New South Wales

  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning 463-run...
  • Johan Botha handed a one-match ban by CA March 7, 2014

    Melbourne: South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales. CA in statement said that in the first breach, the former South African...
  • Nevill to lead Cricket Australia Invitational XI November 11, 2013

    Melbourne: New South Wales' Peter Nevill will lead Cricket Australia Invitational XI against England XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 13-16. This will be the last practice match ahead of the Ashes series which starts on November 21 at Brisbane. South Australia's Callum Ferguson, who played for Australia A...
  • Aussie Test opener Chris Rogers nears ton in Shield game November 8, 2013

    Melbourne: Test opener Chris Rogers scored an unbeaten 96 for Victoria on Friday to play himself into form ahead of the Ashes series against England. After his first-innings knock of 88 in five hours, Rogers gave another exhibition of strong defence in the second dig, mixed with occasional lusty blows. The 36-year-old...
  • Alex Doolan pushes for Australia Test spot with ton November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Alex Doolan boosted his chances of a Test debut in this month's Ashes series with a brilliant century for Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Saturday. Doolan scored 132 to help the defending Shield champions claim a thrilling two-wicket win over New South Wales on the...
  • Michael Clarke reprimanded over dissent charge November 1, 2013

    Sydney: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has been reprimanded for showing dissent while playing for New South Wales in a domestic match, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Clarke was reported by the umpires on Thursday for challenging an umpire's decision while captaining NSW in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania...
  • England get tougher Ashes warm-up game October 31, 2013

    Sydney: England will face stronger opposition ahead of their Ashes Test opener with an invitational side to replace a New South Wales XI in Sydney next month, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. Amid reports that England wanted a tougher match ahead of the first Gabba Test against Michael Clarke's Australians on...
  • Michael Clarke bounces back from injury with 88 October 30, 2013

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke bounced back from a six-week injury layoff with a stylish 88 for New South Wales against Tasmania. Clarke has been plagued by chronic back problems since he was a teenager and was ruled out of Australia's ongoing one-day tour to India so he could rest...
  • Michael Clarke back in action for New South Wales October 28, 2013

    Sydney: Australia have received a major boost less than a month before the start of the Ashes with the news that captain Michael Clarke will return to action for New South Wales on Tuesday, subject to a final fitness test on his injured back. Clarke skipped the ongoing one-day tour of...
  • Khawaja pushes Ashes claim with one-day ton October 27, 2013

    Brisbane: Batsman Usman Khawaja has pressed his claims for a place in Australia's team for the first Ashes cricket test against England with a century for Queensland in the final of the domestic one-day cup. Khawaja's dominant 104 came from 100 balls in Queensland's five-wicket win over New South Wales. He...
  • Warner smashes 197 off 144 balls, breaks Australian one-day score October 24, 2013

    Sydney: Australia opener David Warner fell three runs short of the first double century in domestic one-day cricket on Thursday, continuing a rich run of form which could earn him an international recall for the Ashes series next month. Playing for New South Wales against Victoria in the semi-final of a...
  • Bushfires push Australian region in state of emergency October 21, 2013

    Australian region of New South Wales is in a state of emergency following over 56 bushfires burning across the state, of which 12 are reportedly out of control. Authorities warned of an "unparallelled fire emergency" and a "potential mega-fire" across hundreds of kilometres, media reports said on Monday. Huge fires were seen...
  • Australian bushfires leave one dead, 193 homes destroyed October 19, 2013

    Over 80 bushfires were still burning across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) on Saturday, leaving one dead and 193 homes destroyed, Xinhua reported. The fires reportedly claimed one life as of Friday. The 63-year-old died while defending his home against the fires. He died of a suspected heart...
  • Warner in trouble again after no-show in grade cricket game October 8, 2013

    Sydney: Controversial Australia batsman David Warner was in more trouble on Tuesday after being disciplined by Cricket New South Wales for failing to show up for a grade game last weekend. The explosive opener, who has fallen from grace after a series of incidents that culminated in his punching of England's...
  • CLT20: The past champions September 13, 2013

    The second CLT20 was played in South Africa, where Chennai Super Kings triumphed over Warriors. Michael Hussey hit 52* in a one-sided final at Johannesburg. (AFP)CSK followed their IPL title by winning the coveted CLT20 on September 26, 2010. (AFP)The 2011 edition was won by Mumbai Indians, who under skipper Harbhajan Singh beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs at Chennai on October 9. (AP Photo)
  • Test spinner Nathan Lyon moves to New South Wales April 25, 2013

