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Can I play, please?

Who to choose for the rest of the Ashes Series On the first of next month England and Australia switch from the sublime, a five-day test match, to ..(ahem), a T20 blast/thump/smash/bash. But this will still form part of the ongoing Ashes series. After their loss at Trent Bridge, it presents England with a near

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What can England learn from the test?

The question should really be: what can the England selectors and coaching staff learn? Jon Lewis’ response after a loss by 85 runs was for the players to go harder. An interesting response after the intense efforts they put in. I would prefer him to have said: ‘I must think harder’. In one sense there

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The Ashes Test – Fifth and Last Day

Trent Bridge The call for 5-day tests was justified. This was a great game of cricket. Whatever England achieved – and it was plenty – the Australians found an answer, as they nearly always do. The final turning point came late yesterday, when the heart of England’s batting was shredded. That third Innings After a

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Ashes to Dust

The Ashes Test – Fourth Day Ecclestone, the One-woman show Sophie Ecclestone returned the remarkable figures of 77.1-16-192-10 across two innings. On a burning hot day she wheeled away selflessly, while Heather Knight’s choice of bowlers and bowling changes came under question. But neither Ecclestone’s bowling nor Tammy Beaumont’s record-breaking batting could give hope of

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Tammy Beaumont smashes new Records The Ashes – Third day

Tammy Beaumont continued her outstanding form, by breaking a series of batting records that will take some overhauling. First she passed Betty Snowball’s highest ever score by an English batter that had stood for 85 years. Then, amidst huge tension, she finally tickled another single to fine-leg to receive a prolonged standing ovation. Late in

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