Renshaw steers Queensland to eighth Shield title
Renshaw steers Queensland to eighth Shield title

The opener celebrated his national call-up with an unbeaten second-innings 81 as Queenland clinched their first Shield title in six years

Queensland in sight of eighth title
Queensland in sight of eighth title

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

Queensland's top order fails to build on starts
Queensland's top order fails to build on starts

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

Wet beginning to Sheffield Shield final
Wet beginning to Sheffield Shield final

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

Press on regardless
Press on regardless

Australia v India is a tense, loaded, complicated affair. And we're not even talking about the players

The pains of Pidge
The pains of Pidge

Did Glenn McGrath ever have bad days? He did - at least five, in fact

Runs in the family
Runs in the family

Letter from… the Sunshine Coast

A tale of two depths
A tale of two depths

Despite the regular despair of the 1980s, there was honour in watching Australia's struggles back then

What about Brad Hodge?
What about Brad Hodge?

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.

Historical hope in Australia’s innings defeat
Historical hope in Australia’s innings defeat

Malcolm Conn, writing in The Australian , says it’s difficult to believe an innings defeat to England can have a silver lining

Ponting and Strauss clash over sledging
Ponting and Strauss clash over sledging

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.

Tim Rice remembers The Don
Tim Rice remembers The Don

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

A Barmy invasion
A Barmy invasion

If you close your eyes during play, Brisbane has a distinctly English sound

Can Australia urn an Ashes rethink?
Can Australia urn an Ashes rethink?

Another Ashes series begins and the resting place of the urn is up for debate again

Langer steps up to the plate
Langer steps up to the plate

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

Sleeping with the baggy green
Sleeping with the baggy green

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

Australia's 'virtual' preparation for the Ashes
Australia's 'virtual' preparation for the Ashes

What's the best way for an under-pressure batsman to prepare for a defining Test

Pessimistic and optimistic: two sides to the Ashes
Pessimistic and optimistic: two sides to the Ashes

Peter Roebuck says in the Sun-Herald that Australia are searching for the way forward, while England continue to play open and attacking cricket.

Australian selectors under fire again
Australian selectors under fire again

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.

Big Ben rings with legal threat after Ashes stunt
Big Ben rings with legal threat after Ashes stunt

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