Alan Gardner

Assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo @alanroderick

Kevin Pietersen walks off after making an unbeaten 355

England news

No Pietersen return - Strauss

Andrew Strauss, newly in place as England's director of cricket, has seemingly ended Kevin Pietersen's international career for a second time by ruling out a recall on the grounds of a lack of trust

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace oversees training

England news

England coach: Gillespie's potential rivals

Yorkshire's Jason Gillespie is the favourite to succeed Peter Moores as England coach. But who might be up against him for the role? ESPNcricinfo looks at five leading candidates

William Porterfield dragged on against Mark Wood

Ireland v England, only ODI, Malahide

Rain denies young England their chance

There was frustration for all involved at Malahide as persistent heavy rain washed out the ODI between Ireland and England with only 18 overs possible

Mike Hesson and BJ Watling speak to the media

New Zealand in England 2015

Expectations rise for overqualified underdogs

New Zealand have arrived in England but they are determined not to make any ripples. At least not yet. For all their on-field panache, it is New Zealand's style to keep things low key

James Taylor unleashes the reverse sweep

England news

Taylor leads way for 'exciting' new England

England's newest one-day captain, James Taylor, may only be in the job for one game but he is hopeful of having a more lasting role to play in revitalising the team

Alex Hales thrashed a 96-ball hundred

Hampshire v Notts, LV= Championship, Division 1, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Hales sights exclusive 1000-run club

Alex Hales has been feted as a potential saviour of England's one-day game but, after narrowly missing out on a third century in four innings (one of them a double), he is closing in on a fabled first-class landmark

Sam Billings takes part in a Lions net

England news

Billings, Willey, Ansari called up for Ireland ODI

England's team to play Ireland in Dublin next week will contain several of the next generation making an impression in the county game, including up to six debutants

The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is at long last almost finished

Hampshire v Notts, LV= Championship, Division 1, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Clegg-mania intrudes on Beefy's steakhouse

The fact that Hampshire, and the club's Ageas Bowl ground, remains a key local concern was evidenced by a walk-on part in the general election hoopla on Monday

James Anderson removed Marlon Samuels

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 5th day

Anderson inspires England to memorable win

England produced a remarkable victory in the second Test after a seemingly moribund contest was brought to life by the brilliance of James Anderson and the seemingly ineradicable flaws in West Indies' game