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  • Di Venuto: Clarke will come good

    Australia coach Michael di Venuto has backed under-fire captain Michael Clarke to rediscover his batting touch in the remaining two Ashes Tests.

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  • Bell expects more Ashes drama

    England batsman Ian Bell thinks the Ashes will "go right to the wire" and has acknowledged Australia are likely to be a stronger proposition for the fourth Test at Trent Bridge following their humbling at Edgbaston.

    Sunday August 2 2015, 15:44 BST
    Ian Bell: Expects Australia backlash
  • Australia to tour Bangladesh

    Australia will travel to Bangladesh for two Tests in October, where the sides will contest their first series in nine years.

    Sunday August 2 2015, 14:47 BST
    Chittagong will host the first Test between Bangladesh and Australia in October
  • Bayliss aims to pile on pressure

    England are under orders to keep Australia 'on the floor' as they bid to regain the Ashes at Trent Bridge next week.

    Saturday August 1 2015, 23:39 BST
    Trevor Bayliss: Hopes his side put Australia under more pressure
  • Plunkett, Footitt called up

    England have named uncapped Mark Footitt and the returning Liam Plunkett in a 14-man squad for the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

    Saturday August 1 2015, 13:52 BST
    Mark Footitt: Called up by England
  • Clarke has Lehmann's support

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann will give struggling captain Michael Clarke "as long as he needs" to turn around his poor form.

    Saturday August 1 2015, 11:57 BST
    Michael Clarke: Struggling for runs
  • Finn better than ever - coach

    England's comeback star Steven Finn has been tipped to go from strength to strength by the coach he credits for his resurgence.

    Saturday August 1 2015, 12:04 BST
    Steven Finn: Helped bowl England to victory at Edgbaston
  • Cook upbeat despite Anderson blow

    Alastair Cook has his eyes on an Ashes-clinching victory at Trent Bridge - even without England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson.

    Saturday August 1 2015, 12:19 BST
    James Anderson: Ruled out of the fourth Test
  • England ease to third Test win

    England cruised into a 2-1 Ashes lead with an eight-wicket win before tea on day three of the third Test at Edgbaston.

    Friday July 31 2015, 16:21 BST
    England paceman Steven Finn claimed six for 79
  • Cook targets series clincher

    Reaction from day three of the third Ashes Test, with Alastair Cook already looking towards Trent Bridge.

    Friday July 31 2015, 18:42 BST
    England's Ian Bell (left) hailed an amazing game
  • Clarke: We're playing with 10 men

    Michael Clarke admits he is letting his Australia team-mates down with his run of low scores, but is adamant too he is still capable of a major contribution in this summer's Ashes.

    Friday July 31 2015, 18:44 BST
    Michael Clarke: Disappointed with his form
  • Injury blow for Anderson

    James Anderson is optimistic he will be over his side injury in time for the Ashes finale at the Oval.

    Friday July 31 2015, 20:00 BST
    James Anderson: Ruled out of the fourth Test with side strain
  • Finn puts England on brink of win

    Steven Finn bowled England to the verge of a resounding victory, and 2-1 Ashes lead, at Edgbaston.

    Thursday July 30 2015, 19:46 BST
    Steven Finn: Five-wicket haul on day two at Edgbaston
  • Fantastic Finn fires for England

    Reaction from day two of the third Ashes Test, with Steven Finn feeling "fantastic" after his five-wicket haul.

    Thursday July 30 2015, 20:11 BST
    Steven Finn celebrates with team-mates Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes
  • Injury blow for Anderson

    James Anderson will be assessed by England's medical staff overnight after leaving the field with a "tight side" on day two of the third Ashes Test.

    Thursday July 30 2015, 19:25 BST
    James Anderson: Could miss Trent Bridge Test
  • England skittle Aussies for 136

    A classic display of seam-and-swing bowling from James Anderson helped England bowl Australia out inside two sessions at Edgbaston to restate their 2015 Ashes credentials.

    Wednesday July 29 2015, 19:16 BST
    James Anderson raises the ball after his fifth wicket
  • Anderson spurred on by Lord's

    Reaction from day one of the third Ashes Test, where James Anderson's six wickets helped England take control.

