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News Archive - England

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Chase heats up for PollockThe news of Shaun Pollock's international retirement has triggered a heated chase for his signature on the English county circuit.18 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Warwickshire sign ZondekiFast bowler Monde Zondeki has earned a contract with Warwickshire for the 2008 season.18 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Miller wins new selector postGeoff Miller, the former England all-rounder, has been named as the inaugural National Selector.18 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
Saqlain eyes England capFormer Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq has announced his desire to play for England when he qualifies in April.16 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Rogers and Tait in for 3rd TestChris Rogers is due to receive his first Test cap and Shaun Tait will return to Test cricket at the WACA against India.15 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Foster called up for LionsWicketkeeper James Foster and bowlers Charlie Shreck and Steve Kirby have been called up to the England Lions squad.15 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Frost back from retirementAnticipating the absence of Tim Ambrose with England in New Zealand, Warwickshire have summoned Tony Frost from retirement.11 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Prior sacked, Strauss recalledIn a shock decision, Matt Prior has been left out of the England squads to tour New Zealand.04 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Zimbabwe could be barred from UKThe British government appears to be planning to ban Zimbabwe's cricket team from touring England in the summer of 2009.04 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka dominate in all deptsThe scoreline read 1-0. The truth was the the home side was the better one by a sizeable distance, with England only rarely in the game24 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Rain denies Sri Lanka victorySri Lanka had England six down but rain yet again intervened, stopping them from finishing the job and forcing them to settle for 1-0.22 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Cook and the weather stall S.L.A half century from England opener Alastair Cook helped guide his side to 102-1 when the rain ended play before lunch.21 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Jayawardene, Vaas crush EnglandSri Lanka dominated day three to an extent rarely seen, scoring 115 in 20 overs then bowling England out for 81, despite a rain delay.20 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka close in on series winSri Lanka finished day two in complete control having made 384-6 with captain Jayawardene impressing once again with 149 not out.19 Dec 2007Paul Wood
England shade truncated dayEngland claimed 2 wickets in a short final session to ensure they just shaded the opening day of the must-win final Test in Sri Lanka.18 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Hoggard replaces BroadEngland swing bowler Matthew Hoggard has replaced Stuart Broad in England's 12-man squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.17 Dec 2007James Nixon
Dilshan recalled for Third TestSri Lanka have made two changes for the final Test against England, recalling Tillakaratne Dilshan and calling-up Chanaka Welegedera.14 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Test meanders to tame drawEngland easily saved the Second Test against Sri Lanka, losing just 3 wickets, and rain saved everyone from a pointless last session.13 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka continue in controlMahela Jayawardene made 195 and led his side to 548-9, a lead of 197, before England battled back reaching 48-0 at stumps on day four.12 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Sri Lanka build large totalSri Lanka lost just 2 wickets on the third day of the Second Test, Mahela Jayawardene scoring a majestic 167*, Michael Vandort 138.11 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Honours even in ColomboEngland fought their way to 351 all out in Colombo and Sri Lanka recovered from the loss of two early wickets to finish on 105-2.10 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Sri Lanka peg England backA pulsating 87 from Michael Vaughan was offset by 4 wickets in the final session, but the day was marred by two controversial decisions09 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lankans seal last-gasp winAfter a final day that tilted one way then the other, Sri Lanka finally claimed victory in the First Test at Kandy to go 1-0 up.05 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka hold all the acesSri Lanka reached 442-8 before declaring and had already removed Alistair Cook as England finished on 9-1 chasing 350 runs to win.04 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Murali reclaims record, SL leadSri Lanka are in a healthy position after day three of the First Test, on which Murali returned to the top of the Test wickets pile.03 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka level the fieldMuttiah Muralitharan produced yet another superb spell of bowling to drag his side right back into the First Test against England.02 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
England dominate first dayMatthew Hoggard took 4-29 as England bowled out Sri Lanka for 188. In reply the visitors are 49-1, Alistair Cook falling early.01 Dec 2007Paul Wood
ECB consider gagging orderECB managing director Hugh Morris says the board is considering introducing contractual clauses banning players from speaking-out.29 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Harmison suffers back spasmSteve Harmison is in doubt for the first test against Sri Lanka this week after suffering a back spasm during a tour match.26 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Anderson joins casualty listSenior English bowler James Anderson is in doubt for the first Test against Sri Lanka after hurting his left ankle.26 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Pietersen declines ICLKevin Pietersen, the England batsman, has rejected the Indian Cricket League (ICL), placing his England career as more important.19 Nov 2007Liam Camps
"Fit" Harmison to join EnglandAfter a heavy focus on his form and fitness, playing in South Africa, Steve Harmison will fly out to join England in Sri Lanka.19 Nov 2007Liam Camps
Bopara injured in car crashTalented England all-rounder Ravi Bopara needed medical assistance today after being involved in a car accident.31 Oct 2007Zac Gelman
Woolmer murdered - pathologistThe Jamaican pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Bob Woolmer has maintained has maintained his view that the death was murder.25 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Jayawardene signs for DerbyshireDerbyshire has secured the services of Sri Lanka captain, Mahela Jayawardene for the first half of the 2008 season.25 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Wavell Hinds converts to KolpakWavell Hinds, the former West Indies batsman, has signed a Kolpak deal with Derbyshire.24 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Strauss droppedAndrew Strauss has been left out of the English Test tour of Sri Lanka after a poor year with the bat.20 Oct 2007Zac Gelman
Gibson named bowling coachOttis Gibson has been named England's full time bowling coach after a successful trial period with the side.14 Oct 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff undergoes surgeryAndrew Flintoff has received yet another setback in his return to international cricket, needing surgery on his troublesome left ankle.13 Oct 2007Zac Gelman
Pedro Collins commits to SurreyPedro Collins has signed with Surrey as a Kolpak player, a move that would effectively end his international career.13 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Somerset signs BanksSomerset has signed former West Indies offspinner Omari Banks for the 2008 season.13 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Sri Lanka win Fifth ODISri Lanka gained a consolation victory in the final ODI thanks to a fine 73 from Chamara Silva and 6-28 from Dilhara Fernando.13 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
England claim series in ColomboEngland won their 3rd straight ODI to claim the series against Sri Lanka, their first overseas bilateral triumph since 1991\92.10 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
England scrape 3rd ODI victoryEngland took a 2-1 lead in their ODI series against Sri Lanka, squeezing home by two wickets in Dambullah with Graeme Swann starring.07 Oct 2007Sean Bennett
England level series in DambullaThe Second ODI produced a virtual mirror-image of the First at the same ground, England comfortably defeating Sri Lanka batting first.04 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Shackleton passes awayDerek Shackleton, the former England fast bowler, has died aged 83.29 Sep 2007Zac Ritchie
England gain useful practiceEngland beat a SLC XI by 80 runs in their sole practice match before the ODI series, Ian Bell leading a host of promising performances.28 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Donald to leave England roleAllan Donald will not continue in the role of England bowling-coach after deciding he does not want to tour.28 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Four Black Caps sign up with ICLFormer Black Caps Chris Cairns, Nathan Astle, Chris Harris and Hamish Marshall have all signed deals with the Indian Cricket League.28 Sep 2007James Nixon
Murali unfit for three ODIsMuttiah Muralitharan has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's first three ODIs against England at home.27 Sep 2007Sudeep Popat
Flintoff out of Sri Lanka ODIsAndrew Flintoff has been ruled out of England's upcoming one-day international series against Sri Lanka due to continued ankle problems20 Sep 2007James Nixon
India brush England asideIndia remained in contention for the Twenty20 semi-finals with a vital 18 run victory. Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes in an over!19 Sep 2007Paul Wood
Prior out of Twenty20 World CupEngland wicket-keeper Matt Prior is out of the Twenty20 World Cup after breaking his right thumb during a practice session in the nets.18 Sep 2007James Nixon
Mustard wins one-day call-upEngland have announced that the Durham wicket-keeper Phil Mustard will join the one-day squad for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka.18 Sep 2007James Nixon
New Zealand defeat EnglandNew Zealand virtually ensured their qualification for the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup, beating England at Kingsmead.18 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Prior hurt in practice sessionEngland's Twenty20 World Cup campaign has hit a serious setback after wicketkeeper Matt Prior was hurt in the nets today.17 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Morkel, Pollock star for SASouth Africa took advantage of England's mediocre display to win their first Super Eight match by 19 runs.16 Sep 2007Alex Crampton
Australia Slaughter EnglandAustralia woke from its slumber to pummel a hapless England by eight wickets inside 15 overs at Cape Town today.14 Sep 2007Cameron Burge
England waltz past ZimbabweEngland put in a top performance in their first Twenty20 World Cup game to ease past an enthusiastic Zimbabwe.13 Sep 2007Daniel Rosam
"We're not favourites" says CollingwoodEngland captain Paul Collingwood has played down talk of England being favourites for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup.11 Sep 2007James Nixon
Swann recalled for Sri Lanka tourNottinghamshire spin bowler Graeme Swann has been recalled for England's one-day international tour of Sri Lanka in October.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Anderson, Sidebottom secure contractsThe ECB have released the list of 12 English cricketers who have been awarded contracts until the end of the 2008 domestic season.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Ponting named cricketer of the yearRicky Ponting and the Australian team have again dominated the ICC Awards with the Aussies taking home five of the eight awards.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Flintoff ruled fit for Lord'sEngland have received a boost ahead of their one-day decider against India today with the news Andrew Flintoff has been declared fit.08 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
England claim series at LordsEngland won the ODI series with India after an easy victory in the deciding game at Lord's, bowling the tourists out for just 187.08 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Mascarenhas replaces SidebottomThe England selectors have opted to replace the injured Ryan Sidebottom with Dimitri Mascarenhas for the Twenty20 World Cup.08 Sep 2007James Nixon
Anderson replaces BoparaJames Anderson has been named as the replacement for Ravi Bopara for the Twenty20 World Cup after Bopara dislocated his right thumb.07 Sep 2007James Nixon
India level series in thrillerIndia won an incredible match at The Oval to keep themselves alive in the seven-match ODI series against England.05 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Bosman, Bopara to miss World CupLoots Bosman and Ravi Bopara will both be unavaiable to play for their respective nations in the Twenty20 World Cup due to injuries.04 Sep 2007Zac Ritchie
Luke Wright named as coverThe England selectors have called up Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright for the remaining two matches in the one-day series against India.03 Sep 2007James Nixon
Streak calls time on careerThe former Zimbabwean captain Heath Streak has annouched that he will retire from English county cricket at the end of this season.03 Sep 2007James Nixon
Bopara hurt ahead of World CupRavi Bopara has received a cruel blow ahead of the Twenty20 WC this month after injuring himself during today's ODI against India.02 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Resurgent India thrash EnglandIndia responded to going 3-1 down in the series against England in the best was possible, destroying the hosts in the 5th ODI in Leeds.02 Sep 2007Sean Bennett
Flintoff doubtful for HeadingleyEngland allrounder Andrew Flintoff is a doubt for the fifth one-day international against India.01 Sep 2007Liam Camps
August Player of the MonthWith so little cricket over the last month, there is little competition for our usual accolade. Or is there? Chawla, Powar... Broad?31 Aug 2007George Roberts
England take 3-1 leadEngland won the 4th ODI against India at Old Trafford, but needed a partnership of 99 for the 8th wicket between Bopara and Broad30 Aug 2007Paul Wood
Pietersen not worried about formEnglish batsman Kevin Pietersen is not worried about his recent ODI form, saying he is most happy when England is winning.29 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Collingwood in stomach bug scarePaul Collingwood has missed a team training session on the eve of the fourth ODI against India, after suffering stomach cramps.29 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
England too good for IndiaQuality performances with bat, ball and in the field took England to a 42 run triumph over India, and a 2-1 lead in the series.27 Aug 2007Alex Crampton
Flintoff expected fit for OTAndrew Flintoff is expected to make a quick recovery from his knee injury and be available for Thursday's ODI at Old Trafford.27 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
India level series in thrillerIndia levelled the seven match ODI series against England today after scraping through a high scoring game on a flat pitch at Bristol.25 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Collingwood to face refereePaul Collingwood has been called to a disciplinary meeting in front of the match referee after his side's slow over rate yesterday.25 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Jon Lewis called up as coverJon Lewis has been called up as cover for Andrew Flintoff for the next two one-day internationals after Flintoff suffered knee problems during the second one-day international at Bristol.25 Aug 2007James Nixon
Vaughan still ready for ODI callMichael Vaughan has said he still hopes of a recall to England's ODI side, despite missing the last two series.24 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
BCCI plan Twenty20 tournamentThe BCCI appears to be on the verge of a sensational venture which will involve corporate Twenty20 leagues in four different countries.24 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Impressive England destroy IndiaCenturies from Alistair Cook and Ian Bell and 4 wickets from James Anderson helped England to a crushing win over India in the 1st ODI21 Aug 2007Sean Bennett
Sidebottom on the sidelinesEnglish fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom has been left out of the first ODI against India this week, after suffering from a side strain.20 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
England-India ODI series previewThe longest ever bilateral ODI series in England gets underway tomorrow afternoon at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire.20 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Lions vs India rained outVikram Solanki top-scored in a fine batting effort from England Lions, but rain allowed India just 6.5 overs in reply.18 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Harmison suffers another blowStephen Harmison's injury problems continued on third day of Durham's County Championship match against Surrey.15 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Ian Chappell slams PriorIan Chappell has condemned the glovework of Matthew Prior and said that England are making mistakes with the selection of wicketkeepers15 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
India close in on EnglandIndia have moved up two placings in the latest ICC Test Rankings and are now only four points behind England who are in second place.14 Aug 2007James Nixon
Stalemate in ECB chairman ballotThe first round of voting to decide the new England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman has ended in deadlock.14 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Draw gives India series winKevin Pietersen's century saved the third Test for England but a draw was not enough to stop India from winning the series 1-0.13 Aug 2007Sean Bennett
Graveney to tour with EnglandEngland chairman of selectors David Graveney will tour with the England side on their winter tours of Sri Lanka and New Zealand.12 Aug 2007James Nixon
India remain firmly in chargeIndia have a 444 run lead as we head into the final dayV's play. England, currently 56-0, face an uphill struggle to level the series.12 Aug 2007Paul Wood
Follow on one wicket awayEngland ended day three on 326-9, India needing one more wicket to have the chance of enforcing the follow on.11 Aug 2007Alex Crampton
Total Domination by IndiaAnil Kumble's maiden Test hundred was the highlight of a second day at the Oval that ended with India in complete and total control.10 Aug 2007Neil Pickup
Pietersen given green lightEngland will be thanking their lucky stars today with Kevin Pietersen declared fit to play on the eve of the final Test against India.09 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Giles announces his retirementAshley Giles has announced his retirement from all cricket on the advice of his surgeon due to his constant hip problems since 2006.09 Aug 2007James Nixon
Missed chances cost England dearIndia remain in control of the Test series against England after the opening day at The Oval, with the hosts wasting opportunities.09 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Pietersen struck with illnessEngland are sweating over the fitness of star player Kevin Pietersen today, after the batsman missed training due to an illness.08 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Harmison makes speedy recoverySteve Harmison has continued his excellent recovery from hernia surgery by being named captain of Durham against Sri Lanka A.08 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
England Twenty20 squad announcedThere was no place for Test batsmen Michael Vaughan and Andrew Strauss when England's 15 man Twenty20 squad was revealed today.06 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
England stick with the same 12The England selectors have kept with the same squad from Trent Bridge for the third and final Test at The Oval starting on 9th August.05 Aug 2007James Nixon
India draw tour gameHalf centuries from Wasim Jaffer and Gautam Gambhir saw India draw their game against Sri Lanka A following Michael Vandort's century05 Aug 2007Sean Bennett
Sri Lanka A build leadMichael Vandort was the biggest beneficiary of the first two days of the game between Sri Lanka A and India, both innings bringing runs04 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Coach wants stump mics offEngland coach Peter Moores has voiced his disapproval at the use of stump mics to capture on field banter and sledging.03 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Hoggard out of third TestMatthew Hoggard is all but out of the third and final Test against India with the English medical staff expected to play it safe.02 Aug 2007James Nixon
Flintoff may be back for ODIsEngland's Andrew Flintoff is expected to make his international comeback for England in the upcoming one-day series against India.01 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Sreesanth fined 50% of match feeSreesanth has been fined half his match fee after brushing shoulders with Michael Vaughan in a dramatic fourth day at Trent Bridge.31 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff hopeful of ODI returnAndrew Flintoff is hoping he will be fit enough to make a return for England during their seven match one-day series against India.31 Jul 2007James Nixon
Taufel laments Sachin decisionUmpire Simon Taufel has expressed his regret at mistakenly giving Sachin Tendulkar out in the first innings at Trent Bridge on 91.31 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
India cruise home by sevenIndia completed the easy task facing them this morning with a little bother, losing three wickets on their way to 73.31 Jul 2007Alex Crampton
Jelly beans overshadow Test winIndian fast bowler Zaheer Khan has slammed England for throwing jelly beans onto the pitch to distract him while he was batting.31 Jul 2007James Nixon
Zaheer Five-For stuns EnglandZaheer Khan's five wicket haul inspired India to the brink of a commanding victory on day four of the Second Test at Trent Bridge.30 Jul 2007Neil Pickup
Harmison sets comeback dateSteve Harmison has set a comeback date for his county side Durham, after undergoing hernia surgery earlier in the month.29 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
England have it all to doIndia remain on top in the Second Test as they make 481 all out. England close on 43-0, still 240 runs adrift.29 Jul 2007Paul Wood
Flintoff turns out for LancsAndrew Flintoff returned to action as a specialist batsman for Lancashire today, scoring 25 against Sri Lanka A.29 Jul 2007Alex Crampton
India shine amidst the gloomIndia took early control of the second Test at Trent Bridge, having England on the ropes early at 169/7 on a rain shortened day one.28 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
