David Hopps

UK editor, ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

Joe Root celebrates his century

England news

Root's zeal offers hope and is worth celebrating

Joe Root's love for the game, not for what it brings, is quite a gift after a year of much turmoil within English cricket. Somehow, in this swirl of ill will, he has triumphed

The <i>Courier Mail</i> continue their theme with Stuart Broad

England news

Broad up for the Test - the one-day doubts can wait

Stuart Broad has lost the England T20 captaincy to Eoin Morgan, but his limited-over ambitions remain and he retains the desire to be play in the 2019 World Cup in England

Alex Hales cracked six sixes off consecutive deliveries

Nottinghamshire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Trent Bridge

Hales' sixes dash thrills on opening night

Are you watching Mumbai Indians? Alex Hales is heading your way for the final stages of IPL, his confidence soaring after six successive sixes on the opening night of the NatWest Blast

Kevin Pietersen was kept off the field by a calf problem

IPL news

Injured Pietersen abandons Sunrisers return

Kevin Pietersen's return to the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad has been scuppered by a calf injury suffered while making the triple century for Surrey that helped build a tidal wave of protest at his continued England freeze-out

Andrew Strauss at the ICC Cricket Committee meeting at Lord's

England news

Born to serve

Andrew Strauss now faces a challenging task as an administrator: of shaping the same sort of success he achieved as a player

Peter Moores at England nets

England news

England coach must wield selection power

It is time to empower the England coach to take full responsibility for the team: either back Peter Moores or sack him

Lumley Castle witnesses its first Ashes Test

County news

Earl's floodlight protest puts Durham future in jeopardy

The Earl of Scarbrough is a prominent opponent of Durham's plans to install floodlights at the Emirates Stadium so threatening international cricket in the north-east and putting the county's cricketing future in jeopardy

Kevin Pietersen edged a drive to be caught at slip for 19

Glamorgan v Surrey, Cardiff, 2nd day

Sangakkara hopes for Pietersen England return

Kumar Sangakkara has called for England and Kevin Pietersen to "iron out their differences" and find a way for him to return to international cricket

Steven Davies flicks to the leg side during his century

Glamorgan v Surrey, Cardiff, 2nd day

Davies' double hundred quietens the wicketkeeping debate

A beautiful spring day in Cardiff might well have been the occasion when Steve Davies the disillusioned wicketkeeper incontestably became Steve Davies the batsman