Ashton Agar

UK Tabloid Talk 12/7

Australia Ashes hero Ashton Agar apologises to his parents for falling two runs short of debut century
by Dean Wilson, The Daily Mirror
Teen's family were on hand to watch him swing the match by scoring 98 in his first-ever Test innings - a world record for a No.11.

Agar the 'Orrible pillages England as record breaking debutant rescues Aussies
by Martin Samuel, The Daily Mail
We’re calling him Agar the ’Orrible,’ said the blistering England fan in the afternoon sun of the  William Clarke Stand.
He was smiling, though, and didn’t mean any harm. Indeed, it is hard to think of a less  popular Australian wicket than the one taken by Stuart Broad at 2.53pm on Wednesday. Ashton Agar holed out at deep midwicket to Graeme Swann for 98 and Australia’s rearguard action was over. 

The Ashes 2013: history boy Ashton Agar becomes man of all ages with thrilling 98
by Paul Hayward, The Telegraph
The greatest innings by a No.11 batsman in Test cricket was also one of the finest in Ashes history.

The Ashes: Amazing Ashton Agar rides to the rescue for Aussies
by Jack Pitt-Brooke, The Independent
Records tumble as 19-year-old No 11 hits 98 on debut before Trott's controversial golden duck leaves England frustrated

The Ashes: Andy Flower demands answers after Hot Spot meltdown
by Tom Collomosse, The Independent
After only two days' cricket, the Ashes has its first flashpoint. Andy Flower, the England team director, sought an explanation from match referee Ranjan Madugalle after Jonathan Trott was controversially given out lbw by third umpire Marais Erasmus.

England's Jonathan Trott gets visit from team shrink after being wrongly given out in Ashes clash with Australia
by Dean Wilson, The Daily Mirror
The ICC apologise as televison umpire overturns on-field decision without conclusive proof and dismisses seething star.

Knife-edge calls and poor tactics as Australia wobbled cost England dear
by Nasser Hussain, The Daily Mail
England have every right to be aggrieved at two decisions from the third umpire on another incredible day’s Test cricket but you have to say they didn’t do themselves any favours by losing the plot when bowling at Ashton Agar.

Sky boys stunned into silence by Agar's display as the curry war hots up
by David LLoyd, The Daily Mail
David Lloyd picks six things that stood out for him on day two at Trent Bridge, including how Sky commentators Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain could not find a fault with Australia's No 11, while the England fielders should learn to give the Australian bottom order 'nowt'.

Ricky Ponting signs off with a ton in typical style
by Matt Fearon, The Independent
The curtain fell on Ricky Ponting's first-class career at just before five o'clock at The Oval. Twenty-one years, 289 matches and 24,150 runs have passed since his 17-year-old self first walked to the crease for Tasmania.