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Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Woakes takes 6 for England against Cricket Australia XI<
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TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) - Chris Woakes produced a sharp dress rehearsal for England's first Ashes cricket test against Australia when he took 6-54 Wednesday on the opening day of the four-day match against a Cricket Australia XI.
Woakes eased concerns about the form of England's injury-hit pace attack when his 18 over effort helped reduce the home side to 249-9 at stumps.
The England attack has been deplet ...