LITESPORT 38 Friday, 17 July 2009 London Lite ENGLANDvAUSTRALIA ASHES2009 SECONDTEST EVEN HER MAJJimmystunsAustralia withbatandballand theQueenISamused Flintoff could charge off to join Aussie Bulls Freduced: Flintoff was out for 4 Inbrief Ricky up to put Hatton coat on RICKY HATTON hopes to be released from hospital in the next 24 hours as he continues to make a recovery from chest and stomach pains. The Hitman, 30, was admitted to the Tameside Hospital, Ashton- under-Lyne before being moved to the private Alexandra Hospital on the outskirts of Manchester. Agent Paul Speak said: Ricky is desperate to get out, but is waiting for the tests to come back. Tens night for 100m Simeon SIMEON WILLIAMSON takes on Usain Bolt for the first time at the Golden League meeting in Paris tonight. The Londoner, who spectacularly beat Dwain Chambers in Birmingham last weekend, wants to be the first Briton to run under ten seconds for almost a decade. He said: If I run what my coach says I can run well both be happy. Ill run like its a world championship. Skolars adding French lessons RUGBY LEAGUE Championship 1 strugglers London Skolars have signed Frenchmen Jeremy Guiraud and Florent Rouanet on two-month deals from Carcassonne. Guiraud, 23, is a full-back, centre or winger who has represented France A while Rouanet, also 23, is a prop or second rower. Skolars caretaker coach Jermaine Coleman said: Both players have already made a positive impact. They provide experience. Gasquet claims justice is done RICHARD GASQUET insists justice has been done after he was cleared to return to tennis, despite being found guilty of a doping offence. The 23-year-old was given a two-and-a-half-month ban for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine. He was suspended in May but a tribunal accepted Gasquets explanation that the drug entered his system through inadvertent contamination in a nightclub. Clubb channels his enthusiasm TONY CLUBB is hoping to overcome the French resistance for the second time in two months when Harlequins RL travel to Catalans Dragons on Sunday. Clubb was part of the England team that romped to victory in Paris last month and says: It would be nice to get another win over the channel. This time its with Quins but Im hoping we can do the same thing that England did and get a decent result. LUNCHTIMESCOREBOARD FIRSTTEST Cardiff,matchdrawn SECONDTEST Lords,endsMonday THIRDTEST Edgbaston,30July-3Aug FOURTHTEST Headingley,7-11Aug FIFTHTEST TheBritOval,20-24Aug THESERIES ENGLAND, 1ST INNINGS (Overnight score: 364-6) A Strauss b Hilfenhaus.................................... 161 S Broad b Hilfenhaus.........................................16 G Swann c Ponting b Siddle ...............................4 J Anderson c Hussey b Johnson ..................... 29 G Onions not out................................................17 Extras (b15, lb2, nb8) ......................................25 Total (all out, 101.4 overs)...........................425 Fall (cont): 7-364, 8-370, 9-378 Bowling: Hilfenhaus 31-12-103-4; Johnson 21.4-2-132-3; Siddle 20-1-76-2; Hauritz 8.3-1-26-0; North 16.3-4-59-0; Clarke 4-1-12-1. AUSTRALIA, 1ST INNINGS P Hughes c Prior b Anderson .............................4 S Katich not out ...................................................8 R Ponting c Strauss b Anderson........................2 M Hussey not out ................................................3 Extras (lb4).........................................................4 Total (2 wkt, 11.4 overs) .................................21 Fall: 1-4, 2-10 To Bat: Clarke, North, Haddin, Johnson, Hauritz, Hilfenhaus, Siddle. Bowling: Anderson 6-2-12-2; Flintoff 6-3-6-0 ANDREW FLINTOFFS Test retirement has re-opened the door for Queensland to sign the England allrounder as a Twenty20 player. Freddie, who was supposed to tour South Africa with England over Christmas this winter, is now available for the Australian Twenty20 series in December and January. The Bulls are negotiating with another international star for a guest stint in what Australians call The Big Bash, after talks with Flintoff broke down a year ago. Bulls captain Stuart Law, who played alongside Flintoff at Lancashire, had sparked his interest in playing for Queensland last season before he was struck down with injury. Queensland boss Graham Dixon admitted Flintoff -- out for just 