A Traveller’s Tale – Melbourne 2010


Even with a past catalogue of misery stacked up as evidence, I doubt that many Ashes tests have caused me quite as much disruption as Melbourne, 2010… and this is even before a ball has been bowled.


Get on with the game please


Being on Ricky Ponting’s side is not an experience I expected to have this winter, but after what I heard this morning and have been reading in the course of the day, he has my sympathy


Hot or Not?


A look at the 24 players who have featured in the 2010-11 Ashes so far, and the level of their performances thus far.


#Ashes on Twitter


In the wake of England’s thumping victory over Australia in Adelaide, I decided to head over to Twitter to see what the tweeting part of the cricket community thought about the monumental triumph. Because we’re so kind here at Ashes HQ, I’ve decided to share a few.


The swagger is back!


Pietersen showed all his famous traits during his innings, and indeed Test best score, of 227 at Adelaide in the latest Ashes Test. The confidence he talked about in the summer time that had ebbed away was back in full force as he shimmied across his stumps and flicked the ball effortlessly through his favourite mid wicket area. Perhaps the only thing missing from this innings was an outrageous switch hit, but KP had plenty of other scoring options without taking unnecessary risks.