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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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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Cricket

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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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.

Cricket

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

Broad

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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Cricket

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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The Tonk

It's just not cricket: Richie Benaud may have to sit out rest of the series

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Viewers eager for the return of Channel Nine commentary doyen Richie Benaud for the tail end of the Ashes series may have to brace themselves for disappointment.

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Johnson in sight of the 40-wicket mark

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson is threatening to cap his exhilarating international comeback by joining one of the Ashes' most exclusive clubs.

Cricket

Australia find themselves up against it at the MCG

James Anderson

Chris Barrett Australia have been dealt a dose of their own medicine.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson closes on bowling greats for damage done to old enemy

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson is threatening to cap his exhilarating international comeback by joining one of the Ashes' most exclusive clubs.

The Tonk

Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu FORMER national coach Bob Simpson wants Australia's selectors to continue picking the team on merit rather than age, despite the lack of youth in the Test side.

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Cricket

The Ashes: England player ratings

England's Alastair Cook holds on to the ball after catching out Australia's George Bailey for 1 run in their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Chris Barrett How the tourists fared by the numbers.

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The Tonk

The Ashes: Justin Hemmes treats Australian team to ritzy victory party

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Australia's cricketers have closed out the Test portion of the summer by partying in style.

Cricket

Pig smuggled into Gabba during first Test between Australia and England

A spectator smuggled a pig into the Gabba.

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

Cricket

We can't fret over Clarke: Lehmann

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Coach Darren Lehmann is adamant Australia cannot afford to worry about the fitness of captain Michael Clarke in the lead-up to the Ashes, even though his potential absence would be disastrous.

Lehmann gets a grip on batting chaos

Australian cricket team coach Darren Lehmann

Chris Barrett TIME has been a rare commodity for Darren Lehmann lately. Six months on the road will do that. Lehmann reckons he saw his family for ''about five days'' since he left for a coaching role at the...

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Cricket

Lehmann settles in

Hot seat: Darren Lehmann's life changed dramatically when he became the Australian cricket coach.

Chris Barrett Time has been a rare commodity for Darren Lehmann lately. Six months on the road will do that.

Cricket

Hot Spot's hits ... and misses: Make your own call

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Barrett Nine to cover for Hot Spot absence by providing ultra-motion split-screen technology.

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Cricket

Ashes: Memories of 2011 spur England paceman Chris Tremlett

Chris Tremlett

Chris Barrett The songs are what stand out most. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight . . ."; "Eng-er-land, Eng-er-land, Eng-er-land!" The final hours of the Ashes defeat here three seasons...