The Ashes

The Ashes

Ricky Ponting relinquishes captaincy but vows to play on and win back Ashes

Ricky Ponting has stepped down from the Australian captaincy and immediately trained his sights on reclaiming the Ashes on English soil in two years' time.

Michael Yardy revelling in Ashes feelgood factor

The feelgood factor in the England team following their Ashes triumph has immediately rubbed off on the new arrivals for the forthcoming one-day series against Australia, according to spinner Michael Yardy.

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Question of the week: Should Scots celebrate England's cricket triumph in Australia?

WELCOME to Scotland on Sunday's online feature, Question of the Week.

Tim Paine leads as Australia back youth

Tim Paine will lead a youthful Prime Minister's XI team against England today that serves to offer an early insight into the future of Australian cricket.

Paul Collingwood says England will focus

Paul Collingwood is confident England will not suffer an Ashes hangover during the upcoming limited over series against Australia - because they have a World Cup to prepare for.

'India the target' - Gatting

THE last England captain to win the Ashes in Australia, Mike Gatting, said the mouthwatering prospect of Sri Lankan and Indian tours to England this summer will provide the benchmark to England's progress so far.

Ashes backlash whips Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia have been accused of "an appalling lack of awareness" by the country's media who have demanded reform following their Ashes hammering by England.

The Ashes: England's history boys graduate with honours

A SERIES between the third and fifth-ranked teams wouldn't ordinarily generate much buzz about the winning side's potential to become the world's premier Test cricket team.

England's Ashes glory - a recap

Iain Fletcher reflects on England's Ashes glory and the contributions of Cook and Anderson

Frank Malley: Country expected every man to do his duty

HOURS after the champagne corks had popped and the victory speeches were exhausted, England's cricketers sat in a contented huddle in the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground and drank in the history.

England end 24-year jinx to win The Ashes in Australia

ANDREW Strauss can at last allow himself and his fellow 2010/11 Ashes winners to celebrate their historic achievement.

Near-perfect way to bow out, says retiring Paull Collingwood

PAUL Collingwood says that England's imminent series-clinching victory over Australia is "a near-perfect way to go" after announcing his retirement from Test cricket.

Cricket: Colly hails Barmy Army after clinching Ashes

England may have broken a 24-year duck by beating Australia in their own back yard this winter but retiring batsman Paul Collingwood said celebrating with the Barmy Army made the SCG feel just like home.

Shane Warne's show is stumped

THE England cricket team has finally silenced Australian spin great Shane Warne in a way it never imagined. The fifth and final episode of Warne's cricket-themed variety show, Warnie, was due to air in Australia today, but the Nine Network announced yesterday that the episode has been shelved. And the network blames the England team.

Steve Waugh wants Aussies to put faith in youth

STEVE Waugh has called on those in charge of Australian cricket to put their faith in young players if they are to revive their fortunes.

The Ashes: Controversies can't catch out England

Alastair Cook and Ian Bell were both beset by moments of controversy on their way to the hundreds which put England within sight of Ashes history.

Cricket: Champagne on ice as England close in on momentous victory

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: Alastair Cook lets captain do the entertaining as he piles on runs

Alastair Cook continues to prove what his England team-mates have long known about him - that he is an immensely talented Test batsman.

Ricky Ponting to have surgery on finger he fractured during third Test

RICKY Ponting is to have surgery on the fractured finger he suffered during the third Ashes Test in Perth.

The Ashes: Tim Bresnan has fun in rain to keep Aussies under a cloud

Tim Bresnan could afford a wide smile in the Sydney rain as he continued to make the most of his new home from home Down Under. He added two more big wickets on day one of the final Test to the five he took on his first Test of the tour in Melbourne last week, as England restricted Australia to 134 for four.

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