Sport

Sixers on the slide after run of losses

BIG Bash League champions the Sydney Sixers appear to be on the slide, having lost their past two games against Perth and the Melbourne Stars.

The team looks a shadow of the one that won 12 consecutive game in the Big Bash and T20 Champions League where it thrashed the Highveld Lions in the final.

But allrounder Moises Henriques said he had not given up hope the team could defend the BBL ttitle.

The Sixers played the Strikers last night at Adelaide Oval in what was a must-win game, and face the Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday night at the SCG.

Despite the slow start to this campaign, Henriques said there has been no panic among his teammates.

"Last year we were 1-1, then 2-2 and won the remainder of our games," he said.

"So I think we could still even lose one, or two more. You only need to come fourth to get into the semis."

But the 25-year-old admitted his side did need to improve, particularly in the field after making some crucial errors in its 21-run loss to the Stars.

"Last year we fielded well and didn't miss those opportunities. That's the difference between (chasing) 150 or 160 compared to 170 or 180," Henriques said.

Topics:  big bash league, sydney sixers



Intrust Super Cup: Seagulls on a mission

Tweed Heads Seagulls are planning on a big run towards the finals.

'It's unlikely but you just have to win every match'

Father of Tweed club farewelled in touching service

The 'father' of Tweed Heads Seagulls Rugby League Club, Colin Hayes, was farewelled on Thursday.

Col Hayes remembered in tributes.

Surfer's shark tale: 'That's when it's come straight at me'

Pictured at Kingscliff this morning Rodney Clark has survived a Great White encounter.

"I lost sight of my son because a wave hit him"

Latest deals and offers

Drowning Pool gig review at Max Watt's

Drowning Pool played Brisbane with A Breach of Silence and She Cries Wolf at the Max Watt's House of Music.

Drowning Pool prove that 'bodies' hit the floor when they play

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started