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

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: England Claim Narrow Victory in Group B Match With South Africa

England narrowly edged to victory over South Africa in their Group B ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 encounter on Sunday 6th March 2011. Having set an achievable total of just 171 All Out from 45.4 overs, England, helped by their best bowling effort to date in the tournament, removed South Africa for 165 in 47.4 … Read more ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: England Claim Narrow Victory in Group B Match With South Africa

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 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

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: South Africa Remove England for 180 in Fourth Test 1st Innings

England’s cricket team emerged today once again in their role as Mr Hyde to last week’s heroic Jekyll, as their top order capitulated, before Collingwood and Bell steadied the ship. England were (not so) eventually all out for just 180. Andrew Strauss (0) started the day badly as, despite winning the toss and electing to … Read more Cricket: South Africa Remove England for 180 in Fourth Test 1st Innings

The Ashes 2009: Broad Helps England to Series Winning Position on Oval Day Two

Stuart Broad took 5 wickets this afternoon to demolish the Australian batting lineup almost single-handedly – leaving England poised to lift this Ashes 2009 decider at the Brit Oval. Chasing England’s total of 332, Australia were bowled out for just 160, before rallying by removing three england batsmen for 58 runs before stumps. After England … Read more The Ashes 2009: Broad Helps England to Series Winning Position on Oval Day Two

The Ashes 2009 – Prior Helps England Take Charge at Close of Lord’s Day Three

After Australia had put the brakes on two nervous English batsmen in the afternoon session, Matt Prior’s quickfire 61 helped England take charge of the second Ashes 2009 test at Lords. Play closed with England 521 ahead of Australia on 311 for 6. Strauss and Cook had got England off to a quick start after … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Prior Helps England Take Charge at Close of Lord’s Day Three