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Anderson v Australia: the making of ‘Grumpy Uncle Jimmy’

A couple of weeks before the last Ashes series in 2019, Barney Douglas’ film The Edge premiered in London. It chronicled the rise and fall of the first England team to make it to No.1 in the world. As a piece of film, The Edge is among the best sporting documentaries ever made, spinning off a multitude of strong responses. For James Anderson, England’s greatest wicket-taker and the only member

Carey dons gloves to replace Paine in Test team

Alex Carey will take the wicketkeeping gloves from Tim Paine as Australia’s 461st wearer of the baggy green in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba next week. The selection chair George Bailey confirmed the decision to award the position to Carey, 30, on Thursday. He had been widely touted to take the role earlier in the week when his main rival Josh Inglis flew home from the Australian team

Opening Ashes Test is in danger of being completely washed out

Opening Ashes Test is in danger of being completely WASHED OUT… with forecasts predicting La Nina storms will batter Brisbane for the first four days having already seriously disrupted England’s preparations The La Nina weather pattern has disrupted England’s preparations for the Ashes  England managed just 29 overs on the first morning of their first warm-up game  Wednesday saw the second day of their last shot at match practice washed

Cricket hero Ray Illingworth backs assisted dying as he reveals cancer diagnosis

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Ray, 89, is undergoing radiotherapy for esophageal cancer. He says his views on being allowed to choose when to end his life have been shaped by his wife Shirley’s battle.

Premier says England and Australia must quarantine ahead of Perth Test

Western Australia premier insists England and hosts WILL have to quarantine for a fortnight ahead of final Ashes Test in Perth… with chances of schedule being reworked increasing following hard-line stance Perth’s Optus Stadium is due to hold the fifth and final Ashes Test of the series But Mark McGowan has insisted on a full fortnight’s quarantine for state arrivals He dismissed chance of anyone involved in Test being offered

Money or politics? Cricket Australia’s Ashes Test conundrum

West Australian premier Mark McGowan’s closed border populism has left Cricket Australia with an age-old conundrum to decide on the venue for the fifth Ashes Test – loyalty to the game’s federal structure or hunger for revenue in the time of COVID-19. Sources have told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald there may be as much as a $17-million gap in the revenue able to be generated depending on

‘Pacing Priest’ puts faith in Triple Eight for Inter glory

At last count, Father Brian Glasheen had been to 45 Inter Dominions and about 40 grand finals, but he admits this year’s series could be his favourite after being gifted a share in Triple Eight. “The Pacing Priest” will start Wednesday with his day job, behind the altar for a racing mass in Bathurst, before heading to the second round of heats. He will be hoping for an improvement on

Cummins v Root takes Ashes rivalry to new levels, says Buttler

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler says the appointment of Pat Cummins as Australian captain will provide a new dimension to the Ashes rivalry as the fast bowler goes head-to-head with England skipper and top order bat Joe Root. England’s wretched run of luck with the weather in Brisbane continued on Tuesday when the first day of their four-day intra-squad match was washed out as rain pelted down across the region. Joe

IPL franchise sales a warning for Australian cricket, not an invitation

“For the desire of money is the root of all evils: which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.” Thus spake Saint Paul and what he said in the 1st century AD, is as relevant today. Following the recent sale of two new franchises by the BCCI in its vaunted milch cow, the Indian Premier League, for about $2.3 billion, talk has resurfaced

England-born wicketkeeper eyeing Australia call-up as Paine's Ashes replacement

Following Tim Paine 's decision to take an indefinite break from cricket in the wake of the sexting scandal which caused him to resign as captain, Australia are looking for a replacement behind the stumps for the upcoming Ashes series. There are a number of potential candidates being considered for the role, including Matthew Wade, Alex Carey and Josh Inglis. Wade is a veteran of 36 Tests and has most