LITESPORT JAMES ANDERSON continued his impressive start to the Ashes summer with a five-wicket haul to put England firmly in command of their warm-up match against Warwickshire. And Freddie Flintoff, seemingly unaffected by his latest off-the-field antics, chipped in with two wickets of his own. Andersons 5-34 on the second day at Edgbaston reduced Warwickshire to 92-8atlunchinreplytoEnglands290-8 in their three-day warm-up match. Resuming on 31-1, Anderson and Lancashire team-mate Flintoff com- bined impressively to cap an impres- sive morning for England in their build-up to next Wednesdays first Ashes Test in Cardiff. Flintoff was introduced into the attack for the first time in the second over of the day and, after several days of criticismovermissingtheteambus during Englands trip to Belgium visiting First World War graves, almost made an immediate impact. Jonathan Trott survived an appeal for leg before to Flintoffs third ball and was given a reprieve off the final ball of the over when he edged low to Anderson in the gully, but he was unable to claim the chance. Anderson made amends for his miss by claiming the first wicket of the morning three overs later, inducing Trott into edging behind. Flintoff maintained Englands momentum when he claimed his first victim three overs later -- Tony Frost walking across his stumps and going leg before wicket. Flintoff wasparticularlyimpressive duringaneye-catchingspellof 6-2-14-2 and his delivery to remove Jim Troughton,comingaroundthewicket to produce a lifting delivery which the left-handerfendedbehind,wouldhave particularly pleased captain Andrew Strauss, looking ahead to next weeks first Ashes clash. Anderson claimed three wickets in six overs to claim his five-wicket haul, firstly removing Tim Ambroses off- stump before dismissing 17-year-old Ateeq Javid and Rikki Clarke to catches in the gully and second slip. To complete Englands impressive morning, left-arm spinner Monty Panesar also claimed a wicket shortly beforetheintervalwhenKeithBarker was bowled attempting a front foot drive after being beaten by the turn. TherewasfurthergoodnewsatNew Road where England Lions kept the Australian attack at bay to break for lunchat64withoutlossafterAustralia had been dismissed for 358 on the second day of the tour match. Joe Denly (25) and Stephen Moore (32) put together an unbroken stand of 64 from 19 overs by lunch in the sweltering conditions in relatively untroubled fashion. Australian all-rounder Mitchell Johnson took the new ball and began with a maiden to Denly. But Worces- tershire batsman Moore, on his home ground, was fortunate to survive an lbw shout before he had scored to the first ball of Brett Lees spell. Television replays suggested that the delivery struck Moores pad in front of the stumps before it hit the inside edge of his bat. Kent batsman Denly then ducked into a bouncer from Lee and was struck a blow on the shoulder and edged the same bowler to fine leg for two. But the runs started to flow on a flat and slow pitch with Johnson con- ceding a stream of boundaries. 36 Thursday, 2 July 2009 London Lite by neal collins Poulter first on the tea as he seeks Turnberry turnabout IAN POULTERS return to Europe for the next three weeks has allowed him to catch up on three of the four things he misses most. English breakfast tea, a proper bacon butty and my bed, said Hitchin-born Poulter, enjoying his first week at home in six months before the French Open starts in Paris today. His other favourite thing is watching Arsenal, but that will have to wait. The Open runner-up -- he hopes to go one better at Turnberry in a fortnight -- based himself and his family in Florida this year and that looks set to continue. It seems to be working pretty well, he added. Im not giving myself the best chance to win the Order of Merit, but Im happy because I am seeing more of the family now -- and that is the most important bit. Boosted by not only Birkdale last summer, but also by four points out of five at the Ryder Cup, the 33-year-old has moved into the worlds top 20 this season, with the highlight his runner-up finish behind Henrik Stenson at the Players Championship. He adds: I think the game might have improved a little, but mentally I have improved a lot. Ive learned a few different shots. At the US Open I used a completely new short game theory that was unbelievably good. I will be a lot more confident going to Turnberry than I was going to Birkdale last year. I am fresher now than I ever have been. He planned a long winter rest, but it became even longer when he had eye surgery to correct an astigmatism. Just before The Masters, he had a cyst removed from his wrist and he feels in the best shape of his life. He said: Im trying to stay as fresh as I can for the Open now, so that means cutting down the practice sessions and making sure the work I do is of a certain quality. Its about knowing your yardage book, keeping out of trouble. Torture in Florida: Ian Poulter Jimmy and Freddie warm up the Ashes win a pair of tickets to see the ashes showdown at lords Your cricket-mad LiteSport has teamed up with ashes sponsor npower to bring you an absolutely superb competition. weve got four pairs of tickets to see england take on australia on the second day of the second ashes test at lords. the atmosphere will be frantic as the old enemies get to grips with echother at crickets headquarters. for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this sold-out event on friday, 17 July, all you have to do is answer the following simple question below. Who was Shane Warnes last victim in an Ashes Test Match? (a) Kevin Pietersen (b) Andrew Flintoff (c) Monty Panesar text LL SPORT with your answer, name and number to 65400. 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