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Chris Barrett

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

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England claim victory in battle for Robson

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu IN BRISBANE'S inner north, close enough to the Ashes action at the Gabba to be a tease to Australia's selectors, Sydney-born batsman Sam Robson is training with the England performance squad that...

Quicks take the glory but Nathan Lyon turns Test Australia's way

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon is used to playing the unsung hero.

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Lyon is king of the Gabba

Nathan Lyon of Australia .

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon's sublime performance on Friday at the Gabba proves he does not deserve to be looking over his shoulder any more.

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Fired-up Mitchell Johnson mows down England at Gabba

Mitchell Johnson celebrates dismissing Jonathan Trott

Chris Barrett A moustache can do wonders for a big, bad Australian fast bowler it seems.

Craig McDermott revitalises Australia's attack and wickets tumble

Mitchell Johnson is mobbed after dismissing Joe Root.

Chris Barrett A lunch-time spray from Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott inspired Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris to lead the carve-up of England in Friday's extraordinary middle session on day two of the...

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Pig smuggled into Gabba during first Test between Australia and England

A spectator smuggled a pig into the Gabba.

Chris Barrett A spectator at the Gabba tried to turn back the clock three decades by releasing a pig on to the ground.

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Stuart Broad claims five wickets in first cricket Test

Stuart Broad.

Chris Barrett They baited him, berated him and booed him. And it blew up in the their faces.

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Streaking bacon: spectator smuggles pig into Gabba

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau A spectator at the Gabba tried to turn back the clock three decades by releasing a pig onto the ground on Thursday.

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Stuart Broad lets his bowling do all the talking in Ashes opener

Stuart Broad

Chris Barrett They baited him, berated him and booed him. And it blew up in the Australians' faces.

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Pig smuggled into first Ashes Test

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Chris Barrett Spectator alleged to have brought a pig into the Gabba in a pram, disguised as a baby.

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Cricket umpires to broadcast DRS decisions to spectators and viewers

Calling for the third umpire.

Chris Barrett The International Cricket Council plans to have its third umpires publicly explain their decisions to crowds and television viewers, though not in this series.

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Gabba Test 'holds key to series'

England cricketer Michael Vaughn.

Chris Barrett Former England captain Michael Vaughan has spelt out exactly what is at stake for Australia at the Gabba.

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ICC to make third umpire reasoning public

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Chris Barrett The International Cricket Council is planning on taking a leaf out of the book of sports such as rugby league and rugby by having its third umpires publicly explain their decisions to crowds and...

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Ashes 2013: Michael Vaughan says Australia's no chance if England win in Brisbane

England captain Michael Vaughan kisses a replica of the Ashes urn after his team regained the Ashes at the end of the fifth day of the 5th test match between England and Australia at the Oval in London, Monday Sept. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Chris Barrett Former England captain Michael Vaughan has spelled out exactly what is at stake for Australia at the Gabba, claiming that Michael Clarke's side is "no chance" of winning back the Ashes if it loses...

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Mitchell Johnson composes his own chin music theme

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett The best defence is attack, even when it comes to the taunts of the Barmy Army. That is the plan for Mitchell Johnson, the perennial target of the touring English crowds.

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Shane Watson fit enough to offer 'a few overs' in first Test

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson will be fit to contribute as an extra seaming option for Australia from Thursday, although it will be in a limited capacity.

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Shane Watson ready to bowl at Gabba

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson will be fit to contribute as an extra seaming option for Australia from Thursday although it will be in a limited capacity, the all-rounder said on Tuesday.

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Ashes players briefed as real-time Snicko pitched into the battle

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Chris Barrett Australia and England players were on Tuesday briefed by International Cricket Council officials on the last-minute addition of the real-time Snickometer into the decision review system for the Ashes.

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Australia and England cricketers get update on new Snicko

Chris Barrett, Brisbane Australia and England players briefed by ICC officials on the last-minute addition into DRS for the Ashes.

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Mickey Arthur's 'insecurity' to blame for year from hell, says Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin and Micky Arthur

Chris Barrett Australia’s veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin says the insecurity of his predecessor, Mickey Arthur, was to blame for the extraordinary unravelling of the national team this year.

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