31 December
Our sporting hopes for 2005 (Evening Standard)

30 December
Thorpe backs England for victory (BBC)

Thorpe gets the job done (Guardian)
Thorpe: 'I've been struggling' (Independent)
Thorpe predicts dramatic finale (Sporting Life)
He Thor, he conquered (Sun)
Masterly Thorpe puts England in the driving seat (Telegraph)
Thorpe vigil turns the heat back on South Africa (Times)

29 December
Thorpe relieved to find his form (BBC)

Four counties line up Brett Lee (BBC)
Thorpe puts his hand up (CricInfo)
English counties express interest in Lee (CricInfo)
Thorpe shows steel (Evening Standard)
Graham's geriatric in the field but craftsman with... (Evening Standard)
UK's top 100 Internet searches (Mirror)
Thorpe rates ton among his best (Sporting Life)
Thorpe happy playing England saviour (Sporting Life)

28 December

27 December

26 December

25 December
Harbhajan eyes ICC rule change (BBC)

24 December
Thorpe on guard for SA backlash (BBC)

Butcher under pressure to deliver (Guardian)
One-day game gets a revamp (Guardian)
Festive Funnies (Surrey Advertiser)
Minor counties denied their day in sun (Telegraph)
ECB plans season of two halves with one-day schedule (Times)

23 December
ECB reveals county one-day revamp (BBC)

Shake-up for domestic one-day cricket (CricInfo)
One-day competitions revamped (Sporting Life)

22 December
England can win Ashes - Stewart (BBC)
MCC youngsters join 2nd XI event (BBC)
Stewart thinks England can win back the Ashes (CricInfo)
Anatomy of a winning team (Independent)
Aussies will be left to Stew (Sun)

21 December
Wright terms Harbhajan's case 'routine' (CricInfo)

Harbhajan reported over doosra (Evening Standard)
Harbhajan on report until his wrong 'un is righted (Guardian)
Harbhajan reported for faulty action (Telegraph)

20 December
Harbhajan Singh's action reported (CricInfo)

Butcher blames himself for not turning screw (Guardian)
'Going in, I was more nervous than I can remember' (Independent)
Rixon sees England threat (Sky Sports)
Harbhajan facing bowling probe (Sporting Life)

19 December
'A hundred begging to be taken' says Butcher (CricInfo)

We can still win it - Butcher (Sporting Life)

18 December

17 December

16 December
'This is the absolute pits' (CricInfo)

'Life was a struggle. I was down and out' (Telegraph)

15 December
Thorpe focuses on the middle ground between effort and... (Guardian)

Thorpe calls on England to 'dig deep' (Independent)
Thorpe looking to bounce back (Sporting Life)
Beware tennis the menace (Sun)

14 December
Thorpe urges England not to panic (CricInfo)
Thorpe warns stumbling England (Evening Standard)
No need to panic - Thorpe (Sporting Life)
Ex-captains slam TV plan (Telegraph)

13 December
Old master gives Jones the thumbs up (BBC)

12 December
Butchered (Sun)

You deserve what you get but don't get greedy (Sydney Morning Herald)

11 December
Butcher and Jones edge clear in race for Test place (Independent)

10 December
Butcher steals Key's thunder (CricInfo)

Butcher and Jones get England nod (Sporting Life)
England offer Test selection hint (Times)

9 December
Butcher and Key fight for batting spot (BBC)

Butcher owed a change of fortune (Evening Standard)
Key and sympathy for Butcher (Sporting Life)
Rob's the Key man (Sun)

8 December
Third time lucky for England? (BBC)

'I've been an average player but I've enjoyed every minute' (CricInfo)
'We're all feeling the pressure for our places' - Key (CricInfo)
Key not confident of Test place (Sporting Life)
Lucas may be Byas's last man in (Yorkshire Post)

7 December

6 December
Stewart tips England for victory (BBC)

England relief as focus shifts to record bid (Evening Standard)

5 December
Hungry Butcher back at the crossroads in South Africa (Telegraph)

4 December

3 December

2 December
Twelve Indian players sign contract (CricInfo)

1 December
Essex play down Tudor rumours (CricInfo)

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