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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

England news

England refreshed for demanding slog

Sep 11, 2014: The new faces on England's central contracts list reflect the end of a period of great upheaval, as well as the punishing schedule over the next 12 months

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Moeen, Jordan among six new central contracts

Sep 11, 2014: The ECB has awarded central contracts to six new players, Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

Woakes denies Flintoff as Birmingham win Blast

Aug 23, 2014: Chris Woakes kept his nerve bowling to Andrew Flintoff and denied Lancashire the 14 runs they needed off the final over as Birmingham won their maiden T20 title

George Dobell at Edgbaston

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

Woakes, Jordan show calibre

Aug 15, 2014: The performances of Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan in dismantling India suggested they could translate their county form to international level

George Dobell at The Oval

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

Dhoni fights but India's top order folds again

Aug 15, 2014: Without MS Dhoni, India would have been entirely bereft. Even with his redoubtable effort, consolation was only skin deep as India succumbed tamely in exacting conditions on the opening day of the fifth Investec Test

The Report by David Hopps

India in England 2014

Supporting cast a concern for England

Aug 11, 2014: England need to find better support acts for James Anderson and Stuart Broad to compete in 17 Tests over nine months next year

Andrew McGlashan

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Young England growing up fast

Aug 9, 2014: The turnaround in England's fortunes since defeat at Lord's has been remarkable and testament to the faith Alastair Cook has shown in several new players

Mark Nicholas at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

England let their bowling talk

Aug 7, 2014: England refrained from verbal aggression. And their performance did not dip as a consequence. Indeed, you might argue that the added discipline, control and focus actually rendered them more effective

George Dobell at Old Trafford

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

England find their upward curve

Jul 31, 2014: There will doubtless be tough days ahead but England appear to have turned a corner. ESPNcricinfo assesses where the team is after levelling the series

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

India in England 2014

Whitaker expects bowler rotation

Jul 3, 2014: James Whitaker has hinted that rotation of England's attack will be a feature of the compressed, five-Test series against India, even if the bowlers themselves are not fans

ESPNcricinfo staff

Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Warks alive after Woakes five

Jun 30, 2014: Warwickshire were grateful for a ninth-wicket stand between Chris Woakes and Chris Wright for rescuing them from a tough position against Nottinghamshire despite Jonathan Trott's return to the game

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Woakes rescues Warks after Trott's progress

Jun 30, 2014: Warwickshire were grateful for a ninth-wicket stand between Chris Woakes and Chris Wright for rescuing them from a tough position against Nottinghamshire despite Jonathan Trott's return to the game

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England news

England prescribe rest to jaded squad

Jun 26, 2014: England have decided that rest will be the best cure for the team that slipped to the first series defeat on home soil against Sri Lanka.

George Dobell

Northamptonshire v Warwickshire, Wantage Road, 4th day

Woakes, Patel finish off Northants

Jun 18, 2014: Chris Woakes and Jeetan Patel finished off Northamptonshire at Wantage Road as Warwickshire recorded an innings victory.

Press Association

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Moeen, Robson, Jordan get Test calls

Jun 5, 2014: England have named three uncapped players - Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan - in a 12-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

David Hopps

Lancashire v Warwickshire, Old Trafford, 1st day

Lancashire struggle in Moores' farewell

Apr 20, 2014: Much of the attention was on Peter Moores at Old Trafford, in his final match before rejoining England, but his county were left on the back foot by some impressive Warwickshire seam bowling

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

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

Woakes delight at team and personal gains

Mar 1, 2014: England Lions captain Chris Woakes has credited his team's preparation and their unrelenting focus on victory, for the 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka A.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Woakes and Tharanga share tons

Feb 27, 2014: Sri Lanka A's hopes of levelling the series diminished on Thursday, after England Lions had added a further 159 runs, but for Upul Tharanga and Suraj Randiv, the second day brought their possible return to the tips of the Test team

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

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

Woakes and Borthwick lift England Lions

Feb 26, 2014: A polished 83 from Varun Chopra laid the base for a busy, unbeaten 130-run stand between Chris Woakes and Scott Borthwick in the evening, as England Lions moved to a comfortable 302 for 5

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo
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