is important we do that. david warner, having served his year—long ban, he has a point to prove. he had a successful world cup campaign with australia. now he will be relishing the opportunity to score more runs in the ashes. at training today at edgbaston he was struck on the thigh. there is a injury concern over warner. i asked a former australian captain who has acted as a mentor for the current australian team about the latest. he is tough. it is just a cricket ball on the leg. it will sting a bit. ben stokes missed the last ashes series in the wake of that brawl outside a bristol nightclub in august 2017. since then much has happened. he was cleared of three last year and of course played a starring role at their world cup for england. he has 110w their world cup for england. he has now been rewarded by being reinstated as vice captain. giles
told me why they had made that decision. ben has come a long way, it has been a difficult period for him. i have seen nothing but somebody who is professional, disciplined, works hard on his fitness. 0n disciplined, works hard on his fitness. on and off the field he is a talisman for this group of players. he will be a great lieutenant. we think it is just reward for the hard work he has put in over that period. the weather here in birmingham, as you can see, may be glorious today, but the forecast is a little unsettled for the remainder of the week. all being well the action will get under way here at edgbaston on thursday morning. a huge amount at stake. one thing is for sure, if england have already won a first ever world cup, cap that off with the ashes, that will surely go down as the greatest summer in the team's history. the new premier league season gets under way in less than two weeks —
where liverpool play newly promoted norwich, a week on friday. before that though they'll play the team that beat them to last season's title by a point — manchester city — in the community shield this weekend. it's the first time liverpool have been involved in it since 2006 and whilst it hasn't always been given importance over the years this liverpool bossjurgen klopp says he's taking it seriously. liverpool haven't been in good form pre—season — losing three of their last four friendlies. and although klopp doesn't think it's a match that will impact what happens in the season he's treating it as a final. nothing to do with the rest of the season. nothing to do with the rest of the season. it is a game. if you have players available i would like to try to win it. it is a final. the first time i realised that nobody seesit first time i realised that nobody sees it like that, to be honest. i think constantly about the game and how can we prepare.
gareth bale has pulled out of real madrid's trip to munich for a pre—season friendly against tottenham tomorrow, following the collapse of his proposed move to china. it's understood bale's not in the right frame of mind to play after real prevented him from moving to the chinese super league. barry opening feature —— bury‘s opening fixture against mk dons will not go ahead. bolton wanderers opening match against wycombe wanderers, also in doubt, that will go ahead. bolton has been in administration since the middle of may, proposed takeover of the club is not complete. but the game will be played as scheduled on saturday.
now it's time for some of the day's other stories. andy and jamie murray have been training together ahead of their doubles partnership at the washington 0pen. the brothers will face edouard roger—vasselin and nicolas mahut in their opening round match tomorrow. the tournament will be andy murray's fourth since having hip resurfacing surgery injanuary and his first on a hard court. he won the queens doubles title with feliciano lopez injune. exeter wing jack nowell is highly unlikely to feature in england's first world cup warm—up match against wales a week on sunday. he's returned home from england's training camp in italy for a routine medical assessment as he continues to recover from ankle surgery. england midfielder keira walsh has told manchester city she's "fully committed" to the club and has withdrawn her transfer request. walsh has one year left on her contract and initially asked to leave the club earlier this summer. city are understood to have rejected approaches from atletico madrid and the european champions lyon.
and young british—based somali boxer ramla ali has been chosen by meghan markle as one of the faces for her front page of british vogue. the duchess of sussex is guest—editing the september edition. ali's the current african zone featherweight champion, weighing in atjust 57kg. and st helens head coach justin holbrook is expected to be named the new coach of the gold coast titans in australia's nrl within the next 2a hours. holbrookjoined saints in 2017 and guided them to a first challenge cup final in 11 years after they beat championship side halifax on saturday. the club are also 10 points clear at the top of super league. holbrook‘s expected to see out the rest of this season with saints. back to cricket now and with the ashes just days away and australia looking to succeed in england for the first time since 2001, one englishman has been leading the way down under. and you've probably
not heard of him. charlie hemphrey was spat out of the english game eight years ago without playing county cricket. after working as a baggage handler in brisbane, he's since gone on to become the first english player to score a first class century in australia since 1978, winning their domestic competition. now at the age of 29, he's finally getting his first shot at the county game over here. ben croucher has been to meet him. i had had enough here. i thought cricket has passed me by. i did not see anything for me. timing is everything in cricket. in 2013 having rejected by kent, derbyshire, and essex, charlie hemphrey thought his time had run out. he decided to head out to australia, play some clu b head out to australia, play some club cricket and make a fresh start. in between training and playing he
was scratching a living. at brisbane international airport, was scratching a living. at brisbane internationalairport, baggage handling. loading planes. working mornings and evenings. throwing bags, getting these planes in and out. at the same time his cricket career was taking off, scoring so many runs that... will three years later he won the domestic competition, top scoring in the first innings of the final. last season he was the highest scoring englishman in the sheffield shield, it led to a long overdue opportunity in english cricket, or to be exact, here in wales. it shows you can have these knock backs, knock backs do not necessarily mean that that is it, we have signed him to bea that that is it, we have signed him to be a long term part of the club and develop a strong team over time. now at 29 charlie hemphrey feels he
has plenty of time left at the top of the game. he has been through more lows than most players of his age and credit is a throwaway remark from his wife to get through those days. somewhere in tuscany after a few bottles of wine she said something to me that i have never forgotten. it was, play the game that you want to play. i had perhaps falle n that you want to play. i had perhaps fallen away from that. still looks to improve on the areas i am not so strong at, but never forget what you are good at. he is good at scoring runs. glamorgan are in the hunt for promotion since —— for the first time since 2005. he will return to australia in the winter having completed his first full year as a professional cricketer. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers.
this welcome to our look ahead at what the papers are going to be bringing as tomorrow. kevin schofield, and kate proctor are adjoining me. we will catch up in a moment. first a quick look at what the front pages are seeing at the moment. that prime minister borisjohnston's visit to scotland are making many of the papers tomorrow. the picture of him meeting scotland's first minister nicholas sturgeon on the front of the metro.
the independent has an exclusive report that boris johnson's eu the independent has an exclusive report that borisjohnson's eu chief could scrap theresa may's commitment to protect british workers right after brexit seeing it is a chance to escape the heavy market regulation of brussels. the financial times reports that the pound fell to its lowest level since article 50 was triggered in march 2017 and the markets are worried about the possibility of the uk leaving the eu without a deal in just three months‘ time. the times leads on the same story, claiming the slump in sterling on hardline stance from downing street, and the guardian says that a lack of clarity from the government about whether or not a no deal is the assumption is hampering planning. the daily telegraph says that boris johnson‘s tour will head to wales tomorrow where he will announce new schemes to help farmers. the daily mail says that eight