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The Ashes: England collapse to go 2-0 down

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

England folded quickly in pursuit of a national-record chase as Australia took six wickets in under a session to go 2-0 up in the Ashes with a 120-run victory.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright created so many happy memories for fans across the planet, but he also upset the club’s loyal supporters in Australia this week by comments on Twitter – prompting them to raise the money for his airfare Down Under so he can experience their passion first-hand.

Joe Root took it upon himself to keep English hopes alive as his team tried to complete a remarkable reversal of fortune in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Re-energised England produced a spirited revival with bat and ball but still trailed badly after three days of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

England at least defied expectations of an instant twilight collapse after Shaun Marsh’s century piled the pressure on them on day two of the second Ashes Test.

England struggled to vindicate Joe Root’s gamble to bowl first on a cagey first day of the inaugural pink-ball Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

It’s the hope that kills you.

Potter and BBC Great Pottery Thrown Down judge Kate Malone is inviting the public into her De Beauvoir studio this weekend – for the last time before she moves out. The Gazette finds out about the three decades she has spent living and working there.

The Ashes: Australia win First Test

Monday, November 27, 2017

England’s 10-wicket defeat in the first Ashes Test was confirmed in little more than an hour as Australia knocked off the 56 runs still needed on the final morning at the Gabba.

The Ashes: England set for Gabba defeat

Sunday, November 26, 2017

England could perhaps cite one moment of minor controversy as mitigation as they moved to the brink of a resounding defeat in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

The first Test remains nicely poised after the second day of play at The Gabba, with Australia reaching 165-4 in reply to England’s first innings score of 302.

The Ashes: England duo impress on day one

Thursday, November 23, 2017

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on a rain-hit day one of the Ashes.

England admit they were below required standards despite remaining in cruise control against a Cricket Australia XI on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.

England made light of a trademark collapse to continue their domination of a Cricket Australia XI after Middlesex’s Dawid Malan became the second centurion of their Ashes tour.

WSL: Arsenal 3 Sunderland 0

Monday, November 13, 2017

Arsenal gave new manager Joe Montemurro something to look forward to after a dominant FA WSL 1 win over Sunderland at Boreham Wood.

It’s exactly 100 years since one Hackney teenager was killed in the battle of Beersheba. Emma Bartholomew speaks to his nephew ahead of Remembrance Day, remembering those who fought and gave their lives

Middlesex’s Steven Finn will miss England’s first Ashes warm-up match after an injury scare.

The 76ers and Celtics meet at the O2 Arena on January 11

Islington Gazette Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif – who once spent time volunteering in Uganda – highlights a worthy project that could be for you. Read on to learn more about the wonderful gap year project the club runs and how to apply for it.

Ashes blow for Roland-Jones

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones is set to miss England’s winter Ashes after scans confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.

Middlesex skipper Adam Voges is tipping county team-mate Steven Finn to be part of the England selection shake-up for this winter’s Ashes tour to Australia after bowling the county to the brink of first division safety in the Specsavers County Championship top flight thisweek.

Forgotten England paceman Steven Finn returned his first five-wicket championship haul since April 2014 to steer Middlesex to a crucial 36-run win over Lancashire with a day to spare at Lord’s.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit 58 Gin’s HQ at Hackney Downs Studios.

After a week to forget for Arsenal fans here’s our interview with a loyal ‘old-school’ Gooner Anthony Sutton – aka Jakarta Casual. Read on for a fascinating chat with a North Londoner who ended up in South East Asia.

If Middlesex batsman Sam Robson has set himself targets between now and the end of the season that might earn him an England recall he’s keeping them to himself.



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