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Chris Tremlett has been rewarded for his role in England’s victorious Ashes campaign, with the ECB offering him an incremental contract for the remainder of the 2011 season.
Though Tremlett missed out on selection for the forthcoming World Cup, he has played in each of England’s first three ODIs in Australia, having starred with the ball in the final three Tests of the Ashes at Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
He claimed 17 wickets at 23.35 in those matches having come into the team as a replacement for Stuart Broad, and after announcing himself with 5 for 87 in the first innings at Perth, it was he who claimed the honour of the series-sealing wicket, when he bowled Michael Beer off the inside-edge at Sydney.
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Nathan Hauritz scored his maiden first class century to put NSW well on top at tea on day two of the Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia at the SCG.
Hauritz achieved the milestone on the stroke of tea when he flicked Robert Cassell through midwicket for his 12th boundary, ending Wednesday’s second session unbeaten on 103.
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She’s become the unlikely face of the Ashes series; an American woman whose Twitter name saw her received hundreds of unwanted cricket-related tweets.
Now, the Massachusetts native has been offered a free flight to Australia to help get her into the game.
Qantas announced via its Twitter account that it would “fly her from New York to Australia for the Ashes”.
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Kevin Pietersen Twitter outburst
The Tweeters were brought to book yesterday. In decisive actions demonstrating that misuse of social networking sites has no place in English cricket and that the reputation of the chairman of selectors, Geoff Miller, must be protected at all costs, Kevin Pietersen and Dimitri Mascarenhas were both fined.
In separate hearings following their outbursts on Twitter, which both showed a command of industrial language, Pietersen was dealt with by the England and Wales Cricket Board and fined an undisclosed sum while Mascarenhas was relieved of £1,000 by his county, Hampshire.
Full story: The Independent
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Watson was targeted during last year’s Ashes tour of England while a similar approach was made to Haddin during this year’s World Twenty20 in the West Indies.
Speaking at a hastily convened press conference in Sydney, both men said they reported the separate incidents to team management but insisted they were never specifically asked to alter the result of a match.
Full story: The Telegraph