David Hopps

David Hopps is the UK editor of ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

New ECB chairman Colin Graves

England news

Yorkshire debts will toughen Graves' resolve to shake up game

Yorkshire's worsening financial position, and the dilapidated state of Headingley, will only serve to toughen the resolve of the incoming ECB chairman, Colin Graves, to consider any option to sort out the finances of the professional game

Clueless: Eoin Morgan ran out of answers

World Cup 2015: England

No country for folk heroes

The debate about whether Eoin Morgan should sing the national anthem is typical of an English culture that demands its cricketers be both free-spirited and happy to conform

Kevin Pietersen failed on NatWest T20 Finals Day

England news

Pietersen wants ECB talks over possible return

Kevin Pietersen has responded to apparently conciliatory comments from the incoming ECB chairman, Colin Graves, by saying he wants to speak to the governing body about a potential England return

Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara struck centuries

Five 300-plus World Cup run chases

After Sri Lanka became the sixth side to chase down 300-plus in World Cups, ESPNcricinfo looks back at the other five occasions and discovers Ireland well to the fore

Mick Newell, England's newest selector, takes fielding drills

County news

Newell proposes regional 'super academies'

Nottinghamshire's director of cricket Mick Newell has risked an outcry among cricket traditionalists by advancing the view that some counties could combine their scouting and coaching resources to form a regional super academy

Yorkshire chairman Colin Graves

England news

'I get to make changes' - Graves

Colin Graves, the ECB chairman, has uncovered diverse views in the CB's consultation exercise over the future direction of cricket in England and Wales. But there will come a time when he will insist on the right to rule

Eoin Morgan shows off a reverse sweep at an ECB club day

England news

ECB seeks to reshape amateur game

The ECB has revealed how it intends to bolster cricket participation in the recreational game. The ideas are sound: implanting them is a different challenge altogether

Ian Bell hits down the ground

England v Scotland, Group A, Christchurch

Morgan backs Bell's cautious approach

England's captain Eoin Morgan expressed support for Ian Bell's understated role in a Woirld Cup record opening stand with Moeen Ali as England saw off Scotland comfortably in Christchurch

Moeen Ali was the aggressor in the opening partnership

England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch

Moeen ton gives England opening win

Moeen Ali coupled a rapid hundred with two wickets to help England beat Scotland by 119 runs in Christchurch and gain a much-needed first win

Kane Williamson drives through cover

County news

Yorkshire grab fourth overseas player

Yorkshire have signed their fourth overseas player by agreeing a short-term deal for New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson to return to the club