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The Ashes 2013-14

'Doesn't get any harder than this' - Prior

Dec 11, 2013: Matt Prior accepted that the England side was struggling for form but said that he was counting on the side's ability to fight its way out of a corner in the third Ashes Test, which starts in Perth on Friday

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Siddle and Harris give Australia 2-0 lead

Dec 9, 2013: Australia took a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series, with three to play as they inflicted a 218-run defeat on England in the Adelaide Test to follow up their overwhelming 381-run win in the opening match in Brisbane

The Report by David Hopps at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Wretched, weak, timid and gormless

Dec 7, 2013: England's batsmen threw their wickets away and set the team on a path to destruction in a display that must rank among their most humiliating

George Dobell at Adelaide Oval

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior searches for an end to slump

Dec 1, 2013: Cricketers often face demoralising periods of failure which they are resilient enough to survive. Matt Prior needs to arrest a prolonged batting decline to lift England's Ashes challenge

David Hopps

CA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Alice Springs, 1st day

Ballance lone bright spot for England

Nov 29, 2013: Gary Ballance pressed his claims for a Test debut with a half-century but England were otherwise underwhelming against weak opposition

George Dobell in Alice Springs

The masks we wear

Nov 28, 2013: Often what we see of cricketers on the field is not their real selves. It's just a facade that hides the confusion that resides within

Martin Crowe

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

England unravelling through run drought

Nov 24, 2013: They have slumped from grinding sides down with mountains of runs to battling to stay in matches

Jarrod Kimber in Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Familiar tale from shell-shocked England

Nov 22, 2013: England's first Test collapse has has become a recurring failure and one that should be keeping Andy Flower and company awake at night

George Dobell in Brisbane

The Ashes 2013-14

Recovering Prior a chance to play

Nov 18, 2013: Matt Prior has provided a boost for the England team by coming through a long training session unscathed a few days ahead of the first Ashes Test

George Dobell in Brisbane

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior's calf tear puts Bairstow in line

Nov 11, 2013: Jonny Bairstow may be in line for an unexpected turn as England's Ashes wicketkeeper after scans revealed Matt Prior had suffered a left calf tear during the Australia A match in Hobart and is ruled out of the final warm-up match against an Invitational X

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior to have scan on calf injury

Nov 9, 2013: England's wicketkeeper Matt Prior is under a fitness cloud 12 days before the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Daniel Brettig

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Perth, 3rd day

Everything 'fantastic' for Prior

Nov 2, 2013: Matt Prior might have been standing in for the first time as an England captain, but he proved in Perth that he has already mastered the art of positive thinking

David Hopps

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth

England's tall quicks go head-to-head

Oct 30, 2013: England have set up a potential fast-bowling shootout in their opening tour match against a Western Australia Chairman's XI with Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett all vying for what is likely to be the final bowling slot

David Hopps

'I never want to average 20 in a series again'

Oct 27, 2013: As England seek to defend the Ashes two months after retaining it, they will hope Matt Prior, who knows a thing or two about endurance and dealing with failure, returns to form

Andrew McGlashan

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior 'underestimated' vice-captaincy

Oct 26, 2013: Matt Prior, the England wicketkeeper, has conceded that his role as Test vice-captain may have played a part in a lean Ashes series with the bat after he "under-estimated" the demands of the job

Andrew McGlashan

Review: The Gloves are Off

A keeper remembers (sort of)

Sep 14, 2013: Matt Prior's up-and-down career makes for a readable story, but the juiciest bits are left out of his new book

Alan Gardner

The Investec Ashes 2013

Not their best, but good enough from England

Aug 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo assesses the performances of the England players who appeared in the Ashes series

George Dobell

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Durham, 3rd day

Prior's tremendous tumble

Aug 11, 2013: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from day three at Chester-le-Street

George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

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

Prior open to non-neutral umpires

Aug 4, 2013: Matt Prior has suggested he would welcome England and Australian umpires officiating in Ashes Tests in an attempt to eradicate the errors that have marred the Investec Ashes series

George Dobell at Old Trafford

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
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