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Captain also suggests under-pressure Nick Compton will retain opening slot for Ashes despite run of low scores

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After Ukip’s success in the local elections there has been growing interest in what sort of people the party attracts. In Lincolnshire, Chris Pain, leader of the 16 Ukip councillors who are now the main opposition on the county council, denies writing offensive comments posted under his name on Facebook. “My email has been hacked several times. I have got someone looking into this, but it has been a shock to find out how easy it is to do,” he tells me.

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Edgy England need Alastair Cook in form

Kevin Pietersen will be welcomed back but captain is key for a side whose batting is wobbling worryingly

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