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19hSimon Barnes

Why we love record-breaking kings

Jimmy Anderson and Ian Botham's Test-wicket bowling benchmark have been talking points all week. Simon Barnes explains why breaking records is a deeply-felt human urge.

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Gary Ballance: England's reliable new Volvo

The batsman is one of several admirable young members of England's side, and it defies belief that there was talk of his position being in danger, writes George Dobell

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Ballance steadies the ship for England

Visitors made to work for their dominance against West Indies as both Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott fall cheaply in second innings - but James Anderson edges closer to Ian Botham record.

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3dESPN Staff

Misfiring Cook gets Vaughan backing

Vaughan says England captain Cook is doing the right things at the crease but it's the geniuses who can score runs when out of form.

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4dESPN Staff

Pietersen: I've been given England lifeline

Kevin Pietersen says incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has promised him a "clean slate" when it comes to future selection for England.

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England desperate for signs of success

Alastair Cook's side and the West Indies are in dire need of something that shows they are heading in the right direction as they prepare to meet

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LIVE - County Cricket

Follow all the action as domestic cricket returns - including defending champions Yorkshire and a Kevin Pietersen-led Surrey.

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Richie Benaud, mentor and friend - Cozier

When cracked ribs couldn't stop Benaud from enjoying a lunch with his legendary West Indian opponents in Barbados, by friend Tony Cozier.

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8dDaniel Brettig

Richie Benaud dies aged 84

The former Australia captain, journalist and legendary broadcaster, has died in Sydney aged 84.

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