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Southern Stars can't wait to right Ashes wrongs

Australia's women are in Brisbane fine-tuning their preparation for their own battle with England

Starc shocker joins all-time worst

Mitchell Starc has joined the ever-growing list of cricket's worst deliveries with his first ball in Australia's tour match against Essex in Chelmsford


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Essex bats keep Aussies toiling

A century to Tom Westley and some wayward bowling made it a long day in the field for the Australians, but not before some entertaining late-order slogging


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Aussies go down swinging

Mitch Marsh was out for 169 before Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon offered some late fireworks on the morning of day two against Essex


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Southern Stars ramp up Ashes preparation

Australia's women's team are training hard in Brisbane ahead of their forthcoming UK-based Ashes series


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Dhoni testing pink ball at MCG

A trial Channel Nine held at the MCG in January with the pink balls that will be used in day-night Test cricket featured none other than Indian ODi captain MS Dhoni


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From the Vault: Shane Warne does it all

Shane Warne scored 57 on day two and picked up 3-29 to end the match as England were bowled out for just 79 at the Gabba in 2002


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No pressure, I'm enjoying it: Marsh

Mitch Marsh speaks about his form, his Ashes Test ambitions and his bowling after a second first-class ton on the Qantas Tour of the British Isles


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Marsh blowtorch scorches Essex

Mitchell Marsh torched Essex bowlers for his second century of the Qantas Ashes Tour of the British Isles, but not everything went Australia's way on day one


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Harris leaves Chelmsford for scans

Australia paceman Ryan Harris was withdrawn from the Essex match with knee soreness before play on day one, leaving the ground for scans


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Warner blitz dominates opening session

Australia lost three wickets on the first morning against Essex but it was David Warner's 94 that stole the show


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From the Vault: 1983's classic Ashes intro

In 1983, Channel Nine's Wide World of Sports took us on a journey through the history of Ashes cricket with some of the series' key protagonists


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Chris Lynn rides three-way to fifty

It took Chris Lynn just three deliveries to move from 33 to his half-century as Chris Gayle saw the Jamaica Tallawahs to victory in the CPL