Test of endurance to win back the urn

Australia’s 3½-month tour of duty and discovery in England ends on Monday, but for many in Michael Clarke’s team, and the people managing it, the test of endurance is just beginning. Of the ODI squad that has stayed in England throughout the sodden five-match series, five players – Clarke, Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Phillip Hughes … [Read the full story]

Ozzie batsmen struggle in tour match

Australia’s lacklustre performance against the England Lions might have answered the question of who will bat at No.3 in the fifth Test, but not with any great conviction. Phil Hughes came out at first drop, with incumbent Usman Khawaja dropped well down the order to No.6, in a telling indication of what the latest batting … [Read the full story]

Starc keeps Ashes-saving mission alive

Australia kept their Ashes-saving mission alive and kicking at Old Trafford, with Mitchell Starc rising to take three big England wickets. Needing to win the third Test to avoid a third-straight Ashes series defeat, Australia dug in and toiled hard under trying circumstances on day three to remain in firm control. Starc (3-75) didn’t bowl … [Read the full story]

Thief mistakes human ashes for cocaine

A bungling burglar was left disappointed after allegedly mistaking his neighbour’s cremated mother’s ashes for a bag of cocaine. William ‘Billy’ Cantrell thought his luck was in after coming across the box of ashes after breaking into his neighbour’s home in East Nashville, according to police. The 28-year-old is alleged to have taken the small … [Read the full story]

Pattinson targets Root for Ashes sledging

As though tensions between England and Australia aren’t high enough ahead of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge next week (check out the latest Ashes odds with bet365), Aussie paceman James Pattinson has delivered the first verbal blow after revealing opponent Joe Root will come under fire from Australia’s sledge offensive. Cricket betting fans … [Read the full story]

The Ashes in high heels…surely not

In the build-up to the Ashes in the old country, the English are trying to put Australia off their game by spreading the match over three different varieties of cricket…by also allowing the ladies to win the Ashes. In India this would not be allowed. The tremendous fast bowler Bunged Itin could not be bowling … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

Watch for tricks from the Poms in The Ashes

Australia has named their proposed test team to play The Ashes. I have no doubt they will bring back the winnings. Australia have a new team who is young, but has experience…and certain to give their best. Talking of the best, in India we are seeing the last games to be played by the greatest … [Read the full story]

Body parts from the dead are used for street signs

Metal body parts from the dead are being recycled into road signs, car parts and aircraft engines. Steel hips, plates and screws used in legs and skulls are collected after cremation and sold on – with money raised going to charity. Even metal plates from false teeth and old fillings are recovered and re-used, together … [Read the full story]

Lady Thatcher died peacefully reading the papers

This is Baroness Thatcher’s deathbed, inside The Ritz, surrounded by the people who cared for her. The Iron Lady died ‘peacefully’ here following a stroke at 11.28am on Monday, as she sat up and quietly read. Lady Thatcher, who had suffered a series of mini-strokes over the past decade, recognised the symptoms as she fell … [Read the full story]

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