    Wednesday July 29 2015, 21:05 BST
    Anderson celebrates the wicket of Voges
  • England seek Edgbaston boost

    Alastair Cook's England still have the chance to become the Ashes heroes of 2015 - and can start by turning on the style for the 10-year anniversary of Edgbaston's most famous Test.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 19:06 BST
    Alastair Cook says the mood is good around the England camp
  • Finn could step in for Wood

    England seamer Steven Finn could be set for a Test recall, with Mark Wood a doubt for Wednesday's third Ashes clash at Edgbaston.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 14:14 BST
    Steven Finn: Could come back into the England side
  • Swann mocks Pietersen on radio

    Graeme Swann has mocked former England team-mate Kevin Pietersen on an Australian radio show.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 15:17 BST
    Happier times: Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann in Adelaide, 2010
  • McCullum tips Bell to chime

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has tipped Ian Bell to succeed at number three as England seek to bounce back from their Lord's trouncing in the Third Ashes Test in Edgbaston.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 10:47 BST
    Ian Bell: Has struggled for form with the England side
  • Nevill to keep for Australia

    Peter Nevill will retain his place as Australia's wicketkeeper ahead of Brad Haddin in the third Ashes Test, captain Michael Clarke has announced.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 10:49 BST
    Peter Nevill: Keeps his place for Edgbaston
  • Pietersen: Enjoy Johnson challenge

    Kevin Pietersen has told England's batsmen to embrace the challenge of facing Mitchell Johnson.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 10:46 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Has some advice for England's batsmen
  • Bell looking to enjoy promotion

    Ian Bell believes the only way to keep his place in the "brutal environment" of Test cricket is to enjoy the challenge - even in extreme adversity.

    Monday July 27 2015, 16:38 BST
    Ian Bell: Looking to get back on track
  • Aussie quicks ready to go

    Australia's pace attack made no allowances for Chris Rogers in the Edgbaston nets - and are ready to unleash even more artillery on England.

    Monday July 27 2015, 16:45 BST
    Chris Rogers goes through his paces in the Edgbaston nets
  • Australia held by Derbyshire

    Mitchell Marsh enhanced an already growing reputation by taking four wickets as Australia's tour match with Derbyshire ended in a draw.

    Saturday July 25 2015, 19:42 BST
    Michael Clarke and Adam Voges of Australia leave the ground after the draw
  • Rogers back with Australia team

    Australia batsman Chris Rogers rejoined his team-mates on Friday night and will continue to be assessed by Cricket Australia ahead of the third Ashes Test.

    Saturday July 25 2015, 09:54 BST
    Chris Rogers: Doubt for third Ashes Test
  • Warner piles on the runs

    David Warner and Shaun Marsh both compiled centuries but Australia captain Michael Clarke's struggles with the bat continued on day one of the tour match against Derbyshire.

    Thursday July 23 2015, 19:51 BST
    David Warner on his way to a century at Derbyshire
  • ECB confirms Pakistan series

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed details of England's autumn series with Pakistan, to be played in the United Arab Emirates.

    Thursday July 23 2015, 15:01 BST
    The Sharjah cricket club will host the third Test
  • Lyth is keeping his head down

    England opener Adam Lyth has not been listening to criticism of him after retaining his place in the side.

    Wednesday July 22 2015, 22:27 BST
    Adam Lyth: His place was under threat
  • Australia hopeful over Rogers

    Chris Rogers suffered an injury to his balance system in the second Ashes Test but Australia hope he will be able to play at Edgbaston next week.

    Wednesday July 22 2015, 21:40 BST
    Chris Rogers leaves the field at Lord's
  • Bairstow bullish over form

    Jonny Bairstow believes he is at the peak of his powers as he prepares to join England's Ashes squad for the third Investec Test against Australia.

    Tuesday July 21 2015, 20:49 BST
    Jonny Bairstow: Has been in superb form for Yorkshire
  • England Women win Ashes opener

    Natalie Sciver hit a brilliant 66 as England started their Women's Ashes series with a four-wicket victory over Australia.

    Tuesday July 21 2015, 18:01 BST
    England batter Natalie Sciver hits a full toss off Australia bowler Erin Osborne
  • Bairstow replaces Ballance

    Jonny Bairstow has returned to the England squad for the third Investec Test against Australia, in place of Gary Ballance.

    Tuesday July 21 2015, 16:48 BST
    Jonny Bairstow: Recalled by England after good county form
  • Gillespie backs Bairstow calls

    England should take advantage of Jonny Bairstow's red-hot form to get back on track in the Ashes, according to the batsman's coach at Yorkshire, Jason Gillespie.

