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Australia Opens National Cricket Centre in Brisbane Ahead of Ashes

Hi-tech nets at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane

Australia has just opened the doors to the new National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, ahead of the first test against England in the Ashes tournament. Queensland’s Premier, Campbell Newman, officially opened the $29 million high performance cricket training facility at the Allan Border Field in Albion, with the help of Australian captain Michael Clarke and other cricketers including Greg Chappell ... Read More »

Ashes 2013: Onions Called In to England Squad for Fourth Test

England has called Durham pace bowler Graham Onions into their 13 man squad ahead of Friday’s Ashes 2013 Fourth Test match against Australia at his home ground in Chester-le-Street. Chris Tremlett, who narrowly missed out on the Old Trafford test remains in the squad, while spinner Monty Panesar and batsman James Taylor have been dropped, England Coach Andy Flower confirmed ... Read More »

Cricket: England Retain the Ashes in Manchester Rain

The Ashes Urn, which England regained this evening

Despite an Old Trafford performance from Australia which hinted at an Investec Ashes comeback, England’s cricket team have retained The Ashes after rain in Manchester meant there was barely any play on the fifth and final day. The resulting draw meant England – who led 2-0 going into this the third Ashes 2013 test match – can not be topped ... Read More »

“England to have won the Ashes by Sunday night” – Vaughan Predicts Swift Victory

James Taylor, who earned two Test caps last year, has been included in England's squad for the third Investec Ashes Test (c) England Cricket Board

Michael Vaughan has predicted a swift victory for England in the final Ashes match, which begins on Thursday. Refusing to be drawn further on predictions, the former England skipper restricted himself to stating, “England to have won the Ashes by Sunday night is the only forecast I am trusting in Manchester”. The third Test of the cricket tournament commences on ... Read More »

Aussie Cricketers to Play on Thames

Shane Watson and team mates at Edgbaston ealier in June.

Cricketers from the Australian Ashes Squad will have a training session with a difference on Thursday 20th June 2013 when they bob down the Thames on a special floating pitch. Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Chris Rogers, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc will play under the shadow of the Tower Bridge from 4pm at Butler’s Wharf Pier. The event has been ... Read More »