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  • Stuart Broad hails ‘dream’ day as historic haul puts England in charge Stuart Broad hails ‘dream’ day as historic haul puts England Posted on - Aug 05, 2015 Bowler claimed career-best figures of eight for 15 on day one at Trent Bridge ‘It’s great to have a personal best against Australia,’ says Broad Stuart Broad reflected on a dream performance after delivering on the request from his captain, Alastair Cook, to make history in the fourth Test with the greatest Ashes figures ever returned by a fast bowler, claiming eight for 15 on day one at Trent Bridge that means...

  • Australia’s Chris Rogers apologises for his role in resale of Ashes tickets Australia’s Chris Rogers apologises for his role in resale of Posted on - Jun 24, 2015 Rogers banned from selling Ashes tickets for Lord’s Test Opener insists Middlesex were fully aware of his intentions The Australian opener Chris Rogers offered an apology for his role in the unsanctioned resale of Ashes tickets for this summer’s Test at Lord’s but has been left disappointed after insisting Middlesex were fully aware of his intentions. Rogers, who retires from international cricket following the series in England, set up a company called Inside...

  • Trevor Bayliss: ODI victory over New Zealand bodes well for Ashes series Trevor Bayliss: ODI victory over New Zealand bodes well for Posted on - Jun 24, 2015 England coach is scheduled to start his new role on Thursday ‘It sounds like they’re in a good place and they’re enjoying themselves’ The new England coach, Trevor Bayliss, believes the recent one-day international series victory over New Zealand bodes well for their chances in this summer’s Ashes. Bayliss is scheduled to start work in his new post on Thursday before the five-match series, which begins in Cardiff on 8 July. A 14-man...

  • Alastair Cook and cricket greatness Alastair Cook and cricket greatness Posted on - Jun 23, 2015 His sheer bloody-minded self-belief has brought with it 114 England caps, 27 hundreds and 9,000 Test runs, but has Cook lifted himself among the greats? Nine thousand runs, 27 hundreds, 114 caps; more runs and more centuries than any other Englishman, the eternal Graham Gooch eclipsed... We must start to consider the greatness of Alastair Cook: the statistics alone demand it. It feels strange to do so, because Cook is so evidently...

  •  Craig Kieswetter says England dressing room was riven by cliques Craig Kieswetter says England dressing room was riven by Posted on - Jun 22, 2015  Success changed people’ says wicketkeeper  ‘There was a sense of them and us’ Craig Kieswetter has said that the England team he played in was riven by cliques with players dividing up into South Africans against English during training sessions. The former Somerset wicketkeeper and batsman said that although he entered a united dressing room in early 2010, winning the World T20 and then the Ashes in Australia “changed people”. “It wasn’t just us...

  • Moeen Ali must get more of a turn before England trust his Ashes spin Moeen Ali must get more of a turn before England Posted on - Jun 16, 2015 The groans and moans from the spectators were audible and predictable. Saeed Ajmal, for a time before the crackdown the premier spinner in the world, was bowling the final over before a second new ball became available to Worcestershire, and three times Warwickshire’s beefy, dangerous lower-order leftie Keith Barker belted him unceremoniously to the ropes. “Rubbish,” they grumbled. “Take him off, what have we signed him again for?” These are...