The Ashes: Fifth Test, Day One

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With the series already won by England and the urn set to return home once again, the fifth test of the series at the Kia Oval was predicted by some to be somewhat dull and bland and just a prelude to the celebrations at the end of the match when Alastair Cook will lift the […] READ MORE


THE ASHES – FOURTH TEST, DAY 2

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Australia ended the second day of the fourth Ashes Test on 242-7 still trailing by 90 runs. Ben Stokes was the star of the day as he ran through the Australian batting order with a spirited and world-class bowling performance. He hasn’t had a great Ashes series with the ball so far, picking up only […] READ MORE


Ashes Twists and Turns Continue

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If a week is a long time in politics, the Ashes must seem an age? In a series that is remarkable for its capricious twists and turns with scant regard for the notions of form or momentum, one can only wonder what next anachronistic puzzle we’ll find at Trent Bridge? England scored a morale boosting […] READ MORE


Michael Clarke in Biggest Fight for Captaincy yet

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Michael Clarke’s continual slump in the Ashes series has sparked calls for his captaincy demise. The statistics don’t help him win over fans. In his past 28 Test innings, Clarke has scored two centuries but has failed to reach 50 on any other occasion. This is a far cry from the outstanding form seen in Australia a […] READ MORE


Old Scars Opened in Ashes Win

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Australia has opened old scars with a crushing 405 run win over England in the second Ashes Test from Lord’s. England was handed its fourth heaviest defeat in terms of runs in its fabled Test history after the tourists destroyed the hosts within four days on a benign track at the home of cricket. Out-batted, […] READ MORE


The Ashes: Second Test, Day One Review

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After the impressive, yet still quite surprising victory inside four days from England in Cardiff, all eyes were on Lord’s as the second Test match got under way. From first glance the pitch looked nothing like the belter that New Zealand had been treated to last month and the toss was always going to be […] READ MORE


The Ashes: First Test, Day One Review

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The Ashes: First Test, Day One With the counting down finally done with, the 2015 Ashes series got under way at the SWALEC ground, Cardiff and after a few suspect showers around in the morning, the ground staff managed to clear the playing area and proceedings got under way at 11:15, after anthems and other […] READ MORE


The Ashes Preview

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The 2015 Ashes summer begins on Wednesday. England meet the tourists at Cardiff, in the first instalment of what promises to be a thrilling summer of cricket. The hosts will be looking to bounce back after a 5-0 whitewash down under in their last meeting back in 2013-14. A couple of weeks ago one could […] READ MORE


Richie Benaud: Cricket’s Prized Possession

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There are very few in the world who – when they look back – can say they made the most of their life. If ever we wanted to make a dossier of such personalities, Richie Benaud will be the first name to be included. Born on the 6th of October 1930 at Penrith in New […] READ MORE