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What a fine mess English cricket finds itself in. Yet for supporters of a certain age, the last two months in Australia have just been a return to normal service.

Oram's century sends warning to England

Worcestershire 270-9 & 0-1 New Zealand 379-7 dec

Hussain's pleasure mixed with regret at plight of old rivals

Nasser Hussain has been on the wrong end of some heavy beatings during his three previous tours of the Caribbean, but the former England captain is taking little satisfaction from the current plight of West Indian cricket. After losing a home series to their fiercest rivals for their first time in 36 years against, the West Indies are in turmoil.

Trescothick restores confidence after let-offs

Carib Beer XI 129 v England 121-3

England's old guard forced to dig deep

West Indies 208 England 300-6

Lara unsure how to use firepower

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