    Tuesday July 21 2015, 15:17 BST
    Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow is in fine form for his county
  • Rogers boost for Australia

    Australia are confident Chris Rogers will be available for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston next week and have attributed a delayed ear problem as the probable cause of a dizzy spell at Lord's over the weekend.

    Monday July 20 2015, 23:19 BST
    Chris Rogers: Was forced to leave the field at Lord's
  • Pietersen: England exile silly

    Kevin Pietersen has once again lamented his continued exile from the England team in the wake of their crushing 405-run defeat in the second Ashes Test.

    Monday July 20 2015, 22:19 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Again pressing his claims to play for England
  • Bayliss will consider changes

    England will discuss whether to drop any out-of-form batsmen at a selection meeting on Tuesday after their embarrassing 405-run defeat against Australia at Lord's.

    Monday July 20 2015, 18:36 BST
    Gary Ballance: His Ashes place is under scrutiny
  • Lehmann ponders on selection

    Australia reordered the balance of power in this summer's Ashes with their crushing victory at Lord's - but like their hosts, they have issues to settle before the next instalment in Birmingham.

    Monday July 20 2015, 14:43 BST
    Mitchell Starc celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth
  • England batting worries Bayliss

    Head coach Trevor Bayliss has warned England's under-performing batsmen will come under the microscope after Australia levelled the Ashes with a dominant victory at Lord's.

    Monday July 20 2015, 11:14 BST
    England's Ian Bell walks off dejected after getting out for 11
  • England hammered at Lord's

    England descended to an embarrassing 405-run defeat inside four days at Lord's as Mitchell Johnson hastened their collapse and Australia levelled the Ashes at 1-1.

    Monday July 20 2015, 11:13 BST
    Australia celebrate the dismissal of Cook
  • Cook laments England collapse

    Post-match reaction to Australia's 405-run victory over England in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

    Sunday July 19 2015, 18:26 BST
    Alastair Cook: Frustrated with England's sub-par display
  • Aussies extend advantage

    England's revival was short-lived as captain Alastair Cook fell short of a second successive Lord's century and their 1-0 Ashes lead became increasingly tenuous.

    Saturday July 18 2015, 19:11 BST
    Alastair Cook departs for 96 at Lord's
  • Stokes: England ready to dig in

    Reaction from day three of the second Ashes Test, as Ben Stokes and England prepare to dig in for a draw.

    Saturday July 18 2015, 20:16 BST
    Ben Stokes made a fluent 87
  • England on the ropes at Lord's

    England's Ashes series lead is in jeopardy after Steve Smith's maiden double century, and a rush of early wickets for Australia's pace attack, put the tourists in control at Lord's.

    Friday July 17 2015, 18:46 BST
    Mitchell Johnson dismissed Ballance and Root in an inspired spell
  • Johnson buoyed by Aussie display

    Reaction from day two of the second Ashes Test, with Mitchell Johnson delighted by Australia's dominance.

    Friday July 17 2015, 20:45 BST
    Mitchell Johnson celebrates the big wicket of Joe Root
  • Australia dominate at Lord's

    Chris Rogers and Steve Smith applied an uncompromising grind in their record double-century stand as England endured a chastening first day of the second Investec Test at Lord's.

    Saturday July 18 2015, 09:27 BST
    Chris Rogers celebrates reaching 150 at Lord's
  • Steve Smith mocks England tactics

    Reaction from day one of the second Ashes Test, as Chris Rogers and Steve Smith make centuries.

    Saturday July 18 2015, 09:28 BST
    Rogers and Smith dominated the opening day's play
  • Clarke ready to bounce back

    Australia captain Michael Clarke insists England have yet to land a knockout punch in the Ashes and expects his side to bounce back at Lord's.

    Wednesday July 15 2015, 20:05 BST
    Australia captain Michael Clarke: Preparing for the second Test
  • England urged to play to strengths

    Alastair Cook has told England they must stay true to themselves in the Lord's Test, because that is their best chance of beating Australia again.

    Wednesday July 15 2015, 20:04 BST
    England coach Trevor Bayliss  speaks with captain Alastair Cook
  • England hopeful over Moeen

    England are confident Moeen Ali will be fit to face Australia in the second Ashes Test despite suffering from a pain in his side.

