David Hopps

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Jonny Bairstow's hundred led Yorkshire's fightback

The Investec Ashes 2015

Bairstow returns with reputation enhanced

Jonny Bairstow is back for England in Test cricket for the first time since England's Ashes whitewash and in Yorkshire they will tell you he is much improved after an 18-month lay-off

Jonny Bairstow is enjoying playing at Chester-le-Street this season

Yorks v Worcs, LV= Championship, Division One, North Marine Road, 1st day

Bairstow ton sends England clarion call

In roughly the time it took for Australia to dismiss England a second time, Jonny Bairstow struck a hundred against Worcestershire as Yorkshire racked up 353 for 5

Cover of <i>Sex, Drugs and Rebel Tours</i>

England's colourful, shameless decade

A chronicle of the most hedonistic period in English cricket, long before the bosses woke up to professionalism

David Richardson speaks at the ICC Annual Conference

ICC news

Richardson hints at further Olympics talks

David Richardson, the ICC's chief executive, has indicated that the ICC will hold further discussions on the possibility of cricket coming taking its place in the Olympics

Ross Whitely smashed nine sixes in his 84 in just 38 balls

Yorkshire v Worcestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Headingley

Whiteley's assault sends Yorkshire kids packing

Ross Whiteley thrashed 91 from 35 balls as Yorkshire were eliminated from the NatWest Blast in a comprehensive manner they could barely have conceived at the start of the season

Joe Root helped England wrap up the win with two lower-order wickets

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 4th day

England go 1-0 up with emphatic win

Australia surrendered five wickets between lunch and tea to hand England a 169-run win that put them 1-0 up in the Investec series

Ian Bell creamed a series of trademark cover drives as he brought up his half-century shortly before tea

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Bell finds his touch as Australia are set 412

England were bowled out for 289, setting Australia 412 to win as the first Test of the Investec Ashes moved swiftly on

Moeen Ali struck 11 boundaries in his 77

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 2nd day

Moeen stars as England's pressure brings rewards

Any England supporter with the vaguest sense of Ashes history would have felt mild trepidation as they defended a first-innings score of 430 on a sunny Cardiff day

Joe Root leaves the field to a standing ovation after his outstanding 134

England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Root century galvanises England

Joe Root made 134 from only 166 balls to help lift England from a tricky position at 43 for 3 on a grouchy Cardiff morning

Karl Brown led Lancashire's recovery

Lancashire v Yorkshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Old Trafford

Lancashire soar to Roses victory

Yorkshire were sent packing in a manner that they could barely have imagined, thrashed by 29 runs in front of a joyful Manchester crowd