4 at Lords yesterday --was back on the Bulls radar. He said: For the last few months weve been talking to a well- credentialled international player but we havent finalised things and are not expected to do so soon. However we have been down the track with Andrew Flintoff 12 months ago through Stuart Law. We were reasonably confident of getting him but injury and English commitments made that hard to do. If we dont acquire our first choice player, hes certainly a player wed follow up with. BY NEAL COLLINS BY NEAL COLLINS JAMESANDERSONsetaboutAustralia with bat and ball today after a disas- trousstarttothesecondmorningof the second Ashes Test at Lords. By lunchtime even the Queen, on a rare visit to the home of cricket, appeared to join Anderson and 25,000 fans in appealing -- successfully -- for the wicket of Australia captain Ricky Ponting as the old foe subsided to 10-2. Umpire Rudi Koertzens finger was finally raised and Queen and country roared their approval for Anderson, who had single-handedly turned this fascinating encounter Englands way. Andersons superb 29 with the bat -- he added 47 with Ashes rookie Graham Onions -- saw England to 425 after the dramatic loss of three wickets off the first three overs of the day. Then, after running off at the end of Englands innings, the Lancashire seamer returned to snaffle both Phillip HughesandPontingwithhisbig-swing- ing seamers. Australia went to lunch at 22-2 with thedangerousMichaelKatichstillthere on 8 and Michael Hussey on 4. But three hours earlier, England looked like they had thrown away all hope of a win on a ground where Eng- land have won just once since the Queens great-great-grandma Victoria was on the throne. Off the second ball of the day, captain Andrew Strauss -- on 161 not out over- night -- failed to add anything to his overnight score. Strauss six-hour effort was ended by the impressive Ben Hilfenhaus, when he shouldered arms at a delivery which bent back to hit the top of off-stump. There was a muted response from the majorityof thesell-outcrowdbutitwas hardly a surprise --Strauss has never added more than six runs to an over- night score. What came next wasnt so much sur- prising as shocking. With the overhead cloudcoverhelpingtheAussieseamers, No9 Graeme Swann soon followed his skipper. After an initial four, Swann -- given a working over by Peter Siddle in the dramatic drawn first Test Cardiff last Sunday -- was introduced to his nemesis once more. The first bouncer flew past the grill. The second resulted in a thick edge, safely clutched by Ricky Ponting at second slip. If spinner Swann was supposed to be the all-rounder to replace the retiring Andrew Flintoff, how about his fellow Nottinghamshire bowler-who-can-bat- a-bit, Stuart Broad? Butno,afterinside-edgingHilfenhaus for a couple of fours, the lanky young- ster went for a full-blooded drive which he only succeeded into chopping on to his stumps. From their overnight 364-6, England were suddenly 378-9 off 17 balls. Disas- ter. Especially when you think that Strauss and Alastair Cook (95) shared a 196-run opening stand. But if Ponting thought it was all over, he hadnt considered the stubborn nature of Burnley-born Anderson -- withoutaduckin50Testinnings--and No11 Onions (17 not out), the Durham seamer drafted in ahead of last Sun- daysbattingheroMontyPanesar.They put on 47 at nearly a run-a-ball with Anderson particularly savage on left- armer Mitchell Johnson. FourtimesAndersoncrashedJohnson through the off-side before he was finally snapped up for 29 by Michael Hussey in the gully. Then Anderson charged off to open the innings and opener Phil Hughes, so impressive for Middlesex earlier this season, got the faintest touch of a glove to a short one. Pontings agonising departure came whenStrausstookthecatchatslip--but only after a long deliberation. TV AND RADIO Sky Sports 1 10am-7pm, highlights: 8pm and 11pm. Channel 5 highlights: 7.15pm. Radio: BBC Radio 4 and Five Live Sports Extra WEATHER Today: Sunny spells but rain could disrupt play Tomorrow: Cloudy with sunny spells The king of swing and the Queen of England: Anderson appeals for the wicket of Hughes, above, with the Queen on the verge of joining in, top, before an angry Ricky Ponting is given out with Anderson, right, having a good look at the decision index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html