Category Archives: The Ashes

Ashes double is delight for Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire were the big winners when the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Trent Bridge and Old Trafford will stage 2013 Ashes Tests along with Lord’s, The Oval and Durham’s Riverside. While Lancashire, Warwickshire and Glamorgan must content themselves with … Continue reading

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Cardiff Ashes Test in 2015 rewards ‘Team Wales’ bid

Glamorgan will stage an Ashes Test match against Australia in 2015 at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, with the county club’s chairman Barry O’Brien insisting Wales’ ability to organise high profile sporting events won the day. Despite having to delay paying … Continue reading

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The Lunatic Fringe

For two decades touring Australia offered only bad memories for England fans, yet they kept going in their thousands. Daniel Brigham finds out why. February 17, 1971. England were in sight of their first Ashes series victory for 14 years, … Continue reading

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Tim Bresnan: How to bowl reverse swing

Before England left for the Ashes trip, Tim Bresnan spoke to the magazine about his previous experience in Australia as a club cricketer and the secrets of reverse swing. Find the audio below, Edward Craig asking the questions.

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World Cup: Sad case of the Colly wobbles

Stuart Appleby salutes a fading England star who has barely warranted a mention of late. Amid the exhilaration of England reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup, one man’s sad demise has been overlooked. It seems they’ll be no more … Continue reading

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Martin Johnson: Flogging the Skegness donkey

Many years ago, after taking nought for plenty on a pitch that could have been used as exhibit A in the case for the Flat Earth Society, the England pace bowler Alan Ward wearily lowered himself into the dressing room … Continue reading

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The Brilliant, Unforgiven Captain

The Brilliant, Unforgiven Captain October 2009 Ricky Ponting is an exceptional batsman, has a better captaincy record than Steve Waugh, yet will not be forgiven for losing the Ashes twice, says Kevin Mitchell They booed him in. They did not … Continue reading

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England Down Under: Cash In The Ashes

England’s triumph in the Test series could mean a real boost to the sport’s bank accounts. John Stern reports on the commercial benefits of victory in Australia WITH ONE or two exceptions England’s Ashes heroes failed to cash in on … Continue reading

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XI Reasons Why England Won In Australia

Kookaburra mastered? Tick. Local media tamed? Tick. Serious preparation? Tick. Lawrence Booth on how England kept the ur   1 Military planning Andrew Strauss came under fire from predictable quarters when he missed the Bangladesh tour in early 2010 but … Continue reading

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England On Tour: A Friend In Need

Twenty years ago England were not accompanied on tour by an army of support staff as they are today. But they did have a chaplain, a former first-class player called Andrew Wingfield Digby. He talks candidly to Sam Collins about … Continue reading

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