Roaring Tigers turn up the heat again
Roaring Tigers turn up the heat again

With its best efforts at emulating Lazarus receiving another emphatic expression in the process, Tasmania has today swept to an innings and 76 run crushing of Western Australia here at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

Bond, Astle wreck Australia's party
Bond, Astle wreck Australia's party

Though this may have been Australia's national day, New Zealanders' cricketers were again the ones with cause for celebration as another enchanting victory came their way in the VB Series today

Vigour matched by rigour on even opening day
Vigour matched by rigour on even opening day

In the sort of arm-wrestle that befitted a battle between finals aspirants, Tasmania and Western Australia played out a fluctuating opening day of their Pura Cup clash in Hobart today

No more of Mr Nice Guy as Reiffel departs
No more of Mr Nice Guy as Reiffel departs

It was at about this time last season that Australian cricket lost another of its most dedicated servants in Tom Moody

Reiffel ends first-class career
Reiffel ends first-class career

Paul Reiffel's distinguished first-class career has come to an end today with the news that the Victorian captain has decided to retire with immediate effect.

Slater loses state berth
Slater loses state berth

Michael Slater's disastrous season took another turn for the worse today when selectors axed him from the New South Wales team to play Victoria in a Pura Cup match starting in Sydney on Friday.

Hayden goes, Waugh stays as selectors search for winning team
Hayden goes, Waugh stays as selectors search for winning team

Australia's selectors have today embarked on the unexpected step of removing Matthew Hayden from the squad that will play out the remainder of the VB Series of one-day international matches against New Zealand and South Africa.

Watson, Clingeleffer fire as revenge burns bright
Watson, Clingeleffer fire as revenge burns bright

What shaped as a David and Goliath battle was transformed into the Shane and Sean show as two outstanding young players helped Tasmania slay Queensland by an innings and 50 runs in an amazing finish to the teams' Pura Cup clash here in Hobart today.

Tigers sag before tail wags
Tigers sag before tail wags

David Saker and Shane Jurgensen are known predominantly as fast bowlers

Proteas vault to top spot
Proteas vault to top spot

South Africa has today prolonged a proud unbeaten record in limited-overs matches against New Zealand that stretches all the way back to February 1999

Experienced trio dropped as Tigers' selectors wield axe
Experienced trio dropped as Tigers' selectors wield axe

Tasmania's selectors have reacted to their team's dismal recent form by swinging the axe today, dropping three of the state's most experienced players from the side to play Queensland in a Pura Cup match in Hobart starting on Thursday.

Campbell called into Australian squad as replacement for Gilchrist
Campbell called into Australian squad as replacement for Gilchrist

Vice-captain Adam Gilchrist has withdrawn from Australia's team to play New Zealand in the day-night clash in Sydney on Thursday.

Bulls humble Tigers to close on finals berth
Bulls humble Tigers to close on finals berth

The last time a Queensland team played a one-day match in Hobart, it suffered a crushing loss that effectively ended the state's limited-overs season

Gilchrist creates first with bat sponsorship deal
Gilchrist creates first with bat sponsorship deal

Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist is set to make history today by becoming the first international cricketer to carry commercial sponsorship on his bat.

New Zealanders gallop to sensational win
New Zealanders gallop to sensational win

If this New Zealand team was a racehorse, it would probably need to be swabbed

McGrath charged with dissent
McGrath charged with dissent

Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has been charged with dissent following an incident in tonight's one-day international match against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Williams, bonus points to feature in VB Series opener
Williams, bonus points to feature in VB Series opener

Fast bowler Brad Williams and the use of bonus points will feature in an Australian one-day international for the first time when the home team takes on New Zealand in the opening match of the VB Series tomorrow.

Bevan signs with Leicestershire
Bevan signs with Leicestershire

New South Wales and Australian batsman Michael Bevan has been named as Leicestershire's overseas professional for the 2002 county cricket season.

MacGill named New South Wales captain
MacGill named New South Wales captain

Test leg spinner Stuart MacGill has today been named captain of a new-look New South Wales team for this week's vital ING Cup match against South Australia.

Trio brightens Redbacks' Cup prospects
Trio brightens Redbacks' Cup prospects

Most recent attempts at staging cricket matches in Tasmania have been aborted because of rain, but the sun finally returned to bless one of its venues today