Title contenders Durham turned the screw against First Division leaders Yorkshire at Scarborough, stretching their overnight score of 406 for 6 to 573, their highest total since May 2011 and their biggest against Yorkshire, who closed the second day at 182 for 3 in reply, with New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson unbeaten on 76.
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Monday 09 June 2008
It took England's bowlers just 65 minutes yesterday to take five New Zealand wickets, completing a thumping victory in the third Test and a 2-0 series triumph. On a morning made for cricket the 16,000 spectators who flocked to Trent Bridge did not know whether to cheer or complain. Had bad light or rain restricted their viewing to 12 overs and three balls they would have been entitled to a 50 per cent refund.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Sunday 08 June 2008
Ryan Sidebottom was in a frightful lather at Trent Bridge yesterday. When Gareth Hopkins, New Zealand's diminutive wicketkeeper, turned the ball late and neatly off his legs and took a single to fine leg, Sidebottom looked at him as if he had said something unforgivably rude about the England bowler's mother.
Friday 30 May 2008
Sixteen weeks ago the landscape was somewhat different for Paul Collingwood and England's one-day side. Uplifting series triumphs over India and Sri Lanka, and two comprehensive Twenty20 victories against New Zealand strongly suggested that they were at last going somewhere. It was Michael Vaughan and the Test team, following series defeats against India and Sri Lanka, who were under pressure. Collingwood was being talked about as Vaughan's heir.
Monday 19 May 2008
If only England's cricket was as bright as their clothing. In the pre-match hype England talked a good fight, promising to play an aggressive, vibrant and adventurous game. Peter Moores, the England coach, even suggested his side had reached the stage in their development when they could play the sort of cricket they wanted, no matter the opposition.
Saturday 17 May 2008
There are occasions when Test cricket appears to do little to promote itself and yesterday was one of them. Hardly a drop of rain fell on the famous old ground but only 55.4 of the scheduled 98.5 overs were completed as bad light ruined the second day of the first Test. Impenetrable cloud cover forced the players from the field on five occasions, much to the frustration of a sizeable and patient crowd.
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Friday 16 May 2008
Having groomed one England fast bowler in Ryan Sidebottom and made something of a strategic error in signing another in Stuart Broad, the last thing Nottinghamshire need is to have England selectors sniffing around to see who else they might part with in the national interest.
Saturday 10 May 2008
Adam and Eve failed to resist temptation but will Geoff Miller and the England selectors tomorrow when they announce their squad for the first Test against New Zealand? Bait does not come in the form of an apple, but it is the apple of English cricket's eye, Andrew Flintoff, who dominated conversation during the selectors' six-hour meeting in Nottingham on Thursday.
Thursday 27 March 2008
Monday 17 March 2008
It took England just 95 minutes to claim the four wickets they needed for victory on the final morning of the second Test here in Wellington.
Sunday 16 March 2008
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