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BBL 2020-21 final: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers – live!

Updates from the Big Bash League final in SydneyAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.49am GMT 15th over: Sydney Sixers 140-3 (Vince 95, Silk 2) Did Mitch Marsh just drop the BBL? Vince top edges a slog to leg and the ball soars miles in the air, …

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Sixers ‘running scared’ in Big Bash final, says Scorchers’ Liam Livingstone

Perth see off Brisbane Heat to reach Saturday’s finalBatsman says Scorchers have confidence and momentum Perth Scorchers opener Liam Livingstone says he hopes Sydney Sixers are “running scared” as the Big Bash League rivals prepare to square off in yet…

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The Spin | Vince and Hales emerge from darkness into Big Bash spotlight

Those outside England consideration are heading south to develop their cricket, earn some cash and wear bright clothingHaving spent two hours last week trawling Harry Gurney’s domestic record for recreational reasons, your Australian correspondent appr…

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BBL knockout final 2020-21: Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat – live!

Updates from the Big Bash League game at Manuka OvalStart time in Canberra is 7:15pm AEDTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @meganmaurice 8.41am GMT 6th over: Thunder 33-1 (Ferguson 7, Khawaja 15)Swepson comes in for his first over of the night, getting into…

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BBL 2020-21 finals qualifier: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers – live!

Updates from the Big Bash League game at Manuka OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 9.49am GMT 19th over: Perth Scorchers 151-6 (Inglis 61, Hardie 0) Richardson comes and goes in an instant, picking out Christian at long-on for a first bal…

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‘Can’t compare’: Cathy Freeman blasts Scott Morrison’s 26 January first fleet comments

Gold medallist and Indigenous rights campaigner rounds on PM’s criticism of Cricket Australia initiativeOlympic gold medal winner Cathy Freeman has become the latest high-profile critic of Scott Morrison following the prime minister’s comments about Cr…

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PM labels Cricket Australia’s inclusivity drive on Australia Day ‘pretty ordinary’

Cricket Australia makes changes in run-up to 26 JanuaryInitiative to create inclusivity backed by BBL clubs The primer minister, Scott Morrison, has labelled a Cricket Australia initiative to promote inclusivity on 26 January as “pretty ordinary”.The g…

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Gurus, Power Surges and problem-solvers: Big Bash bids to be T20’s biggest hitter | Barney Ronay

Lure of T20 franchise leagues is greater than ever in the time of Covid-19 with coaches like Trent Woodhill leading the wayJust after eight o’clock on Thursday night, with the Hobart sky powder blue above the lights, umpire Paul Wilson began to whirl h…

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Gurus, Power Surges and problem-solvers: Big Bash bids to be T20’s biggest hitter | Barney Ronay

Lure of T20 franchise leagues is greater than ever in the time of Covid-19 with coaches like Trent Woodhill leading the wayJust after eight o’clock on Thursday night, with the Hobart sky powder blue above the lights, umpire Paul Wilson began to whirl h…

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Big Bash League 2020 season opener: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers – live!

Updates from the first match of BBL10 Any thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 8.49am GMT The Hurricanes might have been motoring at the start of the over but Handscomb’s dismissal will slow their pace. O’Keefe opened with a dot then beat the bat with …

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Armpit advertising: Australian cricket umpires to carry deodorant ads under their arms

Underarm ads for deodorant believed to be a world firstUmpires to wear the ads during Big Bash League gamesCricket advertising is set for areas never before reached, with umpires in Australia’s Big Bash League to advertise a new sponsor in their undera…

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Tom Curran second English player to leave BBL as bubble fatigue takes toll

Curran pulls out of Sydney Sixers after ‘challenging year’Follows Tom Banton, who opted out of Brisbane HeatCovid-19 has cost the Big Bash League another English star with Tom Curran pulling out of the Sydney Sixers squad.Curran made the call to skip t…

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Tom Curran second English player to leave BBL as bubble fatigue takes toll

Curran pulls out of Sydney Sixers after ‘challenging year’Follows Tom Banton, who opted out of Brisbane HeatCovid-19 has cost the Big Bash League another English star with Tom Curran pulling out of the Sydney Sixers squad.Curran made the call to skip t…

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Tom Curran second English player to leave BBL as bubble fatigue takes toll

Curran pulls out of Sydney Sixers after ‘challenging year’Follows Tom Banton, who opted out of Brisbane HeatCovid-19 has cost the Big Bash League another English star with Tom Curran pulling out of the Sydney Sixers squad.Curran made the call to skip t…

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Tom Curran second English player to leave BBL as bubble fatigue takes toll

Curran pulls out of Sydney Sixers after ‘challenging year’Follows Tom Banton, who opted out of Brisbane HeatCovid-19 has cost the Big Bash League another English star with Tom Curran pulling out of the Sydney Sixers squad.Curran made the call to skip t…

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Cricket prepares for mental health challenges thrown up by hub life | David Schout

Cricket Australia is a leader in the space but almost 150 days inside hubs this summer is a tough prospectIn the initial months of life inside bio-secure bubbles, cricketers were reticent about their newfound circumstances. The element of novelty was p…

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Big Bash League focuses on prime time to keep fans, broadcasters happy

Fewer afternoon games, and none in Alice Springs or MoeWBBL season will run from 17 October until 29 NovemberThe 10th edition of the Big Bash League will start in the shadows of the first Test between Australia and India in December, feature more prime…

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Josh Philippe fires Sydney Sixers to Big Bash title as Melbourne Stars fall short

Sixers 5-116, Stars 6-97; Sixers win by 19 runsPhilippe’s 52 proves decisive in rain-hit finalJosh Philippe teamed up with his mentor, Steve Smith, to steer the Sydney Sixers to their second Big Bash League title with a rain-affected 19-run victory ove…

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Cricket Australia scramble to salvage bushfire charity game

Match scheduled for SCG cancelled due to rainMelbourne likely alternative venue for star-studded eventCricket Australia is scrambling to arrange another bushfire relief match, having scrapped Saturday’s all-star contest at the SCG because of forecast h…

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Steve Smith shades Aaron Finch as Sydney Sixers claim Big Bash victory

Sixers 176-3 beat Renegades 175-5 with eight balls remainingFinch hit 109 not out but Smith’s 66 not out guided Sixers homeSteve Smith proved the sword was mightier than the bludgeon as he and Josh Philippe enabled Sydney Sixers to trump an Aaron Finch…