Police arrest anti-apartheid protestors during the rugby union match between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground on July 17th, 1971. Photo: George Lipman/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

As a small boy in 1971 my father brought me to the Sydney Cricket Ground to watch the Springboks play the Wallabies. My Dad told me that “we will prob(...)

 Barry O’Connor’s affable nature has made him a popular figure at the Swans with players and staff:   Photograph: Inpho

The seemingly idyllic lifestyle that Wexford’s Barry O’Connor signed up for at the AFL’s Sydney Swans has changed irrevocably in a matter of months. H(...)

India’s Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century on the opening day of the final Test against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Fourth Test day one, SCG - India 303-4 (India won the toss and elected to bat) Cheteshwar Pujara’s third hundred of the series was the cornerstone of(...)

Former Australia cricket captain and broadcasting legend Richie Benaud has died age 84. Photograph: PA

Former Australia cricket captain and renowned commentator Richie Benaud has died aged 84. He had been receiving treatment for skin cancer since Novemb(...)

Australian Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25 after being struck by a short ball during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG

As an opening batsman, the Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being struck by a ball while on 63 during a Sheffield Sh(...)

Australian cricketer  Phil Hughes celebrates reaching a century during the one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in this January 11th, 2013 file photo. Hughes has died two days after he was struck in the head by a ball during a game in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Files/Reuters.

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a ball. The impact of the hit led to a “c(...)

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in intensive care and on life support in an induced coma after being struck on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match. Photograph: Nick Potts/Pa

Cricket helmet manufacturers are doing all they can to prevent head injuries in the sport, according to a former player who now works as a leading (...)

Eoin Morgan of England speaks with Michael Clarke of Australia during game three of the One Day International Series  at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

England did not just lose the Carlton Mid ODI series in Sydney. They may have also lost a captain as Alastair Cook, cutting an increasingly hangdog an(...)

England’s Scott Borthwick bowls during the nets session.

It is either new year or another random day in the calendar. Was it last year when England were dismantled by Australia or merely a few days ago? It i(...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)