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The Ashes: Jimmy coming home

9:57am Friday 7th January 2011

James Anderson will return home on Saturday, for the second time this winter, to rest while England begin the limited-overs leg of their Australian tour.

The Ashes: Gatting has no sympathy for Aussies

8:57am Friday 7th January 2011

Former England captain Mike Gatting has little sympathy for Australia after they succumbed to a record Ashes defeat on home turf.

The Ashes: England make history

8:57am Friday 7th January 2011

England have completed their first Ashes win Down Under in 24 years after taking the last three Australia wickets on the final morning of the fifth Test at the SCG.

The Ashes: Flower tells his players to bloom

8:56am Friday 7th January 2011

England team director Andy Flower told his players to enjoy their Ashes heroics but reminded them that there is plenty more hard work around the corner.

The Ashes: Tremlett cheered by win

8:55am Friday 7th January 2011

England bowler Chris Tremlett admitted he could never have predicted he would take the final wicket of the victorious Ashes tour Down Under.

The Ashes: Clarke admits Aussie crisis

8:54am Friday 7th January 2011

Michael Clarke concedes it may be time for Australia to "go back to the drawing board" after surrending the Ashes 3-1 on home soil.

The Ashes: England on the cusp

9:34am Thursday 6th January 2011

England were on the cusp of securing their first outright Ashes series win in Australia in 24 years after manoeuvring the hosts into a hopeless position on day four of the final Test.

The Ashes: Prior savours special ton

9:33am Thursday 6th January 2011

England centurion Matt Prior relished the "very special feeling" of his first Ashes hundred as he helped his side to the verge of their first outright series win in Australia in 24 years on the fourth day of the final Test.

The Ashes: Colly chuffed at the perfect end

The Westmorland Gazette: GONE: Collingwood is quitting Test cricket after the Ashes

9:31am Thursday 6th January 2011

Paul Collingwood admits England's imminent series-clinching victory over Australia is "a near-perfect way to go" after announcing his retirement from Test Cricket.

The Ashes: Tonderful duo put England within sight

9:31am Wednesday 5th January 2011

Hundreds from Alastair Cook and Ian Bell put England on course to win the Ashes outright in Australia for the first time in 24 years.

The Ashes: Lean summer spurred me on, says hero Cook

9:26am Wednesday 5th January 2011

Alastair Cook said his lean summer spurred him on to his prolific Ashes series.

The Ashes: Waugh in call for youth

9:24am Wednesday 5th January 2011

FORMER Nelson professional and Australian legend Steve Waugh has called on those in charge of Aussie cricket to put their faith in young players if they are to revive their fortunes.

The Ashes: Cork on top on a tight day

9:24am Tuesday 4th January 2011

England finished day two of the fifth Ashes Test in a strong position despite the late wicket of Kevin Pietersen.

The Ashes: Jimmy savours bat battle

9:23am Tuesday 4th January 2011

James Anderson relished his nightwatchman battle with Mitchell Johnson as England ended day two of the fifth Test in a strong position.

The Ashes: Rain a pain for final Test

2:12pm Monday 3rd January 2011

England winkled out four Australia wickets between breaks for rain and bad light on day one of the fifth Test at the SCG.

The Ashes: Bresnan tips England to charge on

2:09pm Monday 3rd January 2011

Tim Bresnan has backed his fellow England bowlers to put the tourists in charge of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.

The Ashes: Ponting to put his finger under the knife

1:58pm Monday 3rd January 2011

Ricky Ponting is to have surgery on the fractured finger he suffered during the third Ashes Test in Perth with a view to being fit in time for the World Cup.

The Ashes: Burnley cricket ace celebrates Ashes win

The Westmorland Gazette: VICTORY: Jimmy Anderson and England team-mate Graeme Swann enjoy themselves at the end of the fourth test in Melbourne

11:16am Thursday 30th December 2010

CRICKET ace Jimmy Anderson is the pride of Lancashire after helping England retain the Ashes.

