Australia Opens National Cricket Centre in Brisbane Ahead of Ashes

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 … Read more Australia Opens National Cricket Centre in Brisbane Ahead of Ashes

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, … Read more Ashes 2013: Onions Called In to England Squad for Fourth Test

Cricket: England Retain the Ashes in Manchester Rain

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 … Read more Cricket: England Retain the Ashes in Manchester Rain

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

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

Aussie Cricketers to Play on Thames

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 … Read more Aussie Cricketers to Play on Thames

The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Win Series 3-1 With SCG Innings Victory

England have won the final Ashes 2010/2011 test match at Sydney’s SCG by an innings and 83 runs, giving them a 3-1 series victory in addition to the Ashes retention they had already secured. The series win is England’s first clear Ashes victory in Australia since 1986/87. England won this fifth and final test match … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Win Series 3-1 With SCG Innings Victory

The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Close To Win in SCG

On the fourth day of the final Ashes 2010/2011 test match at the SCG, the match took the turn that has happened twice before this Australian summer, as England batted well to post a monster first innings total of 644 before bowling out 7 Australian batsmen. Australia finished the day on 213 for 7 second … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Close To Win in SCG

The Ashes 2010/2011: Cook and Bell Help England Close in on Series Win in SCG

At the end of the third day of the fifth and final Ashes 2010/2011 test at the SCG, in Sydney, Australian hopes of levelling the series looked to be forlorn, as England, aided by centuries from Alistair Cook (189) and Ian Bell (115) took a commanding first innings lead. England ended the day on 488 … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011: Cook and Bell Help England Close in on Series Win in SCG

The Ashes 2010/2011: Advantage England on Rain-Delayed Opening Day at Sydney

England have taken a marginal advantage on the opening day of the fifth and final The Ashes 2010/2011 test match at Sydney’s SCG, after reducing the hosts to 134 for 4 on a rain-hit day of cricket. Australia looked to have got the better of the periods when play was possible, as they put themselves … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011: Advantage England on Rain-Delayed Opening Day at Sydney

The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Retain Ashes With Huge Win Over Australia at MCG

England have taken an unsurmountable 2-1 Ashes 2010/2011 series lead and, with only the Sydney test to play, therefore retain the Ashes they held going into this series following a crushing win in Melbourne’s MCG. England lifted the fourth Ashes 2010/2011 test match by an innings and 157 runs after bowling out Australia for just … Read more The Ashes 2010/2011 Cricket: England Retain Ashes With Huge Win Over Australia at MCG

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

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