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Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Cricket

Arthur warns Australians on size of rebuilding task

Chris Barrett, Perth and Andrew Wu, Sydney Australia has enjoyed a glorious summer but it is not the start of a golden era.

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Watson's big bash, 71 off 41 balls

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating fourth Test century.

Cricket

Turning the pig on the spit slowly

Peter Siddle celebrates after taking the wicket of Ian Bell.

Chris Barrett The third Test is panning out to an inevitable, if slightly drawn-out, win for Australia.

Shane Watson regains his mojo with a bang as Australia go for the kill in third Ashes Test

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating Test century at the WACA Ground on Monday in which he was given a licence to thrill.

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Arthur says age problems still remain

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australia have enjoyed a glorious summer against England but with a team featuring two 36-year-olds and five others over 31 it is not necessarily the start of a new golden era.

Cricket

Shane Watson belts brutal century as George Bailey sets record against James Anderson

Shane Watson of Australia.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson has slugged a brutal fourth Test century in Perth only to be dismissed in a farcical, schoolboy-like scene.

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England on its knees; and Ashes oh so close

England captain Alastair Cook is a forlorn figure after dropping Chris Rogers at the WACA on Sunday.

Chris Barrett Stuart Broad taken to hospital after being struck by a Mitchell Johnson yorker.

Cricket

Elder statesman a handy cricketer in his time - and mind

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Chris Barrett and Jesse Hogan Bob Hawke might be 84 but you get the impression he would still fancy himself with a pair of wicketkeeping gloves.

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The Tonk: Bob Hawke keeps talking a good game

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Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan Bob Hawke might be 84 but you get the impression he would still fancy himself with a pair of wicketkeeping gloves, even if Mitchell Johnson was steaming in from the other end.

Cricket

Stuart Broad’s injury and David Warner’s ton pile on the Ashes misery for tourists

David Warner

Chris Barrett The Ashes could be Australia's as early as Monday after another David Warner century piled on the pain for an England team scorched under the punishing Perth sun.

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Trio of quicks on the comeback trail

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes.

Mitchell Johnson gets WACA Ground jumping after sending Pietersen packing

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia and who else to take it than Mitchell Johnson.

Cricket

Johnson makes a grab for Ashes

Peter Siddle claims Kevin Pietersen's wicket for the 10th time.

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia.

Cricket

Young quicks flown to Perth for clinic with Dennis Lillee

Mitchell Starc

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes but the next rung of quicks have not been forgotten.

Cricket

Wait for it: DRS makes its Ashes debut

David Warner has words with Joe Root who was given out after a review.

Chris Barrett A decision review system controversy has finally arrived to leave its mark on the Ashes.

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Joe Root bemused as DRS raises its head in third Ashes Test

Joe Root

Chris Barrett It has taken until nearly the halfway point of the series but a Decision Review System controversy has finally arrived to leave a mark on the Ashes.

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Siddle has Pietersen worried, says bowling coach

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14:  Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates dismissing Kevin Pietersen of England during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Peter Siddle's dominance over Kevin Pietersen is playing on the mind of England's rock star batsman, says Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott.

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Cricket

Clarke was always going to make the grade

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Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Michael Clarke may be scoring centuries just for fun these days, but it wasn't always this easy.

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Smith shows a ton of talent

Australia's Steve Smith celebrates reaching his century.

Chris Barrett For years it seems we've been hearing from Australian cricket's cognoscenti about just how extraordinary a talent Steven Smith is.

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Michael Clarke named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Michael Clarke prepares for 100th Test  (Thumbnail)

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has been rewarded for another glut of runs by being named the International Cricket Council's Cricketer of the Year.