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

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Stuart Broad denies he had fans ejected over walking taunts

Chris Barrett England fast bowler Stuart Broad has angrily denied that he asked two spectators to be ejected from the members bar at the SCG last Friday after he was heckled on the way back into the visitors'...

Ashes 2013: The Old Enemy not here for a holiday

Monty Panesar

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Dean Jones England have arrived in Australia to defend the little Ashes urn. Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu profile the tourists, and former Australian cricketer Dean Jones gives his opinion on how the 17-man...

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The Ashes: How the England squad shapes up

Alastair Cook.

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones With the England squad for this summer's Ashes arriving on Australian soil, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones take a close look at the tourists.

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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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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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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.

The Ashes: Englishmen under fire in the sky

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett seems there will be little respite for England's cricketers from the rigours of an Ashes tour in Australia – even when they are 30,000 feet in the air.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson welcomes England plan to come out swinging

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson has welcomed England's intention to try and hit their way out of their funk against him with a simple message: ''Go ahead.''

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Mitchell Johnson welcomes England's plan to attack him

Mitchell Johnson speaks to the media in Perth on Wednesday.

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson welcomes England's intention to try to hit its way out of its funk against him.

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The Tonk: Bob Hawke keeps talking a good game

The Tonk

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.

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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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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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke century puts Australia in command as DRS system under fire

Clarke

Chris Barrett Australia have enjoyed their best day of the Ashes. Captain Michael Clarke led from the front with a century that put in the shade an umpiring decision even Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called "one of...

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Did this man cost Chris Rogers a maiden Test century at Old Trafford?

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Chris Barrett As he was nearing a possible first Test hundred, at the ripe age of 35, Chris Rogers waved up at the upper-tier balcony of the Old Trafford pavilion.

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Rogers denies clubmate distraction cost him a maiden Test century

Australia's Chris Rogers.

Chris Barrett, Manchester As he was nearing a possible first Test hundred, Chris Rogers waved up at the upper-tier balcony. It was not a case of exchanging pleasantries.

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Reviews harsh on 'pantomime villain' Warner

David Warner.

Chris Barrett After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive for the rest of the Ashes, according to captain Michael...

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Enter Dave Warner, the player English crowds love to hate

David Warner.

Chris Barrett, Manchester After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain, David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive.

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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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Ashes 2013: Shane Watson injured as England edges day three

Watson

Chris Barrett Yet another Ian Bell century, and yet another Shane Watson injury, have soured Australia's drive towards victory at Durham, leaving the fourth Test hanging in the balance.

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Warner blames batsmen for 'gutting' collapse

Australia's David Warner leaves the pitch after being caught off the bowling of England's Tim Bresnan by Joe Root during day four of the third Ashes Test match held at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Chris Barrett Australia admitted the pressure got to them as the fourth Test reached its climax.

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