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English spin hits the rough

May 2, 2014: Last summer, England's strategy was to spin out Australia. Now, with Graeme Swann's retirement, it is proving a challenge to even identify one Test candidate for the role

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Kerrigan starts out on path to redemption

Feb 28, 2014: So highly rated in county cricket but so emphatically embarrassed in his first Test at the Oval last year, Simon Kerrigan delivered an incisive spell in Colombo that may light his path to redemption.

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

SL A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla

Lions ready for up-country spin test

Feb 18, 2014: England Lions have arrived in Sri Lanka's northern-most cricketing outpost hoping to wrap up the unofficial Test series

Alex Winter in Dambulla

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 1st Test, Kandy

England's future goes on display

Feb 11, 2014: As the majority of English cricket supporters mourn the loss of Kevin Pietersen a group of players who are actually available are about to begin perhaps the most important series of their careers

Alex Winter in Kandy

SL A Emerging Players v England Lions, Colombo, 2nd day

Kerrigan returns to help skittle hosts

Feb 7, 2014: Simon Kerrigan slipped quietly back into action to take 3 for 31 as England Lions took firm control on the second day in Colombo

ESPNcricinfo staff

England Lions in Sri Lanka 2013-14

Rayner called up to Lions squad

Jan 21, 2014: Ollie Rayner, the Middlesex spinner, has been officially added to the England Lions touring party, with Simon Kerrigan unable to travel to Sri Lanka due to a back injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

England Lions in Sri Lanka 2013-14

Kerrigan in doubt for Lions tour

Jan 15, 2014: Middlesex's offspinning allrounder Ollie Rayner has been put on standby for the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka after concerns emerged about Simon Kerrigan's fitness

George Dobell

England news

Kerrigan withdrawn from EPP tour

Nov 4, 2013: Simon Kerrigan, the Lancashire spinner, has been withdrawn from the Performance Programme squad tour of Australia in order to work on his bowling at home

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Kerrigan motivated by tough Test debut

Sep 10, 2013: Simon Kerrigan is determined to use the chastening experience of his Test debut to make himself into a better cricketer and earn another chance in the England team

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 4th day

Wheater and Coles provide final-day value

Aug 31, 2013: A magnificently enterprising 191-run eighth wicket partnership between Adam Wheater and Matt Coles kept Lancashire waiting until mid-afternoon for victory

Paul Edwards at Southport

Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 2nd day

Kerrigan begins to put England horrors behind him

Aug 29, 2013: A week after his horrific Test debut against Australia, Simon Kerrigan began his fightback with Lancashire by starring with bat and ball

Paul Edwards at Southport

The Investec Ashes 2013

Not their best, but good enough from England

Aug 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo assesses the performances of the England players who appeared in the Ashes series

George Dobell

Kerrigan's dream turned nightmare

Aug 23, 2013: Why does a cricketer's long-cherished hope of performing on the biggest stage often crumble on the big day?

Aakash Chopra

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

What's next for England?

Aug 22, 2013: The nucleus of this England side is not going to change overnight, but some key players are now the wrong side of 30 and will leave tough holes to fill when the time comes

George Dobell

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

Moores hopes for Kerrigan support

Aug 22, 2013: Peter Moores, the Lancashire coach, has backed Simon Kerrigan to bounce back from the chastening start to his Test career

George Dobell

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

Kerrigan suffers on nightmare debut

Aug 21, 2013: Thrown in at the deep end and despite a promising record, Simon Kerrigan produced as wretched a performance as a specialist bowler has in Test cricket for many years

George Dobell at The Oval

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

Watson plot most intriguing of many

Aug 21, 2013: England surprised everyone with their selections but the success of Australia's new No. 3 trumped even that

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

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

Watson takes it firmly in the neck

Aug 21, 2013: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the first day at The Oval

George Dobell and Brydon Coverdale at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Tremlett desperate to reprise the past

Aug 19, 2013: The future of Chris Tremlett as a Test bowler may become clearer over the next few days; does he have the firepower of two years ago?

George Dobell

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Kerrigan soaks up 'surreal' feeling

Aug 18, 2013: Simon Kerrigan spent much of Sunday still trying to soak up the "surreal" experience of being named in an Ashes squad after being handed his first senior call-up for the final Investec Ashes Test at The Oval

Andrew McGlashan
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