The Ashes

Former cricketer Andrew Strauss is leading the charge, dressed in a bright red suit – all in memory of his late wife Ruth.
Even Nottinghamshire Police chipped in. Twitter was chuffed to say the least Other users piled in. But all things considered
Remember these pictures from a couple of days ago? Australia's cricketing heroes were feted by thousands by the quayside
England cricketer Matt Prior was involved in a dramatic rescue of a man who was about to jump off a bridge near the team
Had enough of the Ashes? Tired of seeing humiliated England players trying to justify their flights Down Under? You're not
Two of my favourite speeches come from the late 11th Century. They read as match reports for England's disastrous Ashes performance; they offer some clues and advice for the beleagured captain, Alastair Cook.
Yet for England, a perfect occasion for experimentation with a view to the future presents itself in the summer of 2014 with the decidedly less intimidating task of a home test series against a depleted Sri Lankan side. The point should be made clearly: badly needed is reform and refinement, not revolution.
England's coach and captain are both angry after their descent to an Ashes whitewash and determined to make up for the embarrassment
I doubt Michael Cimino has ever watched a game of cricket in his life - nevertheless the Oscar-winning director who imploded in a fireball of arrogance, sycophancy and self-obsessive control-freakery more than three decades ago is the perfect mentor for England's beleaguered cricket captain, Alistair Cook.