Joe Root backs Jennings to make runs for England in Old Trafford Test
• England captain impressed by the maturity shown by under-fire opener• Jennings’ place under scrutiny following difficult series against the ProteasEngland captain Joe Root has been impressed by the maturity shown by un ...
Guardian Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 2:11PM - Read article
England aim to seal South Africa series and end search for final Test victory | Vic Marks
England will be desperate to end a sorry sequence of final Test defeats when they meet South Africa on Friday at Old TraffordA draw at Old Trafford is all England need to win the series against South Africa but that woul ...
Guardian Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 2:04PM - Read article
Madsen wins PCA award for July
Derbyshire batsman Wayne Madsen has been voted the Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Month for July.
Sky Sports Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 1:10PM - Read article
Ashes saved as peace deal is brokered in Australian cricket pay dispute
In principle agreement brings an end to months of uncertaintyDetails of new deal to be announced on ThursdayThe bitter pay dispute that has played out so acrimoniously in public and threatened to derail the Australian su ...
Guardian Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 6:23AM - Read article
Rain ruins Grace Road clash
Rain forced the NatWest T20 Blast match between Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire at Grace Road to be abandoned after the Outlaws had posted 210-8.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 10:10PM - Read article
Sibley to join Warwickshire
Dom Sibley will join Warwickshire at the end of the 2017 season after rejecting a new three-year deal at Surrey.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 9:03PM - Read article
South Africa ‘had a few hard chats’ after third Test, says Vernon Philander
• Bowler says tourists need to be stronger with bat in Friday’s fourth Test• England may recall Laim Dawson to side for Old TraffordVernon Philander has admitted South Africa “had a few hard chats” in the wake of the 239 ...
Guardian Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
Berg extends Hants deal
Hampshire all-rounder Gareth Berg has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 3:57PM - Read article
Sky Live: Middlesex v Hampshire
Craig Kieswetter and Michael Lumb will be in the Pod for Thursday's NatWest T20 Blast match between Middlesex and Hampshire in a reunion of the opening partnership that helped take England to the World Twenty20 ...
Sky Sports Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 3:25PM - Read article
Sky Live: Leicester v Notts
Leicestershire started the NatWest T20 Blast in great form, winning their first four matches, but four straight defeats has left them in seventh place in the North Group.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 2:00PM - Read article
Birmingham top after win
Aaron Thomason held his nerve to defend 13 from the final over as Birmingham Bears beat Northamptonshire by two runs at Wantage Road to go top of the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 11:00AM - Read article
Steve Smith warns Bangladesh boycott still an option amid cricket pay dispute
Australian captain reiterates deal must be done before two-Test tourAgreement reportedly close but still a ‘few things to finalise’, says SmithAustralian players will not travel to Bangladesh for a two-Test tour starting ...
Guardian Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 1:47AM - Read article
A brief history of bearded cricketers | Letters
Energy prices | Moeen Ali | Prudish chemists | Gay chants | LiberalismIt is disappointing to see such a large price rise from British Gas (Report, 1 August), but let’s not slam these suppliers for being greedy. They’re i ...
Guardian Tuesday, 1st August 2017, 7:13PM - Read article
Ben Stokes says winning matches more important than emulating Flintoff
• Oval man of the match up to fifth in the all-rounder world rankings• Stokes says result means more to him than any personal contributionBen Stokes may have been the driving force behind England’s rollicking win over So ...
Guardian Tuesday, 1st August 2017, 6:20PM - Read article
Can England be too good at cricket? | Tim Dowling
Taking the kids straight from school to an England test match a Monday afternoon – what could possibly go wrong? • Tim Dowling is a Guardian columnistThe first time I did it I felt like a hero: I picked my sons up from p ...
Guardian Tuesday, 1st August 2017, 5:06PM - Read article
As Roland-Jones showed us, it’s rotation that makes the sporting world go round | Rob Smyth
England’s cricket selectors need to follow Alex Ferguson, whose tinkering helped him get the best out of his Manchester United stars on the big occasionsIn Fight Club, his incendiary rumination on the existential thrill ...
Guardian Tuesday, 1st August 2017, 2:11PM - Read article
Moeen Ali: ‘If it wasn’t for cricket I don’t know what I’d be doing now’
The hat-trick England spinner describes how a junior club in Birmingham kept him off the streets and off drugs, his father’s distressing experience of racism and how his high profile helps counter negativity regarding Is ...
Guardian Tuesday, 1st August 2017, 12:30PM - Read article
‘X-rays are a waste of money,’ says Dean Elgar after painful show of defiance
The opener’s 136 in the third Test despite a suspected broken finger displayed traditional South African grit but also highlighted his side’s batting weaknessThe battered and bruised hands of Dean Elgar told their own st ...
Guardian Monday, 31st July 2017, 8:44PM - Read article
Moeen Ali delights in first non-football hat-trick that seals England win
• Spinner is first man since 1902 to end Test with hat-trick• Joe Root praises man-of-the-match Ben Stokes’ growing maturityMoeen Ali had previously savoured the delight of a hat-trick only during England’s football warm ...
Guardian Monday, 31st July 2017, 7:30PM - Read article
VOTE: PCA Player of Month for July
England internationals Joe Denly, Alex Hales and David Willey and Derbyshire batsman Wayne Madsen have been shortlisted for the Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Month Award for July.
Sky Sports Monday, 31st July 2017, 3:06PM - Read article