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Former Yorkshire CCC boss Jason Gillespie takes the reins at Sussex

FORMER Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie will be returning to England in a full-time capacity after being named as the new boss at Sussex - the club he helped condemn to relegation to Division Two of the County Championship in 2015.

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Yorkshire and England's Bill Athey in action

Ashes 2017-18: Brisbane Test will once again prove to be pivotal - Bill Athey

IN the immortal words of Mark Twain, there are lies, damned lies and statistics.

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England's Alastair Cook need to be firing for England to win the Ashes...

Ed White: Ashes 2017-18 - Experienced hands hold key but rookies must rise to task

Preparation has hardly been ideal for Joe Root’s first crack at skippering an Ashes tour given the nightclub incident involving his vice captain Ben Stokes.

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England's James Anderson (right) and England's Stuart Broad, during day two of the Second Investec Test match at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Ashes 2017-18: Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson remain biggest threat

James Anderson and Stuart Broad enter this winter’s Ashes series looking to complete a century of wickets against Australia.

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THE 1986-87 ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM LINE UP BEFORE LEAVING FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE ASHES TOUR. FROM LEFT: BACK ROW: LAURIE BROWN (PHYSIO) BRUCE FRENCH, WILF SLACK, PHILLIP DE FREITAS, CHRIS BROAD, JAMES WHITAKER,GLADSTONE SMALL, JACK RICHARDS, BILL ATHEY, PETER AUSTEN (SCORER) FRONT ROW: MICKEY STEWART (TEAM MANAGER) NEIL FOSTER, IAN BOTHAM, DAVID GOWER, MIKE GATTING, Peter Lush, JOHN EMBUREY (V-CAPT), PHIL EDMONDS, ALLAN LAMB, GRAHAM DILLEY.

Ashes 2017-18: Bygones - How Gatting’s England defied expectations at The Gabba

WOOLLOONGABBA woes have bedevilled England for many a year, but there was one magnificent interlude in November 1986.

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England head coach Trevor Bayliss

Ashes 2017-18: Time in the dirt pays dividends as Ball assumes position

England managed a solitary wicket all day in their final match action before the Ashes, but still earned the praise of coach Trevor Bayliss.

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Ben Stokes: Avon and Somerset Police may make a decision this week, opening door for England to recall the all-rounder. (Picture: PA)

Ashes 2017-18: Content and excited, England raring to go

England’s Ashes tour got real as the traditional Gabba greetings began in Brisbane.

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Tim Paine's return to Test cricket after a seven-year absence is the most notable of a raft of surprises sprung by Australia's Ashes selectors in their 13-man squad for the first two matches (Picture: Gareth Copley/PA Wire)

Ashes build-up: Sayers and Paine in surprise Australia shake-up

Tim Paine’s return to Test cricket after a seven-year absence is the most notable of a raft of surprises sprung by Australia’s Ashes selectors in their 13-man squad for the first two matches.

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England's Dawid Malan is the second player to hit a ton on the Ashes tour.

Ashes build-up: ‘We’ve not been good enough’ admits Farbrace

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.

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Mark Stoneman hit a century on the Ashes tour

Ashes Tour: Stoneman impresses...but limited opposition is a concern

Mark Stoneman admits his first hundred in England colours has come against opponents who can provide only limited preparation for the imminent Ashes series ahead.

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James Anderson will serve as Joe Root's vice-captain on their Ashes tour, the England camp have confirmed. (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire)

Ashes 2017-18: Anderson to serve as Joe Root’s able Test match deputy

JAMES ANDERSON will serve as Joe Root’s vice-captain on their Ashes tour, the England camp have confirmed.

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England's Chris Woakes. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Ashes 2017-18: England bowling attack takes the strain as Ball takes tumble in Adelaide

CHRIS WOAKES insisted England’s bowling attack can cope with the workload as it dealt with another injury blow – hopefully temporary – on the Ashes tour of Australia.

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Yorkshire and England's Gary Ballance (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

Martyn Moxon concerned Gary Ballance’s Ashes chances may hinge on injuries and loss of form

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon is concerned it could prove a “long winter” for Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance if he is overlooked for England’s final Ashes warm-up game next week.

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HELPING HAND: England's captain Joe Root (right) talks to Stuart Broad (left) and James Anderson, centre. Picture: Nigel French/PA

The Ashes (video): Anderson glad to offer helping hand as key advisor to Root

Joe Root will have a willing vice-captain if he decides to replace the absent Ben Stokes with James Anderson for the fast-approaching Ashes series.

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England's James Anderson, right. Picture: PA.

James Anderson confident England can erase ‘rustiness’ before opening Ashes Test

James Anderson finished England’s drawn Ashes tour opener against a Western Australia XI with a spring in his step and four hard-earned wickets.

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BACK IN THE FRAME: Gary Ballance in action for England at Lord's earlier this year. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Chris Waters: Ballance left with nothing to lose in latest big Test

MY FAVOURITE cricketing quote of 2017 so far came from the lips of Gary Ballance.

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CALM: Yorkshire's England captain Joe Root. Picture: Nigel French/P

Ashes: Joe Root returns fire on Australia's pre-Ashes warning shots

Joe Root has returned fire on the pre-Ashes warning shots Australia have started aiming in the tourists’ direction.

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England's Moeen Ali. Picture: Nigel French/PA

The Ashes: Injury leaves Moeen Ali left with little Test preparation time

Steven Finn and Moeen Ali will both miss the first two tour matches of England’s Ashes campaign after scans on their respective knee and side injuries.

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England's captain Joe Root, right, talks to Stuart Broad, left, and James Anderson.. Picture: Nigel French/PA

The Ashes: Root close to making call on his new Test deputy

Joe Root will have a new tour deputy in place as his vice-captain in time for the first Ashes Test.

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England's Mark Stoneman: Determined to take Ashes chance.

Stoneman aims to make most of Ashes chance as injuries hit England

Steven Finn and Moeen Ali will both miss England’s first Ashes warm-up match after injury scares.

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