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).
- Member Since:
- June 2010
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- Melbourne, Australia
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- Geoff Lemon
As debutant Josh Hazlewood completed his five-wicket haul on Thursday, the last piece of Australia’s bowling future may have clicked into place. Hazlewood had an inauspicious start to the second Test against India the day before, breaking down in the intense heat and humidity, and getting his first wicket in dodgy fashion when Cheteshwar Pujara […]
On the final day of the Australia-India classic, there was an over when Nathan Lyon’s career might have ended. Murali Vijay had faced 159 balls, Virat Kohli 77. Tea was 13 overs away. Kohli regarded the catchers and run-savers on the leg side, then knelt and flicked over them to the midwicket fence. The next […]
Had Michael Clarke elected to keep batting on the third morning of this first Test against India on Thursday, Steve Smith could have had a Test double century within the hour. Had I predicted that a couple of years ago, cricket fans would have suggested I take some time off to recuperate. Such is Smith’s […]
At the end of play on Tuesday, Michael Clarke’s career was over. By Wednesday he was cricket’s dominant human. You wish people could make up their minds. “Clarke’s playing future in limbo”, said the back page of the local rag here in Adelaide after Day 1 of the first Test against India. >>FOLLOW THE LIVE […]
David Warner shouldn’t have been able to play that innings. The clean intensity of his attack, its consistent tempering with restraint. His progress from a former youthful fury to a current clinical precision. The holding of that balance from the second over of the day until after the tea break, through 145 runs, until, facing […]
For a grim fortnight cricket has been on everybody’s minds, but no one has been thinking much about the cricket. There’s a relief to having a game about to start. In Adelaide on Tuesday, Australia and India get their rearranged Test series underway. Not that a game will make us forget the untimely death of […]