Lord Sonic Cricket (44)The third test of the the greatest cricket test in the world is here. England vs. Australia – part 3 begins tomorrow in Edgebaston, with England gloriously holding a 1-0 lead. Of course, it’s on Sky and the radio, but what if you don’t have these services? Why not check out Twitter? Here’s the 5 people to follow for the duration of the Ashes, and reasons why.

@the_ashes – The easiest to follow. Big shots called, as well as wickets, centuries & half century partnerships. The fact it’s not ball by ball is great.

@BumbleCricket – Viewers of Sky Sports’ coverage will be familiar with David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd. The former Lancashire & England batsman has transferred well to the microphone, and he offers 4-5 tweets of what usually happens behind the microphone.

@tomfordyce – BBC’s Tom Fordyce was designed for Twitter. The man comes up with some of the most intelligent and witty quips known to man, and if he’s not the most non-linked retweeted man on Twitter, then I don’t know who should beat him.

@ bbctms- The BBC Test Match Special covers all the test matches, not just the Ashes, or indeed England matches. This account is the radio reporters at the ground, and offers a look behind the scenes at the BBC.

@TheAshesLive – A lot more of a regular update of the game than the Ashes, close to ball by ball coverage, as well as opinions. All good.

Furthermore, #Ashes seams to be the hashtag (or…should I say ashtag?) of choice.

Check out the accounts above to get comprehensive Ashes coverage. Also share the accounts you have found in the comments, as well as one important question.

Who’s going to win?

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