Onions demands one more Test

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Seamer Graham Onions has reiterated his ambition to be named in England's Ashes squad, which will be announced on Monday.

Seamer Graham Onions has reiterated his ambition to be named in England's Ashes squad, which will be announced on Monday.

Onions, who has not played a Test since June 2012, featured was on the brink of a recall for the fourth match against Australia earlier this year – but ultimately did not feature in the playing XI.

The right-arm fast bowler has since played a major role in Durham's County Championship Division One title-winning campaign, clinching 31 wickets in his last four first-class fixtures.

"I've still got a dream. I'm 31 now and I still have huge aspirations to play one more Test. I'm not going to lie. I'm not going to say I'm going to play another 50 Tests. But I want to play that one more game," said Onions.

"I am convinced that if I do get an opportunity, if I do get into that side then I've got a chance of staying in there. It will be up to me to stay in there. I know that if I perform well in county cricket I've always got a chance of playing for England. If I'm being completely honest I want to play for England."

"I didn't know the Ashes squad was getting picked, but of course I will be on tenterhooks. It would be fantastic. I want to play for England in Australia definitely. That's what keeps driving me to get out of bed in the morning.

"But it's not easy as we know from the last few years. I've not played a great deal of cricket for England. It's just a case of keeping on working as hard as I possibly can and getting better each season. I am convinced that eventually I will get into that side."

The Nottinghamshire Outlaws, meanwhile, trumped Glamorgan by 87 runs on Saturday to clinch the 2013 Yorkshire Bank 40 title at Lord's in London. England duo Stuart Broad and Samit Patel enjoyed outstanding performances, with the latter named Man of the Match.

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