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Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Banishing Gale dashes day with controversy

Sep 12, 2014: To formally instruct Yorkshire that the club captain should have no part in the trophy presentation, leaving him fearful even to chat to the media about the season that meant so much to him, felt like an overreaction

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

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

Sussex v Lancashire, Hove, 2nd day

Anderson leads fight in face of Joyce ton

Sep 10, 2014: Twice Sussex have threatened to sound the death knell on Lancashire's Division One existence and twice Lancashire have stubbornly refused to yield

David Hopps at Hove

Sussex v Lancashire, Hove, 1st day

Procter gives Lancashire a lifeline

Sep 9, 2014: The Invisible Man, who currently coaches Lancashire, must have been heartened by the outcome at the close of the first day

David Hopps at Hove

England news

Morgan stokes fires of imagination

Sep 8, 2014: The Edgbaston T20 reinforced Eoin Morgan's credentials as the fulcrum of England's limited-overs cricket. Approaching his peak, is it time they made him their World Cup captain as well?

David Hopps

Durham v Notts, Royal London Cup SF, Chester-le-Street

Stokes blasts Durham back to Lord's

Sep 6, 2014: Ben Stokes emphatically put a troubled summer behind him with one of the most destructive innings of the season as his 164 swept Durham into the Royal London One-Day Cup final.

David Hopps at Chester-le-Street

England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley

Root satisfies Headingley craving

Sep 5, 2014: Neither Boycott nor Vaughan were able to satisfy their local crowd in one-day cricket but Root finally broke the 41-year duck

David Hopps at Headingley

England news

Moeen calls for greater home support

Sep 4, 2014: Moeen Ali has once again proved himself to be a fearless advocate of Britain's maturity as a multi-cultural nation by telling the British Indians who booed him at Edgbaston that he looks forward to the day when they support England

David Hopps at Headingley

England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley

Cook at centre of England tangle

Sep 4, 2014: With their one-day plans in a familiar mess six months out from the World Cup, questions abound on England's priorities and strategy

David Hopps at Headingley

England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge

England face dilemma in fine tuning attack

Aug 29, 2014: With Chris Jordan blowing more cold than hot, England could turn to Steven Finn or Harry Gurney at Trent Bridge but both present their own issues

David Hopps

Yorkshire v Durham, Royal London Cup quarter-final, Headingley

Durham burst Yorkshire's bubble

Aug 28, 2014: Yorkshire will rue their elimination from the Royal London Cup, comfortably beaten by Durham despite home advantage in this quarter final

David Hopps at Headingley

England v India, 2nd ODI, Cardiff

Raina, spinners destroy England

Aug 27, 2014: India's intention is to stage a party during the Royal London ODI series, to help them forget what had gone before. After a 133-run win, they look empowered again

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd ODI, Cardiff

Root rebuffs England criticism

Aug 26, 2014: It does not seem two minutes since Joe Root was making his first steps in the England side and reading so many descriptions of how childlike he still looked that he might have been preparing for the Primary School prom

David Hopps

England v India, 2nd ODI, Cardiff

Cook, Dhoni look for on-field statements

Aug 26, 2014: As countdowns for the World Cup go, neither England nor India can claim to have started in the best shape

Preview by David Hopps

England news

'No chance' England will win World Cup - Swann

Aug 25, 2014: Graeme Swann and Michael Vaughan have joined forces to condemn England's selection and strategy heading into the 2015 World Cup

David Hopps

England v India, 1st ODI, Bristol

Hales in as England attempt subtle evolution

Aug 24, 2014: England's selectors have given Alastair Cook their backing and he will have a new opening partner as the focus turns to a marathon of one-day cricket culminating in the World Cup

David Hopps in Bristol

Hampshire v Lancashire, 2nd NatWest T20 SF, Edgbaston

Lancashire dominate meeting of T20 experts

Aug 23, 2014: No counties have better records in T20 since its inception in 2003 than Hampshire and Lancashire. But it was Lancashire who dominated this semi-final to set up a clash with Birmingham in the final.

David Hopps at Edgbaston

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
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