UK Tabloid Talk - 19/8

19 August 2013

Simon Kerrigan

If Simon Kerrigan is anything like Darryl, he could make The Oval his castle on Wednesday.

Ashes 2013: England call up uncapped pair Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes for fifth Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval
by Stephen Brenkley, The Independent
England declared their hand for the future yesterday. Their left hand to be precise. In selecting Simon Kerrigan of Lancashire as the second spinner in the squad for the final Test of the Ashes series they made a significant statement about their intentions.

Ashes 2014: England look to the future with the call-ups for Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes for the fifth and final Test
by Derek Pringle, The Telegraph
England's 14-man squad for the final Investec Ashes Test, which includes the uncapped Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes, suggest the selectors are in experimental mood after an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Ashes 2013: what newcomer Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes can bring to the Englan squad for final Test
by Glen Chapple and Dougie Brown, The Telegraph
The people who know them best reveal the strengths of the two uncapped players in the squad for Oval.

Monty Panesar's England omission is sensible but he may return in winter
by Mike Selvey, The Guardian
Simon Kerrigan will benefit from his inclusion in the fifth Ashes Test squad but experience might be more valuable in Australia.

Troubled Monty Panesar staring into abyss after selectors turn to Simon Kerrigan
by Mike Atherton, The Times
Such a congested Ashes series was always likely to leave casualties in its wake, and England’s 14-man squad for the final Investec Test reflects that. Graham Onions’s injury was suffered playing for his county, but Tim Bresnan’s stress fracture of the back became apparent after the Durham Test and his place has been taken by Chris Woakes, of Warwickshire.

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Sam Ferris is a writer for He started in 2011 as a Big Bash League correspondent and continues to monitor the domestic scene and national sides closely.

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