Livingstone extends Lancs deal
Lancashire captain Liam Livingstone has extended his contract with the county until the end of the 2021 season.
Sky Sports Thursday, 14th December 2017, 11:50AM - Read article
Rhodes leaves Worcestershire
Worcestershire County Cricket Club have confirmed director of cricket Steve Rhodes has left the club with immediate effect.
Sky Sports Thursday, 14th December 2017, 11:33AM - Read article
Notts seamer Fletcher given all clear
Luke Fletcher has been given the all-clear to return to full training in January following the head injury he suffered in July.
Sky Sports Thursday, 14th December 2017, 11:07AM - Read article
The Anti-Sports Personality of the Year awards 2017
Before the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday celebrate the best of 2017, here are our anti-heroes from the sporting world this yearThe retiring Taylor’s last year on the PDC circuit has not been witho ...
Guardian Thursday, 14th December 2017, 11:00AM - Read article
Dawid Malan maiden century hands England strong start in third Ashes Test
• Stoneman and Bairstow played important innings in total of 305-4• Malan delivered the first hundred of England’s Ashes campaignOn a ground that has often been a graveyard for English cricket Dawid Malan kept alive hope ...
Guardian Thursday, 14th December 2017, 10:43AM - Read article
Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day one – live!
Updates from the first day at the Waca in the third Ashes TestICC admits allegations of Ashes spot-fixing plot are ‘of grave concern’Virtual reality gives ECB tantalising portrait of future Ashes seriesAnd feel free to e ...
Guardian Thursday, 14th December 2017, 2:59AM - Read article
ICC admits allegations of Ashes spot-fixing plot are ‘of grave concern’
• Newspaper report claims fixers offered to rig periods of play at third Test• Cricket Australia promises to co-operate fully with any investigationThe International Cricket Council has admitted allegations that the thir ...
Guardian Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 11:47PM - Read article
Andrew Strauss will not return to Ashes tour after his wife is diagnosed with cancer
• Director of England cricket to remain at home after third Test• Strauss flew home following second Test in AdelaideAndrew Strauss will not be returning to the Ashes tour of Australia after his wife was diagnosed with c ...
Guardian Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 10:16PM - Read article
‘C’mon, knock him over’ – the day Aussie sledging stopped me in my tracks | Vic Marks
Australia have hinted they will bring up the Ben Duckett affair in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth as they demonstrate their love of the art of mental disintegration that goes back a long wayIt took an awfu ...
Guardian Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 5:00PM - Read article
Virtual reality gives ECB tantalising portrait of future Ashes series | Tim Wigmore
The Guardian has a glimpse of the “potentially transformative tool for batsmen” seen by the England and Wales Cricket Board in a VR headset trial in BelfastJames Vince straps on his pads and gloves, and takes guard at th ...
Guardian Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 12:45PM - Read article
QUIZ: Name that cricket ground!
England have one ground on their mind at the moment – the WACA – as they look to keep the Ashes series alive.
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Joe Root denies rift between Jimmy Anderson and England’s Ashes coaches
• Anderson suggested coaches could have helped bowlers more in Adelaide• England unchanged at Waca but Jonny Bairstow will bat above Moeen AliJoe Root moved to quell suggestions of a rift between Jimmy Anderson and the c ...
Guardian Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 10:18AM - Read article
Australia’s Steve Smith says two more bad sessions can lose England the Ashes
• Australia captain says whitewash in sight if his team get on top in Perth• Mitchell Marsh set to replace Peter Handscomb for third Ashes TestSteve Smith has reminded England that the Ashes will change hands if they suf ...
Guardian Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 4:00AM - Read article
Australia revel in portrayal of England's Ashes tour as out of control | Geoff Lemon
Amid weaponised sanctimony about some of the tourists’ behaviour, the home side has gone quietly about its businessThe last week or two, Australia’s cricketers must have been sitting back chuckling with a mixture of sati ...
Guardian Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 3:41AM - Read article
Alastair Cook’s milestone Test doubles up as the ‘biggest game of our lives’
England opener, who will play his 150th Test, has never seen an England team work as hard and they will need to turn toil into triumph against a rampant Australia in Perth to stay in the AshesAlastair Cook is hoping his ...
Guardian Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
James Vince drives us crazy but other England batsmen’s flaws also maddening | Andy Bull
Modern coaching’s move away from the orthodoxies could help to explain the England No3’s failings – and why he has no ready replacementWay back when Duncan Fletcher had a column in the Guardian, I used to do his ghostwri ...
Guardian Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:59PM - Read article
Street-smart Pat Cummins can give the Waca a roaring Ashes farewell | Jason Gillespie
Fast bowler is a pleasure to watch having cleverly recalibrated after injury to resemble a 50-cap veteran as he prepares to pepper England in the third TestIt was during the second Ashes Test at the Waca in 1998 that I e ...
Guardian Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:06AM - Read article
Alastair Cook warns England must smarten up as third Ashes Test looms
• Cook will become first Englishman to reach 150 Test caps at Waca• ‘The world obviously changed’ after Stokes incident, admits CookAlastair Cook warns England must wise up to a changed world if they are to regain the re ...
Guardian Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:17AM - Read article
England players have let down Joe Root and must rebuild trust, says Bairstow
• ‘We’ve got a chance as a group to go out there and front up’• ‘Lads are still feeling positive’ despite trailing 2-0 in AshesJonny Bairstow accepts England’s players have let down their captain, Joe Root, and must rebu ...
Guardian Monday, 11th December 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
Australia’s Ashes angel Nathan Lyon has England in a spin before Waca Test | Vic Marks
A year ago the spinner was on the brink of being dropped – now he is the linchpin of the side whose fizzing deliveries are tormenting batsmenIt feels unprecedented before a big match at the Waca that batsmen should spend ...
Guardian Monday, 11th December 2017, 11:26AM - Read article