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Chris Barrett

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

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Johnson fires up, England blows up

Chris Barrett Wandering toddler leads to tempers rising on third day of Boxing Day Test.

Ashes cricket: Wind and tempers rise as Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen face off

Chris Barrett A wandering toddler has led to tempers rising, along with the wind, in a twisting and turning Boxing Day Test.

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Long Ashes campaign left England 'mentally fragile', says Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett A candid Kevin Pietersen admits England have been mentally fragile this summer, worn down by the unprecedented pressure and time away from home demanded by back-to-back Ashes series.

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Johnson in sight of the 40-wicket mark

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson is threatening to cap his exhilarating international comeback by joining one of the Ashes' most exclusive clubs.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson closes on bowling greats for damage done to old enemy

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson is threatening to cap his exhilarating international comeback by joining one of the Ashes' most exclusive clubs.

The Tonk

Fans in a blister as KP soaks up the rays

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu LYING poolside sans shirt, Kevin Pietersen is without a care in the world.

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Australia find themselves up against it at the MCG

James Anderson

Chris Barrett Australia have been dealt a dose of their own medicine.

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Ashes 2013: Kerry O'Keeffe to quit commentary

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Chris Barrett Kerry O'Keeffe has announced he is retiring from cricket commentary after 13 years with the ABC.

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Late wickets silence Barmy Army on first day of Boxing Day test match

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Australia's dream of an Ashes whitewash is alive and well despite the best efforts of a dogged, dramatic - and twice dropped - Kevin Pietersen in front of a world record crowd.

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Bill Lawry's call: MCG Test to be one fans will treasure

Bill Lawry

Chris Barrett As Mitchell Johnson ripped through England in Brisbane and Adelaide, and then finished off Alastair Cook’s team in Perth, about the only thing missing was the famous call of Bill Lawry.

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Paceman James Pattinson eyes return for Australia against South Africa

Ball sense: James Pattinson throws the ball at training on Monday as Peter Siddle looks on.

Chris Barrett James Pattinson has set his sights on a return to the Australian team for February's tour.

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James Pattinson eyes Test return in South Africa

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 01: James Pattinson and Peter Siddle of Australia look on during an Australian Training Session at New Road on July 1, 2013 in Worcester, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Inspired by the heroics of Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle in the Ashes, James Pattinson has set his sights on an Australian return on February's tour of South Africa, and welcomes the...

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Former captain Mark Taylor to help train Australia's next generation of leaders

Mark Taylor.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia moving to develop and improve the leadership skills of the next tier of leaders.

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Help for depressed ex-cricketers

Jonathan Trott has put the focus on stress in the game.

Chris Barrett A quarter of former players in Australia experienced depression after leaving professional cricket.

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Retirement brings mental anguish to quarter of cricket players

Jonathan Trott

Chris Barrett A survey of former players in Australia has found that a quarter experienced depression or feelings of helplessness after leaving professional cricket.

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Mark Taylor to help train cricket's next generation of leaders

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Chris Barrett Former Test captain Mark Taylor has been recruited to help train Australian cricket's next generation of leaders.

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Graeme Swann in shock retirement from cricket

Graeme Swann

Chris Barrett England spin bowler Graeme Swann has sensationally retired and will play no further part in the Ashes series, which resumes at the MCG on Boxing Day.

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Ashes are coming home

Party time: Australia's cricketers were planning a long party in Perth on Tuesday night after regaining the Ashes.

Chris Barrett More than four years of subjugation at the hands of England comes to a crushing and jubilant end.

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The Tonk: Whacked WACA looks to new venue at Burswood

Chris Barrett and Jesse Hogan WACA chief executive Christina Matthews is adamant she has not presided over her final Test at the Perth ground, but concedes cricketing authorities are losing patience with its inability to secure a...

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Australia's Ashes win: Celebrations begin in earnest after Lyon strikes up victory song

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17:  David Warner and Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrate victory during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett ''We've got 'em back!'' With those words from the lion-hearted Ryan Harris, Australia began celebrating the end of more than four years of subjugation at the hands of England.

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