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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Steve Smith ‘interested’ in Australia captaincy three years after ball tampering scandal

Former captain’s leadership ban expired last year‘I’ve grown as a human being,’ says batsmanSteve Smith is ready and willing to captain Australia again, three years on from the infamous ball-tampering scandal. One of Australia’s greatest batsmen, Smith…

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New Zealand claim series over Australia with big win in T20 decider

Kiwis win by seven wickets in Wellington to take series 3-2Martin Guptill hits 71 as hosts chase down 143 in 15.3 oversAustralia fell at the final hurdle in their T20 tour of New Zealand, coming back from two games down only to lose Sunday’s series dec…

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New Zealand claim series over Australia with big win in T20 decider

Kiwis win by seven wickets in Wellington to take series 3-2Martin Guptill hits 71 as hosts chase down 143 in 15.3 oversAustralia fell at the final hurdle in their T20 tour of New Zealand, coming back from two games down only to lose Sunday’s series dec…

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New Zealand claim series over Australia with big win in T20 decider

Kiwis win by seven wickets in Wellington to take series 3-2Martin Guptill hits 71 as hosts chase down 143 in 15.3 oversAustralia fell at the final hurdle in their T20 tour of New Zealand, coming back from two games down only to lose Sunday’s series dec…

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New Zealand claim series over Australia with big win in T20 decider

Kiwis win by seven wickets in Wellington to take series 3-2Martin Guptill hits 71 as hosts chase down 143 in 15.3 oversAustralia fell at the final hurdle in their T20 tour of New Zealand, coming back from two games down only to lose Sunday’s series dec…

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New Zealand claim series over Australia with big win in T20 decider

Kiwis win by seven wickets in Wellington to take series 3-2Martin Guptill hits 71 as hosts chase down 143 in 15.3 oversAustralia fell at the final hurdle in their T20 tour of New Zealand, coming back from two games down only to lose Sunday’s series dec…

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Aaron Finch fires again as Australia send T20 series in New Zealand to decider

Australia 156-6; New Zealand 106 | Australia win by 50 runsCaptain Finch hits 79 off 55 balls in game four in WellingtonAustralia levelled the T20 series with New Zealand, skittling the Black Caps for just 106 in Wellington to set up a do-or-die finale…

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New Zealand v Australia: fourth T20 international – live!

Updates from the penultimate match of the seriesAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 7.06am GMT 15th over: Australia 100-5 (Finch 32, Marsh 1) Santner is back for his fourth over and again he’s causing problems. Turn, another leading edge that…

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A special Australian agony: having to support England against India | Geoff Lemon

With Australia’s World Test Championship hopes resting on Joe Root’s men drawing a series they trail 2-1, it’s a difficult time for fans who would happily back North Korea against England“It feels bloody terrible,” he said, head bowed over his pint. “S…

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Aaron Finch finds form as Australia stay alive with win over New Zealand in third T20

Australia 208-4; New Zealand 144 | Australia win by 64 runsCaptain rediscovers touch with 69; Ashton Agar takes 6-30Aaron Finch defied the doubters as Australia kept their T20 series hopes alive with a 64-run victory over New Zealand. At an empty Sky S…

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New Zealand v Australia: third T20 international – live!

Updates from game three of the Aus vs NZ cricket seriesAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 6.57am GMT 12th over: Australia 109-2 (Finch 54, Maxwell 3) Sodhi lets one slip. He bowls a full toss at near enough to head height, which Maxwell can …

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Australia set to make changes with New Zealand T20 series on line

Visitors seeking to stay alive in third of five-match series Middle order shake-up expected in WellingtonAustralia are likely to change their T20 line-up in the hope of avoiding a series loss – and possible whitewash – to New Zealand. Wellington’s Sky …

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Joys of Twenty20 cricket laid bare in explosive Dunedin encounter | Geoff Lemon

A reminder, if it were needed, of the merits of cricket’s shortest format was delivered on a glorious day at University OvalYou’re not supposed to like 20-over cricket. You know the story: too loud, too shallow, too much money, ruining proper technique…

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New Zealand fireworks prove too much as Australia fall just short in T20 run chase

New Zealand 219-7; Australia 215-8 | NZ win second T20 by four runsHosts take 2-0 series lead with the victory in DunedinAustralia finished agonisingly short in another big run chase in New Zealand, falling 2-0 behind in their T20 series with the Black…

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New Zealand set Australia 220 to win second T20 international – live!

Updates from game two of the five-match series in DunedinAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 3.41am GMT 11th over: Australia 92-3 (Philippe 45, Stoinis 3) Santner finishes the over well, singles from each ball after a wicket from the first. T…

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Devon Conway’s 99 leads New Zealand to convincing T20 win over Australia

New Zealand 184-5; Australia 131 (off 17.3 overs)Black Caps win by 53 runs at Hagley Oval in ChristchurchAfter a fast start, Australia floundered in their T20 series opener against New Zealand, falling 53 runs short in their chase in Christchurch. Devo…

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New Zealand v Australia: first T20 international – live!

Updates from the opening Twenty20 in ChristchurchPlay at Hagley Oval starts at 7pm local/5pm AEDTNew IPL millionaires throw spotlight on T20 seriesAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 6.37am GMT 5th over: New Zealand 28-3 (Conway 11, Phillips …

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Australia’s new IPL millionaires throw spotlight on New Zealand T20 series | Geoff Lemon

The cancelled South Africa Test tour has yielded a handsome return for fast bowlers Jhye Richardson and Riley MeredithLast Friday morning, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith found themselves holding an unexpected press conference via video from their q…