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Writer based in Melbourne. Author of Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket
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That man's on the TV again

Feb 23, 2012: Television defines Ricky Ponting, but the more we see him on it, the less we know

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Little wonder if even Brad has Haddin-uff of being Brad

Feb 16, 2012: Toughness and a lack of nervousness are key for a keeper. One suspects they aren't a vital part of Haddin's make-up

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Goodbye, Laxman

Jan 31, 2012: For over a decade his best was saved for Australia, thrilling prime ministers and lesser folk - until this tour

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A mind-blowing night in Hobart

Jan 26, 2012: What's the purpose of cricket commentary? To entertain and enlighten or to exaggerate and aggravate?

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Prayer for a strong India

Jan 19, 2012: Lloyd's West Indians kept coming to Australia because they played good cricket and everyone made money from it. India and Australia keep playing because everyone makes money from it

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Behind the Kohli face

Jan 10, 2012: We don't yet know what Virat Kohli will be, but he might have played the off-drive of the summer

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Ponting's fine, Ponting's odd

Jan 2, 2012: In Melbourne he began both innings serenely, before losing form a bit. He now seems to need to think where once he barely had to

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When's the first 500?

Dec 24, 2011: Eight years after he astonished Melbourne with 195 in a day, Sehwag is back. What will he produce this time?

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There's something about Warner

Dec 16, 2011: From one-trick slog pony to Test cricketer - and, as always, the children knew first

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The daredevil dead art

Dec 9, 2011: Do slow left-armers lack something other spinners have?

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What I heard about the cricket

Dec 1, 2011: The season's begun in Australia, and there's plenty of talk about the game

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Consider Howard's past

Jul 8, 2010: Could a man with such a poor record in matters of Aboriginal rights have made a good president of the ICC?

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Cry, the unloved cricketer

Jun 25, 2010: The general public antipathy for Shane Watson may have more than a little to do with the ancient, hazy balance between the team and the individual

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The case for fear

Dec 24, 2009: With no fear of decapitation to conquer, how can a cricketer be truly brave?

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The ball's too big

Dec 1, 2009: Bats have steadily gotten bigger over the years; why has the ball stayed the same size for close to a century?

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Days of blind hope

Oct 20, 2009: Selection trials are obsolete now, and the big players hardly ever play domestic cricket. How does the modern selector judge who is a future Test cricketer and who isn't?

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Run, Ricky, run

Sep 29, 2009: The unthinkable is something Australia's captain must be thinking about, a lot

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Let's get Fred

Jul 27, 2009: It's time Australia's think tank latched on to Flintoff's weakness against right-handers

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The weight on Warner's shoulders

Jun 11, 2009: How well can Australia's latest prodigy do? Depends on how well he tackles the doubt, fear and expectation that accompany him when he walks out to bat

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The madness of Digger Hilditch

May 20, 2009: It's hard to think of an Ashes squad weirder than the one picked by the NSP

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