India in control of Second TestIndia's batsmen put them in a commanding position on the second day of the Second Test against England at Trent Bridge.28 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
Vaughan backs Tresco to returnMichael Vaughan has backed Marcus Trescothick to beat his stress-related illness and return to play for England again.27 Jul 2007James Nixon
Durham swoop for ShivDurham have signed West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the second half of the season.27 Jul 2007Paul Wood
Trescothick not to tourEngland opener Marcus Trescothick has ruled himself out of England's upcoming tours this winter.25 Jul 2007Sean Bennett
Ganguly gives India scareSourav Ganguly has missed training following a back complaint ahead of the Second Test at Trent Bridge.25 Jul 2007Paul Wood
Mahmood on road to recoveryEngland fast bowler Saj Mahmood is set to make his top level return for county side Lancashire this week after months on the sidelines.24 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Graveney confident on FlintoffEngland COS David Graveney is confident Andrew Flintoff will be fit for the ODI series against India starting in a month's time.24 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
Dravid relieved with drawWith only one wicket needed to guarantee defeat, Rahul Dravid was a relieved man today after conditions ensured a draw at Lord's.24 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Soper and Clarke nominatedMichael Soper and Giles Clarke have been nominated to take over from David Morgan as ECB Chairman. A ballot will be commenced next week24 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
Moores backs VaughanEngland coach Peter Moores has backed Michael Vaughan following England's failure to finish-off India in the First Test at Lord's.24 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
My greatest ton: PietersenKevin Pietersen yesterday rated his second innings century at Lord's as one of his best in professional cricket.23 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
England cruelly denied at LordAdverse weather prevented England from claiming a win in the first Test at Lord's, with India just one wicket away from defeat.23 Jul 2007George Roberts
Hoggard out for second TestMatthew Hoggard's back worries are serious enough to keep him out for the next Test against India, Stuart Broad is retained.23 Jul 2007Alex Crampton
Flintoff on comeback trailAndrew Flintoff will continue the long road back to the England side this week, playing for the Lancashire seconds against Derbyshire.22 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Pietersen puts England in chargeKevin Pietersen scored 134 to set England up with a lead of 380. India finished the day on 137-3, still some 243 runs adrift.22 Jul 2007Paul Wood
England nudge ahead amid showersEngland and India fought out another tense battle on another unsettled day at Lord's, though the hosts will be the happier at the close21 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
Strauss satisfied with 96Andrew Strauss is enjoying a reversal in fortune after scoring 96 in England's first innings of the series against India yesterday.20 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Honours even on day for bowlersHeaded by Sreesanth, the Indian seamers induced at dramatic English collapse, but England's quicks replied in kind, taking 4 wickets.20 Jul 2007Sean Bennett
Broad left out of Lord's XIIn a major surprise, English selectors have opted against selecting Stuart Broad in today's first Test against India at Lord's.19 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
England set for big scoreIt was England's day as the series kicked off against India, they racked up 268-4 before bad light curtailed the day.19 Jul 2007Alex Crampton
Hoggard doubtful for second TestEngland seamer Matthew Hoggard is a serious doubt for the second Test against India at Trent Bridge with a back problem.19 Jul 2007George Roberts
Tendulkar dreams of Lord's tonSachin Tendulkar has spoken of his desire to score a maiden century at the home of cricket, Lord's, later this week.18 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Harmison to undergo operationSteve Harmison will miss the rest of the England summer after it was decided he should undergo surgery to correct his hernia problem.18 Jul 2007James Nixon
Hoggard in injury scareMatthew Hoggard is in doubt for England's first Test against India after being sent to hospital earlier today, suffering back spasms. 18 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Harmison ruled out of first TestSteve Harmison has been ruled out of the first Test against India with Chris Tremlett called into the 13 man squad as a replacement.17 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Board in England Test squadStuart Broad has been named in England's 13 man squad for the first Test against India starting at Lord's on 19th July.15 Jul 2007James Nixon
Strauss finds form at ChelmsfordAndrew Strauss and Owais Shah were the chief beneficiaries on the final day, as the England Lions-India game meandered to a draw.15 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
England to play Scots in ODIEngland and Scotland will face each other in an ODI for the first time after an agreement was reached between the two boards.14 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff may be fit for ODIsEngland's Andrew Flintoff is hoping to be fully fit and recovered in time for his countries one-day series against India next month.14 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Harmison in doubt for Lord'sEnglish fast bowler, Steve Harmison, is in doubt for the first Test against India at Lord's this week after sustained hernia problems.14 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Tendulkar finds form vs LionsSachin Tendulkar, restored to the Indian team after missing the tour opener, found his touch after a shaky start to the Indian innings.14 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
Lions roar back with BresnanYorkshire's Tim Bresnan made 116 not out, and Joe Denly 83, as the Lions recovered from 185-6 to 379-8 at the close.13 Jul 2007Paul Wood
England an Option - SaqlainFormer Pakistan off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq may qualify to play for England later this year.12 Jul 2007Cameron Burge
Vaughan set to be fit for Lord'sMichael Vaughan is expected to be fit for the first test against India this week despite leaving the field early in domestic game.12 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
England announce Twenty20 squadMarcus Trescothick comes back into the reckoning as the selectors name their preliminary squad.11 Jul 2007Zac Ritchie
Giles ponders long term futureAshley Giles admits his cricketing career may be over, with the news that any further attempted comebacks may have longterm effects.10 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Sussex fight backSussex claimed day three honours in their tour match against India after wicket-keeper Andy Hodd scored his maiden first class century.10 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Sussex deny Indians opening winIndia just failed to complete victory in the opening game of their England tour, but will take encouragement from a good bowling effort10 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
Trescothick back in the mixMarcus Trescothick will be in line for an international recall when England name their 30 man Twenty20 World Cup squad later this week.09 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
West Indies take ODI series 2-1The West Indies players finally have something to smile about, after defeating England in the 3rd and final ODI match of the series.08 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
England A side namedAndrew Strauss will captain a young England Lions side against India in the three day tour match, starting July 13th at Chelmsford.08 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Ponting back on top of rankingsRicky Ponting is back on top of the ODI batting rankings after a poor series from Kevin Pietersen saw him lose the number one position.08 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Collingwood backs AndersonPaul Collingwood has voiced his surprise at the size of the fine handed out to James Anderson after an incident in the second ODI.07 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
India start tour solidlyThe first day's play of India's tour of England went well for the tourists, with fifties for Karthik, Gambhir and Dravid07 Jul 2007Sean Bennett
Chanderpaul to play in deciderWI hopes of an series win in England have received a boost, with the news that Shivnarine Chanderpaul is likely to play at Trent Bridge06 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Anderson fined 50% of match feeJames Anderson has been fined 50% of his match fee for a breach of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct.05 Jul 2007James Nixon
Donald's England role extendedAlan Donald's role as England bowling coach advisor has been extended until the end of the Twenty20 World Cup.04 Jul 2007James Nixon
Impressive WI level seriesBuoyed by yet another superlative innings from Shivnarine Chanderpaul, West Indies levelled the 3-match ODI series with England at 1-1.04 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
West Indies crash at Lord'sDespite a five-wicket burst from Fidel Edwards, the West Indies' batting collapsed again to give England a 79-run win in the first ODI.01 Jul 2007George Roberts
Bell expected to return for ODIsIan Bell is expected to replace Jonathan Trott in England's one-day squad if he comes through a practice session on Saturday.30 Jun 2007James Nixon
Shah leads England to winOwais Shah scored 55* to give England the win in the second Twenty20 against the West Indies and square the series 1-1.29 Jun 2007Zac Ritchie
West Indies gain Twenty20 winWest Indies clinched a 15 run victory in the very watchable Twenty20 contest against England at The Oval.28 Jun 2007Paul Wood
Trott joins Bell on sidelinesJonathan Trott has joined Ian Bell on the sidelines after being hit on the left hand while batting in the nets.27 Jun 2007James Nixon
Morgan to be next ICC presidentDavid Morgan, the current England and Wales Cricket Board chairman is set to become the new International Cricket Council president.27 Jun 2007James Nixon
Bell in doubt for Twenty20 clashIan Bell is in doubt for the first Twenty20 international against the West Indies on 28th June after tweaking a muscle.26 Jun 2007James Nixon
Kolpaks are fine - LorgatNo attempts will be made to block South African players from taking-up Kolpak contracts in England, the UCBSA has said.26 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
WI ease past PCA Masters XIWest Indies put aside their problems for an evening, strolling to a comfortable victory over this year's PCA Masters XI.26 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
Flintoff at 100% before summer endEngland coach Peter Moores has said he expects to have Andrew Flintoff back at 100% fitness before the end of summer.25 Jun 2007James Nixon
Trescothick closer to England returnMarcus Trescothick has told the Mail on Sunday that he is getting closer to making himself available for selection again for England.24 Jun 2007James Nixon
Dire WI routed by DerbyshireThe West Indies crumbled to 84 all out in less than 16 overs, losing their Twenty20 fixture against Derbyshire by 51 runs.24 Jun 2007Liam Camps
C'wood to be aggressive captainPaul Collingwood has said his style of leadership will be positive and aggressive as England try and rebuild their one-day side.23 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Sidebottom happy with selectionNottinghamshire fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom says he is happy with his selection in both England's test and one day squads.23 Jun 2007Lee Payne
Collingwood named ODI captainEngland have unveiled their new look ODI squad with Paul Collingwood the man named to succeed Michael Vaughn at the helm.22 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
KP says no to ODI captaincyKevin Pietersen has rejected any notion that he may take over Michael Vaughan as ODI captain of England.21 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Morton and Ramdin see WI homeThe West Indies cruised to their first win of their tour of England, defeating England Lions by 7 wickets at New Road, Worcester.21 Jun 2007George Roberts
MV admits ODI career may be overMichael Vaughan has admitted the chances were slim of him being picked in the one-day side after he resigned as captain this week.20 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Harmison may push off surgeryDespite reports that Steve Harmison was to undergo a hernia operation, the bowler has said he will push it off for as long as possible.20 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Bopara in doubt for ODI seriesEngland all-rounder Ravi Bopara is in doubt for England's one-day series against the West Indies due to a thigh muscle injury.19 Jun 2007James Nixon
Harmy requires hernia operationEngland fast bowler Steve Harmison requires a non-serious hernia operation the ECB have said but it is unlikely to affect his bowling.19 Jun 2007James Nixon
England take comfortable winAnother test 5-for from Monty Panesar did most of the work for England on day 5, they secured a seven wicket victory over West Indies.19 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
Vaughan steps down as ODI leaderMichael Vaughan has stepped down as England's ODI captain, but still harbours hopes to be selected for the ODI side.18 Jun 2007Paul Wood
England edge in frontEngland took a firm grip on the Fourth Test against West Indies on day four, thanks mostly to a fine century from Paul Collingwood.18 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
Chanderpaul leads WI challengeA Shivnarine Chanderpaul hundred and late wickets to Fidel Edwards put West Indies in contention in the rain-affected fourth Test.17 Jun 2007Liam Camps
Ian Botham knightedIan Botham became Sir Ian Botham today after he was honoured with the knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list.16 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Chanderpaul and Bravo dig inShivnarine Chanderpaul and Dwayne Bravo led West Indies to 132-4 after losing several early wickets to the English swing bowling.16 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
Pietersen slams scheduleKevin Pietersen has today added his name to the growing dissent regarding the packed international scheduling of cricket matches.15 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Weather wins at The RiversideNo play was possible on the opening day of the fourth Test between England and the West Indies due to incessant rain.15 Jun 2007Paul Wood
Solanki to captain England LionsVikram Solanki has been named captain of the England 'A' side to take on the West Indies in a one-day game next Thursday at Worcester.15 Jun 2007James Nixon
Emburey rules himself outJohn Emburey has ruled himself out of the running for the Indian coaching role after committing himself to his role as Middlesex director of cricket.13 Jun 2007James Nixon
Sammy doubtful for fourth TestAs West Indies enter the final Test of the series against England, having already lost 2-0, they may do so without Darren Sammy.13 Jun 2007Liam Camps
Hoggard, Anderson back in squadEngland have made two changes to their squad for the final Test at Chester-le-Street with Matthew Hoggard and James Anderson returning.12 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Sehwag snubbed by selectorsIndia have named their squad for the tour of the UK with batsman Virender Sehwag being left out of both the Test and ODI squads.12 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
We will win the match - MortonWith the 3rd Test between England and WI going into a 5th day, Runako Morton believes his side can make history by winning the match.11 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Ford turns down Indian coaching jobCurrent Kent coach Graham Ford has turned down the chance to become Indian Head Coach after deciding to remain as coach of Kent.11 Jun 2007James Nixon
India pair ruled fit for EnglandIndia's UK campaign has received a massive boost with the news that fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel have been declared fit.11 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
England defeat brave West IndiesEngland retained the Wisden Trophy with a 60-run win over West Indies, but not without a stern fight from the visitors on day five.11 Jun 2007Liam Camps
West Indies keep England at bayShiv Chanderpaul led West Indies in a spirited fightback at Old Trafford. The visitors require a further 154 runs with 5 wickets left.10 Jun 2007Paul Wood
ECB announce NZ 2008 tourThe England and Wales Cricket Board have annouched the schedule for New Zealand's 2008 tour of England.09 Jun 2007James Nixon
England close in on series winAided by Alistair Cook's century, England edge towards clinching the test series vs. West Indies, despite Darren Sammy's 7 wicket haul.09 Jun 2007Sean Bennett
Flintoff plays down controversyAndrew Flintoff has said there are no hard feelings between himself and his captain after Vaughan's 'Fredalo' comments made headlines.08 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Ganga delighted with WI effortsWI captain Daren Ganga was quite happy with his teams efforts yesterday, after taking seven wickets and restricting England to 296.08 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
England take sizeable leadEngland moved into a commanding position in the Third Test against West Indies, thanks mainly to Monty Panesar and Ryan Sidebottom.08 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
The Guardian hits backThe newspaper at the centre of the Vaughan-Flintoff controversy has hit back at claims the captain was misquoted in an interview.07 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Honours even on first dayThe opening day of the Third Test between England and West Indies was the most competitive of the series so far, despite Ian Bell's 77*07 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
Donald backs HarmisonAllan Donald has thrown his weight behind the out of form Steve Harmison ahead of Thursday's third Test at Old Trafford.06 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Player of the Month - MayThere have been several stars of England's early-season good form. Kevin Pietersen, however, probably shone brighter than all else.06 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
Vaughan backs down over FlintoffMichael Vaughan has backed down over his comments on Andrew Flintoff telling media that it has been "blown out of all proportion".06 Jun 2007James Nixon
West Indies sweat over GayleWindies management face a nervous wait over Chris Gayle's fitness, as the opener races against time to be ready for the third Test.06 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Vaughan blames Flintoff for WCIn a startling admission today, England captain Michael Vaughan has blamed Andrew Flintoff for England's dismal World Cup showing.05 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Lancs CEO defends FlintoffLancashire CEO Jim Cumbes has hit back at comments made by Michael Vaughan blaming England's poor display at the WC on Andrew Flintoff.05 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
England home schedule announcedEngland's 2008 home international schedule has been announced today with Test series against both South Africa and New Zealand planned.04 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
England squad unchangedEngland have retained the same squad for the third Test following their convincing innings and 283 runs victory at Headingley.03 Jun 2007James Nixon
Ramdin shines on final dayDenesh Ramdin made the most of the final day of West Indies' game against a MCC XI, making a career-best 131 as the game was drawn.03 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
Woolmer not murdered: PoliceFormer Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was not murdered, but died a natural death, according to police.02 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Mahmood out of WIndies seriesSajid Mahmood has lost his chance of breaking into the England squad for the West Indies series after having to undergo an operation.02 Jun 2007James Nixon
WIndies dominate tour matchRunako Morton has put the West Indies in a very strong position at the end of day two against the MCC after he hit a double century.02 Jun 2007James Nixon
Taylor takes five against MCCJerome Taylor took 5-43 for West Indies against an MCC XI, but they were troubled by more injury concerns.01 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
Hoggard looking at OT comebackFast bowler Matthew Hoggard is expected to make a full comeback for England's third test against the West Indies at Old Trafford.31 May 2007Zac Gelman
Hoggard due to miss 3rd TestAgainst recent positive reports, Matthew Hoggard is now expected to miss the third Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford.31 May 2007Liam Camps
Flintoff to have further surgeryAndrew Flintoff is to have a third operation on his left ankle, after failing a fitness test this morning.30 May 2007Richard Dickinson
India vs South Africa in doubtIndia's three-match ODI series against South Africa in Ireland has been thrown into doubt.30 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Sarwan out of tourWest Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan is out of the rest of his team's England tour, it was confirmed today.29 May 2007Richard Dickinson
England crush West IndiesEngland inflicted West Indies heaviest ever defeat, by an innings and 283 runs.28 May 2007Paul Wood
No play on day 3England are being made to wait for their chance to finish off the West Indies, day three was a washout.27 May 2007Alex Crampton
Donald joins Team EnglandFormer South African superstar, Allan Donald, has joined the England coaching staff, in a bid to help improve England's bowling stocks.26 May 2007Zac Gelman
Botham set to receive KnighthoodThe Daily Mirror newspaper have reported that former England cricketer Ian Botham is to recieve a Knighthood for his charity work.26 May 2007James Nixon
English onslaught destroys WILed by Kevin Pietersen and Ryan Sidebottom, England destroyed the West Indies on day two at Leeds, leaving the tourists in tatters.26 May 2007Sean Bennett
Vaughan ready for Test comebackHaving not played a Test since late 2005, England captain Michael Vaughan says he's finally ready to return to the field.25 May 2007Zac Gelman
West Indies set to target MontyRamnaresh Sarwan, still reeling from Monty Panesar's 6 wicket haul at Lord's, has announced a new tactic for dealing with the spinner.25 May 2007Zac Gelman
Vaughan in dream Test returnMichael Vaughan scored a century in his first Test for 19 months at Headingley to give his team the advantage over West Indies on day 125 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Flintoff out of Second TestEngland all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will miss the Second Test against West Indies as his left ankle continues to cause him problems.23 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Duo set to make comebackKey English pair Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff are expected to be back for England's second Test against the Windies on Friday.22 May 2007Zac Gelman
