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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Thursday 18 April 2013
Batsman of the day
Sunday 10 February 2013
In the week Adlington and Carragher quit, Gazza offers a stark reminder of how it can go wrong
Tuesday 18 December 2012
On Saturday 8 December a new record was set for professional boxing in Britain when 58 fights took place on one night. The previous highest record was set on a cold Monday night on February 4 1952 at a time of great upheaval and hardship. I have no idea how many of the fighters on that night 60 years ago had picked up the gloves during their national service but I would imagine the figure is high.
Monday 03 December 2012
West Ham land Cup clash with United
Friday 30 November 2012
Bowing out gracefully?
Sunday 25 November 2012
Thursday 22 November 2012
Rapid decline leaves England mystified
Thursday 25 October 2012
The title of his tour is 'Rollercoaster' and pedestrian flats and tickling highs are exactly what you get with John Bishop's latest offering.
Wet otters, peeing in the pool and a swimmer's sex life: The best funny quotes surrounding the Olympic Games
Sunday 12 August 2012
The Olympic games is officially at the end of its cycle, we've laughed, we've cried and we've celebrated and here at The Independent, we've decided to bring you the funniest quotes from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Plenty of businesses speak well of UK Trade & Investment, the Government's export arm that tries to help firms carve out revenues from new overseas markets.
Friday 03 August 2012
Who can begrudge winning athletes a post-victory bender? Just wait until you're off the podium
Monday 18 June 2012
A young cricketer tipped for a bright international future with England was killed today after trying to evade police by crossing a London Underground line. The body of Tom Maynard, 23, was found on the tracks near Wimbledon Park Station in the southwest of the capital and pronounced dead at the scene at 5am.
Sunday 27 May 2012
It seems entirely appropriate that Freddie Flintoff should pursue his television career on the Discovery Channel. On the cricket field he was a force of nature, an elemental being who had no need of make-up or inane chatter – although a chatshow host with a nice line in sledging is an interesting idea for a new series.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
The fast bowler will need more than a sunny personality
Friday 04 May 2012
Exeter's memorable season that has been highlighted by Heineken Cup qualification for the first time could soon receive recognition from Stuart Lancaster.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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