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Flintoff finds his moment at last

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Andrew Flintoff struck the crucial blow in the Ashes decider, when he ran out Australian captain and key batsman Ricky Ponting.

Flintoff spent most of the match looking around expectantly for some limelight to stand in, as Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Jonathan Trott stole his moment.

But in his final test Flintoff seized his opportunity to become an Ashes hero once more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Andrew Brook

August 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Australia buy the spade, England dig the hole

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ENGLAND may have lost the Ashes today.

The day started badly for them when the fire alarm went off at their hotel at 4.30am.

Rumour has it Andrew Flintoff was not actually injured, he just fled Leeds in shame, after his bleary-eyed teammates witnessed him in his silky kimono. Read the rest of this entry »

Onions and Anderson swing out Australia

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ENGLAND swung the third Ashes test dramatically in their favour on the second day.

Graham Onions kicked off the damage with two wickets in the first two balls and followed it up with the prize wicket of Ricky Ponting.

This is bad news for Britain’s media. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

August 1, 2009 at 11:43 am

Boycott’s mum could do it better – if she were alive

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RICKY PONTING has thrown his toys out of pram after Australia failed to win the first test.

In doing so he has already turned Bilal Shafayat into this series’ Gary Pratt.

Even some of Ponting’s players have suggested that Australia would have adopted similar time-wasting tactics.

And Ponting only has himself and his side to blame for not bowling Monty Panesar out in 35 attempts.

Panesar is such a poor batsman that I am pretty sure Geoffrey Boycott’s mum could have got him out, if she were alive. Read the rest of this entry »