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England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street

Anderson has Ashes in his sights

May 19, 2009: James Anderson has admitted he would like the Ashes to start right away so that he could continue his match-winning Test form

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Riverside, 5th day

An embarassing defeat

May 19, 2009: The defeat in the second Test, completed quarter-hour after lunch yesterday, was as swift, embarrassing and emphatic and brought about by the same factors as those at Headingley in 2000 and 2007

Tony Cozier

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

Gayle backtracks on captaincy comments

May 18, 2009: This series hasn't been Chris Gayle's finest hour. He turned up 48 hours before the first Test, spent a lot of time complaining about the cold and, to cap it all, said he wouldn't mind if Test cricket didn't exist. So, in many respects, he got what he des

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

West Indian listlessness a sign of the times

May 18, 2009: As West Indies slumped to a series defeat, Caribbean ire has been as high as the jubilation a few weeks ago

Vaneisa Baksh

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

England refuse to get carried away

May 18, 2009: The next time Andrew Strauss dons the whites for England will be when he walks out to toss alongside Ricky Ponting at Cardiff. After England's crushing innings victory today, he was at pains to point out "there is plenty of cricket to be played" before th

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

Anderson a master of swing

May 18, 2009: Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the final day of the second Test between England and West Indies

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

Bresnan and Anderson swing through Windies

May 18, 2009: On his eighth day as a Test cricketer, Tim Bresnan finally picked up his maiden Test wickets, while James Anderson took his match tally to eight in perfect swinging conditions

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Riverside, 4th day

Last chance to overcome adversity

May 18, 2009: It's the first time since England put them back in at the Queen's Park Oval and Sabina in the 1968 series in the Caribbean that West Indies have followed on in successive Tests

Tony Cozier

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

Prior misses final day with finger injury

May 18, 2009: Matt Prior didn't take the field on the final day against West Indies at Chester-le-Street due to the finger injury he picked up on the fourth afternoon

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

The value of the hard yards

May 17, 2009: Sometimes runs and wickets can come a little too easily. It has been the occasional passages of play that have pushed England which have had the most value

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Blows below the belt, and over the boundary

May 17, 2009: Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the day from Chester-le-Street

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Windies fight against rising tide

May 17, 2009: England closed in on a 2-0 series clean sweep on the fourth day against West Indies at Chester-le-Street, as West Indies slumped to 115 for 3 in their second innings, having been asked to follow on

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Riverside, 3rd day

A worrying trend

May 17, 2009: West Indies depend hugely for their wickets on Fidel Edwards

Tony Cozier

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Anderson stands up to be counted

May 16, 2009: Andy Flower has made it clear in the early days of his official reign that only those with strong character and a big heart need apply to take on the Australians later this summer. Those with suspect temperaments will not be considered. James Anderson is

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Fidel v Jimmy

May 16, 2009: Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the day from Chester-le-Street

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Anderson stars as England take command

May 16, 2009: James Anderson gained revenge for his roughing-up at the hands of Fidel Edwards by striking three times with the new ball in a rain-interrupted final session, as England built on their tea-time declaration of 569 for 6 to reduce West Indies to 94 for 3

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

West Indies in England 2009

Chasing Viv

May 16, 2009: Their figures are so similar as to be almost identical yet, in every other way, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and VIV Richards are polar opposites

Tony Cozier

West Indies in England 2009

Collier defends ECB scheduling

May 15, 2009: The ECB chief executive, David Collier, has defended the decision to stage a low-key two-Test series against West Indies so early in the English season, saying that the board had no choice but to go through with the fixtures because of contractual obligat

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England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Riverside, 2nd day

Harker hits out at Test bidding system

May 15, 2009: As the rain fell on a miserable second day at Chester-le-Street it provided an apt backdrop to a game that has reignited the debate about Test cricket's future. Even if the sun had shone, it's unlikely the ground would have been even half full with punter

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Rain washes out second day

May 15, 2009: No play was possible on the second day between England and West Indies at Chester-le-Street, as persistent rain settled in over the ground to force an abandonment shortly after an inspection at 4pm

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller
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Series Results
England v West Indies at Chester-le-Street - May 14-18, 2009
England won by an innings and 83 runs
England v West Indies at Lord's - May 6-8, 2009
England won by 10 wickets
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