No Onions for fifth Test

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Seamer Graham Onions has been ruled out of contention for the fifth and final Ashes Test, which will get underway at The Oval in London on 21 August.

Seamer Graham Onions has been ruled out of contention for the fifth and final Ashes Test, which will get underway at The Oval in London on 21 August.

Onions was named in the squads for the second and fourth matches, but did not feature in either XI, as England retained the same attack throughout en route to an unassailable three-nil series lead.

The right-armer, amid a promising spell which saw a mere 15 runs conceded in eight overs, broke a finger on his bowling hand during Sunday's Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture between Scotland and Durham at Titwood in Glasgow.

"Graham Onions has been ruled out of Durham's Yorkshire Bank 40 fixtures this week after he suffered a broken finger in the match against Scotland," read a statement from the county.

"Onions has a break in his little finger on his right hand in his knuckle joint, which was sustained in an attempt to catch the ball off his own bowling.

"At this stage, Onions is hoping to be fit to play in Durham's next County Championship match against Surrey, commencing on Thursday, 22 August."

The 30-year-old Onions, who debuted in 2009, has taken 32 wickets in nine Tests, the last of which was against the West Indies in Birmingham over a year ago.

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