Vic Marks in Perth

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Dec 13

‘C’mon, knock him over’ – the day Aussie sledging stopped me in my tracks | Vic Marks

Australia have hinted they will bring up the Ben Duckett affair in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth as they demonstrate their love of the art of mental disintegration that goes back a long wayIt took an awfully long time to bowl my fi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/dec/13/australia-sledging-duckett-third-ashes-test-england

Dec 12

Alastair Cook’s milestone Test doubles up as the ‘biggest game of our lives’

England opener, who will play his 150th Test, has never seen an England team work as hard and they will need to turn toil into triumph against a rampant Australia in Perth to stay in the AshesAlastair Cook is hoping his 150th Test goes rather better th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/12/alastair-cook-milestone-england-australia-ashes-third-test

Dec 11

Australia’s Ashes angel Nathan Lyon has England in a spin before Waca Test | Vic Marks

A year ago the spinner was on the brink of being dropped – now he is the linchpin of the side whose fizzing deliveries are tormenting batsmenIt feels unprecedented before a big match at the Waca that batsmen should spend time fretting about playing aga…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/11/australia-nathan-lyon-spin-ashes-england-cricket

Dec 09

England’s problem this Ashes may be drinking unwisely rather than too much

After Ben Duckett’s folly, the perception could be that England have an alcohol problem among a small minority and they have a batting problem: there are situations vacant; right-handed teetotallers preferredAnother day in the paradise that is Per…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/09/england-drinking-ashes-ben-duckett

Dec 07

Craig Overton’s bruised ribcage a badge of honour for the England Ashes tyro | Vic Marks

Having ‘good fun’ fending off bouncers and taking four Australia wickets on his debut in Adelaide has left the 23-year-old itching for more Ashes actionSuddenly Craig Overton is no longer one of the dirt‑trackers, the also-rans who get hauled out to pl…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/07/craig-overton-england-bruised-ribcage-australia-ashes-test