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Duncan Fletcher: A drawn Test would be best but don’t tell Graeme Swann

Late on day 2, 3rd England Australia Test Dece...

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My feelings on the third Test are split. As an ex-coach of the team I want to see England retain the Ashes. But a draw would surely be the better result for the sport. It is crucial for the health of Test cricket that this series holds the interest of the public.

In Australia the television audiences have been dropping. Over a million Australians watched their team on TV on the Saturday of the first Test at Brisbane. Eight days later, on the Sunday at Adelaide, the viewing figures had dropped down to 655,000. Attendances at the grounds are down too. Only 7,088 people paid to watch the fifth day of the first Test. I hear the first two days at the Waca are sold out, but if Australia are utterly outplayed again then fans will start to turn away.

Full story: The Guardian

 

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Swanny’s Ashes Diary Episode 4

Touring life – the real story!

The latest exclusive episode from the England spinner gives you a behind the scenes look at life on tour!

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Two pricks at The Ashes, episode two (via Chasing Australia)

Day 2 from The Gabba Read More

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Two pricks at the Ashes (via Chasing Australia)

Go easy. This is a pilot of an Ashes dispatches (original name, discarded for being embarrassingly earnest) type daily round-up from the Ashes. Anarchic Aussie Jarrod Kimber, of Cricket With Balls blog fame, is the architect and the other mug on show… Hopefully this will be a daily thing. Episode one – The Gabba, day one Read More

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Pics and other stuff from The Gabba (via Chasing Australia)

Favourite pic so far is Alpha magazine journalists have just been given by Cricket Australia. Looks very much like Australian Attitude… Other amusements from today: I love the way the have a duck outline on the TV scorecard when someone gets nought here. Quite a few on show today. Tony Greig’s voice on the TV. Totally indistinguishable from the 12th man. Oli Broom was interviewed by Jonathan Agnew on TMS during the tea-break (pics i … Read More

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