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 13 April 2010
Monday 15 March 2010
Sunday 14 March 2010
You don't often hear it straight from the horse's mouth. Normally Clare Balding is in the way, getting it straight from a jockey's mouth even if there's barely a tooth on show. But she's busy with our other four-footed friends on More 4's Crufts coverage. On Race Horses (BBC4, Thursday) and Barbados at the Races (BBC4, Tuesday), both produced by Cutting Edge, it was a case of four legs better than two.
Sunday 14 March 2010
Monday 08 March 2010
Lancashire coach Peter Moores has "no doubt at all" that Andrew Flintoff will play again.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
In these jaded times, the news that a sportsman has been arrested for silly behaviour while in his cups tends to provoke a weary yawn. If our interest is to be piqued, what is required is some unusual and memorable detail.
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Andrew Flintoff has appealed for cricket fans to petition Trafford Council to support Lancashire's redevelopment plans for Old Trafford.
Friday 15 January 2010
Andrew Flintoff said last night that he intends to play all games for Lancashire next season after further routine knee surgery earlier this week. The procedure went better than Flintoff expected and although his original intention was to play only one-day cricket for the county he said his goals had now moved. He will, however, miss the Indian Premier League in April.
Thursday 14 January 2010
Over the next five days England will endeavour to win a gripping Test series which will define Andrew Strauss's brave new era. If the tourists can prevail against South Africa in the fourth Test at The Wanderers starting today it will lay the ghosts of teams and times past.
Sunday 13 December 2009
The fate of a series could depend on events in Potchefstroom today. By this evening, maybe earlier but not much later, South Africa will know whether their star all-rounder Jacques Kallis will be fit for the First Test.
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Tim Bresnan cuts an increasingly confident figure in England's one-day international team - but he hopes to prove plenty more about his ability to himself and others.
Sunday 08 November 2009
So far, so routine for England. No tour would be complete, indeed no tour could begin, without an injury scare to a major player. It duly arrived in the nick of time yesterday. Stuart Broad, a key member of the party in all forms of the game, had his right arm put into a sling and was packed off to hospital for a scan.
Thursday 05 November 2009
Lancashire chief executive Jim Cumbes is confident Andrew Flintoff will be fit to fulfil his new contract.
Monday 02 November 2009
Stuart Broad's progress is likely to be one of the key factors in the coming months as England seek to ensure history does not repeat itself with another Ashes-winning hangover.
Saturday 31 October 2009
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