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

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

Cricket: England Take First Twenty20 Against Australia With Dramatic Last Ball Victory

England, fresh from their 2010/2011 Ashes success, have won the opening Twenty20 match against Australia in Adelaide in dramatic style, clinching victory in the very last ball with a four from Chris Woakes. Australia, who recorded 157-4, looked on course to defend that score, though England’s last gasp victory means they are now T20 World … Read more Cricket: England Take First Twenty20 Against Australia With Dramatic Last Ball 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: 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 2010/11 Cricket: First Test Drawn as No English Wickets Fall on Final Day in Brisbane

No wickets fell at all on the final day of the opening Ashes 2010/11 series test match at the Gabba, Brisbane. England’s batsmen Alistair Cook and Jonathan Trott put on a huge partnership of 325 on this increasingly benign wicket. Cook was the star of the show, hitting a whopping 235 not out which will … Read more The Ashes 2010/11 Cricket: First Test Drawn as No English Wickets Fall on Final Day in Brisbane

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

The Ashes 2009: Australia Show Grit to Earn Edgbaston Draw

Australian batsmen Michael Clarke (103 not out) and Marcus North (96) added to the good early work from opener Shane Watson (53) and Michael Hussey (64) to close out a draw in the third Ashes 2009 test match at Edgbaston this evening. The captains agreed to pronounce this test cricket match dead at ten to … Read more The Ashes 2009: Australia Show Grit to Earn Edgbaston Draw

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