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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

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'...

Cricket

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.''

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.

The Tonk

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...

Cricket

Elder statesman a handy cricketer in his time - and mind

The Tonk logo

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 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...

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

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.

Cricket

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.

An act of God and officials were ready

Dinkus for the Tonk.

Chris Barrett Queensland Cricket officials happy they bought ground insurance for first three days of Test.

Weather insurance pays off as Gabba loses first day since '83

The Tonk

Chris Barrett The Tonk Queensland Cricket are thanking their lucky stars they made the prescient decision to buy ground insurance for the first three days of the first Test.

Cricket

Warner tells Smith to stop delays

David Warner

Chris Barrett DAVID WARNER says South Africa's captain Graeme Smith is needlessly wasting time by repeatedly rearing away from his crease because of concerns with the sightscreen.

Starc kept in cotton wool as skipper defends attack

Mitchell Starc

Chris Barrett THE consolation for Mitchell Starc is that he is all but guaranteed to feature in the final and possibly deciding Test of this series in Perth next week.

Cricket

Scrapper arrives in epic effort

Faf du Plessis.

Chris Barrett, Adelaide First-gamer Faf du Plessis was South Africa's hero among heroes in the second Test.

Cricket

No faffing about from du Plessis as Proteas seal escape

Faf du Plessis

Chris Barrett AS THE tension became almost unbearable in Adelaide, Faf du Plessis sidled up to his batting partner Morne Morkel, imploring him to simply keep playing straight.

Watson ready to pick up the slack in attack

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Days after being unfit to roll his arm over at all, Shane Watson is readying himself to contribute even more with the ball than he usually would.

A boyhood dream becomes reality

John Hastings in full flight at the WACA.

Chris Barrett This time last year the closest John Hastings was to a taste of Test cricket was the thought of buying a ticket and walking through the turnstiles.