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Chris Barrett

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

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Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

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Ashes 2013: Australia considers all-pace attack for first Test

Peter Siddle.

Chris Barrett Australia is seriously considering fielding four fast bowlers in first Test against England if all-rounder Shane Watson is deemed unfit to bowl.

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Warner loves life

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his rediscovery of form.

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Ironwoman Candice Falzon adds steel to Dave Warner's armoury

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his return to form, culminating in a sensational start to the Ashes series.

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The Ashes: Englishmen under fire in the sky

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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Big Bash League may miss out on several Australian Test stars

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's single-minded determination to regain the Ashes has led officials to tell Big Bash League franchises that Test players will not be available for the Twenty20 tournament.

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson wants same XI for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED WITH DIGITAL FILTERS)  Mitchell Johnson of Australia after winning the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Don't change a thing. That is the message from Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson as Australia prepare to field the same line-up in three consecutive Tests for the first time in seven years.

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Ashes 2013: England face the fear factor, says Chris Rogers

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Rogers of Australia bats during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett The moment a batsman is more worried about their personal safety than preserving their wicket is a ''dangerous" situation, according to Australian opener Chris Rogers.

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Fans in a blister as KP soaks up the rays

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

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The Ashes: SCG set to undergo $100m upgrade

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu The fifth Test heralds the opening of the brand-spanking new Noble and Bradman stands but The Tonk can reveal the next stage of the SCG redevelopment is already well and truly in the works.

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New stands are grand but there's another $100m upgrade in pipeline for SCG

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Planning is under way for a $100-million upgrade to the facilities at the SCG.

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Clarke backs team over bat cheat claims

England's Kevin Pietersen reacts after losing his wicket for 8 runs during the fifth day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES
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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australian captain Michael Clarke says that none of his players had cheated by using silicone tape on their bats to beat the decision review system.

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Blues take fresh guard with confidence

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett Brad Haddin freely admits that NSW headquarters was not a great place at the time he boarded a plane to England for the Ashes in May.

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Fresh start for state as Jones lands top job

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Chris Barrett A new era at Cricket NSW begins on Friday, with James Sutherland's former right-hand man Andrew Jones tipped to become the state's chief executive.

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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.

He was like lightning for the Thunder; now Warner wants to hit for the Sixers

David Warner

Chris Barrett WHISPERS of bad blood and below-par offers circulated about David Warner's switch between Sydney franchises but in the end, he said, his decision was based simply on being closer to home.

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Cummins turns to Lillee, Lee to strengthen recovery

Pat Cummins

Chris Barrett Injured teen Patrick Cummins will turn to fast bowling great Dennis Lillee for advice.

'Dr' Lillee to examine Cummins' action

Patrick Cummins

Chris Barrett INJURED teen sensation Patrick Cummins will turn to fast-bowling great Dennis Lillee in a bid to prevent a recurrence of the fitness setbacks that have stalled his fledgling career.