Posts Tagged "Ashes"

Last night the Women’s Ashes continued, with the first of three T20s being played at North Sydney Oval in front of a crowd well in excess of 5,000.

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Tim Paine has a batting average of 19 over the past four Australian first class seasons yet, somehow, he is set to be recalled to Test cricket just weeks away from his 33rd birthday.

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There was a time in Australian cricket when the bowlers bowled and the batsmen batted. Unfortunately, this shameful mark on our history can never be changed.

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The Ashes are now just three weeks away, and it seems both nations are still far from certain about their best starting eleven.

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After a comprehensive defeat in the second ODI at Coffs Harbour, England have bounced back to trail Australia 4-2 in the women’s Ashes, with a 20-run win in Coffs Harbour yesterday.

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We’ve just completed the first leg of the Women’s Ashes, three one day internationals shared between the Allan Border Oval in Brisbane and the Coffs Harbour International Stadium in, you guessed it, Coffs Harbour.

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The Women’s Ashes series is set to kick off this weekend with the first of three One Day Internationals. The Ashes are awarded according to a combination of ODIs, T20s and one Test match.

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Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell has urged men’s cricket to adopt the women’s Ashes multi-format model to counter packed international schedules.

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Much has been written on the Ashes, with the next instalment coming up in the Australian summer. But did you know that the Ashes wins are currently tied 32-all?

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With a big Ashes summer on the horizon, we need to look at the likely candidates for the contentious Number 6 position in the Australian Test team.

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A “hatred” of England will fuel Australia during this summer’s Ashes, according to vice-captain David Warner.

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It can hardly be classed as the mother of all revelations to suggest England will be worse off without the presence of Ben Stokes.

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It was tempting to pen this column about the latest escapades of the extremely short fuse that has its human form in the shape of a certain Ben Stokes

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Ben Stokes remains England’s vice-captain but ongoing investigations into the firebrand’s latest misdeed means his Ashes hopes are still up in the air.

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Matthew Wade’s Ashes spot hangs by a thread after he conceded a whopping 30 byes and failed with the bat in the first Test against Bangladesh. But Australia’s wicket keeping stocks are worryingly low, with no strong alternative.

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West Indies’ Australian coach Stuart Law has lauded his side’s remarkable turnaround to beat England by five wickets at Headingley.

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It is amazing the amount of column inches and airtime that has been spent on the dispute between the Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). Tours cancelled with others in doubt, including the Ashes.

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When the Ashes kicks off in earnest on 23rd November at the ‘Gabbatoir’ – as it has become known to the locals following years of Australian dominance over all international visitors to Brisbane – it is likely the Aussies will indeed be favourites.

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Cricket is a form game, and to get into form you need to be on the field.

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One of my biggest bugbears is the fascination with the Ashes.

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