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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
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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