Results tagged “The Ashes”

ff may26 devon1.jpgThe windows around Canada Square were at risk when Wharfers got the chance to bat against England cricket legend Devon Malcolm.

The pace ace became a cult figure during his 40 match test career thanks to his ferocious if not always accurate bowling and his less than proficient batting technique.

DD-feb24-book.jpgAshes 2011, by Gideon Haigh
Aurum Press, £12.99

Relive the many highs and occasional lows of England's triumphant tour Down Under that saw them retain the Ashes in thrilling style.

ff-dec2-trescothick142.jpgEngland go into the second Ashes test in Adelaide tonight full of confidence after their record-breaking performance in last week's opener.

But former test batsman Marcus Trescothick is warning supporters not to expect more huge scores straight away.

botham142.jpgHe was the scourge of Australia during his playing days and Sir Ian Botham is backing the current crop of England players to return triumphant from this winter's Ashes series.

The last time England headed Down Under in possession of the Ashes, four years ago, they were on the end of a 5-0 drubbing, but Sir Ian predicts a different outcome this time.

botham.jpgEngland cricket legend Sir Ian Botham is backing England to retain the Ashes when they head to Australia this winter.

Sir Ian, who was a mainstay of the England sides that won the urn four times between 1977 and 1987, believes the current team under Andrew Strauss have what it takes to triumph in Australia for the first time in 23 years.