Hitting it hard: Grace Harris, 23, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Cricketer Grace Harris on smashing boundaries and her love of ice-cream.

Pace odyssey: Liam Hatcher, 20, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Fast bowler Liam Hatcher on being able to take as good as you give.

Scorching all-rounder: Hilton Cartwright, 24, cricketer

Richard Cooke
All-rounder Hilton Cartwright on choosing between batting and bowling, and playing for Zimbabwe, England or Australia.

Tricky wicket: Hamish Mackenzie, 46, blind cricketer

Richard Cooke
Hamish Mackenzie on the rattle and hum of blind cricket.

Back on deck: Ashton Agar, 21, cricketer

Geoff Lemon
Ashton Agar on his Ashes debut and 'the perfect moment'.

The overachiever: Ellyse Perry, 24, cricketer and soccer player

Richard Cooke
Dual international Ellyse Perry on the power of sport to bring the world together.

The natural: Holly Ferling, 19, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Her dad thought girls don’t play cricket, but Holly Ferling, rising star of the sport, proved him very wrong.

The finisher: James Faulkner, 24, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Cricket allrounder James Faulkner on closing out the big games.

Phillip Hughes, gone too soon

Martin McKenzie-Murray
A freak accident has cut short the career of a talented young cricketer and stunned a sports-loving nation.

The big hitter: Meg Lanning, 22, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Still in her early 20s, Meg Lanning is breaking cricket records around the world.

Cricket Australia and the AFL fight for best and brightest

Michael Filosi
The AFL is out-muscling Cricket Australia in attracting our multitalented young sportsmen.

Twenty20 vision: Brad Hodge, 39, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Brad Hodge discusses representing Australia again in the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.