The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Bowl Out Australia for 98 on Opening Day at MCG

The Ashes 2010/2011 came alive with a spell of devastating swing bowling at the WACA last week, but it was to be England’s bowlers who struck decisively in the opening day at Melbourne, in the fourth Ashes test match. At stumps on the first day, a bumper crowd of almost 85,000 – the home support … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Bowl Out Australia for 98 on Opening Day at MCG

The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: Johnson Leads Australia Fightback on Perth Day Two

Mitchell Johnson lead a remarkable Australian fightback on the second day of the third Ashes 2010/2011 test match at the Waca, in Perth, Western Australia. The left-armed paceman produced a stunning spell en route to collecting six wickets for just 38 runs, which meant that Australia dismissed England for just 187, before putting on 119-3 … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: Johnson Leads Australia Fightback on Perth Day Two

The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Edge Day One in Perth

England edged closer to an Ashes 2010/2011 series win with a fine day in the field on the opening day of the third test in Perth, bowling out Australia for 268, before putting on 29 runs for no wicket in the final three quarters of an hour. Once again, as has been somewhat customary in … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Edge Day One in Perth

Cricket: Australian Defence Force VS Afghan National Army

The Tarin Kot base  in Southern Afghanistan now has a concrete cricket pitch thanks to sport-mad Aussie troops in the region. The Australian Defence Force and the Afghan National Army had a small knock-up to inaugurate the new facility. Army CAPT Pat Trainor, Force Support 3 garrison engineer, who helped to build the pitch in … Read more Cricket: Australian Defence Force VS Afghan National Army

The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Win Second Test in Adelaide by an Innings

England have won the second Ashes 2010/2011 test match on their tour of Australia by completing an emphatic victory in Adelaide on the fifth day. England won the match by an innings and 71 runs after removing the remaining six Australian wickets for just 66 runs, with Graeme Swann the pick of their bowlers, recording … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Win Second Test in Adelaide by an Innings

The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: Pietersen Double Century Gives England Control on Adelaide 3rd Day

Kevin Pietersen returned to batting form in fine style in the third day of the Ashes 2010/2011 Adelaide Test match, hitting 213 not out after starting the day on 85. England finished the day with 551-4, giving them control of the test after Australia’s disappointing 245 all out. On a day when the pitch offered … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: Pietersen Double Century Gives England Control on Adelaide 3rd Day

The Ashes Cricket 2010/2011: England Claim Opening Day of Adelaide Test

England’s bowlers took two Australian wickets without the scoreboard registering a single run for the hosts, in the opening over of the second Ashes 2010/2011 test match at Adelaide. At stumps, England had removed Australia for 245 runs on a pitch that had looked to be a 400+ wicket, and added a single run without … Read more The Ashes Cricket 2010/2011: England Claim Opening Day of Adelaide Test

The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: First Test Drawn as No English Wickets Fall on Final Day in Brisbane

No wickets fell at all on the final day of the opening Ashes 2010/11 series test match at the Gabba, Brisbane. England’s batsmen Alistair Cook and Jonathan Trott put on a huge partnership of 325 on this increasingly benign wicket. Cook was the star of the show, hitting a whopping 235 not out which will … Read more The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: First Test Drawn as No English Wickets Fall on Final Day in Brisbane

The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: England Rally on Day Four at Gabba

England have struck back with an excellent day of cricket in reply to Australia’s record-breaking third day at the Gabba, Brisbane in the opening Ashes 2010/11 test match. Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook produced a record English partnership of 188 as England took a lead of 88 runs into the final day. The tourists ended with … Read more The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: England Rally on Day Four at Gabba

The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: Australia Take Control on Day Three

Australia took control of the opening Ashes 2010/11 series as Mike Hussey (195) and Brad Haddin (136) produced a fabulous sixth-wicket stand of 307 on the third day at the Gabba. Australia finished the day having set a first innings total of 481 in reply to England’s lacklustre 260. England had begun their fightback with … Read more The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: Australia Take Control on Day Three

The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: Hussey Helps Australia Edge Second Day in Brisbane

Michael Hussey put on 81 not out to help Australia build a solid position on day two of the first Ashes 2010/11 test match at the Gabba in Brisbane. Australia finished the day on 220-5 chasing England’s 260 all out. James Anderson was England’s best bowler, as he collected 2 for 40, while Steven Finn … Read more The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: Hussey Helps Australia Edge Second Day in Brisbane

Cricket: Peter Siddle Gets The Ashes 2010/11 Underway with Hat-Trick

Peter Siddle had the 26th birthday every Australian cricketer dreams of today as he took a test-best 6-54 on the opening day of this summer’s Ashes series against England in Brisbane – making a brilliant hat-trick in the process. England rallied through the in-form Ian Bell (76), but were eventually removed for just 260 in  the … Read more Cricket: Peter Siddle Gets The Ashes 2010/11 Underway with Hat-Trick

Cricket: Australia Name Ashes Squad

Australia have named their 17 strong squad for this summer’s home Ashes tournament against England. There are few surprises in the squad, which featured many names from the Ashes tour of England 18 months ago, and is captained by Ricky Ponting. Michael Clarke is named as vice captain despite his back injury niggles appearing to … Read more Cricket: Australia Name Ashes Squad

Cricket: South African Makhaya Ntini Retires From International Cricket

Makhaya Ntini, the South African bowler, and first ever black player for the country’s cricket team, has today announced his decision to retire from international cricket. The player, who plans to carry on playing the sport domestically, has spent 12 years at international level, during which he amassed 101 test caps and appeared in 173 … Read more Cricket: South African Makhaya Ntini Retires From International Cricket