Matt Prior

  • James Anderson back in swing with five-for in County 07-04-2014 10:21 AM

    London: James Anderson did his best to put a disappointing Ashes tour of Australia behind him by enjoying yet more success at Trent Bridge as he took five wickets on the first day of the 2014 County Championship season. England seamer Anderson, who has taken 49 wickets in seven Tests...
  • Swann brands Pietersen 'childish' after Prior row 01-03-2014 09:11 AM

    Graeme Swann called former England team mate Kevin Pietersen "childish" after the South African-born batsman replied to a verbal attack from Matt Prior by suggesting the wicketkeeper would find it hard to win a Test recall. Prior, dropped after the third Test of the recent 5-0 Ashes rout by Australia...
  • Kevin Pietersen hits out at Matt Prior 28-02-2014 10:02 PM

    London: Kevin Pietersen blasted his ex-team mate Matt Prior for saying that the England dressing room was a better place without the former England captain. Pietersen took to Twitter to say that Test vice-captain Prior should focus on his own form since he was under pressure to retain his place...
  • Dressing room a better place without Kevin Pietersen, says Matt Prior 28-02-2014 09:01 AM

    England's dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen after the controversial batsman was sacked following the dismal Ashes tour of Australia, wicketkeeper Matt Prior said on Thursday. Prior, the tour vice-captain, said Pietersen's ability should have made him "the best England cricketer to ever walk this planet"...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fall-out continues 06-02-2014 06:06 PM

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen. Television personality Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen whose England career ended this week, suggested on Twitter that...
  • Prior blames slipping standards for England's 5-0 Ashes defeat 09-01-2014 09:15 PM

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has laid the blame for a 5-0 Ashes thumping in Australia on the team letting their standards slip. In his column for Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper Prior - dropped following the third Test in Perth after poor displays with both gloves and bat - said...
  • Matt Prior, Stuart Broad rescue man from suicide attempt in Sydney 08-01-2014 06:38 PM

    Melbourne: England cricketers Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were involved in a dramatic late night rescue of a British man preparing to jump off a bridge near the team hotel in Sydney, a media report said on Wednesday. Wicketkeeper Prior helped pull the man away from the edge of the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test, Day 1 03-01-2014 04:17 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Battered England are desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 5-0 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting on Friday. Alastair Cook's team - coming off a...
  • England have Panesar worry, no return for Prior 02-01-2014 09:53 AM

    London: England have concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar but wicketkeeper Matt Prior will not return to the team for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday. The tourists, 4-0 down in the five-match series, are expected to make changes before they fight...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd Test, Day 5 17-12-2013 07:47 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 4 round-up: England will hang on to the Ashes for at least one more night after reaching stumps at 251 for 5 on Monday, leaving Australia a day to take five wickets and regain the urn. Ben Stokes...
  • Prior's plight exemplifies England's travails Down Under 15-12-2013 08:30 PM

    Perth: Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is having an Ashes series to remember but the contrasting fortunes of his opposite number Matt Prior were as glaring as the Perth sunshine on day three of the third Test on Sunday. Prior is enduring what can be politely described as a torrid time...
  • Let's take on Australia: Prior urges England 11-12-2013 12:49 PM

    Perth: Matt Prior is urging his England team-mates to dispense with the survival instinct and take the fight up to Mitchell Johnson, or forget about retaining the Ashes. Johnson has taken 17 wickets already in Australia's first two victories, peppering the English batsmen with short-pitch bowling at express pace. Making...
  • England need greatest fightback ever, says Matt Prior 10-12-2013 05:09 PM

    Perth: England are "in a dark place" after two "horrendous" Ashes thrashings but are capable of achieving one of the greatest fightbacks ever, wicketkeeper Matt Prior said. After losing to Australia by 218 runs in Adelaide to slip 2-0 behind in the five-match series, a performance Prior labelled "embarrassing", England's...
  • 2nd Ashes Test: Australia win by 218 runs, take 2-0 lead 09-12-2013 07:08 AM

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke's Australians finished off England in 11 overs on Monday to win the second Test by 218 runs and take a 2-0 series lead into Perth, where they're aiming to regain the Ashes with a third straight win. England had been behind the game at Adelaide since dropping...
  • 2nd Ashes Test, Day 5: as it happened 09-12-2013 05:23 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 2-0 series lead after ending Joe Root's defiant innings and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the...
  • 2nd Ashes Test: Australia four wickets away from win in Adelaide 08-12-2013 01:35 PM

    Adelaide: Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 2-0 series lead after ending Joe Root's defiant innings late Sunday and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the penultimate evening. Set an improbable 531 to win when Australia declared...
  • England wait on Matt Prior fitness decision on eve of Ashes 20-11-2013 06:11 PM

