Gillespie makes promising return from injury
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
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
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

Pakistan shut down by ruthless Australia
Pakistan shut down by ruthless Australia

Not quite an open and shut case in re-shaping the teams' respective odds ahead of next year's World Cup

Gilchrist reprimanded for Muralitharan comments
Gilchrist reprimanded for Muralitharan comments

Australian vice captain Adam Gilchrist has received a formal reprimand for weekend comments deemed to have been detrimental to the interests of cricket.

Bushrangers stung as Tigers recruit Oliver
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
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
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
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.

Roles of Warne, Watson increased for Pakistan series
Roles of Warne, Watson increased for Pakistan series

The two Shanes - Warne and Watson - are likely to play a significant role for Australia when one-day international cricket returns to Melbourne's Colonial Stadium next month.

Pakistan situation 'fluid', says ACB
Pakistan situation 'fluid', says ACB

Australian authorities will continue to monitor events in the region but this year's Test and one-day international tours of Pakistan appear in grave doubt after today's fatal bomb blast in Karachi.

Darwin, Cairns confirmed as new Test venues
Darwin, Cairns confirmed as new Test venues

Cricket's transformation in Australia from summer sport to all-year-round sport has received another fillip today with confirmation that northern cities Darwin and Cairns will each host international matches from next year.

Changing of guard reflected in new contract list
Changing of guard reflected in new contract list

The changing of the guard in Australia's international playing ranks has received further expression today with an unprecedented seven revisions made to the annual list of Australian Cricket Board (ACB) contract holders.

Hookes installed as new Victorian coach
Hookes installed as new Victorian coach

Former Australian vice-captain David Hookes has been named as Victoria's new cricket coach at a press conference in Melbourne today.

McFadyen takes over as Tasmanian coach
McFadyen takes over as Tasmanian coach

Victorian elite coaching co-ordinator Brian McFadyen will be switching to a new home within a month after winning appointment today as Tasmania's new cricket coach.

Tasmanian appointment leaves questions open for Victoria
Tasmanian appointment leaves questions open for Victoria

Such is the clamour for new state coaches that Tasmania's decision today to appoint Brian McFadyen will arguably assume as much importance in the short-term in Victoria as it will further south.

England's county competitions: an introduction
England's county competitions: an introduction

The English county system takes in four major competitions during the course of the northern domestic summer

Australian county imports for 2002: a guide
Australian county imports for 2002: a guide

Though it seemed to escape serious attention on both sides of the Atlantic last year, it's worth bearing in mind that, among the four major prizes that were on offer in English domestic cricket in 2001, only one went to a team without an Australian

Oliver appointed as Bulls' new coach
Oliver appointed as Bulls' new coach

Queensland has continued the trend of appointing home-grown identities to its on and off field leadership positions by naming Terry Oliver as its new senior coach in Brisbane today.

More accolades for Lehmann with Hampden Medal win
More accolades for Lehmann with Hampden Medal win

Darren Lehmann's status as Australian domestic cricket's finest player received further endorsement last night when he was named winner of the prestigious Lord Hampden Medal at South Australian cricket's night of nights in Adelaide.