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Australian cricket's new buzz words make Shane Warne 'want to vomit'

<ul><li>Use of phrases like ‘elite honesty’ comes under fire </li><li>Australia slump to heavy first ODI defeat to South Africa</li></ul><p>Test cricket great Shane Warne says Au ...

Guardian Sunday, 4th November 2018, 9:39AM - Read article


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County cricket’s summer shake-up would push away young fans | Vic Marks

A 10-team First Division is a good idea but the shires will host the most low-key games during the school holidays<p>Viewed in isolation, the proposals for English domestic cricket from 2020 onwards from the men’s ...

Guardian Sunday, 4th November 2018, 8:00AM - Read article


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Stuart Broad may be the first casualty in England’s battle of spinners | Vic Marks

<p>Jimmy Anderson could lose his seam partner should the tourists opt for horses for courses in Galle</p><p>This is a special place for a Test match. Two sides of Galle’s cricket ground are flanked by t ...

Guardian Saturday, 3rd November 2018, 6:00PM - Read article


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Sophie Ecclestone: ‘I got him out first ball. All the lads were laughing’

England teenager is aiming to be the best spinner at the women’s World Twenty20 nine years after bamboozling her headmaster<p>Sophie Ecclestone was 10 when her mum realised she might one day play for England. She h ...

Guardian Saturday, 3rd November 2018, 12:00PM - Read article


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Sandpaper saga in the bin as Australia and South Africa focus on the present

<p>One-day series could end up being more about bowling than batting, and Steyn’s return will make it a pace duel to enjoy</p><p>It’s inevitable that with South Africa visiting Australia’s shores in Nov ...

Guardian Saturday, 3rd November 2018, 1:46AM - Read article


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Anderson can be England’s archaic weapon in modern one-day world | Barney Ronay

<p>Who would World Cup opposition openers least want to face on a nibbly early-summer morning? Anderson, Wood or Stone?</p><p>If I had to draw up a top-five list of eccentric 20th-century British army o ...

Guardian Friday, 2nd November 2018, 6:58PM - Read article


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England left with decisions to make after final warm-up match in Sri Lanka

• Keaton Jennings makes 43 in bid to retain Test place<br />• Joe Denly and Ollie Pope both out for second-ball ducks<p>And so to Galle with the England team divided into three parts. There is a small group w ...

Guardian Friday, 2nd November 2018, 1:27PM - Read article


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Cricket Australia begin search for new leader with Eddings and Hey in frame

<ul><li>Earl Eddings favourite to succeed David Peever</li><li>Mark Taylor rules himself out of running</li></ul><p>Risk management guru Earl Eddings, Cricket Australia’s first f ...

Guardian Thursday, 1st November 2018, 11:22PM - Read article


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Leach completes Sri Lanka homework and looks forward to practical exam | Vic Marks

Somerset slow left-armer has studied Herath on YouTube and is keen to get started and play only his second Test for England<p>To his dismay, Jack Leach found himself doing more talking than bowling on a wet day in ...

Guardian Thursday, 1st November 2018, 5:59PM - Read article


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Australian cricket emerges into light as David Peever falls on sword | Sam Perry

<p>The primary protagonists of a corporate-heavy era are now gone. The game will be better for it<br></p><p>Political and public life feels so inverted these days, it was forgivable to wonder whet ...

Guardian Thursday, 1st November 2018, 5:00PM - Read article


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David Peever resigns as Cricket Australia chairman

<p>Decision comes after days of turmoil following damning report into the state of the national sport</p><p>Seven months on from the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, another victim has been claimed ...

Guardian Thursday, 1st November 2018, 6:08AM - Read article


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Jos Buttler ‘feared the worst’ after shot hit Sri Lankan fielder on the head

• Pathum Nissanka taken to hospital after ball struck helmet<br />• Sri Lanka Board XI 392-9 dec: England 365-7. Match drawn<p>These contests – to use a euphemism for the cricket on show at the Nondescripts g ...

Guardian Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 1:39PM - Read article


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Division One returning to 10 teams

The County Championship will move to a 10-team Division One in 2020 after an agreement was reached on changes to the domestic structure.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 1:11PM - Read article


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Full-strength South Africa stunned by Prime Minister's XI

<ul><li>South Africa 173; PM’s XI 174-6 (36.3 overs)</li><li>George Bailey guides hosts home with unbeaten 51</li></ul><p>South Africa’s tour of Australia started poorly as they ...

Guardian Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 9:22AM - Read article


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Pressure mounts on David Peever as Cricket Australia ducks bouncers | Geoff Lemon

<p>An air of moral courage has been diluted given CA’s acceptance of accountability has included no concrete repercussions</p><p>This time last year, after Cricket Australia’s disastrously failed attemp ...

Guardian Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 10:55PM - Read article


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Cricket must show unity if battle against fixing is to be won | Andy Bull

<p>Al-Jazeera’s second expose prompted a slanging match with authorities but the question should be not whether spot-fixing exists but who is doing it and how often</p><p>Seems like it was Mark Wood’s b ...

Guardian Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 9:01PM - Read article


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England bowlers toil as Sri Lanka Board XI make most of flat pitch

• Tour match: Sri Lanka Board XI 392-9<br />• Joe Root utilises eight bowlers and three wicketkeepers<p>All was serenity in this leafy part of Colombo. A few miles away huge crowds gathered around government ...

Guardian Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 1:51PM - Read article


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Jonny Bairstow is one bad series away from being under serious scrutiny | The Spin

<p>In early 2018 England’s Test team had a million problems but Bairstow wasn’t one. Now, something doesn’t feel right</p><p>In May 2013, Matt Prior was named the England Men’s Cricketer of the Year. It ...

Guardian Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 12:41PM - Read article


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Cricketers union calls for Smith and Warner bans to be lifted immediately

<ul><li>‘They have been punished enough,’ ACA says</li><li>Calls made in light of review of CA culture</li></ul><p>The Australian Cricketers’ Association has called for the immed ...

Guardian Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 12:34AM - Read article


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England’s trickiest Test dilemma: to stick or twist with Stuart Broad

Joe Root keeps England’s options open as they gear up for the opening Test against Sri Lanka with seamer’s place one of several difficult decisions ahead<p>If there is no cricket scheduled in Colombo the sun shines ...

Guardian Monday, 29th October 2018, 7:36PM - Read article


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