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England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Warner revels in panto villain debut

Aug 2, 2013: Australia's moustachioed cricketing pugilist made an appropriately comedic decision to review his dismissal, to the delight of the Old Trafford crowd

David Hopps at Old Trafford

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford

Anderson eager to mark Old Trafford return

Jul 30, 2013: James Anderson did his bit to help Old Trafford get the facelift it needed and now England's 21st century Statham can help England overcome their third Test jitters

David Hopps

The Investec Ashes 2013

Four vie for chance to replace Pietersen

Jul 24, 2013: The potential replacements should Kevin Pietersen not be fit on August 1

David Hopps

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

England complete crushing four-day win

Jul 21, 2013: England secured a 2-0 lead in the Investec Ashes series as they completed an inevitable victory against Australia with draining efficiency at the fag-end of the fourth day at Lord's

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Root's landmark day flays Australia

Jul 20, 2013: Joe Root has shown an ability to adapt to any given match situation in his brief international career. The brief for England on a Lord's Saturday was to take the heat out of the game and bat Australia into oblivion. And so Root did.

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Swann's five embarrass Australia on manic day

Jul 19, 2013: It will require the services of a cricket historian to determine when Australia last batted as woefully as this. Many Australian supporters will neither know nor care

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Bell prevents meltdown but Smith turns up heat

Jul 18, 2013: Ian Bell produced his third Ashes hundred in succession to try to guard against an England calamity on the first day of the second Investec Test

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

Inspired Anderson puts England 1-0 up

Jul 14, 2013: James Anderson led England to victory in the first Investec Test as he took the last four wickets to fall in a steadfast spell of fast bowling on a nerve-shredding final day at Trent Bridge

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Wrong place, wrong time, wrong call

Jul 13, 2013: Stuart Broad did only what cricketers have been doing for half a century - but doing it in the full glare of the Ashes has unleashed the sermonising

David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Late wickets lift England in victory pursuit

Jul 13, 2013: Four days of enthralling, gut-wrenching and at times quite remarkable Ashes cricket came to rest at Trent Bridge with England favourites to take a 1-0 lead in the Investec Test series

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Bell and Broad take control as controversy erupts

Jul 12, 2013: England will be convinced that they finally broke Australia in a heated final session at Trent Bridge, that the 261-run lead established by the end of the third day is already enough

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Agar's world records create extraordinary day

Jul 11, 2013: Australia's debutant Ashton Agar produced the greatest innings by a No. 11 in Test history, only to fall for 98 as he sought the shot to bring up his hundred

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day

England hit back as 14 wickets crash

Jul 10, 2013: Frenzied. That barely begins to tell the story. The pent-up tensions at the start of an Ashes series frothed out into a memorable first day of eager and aggressive bowling, angsty batting and high excitement.

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Ashes can make heroes and history

Jul 9, 2013: ESPNcricinfo previews the opening Ashes Test at Trent Bridge

Preview by David Hopps

Yorkshire v Lancashire, FLt20, North Group, Headingley

Roses tie thrills capacity crowd

Jul 5, 2013: Yorkshire and Lancashire fought out a Roses tie in front of Yorkshire's first capacity crowd at Headingley for nine years

David Hopps at Headingley

The Investec Ashes 2013

Pattinson wants Ashes vengeance

Jul 4, 2013: It's been five years but James Pattinson finds it hard to forget the treatment meted out to his brother in the aftermath of one of the more bizarre selections of recent times

David Hopps

Worcestershire v Australians, New Road, 2nd day

Compton's fight can't ease his pain

Jul 3, 2013: After the shock of being told he would not open in the Ashes series, Nick Compton has responded with runs against the Australians but it won't change anything

David Hopps at New Road

The Investec Ashes 2013

Lehmann euphoria leaves England wary

Jul 1, 2013: The instalment of Darren Lehmann, a cricketing Falstaff who likes a drink and a chat, as Australia's new coach has given this Ashes its own particular zing

David Hopps in Worcester

England news

Cook can go past Tendulkar - Pietersen

Jun 26, 2013: Kevin Pietersen has marked his anticipated England comeback by boldly predicting that Alastair Cook has the ability to challenge Sachin Tendulkar's world-record number of Test runs

David Hopps

England v India, Champions Trophy, final, Edgbaston

ICC must never betray fans again

Jun 23, 2013: The lack of a reserve day for the Champions Trophy final was a huge let-down by the ICC

David Hopps
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