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England 278 for 8 (Malan 63, Stoneman 61, Fallins 4-71) v Cricket Australia XILive scorecard and ball-by-ball details There is always talk ahead of an Ashes tour about the hostility England will face in Australia: the quick pitches, aggressive fast bowlers and rowdy crowds. But, on the opening day of first-class cricket on this tour,
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England might have sent for a replacement fast bowler, but they will not be calling up another spinner. Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, was so impressed by Mason Crane in last week’s two-day warm-up game in Perth that he would have “no problems at all” selecting him during the Ashes series. And while Bayliss admitted
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England may have to “play on the egos” of Australia’s batsmen if they are going to win the Ashes, and Stuart Broad feels he is just the man to do so. While Broad has produced several series-defining Ashes spells in England, his memories of Australia are less positive. He was forced home after injuring himself
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Steven Finn has been ruled out of the Ashes due to a knee injury. Finn sustained the injury when batting in the nets in Perth on the first day of middle practice. He was given an injection a couple of days ago but the injury, which has now been diagnosed as torn cartilage in his
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Steven Finn has two days to save his Ashes tour as he continues to struggle with a knee injury. Finn, who sustained the injury while batting in the nets in Perth last week, was given an injection a couple of days ago but has not made the progress the England management hoped. A decision will
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England 349 for 6 dec (Stoneman 85, Vince 82, Hardie 2-46) drew with Western Australia 342 (Philippe 88, Hinchliffe 75, Anderson 4-27, Overton 2-70)Scorecard James Anderson acknowledges the ovation Getty Images In the grand scheme of things, this was probably exactly the day England needed. Coming off an unusually long layoff (by their standards; it is
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England 349 for 6 (Stoneman 85, Vince 82, Malan 56, Ballance 51) v Western Australia XIScorecard and ball-by-ball details It didn’t take long for any thought that England might ease their way into the Ashes tour to be dispelled. Just two balls into the first game, Alastair Cook had gone for a duck. It was
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Craig Overton has described a ban handed to him for using abusive language as “the turning point” of his career. Overton has emerged as a genuine contender for a place in England’s team for the first Ashes Test at Brisbane in three-weeks’ time. But he admits the wake-up call of the ban – the result
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Moeen Ali and Steven Finn have been ruled out of involvement in the first two games of England’s Ashes tour. Scans on the pair have confirmed that Moeen (left side) and Finn (left knee) will not be fit for selection for either the two-day warm-up match starting in Perth on Saturday, or next week’s four-day
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Steve Smith, Australia’s captain, may have called for his side to reopen a few English scars when the Ashes get underway at Brisbane later this month, but the man who, four years ago, inflicted more physical and mental pain on England’s cricketers than any other player won’t be adding to that grief on this tour.
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Jon Lewis and Gary Palmer have been added to the England Lions coaching team ahead of their trip to Australia. Lewis, who played one Test and 15 limited-overs matches for England, will replace Chris Silverwood as bowling coach on the tour and will continue to fulfil the role when the squad travels to the Caribbean
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Injury concerns to Moeen Ali and Steven Finn overshadowed England’s first attempt at middle-practice at the start of their Ashes tour. Both will undergo scans in Perth on Friday afternoon after reporting discomfort during the session at Richardson Park. Finn’s injury was sustained while batting in the nets. He either hit his left knee with
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Australia’s captain Steven Smith has declared he wants to re-open English scars from the 2013-14 Ashes, placing a premium on a telling blow in the first Test of the summer at the Gabba as the key to a successful pursuit of the urn. Smith has not forgotten the shattering effect of the 2013 Brisbane Test
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Chris Nash has signed for Nottinghamshire after begin released from his contract by Sussex last week. The 34-year-old has agreed a three-year deal to play at Trent Bridge. Nash’s departure at Sussex was followed by that of the head coach, Mark Davis, after a difficult season in which the south-coast county failed to achieve promotion.
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Chris Silverwood, Essex’s head coach, is set to be appointed as the successor to Ottis Gibson as England’s bowling coach. According to reports, Silverwood will take up the role full time from January, with Shane Bond already in place as bowling consultant for the Ashes. Silverwood has enjoyed two successful years in charge at Chelmsford,
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If Alec Stewart is correct, England have packed the best wicketkeeper in the world among their Ashes luggage, almost as you would take a spare toothbrush on holiday. Ben Foakes, uncapped and on his first senior tour, travels to Australia as Jonny Bairstow’s deputy, though such is the nature of England expeditions Down Under, it
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England women 8 for 284 (Knight 88*, Beaumont 74, Taylor69, Schutt 4-44) beat Australia women 9 for 257 (Healy 71, Bolton 62, Hartley 3-45) by 20 runs (DLS method)Scorecard Heather Knight looks to get behind a delivery Getty Images Led firmly by the captain Heather Knight, England outmanoeuvred Australia in the third match of the women’s
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Chris Woakes is an unlikely candidate to lead the way in England’s attempts at mental disintegration in the build-up to the Ashes but, in his own well-mannered Brummie fashion, he has pointed up one or two Australian weaknesses less than a month out from the first Test. England were beaten 5-0 on their last Ashes
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I see witnesses have come forward to defend Ben Stokes. That’s great. So he can play in the Ashes then? Well hold on a minute. Somerset and Avon Police are still investigating the incident and the ECB has suspended him indefinitely as it awaits developments. The guy’s a hero. If Stokes had saved me from
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