Ashes hopes fading for England amid talk of series whitewash

It’s do or die for Joe Roots troops. Can England actually win at the WACA for the first time in 39 years and keep their Ashes dream alive?

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THE ASHES: Can England bounce back or will the Aussies just run rampant now?

Will England recover from their Gabba capitulation? As the teams head to Adelaide, momentum is with Australia and Smith, Warner and their bowling pack look ominous.

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First shots fired in Ashes on gripping day one

England fight back on a tense but enthralling first day’s play at the Gabba, writes Charlie Inglefield.

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ASHES COUNTDOWN: Gabba killing field awaits England

Brisbane’s ‘Gabbatoir’ is ready for the England cricket team but are they ready for it? CHARLIE INGLEFIELD assesses the chances of Joe Root’s legion conjuring up an epic first Test upset over Steve Smith’s men at their favourite hunting ground.

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ASHES PREVIEW: With or without Stokes, the battle will rage on

The England cricket team has touched down in Australia for the 2017/18 Ashes series. One of sport’s fiercest rivalries has a lot to offer us before the first ball is even bowled.

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Rising for the Ashes: can the Aussies recover from a bleak winter?

Everyone is worried: fans, ex-players, and pundits. How will Australia fare in the oldest Test series that gave us the Urn, Bodyline and countless heroic acts?

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Ashes 2017/18 countdown: exciting young guns stepping up

As the next Ashes series comes in to view, Charlie Inglefield takes an early glance at both cricket teams in light of their contrasting fortunes over the past couple of months.

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Reflections on village cricket: the heart and soul of the game

It may be strange to many that 11 blokes, of wildly differing stages of fitness and age, get together all dressed in white to smack about a bit of leather with a slab of willow. But to CHARLIE INGLEFIELD it’s totally normal.

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Steve Smith and Joe Root joint number one

Steve Smith and Joe Root have together knocked South Africa’s AB de Villers off cricket’s top perch.

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The most unexpected Ashes: a tale of two captains

The 2015 edition of the Ashes will go down as one of the most extraordinary cricket series, from beginning to end.

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Can Australia still win the Ashes?

The Aussies are in big trouble and the pressure is only going to intensify when the battle for the urn continues this week at Trent Bridge.

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Rare items of Aboriginal cricketing history discovered

Historic Aboriginal artifacts relating to the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England have been uncovered at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), in Exeter.

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Australians snubbed post match beer invitation with English

British cricketer James Anderson claims that Australia would not share a drink with England after the tourists’ crushing defeat in the first Ashes Test.

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Five of the best Ashes sledges of the past 140 years

With the first Ashes Test in Cardiff this week, we take a look at some of the better sledges from the almost 140 years of Anglo-Australian cricketing war of words.

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Ashes 2015 preview: English renaissance or Aussie walkover?

BATTLE FOR THE URN: Charlie Inglefield analyses the form book of both teams ahead of the eagerly awaited 2015 Ashes series.

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