TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Warner and Smith make ducks in the same Test for the first time

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: David Warner and Steve Smith make ducks in the same Test for the first time… but Travis Head’s imperious Ashes form should make him an Australia regular after another century against England David Warner and Steve Smith both fell for a duck in the fifth and final Ashes Test Warner’s … Read more

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s tenth-wicket partnership saves a Test match for the SEVENTH time

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s tenth-wicket partnership saves a Test match for the SEVENTH time in history… while new Aussie hero Scott Boland takes his bowling average to an incredible 8.64 By Lawrence Booth for MailOnline Published: 13:51 GMT, 9 January 2022 | Updated: 14:14 GMT, 9 January 2022 The 102 overs England survived … Read more

Australia vs England – Ashes: Live score and updates from Day Five of the second Test

Ashes Day Five LIVE: Australia need just four wickets to secure another dominant win and move 2-0 up in the Ashes as Ollie Pope falls early and Ben Stokes is out to Nathan Lyon after a smart review Australia are on the brink of going 2-0 up in the Ashes on the final day  Ollie … Read more

Ben Stokes raises hopes of Ashes return as he posts training video

‘Great to be back hitting balls’: England talisman Ben Stokes raises hopes further of being fit for the Ashes as he bats for the first time in THREE MONTHS… and his last shot was a lot better than his first! Ben Stokes has not played cricket since taking an indefinite break in July The England … Read more

Danny Briggs is out of the England Lions’ tour of Australia due to family reasons

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Briggs is out of the England Lions’ tour of Australia due to family reasons and after asking to be excused ahead of November matches Danny Briggs would have been among the reserves travelling on November 4  He has a pre-arranged appointment that month so will not be named in the group Briggs helped … Read more

‘We’ll get Jofra Archer back to his best’: Ashley Giles vows to get the bowler fit and firing 

‘We’ll get Jofra Archer back to his best’: Ashley Giles vows to get bowler fit and firing after undergoing surgery on long-standing elbow problem By Lawrence Booth for the Daily Mail Published: 22:30 BST, 27 May 2021 | Updated: 01:58 BST, 28 May 2021 Ashley Giles has played down concerns over Jofra Archer‘s long-standing elbow … Read more

England leapfrog Australia in the ICC Test rankings as Joe Root’s side move up to third

England leapfrog Australia in the ICC Test rankings as Joe Root’s side move up to third in the standings… ahead of summer series’ against top two New Zealand and India and Ashes down under in the winter England are now third in the ICC’s official Test rankings, on a total of 109 points  Tim Paine’s … Read more

Steve Smith given huge captaincy boost ahead of this year’s Ashes

Steve Smith given huge captaincy boost ahead of this year’s Ashes after his credentials were endorsed by the man whose probe resulted in Australian star’s year-long ban for ball-tampering scandal Steve Smith revealed he wanted to lead Australia again a little over a month ago Dr Simon Langstaff said he had no objections to Smith … Read more

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: After arson at mansion, a rave king raises it from the ashes 

Four and a half years ago, Parnham House in Dorset was reduced by fire to a smouldering shell — a catastrophe followed by the arrest of its owner, Austrian banker Michael Treichl, for suspected arson, and his subsequent death by drowning in Lake Geneva. But what promises to be one of Britain’s most daring and … Read more

Family tip father’s ashes into the sewers outside his favourite pub to honour his final wishes

Draining his last pint! Family tip father’s ashes into the sewers outside his favourite pub to honour his final wishes Kevin McGlinchey had said for years that he wanted to be poured outside a pub When he died at the age of 66, family members gathered to fulfil his last orders They filmed the moment his … Read more