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Will Melbourne serve up more magic?

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Adam Mountford | 12:53 UK time, Thursday, 23 December 2010

Melbourne

England may have finally discovered the secret to dismissing Mr Cricket, thanks to a nine-year-old from Melbourne called Adam.

At a special event at Queensbridge Square in the city, Mike Hussey took to the stage with a host of other cricketing stars during a break in preparations for the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Hussey has so far managed to repel all that England can throw at him but he could not quite manage to keep out the double-bouncing delivery from Adam.

To be honest, I am not certain the youngster's bowling action would pass the ICC's regulations given how bent his bowling arm was on delivery and the pitch was not quite of Test standard but, hey, at least it proves Mr Cricket, as Hussey is known, is fallible.

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Broad to join Test Match Special in Perth

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Adam Mountford | 11:19 UK time, Monday, 13 December 2010

Perth, Western Australia

England's three-day match against Victoria at the MCG was billed as a shoot-out between the three bowlers all hoping to replace Stuart Broad in the Test team on thursday.

Between them, Ajmal Shahzad, Chris Tremlett and Tim Bresnan picked up the same number of wickets as the England captain Andrew Strauss - so it was not exactly the gunfight at the OK Corral. The match proved a rather tame affair on a flat pitch with few lessons learned. Everyone is waiting for the real action to resume at the Waca on Thursday.

It is a huge blow for England, and for Broad personally, that he has been ruled out of the rest of the Ashes. However he will still be involved in Perth, because I am delighted to confirm that Broad will be working for the BBC at the Test match.

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