from Left field:

England break 24-year duck with Ashes triumph

December 29, 2010

CRICKET-ASHES/

11.53am local time on December 29, 2010 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.  It's the moment England cricket fans have waited nearly a quarter of a century for.  The Ashes are won/retained in Australia.

from Left field:

Johnson makes feelings clear after swinging success

December 17, 2010

CRICKET-ASHES/

Mitchell Johnson showed the sort of form that won him the 2009 ICC Cricketer of the Year award with a fiery spell  of inswinging that accounted for four of the England top order on Friday morning, bringing Australia right back into the third Ashes test in Perth.

from Left field:

Ricky’s woes continue as Aussies struggle in Perth

December 16, 2010

Ponting dismissed

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting failed for the fourth time in five innings in the current Ashes series as the hosts struggled to 179-6 at tea on the first day of the third test against England.  

from Left field:

Can England win the Ashes Down Under?

November 1, 2010

CRICKET/England captain Andrew Strauss sounded confident when he said his side could not have prepared more thoroughly for their bid to retain the Ashes. The squad flew out to Perth on Friday with good reasons to be optimistic about returning from Australia with the famous urn, a feat last achieved by an England side in 1986-87.

from Left field:

Should England bring back Harmison for Lord’s?

July 13, 2009

I am probably not the only one arriving at work today with fingers gnawed to the bone following England's nail-biting escape in the first Ashes test in a stunning finale in Cardiff, capping a memorable opening match to the series.