David Hopps

David Hopps is the UK editor of ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson offers tips to pacer Shannon Gabriel

England news

Saker out, Gibson back for West Indies tour

Ottis Gibson has been appointed as England's fast bowling coach for the forthcoming West Indies tour with the chance to push his credentials for the job fulltime ahead of the Ashes series against Australia this summer

Kevin Pietersen led Surrey's chase

England news

Pietersen secures IPL release

Kevin Pietersen's attempt to regain his England place have been confirmed as deadly serious by his announcement that he has negotiated his release from the group stages of the IPL to try to stage a dramatic international comeback

Tangled: Chris Gayle stretches during a training session

County news

Gayle's Somerset chill-out zones

Chris Gayle will be Somerset bound for part of the NatWest Blast and ESPNcricinfo offers this useful guide to some new places to chill out during his stay

Adil Rashid is part of the England performance programme in Sri Lanka

England in West Indies 2015

Strong Yorkshire, strong England

The presence of six Yorkshire players in England's Test squad will be cause for a justified outpouring of pride

Bob Appleyard took nine wickets in the match

Obituary: Bob Appleyard 1924-2015

No coward soul

Bob Appleyard fought back from personal adversity to lay claim to one of the most remarkable stories in English cricket history

Kevin Pietersen made a battling half-century

England news

Pietersen IPL deal, England comeback in balance

Kevin Pietersen's involvement in the 2015 IPL hangs on a crisis meeting at Lord's on Tuesday that will examine England's response to a disastrous showing at the World Cup

Rain played hide and seek, keeping the ground staff busy

Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

A very English farewell

On a suitably hangdog English day, more downcast than overcast, and a match ravaged by rain, an Ian Bell fifty led England to victory with nine wickets to spare

It was another tough day for Peter Moores

England news

Headline fever

Since England lost to Bangladesh and exited the World Cup at the group stages, David Hopps finds himself surfing the news headlines in search of light relief and discovers instead that there is no hope of escape

Mahmudullah blows a kiss to the crowd

England v Bangladesh, World Cup, Group A, Adelaide

Mahmudullah, Rubel knock England out

England are out of the World Cup, a consistently abject challenge foundering once again with Bangladesh inflicting their fourth defeat in five matches, this time by 15 runs

New ECB chairman Colin Graves

England news

Yorkshire debts will toughen Graves' resolve to shake up game

Yorkshire's worsening financial position, and the dilapidated state of Headingley, will only serve to toughen the resolve of the incoming ECB chairman, Colin Graves, to consider any option to sort out the finances of the professional game