Hoggard set to miss 2nd TestEngland coach Peter Moores has told media that Matthew Hoggard is unlikely to be fit to play the second Test against the West Indies.22 May 2007James Nixon
Anderson and Sidebottom in squadRyan Sidebottom, Michael Vaughan and James Anderson were today selected in the England squad for the Second Test against West Indies.22 May 2007Richard Dickinson
KP backs Harmison to come goodKevin Pietersen has backed out of form fast bowler Stephen Harmison to come good on the last day at Lord's to bowl his side to victory21 May 2007Zac Gelman
Rain ensures drawJust 20 overs were possible on the last day of England-West Indies at Lord's, consigning the match to a draw.21 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Hoggard out of first TestEngland's injury woes have worsened, with the news that Matthew Hoggard will not take any part in the rest of the first Test at Lord's.20 May 2007Zac Gelman
WI chase 401 after Pietersen tonAn aggressive 109 by Kevin Pietersen has set a difficult task for the West Indies on the last day of the first Test at Lord's.20 May 2007Richard Edmunds
Giles suffers further setbacksEngland's Ashley Giles is set to miss the rest of the county cricket season due to a persistent hip injury.19 May 2007Zac Gelman
West Indies gather momentumFollowing an overnight declaration, the West Indies fought back hard at Lord's with fifties from Chanderpaul, Ramdin and Bravo.19 May 2007Sean Bennett
Prior shines as England dominateMatthew Prior, on debut, was one of four England batsmen to hit centuries as they reached 553-5 against West Indies.18 May 2007Alex Crampton
Flintoff Out of TestEngland's talismanic allrounder Andrew Flintoff is out of the first test today, and possibly the entire series, according to reports.17 May 2007Cameron Burge
Cook shines on gloomy dayAlastair Cook returned to Test form with a pleasant hundred on a day of frustration, curtailed by poor weather.17 May 2007Liam Camps
Vaughan reveals exclusionEngland captain Michael Vaughan has said that he felt excluded during the Test series in Australia last winter.15 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Team of the 2007 World CupThe 2007 World Cup has now passed into the annals of history. Who made the Cricket Web 2007 World Cup Team of the Tournament?15 May 2007Kev Goughy
Gayle not happy with curfewWest Indies batsman Chris Gayle has grudgingly accepted an 11:30pm team curfew that has been introduced for the tour of England.15 May 2007James Nixon
WI v England - Series PreviewFor years the West Indies thrashed their English counterparts thoroughly both home and away. But since 2000, England have dominated.15 May 2007Liam Camps
Flintoff in battle to be fitAndrew Flintoff is to have a fitness test on Wednesday to test his injured left ankle to see if he is fit to play the first Test.15 May 2007James Nixon
Rain washes out 2nd day's playHeavy rain in Taunton washed out the entire second days play in the tour match between the West Indies and Somerset.14 May 2007James Nixon
Flintoff's ankle strikes againAndrew Flintoff has again reported soreness in his troublesome left ankle, just three days before the start of the First Test.14 May 2007Richard Dickinson
No play on Monday eitherThe third and final day of West Indies' tour match with Somerset was washed out.14 May 2007Alex Crampton
Strauss named captain for Lord'sEngland have unveiled their 12 man squad for the first Test against the WIndies this week at Lord's with Andrew Strauss named captain.13 May 2007Zac Gelman
Vaughan given time to recoverEngland captain Michael Vaughan will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness for the first Test against the West Indies.12 May 2007James Nixon
Tour off to damp startShiv Chanderpaul and Runako Morton made swift progress amid the showers on West Indies' opening day of their England tour at Taunton.12 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Vaughan may be fit for 1st TestEngland received a boost today with the news that captain, Michael Vaughan, may be fit to play in the first Test against the WIndies.11 May 2007Zac Gelman
Ireland risk FP futureIreland are prepared to put their future in the Friends Provident Trophy on the line by playing India and South Africa in June.11 May 2007Richard Dickinson
KP injured ahead of first TestKevin Pietersen has suffered a calf strain whilst playing for county cricket side Hampshire ahead of the first Test against the WIndies09 May 2007Zac Gelman
I`m not ready says TrescothickEngland opening batsman Marcus Trescothick has stated that he is not ready to return to international cricket following his illness.09 May 2007James Nixon
England name assistant coachFormer Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower has been named as assistant to new England coach Peter Moores, the ECB announced today.07 May 2007Zac Gelman
Lewis out for two monthsEngland bowler and Gloucestershire captain, Jon Lewis, will be sidelined for two months after damaging his left ankle, again.06 May 2007Zac Gelman
Samuels cut from WIndies squadThe West Indies selectors have dropped Marlon Samuels from the Test squad for the upcoming four Test series against England.03 May 2007James Nixon
Vaughan injured againMichael Vaughan has been forced to retire hurt in a Championship game after being hit on the hand by Australian seamer Stuart Clark.03 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Flintoff guarantees improvementsEngland all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has promised a revival of his world best form after lacklustre Ashes and World Cup campaigns.02 May 2007Zac Gelman
Further setback for GilesEngland spinner Ashley Giles will miss most of the English County season recovering from a hip operation.28 Apr 2007Alex Crampton
Keep the faith says FletcherFormer England coach Darren Fletcher has told his successor Peter Moores that he should keep the faith with Michael Vaughan.23 Apr 2007James Nixon
Lara bows out with WI defeatThe greater the legend, the greater the tribute. A genius such as Brian Lara deserved nothing less than a captivating epic in leaving.21 Apr 2007Liam Camps
Moores to succeed FletcherFormer ECB Academy director Peter Moores will take over the role of national coach, the ECB revealed today.20 Apr 2007Richard Dickinson
Fletcher tenure to end SaturdayEngland coach Duncan Fletcher is expected to submit his resignation to the ECB, after his side's final World Cup match on Saturday.19 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
"I won't quit" says VaughanEngland captain Michael Vaughan has said he will not quit following England's heavy loss against South Africa in the World Cup.18 Apr 2007James Nixon
Hall of Shame for Dire EnglandFive wickets for Andrew Hall set up a nine-wicket South African thrashing of England, and booked a place in the semi-finals.17 Apr 2007Neil Pickup
Trescothick wants England returnSomerset Sabres batsman Marcus Trescothick has admitted that he is "desperate" to play for England again after a troubled recent past.11 Apr 2007Lee Payne
Poor England made to workEngland struggled against Bangladesh today, losing six wickets in a chase of just 144.11 Apr 2007Alex Crampton
Giles suffers injury setbackEngland spin-bowler Ashley Giles has suffered new problems with his hip and is in doubt for the start of the county season.10 Apr 2007James Nixon
Australians to target PietersenAus have revealed their plans for today's Super 8 clash with England, with Ricky Ponting saying his side will target Kevin Pietersen.08 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Trescothick makes amazing returnMarcus Trescothick made an amazing return in his come back match scoring 256 off 117 balls for Somerset against Devon.08 Apr 2007James Nixon
Australia beat England with easeAustralia over came a spirited innings from Kevin Pietersen to record a seven wicket win over England and just about assure themselves a semi-finals spot.08 Apr 2007Michelle Hamberger
England geared for crunch gameAfter defeat to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, England know every game for the rest of the World Cup is a must-win one.06 Apr 2007Richard Dickinson
Jayawardene praises EnglandMahela Jayawardene has praised England after they got to within two runs of their target against SL yesterday in an absolute thriller.05 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Lewis out, Broad inEngland seamer Jon Lewis has flown home from the World Cup for family reasons, and will be replaced by Stuart Broad.04 Apr 2007Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka secure thriller!Sri Lanka claimed two vital points in an exciting game in Antigua, off the final ball of the game.04 Apr 2007Paul Wood
"Massive week" for EnglandEngland's star batsman Kevin Pietersen has spoken of the importance that they win at least one of their matches this week.02 Apr 2007Alex Crampton
England unconvincing in victoryThough they managed to defeat associate nation Ireland in their first Super Eight game, England looked less than impressive.30 Mar 2007Sean Bennett
"Fletcher must go" - EngelIn the latest edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, editor Matthew Engel calls for a change of England coach.27 Mar 2007Richard Dickinson
World Cup Review- Groups C and DThe early part of this long World Cup has seen controversy, disappointment and excitement galore. We review Groups C and D.26 Mar 2007Kev Goughy
Pietersen replaces HusseyEngland batsman Kevin Pietersen has knocked Michael Hussey off top spot in the one-day international player rankings.26 Mar 2007James Nixon
England ease throughFifties from Ed Joyce and Kevin Pietersen eased England through to the Super Eight, despite a fighting 76 from Kenya's Steve Tikolo.24 Mar 2007Matt Pitt
Vaughan trips over pot-holeEngland's worries were further compounded yesterday, when captain Michael Vaughan tripped over a pot-hole a during training session.21 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Disgraced Flintoff apologisesAndrew Flintoff has today apologised for the indiscretion that cost him the vice-captaincy and a one match suspension.19 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff dropped and demotedAndrew Flintoff has been sacked as vice captain and forced to sit out of his side's clash against Canada today after a disciplinary breach.18 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Dismal England limp past CanadaEngland stumbled to a 52-run win over Canada at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia to record their first victory of the World Cup18 Mar 2007Neil Pickup
Fletcher confident of revivalDuncan Fletcher has admitted his side's World Cup campaign has gotten much tougher after their six wicket loss to New Zealand.17 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
England players finedEngland coach Duncan Fletcher has fined a number of players for a "breach of team discipline" following yesterday's defeat17 Mar 2007Neil Pickup
England all at seaEngland management are in damage control today, with reports suggesting a drunken Andrew Flintoff had to be rescued at sea at 4am.17 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
NZ ease past EnglandScott Styris found form with both bat and ball as New Zealand gained revenge against England in St Lucia.16 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
McMillan in doubtAll-rounder Craig McMillan is uncertain for tomorrow's blockbuster clash against England after suffering a bruised toe during training.15 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Anderson setback for EnglandEngland paceman Jimmy Anderson has been taken to a St Lucia hospital with a suspected broken finger.14 Mar 2007Paul Wood
Scots want regular Eng matchesCraig Wright has today advocated a regular home series between his side and the English in a bid to boost cricket in his home country.11 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Vaughan - we'll be readyEngland captain Michael Vaughan insists his side will be ready for action by the time their World Cup opener next Friday comes around.10 Mar 2007Matt Pitt
WC set to hit England's economyEngland's workplace productivity is set to be hit by over 270 million pounds during the World Cup, according to a study released today.10 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Gilchrist eases Australia homeEngland's brief hold over Australia came to an abrupt halt at St. Vincent today as Australia cruised comfortably to a 5 wicket victory.09 Mar 2007Paul Wood
Read dumbfounded by the AshesEngland wicket-keeper Chris Read has told the BBC that the decision to drop him for the start of the Ashes was difficult to get over.08 Mar 2007James Nixon
CW World Cup Countdown. Day 9 - EnglandHost of more World Cups than any other nation, inventors of the game and pioneers of the two limited-over forms of the game.05 Mar 2007Neil Pickup
Strauss left out of first warmupOut of form batsman Andrew Strauss has been left out of England's opening warm-up match against Bermuda, in Kingstown today.05 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
England humiliate BermudaEngland's World Cup preparation got off to a winning start as they delivered a hammering to Bermuda, bowling them out for just 45.05 Mar 2007Matt Pitt
Player of the Month - FebruaryAfter two months of hellish Australian torture, three superb performances from Paul Collingwood single handedly turned England's tour around.04 Mar 2007Benedict Goodchild
England injured recovering wellJon Lewis, James Anderson and Kevin Pietersen all trained well in England's first Caribbean net session today.04 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff confirmed as vice-captainMichael Vaughan confirmed at a press-conference that Andrew Flintoff will take over should he not be able to play due to injury.02 Mar 2007James Nixon
Gough returns homeYorkshire have today announced that Darren Gough has re-joined them as captain following his three years at Essex.28 Feb 2007Paul Wood
KP: Captaincy hurt Flintoff's formKevin Pietersen admits Andrew Flintoff's acceptance of the captaincy may have deeply affected his form during the Ashes.27 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Hair withdraws lawsuit against PCBAustralian umpire Darrell Hair has withdrawn his lawsuit claiming racial discrimination against the Pakistan Cricket Board.25 Feb 2007James Nixon
Gough headed for YorkshireFormer England fast bowler, Darren Gough is set to return to Yorkshire, with reports indicating that he may be handed the captaincy.24 Feb 2007Liam Camps
Hair turns down ECBDarrell Hair has turned down an offer from the England and Wales Cricket Board to be on the reserve umpires list for the 07-08 season.20 Feb 2007James Nixon
Vaughan improving by the dayMichael Vaughan's hamstring injury is improving by the day and he is confident of making England's opening match at the WC against NZ.20 Feb 2007James Nixon
Plunkett admits to drink drivingLiam Plunkett has been banned from driving for 20 months after admitting to a drink driving charge from last October.19 Feb 2007James Nixon
England's Keeper DilemmaWith Paul Nixon installed as the World Cup keeper, what options are available to England long term?18 Feb 2007Paul Wood
Giles says his career isn`t overAshley Giles has refused to concede his international career is over despite being left out of England's 15 man World Cup squad.17 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Commonwealth Bank Series WrapThis year's triangular one day series was the most topsy-turvey seen in Australia for years with under-dogs England taking it out.16 Feb 2007Cameron Burge
Vaughan in as World Cup captainMichael Vaughan has been named as captain for England's World Cup campaign while Mal Loye has been dropped for all-rounder Ravi Bopara.14 Feb 2007James Nixon
England Win CB Series 2-0England finished their tour of Australia with a comprehensive 2-0 win over their hosts in the one-day series final at the SCG tonight.11 Feb 2007Cameron Burge
Collingwood slays AustraliaPaul Collingwood had the game of his life to condemn Australia to defeat in the first final of the ODI series.09 Feb 2007Arjun Miglani
Vaughan out of Com Bank finalsMichael Vaughan has been ruled out of the Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series finals following a recurrence of his hamstring injury.08 Feb 2007James Nixon
Broad called up for finalsEngland have called up Stuart Broad for the Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series finals against Australia starting in Melbourne on Friday07 Feb 2007James Nixon
Vaughan in doubt for finalsEngland face a nervous wait on the fitness of Michael Vaughan as he races against time to ensure his hamstring is alright for the MCG.07 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
England reach Com Bank FinalsA vastly-improved England produced a magnificent comeback win over New Zealand to reach the finals of the Commonwealth Bank Series.06 Feb 2007Richard Edmunds
Vaughan to return for deciderEngland have received a boost ahead of Tuesday's decider against NZ with the news that Michael Vaughan will be returning from injury.05 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Pietersen hits back at BorderKevin Pietersen has responded in no uncertain terms to Allan Border's accusation that he was too quick to fly home after being injured.05 Feb 2007Arjun Miglani
Gough a chance for World CupEnglish bowler Darren Gough is in line for a possible recall to the national one-day side as England try and solve their ODI crisis.02 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Moody may be interested in Eng.Tom Moody would be interested in coaching England should the position become vacant, his Worcestershire CEO Mark Newton has revealed.02 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Ode to Joyce at Last for EnglandTheir tour from hell took a turn for the better as England recorded their first win against Australia since 2005 at the SCG tonight.02 Feb 2007Cameron Burge
Nixon reveals Vaughan's injuriesEngland wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has revealed that Michael Vaughan is unlikely to play again during the Australian summer.01 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Anderson heads homeJames Anderson is returning home early from the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia after suffering a back injury.01 Feb 2007James Nixon
Shaun Tait to make ODI debutShaun Tait will make his one-day international debut against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.01 Feb 2007James Nixon
Border critical of PietersenFormer Australian captain Allan Border has criticised injured English batsman Kevin Pietersen for not staying with the touring side.31 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
England Woes Worsen at the WACAThe England XI is quite simply not competitive in this Commonwealth Bank Series. They were easily accounted for by the kiwis.30 Jan 2007Andrew Shephard
Vaughan comeback in doubtMichael Vaughan's comeback against New Zealand on Tuesday is in doubt after aggravating his hamstring during training on the weekend.28 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff says sorryAndrew Flintoff has apologized to the general public for his side's pathetic displays, which have seen crowds robbed of a true contest.27 Jan 2007Arjun Miglani
Bell: We're hurtingIan Bell has described his sides pitiful nine wicket loss against Australia on Friday as one of the lowest points of his career.27 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Further injuries hurt EnglandJames Anderson and Jon Lewis are both battling injuries ahead of the next Com Bank match on Friday against Australia in Adelaide.25 Jan 2007James Nixon
Fred: We must start performingAndrew Flintoff has called on his side to start "performing with the bat and the ball" ahead of Friday's clash against Aus in Adelaide.24 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Oram inspires turnaroundJacob Oram returned to the NZ team and played a vital role in turning his side's fortunes around with an easy win over England.23 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Woolmer interested in England roleBob Woolmer has publicly announced that he would be keen on coaching England after saying he would be prepared to listen to offers.22 Jan 2007James Nixon
Bond hopes for England returnShane Bond is optimistic of returning to the New Zealand line-up for today's ODI against England.22 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Mr Cricket: I'll never walkMichael Hussey has come out and said he will never walk, defending himself from accusations of dishonesty in Friday's ODI in Brisbane.21 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Loye shocked by abuseMal Loye has voiced his amazement at the level of abuse directed at him by the Australian crowd during Fridays ODI in Brisbane.20 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Australia stumble to victoryThe Australians notched up another victory after some jitters as England pressed hard defending only 155.19 Jan 2007Arunava Das
Oram to join NZ in CB seriesNew Zealand will receive a boost of experience in the Commonwealth Bank series, as Jacob Oram is due to the join the squad on Sunday.19 Jan 2007Liam Camps
Vaughan out for two further ODIsMichael Vaughan will miss England's next two one-dayers in the Commonwealth Bank Series due to a torn hamstring.19 Jan 2007James Nixon
England set to field debutantEither Mal Loye or Ravi Bopara will debut for England today filling the space left by the injured Michael Vaughan.18 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Vaughan ruled out of BrisbaneMichael Vaughan has been ruled out of Friday's one-day match against Australia in Brisbane due to a grade one tear of his hamstring.17 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff back as captainEngland have reverted to all-rounder Andrew Flintoff to lead the side after Michael Vaughan succumbed to yet another injury.17 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
CA calls for sixth Ashes TestCricket Australia is pushing for a sixth Ashes Test for 2010-11 with Hobart's Bellerive Oval the favourite to host the extra match.16 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Flintoff leads England to winAndrew Flintoff produced a stunning all-round performance to give England their first win of the Australian tour.16 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Bopara replaces PietersenEssex batsman Ravi Bopara has been called into the England squad for the CB series, to replace injured star Kevin Pietersen.13 Jan 2007Sean Fuller
KP taken to hospital for scansKevin Pietersen has been taken to hospital for scans after suffering a blow to the ribs from a Glenn McGrath bouncer in Melbourne today12 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Australia hammer EnglandEngland were left wondering what had hit them, after being completely outclassed by Australia in the first ODI.12 Jan 2007Arjun Miglani
Pietersen flies homeKevin Pietersen is returning home after sustaining a broken rib in the first Commonwealth Bank Series ODI.12 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Aussies smash England in 20/20Australia have continued their domination over England throughout the summer with a 77 run win at the SCG.09 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
England after Warne as bowling coachDuncan Fletcher is keen to see if Shane Warne is prepared to get involved with English cricket in lending his skill and knowledge to help young England spin bowlers.06 Jan 2007James Nixon
