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Joe Root explains Ashes first test selection as Jake Ball confirmed for England

England have confirmed their team for the first Ashes test against Australia in Brisbane with Jake Ball being the most surprising name to make the XI. 423 more words


Looking ahead to the Ashes...

I have reviewed the performances of most of the Ashes squad from earlier in the Summer, what they bought to those Tests and will hope to add in the coming weeks. 412 more words

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Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood labelled a ‘poor man’s James Anderson’ ahead of Ashes opener

Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood has been labelled as a ‘poor man’s James Anderson’ ahead of the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.

Hazlewood, who has taken 118 wickets in 31 Test matches, will form a fearsome pace trio alongside Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins this winter as Australia bid to win back the urn. 386 more words


Holby City: The one that got away

(Series 19, ep. 58 ‘It Has To Be Now’ by Becky Prestwich 14.11.17) I know it’s all about the career and that, but you have to say that perhaps Zosia was a bit hasty going off to America and leaving brand new husband Oliver Valentine behind. 707 more words


England’s Ashes hopes lie with James Anderson and Stuart Broad, says former Australia spinner Shane Warne

England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes lie in the contributions of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, according to former Australia spinner Shane Warne.

Taking a combined tally of 894 Test wickets, Anderson and Broad are England’s two most successful bowlers of all time and will have a huge role to play this winter in Australia. 329 more words


England 2017 Test Performances Part 5


I have decided to put a review of the Summer performances of these 2 together as an indication of their importance to England not just for a number of years now but also this upcoming Ashes tour. 548 more words

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Holby City: The storm is upon us

(Series 19, ep. 57 ‘Kingdom Come’ by Ed Sellek 7.11.17) Remember a few weeks ago when Hanssen told Fletch that a storm was coming? This week, the storm arrived. 723 more words