There was, for the first time in his Test career and perhaps his life, a moment’s hesitation in Ben Stokes. He had come off the field after taking 6 for 99 in his fourth Test match and was asked if he relished the fray.
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Tuesday 31 December 2013
Diary of a cricket obsessive
Tuesday 17 December 2013
England have relinquished the urn after going 3-0 down in the series
BBC Sports Personality of the Year: It’s not the winning, it’s the turning up that counts as Andy Murray misses ceremony
Sunday 15 December 2013
Murray may well be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year tonight, but he won’t be there
Ashes 2013-14: Who should be picked for the second Test - Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance or Ben Stokes?
Thursday 28 November 2013
The three are vying for a place in the Test side following the departure of Jonathan Trott
The conversation: Former England cricketer Ian Botham gets down to (beefy) business and assesses our chances at The Ashes
Saturday 16 November 2013
You're working with Beefeater at the moment as their 'Boss of Beef'. What does that involve?
Sunday 06 October 2013
Bowler was part of England's Ashes-winning team in 2005
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Diary of a cricket obsessive
Kevin Garside on the Ashes: Australia feast on England's new boys as brutal Shane Watson flays Simon Kerrigan
Wednesday 21 August 2013
There was no shortage of advice for the lad. Every punter in the gallery, even those in green and gold, would not have wished a repeat of the pre-lunch flogging administered to Simon Kerrigan. Pitch it up, son, bowl to your field and let fate take care of the rest.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
The diary of a cricket obsessive
Adam Gilchrist on the Ashes: It’s all between the ears – Australia's batsmen must copy England’s patient game
Wednesday 24 July 2013
The Aussie Angle: Views of the former Australian cricketer and ESPNcricinfo Ashes columnist
Tour de France 2013: Why is it we love Sir Bradley Wiggins yet find current British Tour de France leader Chris Froome hard to warm to?
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Wiggo was like watching paint dry but Froome is riding with pure panache and instinct
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Another sporting Andy?
Monday 08 July 2013
Former England paceman tells Andrew Tong that batsmen will be key against Australia and Pietersen will lead the way
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Can Fawad Ahmed turn things Australia's way? Lehman's zest must inspire Watson to earn his pips; Never trust the warm-up results
Thursday 06 June 2013
That Puppet Game Show, hosted by Dougie Colon, will feature a range of new characters designed by the Jim Henson Company
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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