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Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Australia hand surprise recall to Tim Paine for first Ashes Test
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine is handed a surprise recall to the Australia squad for their opening Ashes Test against England following a seven-year absence.
Nov 16, 22:29
England bowler Jake Ball in action during the first Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's on July 14, 2016
England bowler Jake Ball fitness doubt for Ashes opener
England bowler Jake Ball will play no further part in his side's Ashes warm-up match against Australia XI and is now a fitness doubt to face Australia in a fortnight.
Nov 10, 09:32
Tom Curran of Surrey celebrates taking the wicket of Luke Wright of Sussex during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Sussex Sharks at The Kia Oval on June 13, 2014
Tom Curran called up to England squad as Steven Finn replacement
Tom Curran is given the nod to replace Steven Finn in England's Ashes squad, with Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood again being overlooked for selection.
Nov 7, 15:11
Steven Finn celebrates claiming a wicket on day three of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 16, 2016
Steven Finn ruled out of Ashes tour
England bowler Steven Finn is ruled out of the 2017-18 Ashes tour due to a knee injury.
Nov 7, 09:03
Steven Finn celebrates claiming a wicket on day three of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 16, 2016
Steven Finn, Moeen Ali ruled out of opening warm-up games
Injured fast bowler Steven Finn and all-rounder Moeen Ali will miss England's warm-up games against Western Australia XI and Cricket Australia XI.
Nov 3, 12:59
Ben Stokes still in action during an England training session on February 11, 2016
Trevor Bayliss: 'Time for others to step up in Ben Stokes absence'
Trevor Bayliss concedes that his task has been made tougher due to Ben Stokes's current absence from England's squad, but hopes that others can step up to the plate.
Nov 1, 15:29
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Mark Davis leaves position as Sussex head coach by mutual consent
Sussex announce the departure of head coach Mark Davis, the day after Chris Nash ends his contract early.
Oct 25, 16:57
Moeen Ali reacts after being hit on the head during day one of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan on August 11, 2016
Moeen Ali "delighted to sign" new Worcestershire contract
Moeen Ali signs a new five-year deal at Worcestershire that he expects will see him through for the remainder of his playing days.
Oct 25, 11:25
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes loses New Balance sponsorship deal
Ben Stokes loses a lucrative New Balance contract as the fallout from his arrest continues.
Oct 12, 22:36
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes pictured smoking?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is pictured apparently smoking a cigarette while attending Jason Roy's wedding in France.
Oct 10, 14:41
Alex Hales in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Lawyer: 'Alex Hales not expecting to face criminal charge'
Lawyer Ian Kelcey admits that he will be "surprised" if any further action is taken against England batsman Alex Hales following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.
Oct 8, 14:55
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes, Alex Hales offered new contracts by ECB?
A report claims that Ben Stokes and Alex Hales, whose Ashes involvement remains in doubt, will be handed new contracts by the ECB on Friday.
Oct 5, 14:29
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Durham ban Jack Burnham for 12 months following failed drugs test
Durham announce that Jack Burnham has been handed a 12-month suspension after testing positive for a recreational drug.
Oct 4, 13:35
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes's Ashes place remains under threat?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will reportedly miss the Ashes should he remain under investigation for causing actual bodily harm outside of a Bristol nightclub.
Oct 4, 11:32
Ben Stokes at a Durham CCC photo call on April 8, 2016
Durham issue statement on Ben Stokes nightclub arrest
Durham release a statement relating to Ben Stokes's arrest on suspicion of actual bodily harm.
Oct 2, 23:02
Jos Buttler poses for an England portrait session on May 19, 2015
England stars 'advised to skip Jos Buttler's stag do'
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss advises top stars, including Joe Root, to avoid Jos Buttler's stag do in Amsterdam this weekend.
Sep 30, 13:53
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gareth Southgate: 'More people want to trip up footballers than cricketers'
Gareth Southgate believes that England's footballers could not enjoy the freedom of their cricketing counterparts due to more people trying to "trip them up".
Sep 28, 16:47
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
ECB suspends Ben Stokes, Alex Hales after bar incident
The ECB will not consider Ben Stokes or Alex Hales for England selection until further notice after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub on Monday morning.
