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Paul Collingwood

Stoneman ton sets up Onions for likely killer blow

Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, had an idea some weeks ago that this match rather than the two to come against Warwickshire would be what defined his side's season. Regrettably for him, the way it is unfolding is cruelly proving the wisdom of his judgment.

Kieswetter returns as England look to future

England dipped a toe into the waters of the one-day future yesterday. They did not, however, risk being drowned by making sweeping changes to their squads for the imminent limited-overs internationals against Sri Lanka.

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Paul Collingwood surgery deemed a success

England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has undergone surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fit for the Twenty20 and One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka in June.

Franks revives memories oflost generation

With scarcely a pause for breath in which to reflect on England's winter, domestic cricket resumes on Friday with the County Championship. It has a tough act to follow to match the drama of 2010; three title contenders did not yield a winner until 4.52pm on the final day as Nottinghamshire claimed the last point they needed to pip Somerset.

England preparations hit by illness

What England would have preferred for the match that will determine their World Cup destiny was unimpeded preparation. Given the contrary nature of their progress so far they could have expected otherwise and what they have are doubts about their captain, Andrew Strauss, and their leading spinner, Graeme Swann.