Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores has no doubts paceman Jake Ball will cope with the pressure of making his Ashes debut.
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There was nothing scary under the duvet for England fans at home and satisfaction for the selectors after James Vince’s 83 prevented a repeat of Australia’s rampant start in 2013It was the actor Hugh Laurie who perhaps best summed up the mood back in E…
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England finished day one of the first Ashes Test at 196-4 after a tight affair at the Gabba. Alastair Cook was caught in the day’s third over but Mark Stoneman and James Vince dug in for the tourists and partnered for 125 before being dismissed. Captai…
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A wicket more comparable to England’s pastures green initially muted the hosts’ fearsome quicks as the Ashes got underwayOpening days are overrated. In an Ashes context, we happily forget that they are rarely oracular but it doesn’t stop us retrofittin…
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• ‘Comments like that give you extra incentive,’ batsman says of critic after 83• Australia’s Pat Cummins says Root dismissal ‘pretty much the dream wicket’James Vince said that if Australia did not know some of England’s less-vaunted names before the …
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Start of men’s series heralds $400m boost to local economy with 30,000 England fans expected to travel for Tests Most people think of the Portuguese explorer when they hear the name Magellan. They’ve never heard of the global equities fund manager that…
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Joe Root is light years away from the visibility David Gower enjoyed and, away from terrestrial TV, some team-mates in Australia might as well be in a witness protection programmeAt the risk of making myself a hostage to fortune, it is very possible th…
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When it starts, where you can watch it, who’s going to win and which are players to watch – it’s all here in our guide for the uninitiatedThe first Test starts in Brisbane on Thursday morning local time, or for Blighty-based fans at 12 midnight GMT, wi…
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Glamorgan sign Australian batsman Shaun Marsh on a two-year contract as their new overseas player.
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• Seamer was declared fit on Monday for selection and Ashes debut • Root: ‘Jake has bowled well when he’s had opportunities on the tour’England have confirmed Jake Ball as their fourth seamer for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Ball takes the final p…
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Derbyshire sack all-rounder Shiv Thakor after he was found guilty of two sexual exposure charges.
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New Essex head coach Anthony McGrath tells BBC Look East they must evolve, as people will no longer be surprised by the county champions.
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The pool in the Brisbane stadium, which hosts this week’s first Ashes Test, is supposed to get new people interested in cricket – but some think it could be a distraction for the playersName: The Pool Deck.Age: One year. Continue reading…
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Many of England’s squad have not played a Test in Australia but most have experience of conditions there and will be ready for the Ashes challengeBack in 1949 John Arlott tried to work out exactly why the Ashes feels so much more special than England’s…
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Opening batsman says Stokes has let his team and country downAustralian suffers neck injury and appearance in first Ashes Test not assured David Warner has accused Ben Stokes of letting England down through his Ashes absence. But the Australian opener …
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When Australia host England at the Adelaide Oval on 2 December it will be the first day-night Test in an Ashes series. But just what are day-night Tests all about and why do they use a pink ball? Here we reveal all Continue reading…
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