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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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England news

Strauss 'mortified' at Pietersen slur

Jul 5, 2014: Andrew Strauss has apologised unreservedly after a stray comment about Kevin Pietersen in the Sky TV box was inadvertently broadcasted

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England news

The answer is in the outgrounds

Jul 5, 2014: The revival of some of county cricket's outgrounds can give groundstaff at county headquarters time to improve pitches in the NatWest Blast

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England news

Bank of England governor bans cricket

Jul 4, 2014: Mervyn King's passion for cricket is not shared by his successor at the Bank of England - under Mark Carney it has been banned from the annual sports day

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Gloucestershire v Sussex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Division, Bristol

Light dies in Sussex chase

Jul 4, 2014: Gloucestershire's victory takes them joint fifth in the South Group with Sussex, one place outside the quarter-final spots

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England news

Pietersen still dreams of England

Jul 4, 2014: Kevin Pietersen has tweeted that he retains England ambitions as he prepares to play in the MCC v Rest of the World fixture at Lord's

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County news

Flintoff comeback: is it tonight?

Jul 4, 2014: The Andrew Flintoff guessing game is back in operation after Lancashire named him in their NatWest T20 Blast squad to face Warwickshire at Old Trafford and again encouraged speculation of a comeback

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India in England 2014

Stokes recalled in squad for India

Jul 2, 2014: Ben Stokes has been recalled by England for the first Investec Test against India as the only addition to the 12-man squad which was named for both Tests against Sri Lanka

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Yorkshire v Leicestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Division, Headingley

Lyth-Finch catch repeat inspires Yorkshire

Jul 1, 2014: The double act produced by Adam Lyth and Aaron Finch in the Roses match at Old Trafford was re-enacted for local consumption at Headingley as Yorkshire kept their quarter-final fires burning with a 14-run win against Leicestershire

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