Matty Kay’s column: Durham highlights joys of the Test format

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The fourth day’s play at Durham that eventually saw England win the Ashes for the third time in succession just went to highlight the joys of Test cricket.

It looked likely that Australia were going to fight back and win the Test, taking it to The Oval to see if the Aussies could level the series.

I think the catalyst of the tourists’ downfall was the wicket of David Warner, who was looking well set to win them the game.

He got a cracking delivery off Tim Bresnan though and the rest is history.

Stuart Broad bowled one of the best spells I’ve seen and the ball that removed skipper Michael Clarke was unplayable.

I felt bit for Clarke as that delivery was almost identical to the jaffa that James Anderson got him with earlier in the series.

Broad’s spell was superb. He is capable of doing that and every now and then he just produces spells like that.

He’s proved his worth on many occasions and came to the party again when it was really needed.

I’m really hoping we can go on to The Oval and wrap up the 4-0 win.

Not only will it give us better momentum heading Down Under for the return series this winter, but 4-0 was my prediction before the first ball was bowled.

Scarborough’s first XI are at Barnsley on Saturday, and that is a game they ought to be winning, especially with the form of Andrew Simpson and Darren Harland.

The second team are at home to Acomb and it’s a game we need to be winning.

We were really unlucky at Ripon last weekend and we’ll be looking to get back to winning ways.