Young wicket-keeper batsman Ben McDermott has relished the last few weeks spent in India, firstly with the U19 squad and then as a development player with the Australian limited overs squad.
A century to Tom Westley and some wayward bowling made it a long day in the field for the Australians, but not before some entertaining late-order slogging
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Mitch Marsh was out for 169 before Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon offered some late fireworks on the morning of day two against Essex
Australia's women's team are training hard in Brisbane ahead of their forthcoming UK-based Ashes series
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