Sunday Herald Sun - - Sport -

HEAVEN for­bid it hap­pens, but if a cricket strike was to go ahead, would Aus­tralia be able to field a side for the Ashes se­ries?

Yes, be­cause about 100 Aus­tralian crick­eters are on state “multi-year con­tracts”, en­abling them to play for the na­tional team if they choose.

They in­clude a num­ber of handy types like and sea­son’s Vic­to­rian side. from last

A con­stant source of amuse­ment to NRL types is the fact that we sit down for three hours once a year to hear a bloke read out names for the Brown­low Medal. I’m a Brown­low fanatic so I don’t agree, but there is some logic in their think­ing.

So why not try to hu­man­ise the award by al­low­ing cam­eras in for a cou­ple of post-match vot­ing pro­ce­dures dur­ing the sea­son? For in­stance hear­ing um­pires and

dis­cuss why and how they awarded their votes af­ter the Bris­bane-Gee­long game last week would be in­sight­ful, given the close­ness of bestafield hon­ours be­tween and

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