The Oval

  • Briton's 26 hours batting breaks world record 09-11-2013 08:42 AM

    London: A British graduate who batted for 26 hours solid at The Oval cricket ground in London has broken the world record, officials confirmed on Friday. Guinness World Records said Alby Shale had set a new global benchmark with his marathon feat in the indoor nets. The 22-year-old, from Oxfordshire...
  • England players apologise for urinating on pitch 28-08-2013 01:22 PM

    London: England's cricketers have apologised after team members were seen urinating on the pitch at The Oval as they celebrated the Ashes series victory over Australia on Sunday. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the team responded to criticism by accepting "we got carried away (in) the euphoria of winning...
  • Swann says urinating on Oval pitch 'nothing untoward' 27-08-2013 09:21 AM

    London: England spin bowler Graeme Swann on Tuesday confessed that some of his team-mates may have urinated on the Oval pitch during late-night celebrations toasting their Ashes victory. Australian journalists earlier reported seeing three England players - swing-bowler James Anderson, batsman Kevin Pietersen and fast bowler Stuart Broad - relieving...
  • Steven Smith relieved after maiden Test ton 23-08-2013 11:00 AM

    London: Steven Smith's maiden Test hundred ensured Australia maintained their grip on the Ashes finale at The Oval on Thursday. Smith's 138 not out powered Australia to an imposing first innings total of 492 for 9 declared on the second day as they sought a consolation win after England had...
  • James Faulkner set to make Australia debut in fifth Test 20-08-2013 07:38 PM

    Australia allrounder James Faulkner is in line to make his Test debut after replacing Usman Khawaja for the fifth and final Ashes Test, starting at The Oval on Wednesday. Australia have also recalled fast bowler Mitchell Starc in place of Jackson Bird, captain Michael Clarke told a news conference on...
  • Captain Alastair Cook targets 'historic' 4-0 Ashes victory 20-08-2013 06:24 PM

    London: Alastair Cook said Tuesday the prospect of being the first England side to win a home Ashes series 4-0 was a spur as they prepared for the fifth and final Test against Australia at The Oval. At 3-0 up, England have already retained the Ashes and won the series....
  • Brad Haddin expects Shane Watson to be fit for Ashes finale 19-08-2013 10:04 PM

    London: Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is confident all-rounder Shane Watson will be fit for this week's fifth and final Ashes Test against England at The Oval, he said on Monday. Medium-pacer Watson was forced off the field midway through an over by a groin injury on the third day of...
  • Chris Tremlett eager for England recall at Oval 19-08-2013 09:52 PM

    London: Chris Tremlett is "dying" to revive his Test career against Australia after being included in England's squad for the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, his Surrey home ground. The 31-year-old fast bowler made his Test debut in 2007 but has played just 11 Tests with injuries,...
  • Captain Alastair Cook hungry for more Ashes glory 13-08-2013 09:53 AM

    Chester-le-Street: England captain Alastair Cook promised no let-up against arch-rivals Australia in the final Test after a stunning win gave them an unbeatable lead in the Ashes series. Stuart Broad's latest match-winning spell saw England to a 74-run win in the fourth Test at Chester-le-Street on Monday as Australia, set...
  • We have failed as a batting group, laments Dwayne Bravo 12-06-2013 08:13 AM

    London: West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo lamented his team's batting performance after India thrashed them by eight wickets in a Group B ICC Champions Trophy match at The Oval here on Tuesday. "Our batsmen have to take the blame for this," Bravo said. "Another 25 runs could have made a...
  • This five-wicket haul is very special: Ravindra Jadeja 12-06-2013 08:07 AM

    London: India's newest 'Man Friday' Ravindra Jadeja feels that secret of his success lies in "keeping things simple" which helped him get a career-best of five for 36 against West Indies in a group league of Champions Trophy on Tuesday. "This is my best bowling performance and I am very...
  • Need to get Chris Gayle out early: Dhoni 11-06-2013 04:52 PM

    Coming off contrasting wins in their previous matches, West Indies and India will face-off at The Oval hoping to make it to the semi-finals. ...
  • ICC announces schedule of warm-up matches ahead of Champions Trophy 09-05-2013 11:35 PM

    Dubai: The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy, to be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from June 6 to 23. The warm-up matches will be played from May 30 to June 4 at the...
  • Morgan is a 'little wizard', says Finn 30-06-2012 11:42 PM

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  • Chris Gayle scores 53 on ODI return 19-06-2012 08:25 PM

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  • Gayle fit to play second England ODI 19-06-2012 09:37 AM

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