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Prior's spirit undimmed by quiet exit

Jun 12, 2015: His farewell was hardly a fairytale finish but for a few magical years during England's ascent to number one, Matt Prior carved out a legacy as one of the premier Test wicketkeeper-batsmen of his era

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Three Ashes and countless battles

Jun 11, 2015: As Matt Prior hangs up his gloves, a look back at some of the highs and lows of his career which included three victorious Ashes series

Andrew McGlashan

England news

4000 going over 40

Jun 11, 2015: Stats highlights from Matt Prior's 11-year international career

Bishen Jeswant

England news

Injury forces Prior retirement

Jun 11, 2015: England and Sussex wicketkeeper Matt Prior has announced his retirement due to the Achilles injury which required surgery last year

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Prior still hopeful of returning from injury

May 27, 2015: Matt Prior has admitted that it was a "tough week" after not being involved in a Lord's Test for the first time since 2008 but said England's memorable win had helped ease the pain

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in England 2015

The epic chase that wasn't, Danny's last stand, and rapid doubles

May 18, 2015: Lord's this week will mark the 100th time England and New Zealand have faced each in Tests. We pick 10 notable clashes between the two nations

Andrew McGlashan

KP: The Autobiography

KP's Big Cheese meltdown

Oct 7, 2014: Matt Prior, aka The Big Cheese, has been subjected to arguably the most withering written attack on a colleague ever seen in cricket

Alan Gardner

KP: The Autobiography

Pietersen's end a catalogue of failures

Oct 6, 2014: Although angry and full of bombast, Kevin Pietersen's book should unsettle English cricket. If even some of his claims are true, the culture within the England camp has been destructive for a long time

George Dobell

KP: The Autobiography

KP book 'a work of fiction' - Swann

Oct 6, 2014: Graeme Swann has dismissed Kevin Pietersen's autobiography as "a work of fiction" as the backlash to one of cricket's most controversial autobiographies begins

ESPNcricinfo staff

KP: The Autobiography

'Dour' Flower, 'negative' Prior, 'company man' Cook

Oct 6, 2014: Kevin Pietersen's autobiography contains colourful accusations and revelations about the England set-up he used to inhabit. Here we collect some of the stand-out lines

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Prior looks ahead as surgery date set

Aug 15, 2014: Matt Prior will have surgery early next month to try and overcome the Achilles problem which forced him to take a break from the game and admitted he has "a long road back."

George Dobell

England news

CA removes Prior fumbles package

Aug 8, 2014: Cricket Australia has removed a video from its website after the ECB alleged it breached their copyright agreement

George Dobell

Time to pension off the seniors?

Jul 24, 2014: If England are going to win nothing, history suggests it might be worth their while to win nothing with kids

Rob Smyth

England news

One battle too far for Prior

Jul 22, 2014: The last year has not been kind to Matt Prior but that should not diminish what he achieved for England and, if his career does prove to be over, he can be remembered as a key part of the period of sustained success

George Dobell

England news

Prior steps aside for the summer

Jul 21, 2014: Matt Prior has decided to stand down from Test cricket for the rest of the summer due to injury. Prior has been suffering from an Achilles problem and will have an operation to rectify the issue

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's 5th day

Hapless England victims of failing system

Jul 21, 2014: Previous England inadequacies were masked by a handful of excellent players but now the national side are showing the results of an environment too cosy for those whose faces fit and one that ostracises the rest

George Dobell at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Cook reiterates he is no quitter

Jul 21, 2014: Alastair Cook, England's beleaguered captain, reiterated his desire to stay in the job after defeat to India at Lord's extended the team's winless run to ten matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Farbrace defends senior players

Jul 20, 2014: Paul Farbrace insisted England's senior players could not be praised highly enough despite recent results at the close of play on the fourth day of the second Investec Test at Lord's

George Dobell

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Scars of the old era haunt England

Jul 20, 2014: It will take something remarkable for England to chase down their target and the more evidence that is displayed suggests more fresh faces need to brought into the team in place of mentally scarred seniors

George Dobell at Lord's

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Cook confident over Prior fitness

Jul 8, 2014: Jos Buttler has been called into England's squad for the first Investec Test as cover for Matt Prior who reported some mild tightness in his right thigh

ESPNcricinfo staff
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