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Former Test batsman Graham Thorpe has been appointed as the England and Wales Cricket Board's national lead batting coach.

Flintoff aims to play in all forms of game for Lancashire this summer

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.

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Andrew Flintoff believes England must select Durham pace bowler Steve Harmison for the winter's Test series in South Africa.

One hand on urn after Trott's ton

Jonathan Trott reduced his mother to tears – of joy – at The Brit Oval yesterday by scoring the chanceless hundred that ended any realistic possibility of an Australian victory and left England needing 10 wickets to regain the Ashes.

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