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14hJack Wilson

How I fell in love with cricket

Retired Germany and Liverpool footballer Dietmar Hamann tells ESPNcricinfo's The Cricket Monthly magazine how The Ashes had him hooked - and which players he enjoys watching.

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14h

Notts star found asleep in car after T20 win

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor took refuge in an unlocked vehicle as celebrations got out of hand after Nottinghamshire's progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup.

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3d

Rashid battles to prove his worth

As it often does, Hove had acquired a rather somnolent air. In sweltering heat, Sussex's openers were going nowhere on the second afternoon. Yorkshire's seamers had bowled with parsimony but without bite on a pitch designed to neuter them.

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4dDaniel Brettig

Rogers peaks in series of change

ESPNcricinfo's Daniel Brettig rates each Australia player involved in this summer's Ashes series out of 10.

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4d

England rest Root for T20 and ODI series

Joe Root will not play for England again this season after being rested from the one-off T20 and one-day series against Australia, with Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes recalled.

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5dDavid Hopps

Root and Warner end Ashes feud

All it took was a few drinks in The Oval dressing room after the Investec Test series for Joe Root and David Warner to end the simmering feud that burst into being on the last Ashes tour.

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5dDaniel Brettig

Clarke's parting plea for better Test pitches

Michael Clarke says groundsmen should be granted the freedom to prepare the pitches they see fit after the conclusion of the equal shortest Ashes series ever.

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5dDaniel Brettig

How Australia were humbled

When Australia's quest for Ashes victory was mapped out just days after the World Cup triumph few batted an eyelid, but when the team landed on these shores plans quickly unravelled.

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5dMark Nicholas

High drama, low tension

There was some crazy cricket in the Ashes although the quality was not always high, writes Mark Nicholas. Yet for both teams it is the final outcome that matters. Careers are defined.

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5dJarrod Kimber

Job done for England and captain Cook

Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being.

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5dDavid Hopps

Victory sends off Clarke and Rogers on a high

Australia thrash England by an innings and 46 runs in the final Ashes Test to send off retiring captain Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers with victory.

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5dGeorge Dobell

England must confront old spin concerns

The Ashes are regained but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead, writes George Dobell.

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6dDaniel Brettig

Lyon is Clarke's greatest legacy

It is fitting that spin is playing a key role for Australia in Michael Clarke's final Test as he has always been a captain who has understood and nurtured the art, writes Daniel Brettig.

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6dAlan Tyers

Two bad teams? Or two thick teams?

Neither England nor Australia have appeared capable of digging in and batting out a day when under pressure, but it matters little as the Ashes is already won, writes Alan Tyers.

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6dDavid Hopps

Cook falls short as Australia close in

England captain Alastair Cook was unable to conjure his first home century against Australia as his side headed towards defeat at The Oval.

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7dGeorge Dobell

Woeful batting poops England's Ashes party

England's frail batting and over-reliance on Joe Root will have been watched with interest by their next opponents, Pakistan and South Africa.

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8dDavid Hopps

Australia fight back on Clarke's farewell

There have been times since Australia lost the Ashes series at Trent Bridge when Michael Clarke has not seemed all that concerned about his Test send-off, but on the first day of the final Investec Test at The Oval, Australia promised to give him a good one all the same.

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9dDaniel Brettig

Clarke 'can't wait' for retirement

Australia's retiring captain Michael Clarke has implored his men to fight out his final Test match as deep as possible, at the end of an Ashes series in which the fifth day has been entirely redundant.

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9dDavid Hopps

England target Ashes history

The lure of 4-1 has been enough for Alastair Cook to ring round each member of the England squad between Tests, when supposedly on holiday, urging them to keep their focus.

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10dDaniel Brettig

Taylor pays tribute to Clarke

'Looking at his legacy to this team, it's aggressive, entertaining cricket, and that's a great thing to have said about you,' says former Australia captain of current skipper.

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