The Ashes in Australia – First Session Recap (Day 4, Gabba)

Nov 24, 2013 57 Comments by

KP falls as Cook builds Follow me on Twitter at @Ben_FFC Score at Commencement: England 2-24 off 15 overs; trail by 536 runs. Score at Lunch: England 3-98 off 43 overs (Cook 40*, Bell 20*; Johnson 2-16); trail by 462 runs. With six sessions to take eight wickets, and no major threat of a rain [...]

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The Ashes in Australia – First Session Recap (Day 3, Gabba)

Nov 23, 2013 43 Comments by

Warner and Clarke push lead to 304  Follow me on Twitter at @jamiedmurphy Score at Commencement: Australia 0-65 off 22 overs (Warner 45*); lead by 224 runs. Score at Lunch: Australia 2-145 off 45 overs (Warner 83*, Clarke 34*; Broad 1-12); lead by 304 runs. Still recovering from the first 48 hours of the series, [...]

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The Ashes in Australia – Third Session Recap (Gabba, Day 2)

Nov 22, 2013 33 Comments by

Warner and Rogers Build Lead As Australia End Day 2 Firmly in Command.  Score at start of session: England – 94/8 in 42.0 overs (SCJ Broad 4*, CT Tremlett 1*, Johnson 4-46) Score at Stumps: Australia 0-65 in 22.0 overs (Warner 45*, Rogers 15*)  Summary Stumps on a dream day for Australia and after nine tests without [...]

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The Ashes in Australia – Second Session Recap (Gabba, Day 2)

Nov 22, 2013 70 Comments

Johnson the Spearhead as Australia Rip Through English Middle Order: Score at start of session: England – 55/2 in 17.1 overs (MA Carberry 31*) Score at Tea: : England – 94/8 in 42.0 overs (SCJ Broad 4*, CT Tremlett 1*, Johnson 4-46) Summary For the second day in a row the middle session would be dominated by the [...]

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The Ashes in Australia – Morning Session Recap (Gabba, Day 2)

Nov 22, 2013 56 Comments

Late Australian rush splits first session points Follow me at @jamiedmurphy Score at day 2 Commencement: Australia 8-273 (Haddin 78* Harris 4*; Broad 5-65) Score at Lunch: Australia 295 (Haddin 94, Broad 6-81); England 2-55 (Carberry 31*; Harris 1-12 Johnson 1-32) Summary Despite mounting a commendable fight back, the foul taste of the batting collapse [...]

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The Ashes in Australia – Evening Session Recap (Gabba, Day 1)

Nov 21, 2013 94 Comments

Haddin & Johnson counter-attack, England still on top Follow me at @jamiedmurphy Score at start of session: Australia 6-153 after 53 overs (Haddin 24* Johnson 12*, Warner 49; Broad 4-49) Score at Stumps: Australia 8-273 off 90 overs (Haddin 78*, Johnson 64, Warner 49; Broad 5-65, Anderson 2-61) Summary After some consistent and imposing line and length [...]

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The Ashes- First Test, Day One: Second Session Recap

Nov 21, 2013 39 Comments

New Series, Same Old Story    Score at Start of Session Australia 2-71 after 25 overs (Warner 42*, Clarke 0*, Watson 22; Broad 2-30) Summary A disastrous session for Australia, as once more top order frailties were exposed by the English pace battery and England seized momentum to head into the tea break firmly on [...]

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The Ashes in Australia – Morning Session Recap (Gabba)

Nov 21, 2013 69 Comments

Warner solid but Broad claims Rogers and Watson Follow me at @jamiedmurphy Teams Australia - CJL Rogers, DA Warner, SR Watson, MJ Clarke*, SPD Smith, GJ Bailey, BJ Haddin+, PM Siddle, MG Johnson, NM Lyon, RL Harris England - AN Cook*, MA Carberry, IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, IR Bell, JE Root, MJ Prior†, SCJ Broad, GP Swann, [...]

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Ashes – First Test Preview

Nov 20, 2013 70 Comments

Follow me at @jamiedmurphy Perhaps it’s the abundance and strength of the NBA and NFL coverage filling my sport smorgasbord at present, the saturation of content leading up to the AFL Draft, or the fact that the overall product of Australian cricket isn’t as strong as we’re used to. Whatever reason, the first test of [...]

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Round 26 and the week in Rugby League

Sep 05, 2013 556 Comments

The final, final round of the NRL regular season is upon us with several little battles to be decided this weekend. The first is obviously the Minor Premiership, decided when South Sydney take on the Roosters on Friday Night at ANZ. The Chooks looked to have it in the bag just a couple of weeks [...]

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