Tag Archives: The Ashes

England’s Year in Review

“It might seem a trivial affectation but it was a symbol of togetherness, an indication that this England were comfortable in each other’s company and wanted to share success, which was not always the case in the recent past.” John … Continue reading

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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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How Jardine steals the show in new Ashes play: Robin Hutchison

By the time The Scotch Express eased into platform four of Nottingham Station more than 20,000 people had crammed into its red brick booking hall. Many had sought refuge from the swaying crowd on window ledges, or were hanging off … Continue reading

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Aussie blood flows in the Gabbatoir

So much for the “Blue Monster”. The soubriquet attributed to the Gabba pitch by the Brisbane Courier-Mail before the first Test match turned out to be more like Exhibit A in the case for the Flat Earth Society, and as … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: The self-fulfilling prophecy of Lord's

It used to be said that England were always hopeless at Lord’s. And it used to be true: between 1979 and 1999, when they lost to New Zealand, England won six Tests out of 30 there and lost 12. During … Continue reading

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The TWC interview: Simon Jones

Simon Jones was a key member of England’s Ashes winning side in 2005, but due to a succession of injuries has not played for his country since. Currently contracted to Worcestershire, Jones will not play this season due to a … Continue reading

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Jrod: Nathan Hauritz is better than England

Is Nathan Hauritz better than England? Yes. He took six wickets. They took five (Brad Haddin, caught at deep-midwicket slogging pre-declaration, doesn’t count). England shouldn’t be embarrassed though, Hauritz is the best club spinner in Sydney on the days Greg … Continue reading

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Edward Craig: The Duckworth/Lewis Method hit The Oval

A packed Oval, a cheering crowd yelling abuse at Shane Warne, a sing-a-long – it could have been 2005. But instead it was the eve of the Ashes series and the Duckworth/Lewis Method, a new band created by The Divine … Continue reading

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Vaughany: Preparation is vital

Standing in the garden, I assess the scene. Move that sun lounger forward a few feet? Get it in the line of sight from the barbeque? I add another deckchair to the ring. The mobile goes. “Hello Duncan, I’ve got … Continue reading

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Jrod: Thankyou England, we can count on you

Thank you England. It hasn’t been a great time for Australian cricket fans. Old dudes can’t be culled. Spinners can’t be found. Captains can’t work out fields or over rates. Prolific batsmen face private credit crunches and 20 wickets a … Continue reading

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