Horse Racing

Bowman and Berry test negative to COVID-19

Star jockeys Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry have tested negative to COVID-19 giving hope that racing will continue during the crisis. The pair were tested as a precaution on Wednesday night because they shared a private plane last week with a Melbourne jockey, who had come into contact with someone who has tested positive to […]


Two Lakers players test positive for coronavirus, team says

Two Lakers players have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), the team announced Thursday. The players’ names have not been released. The players “are asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician,” the team said in its statement. Shams Charania of The Athletic/Stadium and Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported before […]


Paine reliever: Test captain retains the common touch

Tim Paine spent last Saturday in the field for University of Tasmania against South Hobart-Sandy Bay, bowling seven fruitless overs of medium-pace and taking two outfield catches. Club cricketers tend to express their respect in, let’s say, the vernacular. “I didn’t get to bat, so I didn’t get tested that way,” Paine said. “But we […]


South Africa seal first Test with 107-run win over England

Pretoria: South Africa swept to a 107-run victory over England on the fourth day of the first Test at Centurion Park on Sunday after taking seven wickets in the second session to take the lead in the four-match series. South African bowler Keshav Maharaj celebrates after claiming the wicket of England’s Ben Stokes on day […]


Second Test ratings: Australia v New Zealand, MCG

Australia ratings by Daniel Cherny David Warner 5 (Series total: 11)Entered the Test under an injury cloud having copped a knock to his thumb in the nets three days out from the match. Made starts in both innings, gritting his teeth for 41 on a challenging first morning. A solid if not spectacular showing from […]


Kiwis not the second-best Test nation: Vaughan

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has declared his team is ready to embrace the "romance" of Boxing Day but the Black Caps' high world ranking has mystified a former Test captain. The tourists will step out for their first Test at the MCG since 1987 when Mike Whitney and Craig McDermott held on for series-winning […]

Horse Racing

Victoria Racing Club to test twilight racing, starting Saturday

Flemington will host the first of four twilight events in an initiative to re-engage the general public and offer a different product to its members. Victoria Racing Club executive general manager of racing Leigh Jordon said Saturday's twilight meeting, which will run from 3pm to 8pm, would be a terrific test for the club. Flemington […]


Second Test player ratings: Australia v Pakistan

Australia David Warner 10 (series total 19) There have only been two other Australian triple-centuries in Tests since 1966 so if anything warrants a perfect score then it is Warner’s majestic 335 not out. The opener batted sublimely for more than nine hours in an innings that vaults him into the top 10 of all-time […]