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Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara

Nov 26, 2014: Moeen Ali produced an abundant one-day innings to raise horizons and rouse spirits, but it will take more than a one-man masterclass, however brilliant, to turn England into fancied World Cup contenders

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka A v England XI, Tour match, Colombo

Moeen gets England off to a flyer

Nov 21, 2014: Moeen Ali followed up taking three wickets with a blistering half-century from 21 balls as England completed a confidence-boosting win over Sri Lanka A in their opening warm-up match

David Hopps at the SSC

A crisis that defines the age

Nov 20, 2014: Never mind cricket's absence from free-to-air TV - changes in social attitudes, the demands of work, and an individualistic age are all contributing to a decline in participation

David Hopps

England news

Morgan's warning must be heeded

Nov 16, 2014: Eoin Morgan's condemnation of England's Twenty20 competition has exposed the deep divisions between the ECB and its elite players on the future of the professional game

David Hopps

England in Sri Lanka 2014

'Super' Root targets next level

Nov 7, 2014: The last time England made an impact at the World Cup, Super Mario was the biggest thing in gaming. Joe Root will need similar trick moves to help transform their chances

David Hopps

England news

Ramprakash batting role confirmed

Nov 6, 2014: Mark Ramprakash has been appointed as England's new batting coach. He will take up the role immediately, joining England on a one-day tour of Sri Lanka later this month, and will fulfil the role across all formats

David Hopps

England in Sri Lanka 2014

Anderson ruled out of Sri Lanka tour

Nov 4, 2014: England have removed James Anderson from their ODI squad to tour Sri Lanka due to a "pre-existing left knee injury"

David Hopps

Comment

Not so grim up north

Nov 2014: When traditional English cricket clubs need first-generation immigrants to survive, you can expect challenges

David Hopps

KP: The Autobiography

A flawed character in a flawed system

Oct 11, 2014: The cricket book of the season brings many regrets about the rancour surrounding an incredible talent

David Hopps

County news

Giles confirmed as new Lancashire coach

Oct 8, 2014: Eleven days after their relegation in the County Championship, Lancashire have entrusted Ashley Giles with restoring the club's fortunes, appointing him as their new cricket director and head coach.

David Hopps and Paul Edwards

KP: The Autobiography

Revealed: the case against Pietersen

Oct 7, 2014: ESPNcricinfo is in possession of an official ECB legal document that lays out the key charges against Kevin Pietersen during the Ashes whitewash that brought his England career to an end

David Hopps

England news

Now KP faces the Battle of the Books

Oct 6, 2014: Kevin Pietersen does not just have to win the argument, he is also expected to win the battle of the Christmas book market

David Hopps

County news

Gale braced for further ban

Oct 3, 2014: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is braced for a further ban as the ECB looks for a face-saving exit route from its investigations into alleged racial abuse.

David Hopps

ICC news

Strauss fears for Test cricket

Oct 2, 2014: Andrew Strauss, the former England captain, and an increasingly influential voice in cricket administration, has issued dire warnings about the survival of Test cricket

David Hopps

Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 2nd day

Compton rains on Yorkshire's parade

Sep 24, 2014: Barely 24 hours after Yorkshire's chairman Colin Graves announced his plans for world domination the Championship celebrations are not going awfully well

David Hopps at Headingley

County news

Yorkshire support unstinting for Gale

Sep 23, 2014: Despite a lingering legal case, the most important verdict on Andrew Gale came in the Headingley long room

David Hopps at Headingley

County news

Gale racism case increasingly tangled

Sep 19, 2014: Usman Khawaja's alleged involvement deepens the intrigue as the ECB struggles to formulate a decisive stance on abuse, sledging and darker forms of misbehaviour

David Hopps

County news

Gale charged with racist abuse after 'Kolpak' outburst

Sep 17, 2014: Yorkshire's captain Andrew Gale has become the first county cricketer to be accused of a racism offence after he was charged on Wednesday by the England & Wales Cricket Board for a disparaging use of the term 'Kolpak'

David Hopps

County news

Crisis at Leicestershire as now Cobb departs

Sep 17, 2014: Leicestershire's miserable summer has taken a turn for the worse after Northants confirmed the signing of their one-day captain Josh Cobb

David Hopps

Sussex v Lancashire, Hove, 3rd day

Prince provides grit but will Lancs gamble?

Sep 11, 2014: Lancashire, in the most optimistic scenario, will face a quandary on the final day at Hove as they contemplate whether they might risk a declaration that could have a major bearing on their Division One future

David Hopps at Hove
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