Phil Hughes has passed away two days after he was struck on the back of the head by a cricket ball In a statement the England
It ended, not with a match-saving century or a game-winning delivery, but with bad light casting a shadow over the 2013 Ashes. However, the two sides are a lot closer than the scoreline would have you believe, as reflected in the following combined XI of the teams' best players...
It would be wrong to suggest that old is the new young. The likes of Agar and Root will return stronger for their difficulties in this series, and have every chance of playing a central role in the return series Down Under this winter. But those who derided Australia for calling up a 35-year-old must now retract their scorn.
Ian Bell continued to dominate the 2013 Ashes series as he hit a third consecutive century against Australia to lead England's
Both sides have taken a gamble, albeit on players at opposite ends of their careers. Alastair Cook will be looking to lead from the front, and continue the remarkable form he showed in the 2010/11 series... The Aussies have bumped Shane Watson - who averages 48 in Ashes matches, 13 more than his overall average - back up to open, mostly due to a lack of other candidates.
Opened in 1997, the ground is located on Queenstown Lakes District Council–owned land, between the foot of the Remarkables
Monday was a bittersweet day for Ian Bell. Where the wretched Birmingham weather had contrived to dash any hopes he may have harboured of scoring the additional 24 runs required to ensure he became the first Warwickshire player to score a Test century at Edgbaston, the rather more soothing news that he had been restored to England's One Day International side as an opener offered some consolation.
Alastair Cook and Ian Bell restored order in a century stand which guided England to a five-wicket win over West Indies in
Police have confirmed that a body found in a river is that of missing schoolboy Ian Bell. Ian, eight, fell into the swollen
The mother of an eight-year-old boy who fell into a swollen river has vowed never to stop looking for him. Ian Bell was playing