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Watching Ashton Agar

Mar 28, 2014: When you make 98 from No. 11 on debut, it is your premature fate to never just be another name on a teamsheet

Christian Ryan

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield, Canberra, 2nd day

NSW on top despite Agar's five

Mar 12, 2014: Ashton Agar picked up five wickets to lead a Western Australia fightback but they followed that with a batting collapse that ensured New South Wales remained well on top after two days in Canberra

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Australia news

Agar suspended for showing dissent

Jan 30, 2014: Ashton Agar has been suspended from Western Australia's next Sheffield Shield match after being reported for showing dissent at an umpire's decision during the Futures League earlier this week

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The Ashes 2013-14

Nathan Lyon finds his voice

Nov 29, 2013: When he cleared his throat to lead "Under the Southern Cross" for the first time last week, Nathan Lyon did so as Australia's undisputed No. 1 spin bowler. The path there has been bumpy

Daniel Brettig

SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day

Agar misses ton in high-scoring contest

Nov 14, 2013: Ashton Agar knows a thing or two about falling short of triple figures and again he was unable to breach the milestone as he made 93 for Western Australia on their second day against South Australia at Adelaide Oval

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The Investec Ashes 2013

Signs of development but much to do

Aug 26, 2013: Australia's Ashes performance wasn't far off what was expected: a wholehearted, often impressive, bowling attack but an inconsistent batting order, although there are signs of promise

Daniel Brettig

Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Please, Australia, stop searching for the saviour

Aug 9, 2013: Nathan Lyon is not the saviour of Australia cricket but he is a very solid offspinner who should not have been dropped. It is time to stop searching for something that doesn't exist and trust what does

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street

Lyon seeks turn in fortunes

Aug 8, 2013: With the identity of Australia's specialist spinner still undecided, Nathan Lyon has much to gain - or lose - in the next two Tests

Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Australia still don't make much sense

Aug 4, 2013: If the rain holds off Australia could still win this Test and keep the Ashes alive, but a lot of their decisions continue to suggest confused thinking

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

The Investec Ashes 2013

Lehmann defends absence of specialist spin coach

Jul 29, 2013: Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has defended the ongoing absence of a former bowler as a specialist spin coach in the Australian setup despite the fact that Ashton Agar and Nathan Lyon are still learning their trade

Brydon Coverdale

A schoolboy curse?

Jul 26, 2013: From Donald Bradman to Michael Clarke, state school graduates have dominated the ranks of Australian Test teams. What are private schools doing wrong?

Steve Cannane

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

Aussies struggle to provide value for money

Jul 21, 2013: For great sums, Australian cricket fans can follow the Ashes, meet the coach and offer suggestions. The best idea at the moment could be a refund request

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

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

Anatomy of an Australia humiliation

Jul 19, 2013: The circumstances of the match and the series demanded, beseeched and implored something of the batsmen but they collapsed in a messy heap

Daniel Brettig at Lord's

Eng v Aus, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Agar restricted, Smith renewed

Jul 19, 2013: Ashton Agar has been visibly restricted by a hip problem and underwent scans after the first day's play while Steve Smith revealed he had battled a quad strain for the past 10 days

Daniel Brettig at Lord's

The DRS is not the solution, it's part of the problem

Jul 17, 2013: Not only does the review system rob the game of spontaneity and drama, it does not get rid of the mistakes it was created to eradicate

Adam Gilchrist

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

World changes for Ashton and Australia

Jul 14, 2013: Ashton Agar strode out on debut at No. 11 with his team reeling and transformed the series in just over an hour of batting

Mark Nicholas at Trent Bridge

No. 13 already lucky for Agar

Jul 12, 2013: Ashton Agar is Australia's 13th Test spinner since Shane Warne. It is quite a story. Is he the one?

Jarrod Kimber

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

A fate Australia did not deserve

Jul 12, 2013: Although ending the day frustrated, tired and, perhaps, a little angry Australia showed plenty of attributes that will serve them well during the Ashes

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

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

Test slows down, but remains exhausting

Jul 12, 2013: After the mayhem of the opening two days, Friday was a test of concentration and hydration. But an infinitely rewarding one

Tanya Aldred at Trent Bridge

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
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