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EXC: Jordan says 'everyone has bought into England's rotation policy'

Chris Jordan backs England’s rotation policy, insisting ‘everyone has bought into it’ – and all-rounder believes ECB’s decision ‘won’t change the success or affect results’ England have a bloated calendar this year across Test, ODI and Twenty20 cricket As a result, the ECB are rotating their players in a bid to manage their workload Chris Jordan is an integral part of England’s T20 squad ahead of the World Cup The

Joe Root invites ICC to make judgement on Ahmedabad pitch after fans ‘robbed’ of authentic Test

Joe Root in action England captain Joe Root invited the International Cricket Council to make its own judgement on the state of the pitch that saw his side routed inside two days in Ahmedabad, a result he felt “robbed” fans of an authentic Test match. Regardless of conditions there was no disguising England had been roundly bested after they followed their 112 all out with an even more wince-inducing 81

Danny Frawley’s namesake Captain Spud, a horse the late St Kilda champion part-owned, breakthroughs for a win at Sale

CAPTAIN Spud, a horse which the late St Kilda champion Danny Frawley part-owned, broke through for an emotion-charged win at Sale on Friday. Frawley’s wife Anita and close friends make up the ownership of the aptly-named Peter Gelagotis-trained gelding, who dug deep in the straight to cling on for a hard-earned victory. “He was a dear friend, sadly lost, and very much loved and missed by a lot of people,”

Test batsman Travis Head reached a new first class milestone with his first ever double-hundred for South Australia

More than 300 runs in a week is the sort of scoring explosion Australian coach and selector Justin Langer wants from batsmen he desperately wants to pick and Travis Head delivered that in emphatic style. The South Australian captain lifted his team with what could become a career defining Sheffield Shield double-century at the WACA, in front of Langer who was looking on from the stands. His day one effort

Dolly girl to shine on Sunshine Coast

The team behind unbeaten Rockhampton filly Sweet Dolly insists there will be no repeat of the wayward antics of her last win when she takes another step towards proving she is one of Queensland’s best two-year-olds on Saturday. Sweet Dolly was an eye-catcher in more ways than one when the Kevin Hansen-trained filly got home over the top of classy Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace-trained juvenile Fake Love to score

NASSER HUSSAIN: England can't use the pitch as an excuse for losing

NASSER HUSSAIN: England CANNOT use the pitch as an excuse for losing in Ahmedabad – a lack of spin options and failure of batsmen to spot the danger showed us where they are as a Test side in these conditions Ahmedabad pitch did not provide a fair contest between bat and ball  India’s spinners Patel and Ashwin exploited the conditions beautifully England batsmen failed to adapt and 14 dismissals were either

'Utter s***e!' Michael Vaughan slams pitch as India beat England inside two days

Michael Vaughan described the pitch for the third Test between India and England as ‘garbage’ and ‘s***e’ after the hosts won inside two days. England were bowled out for 112 in their first innings on day one and 82 in their second on day two, with 19 of their 20 wickets falling to spin. Axar Patel, playing only his second Test, took 11 wickets in the match, while fellow spin

Cricket star’s ‘serious statement’ after axing

South Australian captain Travis Head has plundered a much-needed century against Western Australia in his Sheffield Shield return on Thursday afternoon. The left-hander raced to triple figures at the WACA, reaching the milestone in just 107 deliveries in a knock that featured 14 boundaries. Head smacked 99 runs in the afternoon session, feasting off the inexperienced West Australian attack, who were without international stars Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson. Anything

Scorched Earth chases Millions over Blue Diamond

A last start win would have forced John Moloney’s hand to chase a Blue Diamond start with Scorched Earth but his classy filly will head to Murray Bridge instead as the horse to beat in Saturday’s Magic Millions SA 2YO Classic (1200m). The daughter of Nicconi has been installed as the $2.20 bookies favourite for the $202,250 two-year-old event on the back of a runner-up to Arcaded in the Group

Exciting prospect on trial for Group 1 start

Experienced Newcastle trainer Paul Perry has put bridles on more than his share of high class horses and latest classy project Sky Lab tackles the older horses on Saturday in preparation for a possible upcoming Group 1 start. It’s almost four years since Perry visited the Group 1 winners stall with The Mission in the Champagne Stakes. The Mission’s Group 1 win was Perry’s 12th success at the ultimate level