    Wednesday July 15 2015, 21:00 BST
    Moeen Ali: Has picked up a side strain
  • Stokes: I'm my own man

    Ben Stokes is comfortable with his billing as this summer's Andrew Flintoff as he sets his sights on another victory over Australia.

    Wednesday July 15 2015, 08:45 BST
    Ben Stokes: Not feeling the pressure
  • Watson has much to offer - Lee

    Brett Lee has called into question Australia's decision to drop Shane Watson for the second Ashes Test.

    Wednesday July 15 2015, 11:55 BST
    Shane Watson: Set to be axed for the second Test
  • Brad Haddin out of Lord's Test

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will miss the Lord's Test against England for personal reasons, Cricket Australia has announced.

    Tuesday July 14 2015, 19:13 BST
    Brad Haddin: Won't play at Lord's
  • Haddin set to miss second Test

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin looks set to miss the Lord's Test for personal reasons.

    Tuesday July 14 2015, 19:00 BST
    Brad Haddin: Set to miss out
  • Adam Lyth confident in ability

    Adam Lyth is confident he is an ideal fit at the top of the order for England's new attacking brief in Test cricket.

    Tuesday July 14 2015, 16:07 BST
    Adam Lyth
  • Starc is fit - Siddle

    Australia paceman Mitchell Starc is set to be fit for the second Ashes Test at Lord's, according to potential replacement Peter Siddle.

    Tuesday July 14 2015, 14:00 BST
    Starc: Should be fit for Lord's despite ankle problem
  • Faulkner axed by Australia

    James Faulkner will miss the limited-overs leg of Australia's tour of England for disciplinary reasons after being charged with drink-driving.

    Tuesday July 14 2015, 14:41 BST
    James Faulkner: Won't play for Australia this summer
  • Moody: Fans have a key role

    Tom Moody believes England's "football style" fans have a critical role to play in this summer's Ashes.

    Tuesday July 14 2015, 09:29 BST
    Tom Moody: England are 'always hard to beat at home'
  • Aussies 'snubbed beer offer'

    England paceman James Anderson has claimed Australia turned down the offer of a post-match dressing room beer following the first Test in Cardiff.

    Tuesday July 14 2015, 09:23 BST
    James Anderson: Revealed Aussies' beer snub
  • Broad relishing Ashes battle

    Stuart Broad instinctively raises his game against Australia - because the battle for the Ashes switches him on like nothing else.

    Monday July 13 2015, 22:14 BST
    Stuart Broad: Loves the battle against Australia
  • Anderson: Momentum the key

    James Anderson is determined to use the feel-good factor of an opening Ashes victory over Australia to continue England's success with their new-look attacking approach at Lord's.

    Monday July 13 2015, 19:31 BST
    Anderson: Wants England to keep the momentum going
  • England have the lot - Anderson

    James Anderson believes England have "got the lot" after their huge opening Ashes win over Australia.

    Monday July 13 2015, 08:55 BST
    James Anderson: Says Root 'can do no wrong' at present
  • Bayliss confident of Cook class

    Alastair Cook is under orders to lead England with a new aggressive intent - but when it comes to his record-breaking batting, the management advice is to stick to what you know.

    Sunday July 12 2015, 16:26 BST
    Alastair Cook: Told to play his own way
  • Same again for England

    England have retained the same 13-man squad for the second Test against Australia at Lord's after going 1-0 up in the Ashes.

    Sunday July 12 2015, 09:54 BST
    Cook's captaincy was praised by Bayliss
  • Australia ponder changes

    Coach Darren Lehmann has hinted that changes will be made to Australia's team for the second Ashes Test, with Shane Watson seemingly first in the firing line.

    Sunday July 12 2015, 11:46 BST
    Shane Watson: Twice out LBW in Cardiff
  • Root up to fourth in rankings

    Joe Root has leapt into the top five of the ICC's Test batting rankings for the first time in his career after his man-of-the-match performance in the first Investec Ashes Test win over Australia.

    Sunday July 12 2015, 10:52 BST
    Joe Root: Now fourth in batting rankings
  • England thrash Australia in first Test

    Alastair Cook's new England surged to a 169-run victory in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.

    Saturday July 11 2015, 17:48 BST
    Stuart Broad celebrates after dismissing Steve Smith
  • Cook: We've shown our pedigree

    Post-match reaction to England's 169-run victory over Australia in the first Ashes Test.

