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The Ashes 2021/22 – The death of English Test Match cricket?

Waiting for his flight back home from Hobart, Citrus Bob Utber decided to put his thoughts to paper about the state of English Test cricket.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fifth Test, Hobart Day 3: England humiliated again

Although the English cricket team gave itself a chance of victory at Blundstone Arena, their capitulation was poor, writes Citrus Bob Utber.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fifth Test, Hobart Day 2: A day for wickets

Wickets tumble on Day 2 of the Fifth Ashes Test as England fight back to remain in the match late in the day reports Citrus Bob Utber from Hobart.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fifth Test, Hobart Day 1: A great day of cricket at Blundstone Arena

Young Hugo Birrell reports on the first day’s play from the historic Fifth Ashes Test at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fifth Test, Hobart Day 1: The big test before the big test at Blundstone Arena

After a shaky start by the Aussies, Travis Head and Cameron Green steer the team into a commanding position at the end of Day1 reports Citrus Bob Utber from the historic Hobart Ashes Test.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fourth Test, Sydney Day 5: An exciting draw as England survive

England displayed great fighting spirit on the last day to hold out for a draw in the Fourth Test match in Sydney.  Australia always looked to be in the winning position but fighting innings from Crawley, Stokes and Bairstow denied them the win. Citrus Bob Utber reports on the final day’s play.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fourth Test, Sydney Day 4: Khawaja’s majestic second century

Another good day of Test cricket with Australia firmly in the box seat. Khawaja – magnificent, and Green – what we have been waiting for. Citrus Bob Utber reports on Day 4 of play at the Pink Test.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fourth Test, Sydney Day 3: England fightback hard

Citrus Bob Utber reports on Day 3 of The Pink Test where it was a glorious day’s play for the cricket fan. First Australia throttling England to have them 4/36, and then a great fight back from century maker Jonnie Bairstow ably assisted by an injured Ben Stokes and a swashbuckling Mark Wood. 

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fourth Test, Sydney Day 2: Khawaja leads the way

A magnificent century for Lazarus Khawaja saw Australia make 8/416 with England withstanding late overs from Australia. Khawaja’s 9th Test century sheet anchored the Australian innings with most of the batters scoring runs reports Citrus Bob Utber on Day 2 of the Pink Test in Sydney.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fourth Test, Sydney Day 1: Even battle in the rain

Citrus Bob Utber reports from Day 1 of The Pink Test at the SCG where rain played a big part in the day’s play. At the end of the on and off day both teams could say they have had a fair day on the park.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Third Test, Melbourne Day 3: Humiliated by Weapon No. 7

The Test selectors took their time identifying him but Scott Boland’s selection couldn’t have been more rewarding for all concerned, writes RON REED.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Third Test, Melbourne Day 3: Boland bowls them out

‘Citrus’ Bob Utber has spare time on his hands in Melbourne after the Australians routed the Poms to win both the Third Test and The Ashes early on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Third Test, Melbourne Day 2: When you have to be grateful for second best

AN unlikely hero defies a surprise England fightback at the MCG, writes RON REED.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Third Test, Melbourne Day 2: Bowlers give England hope but batting lets Poms down

The English bowlers put their team back into the 3rd Test only to be let down by their batters once again reports Citrus Bob Utber from the MCG.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Third Test, Melbourne Day 1: Not traditional, but all the better for Australia

It was a commanding day for the Aussie team as the English batters once again failed on Day 1 of the Ashes Boxing Day Test reports Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Third Test, Melbourne Day 1: Australia continue on their merry way!

‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports on Day 1 of the Third Test where Captain Cummins gambled on sending the Poms in, a wise decision on reflection.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Second Test Adelaide, Day 5: Aussies win as Lion’s tail fights hard

Citrus Bob Utber reports on the final day of play from the Second Ashes Test in Adelaide where Australia recorded a convincing victory over England.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Second Test, Adelaide Day 4: Only time for Aussies to make it 2 – 0

Australia are in a commanding position at the end of Day 4 to win the Adelaide Test and lead the Ashes series 2 – 0 reports Citrus Bob Utber.

The Ashes 2021/22 – The Second Test, Adelaide Day 3: Australia crash through, England on the ropes

After some fight from Joe Root and Dawid Malan England crumble in their first innings leaving Australia in the box seat to win the match reports Citrus Bob Utber on Day 3 of the Ashes Test in Adelaide.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Second Test, Adelaide Day 2: It’s becoming embarrassing for England!

It’s not quite embarrassing for England yet but it’s not far away according to Citrus Bob Utber as he reports on Day 2 of the Ashes Test in Adelaide.