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Gabba is a graveyard for English visitors

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THE VENUE for the first Ashes Test, the Brisbane Cricket Ground, or The Gabba as it is more commonly known, has been an unshakeable citadel for Australian cricket since 1988, says KEN PIESSE: EVEN A DRAW IN THE First Test at The Gabba will be a massive bonus f... More »

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Extras can mount up on the England Ashes tours

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SENDING an SOS back home for replacements has become commonplace on Ashes campaigns Downunder. KEN PIESSE recalls the most famous occasion when veteran Colin Cowdrey was summoned to face the chin music from Lillee and Thommo. More »

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Oops, my mistakes – by Test captain Steve Smith

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THERE IS NO bigger job in Australian sport than captaining the Test cricket team, especially against England – and the incumbent Steve Smith does not deny he is a work in progress. Chief Writer RON REED delves into Smith’s newly-published autobiography. More »

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Why Glenn Maxwell might be better off batting down the list

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Everyone associated with Victorian cricket would love to see colourful all-rounder Glenn Maxwell retain his tenuous grip on his spot in the Test team for the Ashes and will give him all the help they can – but are they going about it the right way? Chief write... More »

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England’s pace attack has a few question marks

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ENGLAND HAVE not yet named their team for the Ashes and cricket expert IAN CALLEN – himself a former Test fast bowler – is wondering whether they have a surprise weapon among their all-important but ageing pace bowling artillery: AUSTRALIA’S LOSS of the Ashes ... More »

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Bang goes Aussie cricket’s pride

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FORGET THE upcoming Ashes for a moment – both Australia and England have suffered humiliating defeats by long-shot outsiders in quick succession. Chief writer RON REED found some reasons to enjoy watching it: More »

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Cricketers win the war – but the fall-out will linger

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Finally, Cricket Australia and the players have settled their long dispute but it remains to be seen how long it will take for the wounds to heal, says Chief Writer RON REED BRINGING the great cricket pay war to a belated conclusion is not t... More »