Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Andy Flower's poor relationship with Kevin Pietersen is not a cause of the team directors exit

Kevin Pietersen autobiography: Leaked ECB ‘dossier’ accuses Pietersen of ranting, drinking and feigning injury

Governing body claims document has been ‘sliced and diced’ but does not deny main allegations against former batsman

Kevin Pietersen, left, and ‘The Big Cheese’ Matt Prior in happier times with England

Stephen Brenkley on Kevin Pietersen: Saddest thing is this book is about settling scores... not making them

One of cricket’s great entertainers spends 315 pages dealing in revenge, vitriol and persecution – and  virtually ignores his many wonderful deeds in the middle

Kevin Pietersen looks on as England crumble once against in the Fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne

Kevin Pietersen’s cutting account of bullying, betrayal and backstabbing

Prior, Cook and Flower under fire in a brutal assessment of recent England regimes

The Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale

Andrew Gale agrees to anger therapy in ECB deal

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Alastair Cook’s personal roller coaster showed no sign of slowing down until he finally got off it for a while

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Yorkshire win first County Championship in 13 years: Yorkshiremen rule again thanks to Graves raising them from the dead

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Yorkshire left-armer Ryan Sidebottom celebrates bowling Riki Wessels towards the end of the third day at Trent Bridge

Sidebottom and Brooks rapidly propel Yorkshire towards title

Yorkshire 532-9dec Notts 203 & 149-5 (Taylor 56no)

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Steven Finn, Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali given England contracts

The upheaval in England’s team was reflected in the central contracts for next year. Six players have been awarded contracts for the first time – including Steven Finn, Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali – while five are no longer part of the selectors’ plans because of retirement, dismissal or form.

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Bresnan grit grinds down Notts before bowlers fire

Yorkshire 532-9 dec (Lyth 122, Ballance 99; Keedy 5-163) Nottinghamshire 58-4

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Adam Lyth takes his chance to lay foundations for Yorkshire’s title

Yorkshire 319-4 (Lyth 122, Lees 86, Ballance 82no) v Nottinghamshire

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