Australia fall to series defeat after 24-run loss to New Zealand in third ODI
New Zealand 281-9; Australia 257 (from 47 overs) in HamiltonDefeat puts Australia’s No 1 ODI ranking at riskAustralia relinquished the Chappell-Hadlee trophy and potentially the No1 ODI ranking, with Mitchell Starc unabl ...
Guardian Sunday, 5th February 2017, 6:13AM - Read article
South Africa defy swarm of bees to beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets
• Beekeeeper to rescue as South Africa wrap up ODI series 3-0• Players on both teams fall to the floor in evasive action at WanderersA swarm of bees at the Wanderers proved only a temporary delay for South Africa as they ...
Guardian Sunday, 5th February 2017, 12:19AM - Read article
New Zealand v Australia: third one-day international – live!
Live updates on the match at Seddon Park in HamiltonEmail Sam or get let him know your thoughts @sjjperry 11.37pm GMT 22nd over: New Zealand 118-2 (Taylor 32, Brownlie 45)Taylor looks in a hurry here. He can’t find the b ...
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Infuriating England can rise as quickly as Mike Gatting’s Invincibles fell | Vic Marks
The 30th anniversary of England’s all-conquering Ashes tour and the side’s rapid descent into disarray is a reminder of how fast fortunes can change in cricketFor all the sixes and the promises of a brave new dynamic wor ...
Guardian Saturday, 4th February 2017, 12:36PM - Read article
ICC agrees plan for nine-team Test championship spread over two years
• Competition could begin in 2019 with first final scheduled for 2021• ODI league of 13 teams to decide World Cup places also in pipelineThe International Cricket Council has moved closer towards providing Test cricket w ...
Guardian Friday, 3rd February 2017, 5:57PM - Read article
Diamonds role for Grayson
Yorkshire Diamonds have appointed Paul Grayson as head coach ahead of the Kia Super League season.
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Jack Leach: ‘I don’t want to be thought of as a cheat … I have made changes’
The Somerset bowler has worked hard through the winter to iron out a kink in his action after it was questioned and is focused on the England LionsJack Leach is convinced the kink in his bowling action that prevented a c ...
Guardian Friday, 3rd February 2017, 9:53AM - Read article
Ex-Test umpire Lou Rowan, known for role in John Snow affair, dies at 91
Rowan was known for the Test in which John Snow was attacked by a fan1970-71 England captain Ray Illingworth walked his side from the fieldAustralia’s oldest former Test umpire Lou Rowan has died, aged 91. Rowan, remembe ...
Guardian Friday, 3rd February 2017, 6:38AM - Read article
England’s whirlwind white-ball tour of India tantalises despite clear frustration | Barney Ronay
It is possible to argue England could have won every short?form game before that final thrashing had they not been undone by a series of improbable eventsTake the positives out of that then. Better to burn out than fade ...
Guardian Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
Australia and New Zealand ODI called off due to unsafe outfield in Napier
Second one-day international abandoned in farcical scenes at NapierFans kept in dark for hours as soggy outfield made pay unsafeAustralia’s ODI against New Zealand in Napier has ended in farcical fashion, with play aband ...
Guardian Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 6:30AM - Read article
New Zealand v Australia: second one-day international – live!
Live updates on the match at McLean Park in NapierEmail Adam or get let him know your thoughts @collinsadam 2.19am GMT Next inspection: half an hour from now. So, 3:45pm local time. Have a song while you do the maths on ...
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Union hits back after Cameron White's career labelled nothing 'earth shattering'
Australia’s chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns rebuked by players unionWhite had criticised Cricket Australia over its selection policiesThe player’s union has come out swinging against Cricket Australia and selector Tre ...
Guardian Wednesday, 1st February 2017, 11:02PM - Read article
Eoin Morgan: England ‘weren’t good enough’ in crushing T20 defeat by India
• Captain laments lack of reward for some powerful white-ball displays on tour• Morgan and Root out to successive balls to spark dramatic batting collapseEoin Morgan made no attempt to hide his disappointment after Engla ...
Guardian Wednesday, 1st February 2017, 7:48PM - Read article
England collapse hands India a clean sweep of Test, ODI and T20 series
• Third T20 international: India 202-6; England 127• India win by 75 runs (win series 2-1)• Full scorecard from the matchEngland’s cricketers will leave India defeated on every front after collapsing spectacularly in the ...
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Aussies call tearful Klinger
Gloucestershire star Michael Klinger admitted he could not hold back the tears after being given his first Australia call-up at the age of 36.
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India v England: third T20 international – live!
Twenty20 international updates from the decider in BangaloreBarney Ronay: Joe Root ready for climactic shootout with IndiaAnd feel free to email Tom or tweet @tomdaviesE17 3.36pm GMT 3rd over: England 25-1 (Roy 14, Root ...
Guardian Wednesday, 1st February 2017, 3:36PM - Read article
Chris Lynn named in Australia's T20 squad for Sri Lanka series despite injury
Michael Klinger, 36, also included in squad for three-match seriesBilly Stanlake, Jyhe Richardson and Ashton Turner could debutChris Lynn has been named in Australia’s T20 squad for the series against Sri Lanka despite s ...
Guardian Wednesday, 1st February 2017, 12:05AM - Read article
West Indies’ Andre Russell given one-year ban for doping test rule breach
• Andre Russell found guilty of doping whereabouts violation• All-rounder has played in World T20 and five tournaments since being chargedAndre Russell, the globetrotting West Indies all-rounder, has been banned from cri ...
Guardian Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 6:20PM - Read article
England’s Joe Root ready for big-scoring climactic T20 battle with India
• Root says England know ‘what we need to do’• Batsman happy for controversial umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin to standAfter five matches, three weeks and an endless seam of hysterically-received sky-bound swipes of the w ...
Guardian Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 2:52PM - Read article
'Chanderpaul aids youth policy'
When the news broke on Friday that Lancashire had signed Shivnarine Chanderpaul, it caused quite the stir among the cricketing community.
Sky Sports Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 2:09PM - Read article