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Geoff Lemon

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About

Geoff Lemon is a writer, editor and broadcaster covering sport for The Roar and The Guardian, as well as writing on politics, literature and history for a range of outlets. He's a regular guest on ABC Radio and a video presenter for The Roar, including trips to the 2013 Ashes and 2011 Rugby World Cup. He runs the political satire website Heathen Scripture.

Geoff is also editor of Australian literary publisher Going Down Swinging. His own creative work includes the poetry collection Sunblind (2008), collaborative novel Willow Pattern (2012) and essay collection The Sturgeon General Recommends (2013).

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Clarke must stand down, or there’s a World Cup shambles ahead

Clarke must stand down, or there's a World Cup shambles ahead

13 Jan 2015

In Australian cricket we like to tell ourselves that team selection is a process untainted by sentiment. Michael Clarke’s selection for the World Cup – as captain, no less – could not be more contrary. Wicketkeeper Ian Healy being denied a farewell Test in Brisbane is the commonly tendered proof of this attitude, while the […]

Australia’s own shambles help Rahul beat the current

Australia's own shambles help Rahul beat the current

9 Jan 2015

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” It might not be an obvious link, but for a time KL Rahul kept putting me in mind of F. Scott Fitzgerald. In the mode of Nick Carraway’s signature narration, cricket’s current beat relentlessly against the 22-year-old Rahul. Debuting in Melbourne […]

Smith could better Bradman, but can he catch him?

Smith could better Bradman, but can he catch him?

8 Jan 2015

If Steve Smith gets another 18 runs in the fourth Test against India, an old and mighty record will fall like an ancient oak. In the distant summer of 1947-48, a moderate cricketing talent by the name of Donald Bradman collected 715 runs for Australia in a series against India, setting what has since been […]

Warner versus Watson, and the varied shades of grief

Warner versus Watson, and the varied shades of grief

7 Jan 2015

As his innings commenced in Sydney, you swore you could hear Shane Watson thinking. Not to imply that his mental machinery is so lumbering as to be audible from the stands, but his desperation to succeed was conveyed in broadcast quality. Having seen his openers assemble a double-century partnership on a benign pitch on Day […]

Shut the Buck up and leave Chris Rogers alone

Shut the Buck up and leave Chris Rogers alone

27 Dec 2014

Before this Australia-India series even began, some people were very down on Chris Rogers. Too old, too slow, too close to the end. Before this Australia-India series began, some were very down on Rohit Sharma. Too young, too fast, never likely to make a beginning. Two Tests have provided differing fortunes. A run of fifties […]

Johnson finds his magic as the Mitching hour returns

Johnson finds his magic as the Mitching hour returns

21 Dec 2014

If cricket can be characterised by the ponderous tick of a scoreboard clock, Mitchell Johnson is a player in fast forward. Much of Test cricket’s joy is in gradual gratification: the way you wait through sessions for particular achievements to be built, and through days for what you hope will be a glorious resolution. More […]

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