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The Ashes: Australian Bowlers

December 24th, 2013 by G Waldorf

It’s amazing the difference pace makes. If you’ve been watching any of the Ashes coverage, you will have seen at least one analyst’s segment on just how that extra bit of pace on the ball has been affecting the English batsmen. You don’t need to be too technical: the hurry-up has forced them to Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ashes: Where To Now For England?

December 22nd, 2013 by G Waldorf

Both captains celebrated their 100th Test appearances at the WACA, but Alistair Cook and Michael Clarke had very different experiences in Perth, and they will go away with starkly contrasting memories. They go away with different problems, too. Clarke heads to Melbourne with all the best problems in the world. With the Ashes regained, Clarke and Darren Lehman face Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ashes: Australian Batsmen

December 20th, 2013 by G Waldorf

All the focus seems like it has been on the Aussie bowlers in their successful recapturing of the littlest trophy in sport, and if you look at the headlines, then you’d be forgiven for thinking that it has all been about searing pace and steepling bounce. And, in fairness, Mitchell Johnson has been outstanding – and Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ashes Regained!

December 18th, 2013 by G Waldorf

What an Ashes series! The little urn is making its way to these shores as we write this, but Australia have been so dominant in the three Tests so far that they will have their sights on a whitewash that seemed pretty unlikely when the tourists first arrived in Australia.

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The Ashes: The WACA Is Waiting…

December 12th, 2013 by G Waldorf

This Ashes series has been sheer theatre so far. Mitchell Johnson has been the star of the show, but he has been ably supported by a cast of heroes in baggy green caps, and the tourists are staring down an all-but impossible task if they are to retain the Ashes. To make matters worse for Alistair Cook and his English side, the next stop in the series is the WACA, and a Perth pitch famous for Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ashes: Australia On Top

December 11th, 2013 by G Waldorf

Aussie fans have high standards. Maybe it’s because of the era we’ve just been through, when Warne, Ponting, McGrath, Hayden and the rest bossed international cricket, turning in incredible performance in game after game. So the past couple of years have been hard. Especially an Ashes tour of England that Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ashes: The Second Test

December 3rd, 2013 by G Waldorf

It’s been a long ten days. Funny, but it didn’t seem like there was such a long gap between Tests when Australia were touring England, and all the momentum was with the hosts. With so much to do between Tests to find a way to win, Michael Clarke must have felt like there just weren’t enough hours before the next coin toss. And now it’s the other way around – Australia would likely have been happy to Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ashes: English Bats, Aussie Balls

December 3rd, 2013 by G Waldorf

The Gabba Test was all about Midge. Few would deny that Brad Haddin’s knock to turn the Test in Australia’s favour was the work of a true competitor. And Michael Clarke’s ton in the second innings did more than put the hosts in a position to win the series opener – there were more than a few nerves settled by the sight of the Aussie skipper in the runs again. But it was Read the rest of this entry »

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