    Sydney: Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon has made an inter-state switch, leaving South Australia to join New South Wales, Cricket NSW said on Thursday. The New South Wales-born off-spinner, 25, has played 22 Tests and was named on Wednesday in Australia's touring squad to play in this year's Ashes series...
  • Indian-origin pacer Sandhu wins Steve Waugh Medal March 28, 2013

    Sydney: Upcoming Australian pacer Gurinder Sandhu of Indian origin on Thursday toppled veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to win the prestigious Steve Waugh Medal as the best New South Wales cricketer for the year 2012-13. Sandhu, the first Australian of Indian origin to represent the country in cricket at the international level,...
  • Trevor Bayliss appointed head coach of New South Wales March 25, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket New South Wales on Monday appointed Trevor Bayliss, who guided Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final, to coach the Blues state side for a second time. Bayliss was handed a major re-structuring role in the wake of the sacking last December of Anthony Stuart after just...
  • Harinath steps down as chairman of Cricket NSW February 6, 2013

    Sydney: Indian-origin Harry Harinath on Wednesday officially stepped down as the chairman of Cricket New South Wales (NSW). Cricket NSW in a statement said that Harinath had stepped down and he will be replaced by current board member John Warn. Harinath, however, will continue on the NSW board and also Cricket...
  • Gilbert stands down as NSW cricket chief January 14, 2013

    Sydney: David Gilbert resigned on Monday after 11 years as the chief executive of New South Wales Cricket, following recent criticism of his performance in the role by veteran paceman Brett Lee. Former Test fast bowler Gilbert, 52, said the time was right for him to step down and that his...
  • Misconduct charges against Brett Lee dropped January 2, 2013

    Sydney: Misconduct charges against veteran Australian fast bowler Brett Lee for criticising administrators have been withdrawn and a compromise agreed, cricket officials said. Cricket New South Wales (NSW) reported Lee to Cricket Australia for alleged code of conduct breaches after he claimed that dumped NSW coach Anthony Stuart had been...
  • Brett Lee faces disciplinary hearing December 28, 2012

    Sydney: Veteran Brett Lee faces a disciplinary hearing after criticising the New South Wales cricket administration and its chief executive David Gilbert, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Lee is in trouble over reported comments claiming that Anthony Stuart had lost his job as New South Wales coach because he was made...
  • Khawaja, Hauritz join NSW exodus June 29, 2012

    Sydney: Australian state side New South Wales lost two more top players to a rival on Friday, with former Test players Usman Khawaja and Nathan Hauritz joining reigning Sheffield Shield champions Queensland. Queensland said they had signed the players on two-year deals a day after it was announced that former Test...
  • Hughes quits NSW to revive Test career June 28, 2012

    Worcester, England: Discarded Australian Test batsman Phil Hughes has switched allegiances from his home state of New South Wales to South Australia in an attempt to revive his international career. "The next two years are the most critical in my cricket career," Hughes said in a statement on Thursday. "And...
  • Australian state toughens law on burqa March 5, 2012

    Melbourne: Burqa-clad Muslim women in Australia's most populous state will have to remove face veils as part of new tough identity check laws in New South Wales (NSW). The revised laws, which will come into force from April 30, will empower Justice officials with authority to look under religious face-coverings. NSW...
  • Starc hoping to get recall for ODI finals February 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc hopes that his current form for New South Wales will help him get back into Australia's one-day squad before the tri-series finals. Starc, who took just one wicket in the last three one-day Internationals, was replaced by Ryan Harris in Australia's 13-member squad for the...
  • Watson, Haddin to play in Shield game February 14, 2012

    Sydney: Australian Test stars Shane Watson and Brad Haddin will play for New South Wales in this week's Sheffield Shield while Australia are involved in the tri one-day series against India and Sri Lanka. Both were named on Tuesday in the NSW team to play Western Australia in Perth, starting...
  • NSW says it won't block CA reforms February 11, 2012

    Sydney: New South Wales (NSW) said it would not block the much needed reforming in Cricket Australia's (CA) century-old board structure. There are concerns that NSW, CA's most influential member, could join South Australia in opposing the reforms proposed by an independent commission. Cricket NSW chairman Harry Harinath claims his organisation "in...
  • Simon Katich cleared of fracture February 7, 2012

    Sydney: Former Test opener Simon Katich was cleared of any fracture on Tuesday after suffering concussion when he top-edged a pull shot into his face during a Sheffield Shield match. The 36-year-old was treated at the ground on Monday by New South Wales medical staff during the game against Tasmania and...
  • Oz players fear state boards may block CA reforms February 3, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian cricketers fear that some of the state boards may block the much needed reforms in Cricket Australia (CA). As CA gears up for its first major reforms in 106 years, on the basis of Argus report, some feel that New South Wales and South Australia boards may block the...