Aussie Test captain Tim Paine and star off-spinner Nathan Lyon made use of their day off on Tuesday to visit firefighters in southern NSW.
Having wrapped up a perfect summer with a clean sweep of New Zealand in the third Test at the SCG on Monday, the skipper and the Goat got to know some of the men and women who've been busy fighting the bushfires that have gripped much of the state. CLICK HERE to read more about their good deed.
Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon will miss the Sydney Sixers' next three KFC BBL matches after suffering a thumb injury in the third Domain Test in Sydney.
Nathan copped a nasty blow on his right thumb when he dropped Black Caps debutant Glenn Phillips on Sunday.
The 32-year-old was cleared of a break but suffered a burst laceration and will miss the Sixers' clashes on January 8 (v Strikers in Adelaide), January 12 (v Stars in Melbourne) and January 16 (v Hurricanes in Sydney).
He looks set to play his first game for the Sixers this summer on January 18 in the Sydney Smash against crosstown rivals Sydney Thunder at Sydney Showground Stadium.
BLACKMAIL NUMBER TEN - 24 DECEMBER
The festive season Blackmail beckons with great holiday reading, including the remarkable story of Colin Millard, one of our NDCC alumni, and his lifelong love of cricket, and another about an assuming bowler who has grown so much in the public eye, and is growing still.
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MALE U15 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SQUADS NAMED
Congratulations and best of luck to Charlie Anderson (NSW Magenta) and Cameron Tunks (NSW Green) named in the NSW squads to compete at the Male Under 15 National Championships from 20 to 27 February 2020, in Ballarat.
Each 14-player squad is a composite of NSW Metropolitan and Country players and Charlie and Cameron are both members of our current Green Shield squad.