South East Stars
The opener celebrated his national call-up with an unbeaten second-innings 81 as Queenland clinched their first Shield title in six years
With rain in forecast, Tasmania are chasing a miracle to snatch the title from Queensland who took a 39-run lead on the fourth day
The major issue for Tasmania is time is running out, with only two days remaining to force an outright victory; the hosts will win the Shield if the match is drawn
No play possible on day one, despite mostly clear conditions in Brisbane; overnight rain and a wet outfield get in the way at Allan Border Field
Australia v India is a tense, loaded, complicated affair. And we're not even talking about the players
Did Glenn McGrath ever have bad days? He did - at least five, in fact
Letter from… the Sunshine Coast
Despite the regular despair of the 1980s, there was honour in watching Australia's struggles back then
Peter Badel, writing in the Sunday Mail , analyses Brad Hodge’s slim chances of winning a spot in Australia’s 15-man World Cup squad this week.
Malcolm Conn, writing in The Australian , says it’s difficult to believe an innings defeat to England can have a silver lining
Ricky Ponting and Andrew Strauss exchanged terse words at the close of the first day’s play at Adelaide, as James Anderson was drawn into the centre of a row over sledging during the final stages of Australia’s first-innings collapse.
Sir Donald Bradman lost a record at the Gabba last week, when Alastair Cook took his highest score at the ground, but another one still lives in the collection of Sir Tim Rice
If you close your eyes during play, Brisbane has a distinctly English sound
Another Ashes series begins and the resting place of the urn is up for debate again
Justin Langer was heckled constantly about his size by the Barmy Army during his playing days, with the English fans serenading him with “Hi, ho, hi, ho” from the seven dwarfs
Justin Langer loves his baggy green so much that when he told a Test match lunch in Brisbane that he went to bed with it every night nobody was sure if he was joking
What's the best way for an under-pressure batsman to prepare for a defining Test
Peter Roebuck says in the Sun-Herald that Australia are searching for the way forward, while England continue to play open and attacking cricket.
Malcolm Conn, writing in the Australian , says if Michael Hussey begins this Ashes series and is sacked for poor performances then part-time chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch should also be sacked.
Friendly banter from Australians is often misinterpreted overseas and the pre-Ashes stunt to beam images of Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke on London’s Big Ben could lead to legal action
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