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15 Ashes Tests in 24 months: madness or method?

England will play Australia home and away 15 times in a two-year stretch from 2013 till 2015. Absurd. Too much. Overkill. The death of cricket as we know it. That was my reaction and I am sure it was a … Continue reading

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Tredwell hoping to step up England career

Kent off spinner James Tredwell is hoping to be thrust into the England spotlight over the coming days and weeks as he looks to step up his involvement in the one-day international team. A potentially serious knee problem for first-choice … Continue reading

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Bresnan honour and Aussie’s county collection

England were denied the chance to parade the Ashes urn as a team on British soil this winter due to the scheduling of the one-day series against Australia immediately upon its conclusion, but recognition for individuals remains on the horizon. … Continue reading

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KP’s graceless Moores dig strikes sour note

It took some doing to strike a sour note after England’s Ashes triumph, but Kevin Pietersen has managed it. His petty, clumsy and graceless attempt to have a dig at the former coach Peter Moores is further confirmation that all … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Cook and Trott smash records, Ashes draw – The Gabba, day five

From Sam Collins at The Gabba Close: first Test, day five, Brisbane Match score: Australia 107-1 (Watson 40, Ponting 50) and 481 (Hussey 193, Haddin 136, Finn 6-125) drew with  England 517-1 (Cook 235*, Trott 135*, Strauss 110) and 260 … Continue reading

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Have conditions swung England’s way?

The first blow of the 2010-11 Ashes series was struck last summer – ironically in England – when a climate scientist at The University of Reading produced research which suggested that the weather might be on Australia’s side. The meteorologist … Continue reading

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Leicestershire’s England nursery and becoming a mountaineer

A back injury has reduced the chance of significant cricketing history being made this Ashes winter. It is more than 100 years since brothers appeared for different countries at Test level but the rapid ascent of James Pattinson in Australia’s … Continue reading

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Ashes phoney war will be a lot of fun

When the England team convened for the first batch of this summer’s ODIs, the first duty of Andrew Strauss was to introduce himself to Craig Kieswetter, his new wicketkeeper and his new opening partner. They have never played together. Strauss … Continue reading

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Ponting the Ashes ‘villain’

It’s warming up nicely, even better than expected. An Ashes series, when the outcome remains undecided, gets under the skin so much better than any other. Even the press corps loses its air of bored resignation and cold objectivity becomes … Continue reading

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King Cricket: What shoes does Mitchell Johnson play in?

Yesterday, someone arrived at kingcricket.co.uk after searching ‘what shoes does Mitchell Johnson play in’. We have no idea, but we’d guess that he wears oversized clown shoes, such was his co-ordination yesterday. Balls were going all over the place. It … Continue reading

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