1dGeorge Dobell

Woakes and Ball vie to fill Stokes void

One of Chris Woakes or Jake Ball will step into the shoes of Ben Stokes at Chester-le-Street knowing that a huge opportunity is before them.

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Chameera ruled out of England tour due to back injury (2:54)
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3dDavid Hopps at Edgbaston

Whirlwind Woakes stakes England claim

Chris Woakes justified his emergency call up by England with career-best figures of nine for 36 to restrict Durham to 190.

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4dPeter Della Penna in Jersey

Female umpires make history in men's ICC tournament

Sunday's match between Nigeria and Oman at ICC WCL Division Five in Jersey marked the first time that multiple female umpires have officiated in a men's ICC tournament match.

4dGeorge Dobell

Goalkeeping work helps Bairstow balance

Paul Farbrace, England's assistant coach, has hailed Jonny Bairstow for the improvement in his wicketkeeping since the tour of South Africa.

5dJarrod Kimber at Headingley

Artful Anderson paints Headingley masterpiece

James Anderson's status as a great fast bowler may be a matter for endless debate, but there's no question of the beauty of his very best performances, writes Jarrod Kimber.

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5dAndrew Miller

Anderson's 10 flatten overwhelmed SL

England have beaten Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs at Headingley to take an early advantage in the Super Series.

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6dJarrod Kimber at Headingley

The task gets trickier for Angelo

The Sri Lankan captain has the skill to stand up to England's bowlers, so why did he not use a review? Whatever the situation, it was surely worth it.


Anderson and Broad skittle Sri Lanka for 91

James Anderson produced a peerless display of swing and seam to claim his 19th five-wicket haul in Test cricket, as Sri Lanka were asked to follow on by Alastair Cook.

7dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

Stokes doubt for second Test with knee injury

Ben Stokes is a doubt for the second Test against Sri Lanka, on his home ground at Chester-le-Street, after suffering a knee injury at Headingley.

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Hales and Bairstow steady stunned England

A half-century from Alex Hales and some home-ground know-how from Jonny Bairstow helped England regroup after a lunchtime collapse on day one of the first Test at Headingley.

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Steyn set to play T20s for Glamorgan

Glamorgan have confirmed the signing of the South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn for a seven-match stint in the Natwest T20 Blast

7dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

Mature Hales weathers the storm

Amid a spluttering start to England's Test summer, Alex Hales played with the sort of discipline that suggests he has the game to succeed at this level.

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