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Perry to take women’s cricket to new heights

ELLYSE Perry might have a fear of flying, but her determination to lead women’s cricket to the top of the world knows no bounds.

Clarke’s gift to Big Bash is not his presence

Michael Clarke won’t play in the Big Bash League this season but he might yet help give the competition its next big thing.

Clarke snubbed in Big Bash signing

JUST over a year ago, Michael Clarke was Australia’s Ashes captain. Now he is the man who no Big Bash franchise wanted to sign.

Thunder coach to keep storming WBBL

FORMER Australian player Jo Broadbent is staying put with the champion Sydney Thunder side with the club extending her coaching contract for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League.

Young gun Sangha hears call of Thunder

SITTING in his classroom at Hunter Sports High, Jason Sangha is the last bloke you’d pick as the Big Bash League’s Next Big Thing.

Zampa to get shot at Windies redemption in final

STEVE Smith has all but confirmed Adam Zampa’s recall for the ODI tri-series final in Barbados, where Australia’s rivalry with West Indies is again burning.

Kepler’s journey from bat to bowls to MMA

KEPLER Wessels was one of the toughest and most enigmatic cricketers of the modern era.

Aussies put on notice by huge Windies win

AUSTRALIA will face West Indies in an the Caribbean tri-series final after South Africa meekly surrendered to the hosts by 100 runs in Barbados.

’Marsh can become a No.4 batsman in all formats’

MITCHELL Marsh could be capable of batting as high as No.4 in all formats for Australia in the future, according to long-time mentor Justin Langer.

Aussies mulling big selection backtrack

ADAM Zampa is on the cusp of a recall for Australia’s ODI tri-series final as selectors contemplate their most important decision of the tour.

Cut down riot shield to protect umpires

UMPIRE Bruce Oxenford was involved in a landmark incident without even giving a decision as he pioneered the use of a protective shield for officials in international cricket on Friday.

Records tumble as England destroys Sri Lanka

OPENERS Alex Hales and Jason Roy put on an unbeaten and record-breaking 256-run partnership to take England to a thumping 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international.

Watto key to cricket’s push to crack US market

SHANE Watson is excited to be at the forefront of cricket’s latest attempt to boom in the United States, when the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) take games there next month.

England first drop takes break from cricket

ENGLAND top order batsman Nick Compton is to take an immediate break from cricket after a challenging start to the season “both physically and mentally”, Middlesex and England management said on Thursday.

Bailey: We still haven’t played great cricket

AUSTRALIA may be the first team through to the one-day tri-series final, but George Bailey is adamant the team is yet to play its best cricket.

WBBL shooting for the stars

REIGNING champions the Sydney Thunder and Meg Lanning’s Melbourne Stars have been hand-picked as the two WBBL teams to create sporting history this summer by becoming the first women’s athletes to play live on prime-time free-to-air television in Australia.

Heat scores Big Bash Christmas present

THE Brisbane Heat have secured the prime post-Christmas holiday slot for their four Gabba Big Bash games this summer.

WBBL02: Stars v Thunder get prime time slot

MELBOURNE Stars and Sydney Thunder will go head to head in Saturday night prime-time in one of four games to be broadcast live on Channel 10 as part of an opening round Women’s Big Bash League bonanza.

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