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: 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

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: Australia Claim Unlikely Victory Over Pakistan

Australia recorded an unlikely victory over touring Pakistan in Sydney today after the visitors had put themselves in a match winning position requiring just 175 for the victory. Australia owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mike Hussey (134) who helped save their second innings with a record-breaking ninth wicket stand of 123 in partnership … Read more Cricket: Australia Claim Unlikely Victory Over Pakistan

The Ashes 2009: England All Out for 332 1st Innings Final Test

Early on the second day of the final Ashes 2009 test between England and Australia, the hosts were back in the pavillion after Broad edged to Ricky Ponting at slip. England had totalled 332 for their first innings. The pitch, at the Brit Oval, is beginning to break up slightly, and Englands bowlers will be … Read more The Ashes 2009: England All Out for 332 1st Innings Final Test

The Ashes 2009: Edgbaston Day Three Preview

England resume their first innings batting on day three of this enthralling Edgbaston Ashes 2009 test match on 116 for 2 knowing that a solid day at the crease could see them edge closer to a series victory. Captain Andrew Strauss resumes on 64, he’ll be hoping to stay long beyond the first over he … Read more The Ashes 2009: Edgbaston Day Three Preview

The Ashes 2009 – England Bowlers Take Control On 2nd Edgbaston Morning

It was lucky number 7 for Andrew Strauss and his England compatriots as they left the Edgbaston field of play for lunch having dismissed 7 Australian batsmen for just 77 runs in a wonderful morning’s play, which saw the visitors come in on 207 for 8. England came out this morning knowing that early wickets … Read more The Ashes 2009 – England Bowlers Take Control On 2nd Edgbaston Morning

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