David Hopps

UK editor, ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

Jos Buttler and Arron Lilley celebrate one of the spinner's two scalps

Hampshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Semi-final, Edgbaston

Lancashire into final as spin dominates in poor spectacle

English cricket's three-for-one Finals Day provided entertainment in the second semi-final worthy of the supermarket discount bin as Lancashire reach the final with a six-wicket victory

The Kia Oval

England news

England's professionals clamour for T20 change

England's professional cricketers have overwhelmingly called for a reshaped Twenty20 competition capable of rivalling tournaments such as the Big Bash, played in one block to raise standards, and involving England players on a regular basis

The Investec Ashes 2015

Root and Warner end Ashes feud

Joe Root and David Warner took to Twitter to produce the picture that officially ended their long-standing feud

Peter Siddle had Mark Wood lbw for 6

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

Victory sends off Clarke and Rogers on a high

Peter Siddle finished with four wickets as Australia wrapped up an innings victory to narrow the Ashes margin to 3-2 after rain delayed them for three hours

Peter Siddle was rewarded for a testing spell to Adam Lyth

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Cook provides fight before falling short

Alastair Cook fought hard on the third day but fell for 85 shortly before the close as Australia closed in on victory in the final Test

Steven Smith went to his 11th Test hundred

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Feeble England collapse after Smith ton

England slumped to 107 for 8 in response to Australia's 481 after incisive bursts from Peter Siddle, Mitchell Marsh and Nathan Lyon

David Warner and Chris Rogers gave Australia a steady start

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Australia prosper on old-fashioned virtues

David Warner and Steven Smith both scored half-centuries as Australia rediscovered their patience to finish on 287 for 3 at the end of the first day

Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke have a chat

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval

England target Ashes history

ESPNcricinfo previews the final Ashes Test at The Oval as England aim for 4-1 and Australia hunt for pride

David Willey smashed his way to a half-century off 27 balls

County news

Yorkshire pull off David Willey signing

England all-rounder David Willey has signed a three-year contract with Yorkshire as the club that has led the way in producing its own players has pulled off a spectacular signing