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

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: 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