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NatWest T20 Blast

From beach to Blast for Pietersen

Aug 20, 2014: To seek to exist as a T20 specialist is the most precarious of occupations. Cricket is not like the movies where Harrison Ford can still get the girl even though he is in his 70s

David Hopps

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

India befuddled as England complete humiliation

Aug 17, 2014: India might have been transported to another world, a world so unfamiliar that their senses were befuddled. One by one their batsmen came and went as they underwent the third heaviest Test defeat in their history.

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Root takes England into huge lead

Aug 16, 2014: Joe Root's sparky, unbeaten 92 ensured England remained in complete control at The Oval despite a mid-afternoon fightback from India

Report by David Hopps

County news

Frustrated Rafiq to leave Yorkshire

Aug 16, 2014: Azeem Rafiq, once regarded as a potential Yorkshire captain, will leave the county at the end of the season after failing to make an impact in all forms of the game.

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England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Dhoni fights but India's top order folds again

Aug 15, 2014: Without MS Dhoni, India would have been entirely bereft. Even with his redoubtable effort, consolation was only skin deep as India succumbed tamely in exacting conditions on the opening day of the fifth Investec Test

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

India hope for final twist

Aug 14, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the fifth and final Test between England and India

The Preview by David Hopps

England Lions v New Zealand A, Tri-series, New Road

Rutherford takes NZ A to tri-series success

Aug 12, 2014: Abundant batting line-up or not, England Lions have not advanced their World Cup claims by the manner in which they have twice been dismantled by an experienced New Zealand A in the Royal London tri-series

David Hopps at New Road

England Lions v Sri Lanka A, Tri-series, New Road

Bopara enjoys his chance to build rather than blast

Aug 11, 2014: To many observers, the England Lions top six contesting the Royal London triangular series against Sri Lanka A and New Zealand A loses little in comparison with the senior side

David Hopps at New Road

India in England 2014

Anderson England's guilty pleasure

Jul 31, 2014: There is an uncomfortable recognition that the beauty of James Anderson's cricket comes with a professionalism that has been taken to the limits but weak umpiring has to share the blame

David Hopps

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl

Bell debunks the England theories

Jul 27, 2014: England's decline has been the subject of fevered debate. But not for Ian Bell

David Hopps

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl

Cook strives to answer England prayers

Jul 26, 2014: Alastair Cook hinted that England would field both Stuart Broad and James Anderson in what could be a defining Test match for his captaincy

David Hopps

India in England 2014

Hope springs eternal in Buttler

Jul 25, 2014: Jos Buttler's Test debut comes with England reeling from their worst run in 20 years. England's most original player for years carries hope of brighter times

David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Ishant's seven destroys England

Jul 21, 2014: Ishant Sharma, bowling short and aggressively with the old ball, produced one of the most memorable spells in the history of Indian fast bowling to destroy England's resistance in the second Investec Test at Lord's.

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Jadeja and Ishant have India believing

Jul 20, 2014: Fifteen overseas Tests have elapsed since India last won a Test outside their own country, but they will barely be able to curb their excitement that the run is about to end

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Determined Vijay keeps England at bay

Jul 19, 2014: India have lost more Tests at Lord's than at any other venue, but it will take a formidable bowling performance by England on the fourth morning for them to lose this one

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bhuvneshwar counters Ballance century

Jul 18, 2014: Another failure for Alastair Cook, an increasingly beleaguered England captain, followed by a long, hard grind on London's hottest day of the year: this Lord's Test match Friday was never going to grant its favours easily

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Rahane's hundred turns tables on England

Jul 17, 2014: India, to their credit, looked a long way removed from the submissive outfit that lost 4-0 on their last tour to England as they had their first taste of demanding English batting conditions

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's

Series crying out for more than off-field drama

Jul 16, 2014: The build-up to the Lord's Test was dominated by the nature of the pitch on offer, until India filed a Level 3 complaint against James Anderson, who has been charged by the ICC

The Preview by David Hopps

Yorkshire v Durham, Headingley, 4th day

Richardson defies pitch to frustrate Yorkshire

Jul 10, 2014: Yorkshire remain top of the Championship and as they reflect on a tense and ultimately frustrating final day at Headingley

David Hopps at Headingley

Yorkshire v Durham, Headingley, 1st day

Lyth, Lees pedal freely on Yorkshire road

Jul 7, 2014: To mark Yorkshire's triumphant staging of Le Grand Depart, Headingley seemed to have produced a road. Yorkshire's openers, Ales Lees and Adam Lyth, piled up 270 for the first wicket

David Hopps at Headingley
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