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
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
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
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
Move Cook to No3 and look beyond Branderson: how England can win Ashes | Rob Smyth
A new challenge could revitalise Alastair Cook, wildcards in squads can help find the X-factor and the exits of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad must be staggeredThe search for Alastair Cook’s opening partner has overshad ...
Guardian Sunday, 14th January 2018, 9:00AM - Read article
Australia v England: first ODI – live!
Updates from the opening one-dayer of the series at the MCGThe Joy of Six: Nick Miller on 10th-wicket partnershipsAnd get in touch with Adam on email or tweet @collinsadam 2.54am GMT Australian XI: David Warner, Aaron Fi ...
Guardian Sunday, 14th January 2018, 2:54AM - Read article
England players must commit 100% to new ideas or face axe, says Joe Root
• Captain wants a plan put in place before the series in New Zealand• Root confirms that he will be one of 26 England players up for IPL auctionJoe Root has issued a stark warning that he will take a hard line on those E ...
Guardian Saturday, 13th January 2018, 11:47PM - Read article
Eoin Morgan working towards England’s long game before Australia ODI series
England’s ODI captain knows how important it is to separate the red and white ball portions of this tour before the series against AustraliaOn a Melbourne February morning in 2014, Eoin Morgan was perched on a bench outs ...
Guardian Saturday, 13th January 2018, 11:20AM - Read article
WBBL: Strikers get narrow win over Scorchers in Alice Springs
Strikers made to work hard in their chase, winning with one ball to spareAdelaide captain Suzie Bates treated for heat exhaustionAdelaide captain Suzie Bates overcame heat exhaustion to help the Strikers defeat the Perth ...
Guardian Saturday, 13th January 2018, 5:41AM - Read article
WBBL: Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers – live!
Updates from the match at Traeger Park, Alice SpringsGet in touch with Adam on email or via Twitter @collinsadam 1.05am GMT Covers off the pitch. Good news. TV broadcast has started on Network Ten. They have confirmed it ...
Guardian Saturday, 13th January 2018, 1:07AM - Read article
Eoin Morgan defends Trevor Bayliss before one-day series against Australia
• England limited-over captain lends support to under-fire head coach• ‘Trevor Bayliss has been brilliant for us,’ says Morgan before MCG opener Eoin Morgan has defended his head coach, Trevor Bayliss, before England’s O ...
Guardian Friday, 12th January 2018, 10:19PM - Read article
England seek ODI redemption against Australia after one-sided Ashes | Vithushan Ehantharajah
Five-match series and a squad of fresh faces give the under-fire Trevor Bayliss the chance to demonstrate his coaching credentials The tour that seemingly never ends has reached the halfway stage. The travel time from En ...
Guardian Friday, 12th January 2018, 3:41PM - Read article
Sports quiz of the week: big-hitters, champions, kayakers and the jungle
Who was sympathetic? Who was contrite? And who learned about white lines?Which player hit the most sixes in the 2017-18 Ashes?Stuart BroadSteve Smith Shaun Marsh Mitchell Starc In which city will two European Cup-winning ...
Guardian Friday, 12th January 2018, 1:20PM - Read article
Worcestershire appoint Sharp
Worcestershire have appointed former Yorkshire batsman Kevin Sharp as their new head coach.
Sky Sports Friday, 12th January 2018, 11:00AM - Read article
The Joy of Six: 10th-wicket partnerships in Test cricket | Nick Miller
An agonising and possibly unjust defeat, a one-handed batting performance and £34 to go towards church funds: six great final-wicket standsThe typical image of the last-wicket partnership is a batsman shepherding a tail- ...
Guardian Friday, 12th January 2018, 10:24AM - Read article
Eoin Morgan steers England one-day warm-up win over Australia XI
Cricket Australia XI 258-9 (50 overs); England 259-5 (40.5 overs)England win by five wickets as captain hits unbeaten 81 in SydneyEngland started to put their Ashes woes behind them as the one-day side beat a Cricket Aus ...
Guardian Thursday, 11th January 2018, 11:03AM - Read article
London Schools reforms after scandal and revitalises cricketing mission
The alma mater of Gooch, Compton and Emburey was rightly ostracised after scandal last year but its role is too important to be neglected, which is why a group of us have intervened to get it back on its feetFor 92 years ...
Guardian Thursday, 11th January 2018, 10:00AM - Read article
England call up Liam Livingstone for two-Test tour to New Zealand
• Lancashire batsman rewarded for strong county and Lions form• Mark Wood returns but Jake Ball, Tom Curran and Gary Ballance left outLiam Livingstone is the one new face in the 16-man England squad for the two-Test seri ...
Guardian Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 10:13PM - Read article
Soporific Ashes series may have been attritional but it still sells with ease | Andy Bull
The dead rubbers were harder to enjoy but while English TV audiences were limited, the paying public in Australia lapped it up and the hosts will do likewiseAn enthralling Test finished on Monday, 7,000 miles from Sydney ...
Guardian Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 12:56PM - Read article
Jos Buttler hails Trevor Bayliss for liberating England’s one-day players
• ‘Any coach who can make a player feel 10ft tall is fantastic,’ says Buttler• Alex Hales and Jason Roy to battle for spot in Sunday’s ODI v AustraliaJos Buttler says England’s one-day contingent will be sad to see head ...
Guardian Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 11:04AM - Read article