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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

England looks to family for Ashes morale

Chris Barrett England's intricate preparation for every aspect of this Ashes tour continues.

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England in shocking form, but batting practice was deemed a little hard

England players (from left) Steven Finn, Monty Panesar, Chris Tremlett and Michael Carberry jump rope during team training at the SCG on Wednesday.

Chris Barrett England has snubbed an opportunity to iron out its problems ahead of Friday's fifth Test.

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Run-shy England skip batting practice before Ashes finale at SCG

England

Chris Barrett Their batting has been streets behind Australia and they've been terrorised by Mitchell Johnson this summer but England have snubbed an opportunity to try to iron out their problems before Friday's...

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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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Ashes feuds forgotten as England joins Australia in dressing room

Nathan Lyon leads the team song.

Chris Barrett Australian and England came together for three hours in the home dressing room at the SCG.

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George Bailey admits Australia proud of turning England's tour into a disaster

George Bailey

Chris Barrett George Bailey admits that Australia take "a little bit of pride" in the fact that England's tour here has been so disastrous three of their players have returned home.

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Faulkner in the road of England

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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Australia's George Bailey said it was 'not pretty' watching the England batsmen suffer

George Bailey takes evasive action at short-leg as Ben Stokes makes contact with intent.

Chris Barrett Relations between the two Ashes combatants have not been great in this series.

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Faulkner in the road of England

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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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.

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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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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.''

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Johnson fires up, England blows up

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena intervenes in a verbal spat between Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett Wandering toddler leads to tempers rising on third day of Boxing Day Test.

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.

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Ashes 2013: James Faulkner lashes England batsmen for 'go slow'

James Faulkner.

Chris Barrett DEBUTANT James Faulkner has shown he is not afraid of trash talk despite being a newcomer to Test cricket, accusing England of retreating into their shells "any time they get threatened" and saying...

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Australia and England are not poles apart

Damp times: Rain produces a huge puddle in the fifth Test.

Chris Barrett History will not remember Michael Clarke's touring party to England in 2013 with particular fondness.

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England just a wee bit off pitch

Not much to cheer about: Michael Clarke and his team during the presentation after the Test was called off.

Chris Barrett The Ashes has ended in a double spray - one from the Oval crowd and the other from England.

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England has a wee party

Stuart Broad.

Chris Barrett England have celebrated their third successive Ashes series win by urinating on The Oval pitch in a distasteful postscript to a thrilling finale.

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England has a wee party

Chris Barrett The Ashes has ended in a double spray - one from The Oval crowd towards Michael Clarke, and one in the early hours from the England players on the pitch.

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Long Ashes campaign left England 'mentally fragile', says Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett A candid Kevin Pietersen admits England have been mentally fragile this summer, worn down by the unprecedented pressure and time away from home demanded by back-to-back Ashes series.

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