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Brian McFadden’s dress sense | Antimaterialism | Amazon jargon | Restaurant names | Marshmallow test | Brian CloseI’m so sorry Brian McFadden found it difficult to make good clothes choices when he went solo but I didn’t ...
Guardian Sunday, 3rd June 2018, 5:50PM - Read article
Dom Bess picks up maiden Test wickets as England beat Pakistan by an innings
• Three-day defeat at Headingley ends series in 1-1 draw• Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 80 handed control to EnglandIt is a pity there is no third Test. This one at Headingley was a mirror image of the match at Lord’s except th ...
Guardian Sunday, 3rd June 2018, 4:45PM - Read article
Bumble, Beefy's all-time overseas XIs
It is 50 years since overseas players were first introduced to county cricket and to mark the occasion Sir Ian Botham and David 'Bumble' Lloyd picked their all-time XIs.
Sky Sports Sunday, 3rd June 2018, 11:50AM - Read article
England v Pakistan: second Test, day three – live!
Live updates from the third day of the second TestYou can email Adam with your thoughts or tweet @collinsadamDay two report: England build promising leadAli Martin: all-round displays by Shadab and Bess bode well 10.34am ...
Guardian Sunday, 3rd June 2018, 10:34AM - Read article
All-round displays by Shadab and Bess set tone for fruitful future | Ali Martin
These are early days in the players’ careers but there is already evidence they possess requisite talent, technique and temperament to push for promotionsThere may be a couple of imposters in this Test series who go by t ...
Guardian Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 9:03PM - Read article
Dom Bess and Jos Buttler impress as England turn screw on Pakistan
• Second Test, day two: Pakistan 174; England 302-7• Bess top-scores with 49 as hosts take complete controlEngland ended a rain-shortened day in a dominant position on 302 for seven, even if they got there by an unusual ...
Guardian Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 7:41PM - Read article
England to face Ireland in four-day Lord’s Test in 2019
• Fixture slated to take to place between World Cup and Ashes• ECB confirms that talks are under wayEngland look set to host Ireland for a four-day Test match next summer, with the fixture slated to take to place at Lord ...
Guardian Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 4:35PM - Read article
England v Pakistan: start of day two of second Test delayed by rain – live!
Over-by-over updates from the action at HeadingleyRain delays start of second day’s playSign up for The Spin, our weekly cricket emailEmail email@example.com with any thoughts 11.12am BST It’s still raining I’m o ...
Guardian Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 11:12AM - Read article
Holders Notts' One-Day Cup hopes stay alive
Royal London One-Day Cup holders Nottinghamshire held their nerve in a tight tussle with Worcestershire to claim a vital win over the North Group leaders.
Sky Sports Friday, 1st June 2018, 8:40PM - Read article
Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson put England on top against Pakistan
• Second Test, day one: Pakistan 174 all out; England 106-2• Sam Curran takes wicket on Test debut as ball swings all dayThe International Cricket Council is contemplating the virtues of getting rid of the toss in Test c ...
Guardian Friday, 1st June 2018, 6:52PM - Read article
Stuart Broad sets a bowling standard that was missing at Lord’s | Ali Martin
Bowler took advantage of classic Leeds conditions with three Pakistan wickets in a display that defied talk of Test omissionIt may not be until the autobiographies are ghosted down the line that there will be full disclo ...
Guardian Friday, 1st June 2018, 6:34PM - Read article
England v Pakistan: second Test, day one – live!
Over-by-over updates from the Headingley TestVic Marks: defeat could spell big trouble for England and BaylissSend Nick an email | Tweet @NickMiller79 12.09pm BST As they have a drink, here’s John Starbuck:“I just caught ...
Guardian Friday, 1st June 2018, 12:09PM - Read article
VOTE: PCA Player of Month for May
Lancashire's Keaton Jennings has celebrated his international recall by being shortlisted for the Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Month for May along with Sussex all-rounder Ollie Robinson and Kent pai ...
Sky Sports Friday, 1st June 2018, 9:00AM - Read article
Livingstone, Hameed lead Lancs to win
Liam Livingstone and Haseeb Hameed made light work of the chase as Lancashire thrashed Leicestershire by nine wickets in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Sky Sports Thursday, 31st May 2018, 6:20PM - Read article
Defeat at Headingley could spell big trouble for England and coach Bayliss
There would be huge relief at the beleaguered ECB if England could square the Pakistan series but there is no guarantee of that, especially since the fitness of Ben Stokes is in doubtThe Headingley Test has become a spic ...
Guardian Thursday, 31st May 2018, 4:20PM - Read article
England’s Ben Stokes faces fitness test prior to second Test against Pakistan
• All-rounder suffered tight hamstring during England practice• Surrey’s Sam Curran called up as cover for Headingley matchBen Stokes is to have a scan on his left hamstring and is likely to face a fitness test on the mo ...
Guardian Thursday, 31st May 2018, 11:15AM - Read article
Could it be that Alastair Cook is a tricky co-pilot as a Test opener? | Tim de Lisle
Keaton Jennings is back for the sequel as the former captain’s opening partner against Pakistan on Friday, which may be a timely moment for a word in the Chef’s earFor the English cricket fan, May is supposed to bring ba ...
Guardian Thursday, 31st May 2018, 10:00AM - Read article
Fisher sinks Derbyshire: RLODC review
Matthew Fisher was the hero as Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by two wickets with a ball to spare in a dramatic Royal London One-Day Cup clash at Derby.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 10:40PM - Read article
ICC chief applies a positive spin at 2019 World Cup launch
• Street cricket at party in Brick Lane kicks off countdown• ‘It is challenge keeping formats from cannibalising each other’It is a brave move to stage a World Cup in a country where the chairman of the board believes “t ...
Guardian Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 6:32PM - Read article
Jimmy Anderson tells England team-mates to ignore critics
• ‘I don’t think there is a problem. A bit of luck can turn it round’• England must win Headingley Test to square Pakistan seriesJimmy Anderson has offered a bullish defence of England’s Test side, insisting there is “no ...
Guardian Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 6:12PM - Read article