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Jermaine Blackwood gives West Indies hope despite absent friends | Andy Bull

Touring side’s innings defeat by England highlighted absence of Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and more, but Blackwood showed all is not lostThere will be a few reasons to remember this game, the first day-night Test held in ...

Guardian Saturday, 19th August 2017, 11:45PM - Read article


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Joe Root says ‘extremely privileged’ to play with England history-makers

• ‘It was fantastic team effort,’ says captain after thrashing West Indies• Stuart Broad moves above Ian Botham to second in wicket-takers’ listJoe Root put England’s crushing three-day victory over West Indies in their ...

Guardian Saturday, 19th August 2017, 11:23PM - Read article


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England overwhelm West Indies as Stuart Broad passes Ian Botham’s mark

• England, 514-8, beat West Indies, 168 & 137, by an innings and 209 runs• 19 wickets fall on day three of first Test, England’s inaugural day-night matchEngland completed an overwhelming victory in their inaugur ...

Guardian Saturday, 19th August 2017, 9:08PM - Read article


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England v West Indies: day-night Test at Edgbaston, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from the third day of the pink-ball TestEmail Adam or tweet @collinsadam with your thoughtsCook’s mighty 243 puts England in control on day two 1.53pm BST YJB and Moeen. In a Sky pre-recorded thing, ...

Guardian Saturday, 19th August 2017, 1:53PM - Read article


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Glamorgan great Don Shepherd dies

Glamorgan's leading wicket-taker Don Shepherd has died at the age of 90.

Sky Sports Saturday, 19th August 2017, 12:03PM - Read article


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Hungry Alastair Cook works up an appetite for West Indies’ buffet bowling | Andy Bull

England batsman was quite happy to leave a lot of what the tourists served, certain as he was that something altogether more tempting would soon appearThere was a moment, early on the first afternoon of this Test, when t ...

Guardian Saturday, 19th August 2017, 9:30AM - Read article


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NatWest T20 Blast round-up

Leicestershire claimed a thrilling two-run victory over North Group winners Nottinghamshire to seal a place in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

Sky Sports Friday, 18th August 2017, 10:50PM - Read article


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Alastair Cook masterclass was inspiring, says Ashes hopeful Dawid Malan

• England newcomer hails Cook’s ‘fantastic’ double ton v West Indies• Malan admits he needed half-century after mixed start to Test careerDawid Malan conceded he did not look like scoring a run in the series against Sout ...

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Alastair Cook’s mighty 243 puts England firmly in control against West Indies

• First Test, day two: England 514-8 dec; West indies 44-1• Cook reaches his fourth double Test centuryThe great players tend to play in the same way whatever the situation. Hence anyone meandering into Edgbaston on Frid ...

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England v West Indies: day-night Test at Edgbaston, day two – live!

Over-by-over coverage from the second day of the pink-ball TestTrollied by Trunch: Edgbaston fans toast new day-night scheduleFeel free to contact Rob at rob.smyth@theguardian.com 2.37pm BST 99th over: England 364-3 (Coo ...

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Australia's Ashes hopes dealt blow with Meg Lanning ruled out through injury

Captain to miss eight months after undergoing shoulder surgeryUnclear who will lead Australia in multi-format series against EnglandAustralia have suffered a huge blow to their women’s cricket Ashes chances, with captain ...

Guardian Friday, 18th August 2017, 3:01AM - Read article


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Alastair Cook: Genius Joe Root is the best I’ve ever played with

• Former skipper lauds current captain after 248-run stand• Hosts dominate first day-night Test in England against West IndiesJoe Root was lauded a genius by Alastair Cook and the best England batsman he has batted along ...

Guardian Thursday, 17th August 2017, 11:29PM - Read article


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Lyth hits record domestic T20 score

Adam Lyth blasted 161 from 73 balls, the highest individual score in domestic T20 cricket, as Yorkshire came up just shy of the all-time record total to beat Northamptonshire by 124 runs in the NatWest T20 Blast.

Sky Sports Thursday, 17th August 2017, 10:30PM - Read article


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Trollied by Trunch: Edgbaston fans toast new day-night schedule | Andy Bull

Playing the first Test under the lights was a little discombobulating for spectators but, as the cops and robbers, Mario Brothers and Jamaican bobsleigh team discovered, it did mean they could go on drinking for longerAt ...

Guardian Thursday, 17th August 2017, 10:21PM - Read article


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Cook and Root shine for England against West Indies in day-night Test

• First Test, day one: England 348-3 v West Indies• Cook unbeaten on 153; Root out late for 136The game was not transformed by all the hullaballoo about the unusual format. No matter what time it starts class will out. S ...

Guardian Thursday, 17th August 2017, 9:48PM - Read article


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Captain dependable Joe Root hits another landmark score for England | Ali Martin

In setting an England record of scoring 50 in 11 successive Tests despite having to face the new ball again, Root showed demands of leadership lie easy with himNestled within Joe Root’s serene cruise to a 13th Test centu ...

Guardian Thursday, 17th August 2017, 8:54PM - Read article


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England v West Indies: day-night Test at Edgbaston, day one – live!

Over-by-over updates from the first Test of the seriesEmail Vish or tweet @Vitu_E with your thoughtsMemory Lane: England v West Indies – in pictures 2.39pm BST Out on review, which is a nonsense – how did Marais Erasmus ...

Guardian Thursday, 17th August 2017, 2:39PM - Read article


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Memory Lane: England v West Indies – in pictures

Before the historic day-night Test between England and West Indies we’ve had a rummage through the archives to look at some of their clashes from yesteryearThe scariest Test England ever played: terror at the hands of We ...

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A referee's-eye view of Real Madrid, baseball cat and slo-mo overtaking

This week’s roundup also features it all kicking off in pre-season NFL training, some blinding catches and a golfer taking one for the team1) It might look like one of those adverts where a member of the public is chucke ...

Guardian Thursday, 17th August 2017, 10:00AM - Read article


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Joe Root calls on England players to adapt and thrive with pink ball

• England captain wants team to put aside preconceived ideas about ball• ‘It is important not to look too far into it and have too many theories’Joe Root called on his England players to think on their feet before Thursd ...

Guardian Wednesday, 16th August 2017, 6:05PM - Read article


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