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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Shortage of umpires may mean Billy Bowden may be called in for Ashes Tests

Chris Barrett With Tony Hill set to be sidelined a door has opened for an Ashes return for the eccentric Billy Bowden.

Cricket

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.

TV sting accuses six umpires of fixing

Cricket

Chris Barrett Indian TV station says it has exposed six leading cricket umpires willing to fix matches.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke fumes as umpires haul Australia's batsmen off ground for bad light

Clarke

Chris Barrett An annoyed Michael Clarke has remonstrated with umpires after they ordered players off the ground for bad light on Sunday, but rain has also intervened to leave the tourists' Ashes comeback hopes in...

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Relations fine with umpires: Clarke

Umpire Marais Erasmus checks the light at Old Trafford.

Chris Barrett More uproar on final day concerning much maligned decision review system.

Ashes umpires 'cracked under pressure': Haddin

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett Both teams have been left scratching their heads throughout the Ashes series, says the Australian wicketkeeper.

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Umpires could have handled it better: Boof

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the umpires could have handled better the tense finale to the fifth Test that led to play being abandoned for bad light and Michael Clarke in a physical...

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Next of kin at hand as badgers loom

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Chris Barrett England is flying families into Perth from England several days before the team's arrival so they are not jet-lagged and disturbing players in the middle of the night.

Cricket

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.

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.

Cricket

Johnson fires up, England blows up

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena intervenes in a verbal spat between Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen.

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

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Mitchell Johnson makes no apologies for his run-in with Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen and Mitchell Johnson have a chat after Pitersen backed away from one of Johnson's deliveries.

Chris Barrett Paceman stands by his angry reaction to England batsman on third day.

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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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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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.

Cricket

Heat on DRS as Nine axes Hot Spot infrared tool for Ashes

Hot spot

Chris Barrett EXCLUSIVE Hot Spot has been axed for this summer's Ashes series.

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New snicko unlikely for beginning of Ashes

Snickometer

Chris Barrett The real-time snickometer, soon to be the newest gadget at the disposal of television umpires, is unlikely to be introduced to the decision review system in time for the Ashes, according to Cricket...

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Updated snickometer may just miss the Ashes

Snicko.

Chris Barrett Real-time snickometer, soon to be the newest gadget at the disposal of television umpires, is unlikely to be introduced to DRS in time for Ashes, says CA CEO.

Cricket

New Snicko may be used in Ashes series

Snicko

Chris Barrett Cricket's latest technology gizmo, the real-time Snickometer, could make a surprise late entry to the game's decision review system in this summer's Ashes series after behind-the-scenes negotiations...

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Snicko, Hot Spot set to rise for Ashes

Snickometer

Chris Barrett Cricket's latest technology gizmo could make a late entry to the game's decision review system.