The Ashes

Cook, Carberry Bat Through Opening Day

Openers Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry batted through the opening day of England's tour game against Australia 'A' to reach stumps on 318 without loss.
6 November 2013

Australia Optimistic Over Watson Fitness

Cricket Australia have confirmed that Shane Watson has suffered a hamstring strain but they will be doing 'everything possible' to get him fit in time for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
6 November 2013

Video - England Spots Up For Grabs - Cook

Watch as England captain Alastair Cook says his side are going to be heading into their final two Ashes warm-up matches with places in their Test side still up for grabs.
5 November 2013

Ballance And Seamers Fail To Impress In Perth

Those England players auditioning for an Ashes Test place have done little to enhance their claims over the past three days in Perth.
2 November 2013

Runs Continue To Flow In Perth

Like the Western Australia Chairman's XI, when England took their turn to bat at the WACA in Perth, their batsmen prospered with three of them scoring half-centuries on day two of their three-day tour game.
1 November 2013

Australia Anticipate World Record Crowd

Cricket Australia believe that the Boxing Day Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is on target to attract a world record crowd.
1 November 2013

Johnson Begins Ashes Preparation Early

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is to be given every opportunity to press his claim for an Ashes berth by returning home from the limited overs tour of India.
31 October 2013

Video - Cook Absence Precautionary - Prior

Watch as England vice-captain Matthew Prior explains that Alastair Cook's absence from the first match of England's Ashes tour with a sore back is a precautionary measure.
30 October 2013

Henriques To Lead Australia 'A'

Moises Henriques will lead an experienced Australia 'A' side which will play England in a four-day match in Hobart from 6th November.
29 October 2013

Video - England Arrive In Australia

Watch as England's squad, led by captain Alastair Cook, arrive in Australia ahead of this winter's Ashes series.
25 October 2013

Video - Cook Previews 2013/14 Ashes

Prior to his team's departure for Australia, England captain Alastair Cook spoke to the media where he looked ahead to the 2013/14 Ashes.
25 October 2013

Video - Fraser Expects England's Batsmen To Be Challenged In Australia

Watch as former England and Middlesex fast bowler Angus Fraser tells us that he expects England's batsmen to be made to work hard in this winter's Ashes series in Australia.
21 October 2013

Video - John Emburey On DRS 'Anomalies'

Former England and Middlesex off-spinner John Emburey tells us that the Decision Review System (DRS) still needs some work to iron out what he calls 'anomalies'.
19 October 2013

Video - Jeff Thomson's Career Highlights

Watch as Jeff Thomson recalls some of the highlights of his career as an Australian fast bowler in the 1970s and 1980s.
7 October 2013

Video - Success Of Joe Root Is 'A Great Story' - Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan tells us at the OSCAs at Lord's that Joe Root's swift progress as an England player is a great story that should inspire young players.
6 October 2013

Lancashire Ashes Boost For Corprotex

Lancashire staff looked the part during this year's Ashes Test after they were supplied with brand new uniforms by Manchester corporate clothing provider Corportex Apparel.
4 October 2013

Video - Clarke May Miss Ashes Opener

Watch as Australia captain Michael Clarke admits he may not recover from the back injury that has ruled him out of the tour of India in time for the Ashes.
3 October 2013

Video - Tottenham's Michael Dawson On The Ashes

Watch as Tottenham Hotspur and England defender Michael Dawson talks about his love of cricket, watching Joe Root bat and this winter's Ashes tour.
30 September 2013

Video - Miller Explains Ashes Squad Decisions

Watch as England & Wales Cricket Board National Selector reveals England's Ashes squad and explains why Monty Panesar was included and Nick Compton wasn't.
23 September 2013

Ballance Surprised By Ashes Call-Up

Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance says he was surprised by being called up to England's Ashes squad which will tour Australia this winter.
23 September 2013