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WNCL 2023/24 Season Preview: ACT Meteors

THE 2023/24 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) season is almost upon us, with games set to get underway later this month. To build up to the season, we here at Rookie Me Central will take a deep dive into each of the teams competing this season. First up, it is the ACT Meteors, who finished […]

First Aussie W Squad of the summer drops with no Lanning

WITH the Australian summer just around the corner, the Australian Women have announced their squad for their first series of the summer, against the West Indies next month. The Australian squad is the same as the squad that won the Ashes in England earlier this year, with Megan Schutt coming back into the side after […]

Australia announces One Day World Cup squad

AUSTRALIA has announced its 15-player squad for the upcoming One Day World Cup, set to be held in India. The tournament takes place across October and November, with England coming in as reigning champion having claimed the trophy on home soil in 2019. In the tournament’s 13th instalment, Australia will look to go all the […]

Thunder Scorch rivals to Kappture star in inaugural WBBL Draft

SOUTH African star Marizanne Kapp made history on the weekend as the first ever number one pick in the WBBL Draft, after the Sydney Thunder were able to snatch her from the Perth Scorchers. Already in a tough spot deciding who they were going to keep with their one retention pick, the Scorchers ultimately chose […]

Khan retained for second consecutive year in BBL Draft

SUNDAY night saw the second annual Big Bash League (BBL) Overseas Player Draft ahead of the BBL|13 season, which commences later this year. In a surprise to absolutely no one, Rashid Khan was retained by the Adelaide Strikers for the second year in a row. There was no doubt that Adelaide would be holding onto […]

Talking Points: 2023 Men’s Ashes series

AUSTRALIA has retained the Ashes urn after an enthralling overseas series not short of flash points. With both sides winning two matches apiece, the equal ledger means no side has won an away Ashes since Andrew Strauss‘ English side of 2011/12. Australia has failed to do so since 2001. As the dust settles on England’s […]

PREVIEW | 2023 Men’s Ashes: 5th Test

AUSTRALIA returns to the scene of its World Test Championship (WTC) victory tomorrow for the fifth Ashes Test, having recently retained the urn in rather anticlimactic fashion. We take you through all you need to know before the opening ball is bowled at The Oval in London. NEED TO KNOW When: Thursday July 27 – […]

4th Ashes Test | Marnus, rain help Aussies edge closer to retention

THERE was only one session of play on day four of the fourth Ashes Test overnight, with the rain-stricken Manchester forecast helping Australia edge closer to a draw. Should that occur with another inclement day ahead, the visitors will retain the urn in rather anticlimactic fashion. HOW IT HAPPENED Return of the Marn’ With the […]

4th Ashes Test | England advances, Aussies begin rain dance

ENGLAND has set up a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test, but will hope Manchester’s fickle weather allows for enough time to secure victory over the final two days. Among the day three highlights were Jonny Bairstow‘s brash unbeaten 99, and Mark Wood‘s frightening third session spell. HOW IT HAPPENED YJB, you’ve done it […]

4th Ashes Test | Zak attack puts England in box seat

ENGLAND opener Zak Crawley has cracked a magnificent day two ton to put his side in the box seat during the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford. With the hosts seeking to level the series at 2-2, impending weather saw Bazball take full effect at the batting crease in an ominous scoring display. HOW IT […]

4th Ashes Test | Aussies stumble, Broad breaks records

THE FOURTH Men’s Ashes Test got underway at Old Trafford last night, with Australia notching 8-299 after again being sent in to bat. Wasted starts may come back to haunt Australia, while prolific England seamer Stuart Broad broke records on a relatively even opening day. Relive how it all happened. HOW IT HAPPENED Tails always […]

PREVIEW | 2023 Men’s Ashes: 4th Test

THE FOURTH Men’s Ashes Test gets underway tonight, with England needing a victory to stay in contention of reclaiming the coveted urn. We take you through all you need to know before the opening ball is bowled in Manchester, at 8pm AEST. NEED TO KNOW When: Wednesday July 19 – Sunday July 23Where: Old Trafford, […]

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