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Women's Sport Captures The Public Imagination

Women’s sport captures the public’s imagination.


The status of women’s sport in Australia A recent survey revealed that Australia’s sporting public was more emotionally engaged (and therefore more impressed) by our women’s sporting teams than our men’s. It makes plenty of sense. The Southern Stars recent sweep of the Women’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean made it an incredible four titles from six events. The…

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Around The Grounds

Cricket’s vanishing act


Australian cricket’s vanishing act  One night early in the history of the BBL when it was clear the concept of city-based franchises with jazzy logos and fluro team colours was working beautifully Adam Gilchrist in a moment of commentary box reflection sat back and observed ‘the BBL as I see it is a six week soap opera, on your screens…

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Cricket’s cultural crisis’, complex problems for a simple game. Peter Newlinds


In my two decades in the working media covering and commentating on Australian men’s cricket, a term I always liked was a ‘Suit’, a general somewhat pejorative term used to refer to an important looking ex- player or official who spent time (often lots of it) watching over cricket matches. I never saw someone wearing a ‘Suit’ taking a wicket…

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‘So, who was the greatest?’ Peter Newlinds answers the question about sporting greats


After my eighteen years commentating on ABC Grandstand I am often asked the question ‘in your opinion who was the greatest?’ In the process of writing Around The Grounds I have had the chance to reflect on the myriad of sporting champions that was my great privilege to observe and commentate on in my career. I saw Serena Williams playing the Hobart International…

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