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English Cricket Board gives National Programmes Update

All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket will be suspended due to Covid-19. This comes a week after the ECB suspended the professional and recreational cricket season. At the moment, the cricket season is in doubt with this summer due to the...
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Why Test Cricket is still king over one day formats

While ODIs, T20s and the Hundred have often been the centre of attention recently, you still can't beat good ol' fashioned Test cricket.
Graham Gooch

Graham Gooch on Lancashire’s England hopefuls

“You’re never 100% secure…” Graham Gooch believes that Jos Buttler’s performances for England in test cricket have been “below the standards he would aspire to,” and that as a result his role in the England test side is not secure. Buttler...
Buttler in action

OPINION PIECE: Jos Buttler’s Role

At his mercurial, destructive best, Jos Buttler is unstoppable. Brutal boundaries, 360-degree stroke play and intelligent finishing are the ‘X-Factor’ attributes you associate with Buttler, backed up by a withdrawn yet intense persona and an intuitive knack for the game. However,...
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Captain Morgan blasts England to T20I series victory

England captain Eoin Morgan powered his side to series victory in the third T20I against South Africa. Jos Buttler and Johnny Bairstow set the platform with 57 and 64 respectively, before Morgan, assisted by Ben Stokes, blasted the visitors to...
Mahmood celebrates

Mahmood impresses in ODI debut

Lancashire seamer Saqib Mahmood impressed as he helped England square the ODI series against South Africa at 1-1. Mahmood took a wicket on his maiden One-Day international after the Lions secured a nervy two-wicket victory in Johannesburg. The 22-year-old finished with...
Joe Root

Root gives England fighting chance

Joe Root returned to form with a classy double-century as England give themselves a shot at victory in the second Test in New Zealand. The England skipper has been under-fire in recent weeks after managing just 2 and 11 in...
Bay Oval, New Zealand

England crushed by New Zealand in first Test

England were crushed by New Zealand in the first Test, losing by an innings and 65-runs at the Bay Oval. England initially posted an below-par 343-runs on a good pitch, but when New Zealand’s responded with 615-9 declared the visitors...
Buttler for England

Buttler scores century after “invaluable” break

Jos Buttler feels ‘refreshed’ after a hectic summer when he returned to action with a century in England’s final warm-up before the Test series in New Zealand. He posted a classy 110 from 153 balls but could not prevent England...
Appealing Matt Parkinson

Parkinson and Mahmood: Have they done enough?

England captain Eoin Morgan will be no closer to knowing his best XI ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup, after his side sealed a 3-2 series victory in a tightly contested battle against New Zealand. Lancashire’s Matt Parkinson and...