Jurgensen extends Tigers' remarkable journey
Jurgensen extends Tigers' remarkable journey

In harmony with the look of a construction site that the Bellerive Oval has adopted of late, there has been the sense that something has been building all summer in Tasmanian cricket

Tasmania moves closer to killer punch
Tasmania moves closer to killer punch

Tasmania will be aiming to land a knockout blow on opponent New South Wales at some time over the next 48 hours after it continued to lay a platform for outright victory on the second day of the teams' Pura Cup clash here in Hobart today.

Slater's return overshadowed by Tigers' resolve
Slater's return overshadowed by Tigers' resolve

Michael Slater's much-touted return from the wilderness gave way to Tasmania's much-touted tilt at a finals berth as the Tigers assumed early command of the Pura Cup match against New South Wales here in Hobart today.

Tigers, Blues keyed up for Bellerive battle
Tigers, Blues keyed up for Bellerive battle

One of the teams will be attempting to end its season on a spectacular high and the other will be trying to avoid an unspeakable low

Slater wins recall, named captain
Slater wins recall, named captain

One of the worst kept secrets of recent weeks has been confirmed this morning with Michael Slater's appointment to the New South Wales captaincy for the state's closing game of the Pura Cup season.

States prepare to stand divided
States prepare to stand divided

As the Australian domestic season heads towards a spectacular conclusion, here's our guide - which, by necessity, still contains a wide range of possible outcomes - as to who might finish where.

Clark helps swell Australian county ranks
Clark helps swell Australian county ranks

The overnight announcement of Worcestershire's recruitment of New South Wales paceman Stuart Clark now ensures that at least 12 Australians will play as overseas professionals in the forthcoming English county season.

Redbacks' selectors wield axe
Redbacks' selectors wield axe

South Australian selectors have reacted savagely today to their team's recent poor form, dumping four players from the side which suffered an innings defeat at the hands of Tasmania in a Pura Cup match earlier this week.

Waugh loses battle for one-day spot
Waugh loses battle for one-day spot

Mark Waugh will join twin brother Steve on the one-day international sidelines after he today became a further high-profile casualty of Australia's modest recent limited-overs form

Rummans' hearing under way in Melbourne
Rummans' hearing under way in Melbourne

New South Wales cricketer Graeme Rummans' hearing before an Australian Cricket Board (ACB) committee is under way in Melbourne

Rummans handed fine and one-month ban for drug offence
Rummans handed fine and one-month ban for drug offence

New South Wales cricketer Graeme Rummans has tonight been handed a one-month ban from representative matches and hit with a fine of $A2000 after being found guilty of a drug offence

Rummans accepts penalty as ACB maintains hard line on drug use
Rummans accepts penalty as ACB maintains hard line on drug use

Graeme Rummans expressed gratitude and Australia's cricket administrators signalled an ongoing determination to stamp out drug use in the wake of the marathon hearing in Melbourne tonight into the New South Wales batsman's positive test to the banned

Pura Cup ambitions poised for Final countdown
Pura Cup ambitions poised for Final countdown

Queensland is excellently placed and South Australia will start with its nose in front in the battle within a battle this weekend

Thornely, Bradstreet steal show for back-to-back Blues
Thornely, Bradstreet steal show for back-to-back Blues

Though pages on this site do not normally come complete with warnings, the report of New South Wales' hard-bitten 19-run win over Queensland in today's ING Cup Final in Brisbane arrives with at least two in close attendance.

Bulls, Blues prepare to step out on stairway to seven
Bulls, Blues prepare to step out on stairway to seven

New South Wales will arrive at the 'Gabba tomorrow missing a brace of its best players, with injury threatening the capacities of another, and with a young batsman cooling his heels at home as he waits for a drugs hearing that will shape his future

Rummans tests positive to banned drug
Rummans tests positive to banned drug

New South Wales cricket has suffered a major setback ahead of Sunday's ING Cup Final against Queensland with the news today that batsman Graeme Rummans has tested positive to the banned masking agent probenecid.

Outright hopes consigned to watery grave in Melbourne
Outright hopes consigned to watery grave in Melbourne

Tasmania's finals prospects suffered a bad setback and Victoria's hopes of even remaining in the race were just as adversely afflicted

Klinger's pain is Tigers' pleasure
Klinger's pain is Tigers' pleasure

Stubborn lower order batting has been Tasmania's prerogative for much of this season

Tasmanian duo defers points decision
Tasmanian duo defers points decision

The batting of Darren and Damien featured in the lead-up to a declaration

Captaincy a fast track for Ponting
Captaincy a fast track for Ponting

When then Tasmanian captain Jamie Cox announced in October that he was stepping aside to allow Ricky Ponting to inherit his job, scarcely anyone could have foreseen that the move would have had such far-reaching implications in such a short space of