Vaughan returns as captainMichael Vaughan has been named captain of the England side for the upcoming Twenty20 international against Australia and the Commonwealth Bank Series that follows.06 Jan 2007James Nixon
Revenge is sweetFrom an Australian perspective it wasn't really about England losing the Ashes, but more about Australia winning them.06 Jan 2007Michelle Hamberger
Strauss given the all-clearEngland vice-captain Andrew Strauss has been cleared of any serious damage after sustaining a Brett Lee bouncer to the head yesterday.05 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Former great slams EnglandFormer England captain Geoffrey Boycott has slammed the team that's been on the receiving end of the first Ashes whitewash in 80 years.05 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
After the WhitewashWhat was so different between Vaughan's Victors and Freddie's Flops? Readers, I give you: How to lose the Ashes in six simple steps.05 Jan 2007Neil Pickup
Strauss taken to hospitalAndrew Strauss has been taken hospital for a precautionary x-ray after sustaining a severe knock to the helmet from a Brett Lee bouncer04 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
5-0 well on the cardsAustralia look set to claim a 5-0 Ashes victory for the first time since 1920-21. England finished the day at 114-5, just 12 runs ahead with five wickets in hand.04 Jan 2007Archie Mac
Hayden in for CB seriesMatthew Hayden has been included in the Australian one-day international squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Bank series.04 Jan 2007Liam Camps
Australia seal whitewashAustralia have completed a flawless Ashes series after one final English capitulation on the fourth day in Sydney.04 Jan 2007Sean Fuller
Pawar and Morgan nominatedSharad Pawar and David Morgan will both contest the position for the presidency of the ICC after nominations closed on Monday.03 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Fifth match evenly poisedThe 2nd day of the final Ashes Test finished with neither side firmly in front and Andrew Flintoff signaling a return to form with 89.03 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Urn debate rises from the ashesIan Botham, Sir Richard Branson and Aussie PM John Howard have all called on the MCC to allow the winner of the Ashes to keep the urn.03 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
England just ahead on first dayEngland ended the first day of the final Ashes Test on 234-4 with Flintoff and Collingwood unbeaten on 42 and 25 respectively.02 Jan 2007Arunava Das
Yardy to lead England ASussex all-rounder Michael Yardy has been named as captain of an experimental England A squad ahead of a six-match tour of Bangladesh02 Jan 2007Neil Pickup
Flintoff denies tension in sideEngland captain Andrew Flintoff had denied any suggestions that there is tension in his side.01 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Dalrymple in line for Test debutJamie Dalrymple, the Middlesex all-rounder is expected to make his Test debut against Australia in Sydney for the fifth Test.01 Jan 2007James Nixon
Photos from England's training sessionPhotos from England's training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 1st January.01 Jan 2007James Nixon
Jones looking at comebackMixed news for England's bowlers with Simon Jones anticipating a return in April, whilst Matthew Hoggard is injured with a side strain.01 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
KP lashes out at BuchananUnder siege English batsman Kevin Pietersen has hit back at claims that he's not a team player, coming out of the Australian camp.31 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Dalrymple could play in SydneyMonty Panesar could line-up alongside uncapped spinner Jamie Dalrymple as England look to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test.30 Dec 2006George Roberts
Pietersen to stay at fourEnglish captain Andrew Flintoff has confirmed that Kevin Pietersen's promotion to number four would be permanent.29 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Bracewell keeps the faithJohn Bracewell is set to keep the faith with his underfire bowling attack for the second one-day international against Sri Lanka tomorrow.29 Dec 2006James Nixon
Buchanan attacks England starsAustralia coach John Buchanan has spoken up about England stars Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff.29 Dec 2006Matt Pitt
Aussies destroy England in fourth TestThe series England looked forward to with such anticipation has become a recurring nightmare after losing the fourth Test by an innings and 99 runs.28 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Flintoff has no answerEngland captain Andrew Flintoff has handed credit to Australia following his team's crushing defeat in the fourth Test at the MCG.28 Dec 2006Matt Pitt
Plans not stolen says MCCThe Melbourne Cricket Club released a statement yesterday denying any breach of security in the English dressing rooms.28 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
England's bowling tactics leakedEnglish officials are fuming today as news come through that a document containing bowling strategies was leaked to Melbourne radio.27 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Hayden and Symonds stun EnglandA mammoth 6th wicket stand between Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds on the 2nd day has blown the 4th Ashes test wide open.27 Dec 2006Sean Fuller
Wickets rain down at MCGAustralia are firmly in front at the close of day one of the Boxing Day Test match at the MCG, bowling England out for just 159 runs.26 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Hoggard calls on team to liftEngland pace bowler Matthew Hoggard has called on his side to perform or face an Ashes whitewash, the first since 1921.25 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
KP: Warne was an arrogant idiotKevin Pietersen has slammed and praised on and off again buddy Shane Warne calling him an 'arrogant idiot', a '****head' and a champion.24 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Flintoff to continue playingEngland captain Andrew Flintoff will play in the Boxing Day Test despite needing injections to quell throbbing pain in his ankle.23 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
"I want the captaincy" says VaughanMichael Vaughan has said he wants the captaincy back after being named in the squad for the Commonwealth Bank Series starting next month.22 Dec 2006James Nixon
Harmison retires from ODIsEngland fast bowler Steve Harmison has retired from ODI cricket after missing out on England's squad for the Commonwealth Bank series.21 Dec 2006Sean Bennett
Jones under the pumpEnglish wicketkeeper Geraint Jones is under mounting pressure to keep his spot in the English side as calls for his head intensify.20 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Mahmood hits out at FlintoffEnglish bowler Sajid Mahmood has criticised his captain Andrew Flintoff after being given only 17 overs to bowl in the third Ashes Test20 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Warne announces retirementShane Warne has officially retired from international cricket. His last match will be the fifth Ashes Test at the SCG.20 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Fletcher's position under fireEngland coach Duncan Fletcher's position has come under scrutiny as England search for answers to their humiliating Ashes defeat.19 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Australia regain AshesAustralia has crushed England by 206 runs at the WACA ground in Perth to regain the Ashes only 15 months after surrendering them.18 Dec 2006Cameron Burge
England deny AustraliaEngland have staged a remarkable fight-back on day four at Perth, resisting Australia's push for a series wrap up.17 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Fletcher defends choicesEmbattled English coach Duncan Fletcher responds to critics standing by the selection decisions that have been made on the Ashes tour.17 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Fletcher "pig-headed" says BothamFormer England great Ian Botham have described England coach Duncan Fletcher as "pig-headed" for overlooking Monty Panesar for the first two Ashes Tests.16 Dec 2006James Nixon
Australia poised to regain urnThe Aussies are well placed to regain the Ashes after a breathtaking display from Adam Gilchrist on the third day at the WACA.16 Dec 2006Arunava Das
Giles heads home from Ashes tourAshley Giles is flying home from England's Ashes tour of Australia to be with his wife who is suffering from a potentially serious illness.16 Dec 2006James Nixon
Aussies on top after day twoAustralia came up with the perfect game plan on day two of the third Test. Initially strangling England with some tight bowling.15 Dec 2006Archie Mac
Bangladesh defeat ScotlandIn the first of two ODIs between the two nations, Bangladesh recorded a comfortable victory over Scotland.15 Dec 2006Alex Crampton
Monty makes his markMonty Panesar showed just how badly England have missed him, putting in a superb performance to stun the Australian batsmen.14 Dec 2006Arjun Miglani
"I would sack Fletcher" says CloseFormer England captain Brian Close believes England coach Duncan Fletcher should be sacked following the recent Test defeats.13 Dec 2006James Nixon
Vaughan rules out Ashes comebackMichael Vaughan has ruled out any possibility of making a return during The Ashes saying he requires more time to recover.11 Dec 2006James Nixon
England's Concerted EffortsDespite trailing two-nil in the Ashes series, England's cricketers have kept themselves entertained during their stay in Australia.11 Dec 2006Cameron Burge
Cook ton as England dominateThe English batsmen gained some much-needed confidence in their warm-up game against Western Australia as they eased to 356-5.10 Dec 2006Arunava Das
England dismiss WA on first dayHopes for a fast WACA pitch for the third Ashes Test received a fillip today, when the WACA pitch showed bounce and movement.09 Dec 2006Archie Mac
Watson eyes Boxing DayShane Watson is hoping to be fit for the Boxing Day Test, after ruling himself out of the Third Test in Perth.08 Dec 2006Arjun Miglani
Australia name 3rd Test squadAustralia have named their 13 man squad for the third Test, with Andrew Symonds and Adam Voges replacing Damien Martyn and Shaun Tait.08 Dec 2006Arjun Miglani
Fletcher rules Vaughan outDuncan Fletcher has attempted to put an end to the speculation surrounding the return of Michael Vaughan during the Ashes series.07 Dec 2006Liam Camps
Fletch shifts blame to playersDuncan Fletcher has insisted that the performance, not the personnel, was at fault during England's last day debacle in Adelaide.06 Dec 2006Arjun Miglani
Australia win in thriller.05 Dec 2006Cameron Burge
Gutless, aimless... hopelessI still can't work out quite what happened last night in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.05 Dec 2006Neil Pickup
Aussies urn it the hard wayAn Aussie cricket fan I also can't believe how the last day of the Second Ashes Test unfolded.05 Dec 2006Michelle Hamberger
Test drifts towards drawMichael Clarke and Matthew Hoggard played key roles in the fourth day at Adelaide, but the second test looks set to be a draw.04 Dec 2006Sean Fuller
Flintoff sends scare through EnglandEngland captain Andy Flintoff sent a scare through the England camp today after he left the field after bowling only four overs today.04 Dec 2006James Nixon
England on top after day threeEngland are on top at the end of the third days play at the Adelaide Oval with the Aussies still trailing by 239 runs.03 Dec 2006Arunava Das
Lehmann for England?Darren Lehmann has expressed his interest in coaching England, should the position become vacant.03 Dec 2006Arjun Miglani
England pile on the runsEngland batted themselves into an unlosable position on day two of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval.02 Dec 2006Michelle Hamberger
Collingwood and England dominatePaul Collingwood, Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell all batted superbly to put England in a dominant position on day one of the second test.01 Dec 2006Arjun Miglani
Vaughan out for a duck in returnMichael Vaughan made a disappointing return to cricket in making a seven ball duck for the England Academy against Western Australia.29 Nov 2006James Nixon
Vaughan set to make returnMichael Vaughan is set to make his return to cricket in playing a one-day match for England Academy against a Western Australia 2nd XI.28 Nov 2006James Nixon
Lee Looks to Secure FootingFast bowler Brett Lee is looking for an improved performance in the second Ashes Test after taking only two wickets in Brisbane.28 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Australia go one upIn a rather one-sided contest, Australia wrapped up the England lower order quickly on the morning of Day 5, comprehensively winning the First Test. 27 Nov 2006Michelle Hamberger
England Show Some FightIt has taken four days, but finally England have shown some of the skill and determination that saw them claim the Ashes 18 months ago.26 Nov 2006Archie Mac
McGrath Rocks, England RolledA rampant, resurgent Glenn McGrath tore through an insipid England line-up as Australia continued its domination of the 1st Test today.25 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
England under pressureAustralia continued their dominance of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane as Ricky Ponting made a magnificent 196.24 Nov 2006Arunava Das
Ponting takes controlRicky Ponting produced a masterful captains knock as Australia battered England's bowlers on the first day of the Ashes23 Nov 2006Arjun Miglani
Vaughan targets MelbourneMichael Vaughan is targeting the Boxing Day Ashes Test in Melbourne to make his return to international cricket for England.23 Nov 2006James Nixon
Bell Cleared of FractureIan Bell remains in contention for the Ashes opener, being cleared of a fracture to his left wrist following a training mishap today.21 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Watson out of Ashes openerMichael Clarke will take the place of the injured Shane Watson for the first Ashes test at the 'Gabba on Thursday.21 Nov 2006Richard Edmunds
Unleash Tait at Poms - ChappelliFormer captain Ian Chappell has called on Australia to pick Shaun Tait for the first Test even if all rounnder Shane Watson is unfit.20 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Warne Promises Flippin' HellChampion leg-spinner Shane Warne has promised to bowl a flipper in his first over to send a message to the England batsmen.20 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Bell Injury ScareIn form England batsman Ian Bell has thrown an injury scare into the England camp less than 48 hours before the first Ashes Test.20 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Now for the Main EventEngland have completed their preparations for the Ashes with a draw against South Australia at Adelaide Oval today.19 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Encouraging signs for HarmisonA promising net session for Steve Harmison has left England optimistic about his fitness for the first Test.18 Nov 2006Alex Crampton
Lehmann and Hoggard shineEngland's final tour game before the Ashes is perfectly poised, and full of clues as to the make-up of the respective teams next week.17 Nov 2006Arjun Miglani
Harmison sits out SA clashSteve Harmison has been forced to sit out England's three day tour match against South Australia due to a side strain.16 Nov 2006James Nixon
Joyce called to Ashes actionEngland have called up Middlesex batsman to replaced Marcus Trescothick in the Ashes squad, after the opener returned home .15 Nov 2006Liam Camps
Ponting wishes Trescothick wellIn the wake of Marcus Trescothick's withdrawal for the Ashes series, opposing captain Ricky Ponting has wished the England opener well.15 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
England finish stronglyThe 14-a-side warm-up match between New South Wales and England ended in an expected draw as the English bowlers found some form.14 Nov 2006Arunava Das
Trescothick heads homeEngland Test opener Marcus Trescothick is heading back to England and will miss The Ashes due to a stress-related illness.14 Nov 2006James Nixon
England on the improveEngland have clawed their way back into their tour match against New South Wales after suffering early set backs in their first innings.13 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Panesar Taunted by SCG CrowdEngland spinner Monty Panesar has allegedly been subjected to racist taunts by crowd members during England's tour match against NSW.13 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
G. Jones returns for 1st TestGeraint Jones will be reinstated with the gloves for the first Ashes Test match, according to coach Duncan Fletcher.12 Nov 2006Liam Camps
England bowlers struggle againFor the second time in three days, Phil Jaques has made life difficult for England's bowlers with a century in a tour match.12 Nov 2006Sean Fuller
England suffer big defeatEngland suffered a 166 run defeat at the hands of the Prime Minister's XI today at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.10 Nov 2006Archie Mac
Umpires named for the AshesThe umpires have been named for each of the five Ashes Tests with the same four that were used last year being named.10 Nov 2006James Nixon
Vaughan targeting Perth TestMichael Vaughan is hoping to be fit and ready to make himself available for the final three Ashes tests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.09 Nov 2006James Nixon
ECB and WFP link upThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the England and Wales Cricket Board today joined forces in a dynamic new partnership.09 Nov 2006James Nixon
Aussies to target FlintoffAustralia have revealed plans to target Andrew Flintoff, as they believe it could bring down the rest of the side.09 Nov 2006Alex Crampton
The Ashes - PreviewThe most anticipated Test series in living memory is set to kick off this November with every day of the Test series a sell out.08 Nov 2006Archie Mac
The Ashes Fantasy Cricket Comp.The Ashes Fantasy Cricket competition has been created and is ready for you to start selecting your dream team.06 Nov 2006James Nixon
Trescothick Expects the WorstEngland opener Marcus Trescothick is expecting opponents and crowds alike to remind him of his recent travails.06 Nov 2006Cameron Burge
Lord's redevelopment planThe MCC have announced that 20 million will be spent on refurbishing the Mount Stand and installing scoreboards and replay screens.05 Nov 2006James Nixon
Giles passed fit for the AshesAshley Giles has fully recovered from a second hip operation and been passed fit for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.30 Oct 2006James Nixon
Pietersen gives England some prideKevin Pietersen has given England some pride and signed them off in style after he made 90 not out in their three wicket win over the West Indies.28 Oct 2006James Nixon
Warne stands up for team-matesShane Warne has rejected suggestions that his Australian team-mates are past their best.25 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Is Fletcher Stale?Former England batsman Geoff Boycott has hit out at coach Duncan Fletcher for the recent poor performances of the team in ODI's24 Oct 2006Michelle Hamberger
ECB Request Test Pattern ChangeThe ECB have held talks with Cricket Australia to move the current pattern of tours to Australia away from just before the World Cup.23 Oct 2006Michelle Hamberger
ODI Loss No Guide to AshesEngland captain says the Champions Trophy loss to Australia means nothing in the context of the Ashes battle to come.23 Oct 2006Cameron Burge
Ponting dismisses whitewash talkRicky Ponting has revealed that he pays no attention to Glenn McGrath's various predictions ahead of the Ashes series.21 Oct 2006Arjun Miglani
England crash outAustralia's six-wicket win over England was enough to send the losers crashing out of the Champions Trophy at the first hurdle.21 Oct 2006Matt Pitt
English and Aussies in must winEngland face off against Australia in their next match in the Champions Trophy and it is a must win for both teams.20 Oct 2006James Nixon
England roll over againIndia's Champions Trophy campaign began with a victory, as they edged past a poor England side by four wickets.15 Oct 2006Matt Pitt
Substitute Law being Stretched?During the last Ashes series, Australia strongly objected to the use by England of substitutes. Was this in the spirit of the game14 Oct 2006Michelle Hamberger
Flintoff Unlikely to BowlEngland allrounder Andrew Flintoff is unlikely to bowl in the Champion's Trophy to ensure that he is at full fitness for the Ashes.14 Oct 2006Michelle Hamberger
Flintoff 50 in practice matchAndrew Flintoff hit a 50 for England in their Champion's Trophy warm-up match, but will not bowl until the first Test in Brisbane.12 Oct 2006Alex Crampton
Smith issues warning to FlintoffSouth African captain Graeme Smith has warned England captain Andrew Flintoff to expect his team to receive ugly abuse from Aussie fans11 Oct 2006James Nixon
Mahmood 'can be next star'Former England captain Mike Gatting has backed Sajid Mahmood to have a strong Ashes series this winter.10 Oct 2006Matt Pitt
Harmison denies Flintoff rumourSteve Harmison has dismissed claims that Andrew Flintoff was given the England captaincy because of his relationship with the paceman.10 Oct 2006Matt Pitt
Ashes terror plot revealedIt has been revealed that the England and Australia cricket teams were potential terror targets last year.09 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Internal squabbles hurt AussiesFormer England captain Mike Gatting has come out saying internal squabbles and the lack of a settled eleven are hurting Australia.09 Oct 2006James Nixon
Pietersen or Flintoff to open?England's chairman of selectors David Graveney has told media that they are considering opening the batting with Pietersen or Flintoff.09 Oct 2006James Nixon
Tour match for McGrathGlenn McGrath will take the field for New South Wales against the touring England team ahead of the Ashes series.08 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Flintoff follows VaughanAndrew Flintoff is confident about repeating Michael Vaughan's feat to beat Australia in the Ashes.06 Oct 2006Alex Crampton
Vaughan Targets VB SeriesMichael Vaughan believes he may recover in time from injury to skipper England in the VB Series against Australia and New Zealand.05 Oct 2006Martyn Corrin
14 Reasons To Watch The AshesThrough careful thought and detailed analysis and using a massive research budget, Cricket Web has developed a solution to the dilemma.05 Oct 2006Liam Camps
Joyce Looking to Take ChanceEd Joyce is hoping he gets the chance to prove himself in the ICC Champions' Trophy, and establish himself in the England one-day side.05 Oct 2006Martyn Corrin
Gough Isn't Finished YetEnglish paceman Darren Gough still hasn't given up hope of playing in the World Cup, despite his latest injury setback.04 Oct 2006Arjun Miglani
Anderson Full Of ConfidenceJames Anderson is confident that his return from injury can help England to win the Champions Trophy, and cement his place at the Ashes04 Oct 2006Arjun Miglani
Law offers to lend a handStuart Law has offered to lend a helping hand as a batting adviser for the upcoming Ashes series to England.03 Oct 2006Arjun Miglani
