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George Dobell

ECB considers ditching coin toss

The ECB are considering scrapping the toss in Division Two County Championship cricket in a bid to encourage counties to produce better pitches.

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David Hopps

Cricket hails record domestic crowds

Cricket's determination to reassert itself as England's national summer sport has received a fillip with the release of record attendance figures since the ECB was founded 18 years ago.

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Lehmann tried to keep Johnson for ODIs

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has demonstrated his concerns about a diminishing supply of high-class pace bowling resources by revealing he tried to convince Mitchell Johnson to remain a limited-overs player after his retirement from Test matches in Perth.

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Topley soaking up his rapid rise

After needing hospital treatment at the age of 15 when struck in the head by a Kevin Pietersen drive, Topley's back better than ever six years on, firmly pushing for a place in the World T20 squad.

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Buttler: I banished my batting blues

After smashing his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred of all time, Jos Buttler admitted he was at a loss to explain his stunning turnaround in fortunes, only three weeks after losing his place in the Test team following a moribund run of scores.

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George Dobell

Buttler inspires England to series win

Jos Buttler scores 116 off 52 balls and Jason Roy notches his maiden century as England beat Pakistan in the fourth ODI to clinch series victory in Dubai.

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Andrew Miller

Bell's long England service takes its toll

Ian Bell has vowed to fight for his England spot, but if his omission for the South Africa tour does prove the end there is much that should be applauded from his 11-year career.

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George Dobell

Pietersen slams Bell omission as 'pathetic'

Kevin Pietersen has branded the decision to omit Ian Bell from England's touring squad to South Africa as "pathetic," "insane" and "ridiculous."

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England bowler Wood set for surgery

Mark Wood will undergo ankle surgery next week after the ECB decided it had to pursue a long-term solution to the problem which he has managed through the first six months of his international career.

Andrew McGlashan

Bell dropped for England's tour of South Africa

Ian Bell faces the end of his England career after being dropped for the Test series against South Africa as Nick Compton and Gary Ballance earn recalls to the squad.

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Andrew Miller

Pakistan seek stability after unsettling loss

A change of venue beckons for Tuesday's third ODI, and if the Test series are anything to go by the surface in Sharjah is likely to favour Pakistan's spinners

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Andrew McGlashan

Hales ton another one-day tick for England

Alex Hales' one-day career had struggled to achieve lift-off for a variety of reasons, so his maiden century was a key moment for someone earmarked for other roles in England's near future as well.

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Khawaja injury setback for Australia

Usman Khawaja will be a doubtful proposition for the third Test of the series against New Zealand after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury while fielding on the second .

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Williamson fights but Australia on top

New Zealand finished the second day in Perth on 2 for 140, with Kane Williamson unbeaten on 70. They trailed by 419 runs after Australia declared on 9 for 559 earlier in the day.

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