Close of Play

  • Fri, 29 Nov - day 1 - Cricket Australia Chairman's XI 1st innings 16/0 (SJ Cazzulino 5*, MS Harris 10*, 10 ov)
  • Sat, 30 Nov - day 2 - England 2nd innings 47/1 (16 ov) - end of match
  • Announcer denies Panesar mockery claims

    David Nixon, the announcer who was 'stood down' by Cricket Australia at lunch on the second day of England's tour game in Alice Springs, has vehemently denied any suggestion that he made racially insensitive remarks

  • Announcer sacked over Panesar comments

    The public address announcer at England's tour game against a Chairman's XI in Alice Springs was sacked at lunch on the second day of the game after making comments deemed "inappropriate" by Cricket Australia

  • England tour veering off course

    A lacklustre display by England in Alice Springs has added to the impression of an Ashes tour veering off course

  • Ballance lone bright spot for England

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

  • McDermott and Richardson pulled from England tour game

    The bowling attack England will face in the two-day tour match in Alice Springs this week has been weakened further, with the withdrawal of Alister McDermott and Kane Richardson