The Ashes

Bell And Broad Give England The Edge

England took the upper hand in the first Ashes Test on a relatively attritional third day at Trent Bridge.
12 July 2013

Social Media Asks 'Who Is Ashton Agar?'

Breakdown of social media conversations on the second day of the opening Ashes Tests reveals some fascinating statistics surrounding Ashton Agar's incredible debut at Trent Bridge.
12 July 2013

Ashes Highlights - First Test, Day Two

Session-by-session highlights of day two of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge including Ashton Agar's record-breaking 98 and James Anderson's five-wicket haul.
12 July 2013

Video - Agar On Record-Breaking Innings

19-year-old Australian Ashes debutant Ashton Agar discusses his record-breaking innings of 98 on day two of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge.
11 July 2013

Gatting Enjoying Frenetic Start To Ashes Series

Former England captain Mike Gatting has enjoyed the opening two days of the 2013 Ashes series, calling it exciting, frenetic and fantastic.
11 July 2013

Video - Frustrated Anderson Reflects On Day Two

England fast bowler James Anderson looks back on an action-packed day two of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, revealing his frustration at decisions that didn't go his side's way.
11 July 2013

Agar Sublime But Test Remains Finely Balanced

There was plenty of action on the second day at Trent Bridge, but the first Ashes Test remains evenly poised with England 15 runs ahead of Australia on 80 for two in their second innings.
11 July 2013

Video - We Have To Bat Well Tomorrow - Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says the opening day of the 2013 Ashes series was 'even-stevens' but knows his team needs to bat well on day two.
10 July 2013

Video - Maybe We Have Our Noses In Front - Finn

England fast bowler Steven Finn says that honours are more or less even after an enthralling opening day's play in the 2013 Ashes series on which 14 wickets fell.
10 July 2013

First Test Evenly Poised After Bowlers' Day

England's pace-bowlers made up for the failings of their batsmen to leave the first Test evenly poised after day one at Trent Bridge.
10 July 2013

Mr Predictor - Ashes Preview With Jonathan Agnew

In a change from our usual format, John Pennington interviews Jonathan Agnew about the Ashes double-header and his predictions for this summer's Ashes series.
10 July 2013

Warner Released From Ashes Squad

David Warner has been released from Australia's Ashes squad to join up with the 'A' team which is currently touring South Africa and Zimbabwe.
10 July 2013

Video - Clarke Accepts Ashes Underdog Tag

Australia captain Michael Clarke accepts that his side go into the five-match Ashes series in England in the unusual situation of being the underdogs.
9 July 2013

Video - Cook Expects Ashes Runs From Pietersen

England captain Alastair Cook has already played in 15 Ashes Tests but goes into his first match as captain at Trent Bridge on Wednesday (10th July).
9 July 2013

Cricket Betting: Ashes Whitewash Odds Halved

Ladbrokes have revealed that English fans are extremely confident that a 5-0 Ashes whitewash is on the cards this summer.
9 July 2013

Botham Gives The Aussies A Grilling

Former England captain and Ashes-winning hero Sir Ian Botham and Beefeater sent a message to the Aussies ahead of the hotly anticipated Ashes series by beaming a giant projection of cricket legend Beefy on to Sydney Harbour Bridge.
9 July 2013

Steve Birks On Preparing An Ashes Pitch

Steve Birks, Head Groundsman at Trent Bridge talks about the challenge of preparing an Ashes pitch fit for England and Australia to do battle on.
9 July 2013

Video - Broad, Finn Look Ahead To 2013 Ashes Series

An unusually busy summer for England, including them hosting the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, either side of which was sandwiched a series with New Zealand has kept Ashes talk off the players' minds until now. With the series set to get underway on Wednesday, 10th July, at Trent Bridge, fast bowlers Steven Finn and Stuart Broad took part in a press conference run by sponsors Investic to talk all things Ashes, England and Australia.
4 July 2013

Video - Fawad Ahmed Awarded Australian Citizenship

Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed has today been awarded Australian citizenship, which would allow him to represent Australia in the upcoming Ashes series. He travelled to the British Isles with the 'A' team last month but currently lies behind Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar in the pecking order ahead of the five-match series.
2 July 2013

Video - Lehmann Promises Aggressive Cricket

New Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has wasted no time in sounding a warning to England to expect his team to play an 'aggressive brand of cricket'. Lehmann, who hit the winning runs in the 1999 World Cup and held the catch to win the final four years later, played much of his international cricket under Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, who would doubtless approve of his statement of intent.
25 June 2013


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