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'Everyone stares at you when you're 6ft 8in'

Nov 23, 2014: Boyd Rankin talks about giants, playing for the enemy, and being mentored by Allan Donald

Interview by Jack Wilson

Durham v Warwickshire, RL Cup final, Lord's

Woakes aims to cap big summer

Sep 18, 2014: From the fringes of the England team to playing every format, plus one trophy already in the bag for Warwickshire has made it a memorable season for Chris Woakes but he wants to add another success before it finishes

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Warwickshire v Kent, Royal London Cup, Edgbaston

Warwickshire return to Lord's, but English cricket should worry

Sep 4, 2014: The contrasting expressions on the faces of the players told the story: whatever the gentle decline in popularity of county cricket over the last couple of decades, the prospect of a Lord's final still means a great deal

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Essex v Warwickshire, T20 Blast Q-F, Chelmsford

Chopra and Clarke end Warwickshire's wait

Aug 2, 2014: Varun Chopra's superb form dragged Warwickshire into the knockout stage of the NatWest T20 Blast and he found his touch again

Alex Winter at Chelmsford

Ireland news

Ireland open door to Rankin return

May 27, 2014: A day after Boyd Rankin revealed his time on England's Ashes tour led him to contemplate giving up the game, Cricket Ireland has expressed the hope that the fast bowler could still play for them at the 2015 World Cup

George Dobell

County news

Rankin considered future after Ashes experience

May 26, 2014: Boyd Rankin has admitted he thought about giving up cricket in the weeks following his chastening Test debut in Sydney

George Dobell

England in Australia 2013-14

Jordan swings into contention

Jan 21, 2014: The bowling of Chris Jordan has been a positive for England as they seek World Cup pointers from a demoralising one-day series

Vithushan Ehantharajah

England in Australia 2013-14

Nerves ruined my debut - Rankin

Jan 9, 2014: Boyd Rankin has admitted nerves made his Test debut a painful experience and revealed he had suffered a back spasm the night before being handed his cap at the SCG

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Rankin 'cramp' raises fitness concerns

Jan 3, 2014: Mystery surrounded the fitness of Boyd Rankin following the first day's play in Sydney after the fast bowler was twice forced from the pitch on his first day as a Test cricketer

George Dobell at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

England facing a bitter end

Jan 2, 2014: The Sydney Test could be viewed as a fresh start for England at the beginning of a new year, but the build up has not inspired confidence and it will take a colossal turnaround to end with a victory

George Dobell in Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Australia eye unforeseen clean sweep

Jan 2, 2014: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the SCG

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

The Ashes 2013-14

England 'clear' on third seamer - Saker

Nov 17, 2013: England's bowling coach, David Saker, has suggested that England have made up their minds over the troublesome third seamer slot for the first Ashes Test

Alan Gardner

Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Bresnan absence weighs heavy

Nov 16, 2013: England will miss Tim Bresnan enormously at the start of the Ashes series and his replacement will be targeted by Australia's batsmen, according to Ed Cowan

Daniel Brettig

Chasing Test status

Nov 5, 2013: Can Ireland convince their up-and-coming stars that home is where the heart is?

Tim Brooks

The Ashes 2013-14

Saker wants bowlers under pressure

Nov 3, 2013: A hailstorm, heavy rain and temperatures about 20 degrees lower than Perth greeted England's cricketers as they arrived in Hobart for the second leg of their Ashes warm-up

Andrew McGlashan

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Perth, 3rd day

Everything 'fantastic' for Prior

Nov 2, 2013: Matt Prior might have been standing in for the first time as an England captain, but he proved in Perth that he has already mastered the art of positive thinking

David Hopps

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Perth, 3rd day

England left with much to ponder

Nov 2, 2013: England travel to Hobart with questions about the composition of their side for the first Test still largely unanswered after completing a none-too-convincing draw in their opening tour match against a Western Australia XI

Brad Elborough in Perth

The Ashes 2013-14

New conditions don't worry us

Oct 31, 2013: It was good to get away from cricket after a hectic summer, but you soon started itching to start again. Now we are in Australia the excitement is growing ahead of a fantastic challenge

Ian Bell

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth

England's tall quicks go head-to-head

Oct 30, 2013: England have set up a potential fast-bowling shootout in their opening tour match against a Western Australia Chairman's XI with Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett all vying for what is likely to be the final bowling slot

David Hopps
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