Coulter-Nile claims Laurie Sawle Medal

All-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile capped off a breakthrough season by winning the Laurie Sawle Medal as Western Australia’s player of the season. Coulter-Nile snared a combined 42 wickets in Sheffield Shield and one-day ranks to beat out Mitchell Marsh and Sam Whiteman for the award. He collected 26 Shield wickets at 27.92 and was the second leading…

Ebden, Hewitt win decisive doubles rubber

Australia holds all the aces heading into the final day of its crunch Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan after Matt Ebden and Lleyton Hewitt secured a gutsy five-set doubles win on Friday. The pair defeated Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov 7-5 6-7(4) 6-4 3-6 6-3 on clay in Namangan to take a 2-1 lead in…

Davis Cup selection for Matt Ebden

Matthew Ebden is in Australia’s Davis Cup team to play Uzbekistan in an Asia-Oceania second-round match.

Team captain Pat Rafter confirmed that Matthew Ebden will join fellow countrymen Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic on indoor clay courts in Namangan, Uzbekistan from April 5-7.

Indian Wells victory for Ebden

Australia’s Matthew Ebden has worked his way safely into the second round of the Masters 1000 ATP event at Indian Wells.

South-African born Ebden held off Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Ebden now faces Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the second round.

Ebden makes Indian Wells main draw

Matt Ebden has come through a tight two-set match in the final round of qualifying to advance to the main draw of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells. The 25-year-old defeated Canada’s Frank Dancevic 6-3 7-6(7), requiring one hour and 29 minutes to subdue his 141st-ranked opponent. Ebden was forced to overcome 10…

Challenge ahead for Warrior Coulter-Nile

Warriors paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile has said the state team’s current challenge lies in not “drifting back into the tunnel”. Coulter-Nile returned prematurely from a stint with the Australia A side – which currently holds a 4-0 lead in the series against England’s second XI – and was forced to watch with a groin injury as the…

Ebden loses out in Delray

Australian Matthew Ebden has bowed out against 20-year-old American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-3 at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. Any time Ebden tried to take control of the match, Sock had an emphatic counter — a great serve or powerful forehand that spun Ebden around. Sock won four of the final five games to…