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England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance ton shores up England

Jun 15, 2014: Gary Ballance made his maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka briefly transformed the complacent mood of the first Test with a wonderful bowling performance

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sangakkara milestone leads Sri Lanka reply

Jun 14, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara had never made a Test century at Lord's; he has now and judging by his reaction he will cherish it forever

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Sri Lanka solid after Root's double-ton

Jun 13, 2014: Dip your bread, Joe Root will have been told since childhood on batting days like this. Like Oliver Twist, he dipped his bread and then asked to dip it some more

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Root ton caps England's revival

Jun 12, 2014: Joe Root scored his third Test century and Matt Prior made a typically belligerent 76 not out during an unbroken stand that took the game away from Sri Lanka

The Report by David Hopps

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, Headingley, 4th day

Notts capable of surprise challenge

Jun 11, 2014: How often has a counterpunching innings by Read saved Notts over the years? Here he held off Yorkshire with a perky half-century

David Hopps at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Revitalised Plunkett faces acid test

Jun 11, 2014: Having slipped off the rails, Liam Plunkett found the simple philosophy he needed at Yorkshire and is now set for a menacing role in England's attack

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Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, Headingley, 3rd day

Yorkshire's former son Lumb digs in

Jun 10, 2014: Michael Lumb's cautious 45 in the first innings was his highest Championship score in a lean season; his discipline was again to the fore as he finished the third evening unbeaten on 43

David Hopps at Headingley

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, Headingley, 1st day

Yorkshire optimism continues to surge

Jun 8, 2014: Optimism abounds in the Broad Acres. Yorkshire began this game five points adrift of Middlesex at the top of the Championship, once again sensing that this could be their year

David Hopps at Headingley

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Moeen, Robson, Jordan get Test calls

Jun 5, 2014: England have named three uncapped players - Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan - in a 12-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

David Hopps

England news

Panesar must heed Essex lesson

Jun 1, 2014: Monty Panesar's career has declined since his memorable India tour in 2012 as Essex's decision to omit him against Glamorgan for bad timekeeping further testifies

David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

All-round Jordan brings a smile back to England

May 22, 2014: A superb all-round performance from Chris Jordan, who smashed 38 off 13 balls then took three wickets, spearheaded England's 81-run win against Sri Lanka

The Report by David Hopps

Philip Sharpe, 1936-2014

Yorkshire mourns slipper Sharpe

May 20, 2014: Philip Sharpe, who has died at 77 after a short illness, played 12 Tests for England but upon his passing in Yorkshire they will talk only off his slip catching

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ICC news

Oliver under threat after finest triumph

May 13, 2014: Keith Oliver, a successful advocate of the rights of smaller cricketing nations, is facing a threat to his position on the ICC board barely a month after his greatest triumph

David Hopps

County news

Flintoff comeback plans quicken

May 13, 2014: Andrew Flintoff's plans for a remarkable comeback nearly five years after his career seemed over because of injury are moving closer with his secret talks with Lancashire at an "advanced stage".

David Hopps

MCC news

Morgan accepts MCC presidency

May 7, 2014: David Morgan, a past ECB chairman, and driving force behind the adoption of Cardiff as an international venue and the restructuring of the English domestic game, has been nominated as the next president of MCC.

David Hopps

England news

Farbrace has no cause for guilt - Moores

May 2, 2014: Peter Moores has dismissed suggestions that his new assistant, Paul Farbrace, should feel morally bound to sit out the Sri Lanka tour this summer

David Hopps

England news

England identity crisis tops Moores' agenda

May 2, 2014: The Peter Moores revolution will be a gradual and balanced one, focused on creating a more confident, self-sustaining culture for English cricket

David Hopps

Sussex v Somerset, Hove, 3rd day

Inspired Somerset close in on victory

Apr 29, 2014: Somerset forced Sussex to follow on under heavy skies and then rounded upon them once more with such conviction on a sunlit evening that they even had the glimmer of a three-day victory

David Hopps at Hove

Sussex v Somerset, Hove, 2nd day

Trescothick ton helps banish memories

Apr 28, 2014: County cricket has sustained Marcus Trescothick for nearly eight long years since his England career came to such a premature end

David Hopps at Hove

Sussex v Somerset, Hove, 1st day

Trescothick digs deep to gladden Somerset

Apr 27, 2014: Marcus Trescothick has been the mainstay of Somerset cricket for so long that any sign that he is beginning to rediscover some of his old poise is bound to quicken West Country hearts

David Hopps at Hove
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