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England Cricket News

Jan 18

Paul Downton: Kent name ex-England wicketkeeper as director of cricket

Kent appoint Paul Downton, who spent 18 months as managing director of the ECB, as their new director of cricket.

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Jan 18

Great loss to cricket: Len Hutton to retire – archive, 1956

18 January 1956: Poor health has forced the England and Yorkshire cricketer, noted for his superb technique, to retire from the gameLen Hutton, the England and Yorkshire opening batsman and England’s professional captain in 23 Test matches, announced y…

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Jan 17

Ben Stokes: ECB ruling raises more questions over their decision-making | Vic Marks

Decision to reinstate England all-rounder for series in New Zealand despite pending trial for affray has puzzling aspectsBen Stokes will be back in the fold and playing for England within four weeks. During the period when Stokes had not been charged b…

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Jan 17

Nathan Lyon: Nottinghamshire considering Australia spinner

Nottinghamshire are considering Australia spinner Nathan Lyon as their overseas player for the coming season.

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Jan 17

Alex Hepburn: Worcestershire cricketer denies rape charges

Alex Hepburn appeared in court in Worcester to plead not guilty to an attack on a woman in the city.

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Jan 17

Alex Hepburn: Worcestershire cricketer denies rape charges

Alex Hepburn appeared in court in Worcester to plead not guilty to an attack on a woman in the city.

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Jan 17

Joe Mennie: Lancashire sign Australian pace bowler

Lancashire sign Australian pace bowler Joe Mennie for the 2018 season as the club’s overseas player.

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Jan 17

Sam Billings: England limited-overs player replaces Sam Northeast as Kent captain

Kent announce Sam Billings as their new club captain for all formats of the game, replacing Sam Northeast.

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Jan 17

Ben Stokes: all-rounder cleared to play for England after affray charge

• All-rounder can take part in New Zealand tour and IPL• Stokes ‘extremely delighted’ that suspension been liftedBen Stokes will return to international cricket in February after the England and Wales Cricket Board lifted his suspension. On Monday, the…

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Jan 16

England’s Test demise is no surprise as T20 generation follow the money | Andy Bull

England’s victory at the MCG showed the difference between the Test and one-day teams, and where the priorities lie for players for whom the red-ball game is no longer the pinnacleIt was 5C in London last Sunday, unless you had Test Match Special on th…

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Jan 16

Chris Silverwood ready to help bedraggled England step up the pace

• Bowling coach takes over and is tasked with rejuvenating attack• Mark Wood among bowlers to have caught Silverwood’s eye“There is pace in English cricket,” believes Chris Silverwood, the man now tasked with bringing it to the fore and rejuvenating an…

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Jan 16

Somerset: Lewis Gregory to captain the county in T20 Blast in 2018

Lewis Gregory is to captain Somerset in this summer’s T20 Blast.

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Jan 15

Moeen Ali finds renewed pride in ODI form after Ashes hardship

• Moeen Ali played important containing role with ball in ODI win• ‘Having five bowlers meant it was a key role for me’Few players have had a tougher tour than Moeen Ali. A humbling Ashes series that brought only 179 runs and four wickets in five Tests…

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Jan 15

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 cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray following an incident outside a nightclub in September.The 26…

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Jan 14

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 kicked off the one-day international…

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Jan 14

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 overshadowed an even greater need to fil…

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