Liam Badkin

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Thunder storm past Scorchers as Richardson injury piles on pain

SYDNEY Thunder finished strong in their Big Bash League (BBL) clash against the Perth Scorchers, claiming a six-wicket victory when the two sides faced off at Perth Stadium on Wednesday night. The Thunder were given a boost by the performance of the Davies’ brothers with both bat and ball, as debutant Joel joined brother Oliver […]

Hurricanes hold on in heave-fest

DESPITE an outstanding knock from veteran Chris Lynn, the Adelaide Strikers could not make it past the Hobart Hurricanes, falling by seven wickets at Blundstone Arena on Monday night. The Hurricanes entered the match on the bottom of the Big Bash League (BBL) ladder, in dire need of a win to get going after letting […]

2022/23 Sheffield Shield stats look – Mid-season break

THE SHEFFIELD Shield has been up and running for the past couple of months, showcasing some of the best first-class cricket Australia has to offer. The big guns have been out and firing to start the fixture, with some of the higher-profile players stepping up for their respective states. There has been no shortage of […]

2022/23 BBL Club Preview – Sydney Thunder

THE FINAL club in our 2022/23 BBL Club Preview series is the Sydney Thunder, who were a tier below the eventual winners last season but still managed to demonstrate how close they are to claiming a second title. In BBL|11, the Thunder were one of the top sides in the competition, but found themselves outclassed […]

2022/23 BBL Club Preview – Sydney Sixers

THE SYDNEY Sixers will be eager to go one step further in the upcoming Big Bash League campaign, after falling short in last season’s final. The Sixers were one of the best sides last time around, heading into the finals in second place and making the big dance, before being completely outplayed by a classier […]

Bancroft blasts Bulls in Shield draw

ALTHOUGH Western Australia and the Queensland Bulls could not chalk out a result when the two sides went head to head in the Sheffield Shield, an experienced batsman stood above the rest with a commanding knock. Having suited up for Australia on a number of occasions, West Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft certainly has some experience […]

Redbacks fire against Tigers on day one

THE SOUTH Australia Redbacks have gotten off to the perfect start in their Sheffield Shield clash against the Tasmanian Tigers at Blundstone Arena. In the first innings, the Redbacks produced a solid score of 329 runs, behind a pair of tons from their top order, setting themselves up in a big way against Tasmania. On […]

2022/23 BBL Club Preview – Perth Scorchers

THE Perth Scorchers will be eager to defend their BBL throne ahead of the upcoming season, having proven thoroughly deserving of their fourth title in club history. They won it all with a dominant home and away campaign last time around, followed by a commanding win in the final against the Sixers. Though, with a […]

Bird’s eight tips Tassie to triumph

AN EIGHT-WICKET haul from Jackson Bird led the Tasmanian Tigers to a four-wicket win over Victoria when the two sides locked horns in a Sheffield Shield match that took place over the weekend. Bird tormented Victoria’s top order, as the right-arm fast-medium bowler claimed four wickets in the opposition’s first and second innings’. On the […]

2022/23 BBL Club Preview – Melbourne Stars

THE Melbourne Stars will be looking to cover for the loss of injured skipper Glenn Maxwell on the eve of the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) season, with the star set to leave a gaping hole in the team’s roster. After missing the finals in agonising fashion last season, the Stars loaded up in the […]

Bryant blitzes Blues as Bulls run rampant

A STRONG showing both with bat and in the field from Max Bryant has seen the Queensland Bulls keep their Marsh One Day Cup hopes alive with a 31-run win via the DLS method over New South Wales at Sydney Oval on Sunday. The rain may have prevented a full match from being played, but […]

West Aussies claim Shield win in brilliant bowling battle

WESTERN Australia has claimed a big win against the New South Wales Blues in the Sheffield Shield at the SCG over the past few days, with the visitors emerging victorious to the tune of 133 runs in quite a low-scoring affair. It was a battle of the bowlers, with three of the four innings resulting […]

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