LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 22 July 2009 43 BREAKING NEWS... FA ban four players after betting scam FOUR players have been banned for betting on the League Two match between Accrington Stanley and Bury on 3 May 3 year. Three played for Accrington and one for Bury, who won 2-0. Jay Harris (below right) has been banned for a year and fined a total of 5,500 by an independent FA regulatory commission, David Mannix (below left) has been given a 10-month ban and fined 4,000, and Robert Williams suspended for eight months and fined 3,500. Andrew Mangan, who was then a Bury player, has been banned for five months and fined 2,000 for betting on his team to win. Nicholas Stewart QC, chairman of the regulatory commission, said in a statement: The regulatory commission have serious concerns that the outcome of the match may have been fixed although none of the players were charged with these offences. The suspensions and fines are imposed because the players were all in blatant breach of the rules. Kerigold:can itgetbutter? KERI-ANNE PAYNE claimed Great Britains second gold medal of the World Championships when she won the 10-kilometre open water race in Rome today. Payne, the Beijing silver medallist, controlled the race throughout and finished in two hours one minute and 37 seconds at Ostia. The 21-year-old said: It feels amazing. I was anxious this morning. There was lots of pressure from the Games, winning a medal. And also I know my funding depends on it. But I know you dont just become a bad swimmer. Payne swims in the individual medley over both 200m and 400m. JAMES ANDERSON believes his pace partner Andrew Flintoff will be fit to frighten the Australians at Edgbaston when the third Ashes Test starts next Thursday. All-rounder Flintoff produced a man-of-the-match five-wicket spell at Lords as England took a 1-0 lead in the series on Monday. And amid lingering doubts over Freddies dodgy right knee, Anderson told BBC Radio Five Live: Fred performed fantastically well this week with a knee injury and if he is able to bowl 90mph with this injury I think hell play. But its obviously down to Fred, if he thinks he can get through the three Tests we have got left. If he thinks it is maybe going to put him out of the last two he may miss the next one, but we have got a weeks rest now so hopefully he can put his feet up and be fit for Birmingham. Anderson was also one of Englands most impressive performers with the ball at Lords, although it was his role as a batsman in the first Test draw at Cardiff that ensured England went into the game level. We did fantastically well at Cardiff to get anything out of the game, Anderson added. We didnt want to waste the good work we did at Cardiff by not performing well at Lords. I think it probably spurred us on, the draw at Cardiff. We are obviously in a fantastic position in the series now and hopefully we can kick on at Edgbaston. BY DAVID DIBBLE Collingwood, the man who loves to upset the Australians, recovers from Lords with a Lite net session EXCLUSIVE BY NEAL COLLINS Freddie ready to scare the Aussies says Jimmy On course: Jimmy golfing yesterday DADS MY BOY: PAGE 38 DROGBA AND JT WILL STAY: PAGES 40&41 2 OF ASHES SERIES QUESTION: Which Test cricketer was up at 8am after thrashing the Australians at Lords to endure a net session with London Lite? Answer? Paul Collingwood, who else? Slightly the worse for wear, but grinning broadly at the Ken Barrington cricket school at The Oval, he said: The only problem was it finished too early. We had too long to celebrate! Englands most obdurate batsman -- he defied the Aussies for 245 balls and nearly six hours to grab a draw from the jaws of defeat in the first Test -- was entirely honest about events after England wrapped up their first Ashes win at Lords since 1934 on Monday. As he scrabbled around for a pair of batting gloves, he said: We didnt go into their dressing room this time. It felt kind of awkward because wed beaten them. Ive got to say it was one of the best atmospheres Ive known in an England dressing room. I cant say it was the best ever because were only 1-0 up and there are three Test to go. But it was brilliant. Andrew Flintoff was loving it. Right from the start on Monday, Freddie set out to keep that ball in his hand until the Australians were all out. And he did. Theres still a lot of cricket to be played, so I cant give you a prediction on the series score yet -- but I did say 2-0 or 2-1 to us before the series began. Not like Glenn McGrath with his 5-0 to the Aussies again! After an hour of trying to bowl each others heads off -- a good cure for a hangover -- we returned to the subject of just how England managed to get in front in the series when, for most of the first Test, defeat looked inevitable. Collingwood growls: Thats what really put us on our way. Wed played rubbish for four days to be honest. But then we refused to lose. I should have stayed until the end but Jimmy Anderson and Monty Panesar were magnificent, holding out until the end. That gave us the momentum. To be honest, when we started the Lords Test three days later, I was exhausted, we needed Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook to get us off to a good start in London. And we just went from there. But does that painstaking 74 better the 206 he scored off 515 balls in Adelaide in 2006? After breaking off to shower, he continues the conversation in a box overlooking The Oval, venue for the final Test on 20-24 August: It shouldnt be should it? A double century is better than seventy-odd. But Adelaide was all for nothing. We lost. Cardiff was worth it. Its gave us a chance. Then, as he signs bats for the boys and relaxes, he adds mischievously: I think one of my greatest talents is annoying Australians. I dont mind that. Im happy as long as I annoy Australians. And win. Read Pauls blog -- updated before and after every Test -- on Its all Oval: Paul Collingwood at The Oval yesterday after a harrowing net session with LiteSports Neal Collins, right, just hours after thrashing Australia 1980: Born June 27 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the son of an Afrikaans dad and English mum. 1997-98: Makes his first-class debut for Natal as an off-spinning all-rounder. 2001: Joins Nottinghamshire with a view to qualifying as an England player, having become frustrated with the quota selection system employed in his native South Africa. Scores 1,275 first- class runs at an average of 57.95. 2003: Averages more than 50 with for the third season but becomes disenchanted with his county and threatens to sue for unfair dismissal. 2003-04: Emerges as the star performer in England As disappointing tour of Malaysia and India. 2004: Surprises many by remaining a Nottinghamshire player and helping his team return to the top flight. October: Finally quits Notts and decides to join Hampshire. 2005: Becomes the fastest man in history to reach 500 ODI runs. May 2005: Overlooked for England Test series against Bangladesh despite public clamour for his inclusion. July 14: Named in Ashes Test squad ahead of Graham Thorpe after impressive one-day form against Australia. Goes on to play major part in historic series win. 2006: Becomes the first batsman since Graham Gooch in 1990 to score a ton in three successive Test innings on English soil with 142 against Sri Lanka. 2007: Widely judged to be Englands best player in the Ashes series in Australia, scoring 490 runs, averaging over 50 despite crushing defeat. May: Posts his highest score of 226 in the second Test against the West Indies at Headingley. December: Marries former Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor, passes 3,000 Test runs during the tour of Sri Lanka. 2008: Replaces Michael Vaughan as Test captain and also takes over as one- day skipper from Collingwood. 2009: Pietersen resigns as England captain. February: Royal Bangalore Challengers pay a record $1,5m for Pietersens services in the IPL auction. July 22: Ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes. 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