    Saturday July 11 2015, 19:21 BST
    Mark Wood celebrates a wicket
  • Australia facing daunting chase

    Ian Bell and Joe Root's twin 60s helped set Australia an Ashes record victory target of 412 after a hectic third day of the first Test in Cardiff.

    Friday July 10 2015, 19:31 BST
    Ian Bell returned to form with 60 in Cardiff
  • Bell relieved to end barren run

    Ian Bell may have been fretting over his form but he did not betray any nerves as his half-century helped England push towards victory in the Investec Ashes opener.

    Friday July 10 2015, 21:16 BST
    Ian Bell in action on day three
  • Moeen keeps England in front

    Moeen Ali provided the bulk of the runs and two crucial wickets which kept England marginally on top after day two of the Ashes in Cardiff.

    Thursday July 9 2015, 18:55 BST
    Moeen Ali made a fluent 77 in England's 430 all out
  • Rogers allays nerves with big score

    Australia's Chris Rogers fell five runs short of a century in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff, but was happy just to have made a big score after admitting to a bout of pre-match nerves.

    Thursday July 9 2015, 19:17 BST
    Chris Rogers departs for 95 at Cardiff
  • Root stars on opening day

    Joe Root made Australia pay for dropping him second ball, with a counter-attacking century which transformed day one of the Ashes in Cardiff.

    Wednesday July 8 2015, 20:23 BST
    Joe Root celebrates reaching his century
  • Pluck and luck do it for Root

    England's man of the moment Joe Root put his side's day one Ashes fightback down to a slice of luck and a dash of "Yorkshire grit".

    Wednesday July 8 2015, 20:28 BST
    Root and Ballance got England out of trouble
  • Clarke buoyed by 2005 memories

    Michael Clarke might have been on the losing side in the 2005 Ashes, but the Australia captain would be happy to recreate that memorable summer a decade on - albeit with a different result.

    Tuesday July 7 2015, 17:41 BST
    Australia captain Michael Clarke: Ready for Ashes battle
  • Cook backs Stokes for Ashes glory

    Ben Stokes is the likeliest poster boy for England Ashes success this summer - according to his captain Alastair Cook.

    Tuesday July 7 2015, 17:17 BST
    Ben Stokes (left) is backed to shine by his skipper
  • Cook: Captaincy style may change

    Alastair Cook believes the players he has at his disposal could inspire him to become a better England captain ahead of the imminent Investec Ashes series.

    Tuesday July 7 2015, 18:45 BST
    Alastair Cook in action against New Zealand
  • Clarke: I'll stay disciplined

    Australia captain Michael Clarke expects his players to keep their emotions from boiling over despite the fierce pressure of an Ashes series.

    Tuesday July 7 2015, 14:51 BST
    Clarke (l) clashed with Anderson in the previous Ashes series
  • Johnson 'has zip back' for Ashes

    England have been warned already - Mitchell Johnson is in frightening form once again as the 2015 Ashes loom.

    Tuesday July 7 2015, 08:45 BST
    Mitchell Johnson: Star of the last Ashes series
  • KP backs tourists to retain Ashes

    England's lack of a strike bowler could hinder their hopes of Ashes glory, according to former batsman Kevin Pietersen, who believes the only hope of emerging on top this summer is to take the attack to Australia.

    Tuesday July 7 2015, 00:29 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Thinks the tourists will win
  • Anderson sad to see Harris retire

    England pace linchpin James Anderson believes Ryan Harris' career-ending injury means Australia will pose a reduced threat in this summer's Investec Ashes.

    Monday July 6 2015, 14:38 BST
    James Anderson: Plenty of respect for Ryan Harris
  • Voges ready for Ashes summer

    Adam Voges already has much reason to thank English cricket as he seeks to make up for lost time in this summer's Ashes.

    Monday July 6 2015, 17:39 BST
    Adam Voges: Played county cricket for Middlesex
  • Sledging days over for Anderson

    James Anderson says his sledging days are over as England ready themselves for the start of the Ashes.

    Monday July 6 2015, 12:00 BST
    James Anderson: Not looking for trouble
  • Starc sends England warning

    Mitchell Starc has warned England's batsmen there will be no place to hide when Australia's pacemen turn up the heat for the start of the Ashes series in Cardiff.

