Two hundreds this week by England batsmen in the warm-up games before the Ashes series starts in Brisbane on 21 November. But they will soon be forgotten, whereas to score a Test century is to be remembered forever.
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Monday 20 December 2010
Thank you, Mitchell Johnson. Not my words but those of Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide. Well, not his words, exactly, but that's undoubtedly what he's thinking after Johnson's brilliant spell in Perth rescued the MCG from the prospect of a moderate Boxing Day crowd. That looked very possible before Australia's win in the third Test, when one Melbourne newspaper ran an online poll asking respondents if they would bother going to the Test should England have wrapped up the Ashes by then. Most responded in the negative.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
The 2010/11 Ashes are nearly upon us as England look to retain the urn against Australia.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
The Ashes and sledging go together like stumps and bails but England are seemingly determined to for once avoid any slanging match with Australia. Matt Prior, the visiting wicketkeeper, insists that if one-liners and wise-cracks rear their head over the next three months, they will come from the home team.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
England intend to avoid sledging tactics and let their cricketing ability do the talking for them in the Ashes this winter.
Thursday 16 September 2010
Monday 13 September 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
Amid the hullabaloo, one small matter has been easily overlooked. England have become unusually efficient at limited-overs cricket. Already world champions in the shortest form of it, there is no reason to doubt that they can make it a double in India next spring by winning the original version.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Kevin Pietersen enjoyed some much-needed time in the middle at Hove yesterday as he searched for form ahead of the winter Ashes tour, scoring a brisk 116 off 105 balls for his new county, Surrey.
Thursday 29 July 2010
It says a lot for the development of England under Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss that there will scarcely be a breath of selection controversy at Trent Bridge over the next few days.
Sunday 25 July 2010
Saturday 24 July 2010
Pakistan secured their first Test win against Australia in 15 years after they nervously knocked off the 40 runs they required on the fourth morning at Headingley.
Thursday 22 July 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
Monday 10 May 2010
Gloucestershire teenager David Payne took four wickets in as many balls but it was not enough to stop his side from suffering a 42-run defeat to Essex in their Clydesdale Bank 40 match at Chelmsford.
Sunday 18 April 2010
Nottinghamshire set down an early marker in the County Championship, completing victory by the new 16-point maximum over Kent with almost a day and a half to spare.
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