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Tuesday 02 July 2013
England's Ashes warm-up match lost its first-class status halfway through the third afternoon at Chelmsford to allow Boyd Rankin and Reece Topley to bolster Essex's injury-depleted attack.
Champions Trophy final: This is lowest point of my captaincy but we’ll build again, says Alastair Cook
Sunday 23 June 2013
England have 16 days to pick themselves up for the Ashes after Alastair Cook admitted their remarkable defeat by India in the Champions Trophy final was his worst moment as captain.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Under-fire batsman delivers shot at glory in final as South Africa self-destruct again
Thursday 13 June 2013
A late flurry from England ensured that, despite a slight middle order collapse, they batted themselves into a very strong position at the halfway stage of their Champions Trophy clash with Sri Lanka.
Saturday 08 June 2013
England opened their Champions Trophy campaign with a dominant 48-run victory over Australia on a day that saw James Anderson become his country's top one-day wicket-taker.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
England put in a much-improved performance to beat New Zealand in the final game of their three-match series at Trent Bridge today.
Friday 31 May 2013
The hosts could only set a target of 227
Sunday 26 May 2013
England may well have squandered the psychological edge they held over New Zealand, but they have played themselves into an incredibly strong position at the close of play on Day Three.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Joe Root’s maiden Test century was the highlight for England on an intriguing second day at Headingley.
Sunday 19 May 2013
England 232 & 213 New Zealand 207 & 68: Fast bowler takes seven wickets for 44 runs in Kiwi collapse, but home batting also failed to impress
Saturday 18 May 2013
Jimmy Anderson brushed against history again when he took his 300th Test wicket but it was the one which followed that was most crucial to England’s embattled cause.
Thursday 16 May 2013
The hosts end the day on 160 for 4
Saturday 11 May 2013
The two things Warwickshire wanted to be spared in this match were a spanking and any more injuries. With the unsettled weather on their side, they may not suffer the former, even though they still need 12 to avoid the follow-on. Their list of wounded, however, has grown.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Batsman of the day
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Astute Warwickshire attack coach tells Jon Culley they can repeat last year's triumph despite Ashley Giles' departure
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'