Champions Trophy - PreviewThe biennial tournament has come around again and although not everyone approves of its existence, some excellent cricket lies ahead.02 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Jones hits out at criticsSimon Jones has defended bowlers around the world against claims that reverse-swing is impossible without tampering with the ball.01 Oct 2006Harry Warwick
Ashes hype heats upAustralian legends Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne have added fuel to the fire ahead of this winter's eagerly anticipated Ashes series.30 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Vaas signs for MiddlesexSri Lankan seamer Chaminda Vaas has signed for Middlesex for the 2007 season.30 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Madugalle issues warningRanjuan Madugalle has issued umpires with a warning that they must raise their game to avoid repeat occurances of The Oval fiasco.30 Sep 2006Martyn Corrin
Watson for #6, says BorderAustralian selector Allan Border has said that Shane Watson is the most likely candidate to bat at 6 for Australia in the Ashes.29 Sep 2006Sean Fuller
Monty and Ash in the same XI?England are considering using Monty Panesar AND Ashley Giles in the same team during the Ashes, according to captain Andrew Flintoff.29 Sep 2006Arjun Miglani
England to use all 16England are set to use all 16 of their Ashes squad members in their warm-up game against New South Wales.29 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Decision expected ThursdayThe decision on the ball-tampering controversy involving Pakistan is expected on Thursday.28 Sep 2006Arunava Das
Flintoff could bowl in IndiaAndrew Flintoff has revealed he is confident of playing as an all rounder in the Champion's Trophy as he returns from ankle surgery.27 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Ramps named Player of the YearFormer England batsman Mark Ramprakash has been named the Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Year for 2006.26 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Warne: England are favouritesShane Warne has told Sky Sports that he believes England are the favourites going into the Ashes series this Australian summer.26 Sep 2006James Nixon
Chappell rates HarmisonFormer Australian captain and current commentator Ian Chappell believes Steve Harmison is the key if England are to retain the Ashes.25 Sep 2006Archie Mac
Vaughan: "The squad is right"Michael Vaughan has confirmed his support for England's Ashes selections, despite a large number of fitness problems for key players.23 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Vaughan & Jones retain contractsMichael Vaughan and Simon Jones have retained their England contracts despite being out of the all cricket for most of this year.20 Sep 2006James Nixon
Giles set for Ashes returnAfter a second hip operation, and a lot of physiotherapy, England left arm spinner Ashley Giles is ready to make his come back.18 Sep 2006Archie Mac
Hoggard injury fears allayedAn MRI scan has revealed that Matthew Hoggard's side strain is not a serious issue, but he misses the remainder of the county season.16 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Warne - Look out for FlintoffShane Warne has labelled Andrew Flintoff as a key player who Australia need to be wary of in the upcoming Ashes series.15 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
Harmison ruled out for DurhamFast bowler Steve Harmison will not participate in Durham's final Championship fixture of the season, due to injury.14 Sep 2006Liam Camps
Flintoff leads Ashes squadAndrew Flintoff has been named captain of England's Ashes squad, which also includes Ashley Giles and James Anderson.12 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Hughes clarifies remarksAfter the storm they created, Merv Hughes has clarified his comments about friendships losing Australia the Ashes.10 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
England Tie Series!!England managed not to lose an ODI series for the first time in 14 months, as Saj Mahmood fired them to victory over Pakistan.10 Sep 2006Martyn Corrin
Loans for Plunkett and Anderson?It is possible that Liam Plunkett and James Anderson could use County Cricket's loan system to ensure their fitness for the Ashes.10 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
England cruise at Trent BridgeHalf-centuries from Ian Bell and Andrew Strauss guided England to an easy eight-wicket win in the fourth ODI in Nottingham.08 Sep 2006Neil Pickup
Pietersen to open?Speculation is mounting that Kevin Pietersen will open the batting for England in tomorrow's game against Pakistan.07 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Tresco's troublesMarcus Trescothick has withdrawn from the Champions' Trophy. Cricket Web takes a look at his long-term future with England.07 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
England suffer Trescothick blowEngland's Marcus Trescothick has withdrawn from the Champions Trophy, citing a "stress-related illness".06 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
ICC grant England extensionThe ICC have given the ECB an extra three days with which to choose their squad for the ICC Champions' Trophy to be held in India.05 Sep 2006Martyn Corrin
Ball tampering issue rises againTelevision replays from the Third ODI between Pakistan and England appear to show Shoaib Akhtar working on the ball suspiciously.05 Sep 2006George Roberts
England raise game to "poor"England improved on their dismal recent ODI performances, but still slid to a two-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan today.05 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Rivalry with added challengeThe clash between traditional rivals England and Australia next month will have an unprecedented additional challenge for both sides.04 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
Ashes fought off the field tooThe Australia and England cricket teams won't be the only ones competing in the upcoming Ashes tour.04 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
Gough out of ODI seriesDarren Gough has been ruled out of the rest of England's ODI series with Pakistan.03 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Aussies to attack MontyAustralian vice-captain Adam Gilchrist has warned England spinner Monty Panesar to expect the Aussie batsmen to come at him hard.03 Sep 2006James Nixon
Smith lashes back at PietersenSouth African captain Graeme Smith has fired back at Kevin Pietersen over recent claims that racial bias drove him to play for England.02 Sep 2006Liam Camps
Pakistan triumph in gloomPakistan were dominant once again today, and unfortunately for England there was not enough rain to wash things out again.02 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Flintoff to return for CTStar England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff may be ready to return to the international side as soon as the Champions Trophy next month.02 Sep 2006Sean Fuller
Ashes tickets cancelledCricket Australia has cancelled 1300 Ashes tickets that had been put up for sale on internet auction site eBay.01 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Ashes talk beginsSome of Australia's leading players have been discussing England's strength ahead of the upcoming Ashes series.01 Sep 2006Matt Pitt
Rain ruins Pakistan's chancesRain caused there to be no result at Cardiff, where Pakistan were comfortably on top.30 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
Racial discrimination cost SAEngland's star batsman Kevin Pietersen has made public his reasons for quitting South Africa and moving to England.30 Aug 2006James Nixon
The saga drags onDarrell Hair has apologised for his email offering to resign for $500,000 whilst Pakistan are demanding an inquiry into Hair's conduct29 Aug 2006Sean Bennett
Afridi Powers Pakistan To WinShahid Afridi set up Pakistan to an easy victory in the Twenty20 International at Bristol, despite a fifty from Marcus Trescothick.28 Aug 2006George Roberts
Harmison out of ODIsSteve Harmison has been withdrawn from the Natwest Series against Pakistan as a precautionary measure.28 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
Inzy should be cleared says BirdFormer England umpire Dickie Bird has commented on the Pakistan ball-tampering saga saying captain Inzamam-ul-Haq should be cleared.27 Aug 2006James Nixon
England not keen on umpire ideaThe England Cricket Board appear unlikely to support the Australian Board's plan to use the best umpires available for the Ashes.27 Aug 2006James Nixon
Teams prepare for Twenty20England and Pakistan are preparing to go ahead with their Twenty20 match on Monday, now that the storm of a week ago is dying down.27 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
Oblivious to ResponseIt's the best part of a week since the Fourth Test at the Oval exploded from a cricketing contest into a full-on international incident26 Aug 2006Neil Pickup
Home town umpires for Ashes?Cricket Australia's board has come up with an idea to have English and Australian umpires for the Ashes.26 Aug 2006Arunava Das
Let's move on says Zaheer AbbasPakistan manager Zaheer Abbas has told the players to move on from the ball-tampering row and concentrate on winning the ODI series.26 Aug 2006James Nixon
Hair "cash-for-quit" shockICC chief Malcolm Speed has revealed that Darrell Hair offered to retire from umpiring in exchange for US$500,000 from the ICC.25 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
South Africa reject ECB offerCricket South Africa have turned down an offer from the England Cricket Board to be on standby should Pakistan decide to head home.25 Aug 2006Arunava Das
McGrath targets 2009 AshesDespite the fact he will be nearly 40, Glenn McGrath still hopes to play in the 2009 Ashes.24 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
South Africa keen to fill gapSouth African coach Mickey Arthur has stated his team would like to play against England in an ODI series should Pakistan pull out.24 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
Flintoff worries over ankleEngland star all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is expected to have problems with his left ankle for the rest of his playing career.24 Aug 2006James Nixon
ECB take out insurance policyThe England and Wales Cricket Board have taken out an insurance policy in putting plans in place to play an International XI.24 Aug 2006James Nixon
Hair Stays StrongDarrell Hair the umpire who caused the row which resulted in the Test Match between England and Pakistan.23 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
ICC defends umpiresICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed has defended umpires Hair and Doctrove over their decisions in the 4th Test.23 Aug 2006Sean Fuller
Inzamam hearing postponedInzamam Ul-Haq's hearing regarding ball-tampering and bring the game into disrepute has been postponed.23 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
Top of the Table Ashes ClashThe 2006-07 Ashes series will be contested between the top two teams in the ICC Championship Table.23 Aug 2006Richard Edmunds
Gough recalled for Pakistan ODIsVeteran seamer Darren Gough has been recalled to England's squad for the one-day series against Pakistan.23 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
Zaheer Abbas speaksPakistan's tour manager Zaheer Abbas has spoken, albeit briefly, about the incredible events of yesterday evening.21 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
Ball-tampering proof?An English newspaper has published a photo which appears to show a Pakistan player picking the seam of the ball with his fingernails.21 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
Inzamam Faces Lengthy BanThe fallout from Sunday's remarkable events at The Oval continues as Inzamam-ul-Haq is charged with bringing the game into disrepute.21 Aug 2006George Roberts
The Fans' ViewCricket Web takes a look at the Pakistan walk-off saga through the eyes of the fans, via our Discussion Forum.21 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
Harmison's mysterious discomfortRumours are circulating that England paceman Steve Harmison has been playing with an injury for some time, and it has now worsened.20 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
Ball tampering interrupts day 4Pakistan have been punished for alleged ball tampering on the fourth day at The Oval, in a move that may prove highly controversial.20 Aug 2006Sean Fuller
England win, Pakistan forfeitCricket was secondary come the end of play in a farcical day at the Oval, that concluded as England were declared winners via forfeit.20 Aug 2006Neil Pickup
England begin rearguardAfter bowling Pakistan out for 504 England reached 78-1, still trailing by 253 runs with 2 days to go.19 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
Anderson makes low-key returnEngland bowler James Anderson is making his come-back from a serious back injury in playing for his local side Burnley this weekend.19 Aug 2006James Nixon
Yousuf Racks Up Another TonEngland toiled in the field on day two at The Oval, with Mohammad Yousuf striking 115*, supported by Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Farhat.18 Aug 2006George Roberts
England Plan 'Shadow Squad'Holders England could send as many as 24 players to defend the Ashes this winter, providing cover for every possible injury.17 Aug 2006George Roberts
Asif rips through EnglandA strong performance from the Pakistani seamers, especially the returning Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul, put Pakistan in control.17 Aug 2006Harry Warwick
Buchanan talks up Fletcher diaryAustralian coach John Buchanan has made Duncan Fletcher's 2005 Ashes diary mandatory reading ahead of the rematch this summer.16 Aug 2006Sean Fuller
Akhtar set to miss outPakistan's Shoaib Akhtar is unlikely to be risked in the final Test against England - although some changes are expected for Pakistan.16 Aug 2006Matt Pitt
Hoggard fit and ready to goMatthew Hoggard has over-come a knee problem and been declared fit for the final Test against Pakistan starting tomorrow at The Oval.16 Aug 2006James Nixon
Strauss wants to be captainAndrew Strauss has told media that he would accept the England captaincy if he was offered it ahead of the Ashes series in Australia.16 Aug 2006James Nixon
Flintoff: I will be fitAndrew Flintoff has told media that he is certain starter for the first Ashes Test at The Gabba in Brisbane on starting November 23rd.14 Aug 2006James Nixon
England unchanged for final TestThe England selectors have named the same twelve players for the final Test starting this coming Thursday at The Brit Oval in London.13 Aug 2006James Nixon
Vaughan confident despite injuryMichael Vaughan is confident that England can retain the Ashes this winter in Australia despite his knee injury.12 Aug 2006Harry Warwick
Gough included in Champs squadDarren Gough is back in the England one-day frame after being named in England's 30-man provisional squad for the Champions Trophy.10 Aug 2006James Nixon
Flintoff rules out grade cricketAndrew Flintoff's management have ruled out the player playing grade cricket in Australia prior to the start of the Ashes in November.08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Monster and Mahmood lead EnglandSajid Mahmood and Monty Panesar shared seven wickets as England surged to a series-clinching win against Pakistan at Headingley.08 Aug 2006Neil Pickup
Australia 1 - England 2The Ashes will be played out between the two top teams in Test cricket following England's 167 run win over Pakistan in the third Test.08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Match in the balanceMarcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss scored heavily as England set Pakistan 323 to win on the last day of the Test.07 Aug 2006Harry Warwick
Pakistan Take Tight LeadAfter a mammoth partnership from Younis Kahn and Mohammed Yousuf, Pakistan went on to take a lead of 23 runs on day 3 at Headingley.06 Aug 2006Martyn Corrin
Younis and Yousuf buildHalf centuries from Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan took Pakistan to 202-2 in reply to England's 515.05 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
Pietersen magnificentKevin Pietersen scored a magnificent century and put England in control of the third test at Headingly.04 Aug 2006Harry Warwick
The new Ian Botham?A look at just how important Andrew Flintoff is, not just to the English Cricket team, but to English sport as a whole.03 Aug 2006Martyn Corrin
Flintoff targets October returnAndrew Flintoff aims to be playing cricket by mid-October, a month before the first Ashes test.03 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
McGrath up to his Usual Tricks!The Ashes must be around the corner - Glenn McGrath has been naming his bunnies ahead of the Australian summer.01 Aug 2006Martyn Corrin
Jones dropped for ReadEngland's selectors have dropped Geraint Jones for the third Test against Pakistan and have recalled Chris Read.31 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
Vaughan's Career Over?Michael Vaughan has revealed to the British press that he fears his career is over, after his recent struggles with injury.30 Jul 2006Martyn Corrin
Geraint in doubt for third TestGeraint Jones is in doubt for the third Test against Pakistan after fracturing the top of his right ring finger during the second Test.30 Jul 2006James Nixon
Crushing defeat for PakistanMonty Panesar and Steve Harmison took five wickets apiece as Pakistan slumped to an innings defeat on day 3.29 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
The Cook and Bell StoryTwin centuries from the England middle order's two youngest members, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, propelled the hosts into Day 2 command28 Jul 2006Neil Pickup
Harmison destroys PakistanSteve Harmison took 6 for 19 to dismiss Pakistan for 119 on the first day at Old Trafford. England ended the day at 168-2 in reply.27 Jul 2006James Nixon
Jamie Dalrymple sent homeEngland have released Jamie Dalrymple from their squad for the second Test at Old Trafford after looking at the pitch conditions.26 Jul 2006James Nixon
Akhtar to return for third TestShoaib Akhtar is expected to return for the third Test against England starting on the 4th of August at Headingley in Leeds.25 Jul 2006Harry Warwick
Plunkett joins walking woundedEngland seam bowler Liam Plunkett will miss the second and third Tests against Pakistan after suffering a side strain last week.25 Jul 2006James Nixon
Dalrymple called up for 2nd TestMiddlesex allrounder Jamie Dalrymple has been called up to the England squad for the second Test at Manchester starting 27th July.23 Jul 2006James Nixon
Flintoff faces surgeryAndrew Flintoff will undergo surgery on his left ankle next week, while will rule him out for 12 weeks.22 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
Pakistan win with easePakistani openers Salman Butt and Imran Farhat found some form ahead of the 2nd Test, seeing the tourists home against Northants.22 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
Vaughan targets January returnMichael Vaughan has told media that he is targeting a return to the England side in January next year for the VB Series in Australia.22 Jul 2006James Nixon
Shoaib fit for 3rd Test?Pakistan are hopeful that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will be fit for the 3rd Test against England on 4th August.21 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
New Flintoff injury worryAndrew Flintoff may not be able to play for England in the second Test due to new problems with his ankle.21 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
Pakistan forge aheadAfter a wobbly first day for Pakistan, their bowlers finally found form and managed to bowl out Northamptonshire for 140.21 Jul 2006Harry Warwick
A tale of toothless bowlersStephen Peters & Usman Afzaal racked up runs against a poor Pakistan attack at Northampton. Younis Khan replied with a 50 of his own.20 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
Strauss & Yousuf move forwardEngland and Pakistan batsmen move ahead in the latest International Cricket Council player Test rankings following the first Test.18 Jul 2006James Nixon
First Test wilts in Lord's heatToday, England was officially hotter than Miami. However, the the temperature was all that was even lukewarm about the final day's play17 Jul 2006Neil Pickup
Strauss ton but spinners squeezeEngland captain Andrew Strauss scores a magnificent hundred whilst Pakistan's spinners strangle England's middle order on day 4.16 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
A tribute to Freddie from IndiaIndians in the post independence India first heard of Fred Trueman at about the same time that they first heard of international cricket.15 Jul 2006Swaranjeet Singh
Yousuf brilliance aids PakistanMohammad Yousuf struck an unbeaten 185 and Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 69 as Pakistan dominated the third day's play at Lord's.15 Jul 2006Harry Warwick
Centurions give England ControlLarge scores from batsmen Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell, plus some aggressive bowling, mean that England are well in control at Lord's.14 Jul 2006George Roberts
Tons for Collingwood and CookAlistair Cook and Paul Collingwood both hit hundreds as England moved into the strong position of 309-3 on day 1 at Lord's.13 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
England slip in Test rankingsEngland's poor Test form since the Ashes has since them slip to third place in the ICC Official Test Championship rankings.11 Jul 2006James Nixon
Bell and Harmison recalledWarwickshire batsman Ian Bell has earnt an England recall in place of Andrew Flintoff for the first Test against Pakistan.09 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
Bell and Cook find formIan Bell and Alistair Cook, two players likely to feature for England on Thursday, both found form as England A drew with Pakistan.09 Jul 2006Harry Warwick
Hoggard Doubtful for Lord'sSeam bowler Matthew Hoggard has joined England's growing injury list after sustaining a hand injury whilst on England A duty.08 Jul 2006George Roberts
England A apply pressureOn the penultimate day of Pakistan's warm up game against England A, the English bowled the tourists out 353 runs short of their score.08 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
England make Pakistanis toilChris Read crafted a high-class century on the second day and put England in the driving seat at 530/9 by stumps.07 Jul 2006Harry Warwick
Vaughan to miss AshesMichael Vaughan, England's captain, will definitely miss the upcoming Ashes in Australia later this year an ECB spokesman has said.06 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
Captain Key notches tonThe first day of Pakistan's second match in England began with England A's captain, Robert Key, compiling an unbeaten 128.06 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
Strauss appointed captainAndrew Strauss has been named as England captain for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's starting next week.04 Jul 2006James Nixon
Captain Strauss to the Rescue?Andrew Strauss is to be confirmed as England's captain for the series against Pakistan to try to steady the rocky England ship.03 Jul 2006Michelle Hamberger
Pakistan batsmen impress in winPakistan beat Leicestershire in their tour opener, with Shoaib Malik seeing the visitors home with an unbeaten 110.03 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
England fall in one-day rankingsEngland have fallen to eighth place in the latest ICC one-day official rankings after losing their past three ODI series.03 Jul 2006James Nixon
