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On Pietersen

KP in précis

Jul 26, 2014: Using secondary sources, a newspaper journalist tries to decipher Kevin Pietersen and his career beyond the prima donna stereotype

Alan Gardner

England Lions triangular series

Flower to coach strong Lions team

Jul 24, 2014: Andy Flower will return to coaching less than six months after stepping down as England's team director when he takes charge of the Lions in their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month

Alan Gardner

India in England 2014

Five key head-to-heads

Jul 7, 2014: From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Alan Gardner

Marylebone Cricket Club v Rest of the World XI, Lord's

Pragmatic victory for MCC on nostalgia-filled day

Jul 5, 2014: Aaron Finch's unbeaten 181 guided MCC home, trumping a flowing century from Yuvraj Singh in the exhibition match against Rest of the World XI at the bicentenary exhibition game at Lord's

Alan Gardner at Lord's

Marylebone Cricket Club v Rest of the World XI, Lord's

Game's greats descend on Lord's

Jul 4, 2014:

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Durham v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Division, Chester-le-Street

Sorry Derbs conquered by Hastings

Jun 29, 2014: Phil Mustard struck a 25-ball half-century before Ben Stokes' unbeaten 49 ensured that Derbyshire were never at the Blaydon races by finishing a crushing, eight-wicket victory with consecutive sixes

Alan Gardner

England cricket

The case for Cook's defence

Jun 27, 2014: Half a dozen reasons why Alastair Cook should keep padding away the king of Australian spin

Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

England crave tangible reward

Jun 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and Sri Lanka

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Northants v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Wantage Road, 4th day

SL buoyant despite Keogh resistance

Jun 8, 2014: Sri Lanka will head into the first Test at Lord's generally fortified in their hopes of scalping England at home for the third series in a row and a little wiser about their starting line-up

Alan Gardner at Wantage Road

Northants v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Wantage Road, 3rd day

SL hopeful on Lakmal for Headingley

Jun 7, 2014: Sri Lanka remain hopeful that Suranga Lakmal will be fit for the second Test at Headingley, despite a hamstring injury keeping him out of the current squad

Alan Gardner at Wantage Road

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

SL claim series amid Senanayake controversy

Jun 3, 2014: Figures of 1 for 36 were just one thread of Sri Lanka's series-clinching six-wicket win but, by running out Jos Buttler while the batsman was backing up, Sachithra Senanayake ensured that the narrative would be wound around him

The Report by Alan Gardner

County news

Sussex 'hurt' by fixing revelations

May 27, 2014: Sussex have made clear their shock and anger at the revelations of alleged match-fixing involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, who were last week charged with corruption by the ECB

Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, only T20, The Oval

World champion test for England

May 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the T20 between England and Sri Lanka at The Oval

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Sussex v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Hove

Dilshan and Vithanage blitz Sussex in record time

May 18, 2014: Sri Lanka scorched to a ten-wicket win in less than half the allotted overs to complete their warm-up matches ahead of the limited-overs series against England in dashing style

Alan Gardner at Hove

Kent v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Canterbury

Sri Lankans start to hit their stride

May 16, 2014: Angelo Mathews hit fifty and Dinesh Chandimal an unbeaten 47 off 31 balls to set up a hefty thumping of Kent in Sri Lanka's second tour match in England

Alan Gardner at Canterbury

Sussex v Durham, Hove, 4th day

Sangakkara applies sleeper hold to Sussex

May 14, 2014: Watching Kumar Sangakkara bat could never be described as a chore but his grit was of material value to Durham as they quietly applied the sleeper hold to Sussex for their fourth draw of the season.

Alan Gardner at Hove

Sussex v Durham, Hove, 3rd day

Borthwick learns from the master

May 13, 2014: This game seems destined to end in a draw, with more than 100 overs lost so far and Sussex requiring 18 wickets or some generous collusion in the time remaining

Alan Gardner at Hove

Sussex v Durham, Division 1, Hove, 2nd day

Onions injury blow adds to Durham's woes

May 12, 2014: Durham's thin squad, which was already up against it in attempting to defend their Championship title, has been dealt a further blow by the news that Graham Onions will need to see a specialist about his back problem

Alan Gardner at Hove

Scotland v England, only ODI, Aberdeen

England's new era begins with tricky test

May 8, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the one-off ODI between Scotland and England in Aberdeen

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Kent v Surrey, Canterbury, 4th day

Adams talks of Division Two 'stigma'

May 7, 2014: Kent celebrated with a BBQ after defeating Surrey as coach Jimmy Adams spoke of Division One ambitions and offspinner Adam Riley attracted more kind words

Alan Gardner in Canterbury
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