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Morgan commits future to Middlesex

England duo Eoin Morgan and Toby Roland-Jones are among four key players to have agreed new contracts with Middlesex.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 4:55PM - Read article


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The day I dismissed Inzamam-ul-Haq in front of 15,000 Pakistani cricket fans

Winning in Pakistan is never easy, especially if you’re a bunch of bumbling British amateurs playing against a team of past – and current – internationals By Alex Massie for The Nightwatchman, of the Guardian Sport Netwo ...

Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 12:45PM - Read article


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England facing Ashes whitewash because leading players let them down | Andy Bull

While Dawid Malan, Craig Overton and James Vince have pleasantly surprised, senior players are the ones who have underperformed in AustraliaThe Ashes are gone: to begin with. Switch off the TV, dial down the radio, and f ...

Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 11:36AM - Read article


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Steve Smith goes to 'another level' as Australia mould into cohesive unit | Geoff Lemon

The captain, backed up by a fearsome strike trio and a stifling spin bowler, raised the bar in leading his team to Ashes victoryAs the Ashes of four years ago rolled on, there was talk about whether it might feature the ...

Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 6:29AM - Read article


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'Pathetic Poms': Australia's media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive A ...

Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 1:37AM - Read article


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A tale of two captains: Smith sets the standard while Root lacks resources | Jason Gillespie

Joe Root’s lot has been a stark contrast to that of Steve Smith this series – his batsmen have not fired and his bowlers lack the pace for Australian wicketsThe Ashes are back in Australian hands after three Tests that h ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 8:00PM - Read article


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The Ashes: 10 moments, little and large, that decided the series | Rob Smyth

While Steve Smith’s Brisbane century and Mitchell Starc’s wonderball to James Vince in Perth were defining images, there were other moments that were more subtle yet just as pivotal to the early return of the urnThe Ashe ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 5:04PM - Read article


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‘I was crying just now … everything came out,’ says Steve Smith after Ashes win

• ‘So much work and time has been put into this’ says Australia captain• Smith credits his pace bowlers – ‘The work that they do is incredible’Steve Smith will never step on to the Waca in his baggy green again with inte ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 1:18PM - Read article


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Don’t blame Ben Stokes for England’s Ashes defeat – Australia are simply better | Vic Marks

With probably the best batsman in the world and a potent pace bowling attack, Australia would have been the better side, Stokes or no StokesIt did not just go wrong on a pavement in Bristol in the early hours of 25 Septe ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 11:14AM - Read article


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Ashes: Australia thrash England in third Test to regain urn – video report

Australia have regained the Ashes after taking an unassailable 3-0 series lead over England in Perth. The hosts won the third Test at the Waca by an innings and 41 runs on Monday and now look to complete a second straigh ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 9:22AM - Read article


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Joe Root admits England were outclassed by Australia in Ashes defeat

• Tourists slump to unassailable 3-0 defecit after heavy defeat in Perth• Root targets improved performance in next week’s fourth TestJoe Root admitted England have been outclassed by Australia as they surrendered the As ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 9:02AM - Read article


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Australia reclaim Ashes with final-day victory over England in third Test

Hosts take unassailable 3-0 series lead with an innings and 41-run winPlay on day five delayed until lunchtime after covers leaked overnightA bizarre final day of Ashes cricket at the Waca came to a close in the most pre ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 7:50AM - Read article


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Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day five – live!

Over-by-over updates as Australia look to seal series victoryDay four report: Australia tighten their grip on AshesEmail Geoff or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 2.34am GMT Jeepers. I wasn’t here early enough this morning to see ...

Guardian Monday, 18th December 2017, 2:34AM - Read article


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Over and Out by Henry Blofeld – digested read

‘In the commentary box were several cases of vintage claret – we were squiffy for the entire five days. At a guess, Australia won by an innings and 112 runs’My dear old things, how awfully kind of you to join us as a pig ...

Guardian Sunday, 17th December 2017, 5:00PM - Read article


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Rain appears the only hope to stop Australia reigning supreme in Ashes | Adam Collins

Joe Root’s momentary lapse of reason in Perth has left England’s Barmy Army looking to the weather forecasters for help in stopping the rotCognitive dissonance is flying the better part of 10,000 miles to watch the crick ...

Guardian Sunday, 17th December 2017, 4:43PM - Read article


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Craig Overton and Stuart Broad injury concerns add to England Ashes woe

• Overton could miss rest of series after falling on cracked rib• Broad has knee problem and is wicketless so far in PerthCraig Overton is facing the prospect of his Ashes series ending early, and Stuart Broad is struggl ...

Guardian Sunday, 17th December 2017, 2:46PM - Read article


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Restless Joe Root falls short again as England’s Ashes hopes slip away | Ali Martin

In contrast to the Zen-like Steve Smith, Joe Root has tried to force the issue too often in Australia and his wafted edge off Nathan Lyon virtually sealed defeatJoe Root slumped on his bat; a tripod of self-loathing as t ...

Guardian Sunday, 17th December 2017, 12:55PM - Read article


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Ashes: Australia close in on series victory over England – video

Australia edged closer to reclaiming the Ashes on day four of the third Test in Perth. The hosts put up a first innings total of 662-9 declared before taking four England wickets for 132 runs. Rain brought play to a prem ...

Guardian Sunday, 17th December 2017, 12:25PM - Read article


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England on the edge of series defeat as Australia tighten grip on the Ashes

• Third Test, day four: England 403 & 132-4; Australia 662-9 dec• Hosts need six more wickets on day five to reclaim urnA tempestuous Sunday in Perth ended with England on the brink of surrendering the Ashes. A f ...

Guardian Sunday, 17th December 2017, 10:21AM - Read article


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Who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year team award?

From England’s victorious youth football squads to cricket’s county championship underdogs, there are strong claims aplenty this yearThey did not beat the double world champions over three compelling Tests, but Warren Ga ...

Guardian Sunday, 17th December 2017, 10:00AM - Read article


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