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

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

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

The Ashes 2006-2007  FAIRFAX. SPORT. BRISBANE. ASHES.  Umpire Billy Bowden is hit by the ball at the Gabba on the third day of the Ashes in Brisbane.  Picture by Paul Harris.  Saturday 25 November 2006

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

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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.

TV sting accuses six umpires of fixing

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

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

Ashes umpire shortage opens door for Billy Bowden

Billy Bowden

Chris Barrett Tony Hill, the New Zealand umpire who made a series of errors during the Ashes series in England in the winter, is set to be sidelined from on-ground officiating this summer in a move that has opened...

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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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Ashes 2013: Real-time Snicko to be used in Tests for first time

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Chris Barrett Cricket's much-maligned decision review system is in for a last-minute update in the Ashes, with new device the real-time Snickometer set to be added to the technology available to umpires this...

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

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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ICC to make third umpire reasoning public

Third upmpire

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 Clarke fined over abuse of James Anderson

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Chris Barrett Australian captain Michael Clarke has been charged the by the International Cricket Council and fined a percentage of his match fee over the expletive-laden tirade at England tailender James Anderson...

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