Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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Peter Moores was sacked as England coach in 2009 after falling out with captain Kevin Pietersen

Peter Anderson: Moores is worth fresh chance with England

Jimmy Anderson offered a glowing reference for Peter Moores’ application to become England’s new head coach.

Peter Moores is being considered for the England job, and has been backed by bowler James Anderson

James Anderson confirms Peter Moores in contention for vacant England job as Lancashire coach admits 'frustration' over 2009 sacking

Moores had a very public falling out with then-captain Kevin Pietersen but Anderson has credited Moores with building the foundations for the back-to-back Ashes victories

Alastair Cook needs to “answer important questions in his role” as England captain, according to Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith criticises Alastair Cook's 'stale' captaincy and England's decision to drop Kevin Pietersen

Former South Africa captain also questioned whether Stuart Broad shirked the responsibility of leadership during the World Twenty20

Smith will find out what it is like to captain Kevin Pietersen

Robin Scott-Elliot: Graeme Smith, as ever, shoots from the hip... but how will he lead Kevin Pietersen at Surrey?

When the topic was – inevitably – raised, Graeme Smith, sitting in the players' dining room at The Kia Oval, laughed and made a joke about how he thought nobody was allowed to talk about it at the moment. Whereupon he spoke frankly and interestingly about the whole mess.

Sam Robson’s batting style has been likened to that of Michael Atherton

Sam Robson: England's opener in waiting?

He looks like an Aussie, he sounds like an Aussie... but he is determined to play for England - and it could happen sooner rather than later with Test spots available

Jonathan Trott leaves the middle after being dismissed lbw for four

Jonathan Trott's Warwickshire return cut short as left-arm quick does trick again

David Payne is no Mitchell Johnson, but he bowls at a brisk pace and he troubled the England batsman

‘You know you can’t choose when to turn it on and turn it off,’ said Ashley Giles after England’s defeat

Steven Finn on the way back, says Angus Fraser

Steven Finn should be in the Middlesex side for their County Championship opener at Sussex

Mike Brown was speaking at Graveney School, 2014 NatWest Schools Cup Vase finalists, who will battle it out for the prestigious trophy at the home of England rugby, Twickenham, tomorrow

Clouds of doubt clear for England’s No 15 Mike Brown

He is regarded as one of world’s best, but it took the trust of two coaches to convince him. Robin Scott-Elliot hears of his refusal to ease up with the World Cup on the horizon

Children play at a community park in east London but spending on pitches has been cut

FA gets £1.6m ‘warning’ to up grass-roots participation

Embarrassing cut driven by desire to increase efforts about falling number of players

Hailwood won the Isle of Man TT 12 times

'Mike the Bike' rides again: The tragic story of Mike Hailwood told in new documentary

Rated 'the greatest motorcyclist who ever lived', his feats and bravery are recalled for a new generation

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