The Ashes: Clarke is now top of the Pups

1:03pm Thursday 30th December 2010

Ricky Ponting will miss next week's final Ashes Test in Sydney after aggravating the fracture in his left little finger.

The Ashes: Jimmy thanks fans-tastic support

8:39am Wednesday 29th December 2010

BURNLEY hero James Anderson and Matt Prior offered their thanks to the fans who have made the trip Down Under.

The Ashes: Bell savours a best moment

8:38am Wednesday 29th December 2010

Batsman Ian Bell admitted the win will take some time to sink in in the England dressing room.

The Ashes: We were well beaten, says Ponting

8:35am Wednesday 29th December 2010

Beleaguered Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who has made just 113 runs all series, said he hoped to lead his side in Sydney as talk over his future builds, but admitted it may not be his decision to make.

The Ashes: Swann hails 'amazing' time

8:33am Wednesday 29th December 2010

England spinner Graeme Swann heralded an "amazing series" after England retained the Ashes in Melbourne.

The Ashes: The urn is coming home

8:30am Wednesday 29th December 2010

England completed the formalities of wrapping up a first successful Ashes tour of Australia in 24 years before lunch on the fourth day of the fourth Test in Melbourne, winning by an innings and 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

The Ashes: Return of the urn closes in

2:00pm Tuesday 28th December 2010

England stand on the cusp of retaining the Ashes after Tim Bresnan ripped through Australia's top order after tea at the MCG.

The Ashes: Watson feels the pain

1:59pm Tuesday 28th December 2010

Shane Watson admitted Australia cannot see a way to prevent England from retaining the Ashes as they finished day three of the fourth Test in Melbourne still 246 runs behind England's first innings score.

The Ashes: Harris hit by fracture

1:56pm Tuesday 28th December 2010

FORMER Lowerhouse professional Ryan Harris is set to miss the final Ashes Test in Sydney after suffering a stress fracture of his left ankle.

The Ashes: Ponting loses rag - and lump of match fee

10:32am Monday 27th December 2010

Australia captain Ricky Ponting will be available for the fifth Ashes Test after the International Cricket Council opted to fine rather than ban him for his show of dissent on day two at Melbourne.

The Ashes: Sutherland warns Ponting may face censure

9:25am Monday 27th December 2010

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland accepts captain Ricky Ponting could face censure for his behaviour on a heated second day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Ashes: Trott hits back at Ponting

9:24am Monday 27th December 2010

Jonathan Trott does not believe Ricky Ponting had a good case for questioning the not out verdict against Kevin Pietersen which led to an unseemly incident between the home captain and umpire Aleem Dar.

The Ashes: England Trott on towards the urn

9:22am Monday 27th December 2010

Centurion Jonathan Trott continued England's domination of Australia in the fourth Ashes Test while home skipper Ricky Ponting lost his cool on a bad-tempered second day at the MCG.

The Ashes Fourth Test: Anderson stays grounded

8:48am Sunday 26th December 2010

James Anderson insisted England could not look too far ahead despite finishing a magnificent first day of the Boxing Day Test 59 runs ahead in Melbourne.

The Ashes Fourth Test: Brilliant England take control

8:45am Sunday 26th December 2010

England were firmly in control as they search for the victory that will see them retain the Ashes after they ended a superb first day 59 runs ahead of Australia with all their first-innings wickets intact in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

The Ashes: Jimmy gets over his bad side

10:32am Friday 24th December 2010

James Anderson showed little discomfort from his sore side during an hour-long spell of bowling in the Melbourne nets on Christmas Eve.

The Ashes: Ponting proves himself in the nets

10:30am Friday 24th December 2010

Australia captain Ricky Ponting today came through his scheduled net session as he bids to prove his fitness for the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG following a broken finger.

