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Cricket Australia XI v England, tour match, Townsville, 2nd day

'We'll be ready for the Gabba' - Stoneman

Nov 16, 2017: Mark Stoneman admitted life was likely to get "a hell of a lot" tougher next week after registering his first century in an England shirt

George Dobell in Townsville

Cricket Australia XI v England, tour match, Townsville, 2nd day

Stoneman hits century as England find their groove

Nov 16, 2017: Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Dawid Malan also hit half-centuries on a productive day in the middle, but the quality of the bowling was a world away from what will greet England next week

George Dobell in Townsville

CA XI v England XI, Adelaide, 1st day

Malan leads the way for England in sluggish contest

Nov 8, 2017: Mark Stoneman, Joe Root and Dawid Malan scored half-centuries but England struggled to capitalise on a slow surface in their day-night warm-up match

George Dobell in Adelaide

Western Australia XI v England, Tour match, Perth, 1st day

England start well despite Cook, Root failures

Nov 4, 2017: Alastair Cook and Joe Root fell cheaply but there were half-centuries for four of the top six on England's first day of tour action

George Dobell in Perth

The Ashes 2017-18

Stoneman ready to fulfil childhood dream

Oct 9, 2017: Mark Stoneman admits he endured a nervous wait to hear whether he'd made the cut for England's Ashes squad, but now that he's on the plane, he's ready to fulfil a childhood dream

Andrew Miller

Surrey v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Kia Oval, 1st day

Ashes hopeful Stoneman leads Surrey's golden trio

Sep 12, 2017: Yorkshire were powerless to stem Surrey's batting assault as Division One's three heaviest run-makers again took their toll

ECB Reporters Network

England news

Broad to have scan on heel as Ashes hopefuls return to county action

Sep 10, 2017: Tom Westley and Mark Stoneman will have three Championship matches to further their Ashes case, while Dawid Malan will play two following the T20I against West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

England won't win Ashes with 'terrible' catching - Bayliss

Sep 10, 2017: England dropped at least 14 chances against West Indies and the head coach also admitted they are no nearer knowing their best top order

George Dobell

England v West Indies, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

The good, the bad, and the ugly of England's series win

Sep 9, 2017: England's series victory over West Indies is a cause for self-congratulation in the short term. But there are several issues that remain to be resolved ahead of the Ashes

George Dobell at Lord's

England v West Indies, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

England can do 'something really special' - Root

Sep 9, 2017: Having overseen back-to-back Test series wins in his first summer in charge - the first time England have beaten both touring sides since 2013 - Joe Root was in understandably upbeat mood

Alan Gardner at Lord's

England v West Indies, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's

Surprise decider highlights England's arrested development

Sep 6, 2017: England face an obviously encouraged West Indies side and the realisation that they will go to Australia unsure of several positions in their first-choice XI

George Dobell at Lord's

England v West Indies, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's

Surprise decider highlights England's arrested development

Sep 6, 2017: England face an obviously encouraged West Indies side and the realisation that they will go to Australia unsure of several positions in their first-choice XI

George Dobell at Lord's

England v West Indies, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Bayliss has 'fingers crossed' at promising batting signs

Aug 30, 2017: The England coach said Mark Stoneman looked "a tough type of player" and Dawid Malan was more settled in the Headingley Test

Alan Gardner

England v West Indies, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Stoneman 'feared the worst' after finger dislocation

Aug 27, 2017: Mark Stoneman feared a fractured finger, having being hit on the hand by Jason Holder shortly after tea on the third day at Headingley

Alan Gardner at Headingley

England v West Indies, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

England's haphazard fightback

Aug 27, 2017: The third day ended with England having wiped off a sizeable deficit with plenty of batting to come, but their way back into the match wasn't smooth

Alan Gardner at Headingley

England v West Indies, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Root and Stoneman help even the scales as all-round Holder shines

Aug 27, 2017: The second Test was delicately poised after a oscillating day with West Indies taking a lead of 169 before Mark Stoneman and Joe Root led England's reply

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v West Indies, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 1st day

England's fallible top-order fails to change the record

Aug 25, 2017: England's top-order plays the same familiar refrain, as West Indies' best day of the series doesn't quite finish with them in command

Alan Gardner at Headingley

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

England learn nothing from thrashing soft West Indies

Aug 20, 2017: It tells you much about the current state of world cricket that Edgbaston had only budgeted for a three-day Test

George Dobell

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Root rues England's top-order shortcomings

Aug 11, 2017: Joe Root has admitted the idea of his moving back into England's top three was discussed ahead of naming a squad for the Investec Test series against West Indies

George Dobell

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Stoneman relishes his 'step into the unknown'

Aug 10, 2017: He might be the oldest specialist batsman picked by England this century, but Mark Stoneman has never given up on his life-long dream of playing Test cricket.

George Dobell
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