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Hangovers and headaches

Dec 26, 2014: Embarrassing defeats, a beleaguered captain, a bitter former star, alienating administrators - England's year was gloomy to say the least

George Dobell

England news

Morgan a gamble, but it's about time

Dec 20, 2014: Eoin Morgan's appointment is a risk. But England had little to lose. Under Alastair Cook they were sleepwalking to almost certain failure. At least, this way, they should go down fighting

George Dobell

England news

A decision better late than never

Dec 19, 2014: Alastair Cook was dragging the England team down and something had to be done, but the fact his sacking comes two months before a World Cup raises plenty of questions

George Dobell

England news

Battle raging for power at ECB

Dec 19, 2014: With their allocation of games from 2017 to 2019, the ECB have achieved something thought to be impossible: kept just about everyone in English cricket happy. But, as ever, a wider battle is raging.

George Dobell

Netherlands news

Chris Adams appointed to Netherlands role

Dec 17, 2014: Chris Adams, the former Surrey coach, has been appointed to a short-term consultancy role with Netherlands

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County news

Whitticase leaves Leicestershire

Dec 17, 2014: Phil Whitticase is to leave Leicestershire after 31 years at the club as player and then coach

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Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

Dilshan stars as England thrashed

Dec 16, 2014: he full-house crowd might have come to bid farewell to Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, but it was another member of the trio of senior Sri Lankan batsman, Tillakaratne Dilshan, who led the home side to a crushing 87-run victory in the final ODI o

Report by George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Moores leaves Cook future in the balance

Dec 13, 2014: Alastair Cook's future as England ODI captain appears to be in the balance after another series loss left coach, Peter Moores, unable to guarantee his place in the World Cup side.

George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Sangakkara hundred secures series

Dec 13, 2014: A masterful century from Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka wrap up the ODI series against England with a thumping 90-run victory in Pallekele

The Report by George Dobell

County news

Concerns grow over Kieswetter's career

Dec 12, 2014: Matt has admitted that Craig Kieswetter's career could be in jeopardy as a result of the eye injury he sustained in July.

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County news

Compton 'returns home' to Middlesex

Dec 12, 2014: Nick Compton who has re-joined Middlesex on a three-year contract, has described returning to Lord's as like "a return home."

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Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Root century leads England to fine victory

Dec 10, 2014: Joe Root's third ODI century of the year helped England to a five-wicket victory in Pallekele and maintained their hopes of winning the series against Sri Lanka.

The Report by George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

England morale boosted by successful run chase

Dec 3, 2014: England survived a mid-innings wobble to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets with eight balls to spare in Hambantota to reduce the deficit to 2-1 in a seven-match series

The report by George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

England hope to stave off chaos

Dec 2, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the third ODI from Hambantota

The preview by George Dobell

County news

Free-to-air TV coverage 'by 2015'

Dec 1, 2014: Domestic cricket could return to free-to-air television as early as the 2015 season, according to Surrey chief executive, Richard Gould.

George Dobell

County news

Fun of the Cup may arrest decline

Nov 27, 2014: A new T20 cup competition, featuring minor counties and premier league club sides could banish the dark clouds surrounding the county game

George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Struggling sides seek World Cup form

Nov 25, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the opening ODI in Colombo between Sri Lanka and England, two sides trying to find form and dodge the rain

The Preview by George Dobell

County news

Nervous counties await match allocations

Nov 22, 2014: The ECB handed out its annual Business of Cricket Awards on Thursday night and the event held significance beyond the community of county cricket administration

George Dobell

England news

ECB hit by fall in participation numbers

Nov 19, 2014: Participation levels in recreational cricket across England and Wales have fallen over the last year according to figures released by the ECB

George Dobell

County news

Allenby and Meschede in swap deal

Nov 18, 2014: Jim Allenby is to leave Glamorgan and join Somerset, with Craig Meschede moving in the opposite direction on a season's long loan.

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