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Author Archive for Adam Collins

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The Spin | Suwanji Madanayake, the spinner who wants to play into his 50s

The Sri Lankan cricketer started in 1991 and wants to play on for a few more years, saying clubs ‘need my experience’The scorecard wormhole starts innocently enough. You are are daydreaming of a match, pull it up and spot a player you didn’t realise wa…

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Australia-only cricket series would turn disaster into something bold | Adam Collins

If Covid-19 prevents international play this summer a series between Australia and the A team has the potential to provide pulsating sportThe final question we pondered when wrapping up The Greatest Season That Was podcast series by looking back at the…

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The Spin | When John Walker ran the forgotten mile at 1977’s Centenary Test

Everyone remembers the cricket but few recall the day John Walker took to the track in MelbourneIt started with a tweet. On 4 March 2018, reacting to the news that barrier-busting miler Roger Bannister had died, Mike Selvey – the long-term lord of this…

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A return to suburban grounds would offer a chance to reawaken the AFL’s soul | Adam Collins

Playing at a former cathedral like Princes Park would restore the sense that footy belongs to the suburbs as well as the city“The whole of consumerism is based on us wanting the next thing rather than the present thing we already have,” Matt Haig lamen…

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Hawthorn v Geelong: VFL grand final 1989 – retro liveblog

A retrospective account of the classic match at the MCGEvery goal as it happened over 30 years ago 3.18am GMT Q1. 14:45 gone: Hawthorn 4.2 (26) v Geelong 1.0 (6) Brilliant hands from Dipper to Whitman, who is the linkman again to Platten this time, the…

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India v Australia: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup final – live!

Updates from the title decider in front of a big MCG crowdAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 6.53am GMT Out walk the players for the anthems. The MGC erupts in that familiar way. No words pic.twitter.com/uRDTLEBKDE 6.51am GMT “It shouldn’t feel …

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Australia avoid nightmare scenario but ICC face questions with England the fall guys | Adam Collins

Just because Women’s World T20 organisers got their dream decider does not mean the reserve day fiasco should now be forgotten about“The public love a backflip,” a cabinet minister once said to me. “It shows them you are listening.”The organisers of th…

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South Africa v Australia: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi in a soggy SydneyRain scuppers England’s chances as India advance to finalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 7.43am GMT All eyes turn to the rain radar. For a lifetime local cricketer and journalist on the game, I’ve…

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India v England: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the first semi in a soggy SydneyAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 4.32am GMT “Having both semi finals washed out will destroy the credibility of the tournament.” David Malcolm, I’m afraid that I agree with your contention. “Teams g…

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Australia v New Zealand: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup – live!

Updates from the crunch match at Melbourne’s Junction OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 4.23am GMT 5th over: Australia 33-1 (Mooney 17, Lanning 6) It’s captain to captain, Devine bringing herself into the attack. Of course, the New Zealand …

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Australia v Bangladesh: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup – live!

Updates from the game at Manuka Oval in CanberraAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 7.43am GMT Kimmince and Strano are out for Australia; Sutherland and Wareham in. I’m surprised the leggie hasn’t played until now – she was outstanding in the T20…

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Australia v Sri Lanka: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup – live!

Updates from the hosts’ crucial second outing in PerthAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 7.13am GMT 3rd over: Sri Lanka 16-1 (Atapattu 8, Thimeshani 8) Schutt jumping out of the blocks to begin her run-up, a feature of her approach. It doesn’t h…

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Australia v India: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup opener – live!

Updates from the tournament opener in SydneyAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.46am GMT 10th over: India 63-3 (Rodrigues 11, Deepti 7) Australia have a variety of options with their fifth bowler and Kimmince gets the first opportunity. She was…

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South Africa v England: first T20 international – live!

Over-by-over updates from the first of a three-match seriesEngland turn up heat in final T20 series showdownEmail Adam here or tweet @collinsadam 4.04pm GMT 1st over: South Africa 4-0 (Bavuma 2, de Kock 2) Bavuma is off the mark first ball with a singl…

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South Africa v England: fourth Test, day four – live!

Live updates as England seek victory at the WanderersWoakes’s quiet winter revival offers England hopeful pointersDrop Adam an email | Tweet @collinsadam 7.39am GMT “It’s not a minefield,” says Athers of the track on TV, “but there’s plenty there for …

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Dom Bess gets chance for second spin on Test cricket wheel of fortune | Adam Collins

Somerset spinner’s fall after his first England stint was precipitous but he is back in contention at NewlandsWhen Ed Smith named his first England Test squad as national selector, it was notable for two contrasting cricketers from Somerset. The first,…

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Australia v Sri Lanka: third Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the final match of the series at the MCGAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.32am GMT 4th over: Sri Lanka 31-1 (Mendis 12, Perera 13) Pat Cummins is on to replace Richardson, with Steve Smith on the mic. Did everyone see his intervi…

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New Zealand v England: first Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the first match of the T20 seriesMorgan puts his faith in rookies for opening matchGet in touch with Adam via email or on Twitter 12.56am GMT National anthems shortly. But first, a moment of silence to remember the 51 people murdered in Ch…

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Australia v Sri Lanka: second Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the game at the GabbaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.16am GMT 1st over: Sri Lanka 4-0 (Gunathilaka 2, Mendis 1) As Gunathilaka gets off the mark first all to third man, Shane Warne rolls out the favoured stat of most TV comment…

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‘We knew it was right’: cricketers Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt get engaged

England team-mates tell of their plans to marry after love blossomed in the wake of a historic World Cup win It’s a familiar scene. After several years living under the same roof, one member of the shared house plucks up the courage to declare their lo…