Saker poses old team new problems
Saker poses old team new problems

Part of the desperate late fight for spots in the competition final, the Pura Cup clash between Victoria and Tasmania in Melbourne might have been expected to provide plenty of fireworks

Ponting becomes Australia's new one-day leader
Ponting becomes Australia's new one-day leader

Australia's short-lived search for a new one-day international captain has ended today with the news that Ricky Ponting has been named to fill the position.

Bushrangers condemn Tigers to wooden spoon finish
Bushrangers condemn Tigers to wooden spoon finish

Victoria has escaped the dubious prospect of claiming back-to back wooden spoons after a see-sawing domestic one-day cricket clash against fellow struggler Tasmania here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today.

Waugh axed as Australia's limited-overs captain
Waugh axed as Australia's limited-overs captain

Australia's selectors have dropped a bombshell today, announcing the axing of national captain Steve Waugh from the country's one-day international team.

Waugh's omission a matter of timing
Waugh's omission a matter of timing

If there was any doubt that early 2002 is the time of a changing of the guard in Australian cricket, then today's developments represent the most indisputable evidence of all.

Waugh's omission a matter of timing
Waugh's omission a matter of timing

If there was any doubt that early 2002 is the time of a changing of the guard in Australian cricket, then today's developments represent the most indisputable evidence of all.

Hayden no certainty for medal success
Hayden no certainty for medal success

A lot can happen in 12 months

Hayden crowned as Australian cricket's number one
Hayden crowned as Australian cricket's number one

Queensland left hander Matthew Hayden has tonight capped a sensational 12 months by being named the 2002 Allan Border Medallist

Waugh's Blues win important battle
Waugh's Blues win important battle

He's been fighting bigger battles over the course of the last week, and there are undoubtedly bigger fish to fry over the months ahead

Rain, hail and shine as South Africans triumph
Rain, hail and shine as South Africans triumph

Hailstones, cyclonic hitting from Chris Cairns and Lou Vincent, and some searing pace bowling from Andre Adams all thwarted their progress

Tourists prepare for unique head-to-head battle
Tourists prepare for unique head-to-head battle

Talk in Australian cricket remains fixed on bonus points and head-to-head rules for the moment

Proteas floor Black Caps in lopsided final
Proteas floor Black Caps in lopsided final

Give away a bonus point, offer a team a berth in a finals series, and evidently media criticism, a small crowd, and an eight wicket hiding is all that New Zealand receives by way of thanks

Don't blame it on the bonus point
Don't blame it on the bonus point

As histories of Australia's failure to qualify for the VB Series finals this season begin to be written, one thing is already becoming clear

Blues' triumph affirms state of dominance
Blues' triumph affirms state of dominance

New South Wales has confirmed its standing as Australia's dominant women's cricket state with a thrilling four wicket win over Victoria in match two of the National Women's Cricket League finals series here in Sydney today.

Redbacks' finals hopes receive shot in the arm
Redbacks' finals hopes receive shot in the arm

South Australia's bid for a first limited-overs finals appearance in seven years has received another shot in the arm tonight with a 34-run victory over a disappointing Tasmania in Adelaide.

Watson: Australian cricket's new Tiger
Watson: Australian cricket's new Tiger

Twelve months ago, Shane Watson was a shock selection for Tasmania

Lehmann, Watson included as Australians revitalise squad
Lehmann, Watson included as Australians revitalise squad

One of Australian domestic cricket's most experienced players and one of its most promising are the new faces in an exciting 15-man squad named today to represent Australia on its Test tour of South Africa next month.

Fleming incurs fine following dissent charge
Fleming incurs fine following dissent charge

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has been fined 40% of his match fee after being found guilty of misconduct during his team's two wicket VB Series loss to Australia in Melbourne yesterday.

Bevan hot as New Zealand drops
Bevan hot as New Zealand drops

For all of the changes made over recent times at the margins of the one-day game, certain factors do not dim in importance

Fleming charged with dissent
Fleming charged with dissent

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming will appear before match referee Hanumant Singh tonight after being charged with misconduct over an incident early in today's day-night VB Series clash against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.