Battling Peter Siddle again proves Australia are far from ready to lie down and roll over
by James Lawton, The Independent
They were supposed already to have one foot on the road to cricketing perdition.
Australia's Ashes fans had a party as Peter Siddle drove the English Barmy
by Oliver Holt, The Daily Mirror
The wounded kangaroo had a spring in its step early on the first Test's opening day but home side refused to quack.
The truth about Beefy's 36-year feud with Aussie Chappell
by Charles Sale, The Daily Mail
Ian Chappell’s decision to stay in Sydney as a studio pundit for Channel Nine during the Ashes means there will be no new confrontations with Sky’s Sir Ian Botham in an infamous feud that goes back 36 years.
Bell let his team down... he played like a rookie
by Nasser Hussain, The Daily Mail
I have never known a series preceded by so much hype and expectation and that was reflected in some very nervy, frenetic batting from both teams.
The Ashes 2013: Stuart Broad's injury puts strain on England's resources in opening Test
by Nick Hoult, The Telegraph
Stuart Broad will undergo a fitness test on Thursday morning to determine his involvement in the remainder of the first Test at Trent Bridge. Broad was struck on the shoulder by a rapid James Pattinson bouncer in England's innings of 215.
England's bowlers come to the rescue after wickets tumble on first day of the Ashes
by Dean Wilson, The Daily Mirror
Peter Siddle's five-for sees England skittled out for 215, but Finn and Anderson bite back to leave the Aussies at 75/4 overnight.
About the Writer
Sam Ferris is a writer for cricket.com.au, having started his career in 2011 as a Big Bash League correspondent with Cricket Australia. His passion for the longer versions of the sport drew him to the cricket.com.au team in 2013-14, where he has continued to monitor both the domestic scene and the national sides closely.