The Ashes Tour 2011 weekly extra: 14 January ODIs


Tuesday 2pm update

The Spin


Make no mistake, the success or otherwise of the 2011 World Cup may well determine whether or not Bradman's accidental baby is going to make it through another 10 years to its 50th anniversary.

Tuesday 9am update

Australian news

Australia's full squad: R Ponting (c), M Clarke (vc), D Bollinger, B Haddin (wkt), J Hastings, N Hauritz, D Hussey, M Hussey, M Johnson, B Lee, T Paine (wkt), S Smith, S Tait, S Watson, C White

on claims that some Australian players were out drinking on the night before England retained the Ashes.
(Via btl)

Women's cricket

in the 5th T20 international. England had already won the series.

Not the Ashes

Basin Reserve could be set for a fascinating final day, with P.


Monday 1pm update

World Cup looms

: "England still know value of fading force Paul Collingwood - He has never looked pretty but his fighting qualities should earn him passage to next month's World Cup."

: "Five areas where England must improve before the World Cup."


England v Australia

on Shane Watson's century and England's defeat at the MCG.


County news

"Leicestershire's record loss paints bleak picture for county cricket," .


Original post: Friday 3.30pm
, the Ashes Tour Weekly becomes a Bi-Weekly.

England 1-1 Australia (T20s)

: "Australia win at last as England's record Twenty20 run comes to an end."

And .

(who's batting is currently going slightly better than his bowling): "Chris Woakes makes an immediate splash in England colours - Warwickshire's bowling all-rounder has given himself a strong chance of making the World Cup squad."

: "Do the one-dayers matter?"

Match schedule

Sunday 16 Jan 3.20am 1st ODI Melbourne
Friday 21 Jan 3.20am 2nd ODI Hobart
Sunday 23 Jan 3.20am 3rd ODI Sydney
Wednesday 26 Jan 3.20am 4th ODI Adelaide
Sunday 30 Jan 3.20am 5th ODI Brisbane
Tuesday 2 Feb 3.20am 6th ODI Sydney
Sunday 6 Feb 3.20am 7th ODI Perth

There will be of all these games. And this blog is here for you to discuss the games. (Or whatever else you fancy).

There are also England v Australia Women's matches:

Sun 16 Jan 4.05am 3rd T20 Canberra
Mon 17 Jan 4.05am 4th T20 Canberra
Tues 18 Jan 4.05am 5th T20 Canberra
Sat 22 Jan 11.30pm (Fri GMT) Ashes test, Sydney

throughout this mini-Ashes tour.

Yorkshire and other news

The in the Caribbean T20 competition (and its broadcasting in the UK) has given cricket fans something else to enjoy until the World Cup/English Summer/next ODI.

The starts tonight (10pm GMT).

Live blog: Twitter

The bidding for Tim Bresnan's Ashes shirt, signed by all the squad, and being auctioned by Yorkshire CCC to raise money for flood victims in Queensland, is almost closed. You can still get in there, :

: "Bid now at £2k for squad signed Bresnan Ashes shirt Ends 5pm today!!! Reply this tweet to raise pls"

Still on Yorkshire, opening batsman Joe Sayers, who was struck down with a debilitating illness last year, hopes to be back for the start of the 2011 season, reports the Yorkshire Post.

And keeping up the Yorkshire theme - and for anyone who reads - here is