Rare chance for Broad's brave, young England to hone Twenty20 skills

Amid all the fuss about becoming Test champions of the world it is easy to forget that England got there first in Twenty20. It may have elicited much less fuss and given the general sniffiness towards the shortest form of the game it probably did not receive the attention it deserved.

Taylor century puts pressure on Bopara

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IoS letters, emails & online postings (03 July 2011)

Being into bondage is a sexual preference that is unusual in the sense that it applies to a statistical minority of people, but it is not in any way abnormal in the sense of being sick or dangerous ("It was right to question Milly's father in court", 26 June).

Greece death fall Briton's body exhumed

The body of a man who died on a Greek island 11 years ago was exhumed today, police said.

Letters: Care scandals

Sean O'Grady is right to argue that the Government must ride to the rescue when vital public services such as Southern Cross fail, but it does not follow that private provision represents a poor deal for taxpayers. Southern Cross won't be the last private 'partner' to hit the rocks", 2 June).

Cricket round-up: Fletcher to take over as coach of India

Former England coach Duncan Fletcher has been appointed coach of India in succession to Gary Kirsten and his first series in charge is likely to be against England this summer.

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (20 March 2011)

Retirement may be leisure for a few, but for many nothing could be further from the truth ("Pensioners should pull their weight", 13 March). People are living longer, but not necessarily healthier. Each has a life-limiting persistent illness or disability for, on average, 15 years. Although those in their late sixties and seventies may wish to continue to work, they can find themselves caring round-the-clock for a family member or friend. The biggest increase in the ageing population is in the oldest old, whose own children are likely to fall into this particular age group.

Twists and turns give timely lift to county set

Many neutrals will hope Marcus Trescothick's side can bounce back in Lord's final after missing first title

County Championship round-up: Somerset on the brink of historic first title

Somerset have already waited 119 years to win the County Championship but this evening may still seem like an eternity away as they stand on the brink of their first title. With Nottinghamshire, who held a two-point lead coming into the final round of fixtures, being held up once again by poor weather at Old Trafford, Somerset enjoyed a full-day's play against Durham and now sit six points clear at the head of the First Division.

Riaz the latest Pakistan bowler to be called for questioning by police

Wahab Riaz, who has played eight international matches for Pakistan, will be questioned next week by police investigating cricket corruption. His summons for interview by Scotland Yard detectives was surprisingly announced in Lahore yesterday.

County Championship round-up: Durham ready to play key title role

Seemingly destined for a battle for First Division survival only a week ago, Durham could instead become key players in the race for the Championship after consigning Lancashire to their first defeat of the season at Old Trafford.

Anderson's total control leaves Pakistan down and all out for 80

England seal thumping victory on the back of another swing bowling masterclass: England 354 & 262-9dec Pakistan 182 & 80 (England win by 354 runs)

Inquest into Moat death starts today

An inquest into the death of Raoul Moat will be opened today. The hearing, in Newcastle, is expected to be adjourned until a full inquest can be held at a later date.

Artwork deaths 'accidental'

Two women who were killed when an inflatable artwork broke free and blew into the air suffered accidental deaths, an inquest jury ruled yesterday.

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