Western Suburbs cricket captain "does the right thing by Australian cricket" and sets the scene for Michael Clarke to bat next weekend.
Former Test opener Justin Langer supported the scrutiny of Cricket Australia's concussion law as Ben Rohrer revealed he would miss another Sheffield Shield match.
Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill advised Nathan Lyon the best favour he could ever do for himself as the nation's frontline spin bowler was to realise how "nasty" and "firm" he needed to be when captains, selectors and coaches offered directives that won't help him
Moises Henriques, a humble cricketer who once acknowledged he was a young man in a hurry has followed such luminaries as the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, the Russian author Leo Tolstoy and a dusty book’s worth of other scholars by articulating his new-found view on patience.
NSW and Sydney Sixers batsman Nic Maddinson said even though it appeared Australia would soon field a specialist Twenty20 team to cope with the demands of the popular format at an international level his long-term goal was to make his mark in the sport's longer – and more traditional – format.
Michael Hussey has called for besieged opener Chris Rogers to be retained in the Test team.
Precocious leg-spinner James Muirhead was discarded by Melbourne Stars in favour of unfashionable tweaker Michael Beer for two central, intertwining reasons: the desperation of the Stars to finally deliver on expectations and the 21-year-old being the latest in a long line of leggies grappling with the cricket equivalent of a golfer with the yips.
November is rushing to a conclusion with all the pace of a Mitchell Johnson throat ball, albeit with little of the heart palpitations or physical damage.
Michael Clarke's ambitious quest to be fit for the first Test against India resulted in an elaborate game of ducks and drakes unfolding in Sydney grade cricket on Saturday.
ANU must be getting sick of the sight of Michael Spaseski after the Eastlake skipper terrorised it again with a blistering century at Kingston Oval on Saturday.