David Hopps

UK editor, ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

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

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

Glamorgan v Surrey, Cardiff, 1st day

Pietersen's campaign to swing the voters

Runs were plundered in Cardiff, but not by Kevin Pietersen in his first meaningful innings of the season. Still, this was just the start of his quest for an extraordinary return to the England team

James Anderson sets off after Brad Haddin is given out on review

Anderson's English record

Trent Bridge to Kolkata: Anderson's six of the best

As James Anderson surpasses Ian Botham to become England's leading Test wicket-taker, ESPNcricinfo picks out six of his best performances

Chris Read held up Yorkshire with an unbeaten 81

Middlesex v Notts, Lord's, 3rd day

Sun shines for Read as Notts stroll

Chris Read's rapid unbeaten century at Lord's confirmed Nottinghamshire's superiority in a match where they have gradually worn down Middlesex

England players engage in a running drill during a training session

West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound

Desperate teams seek signs of better times

It will take more than a few glorious Caribbean beaches to cheer up this series between two sides with a desperate need for signs of better times ahead

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth with the PCA player of the year trophy

County news

A chance to make history

Even by county cricket's standards, the start to the 2015 season is overshadowed - but change is in the air