Cricket: Gooch and Gatting out

IT MAY be 24 hours before England select their team for the final Test, but heads have already started to roll. After three and two years' service respectively, Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting are no longer required as selectors. Instead, the England and Wales Cricket Board has placed responsibility for selecting England teams with three men: the chairman of selectors, David Graveney; the England captain, Nasser Hussain; and the incoming coach, Duncan Fletcher.

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CHRIS READ, the boyish-faced, velvet-gloved Devonian, is not, contrary to suggestions, the youngest wicketkeeper to have played for England. At 20 years and 325 days when he made his Test debut against the New Zealanders at Edgbaston on Thursday he was some 153 days the junior of the great Alan Knott, who first played 32 years ago and was generally held to have been the most youthful player to wear the gloves.

Tim De Lisle Column: England must cut out the chop and change

HAVE I got a Have I Got News For You-style question for you. Who is the odd man out among the present England selectors - David Graveney, Graham Gooch, Mike Gatting or Nasser Hussain?

Cricket: Fletcher's England challenge

NASSER HUSSAIN, the current Essex captain and Duncan Fletcher, Glamorgan's Zimbabwean coach, have replaced Alec Stewart and David Lloyd as England's captain and coach respectively.

Cricket: Hussain poised to replace Stewart as captain

IT APPEARS that Alec Stewart's days as England captain are numbered despite claims to the contrary from David Graveney, the chairman of selectors. As speculation over the appointment of Nasser Hussain grew this weekend, the impression gained from Graveney was one of semantics rather than a ringing endorsement for the Surrey man.

Cricket: All change or no change?

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Cricket: Botham called in to beef up England

IAN BOTHAM has been appointed as an "observer" to the England cricket selectors along with the Leicestershire manager, Jack Birkenshaw, who is among the favourites to succeed David Lloyd as England coach.

Cricket: Fleming stays on to send Surrey top

SURREY MOVED to the top of the County Championship table on Saturday after securing a fourth successive victory, by an innings and 28 runs, against Kent at Tunbridge Wells.

Cricket Action Replay: Rain and rules conspire to conjure farcical win

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Cricket World Cup: Change for the better, not for its own sake

NOBODY SHOULD underestimate the massive disappointment of England's elimination from the World Cup. But it should be remembered that disappointment is not the same as catastrophe. Defeat has come on home soil, a team had been picked to take advantage of that and the campaign had been 18 months in the planning. The players, not only those in the squad but English professionals at large, felt the side had a good chance of winning.

Cricket: Hussain called up for Sharjah

NASSER HUSSAIN has been called-up to join the England World Cup squad. The Essex captain, who replaces the injured Michael Atherton, will join his team-mates on 5 April, two days before England's first game against Pakistan in the Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah.

Cricket: Lloyd to quit after World Cup

DAVID LLOYD, England's colourful and controversial coach is to step down after the World Cup. The announcement, made yesterday, surprised many and the timing and haste of the decision added further fuel to speculation that Lloyd, seeking assurances over his future, has been offered alternative jobs in radio and television.
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