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Australia v England, third ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from third ODI, 3.20am (GMT) startRoot helps dominant England 2-0 up over AustraliaAnd you can mail Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 2.48am GMT The pitch is a belter and the weather is glorious, apart f ...

Guardian Sunday, 21st January 2018, 2:48AM - Read article


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Alex Hales cherishes payback time for England’s trust | Vithushan Ehantharajah

Nottinghamshire batsman says he learned lessons from incident involving Ben Stokes and he is already making amends“It’s been a long few months,” says Alex Hales. England took a 2-0 lead in the ODI series at Brisbane, Hal ...

Guardian Saturday, 20th January 2018, 10:00PM - Read article


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Joe Root guides dominant England to victory over Australia in second ODI

• Australia 270-9; England 274-6 • England win by four wickets with 5.4 overs to spareEngland came into this series wanting to win in different ways. So after a dominant performance in the first ODI, a nippier chase on a ...

Guardian Friday, 19th January 2018, 11:14AM - Read article


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Australia v England: second one-day international – live!

Updates from the match at the Gabba in BrisbaneThe Recap: sign up and get our email every FridayGet in touch on email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 4.22am GMT 14th over: Australia 82-0 (Finch 41, Smith 3) Fire and ice. Moeen ...

Guardian Friday, 19th January 2018, 4:22AM - Read article


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Downton returns for Kent role

Former England managing director Paul Downton has been appointed director of cricket at Kent.

Sky Sports Thursday, 18th January 2018, 1:22PM - Read article


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Trevor Bayliss says Ben Stokes will be welcomed back with open arms

• Head coach says T20 omission was purely sporting decision• Stokes will link up with side for forthcoming Twenty20 tri-seriesHead coach Trevor Bayliss has no doubt Ben Stokes will be welcomed back “with open arms” by th ...

Guardian Thursday, 18th January 2018, 8:53AM - Read article


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Great loss to cricket: Len Hutton to retire – archive, 1956

18 January 1956: Poor health has forced the England and Yorkshire cricketer, noted for his superb technique, to retire from the gameLen Hutton, the England and Yorkshire opening batsman and England’s professional captain ...

Guardian Thursday, 18th January 2018, 5:00AM - Read article


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The Final Word: how to make an Ashes summer more compelling – podcast

Now the dust has settled on the Ashes series, Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins welcome broadcaster Daniel Norcross to dissect the last few months of cricketWith Geoff now recovered from a stint in a Sydney hospital – where h ...

Guardian Thursday, 18th January 2018, 12:56AM - Read article


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Jonny Bairstow and England return to Gabba in lighter mood for second ODI

• England aim to take 2-0 lead over Australia in one-day series• Bairstow happy with form as opener since shift last summerJonny Bairstow returned to familiar surroundings in Brisbane on Wednesday. It was in the Gabba’s ...

Guardian Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 5:59PM - Read article


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Ben Stokes: ECB ruling raises more questions over their decision-making | Vic Marks

Decision to reinstate England all-rounder for series in New Zealand despite pending trial for affray has puzzling aspectsBen Stokes will be back in the fold and playing for England within four weeks. During the period wh ...

Guardian Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 5:32PM - Read article


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Ben Stokes: all-rounder cleared to play for England after affray charge

• Player can take part in Twenty20 tri-series and Test matches• Stokes had been suspended since incident in Bristol city centreBen Stokes will return to international cricket in February, after the ECB lifted his suspens ...

Guardian Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 11:01AM - Read article


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Sick Australian pair in doubt for Gabba ODI against England

Tim Paine and Josh Hazlewood both suffering from illness Door open for West Australian quick Jhye Richardson to debutTim Paine and Josh Hazlewood are in danger of missing Australia’s second one-day international against ...

Guardian Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 3:57AM - Read article


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England’s Test demise is no surprise as T20 generation follow the money | Andy Bull

England’s victory at the MCG showed the difference between the Test and one-day teams, and where the priorities lie for players for whom the red-ball game is no longer the pinnacleIt was 5C in London last Sunday, unless ...

Guardian Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 6:59PM - Read article


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Chris Silverwood ready to help bedraggled England step up the pace

• Bowling coach takes over and is tasked with rejuvenating attack• Mark Wood among bowlers to have caught Silverwood’s eye“There is pace in English cricket,” believes Chris Silverwood, the man now tasked with bringing it ...

Guardian Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 6:00PM - Read article


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Fraser's top English bowling talents

Alec Stewart has picked his top five young English batsmen to watch in 2018 - but they will need to be tested in county cricket by a host fine young bowlers.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 12:00PM - Read article


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Obstructing the field: as contentious a dismissal today as it was in 1893 | Simon Burnton

Whether in the Big Bash in 2018 or an English county game 125 years ago, when a batsman is given out obstructing the field it feels as if it’s not cricketFor those who have not seen it, it went something like this: Brisb ...

Guardian Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 11:07AM - Read article


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Moeen Ali: I felt I was letting down the team and fans during Ashes

• Spinner felt pressure after poor performance during Ashes • Moeen played important containing role with ball in ODI winFew players have had a tougher tour than Moeen Ali. A humbling Ashes series that brought only 179 r ...

Guardian Monday, 15th January 2018, 6:00PM - Read article


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Stewart's top English batting talents

As many cricketers return to the nets and begin their preparations for another county cricket season, Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart picks the batsmen he expects to shine in 2018.

Sky Sports Monday, 15th January 2018, 2:30PM - Read article


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Ben Stokes charged with affray over incident outside Bristol nightclub

• All-rounder will appear before Bristol magistrates at later date• Stokes missed Ashes but provisionally named in Twenty20 squadThe England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been charged with affray after an incident outside a ...

Guardian Monday, 15th January 2018, 2:09PM - Read article


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Jason Roy blasts England’s highest ODI score in five-wicket win over Australia

• First ODI: Australia 304-8 (50 overs); England 308-5 (48.5)• Roy hits 180 and Root makes 91* in five-wicket winThat’s one way to secure your first proper win of an Australia tour. The Ashes may be gone but England kick ...

Guardian Sunday, 14th January 2018, 11:53AM - Read article


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