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Chris Barrett

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


Stuart Broad says he was right not to walk in infamous Trent Bridge incident

Chris Barrett England's arrival on Australian soil has done nothing to alter Stuart Broad's belief that he was right not to walk in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.


Stuart Broad denies he had fans ejected over walking taunts

Stuart Broad.

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'...

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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.


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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Stuart Broad admits to Test edge: 'I knew I'd hit it'


Chris Barrett England super villain Stuart Broad finally admits that he edged the ball at the centre of the walking controversy that ignited the Ashes.

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ICC charge Darren Lehmann for calling Stuart Broad a cheat

Darren Lehmann.

Chris Barrett Darren Lehmann has been charged and fined about $3000 for a breach of the International Cricket Council code of conduct over a radio interview outburst in which he accused England bowler Stuart Broad...

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Australia captain Michael Clarke practises against bouncers for Ashes series against England

Chris Barrett Targeted with the short ball by England, Michael Clarke has begun a behind-the-scenes mission to ready himself for an onslaught from Stuart Broad and his teammates this summer.

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Ashes 2013: Clarke ready to face the chin music

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Australian captain Michael Clarke has begun a behind-the-scenes mission to ready himself for the onslaught he expects from England this summer.


Steve Smith says Australia's batsmen will target Graeme Swann

Steven Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith has confirmed that he intends to go after Graeme Swann in the first Ashes Test.

Ashes 2013: Steve Smith admits Australia will try to belt Graeme Swann out of the attack

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith has confirmed he intends to go after Graeme Swann in the first Ashes Test starting on Thursday, making little secret Australia believe they can expose a significant chink in the tourists'...


Ashes 2013: Chris Tremlett stands out as England's choice to help put Australia on back foot in first Test

Chris Tremlett.

Chris Barrett England have decided who will fill their contentious third seamer's spot in this week's first Test. While they're not saying who, it appears Chris Tremlett will get the nod at the Gabba.


Ashes 2013: Fielding guru brought back from wilderness for Australia

Mike Young.

Chris Barrett Down on the Mississippi River, on the eastern border of Iowa, they don't follow the time-honoured Anglo-Australian cricket rivalry too closely.

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Australia's fielding coach Mike Young comes out of left-field

Mike Young.

Chris Barrett Baseball player, coach and hunter Mike Young dropped his gun and answered the call of Australia's cricket team.

Pig smuggled into first Ashes Test


Chris Barrett Spectator alleged to have brought a pig into the Gabba in a pram, disguised as a baby.


Streaking bacon: spectator smuggles pig into Gabba


Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau A spectator at the Gabba tried to turn back the clock three decades by releasing a pig onto the ground on Thursday.

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Craig McDermott revitalises Australia's attack and wickets tumble

Mitchell Johnson is mobbed after dismissing Joe Root.

Chris Barrett A lunch-time spray from Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott inspired Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris to lead the carve-up of England in Friday's extraordinary middle session on day two of the...

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England claim victory in battle for Robson

The Tonk

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu IN BRISBANE'S inner north, close enough to the Ashes action at the Gabba to be a tease to Australia's selectors, Sydney-born batsman Sam Robson is training with the England performance squad that...

Quicks take the glory but Nathan Lyon turns Test Australia's way

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon is used to playing the unsung hero.


Lyon is king of the Gabba

Nathan Lyon of Australia .

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon's sublime performance on Friday at the Gabba proves he does not deserve to be looking over his shoulder any more.