EVEN MONTY’S CATCHING FEEL-GOOD FACTOR

ENGLAND should feel they have a great chance of winning the Ashes in Australia when Monty Panesar is taking catches like the one he pulled off in Hobart yesterday. The one-time figure of fun, far from renowned for his fielding prowess, pouched a stunning effort, diving to his right at mid-wicket, during the final warm-up match with Australia A, much to the surprise of his team-mate Alastair Cook.