    Monday July 6 2015, 07:18 BST
    Mitchell Starc: Says he's added pace and consistency
  • Stokes won't wilt - Collingwood

    Paul Collingwood has warned Australia that potential match-winner Ben Stokes will not take a backward step as he prepares to head into Ashes battle.

    Sunday July 5 2015, 23:36 BST
    Ben Stokes: Will 'thrive' on Australian stick, says Collingwood
  • Moeen: Harris a massive loss

    Moeen Ali has admitted the retirement of Australia bowler Ryan Harris ahead of the Ashes is a bonus for England.

    Sunday July 5 2015, 19:49 BST
    Moeen Ali: Preparing for the Ashes series
  • Strauss issues Ashes warning

    England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss has warned Australia they will have to produce "outstanding cricket" if they are to end their long wait for an Ashes series triumph on these shores.

    Sunday July 5 2015, 15:35 BST
    Andrew Strauss: Won the Ashes as England skipper
  • Finn: We're desperate to win Ashes

    Steven Finn has warned Australia that England have a "burning desire" to win back the Ashes.

    Saturday July 4 2015, 23:14 BST
    Steven Finn: Not expecting to play in the first Test
  • Root blasts 'ridiculous' Warner

    Joe Root has defended his character after Australia batsman David Warner revealed the reasons behind his fracas with the England vice-captain two years ago.

    Saturday July 4 2015, 21:47 BST
    David Warner: Raised old Root issue ahead of the Ashes series
  • Aussies complete warm-up win

    Australia wrapped up a 169-run victory over Essex in their final Ashes warm-up match at Chelmsford on a day veteran paceman Ryan Harris retired through injury.

    Saturday July 4 2015, 17:14 BST
    Jesse Ryder is clean bowled, one of nine match victims for Mitchell Starc
  • Ryan Harris retires from cricket

    Australia paceman Ryan Harris admits calling time on his cricket career was one of the hardest things he has ever done, but does not believe his absence will diminish the tourists' bowling threat in the Ashes.

    Saturday July 4 2015, 20:01 BST
    Ryan Harris: Has retired from cricket
  • Clarke keeps Aussies on course

    Australia failed to make the most of a six-wicket haul from paceman Mitchell Starc as a half-century by captain Michael Clarke kept the tourists propped up on day three of the Ashes warm-up match against Essex at Chelmsford.

    Saturday July 4 2015, 17:40 BST
    Michael Clarke en route to his 77 at Chelmsford
  • Moores: I did a good job

    Peter Moores has enjoyed watching England's attacking cricket since his sacking as head coach and believes he did "a pretty good job" of rebuilding the side.

    Friday July 3 2015, 17:59 BST
    Peter Moores: Sacked last month from England role
  • Broad: We can cope with Johnson

    Stuart Broad is confident England can handle Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson during this summer's Ashes.

    Friday July 3 2015, 16:31 BST
    Stuart Broad: Respect for Mitchell Johnson
  • Westley makes Australia toil

    Essex opener Tom Westley hit a superb century as Australia's bowlers struggled to make an impact on the rain-hit second day of their tour match at Chelmsford.

    Friday July 3 2015, 16:47 BST
    Tom Westley acknowledges the applause
  • Cook congratulates Westley

    Essex opener Tom Westley revealed he had been sent a message of congratulations from England captain Alastair Cook after hitting a superb century as Australia's bowlers struggled to make an impact on the rain-hit second day of their tour match at Chelmsford.

    Thursday July 2 2015, 20:46 BST
     Tom Westley of Essex celebrates his century
  • Stokes ready for Aussie ribbing

    Ben Stokes claims he is ready for whatever Australia's wind-up merchants have in store for him during this summer's Ashes.

    Thursday July 2 2015, 14:21 BST
    Ben Stokes: Ready for the Aussies
  • Marsh stakes Ashes claim

    Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh staked his claim for an Ashes berth with an unbeaten 136 against Essex in Chelmsford, where captain Michael Clarke was out for a golden duck.

    Wednesday July 1 2015, 19:06 BST
    Mitchell Marsh celebrates his century at Chelmsford.
  • Marsh taking nothing for granted

    Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will take nothing for granted on Ashes selection despite plundering a second successive century when making an unbeaten 136 against Essex in Chelmsford.

    Wednesday July 1 2015, 19:11 BST
    Australia batsman Mitchell Marsh hits the ball for six