England v South Africa: third Test, day two – live!
Over-by-over updates from the second day at the OvalEmail email@example.com with your thoughtsThe full scorecard from The OvalDay one reaction from Ali Martin and Barney Ronay 11.28am BST 65th over: England 183-5 ...
Guardian Friday, 28th July 2017, 11:28AM - Read article
Sports quiz of the week: losers, dogs, fights and a world record at 10am
Who celebrated defeat? Who won without winning? And who was unlucky?• Premier League at 25: the big quizWhich football manager said: "It’s very important to lose in pre-season" – after losing?Pep GuardiolaZinedine Zidane ...
Guardian Friday, 28th July 2017, 11:19AM - Read article
Where are all the great books about women in sport? | Emma John
Now that England’s women’s cricket team are world champions, it’s high time literature caught upThere was a time when an England cricket team winning the Women’s World Cup was an “And finally …” item, the sort of thing t ...
Guardian Friday, 28th July 2017, 6:58AM - Read article
Northeast leads Kent to victory
Captain Sam Northeast’s half-century helped Kent to a seven-wicket victory (DLS) over Somerset in a rain-affected NatWest T20 Blast clash at Canterbury.
Sky Sports Thursday, 27th July 2017, 11:40PM - Read article
England’s Tom Westley feels familiar admiration for defiant Alastair Cook
• Former England captain impresses Essex team-mate on Test debut• Tourists keep up the pressure after Trent Bridge victoryAlastair Cook has his sights trained on what would be a 31st Test hundred after the opener deliver ...
Guardian Thursday, 27th July 2017, 9:42PM - Read article
Watching Alastair Cook at the crease has reassuring quality of Englishness | Barney Ronay
The former captain showed he has plenty of batting life with a defiant stand against a disciplined South Africa attack on the opening dayShortly after lunch at The Oval, Alastair Cook leaned back like a man settling into ...
Guardian Thursday, 27th July 2017, 8:18PM - Read article
It would be wrong to pass judgment too soon on England’s Test newcomers
After a rain-interrupted first day of the third Test against South Africa the evidence suggests that England’s selectors are set for a nervous time as they look ahead to the winter’s Ashes seriesThere are few more viscer ...
Guardian Thursday, 27th July 2017, 7:50PM - Read article
Alastair Cook props up wobbly England amid South Africa’s pace barrage
• Third Test, day one: England 171-4 v South Africa• Cook unbeaten on 82 when rain curtails day oneThis was a grubby, grey day of Test cricket, in which there was no doubting the desire of the England team to dig in and ...
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Clare Connor says cricket must seize initiative after World Cup success
• Sponsorship opportunities must be taken, says ECB director• ICC member calls on the sport to expand women’s game in IndiaIn the afterglow of the World Cup triumph the England and Wales Cricket Board director of women’s ...
Guardian Thursday, 27th July 2017, 3:05PM - Read article
Knight set for commentary debut
Less than a week on from leading England Women to a thrilling World Cup triumph at Lord’s, captain Heather Knight is back on Sky Sports Cricket, this time as part of our commentary team for the NatWest T20 Blas ...
Sky Sports Thursday, 27th July 2017, 2:27PM - Read article
England v South Africa: third Test, day one – live!
Over-by-over updates from the first day’s play at the OvalFull scorecard: all the details from the third TestAnd feel free to email Tim or tweet @timdelisle 12.12pm BST 15th over: England 44-1 (Cook 28, Westley 16) Faf d ...
Guardian Thursday, 27th July 2017, 12:13PM - Read article
WATCH: Young fan takes amazing catch
A young cricket fan took a brilliant crowd catch when James Weighell hit a huge six off the final ball as Yorkshire beat Durham in the T20 Blast.
Sky Sports Thursday, 27th July 2017, 10:47AM - Read article
Cricket Australia chief suggests independent arbitration to resolve pay dispute
Independent panel could decide matter if agreement cannot be reached James Sutherland still hopeful a deal can be found before early next weekAustralian cricket’s pay dispute is headed towards the “fair-minded solution” ...
Guardian Thursday, 27th July 2017, 7:06AM - Read article
Yorkshire pile woe on Durham
Yorkshire maintained their strong pursuit of a quarter-final berth in the NatWest T20 Blast with another home win, this time against beleaguered Durham as they routinely defended a 153 target.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 10:40PM - Read article
Women’s cricket will never be the same again | Letter
Allan Friswell laments the inevitable influx of big money to the women’s game after England’s World Cup victoryWomen’s cricket so far has been free of all the grime and shenanigans that big money invariably brings to spo ...
Guardian Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 7:34PM - Read article
Clarke to rejoin Surrey
Surrey have announced the signing of all-rounder Rikki Clarke from Warwickshire on a two-year deal to take effect next season.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 5:50PM - Read article
South Africa to apply pressure principle to England and their debutants
• Faf du Plessis: Tom Westley will face different attack to a warm-up game• Captain sees parallels with successful South Africa series in Australia in 2016Tom Westley may have tasted the delights of a century ag ...
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England return to South Africa’s happy hunting ground nervy but with new faces
England still to decide between Liam Dawson and Dawid Malan as they seek to bounce back from Nottingham defeat in third Test at the OvalIt must have been a long week for the England cricketers – the men, that is. While t ...
Guardian Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 1:28PM - Read article
Toby Roland-Jones replaces Mark Wood for England in third South Africa Test
• Middlesex fast bowler will make Test debut at the Oval• Wood is ruled out with ongoing heel problemToby Roland-Jones will make his England Test debut against South Africa at The Oval after Mark Wood was ruled out throu ...
Guardian Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 1:21PM - Read article
Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? | Marina Hyde
Hours after England women’s World Cup cricket success people were asking what our pampered footballers could learn from it, while it was suggested Johanna Konta could teach José Mourinho’s players about playing through i ...
Guardian Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 11:10AM - Read article