LONDON:-It has taken almost 18 months and a couple of operations, but Chris Tremlett finally feels he is ready to return for the Investec Ashes series. England have yet to be entirely convinced that he can play a part. They have not named him in their squad to face Essex at Chelmsford, beginning on Sunday, preferring another tall fast bowler in Warwickshire's Boyd Rankin, but he remains of interest. Even when he was struggling to get out of bed and wondering if his career was over, he received encouraging phone calls from Andy Flower. –Agencies