Where has it all gone wrong for England and how can they fix it? | Rob Smyth
A thumping defeat at Lord’s by Pakistan in mid-May has set alarm bells ringing and raised concerns about the methodologyNever mind The Hundred; English cricket is in dire need of any old hundred. The inability of England ...
Guardian Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 10:00AM - Read article
Ferguson blasts Worcs to record win
Worcestershire completed the highest successful run-chase in English one-day cricket thanks to debutant Callum Ferguson's incredible 192 from 143 balls against Leicestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Sky Sports Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 7:50PM - Read article
Eoin Morgan ruled out of West Indies T20 fundraiser after breaking finger
• England limited-overs captain injured fielding for Middlesex• ICC to introduce tough new guidelines on player behaviourEoin Morgan has withdrawn from the World XI’s T20 match against West Indies at Lord’s on Thursday b ...
Guardian Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 6:24PM - Read article
A stitch in time would save the Sport section | Letters
Ken Livingstone | Keeping Guardian pages together | Young cricketers | Spot fixing | Thanking bus driversDuring the last two years of lies and smears it’s been encouraging that the Guardian always accurately reported on ...
Guardian Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 6:22PM - Read article
Cricket looks the loser after series of loose allegations from al-Jazeera | Andy Bull
The Qatar-based broadcaster has bundled three separate claims of malpractice into one documentary, bought some of its information from a self-proclaimed crook and seems likely to have plenty more explaining to doThe stor ...
Guardian Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 3:00PM - Read article
Morgan fractures finger
England one-day and Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan has suffered a fractured finger and will miss Thursday's Rest of the World XI v West Indies T20.
Sky Sports Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 2:45PM - Read article
Cricket is natural choice to be a world leader on climate change | The Spin
The sport has an bond with the land that few other field sports do and Thursday’s game at Lord’s can put the environment centre stageSign up for The Spin or re-subscribe hereIn September 2017 Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime ...
Guardian Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 12:55PM - Read article
County cricket talking points: One-Day Cup throws up a few surprises
Worcestershire and Derbyshire are leading the north group, with Hampshire making the early running down southBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe Royal London Cup north group table is beginning to take on a shape ...
Guardian Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 11:39AM - Read article
David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to play in NT competition
Batsmen to feature in Darwin tournament during JulyBans cover international, state and BBL cricketBanned cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up for the Northern Territory’s Strike League. Warner will ...
Guardian Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 2:03AM - Read article
ICC intends to interview the players allegedly involved in spot-fixing
• ICC officials to meet al-Jazeera over undercover investigation• The five England and Australia players remain unnamedThe unnamed England and Australia cricketers alleged to have been involved in spot-fixing by al-Jazee ...
Guardian Monday, 28th May 2018, 6:22PM - Read article
Lord’s humbling should remind ECB it is easier to sell a winning team | Vic Marks
England’s crushing defeat highlighted how red-ball cricket’s marginalisation in this country is damaging the development of Test players – but Pakistan’s victory was a triumphFor the romantic rather than the English patr ...
Guardian Monday, 28th May 2018, 3:30PM - Read article
England drop Mark Stoneman for Keaton Jennings after Pakistan defeat
• Jennings will open with Alastair Cook at Headingley• Ed Smith opts against drastic changes for second TestEngland have responded to the dismal nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan at Lord’s by dropping Mark Stoneman and reca ...
Guardian Monday, 28th May 2018, 9:00AM - Read article
'No credible evidence' to corruption claims, says Cricket Australia
Documentary alleges links with Australian playersLast year’s Test in Ranchi one of several to be questionedCricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says there is no credible evidence linking Australian players ...
Guardian Monday, 28th May 2018, 1:48AM - Read article
Kent edge out Hampshire by one run
Hampshire remain top of the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group despite slipping up for the first time as they were edged out in a tense finish against Kent.
Sky Sports Sunday, 27th May 2018, 8:00PM - Read article
Joe Root: 'We have to be better. Simple as that.' – video
Joe Root says England were 'collectively under par' in their chastening nine wicket defeat to Pakistan on the fourth day of the opening Test at Lord's.The brief spell of optimism late on the third day when Jos Buttler an ...
Guardian Sunday, 27th May 2018, 6:58PM - Read article
Pakistan’s slick victory over muddled England offers sense of upside down
Corruption allegations cast shadow over day’s play but touring side have their house in order while England are in a messThe first Test finished just after noon on Sunday when the sun was at its zenith. There seemed to b ...
Guardian Sunday, 27th May 2018, 6:36PM - Read article
Chennai spot-fixing allegation is outrageous, say England’s Bayliss and Root
• al-Jazeera documentary alleged batting go-slow by England• Australia and Sri Lanka also accused of and deny malpracticeAllegations of spot-fixing by three England cricketers during a Test in India 18 months ago have be ...
Guardian Sunday, 27th May 2018, 5:55PM - Read article
Joe Root urges England supporters to keep faith with the players
• England lost the first Test to Pakistan by nine wickets at Lord’s• Root: ‘We know we’re underperforming. It’s very difficult to take’Joe Root urged England supporters to “keep the faith” with his ailing Test side after ...
Guardian Sunday, 27th May 2018, 5:10PM - Read article
Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL final 2018 – live!
Over-by-over commentary from the IPL decider in MumbaiPakistan thump woeful England in first TestAli Martin: Hundred trials could take place in UAEEmail your thoughts to email@example.com 3.54pm BST Bravo’s first ...
Guardian Sunday, 27th May 2018, 3:54PM - Read article
Pakistan blow away woeful England to seal crushing victory in first Test
• England 184 and 242; Pakistan 363 and 66-1• Abbas and Amir fire Pakistan to nine-wicket winAfter that little oasis of serenity on Saturday evening, England reverted to type. In the space of 25 minutes wild hopefulness ...
Guardian Sunday, 27th May 2018, 1:08PM - Read article