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The comedian insists he is doing it for the thrill of 'sliding fast down things'

Matt Gatward: Ashes show not chunky enough to fit in glory of Gatting

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Lawson eyes England coaching role

Former Australia seamer and Pakistan national coach Geoff Lawson has declared his interest in taking over as England fast bowling coach.

Donald interested in England coaching role

Allan Donald has declared his interest in becoming England's next fast bowling coach.

Andrew Gale to skipper Yorkshire

Yorkshire have appointed Andrew Gale as their new captain for next season.

Tykes consider Gale after McGrath quits

Anthony McGrath has resigned as captain of Yorkshire and is expected to be replaced today by either Andrew Gale or Jacques Rudolph, McGrath's understudy last season.

Darren Gough achieves record TalkSport listening figures

Former England cricketer and Strictly Come Dancing champ Darren Gough has bowled over his fans to achieve record radio listening figures of more than one million for TalkSport's drivetime show.

Gough to be succeeded by McGrath

Yorkshire replace retiring captain Gough by recalling No 2 to leading role

Darren Gough's career over

Darren Gough's first-class career is officially over after the retiring Yorkshire skipper was left out of the county's crucial clash with Sussex.

Round-Up: Yorkshire's Rudolph revels in doing his county duty with undefeated century

As a South African enjoying himself on a cricket field yesterday, Jacques Rudolph may well have found himself in a class of one. Rudolph gave up Test cricket to play for Yorkshire and his undefeated century helped them enjoy a rewarding day – on the field at least – against Kent at Canterbury in the First Division.

County Championship round-up: Bopara double ton buries Leicestershire

Ravi Bopara hit a brilliant unbeaten double century against Leicestershire at Grace Road to take Essex into the semi-finals of the Friends Provident Trophy yesterday.

Tea Report: Yorkshire 395 v Lancashire 437-4 (134 overs)

Tea on the fourth day (Lancashire won toss)

So long to the man who dazzled English cricket

When Darren Gough unlaces his boots and packs his bag for the final time at the end of the 2008 season English cricket will wave goodbye to one of its most colourful and charismatic figures. In the nineties, an era when the England cricket team generally had very little to feel jolly about, Gough put a smile back on the face of the national teams supporters with his wholehearted effort and his joy of life.

Team-by-team guide: Division One

Somerset are good outside bet to claim title but drop looms for Hampshire

England 253 & 91-2 New Zealand 168: England saved by timeless virtues

Ryan Sidebottom is a man behind his time and England should be hugely thankful for it. The modern game, with all its coaches, tactics, analysts and hype, likes to believe that change equals improvement, but Sidebottom continues to prove the theory wrong by exhibiting the virtues of bowling that have stood the test of time: line, length and a bloody big heart.

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Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

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Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

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