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Chris Barrett

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

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Ashes 2013: Doug Bollinger on ice for possible Test comeback

Chris Barrett National priorities have prevailed in an arm wrestle for the services of Doug Bollinger with the resurgent left-armer to be rested from next week's Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia.

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Australian quicks to step on the gas to reclaim Ashes in Perth

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett Heading to his home ground, Mitchell Johnson's best could still be to come.

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Australia's Ashes win: Celebrations begin in earnest after Lyon strikes up victory song

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17:  David Warner and Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrate victory during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett ''We've got 'em back!'' With those words from the lion-hearted Ryan Harris, Australia began celebrating the end of more than four years of subjugation at the hands of England.

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Ashes are coming home

Party time: Australia's cricketers were planning a long party in Perth on Tuesday night after regaining the Ashes.

Chris Barrett More than four years of subjugation at the hands of England comes to a crushing and jubilant end.

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Shane Watson, Ryan Harris doubtful for fifth Test

Shane Watson may have to sit out the SCG Test.

Chris Barrett Australia enters the Sydney Test, starting on Friday, with the advantage of an extra day of rest.

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Ashes 2013: Shane Watson and Ryan Harris could sit out Sydney Test

shane watson and ryan harris

Chris Barrett Shane Watson could be left out of the team for the fifth Test in Sydney this week if he is not fit to bowl, while fast bowler Ryan Harris is also doubtful.

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Warner ducks into another inquiry

David Warner

Chris Barrett No matter what trouble David Warner has managed to land himself in, his talent has always been his trump card.

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Troubled Warner has net return of zero in the middle

David Warner is bowled by Scott Boland of the Bushrangers at Bankstown Oval on Monday.

Chris Barrett When David Warner has been in trouble, his talent has always been his trump card.

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Josh Hazlewood eyes Ashes berth

Josh Hazlewood

Chris Barrett Josh Hazlewood is yet to win a baggy green but, edging closer to a debut against England, he has had a taste of Test cricket like few others.

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Michael Clarke back for Shield opener

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke intends to play in all three Sheffield Shield matches for NSW scheduled before next month's first Test and only another problem with his back will force him out of those games.

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Mark Taylor takes Ricky Ponting to task over book row with Michael Clarke

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Chris Barrett Ricky Ponting broke the sanctity of the Australian cricket dressing room with his revelations about Michael Clarke in his autobiography, according to former Test captain Mark Taylor.

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The Tonk

The night Richie’s slow delivery felled Greig

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Sadly absent in Adelaide are Channel Nine commentary icons Richie Benaud, Tony Greig and Bill Lawry, but a new book written by the late Greig's son tells of one of their finest - or not so fine -...

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

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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Talk of a Cummins cameo for the Blues angers Bulls

Patrick Cummings

Chris Barrett PATRICK CUMMINS has forecast a surprise fourth-day cameo as a substitute in the Sheffield Shield for NSW this weekend, angering opponents Queensland who claim the replacement of the Blues' Test...

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Siddle and Hilfenhaus rotated out for Perth

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23:  Ben Hilfenhaus of Australia prepares the ball for team mate Peter Siddle during day two of the Second Test match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 23, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke likely to put his faith in two debutants to win back the world No.1 ranking.

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Rotation policy puts pace stalwarts on ice

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA'S much-discussed fast bowling rotation policy has finally sprung into action, with Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus rested for the deciding Test against South Africa, despite the world No.

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Bird prepared to fly if given clearance for MCG take-off

Jackson Bird

Chris Barrett WHEN Jackson Bird told Andrew Fraser he was packing his bags and moving from the northern beaches to the apple isle, the Manly-Warringah president made a frantic phone call to Cricket NSW...

Clarke, Johnson the big winners in cricket's contract list

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia has released its list of contracted players for the next year, formally cutting the number from 25 to 17 but handing a lifeline to paceman Mitchell Johnson.

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