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

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

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