Pakistanis in controlAn excellent 81 by Imran Farhat coupled with a solid 68 from Salman Butt put the Pakistanis in control at stumps on the second day.02 Jul 2006Harry Warwick
England at the crossroads?Michael Vaughan is less than 24 hours away from his fourth session under the surgeon's knife. Do any of the candidates measure up?02 Jul 2006Eddie Sanders
Mongia takes on touristsAn unbeaten 129 from Dinesh Mongia and 92 from John Sadler helped Leicestershire to 315/9 declared in their match against Pakistan.01 Jul 2006Sean Bennett
Fred Trueman; DeadEnglish and Yorkshire legend Fred Trueman has died at the age of 75. He passed away at 12.15 on Saturday.01 Jul 2006Archie Mac
Sri Lanka secure whitewashSri Lanka chased down 322 in under 38 overs to clinch a whitewash, and humiliate England.01 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
Jones optimistic about AshesSimon Jones believes he may yet feature in the 2006/07 Ashes series, despite keyhole surgery expected to put him out for five months.29 Jun 2006Alex Crampton
Vaughan to miss AshesEngland captain Michael Vaughan is all but out of the upcoming Ashes series, as he will have knee surgery on Friday.29 Jun 2006Alex Crampton
Twenty20 record smashedSomerset recorded the highest score in the history of Twenty20 cricket yesterday, a mammoth 250-3.28 Jun 2006Matt Pitt
Another loss for EnglandMahela Jayawardene scored yet another century as England lost the fourth ODI in their five-match series by 33 runs.28 Jun 2006Harry Warwick
Flintoff's injury worries go onAndrew Flintoff's left ankle injury is continuing to cause his trouble placing him in severe doubt for the first Test against Pakistan.28 Jun 2006James Nixon
Solanki called up as coverWorcestershire batsman Vikram Solanki has been called up for the final two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka.27 Jun 2006James Nixon
Anxious Wait for Vaughan & GilesMichael Vaughan and Ashley Giles will find out this week if further surgery is required for long term injuries.26 Jun 2006Michelle Hamberger
Pietersen knee gets all clearA scan of Kevin Pietersen's knee revealed no major damage, so he can play in the remainder of the Natwest Series.25 Jun 2006Alex Crampton
More surgery for VaughanOn Monday, Michael Vaughan will find out if he is to have an operation on his injured knee.24 Jun 2006Harry Warwick
England fail to learn lessonsSri Lanka completed their NatWest Series victory at Chester-le-Street, with Mahela Jayawardene making 126 in an eight-wicket win.24 Jun 2006George Roberts
100 Hundreds for HickGraeme Hick has hit a milestone, scoring 100 hundreds for his county Worcestershire.23 Jun 2006Michelle Hamberger
Vaughan tweaks right hamstringMichael Vaughan has suffered a setback after tweaking his right hamstring when playing for Yorkshire in the County Championship today.22 Jun 2006James Nixon
Jayasuriya too good for EnglandSanath Jayasuriya scored a century a took three wickets to lead Sri Lanka to a 46-run victory over England.20 Jun 2006Alex Crampton
Ashes Tickets Sell OutTickets for the forthcoming Ashes series again proved to be popular with Sydney, Adelaide and Perth Tests selling out in minutes.19 Jun 2006Michelle Hamberger
Yousuf passed fit for PakistanMiddle order batsman Mohammad Yousuf has been passed fit to participate in a 2-day practice match ahead of Pakistan's tour of England.19 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Tharanga ton derails EnglandEngland's dismal ODI form cricket continued at Lord's as Upul Tharanga's 120 inspired Sri Lanka to a 20-run victory at Lord's. 17 Jun 2006Neil Pickup
Extra Ashes tickets on saleThe recent Ashes ticket fiasco has led to a small number of extra Ashes tickets going on general sale from this coming Monday.16 Jun 2006Matt Pitt
Bravo signs with KentTrinidad and Tobago and West Indies allrounder, Dwayne Bravo has signed on to play county cricket with Kent.16 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Lankans hold nerve in thrillerDilhara Fernando kept himself, and his front foot, under control in the final over as Sri Lanka beat England in the Rose Bowl Twenty2015 Jun 2006Neil Pickup
Gough Good Enough?A disappointed Daren Gough has declared his shock at not being selected for the up-coming series against Sri Lanka.15 Jun 2006Archie Mac
England fail to impressEngland's only warmup match before the series against Sri Lanka ended in an unconvicing 38-run win over a resilient Ireland side.13 Jun 2006Matt Pitt
Wood ton wins warmupSomerset defeated Sri Lanka in a high scoring tour match at Taunton, with Matthew Wood scoring 116 and Charl Willoughby taking 6/43.11 Jun 2006Sean Bennett
"It's just backing my ability"Kevin Pietersen's been on the International scene 16 months. What I could ask that everyone in the country didn't already know anyway?09 Jun 2006Neil Pickup
Sri Lankans humbled by EssexEssex defeated the touring Sri Lankans by 6 wickets in a warmup match for the upcoming one-day international series against England.09 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Strauss to lead new-look EnglandAndrew Strauss will lead a new-look England team in the upcoming one-day international series against Sri Lanka.08 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Jones out of AshesPace bowler Simon Jones is extremely unlikely to play in the upcoming Ashes series, due to keyhole surgery on his knee.08 Jun 2006Alex Crampton
Langer expected to join SomersetAustralia Test opener Justin Langer is expected join Somerset later this year on a short-term contract.07 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Vaughan making progressEngland skipper Michael Vaughan's recovery from a knee injury continued with an innings of 99 for Yorkshire today.07 Jun 2006Matt Pitt
Ireland announce squadIreland have announced a 12 man squad for their first ever one-day international, to be played against England in Belfast on 13th June.07 Jun 2006James Nixon
Hick hits milestone at TauntonGraeme Hick's 151 not out for Worcestershire yesterday made him the 3rd player in history to score 60,000 runs in all forms of cricket.07 Jun 2006Michelle Hamberger
Flintoff down with injured ankleScans have revealed that stand-in England captain Andrew Flintoff is suffering from bone fragments in the area of his ankle.06 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Edwards and Collymore hang onCourage under pressure. It is what keeps the sport alive. Fidel Edwards and Corey Collymore survived 3.1 overs to save the fist Test.06 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Injured Jones seeks 2nd opinionFast bowler Simon Jones has flown to Colorado for a surgical consultation on his injured knee. 06 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Murali majestic in victoryThe ever astounding Muttiah Muralitharan claimed 8/70 in England's second innings as Sri Lanka won the final Test to draw the series.05 Jun 2006Sean Bennett
England staring down the barrelEngland find themselves under pressure going into day four of the third Test, as Sri Lanka steadily piled up an imposing lead.04 Jun 2006Matt Pitt
Sri Lanka gain upper handSri Lanka's bowlers have given them the upper hand on the second day of the final Test, despite some stiff lower order resistance.03 Jun 2006Sean Bennett
ECB launch broadband TV channelThe England and Wales Cricket Board launched its official broadband TV service, ECBtv, at the first npower Test last month at Lord's.02 Jun 2006James Nixon
More of the SameLooking back on day one of the Third Test, the simplest description would portray it as the tale of the entire series in three sessions02 Jun 2006Neil Pickup
England remain unchangedThe England selectors have named an unchanged squad for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka starting this Friday at Trent Bridge29 May 2006James Nixon
Vaughan set for comebackMichael Vaughan is ready to return to competitive cricket, he will play for Yorkshire next week.28 May 2006Alex Crampton
Murali magic not enough for SLEngland wrapped up a comfortable six-wicket win at Edgbaston today, chasing down 78 despite a spinning masterclass from Muralitharan.28 May 2006George Roberts
Rain and resistance slow EnglandOn a rain-affected day at Edgbaston where six hours were lost, Vandort and Dilshan frustrated England by completing a century stand.27 May 2006Harry Warwick
Dominant Pietersen steals showKevin Pietersen adds another magnificent hundred and, despite England's lower order faltering, Sri Lanka stare defeat in the face.26 May 2006Sean Bennett
Ganguly signs Northants dealFormer Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has signed a short term contract with Northamptonshire to replace Chris Rogers26 May 2006Neil Pickup
England dominate day 1Sri Lanka's abysmal batting performance saw them bowled out for 141, while England reached 138-3 in their reply.25 May 2006Alex Crampton
Jayasuriya misses outSanath Jayasuriya has missed out on selection for the second Test against England, with Michael Vandort coming into the 12.24 May 2006James Nixon
Harmison left outSteve Harmison has not been included in England's 12-man squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka.21 May 2006Alex Crampton
Rain earns Sussex drawThe fourth day at Hove was rained off without a ball being bowled, leaving Sussex satisfied with a draw from a difficult position.21 May 2006Harry Warwick
Malinga leads Sri Lankan chargeLasith Malinga took 5/79 to stake a claim for regaining his Test spot whilst 20 year old Oliver Rayner scored a defiant century.20 May 2006Sean Bennett
Sri Lanka dominateThe Sri Lankans decimated Sussex's bowling attack and managed to amount 521 runs for the loss of 5 wickets before declaring at tea.19 May 2006Harry Warwick
England name development squadEngland have named their 25-man development squad for this summer, including uncapped Stuart Broad and Ed Joyce.19 May 2006Alex Crampton
Jayasuriya surprisely omittedSanath Jayasuriya has been surprisely omitted for Sri Lanka's tour match against Sussex starting today at Hove.18 May 2006James Nixon
Ashes tickets in hot demandOver 100,000 people have registered for tickets for the 2006-07 Ashes series in Australia, with day one tickets set to sell out fast.18 May 2006James Nixon
Akhtar in preliminary squadShoaib Akhtar has been included in the 21-man Pakistan preliminary squad to tour England, after undergoing surgery on his knee.18 May 2006Alex Crampton
Tharanga ton dominates daySri Lanka has started their latest tour match at Hove against Sussex brightly, with Upul Tharanga scoring 140.18 May 2006Sean Bennett
Franklin to play through injuryBlack Cap all-rounder James Franklin will join English county side Glamorgan after all, and will play through his knee injury.17 May 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka make marvellous escapeA defiant rearguard action and some bad light prevented England from securing victory at Lord's, as Sri Lanka managed a draw.15 May 2006Alex Crampton
Vettori comes in for GilesDaniel Vettori is set to make his county debut for Warwickshire this weekend when they play Yorkshire at Headingley.15 May 2006James Nixon
Mahela Shines in Lord's GloomSri Lanka closed 22 ahead of England after day four at Lord's, with captain Mahela Jayawardene providing them with a glimmer of hope.14 May 2006George Roberts
Trueman diagnosed with CancerYorkshire and England cricket legend Fred Trueman has been diagnosed with small cell carcinoma, a rare form of cancer.14 May 2006Archie Mac
Sri Lanka make a better fistDespite a better batting performance on day three, Sri Lanka are still in a mess, following on and 173 runs behind.13 May 2006Sean Bennett
England make positive startMarcus Trescothick, on his return to test cricket, hit a trademark century which put England in control of the Lords' test.11 May 2006Harry Warwick
Vaughan's knee injury setbackMichael Vaughan is now likely to miss the whole Test series against Sri Lanka after he suffered a setback in his return from injury.11 May 2006James Nixon
Jayasuriya returns to test sideSanath Jayasuriya is set to return to test cricket in the second test against England.10 May 2006Richard Edmunds
Harmison fit, Giles optimisticEngland's Steve Harmison is ready for a return to action after injury, while Ashley Giles hopes to make a comeback next month.10 May 2006Matt Pitt
England v Sri Lanka: PreviewCricket Web looks ahead to what is a make-or-break time for the tourists, and the beginning of the Ashes warmup for the home side.09 May 2006George Roberts
Flintoff - Cricketer of the YearAndrew Flintoff has been named England cricketer of the year for 2006, after an outstanding past 12 months in his career.08 May 2006James Nixon
Mahmood and Lewis get the nodAs expected, Sajid Mahmood and Jon Lewis are in England's 13 man squad which Andrew Flintoff will lead in the first Test vs Sri Lanka.07 May 2006Sean Bennett
SL crumble to England ASri Lanka's batsmen collapsed in a heap once again, as England wrapped up a ten wicket win just after lunch today.06 May 2006Matt Pitt
Giles to return for PakistanAshley Giles has set himself the goal of returning for Pakistan's four Test tour of England beginning in July.05 May 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka collapse againSri Lanka's unimpressive performance in their tour match against England A continued, as they slumped to 68/5 on the second day.05 May 2006Sean Bennett
Jones out for six weeksEngland paceman Simon Jones has been ruled out for another six weeks with a knee injury.05 May 2006Matt Pitt
England A gain the advantageThe Sri Lankans toiled as Jon Lewis ripped through their upper-order with four quick wickets in the morning.04 May 2006Harry Warwick
Anderson out of Sri Lanka seriesJames Anderson has been officially ruled out of all cricket for two months after a scan revealed a stress fracture of the lower back.03 May 2006James Nixon
Vandort saves Lankan blushesA composed 90 from opener Michael Vandort piloted Sri Lanka to a welcome six-wicket win over Derbyshire at the County Ground.01 May 2006Neil Pickup
Lightning strikes thriceEngland have been rocked today by the news that two more of their pace attack have picked up injuries.01 May 2006Matt Pitt
Birt Bulldozes Tourists at DerbySri Lanka endured a humiliating second day of their tour match with lowly Derbyshire, succumbing to a 261 run deficit.30 Apr 2006Sean Bennett
Vaughan not rushing backEngland captain Michael Vaughan has suggested that he won't be fit for the first Test against Sri Lanka but is making steady progress.29 Apr 2006Sean Bennett
Derbyshire bowled out cheaplyDerbyshire struggled to score fluently throughout the day and were bowled out for 219 - leaving the Sri Lankans on 3 without loss.29 Apr 2006Harry Warwick
Students hang on for drawSri Lanka were narrowly denied a victory against the British Universities XI, after Thilan Samaraweera's hundred earlier in the day26 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka in charge at Fenner'sThilan Samaraweera is unbeaten on 82 as Sri Lanka go into the last day of the tour opener against British Universities 304 runs ahead.25 Apr 2006Sean Bennett
Key to lead England ARobert Key has been named captain of the England A side to take on Sri Lanka at Worcester in a tour match.25 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
More surgery for GilesAshley Giles will undergo a second operation, this time on his groin.24 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Tharanga hits ton in openerOn day one of Sri Lanka's tour opener, Upul Tharanga scored 100 as Sri Lanka scored 289.24 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
England in India: Series ReviewWe were treated to three weeks of gripping Test match cricket - but then we had to pay for it with three weeks of increasingly limp ODI17 Apr 2006Neil Pickup
India cruise to 5-1India cruised to a 5-1 series victory over England, chasing down 289 with seven wickets to spare.15 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Wisden Cricketer of the YearAshes hero Andrew Flintoff has been named Wisden's Cricketer of the Year.12 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
England claim consolation winEngland claimed a morale-boosting victory in the sixth ODI at Jamshedpur today, as Andrew Strauss guided them to a five-wicket win.12 Apr 2006Matt Pitt
Cricket Web World Cup LaddersIt may be a year away, but the mere anticipation of the ICC World Cup has every international team scrambling and plotting.11 Apr 2006Liam Camps
Riots ensue in rain outThe fifth ODI, and only one scheduled to be played on a Sunday, was called off today but crowd problems dominated the situation.09 Apr 2006Harry Warwick
Jones is latest England injuryEngland's injury troubles were compounded further by news that wicketkeeper Geraint Jones is in doubt for the fifth ODI against India.07 Apr 2006Liam Camps
March 2006: Freddie's FireWe're three months in to 2006 - and there's not much that we know now that we didn't know when we were with our Christmas lunches07 Apr 2006Neil Pickup
England Fall to Indian SpinnersIndia completed a series win in Kochi, strolling to a four-wicket victory thanks to another lacklustre England batting performance.06 Apr 2006George Roberts
England crushed againA brilliant hundred by Yuvraj Singh saw India take a commanding 3-0 lead in the ODI series, winning the third match at Goa by 49 runs.03 Apr 2006Matt Pitt
ICC CT Groups announcedThe groups for the ICC Champions Trophy have been announced by Ehsan Mani in a conference in Goa.02 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Fletcher leaves IndiaEngland coach Duncan Fletcher has temporarily left his side's tour of India to accompany his sick wife back to South Africa.01 Apr 2006Matt Pitt
Raina sees India homeSuresh Raina's unbeaten 81 took India to a four wicket win over England, and to a 2-0 lead in the series.31 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
Harbhajan's five torpedo EnglandEngland's middle order frittered away a dominant position in Delhi, as a spectacular collapse led to a 39-run defeat in the opening ODI28 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Kaif ton too much for EnglandMohammad Kaif sent a spectacular reminder to the selectors with an unbeaten 119 to guide a President's XI to a five-run triumph.25 Mar 2006Richard Twyman
The Last Redemption of UdalEngland levelled their three-Test series against India following a stunning final day's effort with the ball, Shaun Udal taking 4-1422 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Tendulkar out for 8 weeksInjury woes have gripped the career of Sachin Tendulkar once more, as the Indian batsman will miss the one-day series against England.21 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Mumbai Test Hangs in the BalanceAndrew Flintoff provided the backbone of England's eventual total of 191 in Mumbai, setting the home side 313 to win.21 Mar 2006George Roberts
Hoggard added to ODI squadMatthew Hoggard has been added to England's ODI squad for the upcoming seven-match series against India.20 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
England edge aheadJames Anderson took 4 wickets as India were bowled out for just 279. However, England suffered 2 casualties before the close of play.20 Mar 2006Harry Warwick
England edge in frontEngland's bowlers took 3 Indian wickets to leave India at 89-3, chasing England's total of 400.19 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
England in charge early onEngland finished day 1 of the third Test at Mumbai on 272-3, after a superb century from Andrew Strauss and a debut 50 from Owais Shah.18 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
Harmison ruled out of MumbaiFast bowler Steve Harmison's shin has become the fifth item on the England injury list ahead of the Third Test against India in Mumbai16 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Munaf burst sets up Indian winA three-wicket burst from debutant Munaf Patel was the trigger for an Indian clean-up job on the final day of the Second Test at Mohali13 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Kumble Puts India on TopThe Indian spinners ripped through the England top order in Mohali, leaving the tourists 50 ahead on 112-5 at the end of day four.12 Mar 2006George Roberts
England name replacementsEngland have called up Owais Shah, Gareth Batty, Vikram Solanki and Sajid Mahmood as late replacements for the ODIs against India.11 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
England still in the huntHarmison became Kumble's 500th victim when he was trapped LBW, but the visitors fought back well as the day wore on.11 Mar 2006Harry Warwick
Rain frustrates both sidesOnly an hour's play was possible on Day 2 at Mohali, as the match looks to be heading for a draw.10 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
England Throws the GauntletA look back on the first Test between England and India, which for a large part, surprisingly, England dominated.08 Mar 2006Sudeep Popat
Kaif and Laxman axedVVS Laxman and Mohammad Kaif have been left out of India's second test squad, to make room for Yuvraj Singh and an extra bowler.08 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
Munaf gives India the edgeMunaf Patel made Kevin Pietersen his first Test wicket to give India the slightest of advantages after a shortened first day at Mohali.08 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
Jones Ruled OutBad news for English fans, with confirmation that pace man Simon Jones has been ruled out of the rest of England's Test series in India07 Mar 2006Matt Currie
India cut shortIndia's audacious victory effort was cut short by bad light today, after Wasim Jaffer had stroked a fantastic maiden Test century.05 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
Cook century builds leadAlistair Cook hit a debut century was England compiled a big lead on Day 4. Kevin Pietersen also hit some form, scoring 87.04 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
England take the advantageMatthew Hoggard bowled well in the morning session to grab the initiative before the Indians fought back with Kumble and Kaif.03 Mar 2006Harry Warwick
Collingwood rescues EnglandPaul Collingwood smashed a vital maiden test century to rescue England, but Jaffer and Dravid fought back late in the day.02 Mar 2006Harry Warwick
Vaughan ruled out of India TestsEngland captain Michael Vaughan has been ruled out of the current Test series in India, and may be out of the entire tour.02 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Pathan and Sreesanth hit EnglandIrfan Pathan and S Sreesanth shared five wickets as a disciplined Indian effort in the field took the first day honours against England01 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Vaughan/Jones ruled outEngland captain Michael Vaughan and bowler Simon Jones have been ruled out of the first Test against India, and will return home.27 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
Cruising through a crisisBad knees, backs, form, "personal problems", and a Plunkett heel, and England head into another Test series. No pressure? Absolutely.27 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Reinforcements SummonedEngland have sent for further back up from the England A squad, meanwhile Andrew Flintoff is set to lead the side if Vaughan misses out26 Feb 2006Richard Twyman
England call up ShahEngland have added Middlesex batsman Owais Shah to their squad for the India tour as cover in case of more injuries.26 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
Easy win for Board XIEngland slumped to an 8-wicket defeat against the Indian Board President's XI, after being bowled out for 158.25 Feb 2006Alex Crampton