Sep 28, 15:31
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Footage of Ben Stokes street brawl leaks
Footage appearing to show England vice-captain Ben Stokes engaged in a street brawl is published by a tabloid.
Sep 28, 00:32
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
England director Andrew Strauss confirms Ben Stokes has broken hand
England director Andrew Strauss confirms that Ben Stokes suffered a minor fracture on his hand following Monday night's altercation, but should be fit for the Ashes.
Sep 27, 11:02
Durham captain Paul Collingwood shows off his ball control skills during day two of a LV County Championship Division One match on September 18, 2013
Shane Bond, Paul Collingwood given England coaching roles for Ashes series
Former New Zealand bowler and ex-England one-day captain Paul Collingwood are added to England's coaching staff for the upcoming Ashes series.
Sep 27, 10:28
Ben Stokes in action with his big bat on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Ben Stokes, James Vince, Gary Ballance in England's Ashes squad
Ben Stokes, James Vince and Gary Ballance are named in England's Ashes squad for the winter series in Australia.
Sep 27, 10:02
Andrew Flintoff of Lancashire looks on during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Worcestershire Rapids and Lancashire Lightning at New Road on July 6, 2014
Freddie Flintoff joins Lancashire CCC board
Freddie Flintoff is announced as a new board member at Lancashire CCC.
Sep 26, 18:10
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes to miss one-day internationals after Bristol arrest
The ECB reveals that England all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested in Bristol on Monday morning after an incident in a bar.
Sep 26, 13:08
Stuart Broad walks off the field after being dismissed during day two of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka on May 28, 2016
Stuart Broad to be rested until start of The Ashes
Stuart Broad will be rested until the start of The Ashes in late November due to a heel problem.
Sep 13, 15:55
Ben Stokes in action during an England nets session on February 16, 2016
Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali rested for England Twenty 20 against West Indies
Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali are rested for England's T20 against the West Indies, but are included in the squad for the ODI series later this month.
Sep 4, 19:52
A general view of the wicket during day one of the Third Test match between England and India at the Oval on August 9, 2007
Surrey, Middlesex match suspended after crossbow bolt lands on pitch
The County Championship match between Surrey and Middlesex is suspended after a crossbow bolt landed on the pitch at The Oval.
Aug 31, 17:41
Ben Stokes in action with his big bat on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
England's Ben Stokes reprimanded for using offensive language
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is reprimanded for using offensive language during day two of the Test match against West Indies.
Aug 27, 11:18
England's James Anderson is bowled out on day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
James Anderson: 'Big improvement needed from England'
James Anderson challenges England to become more consistent in order to head to Australia full of confidence for the Ashes series.
Aug 26, 22:46
AB de Villiers of South Africa during the T20 against England on June 21, 2017
AB de Villiers steps down as South Africa ODI captain
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers resigns as his country's ODI captain after six years in the role but will carry on playing in all formats of the game.
Aug 23, 22:05
Geoffrey Boycott looks on as Yorkshire face Northamptonshire in the LV County Championship on May 30, 2012
Geoffrey Boycott apologises for "unacceptable" comment about West Indies players
Former England cricketer and BBC commentator Geoffrey Boycott apologises for an "unacceptable" comment about West Indian cricket greats and knighthoods.
Aug 22, 22:19
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Mark Stoneman replaces Keaton Jennings for England's Test against West Indies
England captain Joe Root makes one change to the team for the day-night Test against West Indies, as Mark Stoneman comes in for Keaton Jennings.
Aug 16, 12:46
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root reflects on "big move forward"
England skipper Joe Root says that his side have taken a "big move forward" by defeating South Africa.
Aug 13, 12:45
Steven Finn in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Steven Finn to replace Mark Wood for England's fourth Test against South Africa
Steven Finn replaces Mark Wood in England's squad for the fourth and final Test against South Africa at Old Trafford.
Jul 31, 20:13
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Toby Roland-Jones to make England Test debut
Middlesex bowler Toby Roland-Jones is called up for his England Test debut against South Africa at The Oval.
Jul 26, 15:41
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
England name uncapped Tom Westley, Dawid Malan for third Test with South Africa
England include both Tom Westley and Dawid Malan in their 13-man squad for the third Test match with South Africa.
Jul 20, 12:56



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