- October 
Monday August 22, 2005STUART MacGill was on the motorway to Somerset believing some badly needed match practice was at the end of the road, but within hours he had been turned around after the England and Wales Cricket Board foiled the Australians' bid to have the leg spinner play county cricket for a week.
Monday August 22, 2005Northampton: Stuart MacGill was on the motorway to Somerset, believing badly needed match practice was at the end of the road, but within hours was turned around and sent back after the England & Wales Cricket Board foiled Australia's bid to release him to county cricket for a week.
Thursday August 11, 2005England is in a cricketing ferment. A sports shop in Derby has sold every bat in stock. Last Sunday a five-a-side soccer tournament was stopped so that the players could watch the finish of the Test match. Somerset's victorious 20-overs team was invited to parade its trophy around the streets of Taunton. Old Trafford is a sell-out.