George Dobell

Senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

Mitchell Starc trapped Ian Bell with a full, fast inswinger

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston

Bell prepares for a make-or-break Test

He is not at an age where the reflexes should have slowed. He does not lack for desire. Yet he has been bowled four times in his last 11 innings and, worryingly, has started to look more fallible in the field

Durham sing the team song in front of their travelling supporters

County news

Domestic cricket hopes for 50-over flourish

Ahead of the start of the Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, a panel of county cricketers - Steven Crook, Lewis Gregory and Ravi Patel - plus England selector, and Middlesex director of cricket, Angus Fraser discuss how the 50-over game is evolving

Mike Turner alongside Ray Illingworth and David Gower

Mike Turner 1934-2015

Pioneer of one-day cricket dies

Mike Turner, who passed away at the age of 80, was a lifelong figure of Leicestershire cricket but his impact on the game stretched well beyond one county

Mitchell Johnson took two in his opening two overs

The Investec Ashes 2015

Bayliss confronts systemic problems

After a crushing defeat at Lord's, Trevor Bayliss must now understand the extent of the challenge facing him in his new role as England coach

Ben Stokes failed to ground anything as he tried to avoid Mitchell Johnson's throw and was run out

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

Ballance most vulnerable after England blown away

England weren't just beaten, they were blown away. The selectors will not want to show signs of panic but none of the struggling batsmen should be surprised if they are dropped

Alastair Cook unleashes a pull

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Cook shows how old and new must combine

Until he dragged into his stumps for 96 the England captain had been virtually ever-present during the Test and it his virtues that the team will need in bucket loads to stave off defeat

Gary Ballance fends away a short ball

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Top-order trapeze act puts England in peril

Too often have England been three down for not many and this time Joe Root was unable to provide the safety net

Fans watch the opening day of the second Test

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

A pitch to damage Test cricket

The pitch against New Zealand, just a couple of months ago, was a brilliant Test surface that brought fascinating action so what has happened?