Liam Badkin

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2022/23 BBL Club Preview – Melbourne Renegades

A FEW seasons around the bottom of the table has the Melbourne Renegades eager to climb the rankings in the upcoming Big Bash League fixture for season 2022/23. The Renegades have finished bottom in the last two seasons, unable to get on a winning streak and claim more than four victories in a season over […]

Bartlett’s brilliant bowling for Bulls blitzes Redbacks

A FOUR-WICKET haul from emerging quick Xavier Bartlett has seen the Queensland Bulls take a strong position in the Sheffield Shield, as day four of their clash against the South Australia Redbacks kicks off. With the Redbacks coming into the game boasting a reasonably strong batting lineup, it was essential that the Bulls did not […]

2022/23 BBL Club preview – Hobart Hurricanes

AN ELIMINATION final exit was how the Hobart Hurricanes ended things last year, and the club will be eager to go a bit further in the upcoming 2022/23 instalment of the Big Bash League. The Hurricanes are the third team in our BBL|12 club preview series, and will be looking to make the most out […]

Hard-hitting Hughes sends message to selectors

A SECOND consecutive ton in the Marsh One Day Cup has seen Daniel Hughes become one of the form batsmen in Australian Cricket, posting 101 in New South Wales’ 160-run triumph over the Tasmanian Tigers in Hobart on Thursday. It was Hughes’ third century of the competition, after delivering 117 against the Vics in the […]

2022/23 BBL Team Preview – Brisbane Heat

THE addition of some international star power on draft night sees a different looking Brisbane Heat side heading into BBL|12 next month. In the second article of our team preview series, we take a look at the Heat, who will be looking to return to their winning ways after securing just three victories in season […]

2022/23 BBL Club Preview – Adelaide Strikers

IT is just under a month until the 2022/23 season of the Big Bash League kicks off, with the conclusion of international white-ball series arriving just before the season’s commencement date on December 13th. With some of the world’s biggest cricketing names set to participate for BBL|12, there is plenty of reasons to tune in […]

Neser and Steketee rip through Vics

A COMBINED six wickets from Michael Neser and Mark Steketee has steered the Queensland Bulls to victory against Victoria in the Marsh One Day Cup, when the two sides met at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Tuesday. The Vics were dismissed for just 171 runs with three overs still on the board. Although […]

Whiteman whacks Redbacks in thumping Shield win

WESTERN AUSTRALIA produced a dominant batting display in its Sheffield Shield match against South Australia at the WACA, an effort that was spearheaded by a near double-century from opener Sam Whiteman. The Redbacks batted first and set the total at 299, which was solid but should have probably been higher given the pitch, which looked […]

Stokes steps up again to deliver England World Cup

ENGLAND has claimed the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for 2022, after defeating Pakistan by a margin of five wickets at the MCG on Sunday night. The victors withstood Pakistan’s blistering pace attack to stamp their authority as the premier white ball team, largely thanks to heroics from star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who continues to […]

England openers smash records to set up blockbuster final

A CLINICAL performance from England has seen it advance to the ICC T20 World Cup after defeating India by 10 wickets at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night, in one of the most one-sided matches of the tournament. Behind a record-breaking partnership from its openers in Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, England managed to chase down […]

Pakistan advance after NZ fail to fire

PAKISTAN has become the first side to book a spot in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final after defeating New Zealand by seven wickets in Wednesday night’s semi-final at the SCG. This time three days ago, Pakistan was just about out of the tournament. New Zealand, having looked near-flawless through the group stage, entered […]

McSweeney magnificent in Redback result

AN OUTSTANDING individual performance from promising young gun Nathan McSweeney helped the South Australia Redbacks to an eight-run victory over the New South Wales Blues in the Marsh One Day Cup. The 23-year-old showed plenty of potential, impacting the contest with both bat and ball. The Redbacks set an impressive total in the first innings, […]

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