Trescothick returns homeMarcus Trescothick will fly home from India, for personal reasons.25 Feb 2006Alex Crampton
Gambhir stakes a claimGautam Gambhir sent a reminder of his abilities to the Indian selectors with a fluent hundred against England today.24 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
Anderson and Cook for EnglandIn the midst of another severe injury crisis, England have called up James Anderson and Alastair Cook from the current 'A' team tour.24 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Ganguly sacked; Chawla pickedFormer Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly has been dropped from his country's Test squad, whilst 17-year-old Piyush Chawla is selected.23 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Board XI gain advantageIndia's Board XI managed to dismiss England for just 238, and then began their reply with blistering knocks from Jaffer and Gambhir.23 Feb 2006Harry Warwick
Harbhajan fit; Yuvraj ruled outOffspinner Harbhajan Singh is available for selection once more, having missed the entire ODI series against Pakistan.21 Feb 2006Liam Camps
England wrap up big winEngland beat the CCI President's XI by 238 runs today, with Ian Blackwell and Marcus Trescothick turning in good performances.20 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
England take controlEngland took control of their warm-up fixture against the Presidents XI today, eventually bowling the hosts out for 252.19 Feb 2006Harry Warwick
Yuvraj may not start v EnglandIn the form of his life, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh may be forced to miss the first Test match against England, starting on March 1.19 Feb 2006Liam Camps
England kick off India tourEngland played their first game of their Indian tour today, against a President's XI, but wasted their good start.18 Feb 2006Alex Crampton
Joseph leads strong WindiesFormer Test player Sylvester Joseph will lead the West Indies 'A' team, containin 8 internationals, against the touring England 'A'.16 Feb 2006Liam Camps
U19: England slump to 58 all outA measured century from Cheteshwar Pujara and a spectacular English batting collapse combined as India cantered to a 234-run win15 Feb 2006Neil Pickup
England in India - PreviewEngland go to India in February looking to recover from their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Pakistan late in 2005.12 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
England U19s stun BangladeshThe England U19 side confounded neutral expectations in the Quarter Finals of the World Cup, shocking Bangladesh by five wickets11 Feb 2006Neil Pickup
Board XI named to play EnglandVenugopal Rao will a strong Board President's XI, as England commences its tour with a three-day fixture, starting on February 23.08 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Giles to miss India tourAshley Giles has been ruled out of England's tour of India with Ian Blackwell being officially announced as his replacement.07 Feb 2006James Nixon
Under 19 World Cup: Day TwoThere were no shocks in Colombo on day two of the U19 World Cup, with England, India, Pakistan and West Indies all winning06 Feb 2006George Roberts
Fletcher fears England burnoutEngland coach Duncan Fletcher has expressed a worry that England's key players will be affected by burnout over the coming year.05 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
U19s: England and WI start wellEngland and the West Indies were the surprise successes in the warmup matches ahead of the 2006 ICC Under-19 World Cup, starting Sunda03 Feb 2006Neil Pickup
Selectors in a spin againEngland's selectors have chosen Monty Panesar as the third spinner for their tour of India. But where will he fit in?30 Jan 2006Matt Pitt
Panesar in Squad for India TourSpinner Monty Panesar has been called into the England squad for the upcoming tour to India, as backup for Ashley Giles27 Jan 2006George Roberts
Giles in Doubt for Indian TourAshley Giles' long-term hip injury, which forced him home from England's tour of Pakistan, is placing him in doubt for the India tour.25 Jan 2006James Nixon
Donald tipped for England postSouth African legend, Allan Donald, is tipped to become England's bowling coach when Troy Cooley returns to his native Australia.21 Jan 2006Alex Crampton
England Squads for IndiaThe name of Simon Jones is a welcome inclusion in the squads named for England's forthcoming tour of India.13 Jan 2006Eddie Sanders
Vaughan looks toward IndiaEngland captain Michael Vaughan expects that he will be fit in time for his country's upcoming tour of India.11 Jan 2006Liam Camps
England in 2005England enjoyed, or perhaps endured, a terrific Ashes series last year, finally wrestling cricket's biggest prize back from the Aussies09 Jan 2006George Roberts
Tremlett ruled out of India tourSeam bowling prospect, Chris Tremlett is set to miss England's upcoming tour of India due to injury.04 Jan 2006Liam Camps
England team honouredEngland's players and officials have been recognised in the New Year Honours List, after their Ashes triumph this year.31 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Eng v Pak - Bring on IndiaCricket Web looks at the recent ODI series between Pakistan and England, one for the hosts to build upon but for the tourists to forget24 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Anderson Stars in England WinEngland rounded off their forgettable tour in Pakistan with a consolation win, as James Anderson caused the home batting to implode21 Dec 2005George Roberts
Jones heads to India earlyEngland bowler Simon Jones, injured for the Pakistan tour, will head to India earlier than his team-mates.21 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
England go 3-1 downEngland went 3-1 down in the ODI series today after their wobbly batting lineup collapsed thanks to some superb Pakistani bowling.19 Dec 2005Harry Warwick
Harmison in doubtSteve Harmison is in doubt for the 4th ODI after coming down with flu and missing Sunday's training session.18 Dec 2005James Nixon
ECB Interested in LilleeDennis Lillee is among the leading contenders for the vacant ECB Bowling Coach job following Troy Cooley's departure earlier this week17 Dec 2005George Roberts
Eng. drown under Karachi floodEnglish cricket has a long and colourful history. Today's entry in the history books was one of black and blue beneath Pakistani green.15 Dec 2005Neil Pickup
Australia confirm Ashes scheduleCricket Australia has released its schedule for the much anticipated Ashes series at the end of 2006, with New Zealand to also visit.14 Dec 2005Edward Jackson
Pietersen's tour overEngland batsman Kevin Pietersen's tour of Pakistan is over, he will miss the last 3 games with a rib injury.13 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
NZ invited to Tri-SeriesNew Zealand are all but confirmed to participate in next years tri-series in Australia.13 Dec 2005Andrew Marmont
Pakistan square seriesA century from Kamral Akmal and 5 wickets for Shoaib Akhtar went a long way towards Pakistan levelling the series today.12 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Cooley to coach AustraliaEngland's bowling coach, Troy Cooley, has announced he will leave England in May, to lead Australia's fast bowling training program.12 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Warne wins overseas personalityShane Warne has been announced as the BBC's overseas sports personality of the year following his recent achievements.11 Dec 2005Harry Warwick
England take openerLooking to put the test series behind them, England won today's opening ODI by 42 runs.10 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Pakistan A edge homeEngland lost to Pakistan A by one wicket today as their horrific overseas one day form continued.07 Dec 2005Harry Warwick
Success: A Pakistani EvaluationA new look Pakistan has clinically beaten a tired England side, but what does the future hold for Inzamam and the rest of the team?04 Dec 2005George Roberts
Lacklustre England capitulateEngland's hopes of saving the Third Test against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore evaporated on the final afternoon03 Dec 2005Neil Pickup
Razzaq back in ODI squadPakistan have named their ODI squad for the forthcoming series with England, recalling allrounder Abdul Razzaq.03 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
England face uphill struggleEngland's batsman face an uphill struggle to avoid defeat tomorrow, but Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood gave them hope.02 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Pakistan put game out of reachMohammad Yousuf and Kamran Akmal both scored centuries as England were effectively put out of the test match on day 3 at Lahore.01 Dec 2005Harry Warwick
Yousuf makes England payMohammad Yousuf gave England cause to regret missing him in the slips with an unbeaten 84 at Lahore on a day that saw Inzamam injured.30 Nov 2005Eddie Sanders
England self destructEngland threw away their chance to dominate the third test with a spate of soft dismissals which left them struggling on Day 129 Nov 2005David Lewis
Ian Blackwell To Replace GilesAshley Giles will return home following the Test series to undergo surgery, with Somerset captain Ian Blackwell joining the tour party26 Nov 2005Richard Twyman
England rearguard defies InzamamInzamam-ul-Haq recorded his 24th Test century, but England fought back from 20/4 to save the Second Test at Faisalabad's Iqbal Stadium24 Nov 2005Neil Pickup
Flintoff puts England on topEngland got their noses in front of Pakistan on Day 4, thanks to some useful tail-end batting and 3 wickets for Andrew Flintoff.23 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
England fight backEngland fought their way back into the second test today after Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen made terrific centuries.22 Nov 2005Harry Warwick
Gillespie signs for YokshireJason Gillespie signs for Yorkshire22 Nov 2005Tom Bowman
Pakistan in total controlAfter another blistering performance from their batsmen, Pakistan's bowlers have left England struggling to save the second test21 Nov 2005David Lewis
Afridi handed pitch antics banPakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been hit by a one-Test and two-ODI suspension following his actions during the Second Test21 Nov 2005Neil Pickup
Inzy, Afridi wow FaisalabadThe steadying influence of Inzamam was a perfect foil to the mercurial Afridi as Pakistan took England apart on Day 1 at Faisalabad.20 Nov 2005Eddie Sanders
Vaughan fit for FaisalabadEngland captain Michael Vaughan has been declared fit to play in the second test at Faisalabad.19 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Giles doubtful for ODI seriesAshley Giles, the England slow-left-arm spinner, may be forced out of England's ODI series versus Pakistan.18 Nov 2005Harry Warwick
Trescothick may fly homeStand-in England captain Marcus Trescothick may fly home from Pakistan after his father-in-law was seriously injured in an accident.17 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Pakistan storm back at MultanDanish Kaneria struck the decisive blows at Multan as Pakistan completed an astonishing comeback in the First Test against England16 Nov 2005Neil Pickup
Pakistan in with a shoutA pulsating day's play that saw a Salman Butt hundred and four wickets for Andrew Flintoff ended with England needing 174 more to win.15 Nov 2005Eddie Sanders
Bomb Blast in KarachiPCB chairman Shahryar Khan released a statement following the recent bomb attack on Karachi where England are due to play the 3rd ODI.15 Nov 2005Tom Bowman
Vaughan's condition improvesMichael Vaughan's knee condition has improved, boosting his chance of recovery for the second test versus Pakistan.14 Nov 2005Harry Warwick
Pakistan fight back in 1st testImpressive bowling by Shabbir Ahmed and a brave assault by Pakistan's batsmen have left the match evenly poised at the end of Day 3.14 Nov 2005David Lewis
England take controlEngland took the game further away from Pakistan on Day 2, largely thanks to a magnificent hundred by Marcus Trescothick.13 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Advantage England on Day 1Two wickets by Steve Harmison in the first over after tea put England in a strong position in the first test match against Pakistan.12 Nov 2005Eddie Sanders
Vaughan out of first testMichael Vaughan is to miss the first test on Saturday due to a knee injury picked up in the recent warm up match against Pakistan A.10 Nov 2005Tom Bowman
Udal and Ali added to squadShaun Udal and Kabir Ali have been added to England's ODI squad for their series in Pakistan, replacing Chris Tremlett and Simon Jones.09 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Cook called up to England squadFollowing Michael Vaughan's injury, Essex opener Alistair Cook has been called up to the England squad.09 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
England lose to Pakistan AEngland lost to a buoyant Pakistan A at Bagh-e-Jinnah by six wickets just before tea on the third day, with very few positives.08 Nov 2005Harry Warwick
Vaughan doubtful for first TestEngland captain Michael Vaughan is a doubtful starter for the first Test against Pakistan, after he injured his knee.07 Nov 2005Sudeep Popat
Vaughan blow mars England's dayA knee injury to captain Michael Vaughan overshadowed an improved English batting performance on the second day against Pakistan A07 Nov 2005Neil Pickup
Hemp wants to play for BermudaGlamorgan player of the year David Hemp has plans to play for Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup.07 Nov 2005Harry Warwick
Warwickshire sign VettoriWarwickshire have signed New Zealand's slow left arm bowler Daniel Vettori for next season.06 Nov 2005Harry Warwick
England's batsmen fail againEngland's batsmen collapsed again against Pakistan A, but Matthew Hoggard spared some of their blushes with 4-39.06 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
England in PakistanWith England & Pakistan about to lock horns once again, CW takes a trip down memory lane and remembers some very bad behaviour indeed.04 Nov 2005David Lewis
England grab shock winRookie seamer Liam Plunkett returned match figures of 7 for 57 as he and Ashley Giles combined to save England's blushes at Rawalpindi.02 Nov 2005Neil Pickup
England collapse on day 2On the second day of their warm up match against the Patron's XI England collapsed to 39-6 after bowling the home side out for 211.01 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Strauss may miss final TestAndrew Strauss is likely to miss the final Test against Pakistan, to return home and be with his wife Ruth, who is expecting a baby.31 Oct 2005Sudeep Popat
Trescothick ton saves EnglandMarcus Trescothick stood firm to defy collapse at the top of the English order after the first day against a Patron's XI in Rawalpindi31 Oct 2005Neil Pickup
Mushtaq recalled to Pakistan 16Legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been recalled to the Pakistan senior team after a two-year absence.28 Oct 2005Liam Camps
Duncan Fletcher's autobiographyDuncan Fletcher's autobiography, published today, gives a first hand perspective on England's Ashes' triumph.27 Oct 2005Tom Bowman
Razzaq likely to miss First TestPakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq looks likely to miss the First test against England with an elbow injury.27 Oct 2005Alex Crampton
Pakistan the next big testTowards the end of this month England will be jetting out to take on Pakistan on their home patch for the first time in five years.13 Oct 2005Eddie Sanders
Possible venue change for EngThe venue for the opening tour match of England's tour to Pakistan could be switched due to the recent earthquake in the area.12 Oct 2005Richard Twyman
Plunkett promoted to Test squadUncapped seam-bowling prospect, Liam Plunkett has been called to the England Test squad for the upcoming tour of Pakistan.11 Oct 2005Liam Camps
Tremlett given a week's graceEngland understudy, Chris Tremlett has been given a further week to prove his fitness in preparation to tour Pakistan next month.11 Oct 2005Liam Camps
Simon Jones misses Pakistan tourSimon Jones will miss England's upcoming tour of Pakistan after failing a fitness test on his ankle injury today.05 Oct 2005James Nixon
Flintoff and Vettori miss warmupEngland's Andrew Flintoff and New Zealand's Daniel Vettori will miss the World XI's practice match, ahead of the Super Series.01 Oct 2005Liam Camps
Middlesex re-sign StyrisNew Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris is set to return to Middlesex for the 2006 county season.30 Sep 2005Richard Twyman
Flintoff picks up PCA awardAndrew Flintoff has picked up the Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Year award for the second year in succession.27 Sep 2005James Nixon
Jones still a doubt for PakistanEngland pace bowler Simon Jones only has a 50% chance of touring Pakistan, because of his ankle injury.26 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Flintoff claims he was shot atAndrew Flintoff has released a new book, complete with a shocking story from his last tour of India.22 Sep 2005Sean Fuller
Gavin Hamilton to retireFormer England and Scotland international, Gavin Hamilton has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the current season.22 Sep 2005Liam Camps
Udal and Loudon win England callThe England squads for the upcoming Test and ODI tours of Pakistan were announced today, with a mix of established names and surprises19 Sep 2005Neil Pickup
Ashes Review - EnglandDavid Lewis casts his eye over England's heroic and not quite so heroic performers in the greatest Ashes series of them all.16 Sep 2005David Lewis
Freddie among ICC award nomineesThe ICC has announced the nominations for its four major awards, with the winners to be announced on October 11th in Sydney.15 Sep 2005Liam Camps
Ashes Review - AustraliaIn Australia's Ashes, how did the players fare? Who were the heroes, the villains, and who might never get the chance for redemption?15 Sep 2005Sean Fuller
England reclaim the AshesKevin Pietersen's ebullient final-day century proved enough for England to thwart Australiaand secure a series-clinching Oval draw12 Sep 2005Neil Pickup
Weather aids England's questAnother top bowling performance by Andrew Flintoff, ably assisted by Matthew Hoggard, put one English hand on the precious urn today.11 Sep 2005Eddie Sanders
Aus build commanding positionFine centuries from Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden dominated the rain-affected third day of the final Ashes test.10 Sep 2005David Lewis
Australia consolidateAustralia have put in a solid performance on a shortened second day at The Oval, and remain slightly ahead.09 Sep 2005Sean Fuller
Warne and Strauss own day oneDespite a good start from England and a century to Andrew Strauss, Shane Warne has kept Australia in a strong position in the 5th test.08 Sep 2005Sean Fuller
McGrath fit for OvalAustralian pace bowler Glenn McGrath has been passed fit for the 5th and final Ashes test at The Oval07 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Jones ruled outEngland surprise packet Simon Jones has devastated Australia this Ashes series, but he will be missing from the final test lineup.06 Sep 2005Sean Fuller
August 2005: Freddie & ShaneWe're four fifths through the greatest series of my lifetime, if not of all time, turning cricketing cynics into converts of the game.05 Sep 2005Neil Pickup
England announce 5th test squadEngland have included fast bowler James Anderson and all rounder Paul Collingwood for the final Ashes test at The Oval.04 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Hayden in the runs at ChelmsfordMatthew Hayden and Brad Hodge both scored hundreds as Australia drew their tour match against Essex04 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
England in India: Tour dates setThe England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed the provisional dates for England's tour to India in 2006.03 Sep 2005Richard Twyman
Australia Cooked at ChelmsfordA blistering double hundred from former England Under 19 captain Alistair Cook compounded Australian worries ahead of the final Test03 Sep 2005Neil Pickup
Farewell Sir RichieThe omnipresence of Richie Benaud on the TV screens of British Cricket lovers will come to end at the completion of the 5th Ashes Test.03 Sep 2005Archie Mac
Watson keeps himself in the mixShane Watson has struck a timely double century for Hampshire to keep himself in the running for a test spot at The Oval.02 Sep 2005Sean Fuller
S. Jones likely to play 5th TestGlamorgan and England fast bowler, Simon Jones is now increasingly likely to play in the crucial fifth Ashes Test next week.02 Sep 2005Liam Camps
England stumble over the lineEngland have scraped to a three wicket victory in another thrilling Ashes test at Trent Bridge, despite some heroics from Shane Warne.28 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
England 'Urn' Right to Box SeatA sensational bowling performance by Simon Jones bowled England into a commanding position in the 4th Ashes Test at Trent Bridge today.27 Aug 2005Eddie Sanders
England crush AustraliaEngland have dominated the second day of the fourth test at Trent Bridge, and look set to take a 2-1 lead in the series.26 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
McGrath to miss outAustralia have recieved a blow ahead of the fourth test at Trent Bridge, as veteran seamer Glenn McGrath has been declared unfit.25 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
Aus shade first dayA fiery debut from Shaun Tait and a rare scalp for Ricky Ponting gave Australia a slight edge on the first day of the crucial 4th test25 Aug 2005David Lewis
McGrath in doubt againGlenn McGrath has suffered another injury scare ahead of the fourth test at Trent Bridge, while speedster Shaun Tait looks set to play.24 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
The Ashes So FarIn this article, the Ashes series currently being played is dissected and analysed to determine who has played well and who will win.22 Aug 2005Corey Taylor
England name unchanged squadEngland have named an unchanged squad for Thursday's crucial 4th test at Trent Bridge.21 Aug 2005Alex Crampton
Hayden finds form at lastA partnership of 206 between Matthew Hayden and Michael Clarke signalled a return to form for the pair against Northamptonshire today.20 Aug 2005Eddie Sanders
Scotland v Australia Washed OutAustralia's One Day International against Scotland at the Citylets Grange in Edinburgh has been washed out due to persistent rain. 18 Aug 2005James Nixon
Ponting leads Aus to safetyRicky Ponting's magnificent 156 helped the Australians save the third test, despite another heroic performance from Andrew Flintoff.15 Aug 2005David Lewis
Australia set 423 to winA five-wicket haul by Glenn McGrath was Australia's only positive as England, for whom Strauss scored 106, took command at Old Trafford14 Aug 2005Eddie Sanders
Warne leads Aussies despite rainJust fourteen overs of play were possible on a rain-ravaged third day of the Third Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford13 Aug 2005Neil Pickup
England turn the screwEngland have dominated the later stages of the second day at Old Trafford, to take a firm grip on the important third test.12 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
Lee and McGrath both a chanceAustralian opening bowlers Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath have both recovered well from injury troubles, and may yet play at Old Trafford.11 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
