‘I leave with a heavy heart’: Aussie Matthew Mott appointed England cricket coach

Australia’s all-conquering women’s cricket team is searching for a new coach with Matthew Mott accepting an offer to lead England men’s white-ball side. Key points: Matthew Mott has been the Australia women’s head coach since 2015 Assistant coach Shelley Nitschke will lead Australia’s women’s team Mott will coach England’s limited overs team after Brendan McCullum was named … Read more

What would Matthew Mott’s departure mean for our Australian Women’s Cricket Team?

Increasing reports suggest Matthew Mott is the frontrunner likely to be appointed as the new England men’s cricket team’s white-ball head coach. Last week, the ECB officially announced Kiwi Brendon McCullum would oversee the Test side on four-year deal, but the board has yet to commit to someone for the shorter formats. Brendon McCullum will guide England’s … Read more

‘A leader without a title’: Buchanan pays tribute to Symonds as cricket greats share their grief

Teammates, rivals and fans have shared an outpouring of grief and love for Andrew Symonds after the cricket champion died in car accident near Townsville on Saturday night. Former Australian coach John Buchanan told ABC News Breakfast Symonds was a close friend whose ability to bounce back from mistakes was one of his most endearing … Read more

Andrew Symonds had no pulse and his dogs refused to leave him when couple tried to save his life

A couple who were the first to find Andrew Symonds’ wrecked car desperately tried to revive him while the cricket greats’ loyal dogs refused to leave his side. The retired allrounder died about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in Far North Queensland, when his vehicle left the road and rolled.  … Read more

Andrew Symonds brought Australia along for his brilliant, brutal but sadly brief ride

The story of Andrew Symonds the cricketer is one of limitless potential, realised briefly but gloriously in a career that seduced Australia and challenged norms. Here was a cricketer from another genre altogether. A front-rower more than an all-rounder, Symonds and his imposing frame dominated games like few ever have, but always with a wink … Read more

Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds is killed in a car crash near Townsville, Queensland

Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds has died in a single-car crash at the age of 46, throwing the sport and the nation into mourning. The retired all-rounder died at about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in far north Queensland, when his vehicle left the road and rolled. ‘Emergency services attempted … Read more

Former NZ captain Brendon McCullum named England test head coach

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been appointed head coach of England’s test team, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday. Key points: McCullum played 101 tests for New Zealand, recording the fastest ever century in the format in his final game in 2016 The English Cricket Board were also considering former South Africa … Read more

Travel warning issued as Australia’s cricket team prepares for tour of strife-torn Sri Lanka

Australia’s cricketers have been briefed about the escalating political tension in Sri Lanka ahead of the Australian men’s team tour next month. Key points: DFAT is warning tourists to reconsider the need to travel to Sri Lanka Australia’s men’s cricket team is set to tour the country next month The Sri Lankan president is trying to … Read more

Former England Test cricketer Graham Thorpe ‘seriously ill’

Former England cricketer and men’s batting coach Graham Thorpe is in hospital after becoming “seriously ill”. Key points: Graham Thorpe is being treated in hospital after falling ill, according to the Professional Cricketers’ Association  Thorpe played 100 Test matches for England, debuting against Australia in 1993 Thorpe had recently signed on to coach Afghanistan’s national … Read more

Stokes smashes county cricket record with 17 sixes

A week after being appointed England Test captain, Ben Stokes livened up county cricket by smashing 161 off 88 balls on return for Durham against Worcestershire in an innings that included a record 17 sixes.  Key points: The new England captain marked his return to County cricket with an historic knock of 17 sixes, beating the previous record … Read more