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

No time for trepidation from England

Aug 2, 2013: England's attack, now including three bowlers with more than 200 wickets, is an outstanding unit despite their toil at Old Trafford but the focus shifts to the batsmen with a Test match to save

George Dobell at Old Trafford

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

England endure middling first day

Aug 1, 2013: It would be wrong to presume England suffered too bad a day, they bowled well for much of it as they came up against a batting line-up less obliging and feeble

George Dobell at Old Trafford

The ghosts of 1956

Jul 30, 2013: Australia have been tentative against Swann's offspin. At Old Trafford, where history's greatest spin performance was delivered, they must watch out for him

Ashley Mallett

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

Swann admits to outrageous fortune

Jul 19, 2013: Graeme Swann claimed his best Ashes figures of 5 for 44 on the second day and felt his dismissal of Chris Rogers constituted one of the worst pieces of cricket in Test history

George Dobell

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

A rare five-for and Australia's batting woes

Jul 19, 2013: Stats highlights from the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's

Shiva Jayaraman

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

The worst dismissal in history?

Jul 19, 2013: Plays of the day from the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's

Jarrod Kimber, Rob Smyth and Daniel Brettig at Lord's

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Broad shoulder was major worry

Jul 15, 2013: Andy Flower has defended the performance of England's bowlers after suggestions his team have an over-burdening reliance on James Anderson

George Dobell

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

England lean on Anderson again

Jul 14, 2013: Whatever they may say to the contrary, England are increasingly reliant on the skill, fitness and reliability of James Anderson

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

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

Hot Spot under the spotlight

Jul 11, 2013: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from an historic day at Trent Bridge

George Dobell, Dan Brettig and Jarrod Kimber

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

Swann and Anderson can expose Australia's cracks

Jul 9, 2013: It may not matter hugely in Bangalore or Bridgetown, but in England and Australia, in cricket at least, nothing matters more than what is about to begin

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

The Investec Ashes 2013

Swann aims to cut off the head

Jul 7, 2013: England have their sights set on Michael Clarke as the Ashes looms, knowing that a quiet series for Australia's captain will go a long way to ensuring the urn does not change hands

Andrew McGlashan

'I enjoy being the centre of attention'

Jul 7, 2013: Graeme Swann, expected to bowl England to Ashes glory, can't wait for the battle to commence

Andrew McGlashan

Essex v England, LV= Challenge Match, Chelmsford, 4th day

England stroll but Broad a doubt

Jul 3, 2013: Graeme Swann proved his fitness for the Ashes with a five-wicket haul to help England to victory over Essex in Chelmsford, but concerns linger over the availability of Stuart Broad

The Report by George Dobell in Chelmsford

Essex v England, LV= Challenge Match, Chelmsford, 1st day

Swann, Bresnan avert embarrassment

Jun 30, 2013: An unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 116 between Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann lifted England from a parlous 212 for 7

The Report by George Dobell in Chelmsford

England v South Africa, Champions Trophy, semi-final, The Oval

Amla memories make Cook sweat

Jun 18, 2013: ESPNcricinfo previews the first semi-final between England and South Africa

The Preview by Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval

Tredwell makes case for promotion

Jun 11, 2013: Graeme Swann remains England's first-choice spinner but the stock of his deputy James Tredwell is rising

Andrew McGlashan

Eng v NZ, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Cook, Flower claim tactics 'vindicated'

May 28, 2013: Alastair Cook and Andy Flower insisted their tactics had been "vindicated" after England won the second Test against New Zealand by 247 runs to clinch a 2-0 series victory.

George Dobell

Eng v NZ, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Swann closes in on Underwood mudlark

May 27, 2013: England's premier spinner provided a rare sight at Heagingley as slow bowling proved the potent weapon

David Hopps at Headingley

Eng v NZ, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

To follow-on or not?

May 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo present the plays of the day from the third day at Headingley

David Hopps at Headingley
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