McGrath and Lee to playGlenn McGrath has stunningly been declared fit to play in the third test at Old Trafford, and he and Lee have both been selected.11 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
Superb Vaughan hits 166A majestic innings of 166 from Michael Vaughan put England on top, before a late flury of wickets brought Australia back into the game.11 Aug 2005David Lewis
Brett Lee in Doubt for 3rd TestBrett Lee has been admitted to hospital after experiencing problems with his left knee and is only a 50/50 chance for the third test.09 Aug 2005James Nixon
Shock callup for Clark29-year-old New South Wales seam bowler Stuart Clark has been called up to the Australian squad for the Third Test at Old Trafford09 Aug 2005Neil Pickup
England scrape home in thrillerSteve Harmison had Michael Kasprowicz caught behind following a 59-run final stand to level the series in a sensational two-run triumph07 Aug 2005Neil Pickup
Flintoff Inspires EnglandA simply marvellous third day of the second nPower Test Match ended with England tantalisingly close to squaring the series today.06 Aug 2005Eddie Sanders
England on top after Day TwoEngland have put in a strong bowling performance on the second day at Edgbaston to take control of the second test.05 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
Glenn McGrath out of 2nd TestGlenn McGrath was ruled out of the second Ashes test after rolling his ankle during the early stages of training this morning.04 Aug 2005James Nixon
Honours even in fascinating dayEngland piled on the runs to make 407 on a comfortable batting pitch in a see-sawing first day at Edgbaston.04 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
Five for Kasper as Aussies DrawA spirited display by Michael Kasprowicz gave the Australian selectors a timely reminder of his ability with a five wicket haul today.01 Aug 2005Eddie Sanders
Collingwood in for EnglandMiddle order batsman Paul Collingwood has been added to England's squad for the second Ashes Test, starting on Thursday at Edgbaston.01 Aug 2005Liam Camps
England remain unchangedThe England selectors have named an unchanged squad for the second Ashes test starting this coming Thursday at Edgbaston.31 Jul 2005James Nixon
Australians held up by rainHeavy and persistent rain at Worcestershire all but washed out the first day of the tour match between Worcestershire and Australia.30 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Australia rest big namesAustralia will rest its big names for the tour match with Worcestershire ahead of the back-to-back Test matches against England.29 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Australia continue to dominateAustralia continues to lead the pack as the LG ICC ODI Championship table, after the rankings underwent their annual update.29 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
ICC packs up for move to DubaiThe International Cricket Council are to set to end its 96-year link with the home of cricket Lords tomorrow.28 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
ECB & PCB confirm tour datesThe England and Wales Cricket Board have received the confirmed itinerary for the tour of Pakistan this winter from the PCB.28 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
PCB reject venue changeThe English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has had its latest request for a venue change rejected by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).27 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Stuart Clark to replace StyrisNSW paceman Stuart Clark is to join up with English county side Middlesex next week as the replacement to New Zealand's Scott Styris.27 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Australia wrap up easy winAustralia have clinched a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series with a comfortable 239 run victory at Lords, late on day four.24 Jul 2005Sean Fuller
McGrath To Return To England?Glenn McGrath has said that he wants to return to England again next summer to play county cricket again for Worcestershire24 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Thorpe Calls Time On EnglandGraham Thorpe has called time on his international cricket career after a 12-year stint which saw him win exactly 100 caps.23 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Warne spins England to the brinkA leg-spin masterclass from Test cricket's leading wicket taker guided England to the edge of a crushing defeat in the First Test.23 Jul 2005Neil Pickup
Seamers explode Ashes into lifeGlenn McGrath and Steve Harmison took five wickets apiece as seventeen wickets crumbled during the first day's play in the 2005 Ashes21 Jul 2005Neil Pickup
Gillespie Injury ConcernJason Gillespie has missed a team training session in the lead-up to the Ashes opener.20 Jul 2005Sean Fuller
World Cup 07 Schedule AnnouncedThe schedule for 2007 World Cup in the West Indies has been announced with the West Indies kicking off the competition in Jamaica19 Jul 2005James Nixon
Rogers ton thwarts AussiesLeicestershire's Australian import, Chris Rogers, struck a career-best 209 at Grace Road as the county side held the toutists to a draw17 Jul 2005Neil Pickup
Australia Pile On The RunsAustralia have piled up on the runs on day two of their three day game against Leicestershire reaching 582/7 at stumps.16 Jul 2005James Nixon
Australia flourish at Grace RoadAustralia kicked off their first three-day warm up game in fine fashion today in dismissing Leicestershire for 217.15 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
The Story Of The Ashes - Part 2The second part of three takes us from the aftermath of Laker's Old Trafford wonder-show right up to the Centenary Test in 1977.15 Jul 2005Eddie Sanders
World Cup 2007 Groups ConfirmedThe International Cricket Council have confirmed the groups for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.14 Jul 2005James Nixon
Lancashire sign SymondsLancashire have signed Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, as their replacement for Muttiah Muralitharan.14 Jul 2005Sudeep Popat
Pietersen in, Thorpe outThe England selectors have picked Kevin Pietersen over Graham Thorpe for the first Ashes Test against Australia starting next week.14 Jul 2005James Nixon
Injury worries for EnglandMichael Vaughan joins Kevin Pietersen on the list of English players, who could miss the first Test, because of injury.13 Jul 2005Sudeep Popat
NWC: Back in the Old RoutineAnd so it's proved. The pre-tour form guide has won the day, and Australia once again resemble the legendary winning machine of old12 Jul 2005Neil Pickup
Sarwan signs with GloucsWest Indies batsman, Ramnaresh Sarwan has signed with Gloucestershire as the club's second overseas player.10 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Australia Win at a CanterA quite brilliant 111 by Ricky Ponting and 5 wickets for Brett Lee saw Australia to victory in the second NatWest match at Lord's today10 Jul 2005Eddie Sanders
NatWest Challange To Go AheadThe final two matches of the NatWest Challenge to be played09 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Trescothick leads England cruisePaul Collingwood inspired an Australian collapse and Marcus Trescothick struck 10th ODI ton as England eased to a Headingley victory07 Jul 2005Neil Pickup
Nottinghamshire sign YounisNottinghamshire have signed Pakistan vice-captain Younis Khan as a replacement for Stephen Fleming.06 Jul 2005Sudeep Popat
Somerset sign LangeveldtEnglish county Somerset have signed South African pace-man Charl Langeveldt, as their replacement for Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya.05 Jul 2005Sudeep Popat
Prior in for Natwest ChallengeWicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Prior has been named to the England squad for the upcoming Natwest Challenge against Australia.04 Jul 2005Liam Camps
NatWest Series - Player ReviewSean Fuller brings to you his NatWest Series Player Review detailing all players performances during the recent concluded series.03 Jul 2005Sean Fuller
Ganguly to return home next weekIndian captain Sourav Ganguly will return back to the country next week, following a one-month stint at English county Glamorgan.03 Jul 2005Sudeep Popat
ICC names Super Series squadsIt is set to be a true cricketing spectacle, and now there are names to further whet the appetite of the masses.02 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Honours Even in NatWest FinalEngland and Australia fought out as tense and dramatic a final as anyone could want to see in a game which went right down to the wire.02 Jul 2005Eddie Sanders
Champions Trophy Format ChangedThe ICC have announced that the format of the next Champions League Trophy competition is to change to ensure fewer one-sided matches.30 Jun 2005James Nixon
Ntini signed by WarwickshireSouth African pace bowler, Makhaya Ntini has been contracted to play Country cricket for a portion of the current season.29 Jun 2005Liam Camps
Elements have the final sayBilled as the 'dress rehearsal' for Saturday's final, England and Australia's NatWest Series clash was ultimately decided by the storms28 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
Sun Shines on England AgainEngland cruised to a five-wicket victory against Bangladesh at Headingley and confirmed the final would be between them and Australia.26 Jun 2005Eddie Sanders
Jones Returns To England FoldSimon Jones has re-joined up with England one-day squad after taking time out to allow his recent injury extra time to heal fully.25 Jun 2005Richard Twyman
Butcher Suffers SetbackMark Butcher's return from his wrist injury has been put back again, with Butcher aiming for a return to action in August.24 Jun 2005Richard Twyman
Warne rested ahead of The AshesHampshire's chairman Rob Bransgrove has given his Hampshire captain Shane Warne a two-week break that Cricket Australia requested24 Jun 2005Richard Twyman
Symonds inspires Aussie responseAustralia ended their four-game run of defeats with a comprehensive -run win over England on the back of Andrew Symonds' return23 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
Colly stars as records tumblePaul Collingwood wrote a new chapter in the history of One-Day International Cricket as England thumped Bangladesh in Nottingham21 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
Giles back in England SquadAshley Giles has recovered from his hip injury and returns to the England squad for the Bangladesh ODI at Trent Bridge tomorrow.20 Jun 2005James Nixon
England rebirth continues apaceAustralia's miserable summer took a further turn - from merely dismal towards disastrous - as Kevin Pietersen bludgeoned 91* in Bristol19 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
Pak to play 4 Tests in EngPakistan tour England for four Tests and a triangular one-day series, also involving Sri Lanka, between May and July next year.18 Jun 2005Sriram G
Jones Leaves England SquadSimon Jones has opted out of the England squad for the remainder of the NatWest Series, with Hampsire seamer Chris Tremlett to cover.18 Jun 2005Richard Twyman
Australia beaten againSomerset have beaten Australia by four wickets thanks to a superb opening partnership between Sanath Jaysuriya and Graeme Smith.16 Jun 2005James Nixon
Sorry Bangladesh slaughteredEngland's fine run of form continued in the opening game of the NatWest Series, Marcus Trescothick hitting 100* in a 10-wicket cruise16 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
Spinners lead MCC to victoryAfter setting an imposing target, the spin of the MCC has helped defeat the International XI by 112 runs at Lords.14 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Twenty20 victory for EnglandEngland draw first blood in this Ashes summer with a comprehensive Twenty20 victory over the Old Enemy at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.13 Jun 2005Eddie Sanders
England wallop HampshireKevin Pietersen's 77 and Darren Gough's hat-trick take England to a gargantuan 153-run win over Hampshire, ahead of the NatWest Series.11 Jun 2005Sudeep Popat
The Ashes Preview - Part 1Eddie Sanders presents to you part one of his three part series in previewing the 2005 Ashes.11 Jun 2005Eddie Sanders
Australia thrash LeicestershireA Matthew Hayden century has lead Australia to an emphatic victory over Leicestershire at Grace Road, ahead of the Natwest Series.11 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Harmo to miss warm-upSteve Harmison will miss England's warm-up match, for the NatWest Series, against Hampshire on Saturday, because of an ankle injury.10 Jun 2005Sudeep Popat
Derbyshire thwack BangladeshBangladesh suffered another loss, as a result of a miserable batting performance, against Derbyshire, in their warm-up match.10 Jun 2005Sudeep Popat
Batty drafted into ODI squadGareth Batty has been called up to England's squad for the NatWest Series, as a cover for the injured Ashley Giles.08 Jun 2005Sudeep Popat
Andrew Flintoff a chucker?Sydney Morning Herald writer Peter Roebuck has called into question Andrew Flintoff's bowling action.06 Jun 2005James Nixon
England complete the taskIt took England 3.5 overs and 17 minutes to apply the finishing touches to a routine victory over Bangladesh at Chester-le-Street05 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
Shepherd's swansongThe second test between West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park will be the 92nd and last Test Match for David Shepherd as umpire.04 Jun 2005Sriram G
Bangladesh battle onwardsThere was only one side in the contest at Chester-le-Street, but Bangladesh survived until stumps with a much-improved batting display04 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
Carnage at Chester-le-StreetEngland and Bangladesh resumed battle at Chester-le-Street, picking up from where their scripts concluded six days prior at Lord's03 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
England Retain Same SquadEngland have retained the same squad of 12 players for the second test against Bangladesh starting on June 3rd.31 May 2005James Nixon
Last Rites at LordEngland wrapped up the First Test at Lord's by a comfortable margin, but not before Khaled Mashud had provided 90 minutes' resistance28 May 2005Neil Pickup
Piper banned for rest of seasonKeith Piper, has been banned for the rest of the English domestic season, after being found guilty of taking recreational drugs.27 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Bangladesh implode at Lord'sA series of injudicious shots followed by a barrage of innocuous bowling combined to leave England firmly on top after the first day26 May 2005Neil Pickup
Knee Injury Forces Katich HomeSimon Katich has suffered a knee injury while playing for Hampshire in their recent Championship game against Glamorgan.25 May 2005James Nixon
Rahim shines amidst showersSixteen-year-old Mushfiqur Rahim's maiden first-class century was the brightest spark for Bangladesh during a soggy County Ground draw22 May 2005Neil Pickup
ICC Propose ODI Rule ChangesThe ICC are proposing radical changes to one-day internationals in recommendations made at a recent conference held in Dubai.20 May 2005James Nixon
Bell pips Pietersen for 1st TestPhenomenal Kevin Pietersen has been left out of the England squad to compete against Bangladesh at Lord's next week Thursday.15 May 2005Liam Camps
Tigers TamedBangladesh suffered a long hard day in the field, on the first day of their tour match with a second string Sussex side at Hove.15 May 2005Richard Twyman
Pathan Signs For MiddlesexMiddlesex have signed Indian seamer Irfan Pathan as a replacement overseas player after Nantie Nayward suffered a groin injury.14 May 2005Richard Twyman
Pathan denies signing, as of nowContrary to what we reported yesterday Irfan Pathan has not signed with Middlesex, at least not yet.14 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Ashes Umpires NamedThe International Cricket Council has announced the four umpires who will stand in this summer's Ashes series.12 May 2005Richard Twyman
Bangladesh In ControlBangladesh batsman Javed Omar took his overnight score to 167 and Mohammad Ashraful struck a quick hundred to keep Bangladesh side ahead of the game.11 May 2005Richard Twyman
Warne scores maiden tonShane Warne, in a first-class career spanning 15 years and running, has finally scored the elusive maiden century.11 May 2005Sudeep Popat
McMillan Joins HampshireHampshire announced that New Zealand all-rounder Craig McMillan will be joining the club to replace Simon Katich.10 May 2005Richard Twyman
Kirby in alleged ball-tamperingGloucestershire seamer, Steve Kirby has been accused of ball-tampering in his team's match against Glamorgan on the weekend.10 May 2005Liam Camps
Omar kickstarts England tourDay 1 from the British Universities v Bangladesh three day match at Fenners10 May 2005Rich Hingston
Rest of the World SquadsThe Rest of the World squads for a three-match ODI series and one six-day Super Test against Australia have been announced.09 May 2005James Nixon
Keith Piper To Face DisciplinaryWarwickshire wicket-keeper Keith Piper will appear before a disciplinary panel on Thursday after testing positive for an illegal drug.09 May 2005Richard Twyman
Bears player positive for drugsA Warwickshire player is set to appear before ECB disciplinary panel, after he was tested positive in a drug test. 07 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Full Tsunami Match Line UpsThe teams for the MCC v International XI match on 14th June at Lord's have been announced in aid of the tsunami appeal.04 May 2005Richard Twyman
Eng vs Pak: Itinerary AnnouncedThe ECB have released the preliminary itinerary for the 2005 winter tour to Pakistan.30 Apr 2005Richard Twyman
Vaughan returns to actionEngland captain Michael Vaughan will return to action, after being cleared to make his season debut in the English County circuit.27 Apr 2005Sudeep Popat
Brian Lara Number 1 Test PlayerBrian Lara has returned to the top of the international test rankings following his good knocks in the current test series against SAF.26 Apr 2005James Nixon
Lara & Tendulkar Named CaptainsBrian Lara (West Indies) and Sachin Tendulkar (India) have been named as the two captains for the tsunami appeal match at Lords26 Apr 2005Richard Twyman
Flintoff comes through NCL gameEngland's talismanic all-rounder Andrew Flintoff completed a full 45-over match as his quest for fitness before the Ashes continues25 Apr 2005Neil Pickup
Astle joins DurhamNew Zealand international, Nathan Astle has signed on with Durham for part of the 2005 season.23 Apr 2005Liam Camps
ICC To Review Ponting BatThe MCC have asked the International Cricket Council to investigate the illegalness of Ricky Ponting's bat.23 Apr 2005Richard Twyman
Bracken in talks with GloucsNathan Bracken is in talks with English county Gloucestershire, to represent them during the second half of this county season.22 Apr 2005Sudeep Popat
ECB to reward home-grown talentsThe England Cricket Board today launched their four-year strategy, at the centre of which are incentives to limit "Kolpak" signings19 Apr 2005Neil Pickup
Moores named academy coachPeter Moores has been named Rod Marsh's successor as the head coach of England's National Cricket Academy.16 Apr 2005Sudeep Popat
Australian Ashes Squad NamedThe Australian selectors have named their 16 man squad for the Ashes which features seven batsmen, seven bowlers and two wicket keepers05 Apr 2005James Nixon
England Players Hit FormWith the English County season just days away the teams were pulling on the whites again for a round of pre-season matches.05 Apr 2005Richard Twyman
Derbyshire name new chairmanDerbyshire has elected local businessman Don Amott, as the new chairman of the county's cricket club.31 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
Shoaib returns to actionShoaib Akhtar will return to action for the first time in months, as he plays for the PCB XI in the first Twenty20 match in Asia.31 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
MCC vs WarwickshireA total of nine England A players have been selected to play for the MCC XI to face county champions Warwickshire.25 Mar 2005Richard Twyman
Eng' Players Given Their OrdersEngland captain Michael Vaughan has an extended break at the start of the domestic season after a gruelling winter in South Africa.25 Mar 2005Richard Twyman
Lords' Tsumani MatchA Tsumami relief match between an MCC XI and an International XI has been organized for June 14th to be played at Lords'.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Rahul Dravid Rated No 1 in TestsRahul Dravid has moved ahead of Jacques Kallis into first place in the ICC Test Player Ratings.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Rose Bowl to get lightsHampshire has been granted permission to install floodlights at the Rose Bowl.16 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
Feb 2005 - Back with a VengeanceAs January became February, the cricket world's focus turned squarely onto one-day Internationals on both sides of the Indian Ocean...01 Mar 2005Neil Pickup
Brian Luckhurst diesBrian Luckhurst, the former Kent and England opening batsman, has died from cancer aged 66.01 Mar 2005David Lewis
World XI v Asian XI - 2nd ODIThe second Tsunami ODI between a World XI and an Asian XI has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the venue Calcutta.28 Feb 2005James Nixon
Van Jaarsveld Picks Kent Over SAKent County Cricket Club today confirmed that Martin van Jaarsveld is to join the Club under the Kolpak ruling.24 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Somerset Line Up McLeanSomerset CCC has confirmed that they are in talks with the former West Indies fast bowler Nixon McLean about a possible return.21 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Ganguly Eyes Up County SpotSourav Ganguly has once again stated his desire to play County Cricket next summer and is open to offers.17 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Butcher faces wrist surgeryInjury-plagued batsman, Mark Butcher will miss 9-10 weeks of action, as he recovers from surgery.17 Feb 2005Liam Camps
Croft hurt in car accidentRobert Croft had to spend a night in a hospital, after he was involved in a car collision on a motorway.16 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
South Africa Take Series 4-1South Africa duly won the final game of the series by three wickets to finish 4-1 winners.13 Feb 2005David Lewis
South Africa take the seriesA Herchelle Gibbs century coupled with rain saw South Africa ensure they'll win the One Day series.12 Feb 2005Marc Robbins
South Africa UnchangedSouth Africa will pose an unchanged One Day International squad for the rest of the 7-match series.11 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
SA Defeat England In 5th ODISouth Africa have beaten England by seven runs in a hard fought game in the 5th ODI.11 Feb 2005James Nixon
Essex Take Gamble On TudorAlex Tudor has resurrected his cricketing career after agreeing terms on a one-year contract with Essex.11 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Jan 2005 - Hogging The LimelightSouth Africa and England sat at the forefront of the month's cricket, and Monday afternoon at the Wanderers stood tall in the series...11 Feb 2005Neil Pickup
Greatbatch to join BearsFormer New Zealand batsman Mark Greatbatch is all set to join Warwickshire as the county's new cricket academy director.10 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
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