Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By JON LIVESEY

YOU thought cricket was ‘the gen­tle­man’s game’. But ev­i­dence sur­round­ing the stars of The Ashes may sug­gest oth­er­wise.

The sport’s big­gest grudge match – a five-Test bat­tle be­tween Eng­land and Aus­tralia – gets un­der way at Trent Bridge in Not­ting­ham.

With fix­tures also tak­ing place at Lord’s, Old Traf­ford, Ch­ester-le-Street and The Oval, there’s bound to be some sledg­ing as the ri­vals bat­tle it out for brag­ging rights.

And if the an­tics of some of the big­gest Ashes names are any­thing to go by, the in­sults ex­changed be­tween Alas­tair Cook’s men and the Aussies will be just as fe­ro­cious as any googlies fly­ing about.


So, as the first Test kicks off, Mid­week Sport is draw­ing your at­ten­tion to a num­ber of cricket-re­lated scan­dals that have pre­vi­ously hit the sport­ing world for six…

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