The Ashes: Warne backs Haurtiz to be top man

8:48am Thursday 23rd December 2010

Shane Warne is convinced Australia will take a specialist spinner into the Boxing Day Test but believes selectors have chosen the wrong man for the job in Michael Beer.

The Ashes: Cook admits Perth shocker has dented team confidence

The Westmorland Gazette: The Ashes: Cook admits Perth shocker has dented team confidence

4:08pm Wednesday 22nd December 2010

Opener Alastair Cook admits England’s woeful batting performance in Perth has dented their confidence ahead of the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG.

The Ashes: England ponder next step

The Westmorland Gazette: RECALL: For Ian Bell?

12:54pm Tuesday 21st December 2010

Awkward selection decisions await England as they seek to re-establish their Ashes-winning credentials in Melbourne.

The Ashes: Johnson has swung it in Oz's favour, says Ponting

The Westmorland Gazette: The Ashes: Johnson has swung it in Oz's favour, says Ponting

5:24pm Monday 20th December 2010

Mitchell Johnson’s “unb-elievable” spell of fast, swing bowling transformed not just the third Test but perhaps the entire Ashes series accor-ding to Aussie captain Ricky Ponting.

The Ashes: Ponting set to battle on despite broken finger

8:42am Sunday 19th December 2010

Australia captain Ricky Ponting expects to be fit to play in the crucial fourth Ashes Test at the MCG despite scans confirming he has broken a finger.

The Ashes: Strauss sure England can fight back

The Westmorland Gazette: RESPOND: Andrew Strauss says his resilient England will respond

8:38am Sunday 19th December 2010

Captain Andrew Strauss is confident England's 267-run defeat in the third Ashes Test at the WACA will not cause panic in his side.

The Ashes: Aussies cruise to huge win

8:35am Sunday 19th December 2010

England failed to bat out even the opening hour of the fourth day of the third Test at the WACA as Australia claimed the five wickets they needed to level the series at 1-1.

The Ashes: Watson delight as Aussies dominate

10:50am Saturday 18th December 2010

Shane Watson hailed a "really big performance" as Australia put themselves on course to win the third Ashes Test.

The Ashes: England crumble towards defeat

10:46am Saturday 18th December 2010

Australia are set to level the Ashes series at 1-1 as Michael Hussey's hundred helped the hosts set England 391 to win the third Test in Perth before the tourists' top order was blown away.

The Ashes: Johnson hails Cooley class

12:13pm Friday 17th December 2010

Australia seamer Mitchell Johnson paid tribute to bowling coach Troy Cooley for helping him rediscover his best form and turn the third Ashes Test on its head in Perth.

The Ashes: It's magic from Mitchell

12:10pm Friday 17th December 2010

Mitchell Johnson's devastating spell of four wickets for seven runs did the principal damage as England were bowled out for only 187 at the WACA.

The Ashes: England skittle out shell-shocked Aussies

The Westmorland Gazette: James Anderson

10:44am Thursday 16th December 2010

England openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook survived a testing period just before the close to leave England in control after day one of the third Ashes Test at the WACA in Perth.

The Ashes: Anderson ready to act as leader

The Westmorland Gazette: RESPONSIBILITY: James Anderson

9:04am Wednesday 15th December 2010

James Anderson has a handy alibi for skipping his early fatherhood duties – but those ‘parenting’ skills may come in handy in the third Test too, as leader of an inexperienced England pace attack.

The Ashes: Aussie ace is right on the beer

The Westmorland Gazette: TEST CALL: Michael Beer

8:42am Tuesday 14th December 2010

Australia newcomer Michael Beer is hoping his love of a challenge sees him through his shock Test debut against England this week.

The Ashes: Test matches 'like being in the garden'

The Westmorland Gazette: KING OF SPIN: Graeme Swann is happy

9:23am Monday 13th December 2010

Graeme Swann has worked out the key to Test match success – ‘play like you do in the back garden’.

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