The first session of the First Test has often proved a pivotal passage of play in Ashes series Down Under. Even the first ball; Steve Harmison’s wide to second slip in 2006, or Michael Slater smashing Phil DeFreitas through cover point for four in 1994. It tends to “set the tone”, as the pundits like to say – and the tone in the Sky Sports commentary box these days is like a dressing-room banter free-for-all.
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Friday 05 January 1996
Wednesday 27 December 1995
Sunday 24 December 1995
Monday 18 December 1995
Wednesday 06 December 1995
Gaustad's aim is to stock every sports book written in English, and many that are not, including Rock Bottom, the Paul Merson story
Saturday 09 September 1995
Wednesday 23 August 1995
Sunday 20 August 1995
Monday 14 August 1995
Sunday 06 August 1995
Sunday 30 July 1995
Monday 24 July 1995
Botham will have to get better. He has a good face for television, but commentators are heard, not seen, and his voice is not so compelling
Wednesday 31 May 1995
Wednesday 24 May 1995
Sunday 12 February 1995
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more