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Dawson wins Gloucestershire coaching post

Jan 30, 2015: Richard Dawson has been appointed Gloucestershire's head coach, leaving Yorkshire rueing the popularity of their coaching staff as they seek to fill the post again

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England news

Graves' power confirmed by counties

Jan 30, 2015: Colin Graves will be elected unopposed for the role of ECB Chairman after no other nominations were received by the 18 first-class counties and the MCC before the deadline. It promises to be an assertive reign

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England news

Sport England figures lift spirits

Jan 30, 2015:

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County news

Yorkshire sign Finch and Maxwell for the Blast

Jan 27, 2015: Yorkshire have brought fresh ambition to the NatWest Blast by completing the signing of two of Australia's most destructive Twenty20 batsmen: Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell

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England news

Pietersen and Carberry call for change

Jan 26, 2015: Kevin Pietersen and Michael Carberry have joined Michael Lumb as former England cricketers who are convinced that the success of the Big Bash League must be heeded in England

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England news

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

Jan 26, 2015: Kevin Pietersen's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

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England news

Flintoff embroiled in ancient sledging war

Jan 23, 2015: The debate over the extent of sledging in international cricket has taken an unusual turn as Andrew Flintoff and Daryl Cullinan have become embroiled in a debate over what really went on in the Bad Old Days

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South Africa v West Indies, 3rd ODI, East London

Russell's horrendous slog

Jan 21, 2015: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day as South Africa wrap up the series against West Indies in thumping style

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South Africa v West Indies, 3rd ODI, East London

South Africa take series against feeble West Indies

Jan 21, 2015: With every day they remain in South Africa, West Indies' chances of pulling together a respectable World Cup challenge falters before our eyes

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England news

Virtual doctor fights England stress

Jan 19, 2015: A virtual doctor App has been launched by the Professional Cricketers Association to help stressed-out players guard against the risk of mental illness

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England's T20 debate

England 'falling behind' on T20 - Lumb

Jan 13, 2015: Michael Lumb has called for England to introduce a city-based franchise system in T20 to stop "falling behind" the rest of the world

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England's T20 Debate

Australia figures leave England agog

Jan 11, 2015: English cricket cannot block out the success of the Big Bash League. T20 crowds are up nearly 20% in Australia with average crowds exceeding 20,000 and a new audience flocking to the games

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England's T20 debate

The long search for Twenty20 vision

Jan 11, 2015: As the Big Bash League pulls in the crowds, and county cricket administrators lobby to get the NatWest Blast on free-to-air TV, ESPNcricinfo undertakes a week-long debate about the future of T20 in England

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South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Victory keeps South Africa as No. 1

Jan 6, 2015: South Africa duly completed an eight-wicket victory against West Indies on the fifth day, but initially at least it was not quite the stroll in the park that the scorecard suggests

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South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Harmer, Steyn blow West Indies away

Jan 5, 2015: South Africa were left needing 124 to win the third Test in Newlands and take the series 2-0 after a monumental West Indies collapse on the fourth day

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South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

De Villiers hundred gives SA slight edge

Jan 4, 2015: AB de Villiers produced the outstanding innings that the Cape Town Test craved, but even his redoubtable efforts have yet to shake off West Indies

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SA v WI, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Petersen SA only worry on languid day

Jan 3, 2015: It was a languid day at Newlands. A decent crowd lolled contentedly for much of the time under blue skies and confidently awaited a position of South African dominance: if not today, maybe tomorrow

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South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Harmer, Steyn benefit from wasteful WI

Jan 2, 2015: West Indies' end-of-day score looks solid enough, but it was another missed opportunity for them as wickets were gifted to South Africa. Debutant offspinner Simon Harmer finished with three

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England news

Downton defends handling of Cook sacking

Dec 20, 2014: England were harbouring growing doubts about Alastair Cook's future as one-day captain even as they expressed absolute faith in his leadership during the tour of Sri Lanka

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South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Steyn six completes West Indies humiliation

Dec 20, 2014: Dale Steyn had bided his time while South Africa built a position of supremacy against West Indies, but when he stirred the effect was lethal. West Indies were blown away within 15.3 overs, their last seven wickets falling for 55 runs

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