David Hopps

David Hopps is the UK editor of ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

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

Kevin Pietersen goes on the attack

IPL 2015 auction

Pietersen catches up with some England buddies

Kevin Pietersen is heading to Hyderabad in IPL 2015 with former England teammates Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara in close pursuit

Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root share a joke while training

World Cup 2015

Wake up England, the fun is about to start

It may be hard to keep track of a tournament on the other side of the world but it is time to dispel the negativity

Stuart Broad wheels away in celebration

World Cup 2015

Chance for England to break staid mould

Under Eoin Morgan's leadership, England have a chance to play a more adventurous brand of cricket but there are glaring issues that need to be addressed, particularly in the bowling department

Kevin Pietersen made 23 on his CPL debut

CPL news

Has Pietersen bid farewell to English cricket?

Kevin Pietersen's messy divorce from English cricket has conceivably moved a step nearer completion with his announcement that he intends to play the whole of the Caribbean Premier League season in June and July