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Mark Stoneman was thoroughly tested by the short ball

The Ashes 2017-18

Smith rebuffs Atherton call to protect tail

"It's a bit over the top," Australia's captain said. "We obviously had a plan from the start of the series that we were going to bowl a lot of short stuff to those guys, much like we did back in 2013"

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Michael Atherton observing England training

ICC's revamp plans

Atherton condemns Big Three plan

Michael Atherton has condemned proposals to put power to run international cricket in the hands of India, England and Australia as the end of an idealistic notion that the game can be run for the benefit of all.

World Cup 2011

MacLaurin slams 'crazy' England schedule

Lord MacLaurin, the former chairman of the ECB, has laid into the "crazy" schedule that England's cricketers have been subjected to in Australia this winter, but believes it will have little bearing on their performance in the World Cup

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Sports Journalists' Association Awards

Mike Atherton named Sports Writer of the Year

Michael Atherton, the former England captain, has won the UK's top honour for a sports writer, being named Sports Writer of the Year for 2009 by the Sports Journalists' Association

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Changes at major broadsheet

Atherton moves to The Times

Mike Atherton will replace Christopher Martin-Jenkins as cricket correspondent of The Times after England's tour of New Zealand early next year

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India in England, 2007

Sreesanth must be banned for beamer: Atherton

Michael Atherton, the former England captain, has called for Sreesanth to be banned from The Oval Test for bowling a beamer at Kevin Pietersen

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Fall-out to 5-0 whitewash

Ken Schofield to head Ashes review

The ECB have turned to the world of golf as they search for answers as to where they disastrous Ashes tour went wrong