Michael Alvaro

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Warriors wrap up domestic triple-double

WESTERN Australia has secured its third consecutive Sheffield Shield title after defeating Tasmania by 377 runs at the WACA on Sunday. The Warriors sealed victory as day four drew to its crescendo, with Joel Paris sticking a screamer in gully to see Tasmania rolled for 160 in the final session. A dominant force on the […]

WA secures third-straight home Shield final

WESTERN Australia has locked in top spot on the Sheffield Shield ladder for a third season running, after roaring to a 138-run win over Victoria yesterday. Meanwhile, Tasmania spurned its chance to host the final in a 134-run loss to South Australia, but will face WA in the decider nonetheless. >> SCROLL for full scorecards […]

Tassie in trouble with home final on the line

TASMANIA is at risk of missing out on a home Sheffield Shield final, with South Australia doing a fine job of playing spoiler in their clash at Blundstone Arena. The Tigers were set 324 for victory on day two and went into stumps at 1-8, still requiring 316 runs to lock in top spot. >> […]

Boland back with a bang in must-win Shield clash

SCOTT Boland has made a timely Sheffield Shield return for Victoria, claiming 4-41 on day one against Western Australia as his side chases a spot in this season’s final. The seamer was released from Australia’s Test squad in New Zealand, where the tourists secured a 2-0 series sweep. >> SCROLL for full scorecards The Warriors, […]

Carey, Cummins come up clutch in Christchurch

ALEX Carey and Pat Cummins have delivered Australia a Trans-Tasman series sweep, after guiding their side home by three wickets against New Zealand today. The pair put on a 61-run eight-wicket partnership to see the tourists successfully chase 279 on day four in Christchurch. Under-pressure gloveman, Carey finished unbeaten on 98 alongside his skipper, showcasing […]

Seamers sizzle as 14 wickets fall on day one

SEAMERS dominated on day one of the Trans-Tasman Test in Christchurch today, with Josh Hazlewood spearheading Australia into a strong position at stumps. The opening quick took 5-31 as New Zealand was sent in to bat and bowled out for 162 heading into tea. Australia did much of the damage after lunch, ripping through the […]

PREVIEW: Second Trans-Tasman Test

THE SECOND and final Trans-Tasman Test is set to get underway in Christchurch on Friday morning, with Australia looking to make it a series sweep. Hagley Oval plays host to the closing match of the international summer, which holds World Test Championship ramifications and a historic rivalry. NEED TO KNOW WHO: New Zealand vs. AustraliaWHEN: […]

The Contenders: 2023/24 Sheffield Shield final

TASMANIA is locked into a spot in the 2023/24 Sheffield Shield final, though hosting rights and one more place in the decider remain up for grabs next week. A mouthwatering clash between Western Australia and Victoria is likely to make all the difference – check out how as we delve into each contender. STANDINGS 1. […]

Tigers roar into Sheffield Shield final

TASMANIA will play in its first Sheffield Shield final since 2018 after beating fellow contender Victoria on home turf today. The Tigers will next play South Australia to earn hosting rights for this month’s decider having proven 57 runs too good for their counterparts at Blundstone Arena. >> SCROLL for scorecards, standings, and fixtures All-round […]

Kiwis fight back as day four task set

AUSTRALIA will be searching for seven wickets on day four of its Trans-Tasman Test against New Zealand, while the hosts require 258 more runs for victory after another enthralling day of action at Basin Reserve. Having been cruising at 4-113 at lunch on day three with a lead in excess of 300 runs, the tourists […]

Aussies on top after dominant day two

AUSTRALIA leads New Zealand by 217 runs after a dominant second day in the ongoing Wellington Test. After resuming play nine wickets down, the tourists added 104 runs in the morning session to post 383 overall, before skittling the Kiwis for just 179 and batting out a further eight overs. Cameron Green, who dramatically brought […]

Cameron masters Green-top for day one ton

CAMERON Green brought up his second Test century in a dramatic end to day one of Australia’s red ball clash with New Zealand today. The West Australian allrounder blasted three boundaries off the final over to reach triple-figures as his side batted to stumps at 9-279 in Wellington. Sent in to bat by Kiwi captain […]

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