    Brisbane: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior trained with his teammates on Wednesday as England delayed a decision on whether he will play in the opening Ashes Test against Australia. Prior has been treating a calf strain since the Australia A tour game in Hobart two weeks ago, but indications are that he...
  • Matt Prior gives thumbs-up after drills 19-11-2013 01:23 PM

    Brisbane: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior completed training on Tuesday, raising hopes he will be fit to play in this week's Ashes opener against Australia at Brisbane's Gabba ground. Prior, 31, batted for an hour against a variety of bowlers in the nets and practised some wicketkeeping drills before Thursday's first...
  • Tremlett, Prior in line to play in Ashes opener 17-11-2013 05:02 PM

    Brisbane: Paceman Chris Tremlett and injured wicketkeeper Matt Prior were given the thumbs up by England on Sunday, suggesting both are likely to play in the first Ashes Test against Australia starting Thursday. England bowling coach David Saker said Tremlett, bidding for the third seamer's spot, was doing well bowling...
  • Matt Prior out of final Ashes warm-up with injury 11-11-2013 09:12 AM

    Sydney: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been ruled out of England's final Ashes tour match this week against a Cricket Australia Invitational XI with a calf injury. Medical scans on Monday revealed Prior suffered a low-grade tear to his calf muscle during last week's tour match against Australia A in Hobart....
  • England sweat on Pietersen, Prior ahead of Ashes 10-11-2013 10:02 AM

    England batsman Kevin Pietersen will travel to Melbourne for a cortisone injection on his troublesome knee on Sunday amid concerns about wicketkeeper Matt Prior's calf ahead of next week's opening Ashes test. Pietersen faced just 10 balls on Saturday in the drawn tour match against Australia A in Hobart -...
  • Prior injured as England tour match ends in draw 09-11-2013 01:39 PM

    Hobart: Matt Prior injured his calf while batting on Saturday and was unable to keep wicket for England in the visitors' rain-affected draw with Australia A. Prior felt stiffness in his lower leg when attempting a single while batting on the fourth day at Bellerive Oval. Joe Root took over...
  • Matt Prior backs Gary Ballance to bounce back 04-11-2013 10:57 AM

    Stand-in captain Matt Prior has backed "unflappable" batsman Gary Ballance to bounce back and press for an Ashes Test spot after a first-ball duck in England's opening tour match in Australia. The Yorkshire left-hander missed a big opportunity to stake his claim for the number six batting spot in the...
  • Matt Prior's difficulties continue Down Under 03-11-2013 08:34 AM

    Perth: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is remaining upbeat despite poor recent form that has continued early in his side's Ashes tour of Australia. Prior is under pressure to perform after scoring just 133 runs at an average of 19 during England's 3-0 home Ashes triumph this year. Things haven't started...
  • Fit-again Matt Prior ready for second Ashes Test 16-07-2013 09:32 PM

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior allayed fears over his fitness Tuesday by saying he would be fine to face Australia in the second Test at Lord's. Prior did not play in a planned round of golf on Monday, leading to concerns he had aggravated an Achilles problem during England's 14-run...
  • Prior confident of a good showing by England in Ashes 07-07-2013 12:57 PM

    England wicket-keeper batsman Matt Prior believes the Australian side will have their work cut out in the Ashes series due to begin this week. The 31-year-old Sussex player who has been a part of the English side that have been on a roll in the last couple of years said...
  • Durham coach Geoff Cook in hospital after heart attack 21-06-2013 05:30 PM

    Durham: Geoff Cook, the coach of English County Championship side Durham, is in a "critical but stable" condition after a heart attack. A club statement says Cook suffered the attack on Thursday, and remained in hospital on Friday. England cricketers Graeme Swann and Matt Prior and former captain Michael Vaughan...
  • Live Updates: Williamson ends obdurate opening stand 26-05-2013 03:09 PM

    England resumed day three at 337 for 7, with Matt Prior (38) and Graeme Swann (21) at the crease. CLICK HERE for Live Updates from Day 3 of the Headingley Test. Day 2 round-up: Joe Root made the second Test worth waiting an extra day for as he notched his...
  • Prior bags England player of the year award 14-05-2013 10:16 AM

    London: Matt Prior was named the England cricketer-of-the-year for 2012/13, in an acknowledgement of the Sussex wicket-keeper's consistency with both bat and gloves. The 31-year-old is now one of the first names on the team sheet after England captain Alastair Cook and the latest demonstration of his worth to the...
  • High drama offers fitting end to tense Test series 26-03-2013 02:57 PM

    Auckland: England captain Alastair Cook found himself pacing around the dressing room as the three-match Test series against New Zealand drew to a gripping climax at Eden Park on Tuesday. He changed seats when Stuart Broad was the eighth man to be dismissed, having decided that "the luck" had run...