test spot

Dec 20, 2013: After a halting first experience of combat against Australia, Ravi Bopara is adamant he can return to Test cricket for England, and has the tale of his Sydney Sixers team-mate Steven Smith as a source of encouragement to do so.

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Warner, Smith, Bailey released to BBL

Dec 18, 2013: Victory in the Ashes has allowed Cricket Australia to make a concession to the start of the Big Bash League, releasing David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey to take part in the opening round

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Mature innings that means something from Smith

Dec 13, 2013: Steve Smith's innings at the WACA was patient and significant, and showed how far he has come.

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

The Ashes 2013-14

Rogers and Smith seek Perth lift

Dec 11, 2013: Both batsmen haven't had the best of series so far, but while Rogers has a solid record at the WACA, Smith is yet to come to terms with the bouncy track

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

The Ashes 2013-14

Watson returns to bowling crease

Nov 18, 2013: Shane Watson considers himself a strong chance of resuming at the bowling crease during the first Ashes Test, the major question a matter of when

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Learning on the job

Nov 18, 2013: On his way to a central place in Australia's batting line-up and their leadership plans for the future, Steven Smith talks about his journey so far

Daniel Brettig

Victoria v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne

Warner and Smith warm up for Test with tons

Nov 7, 2013: David Warner confirmed himself as a certain starter for the opening Ashes Test with a dynamic century on the second day against Victoria at the MCG

ESPNcricinfo staff

NSW v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Blacktown, 3rd day

Clarke reprimanded for DRS signal

Nov 1, 2013: Michael Clarke has been reprimand for making a DRS 'T' signal while captaining New South Wales against Tasmania

ESPNcricinfo staff

A modern-day Benaud?

Sep 3, 2013: Steven Smith has the talent to become a Test-standard bowling allrounder, the best of his type since Richie Benaud

Ashley Mallett

The Investec Ashes 2013

Signs of development but much to do

Aug 26, 2013: Australia's Ashes performance wasn't far off what was expected: a wholehearted, often impressive, bowling attack but an inconsistent batting order, although there are signs of promise

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Smith shows a ton of learning

Aug 22, 2013: Steven Smith has shown more development than any other young Australia batsmen this year and after missing out at Old Trafford now has a hundred to show for it

Brydon Coverdale at The Oval
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