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Lawrence swaps stages in new life

Dec 22, 2014: Coaches, city workers, coffee shop owners - all occupations of retired first-class cricketers. But David "Syd" Lawrence, once a fearsome fast bowler for England, has deviated somewhat in his second life.

Alex Winter

It's not the plan, stupid

Dec 22, 2014: Good performances make all plans look good. The better team on the day always wins, irrespective of what was strategised in the dressing room

Ed Smith

'I'd like to have faced the West Indies quicks'

Dec 21, 2014: Northamptonshire allrounder David Willey picks his ideal partner for a jungle expedition, and talks about his famous dad

Interview by Jack Wilson

England news

Morgan a gamble, but it's about time

Dec 20, 2014: Eoin Morgan's appointment is a risk. But England had little to lose. Under Alastair Cook they were sleepwalking to almost certain failure. At least, this way, they should go down fighting

George Dobell

England news

Downton defends handling of Cook sacking

Dec 20, 2014: England were harbouring growing doubts about Alastair Cook's future as one-day captain even as they expressed absolute faith in his leadership during the tour of Sri Lanka

David Hopps

England news

Trott named England Lions captain

Dec 20, 2014: Jonathan Trott has been named captain for the first-class leg of the England Lions tour of South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup 2015

Ballance recalled, Stokes dropped for World Cup

Dec 20, 2014: Gary Ballance is the player to benefit from Alastair Cook's sacking as one-day captain after he was named in England's World Cup squad. Ben Stokes and Harry Gurney have also been omitted from the team that was recently in Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Eoin Morgan named England one-day captain

Dec 20, 2014: Eoin Morgan has replaced Alastair Cook as England's one-day captain, with immediate effect

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

A decision better late than never

Dec 19, 2014: Alastair Cook was dragging the England team down and something had to be done, but the fact his sacking comes two months before a World Cup raises plenty of questions

George Dobell

England news

Cook's one-day timeline: consistency to liability

Dec 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo looks back on Alastair Cook's time as England's one-day captain, which ended in a run of failure but included a period of notable success

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Cook sacked as England one-day captain

Dec 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has been removed as captain of England's one-day side with Eoin Morgan appointed to lead England at the World Cup that starts in February.

David Hopps

County news

Notts secure Philander, Hilfenhaus

Dec 19, 2014: Nottinghamshire have secured two overseas signings for 2015 with Vernon Philander and Ben Hilfenhaus set for stints at Trent Bridge next season.

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Battle raging for power at ECB

Dec 19, 2014: With their allocation of games from 2017 to 2019, the ECB have achieved something thought to be impossible: kept just about everyone in English cricket happy. But, as ever, a wider battle is raging.

George Dobell

A year of triumph and disaster

Dec 19, 2014: While 2014 will be always remembered for the shocking death of Phillip Hughes, there was joy as well, courtesy Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking

Martin Crowe

County news

Bracewell leaves Gloucestershire

Dec 18, 2014: Gloucestershire have announced that John Bracewell, the director of cricket, will leave the club at the end of January as part of a "restructure of cricket operations" at the club

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Glamorgan name Rudolph as captain

Dec 18, 2014: Jacques Rudolph has been named Glamorgan captain for 2015, replacing Mark Wallace who has been club captain for the last three seasons and Jim Allenby, who led the T20 side last season but has signed for Somerset

ESPNcricinfo staff

Forgotten Classics

The hold-up at Headingley

Dec 18, 2014: Mike Hendricks' nagging seam bowling helped England defend a low total against a powerful Pakistan line-up in the 1979 World Cup

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

County news

Whitticase leaves Leicestershire

Dec 17, 2014: Phil Whitticase is to leave Leicestershire after 31 years at the club as player and then coach

George Dobell

England news

Edgbaston, Old Trafford get Ashes Tests

Dec 17, 2014: Warwickshire and Old Trafford are the big winners from the latest allocation of major matches with both counties allocated an Ashes Test in 2019.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

'No complaints' if sacked - Cook

Dec 16, 2014: It has been a "hell of a year", in the words of Alastair Cook but he will have to wait a few more days to see if it has been worth it - at least from a personal perspective

Alan Gardner in Colombo
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