The Ashes 2009 – England Opt Not To Enforce Australian Follow On

It took an age, but, after a change of bowlers which brought Onions into the England attack, they had soon accounted for Hauritz (24) and Siddle (35) eventually dismissing Australia for 215, ensuring that they had the option of putting Australia back in to bat. The England captain, Andrew Strauss, and his men had clearly … Read more The Ashes 2009 – England Opt Not To Enforce Australian Follow On

The Ashes 2009 – Anderson Nudges England Ahead at end of Second Day at Lord’s

If they selected a “Man of the Day” in test matches, there would be only one contender for the second day of the Lord’s test match between England and Australia in Ashes 2009: James Anderson. Anderson claimed 4 wickets for just 36 runs with the ball as well as contributing an important 29 runs in … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Anderson Nudges England Ahead at end of Second Day at Lord’s

The Ashes 2009 – Lord’s Test Match Swings During Second Morning’s Play

England and Australia go to Lunch on the Second day of the Ashes 2009 test at Lords with honours relatively even after England were dismissed for 425 and the Australians lost two early wickets to come in with their 1st innings total at 22-2. The cricketing gods must have paid a special visit to Lord’s … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Lord’s Test Match Swings During Second Morning’s Play

The Ashes 2009 – Lord’s Day Two Preview

England and Australia will take to the field this morning with the second test match of The Ashes 2009 lying in the balance – England are batting and will restart with 364 for 6 wickets. The picture could, and perhaps should, be much brighter for England after a great start was effectively erased when Kevin … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Lord’s Day Two Preview

The Ashes 2009 – Australians Claim Opening Day of Second Test After Tea

At lunch, England were bowling along, having won the toss and elected to bat, with no wickets down for a handsome total of 126. At tea, England had dropped two wickets, having lost Cook (95) and Bopara (18) but were still going along nicely on 255 for 2. However, for the second Ashes 2009 test … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Australians Claim Opening Day of Second Test After Tea

The Ashes 2009 – Andrew Strauss Makes Captain’s Century for England

England captain, Andrew Strauss, hit his first century of the Ashes 2009 series – indeed, the first for any Englishman – on the opening day of the second test at Lord’s, in the last over before tea. The players retired for tea with the score at 255 for 2 after the Australian team claimed the … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Andrew Strauss Makes Captain’s Century for England

The Ashes 2009 – England Reach Lunch at Lord’s Without Loss

England have improved their batting in the second test against Australia in The Ashes 2009 at Lord’s as the teams stopped for lunch with the hosts on 126 runs without loss. Opener Alistair Cook had the lions share of the runs, passing his half century and finishing the session on 67. Andrew Strauss is close … Read more The Ashes 2009 – England Reach Lunch at Lord’s Without Loss

England Head to Lords as Andrew Flintoff Retires from Test Cricket

The recurrence of the knee injury that has plagued Andrew Flintoff’s career has led the former England cricket captain to announce his retirement from test cricket, in order to concentrate on the one day game. The current Ashes test series will be Flintoff’s last for England. Though many will lament the loss of one of … Read more England Head to Lords as Andrew Flintoff Retires from Test Cricket