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What a fine mess English cricket finds itself in. Yet for supporters of a certain age, the last two months in Australia have just been a return to normal service.

Cricket: Cronje conjures vision of harmony

SOUTH AFRICA'S cricketers flew into England yesterday conscious that cricket is just one of the responsibilities they will need to address over the coming months. With Louis Luyt's recent departure as president of South Africa's rugby union, in part due to alleged racism, every sport is under scrutiny, even one as carefully run as cricket. Apartheid may have been widely renounced, has never been entirely resolved.

Cricket: Wasim's winning assault

Lancashire 298-5 Nottinghamshire 240 Lancashire win by 58 runs

Cricket: New low point for Minor Counties

Minor Counties 51 Lancashire 53-3 Lancashire win by seven wickets

Cricket: Dead match may prove life-line for Atherton

By Derek Pringle in Port of Spain

Cricket: One captain is enough for Lara

ENGLAND'S grand experiment of having separate captains for Test and one-day chores has not found favour with Brian Lara, the recently appointed West Indies captain. Speaking on the eve of today's second one- day international between the two teams in Bridgetown, Lara felt the division of labour was more likely to hinder a team in achieving their goals than help.

Cricket: Knight eager for ultimate test

England's swashbuckling opener wants another chance to prove his five-day worth. Derek Pringle reports from Bridgetown

Cricket: Knight's century proves decisive

England 293-5; W Indies 277 England win by 16 runs

Cricket: Gilbert adamant about Adam

After Atherton, will it be Hussain, Stewart or Ramprakash? Think Brearley, says Surrey's former coach; Andrew Longmore assesses the record of the departing captain and advocates a change in style

Cricket: The tough guy approach was not enough for an impossible job

Robert Winder ponders the lessons to be learnt from England's departing captain

Cricket: Atherton ends his record reign

Cricket: England batting collapse after ridiculous run-out marks passing of an era as West Indies confirm superiority with 3-1 series win

Cricket: Hussain run-out undoes England

England 127 & 321 West Indies 500-7 dec West Indies win by an innings and 52 runs

Cricket: Walsh assault withers resistance

England 127 & 321 West Indies 500-7 dec West Indies win by an innings and 52 runs

Cricket: Ambrose neutralises Atherton

HE WAS 34 years old, a back injury had forced him to return home early from the tour of Pakistan, where he managed only one wicket in two Tests, and he was a pale imitation of the finest fast bowler the game has known in the first few domestic cup matches of the season.

Cricket: Test of Atherton's future status

HISTORY may have been his academic subject at Cambridge University, but Michael Atherton is not one to dwell on the past. If he was, he might as well don his one-day gear now, for every indication is that this final match of the series at the Recreation Ground here will be a draw, and that England will lose this series 2-1.

Cricket: Atherton's sign of victory

Fifth Test: England captain rides controversy as bowlers recover touch and Lara's lapse provides launchpad
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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
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Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London