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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

Somerset v Surrey, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Taunton, 4th day

Bess impresses as Stoneman marks England call with fifty

Aug 10, 2017: Dom Bess took his wicket tally in six Specsavers County Championship appearances to 35 as Somerset and Surrey battled out an inevitable draw on the final day at Taunton

George Dobell at Taunton

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Stoneman, Crane earn maiden Test squad call-ups

Aug 10, 2017: Mark Stoneman, the Surrey opening batsman, is set to make his Test debut against a pink ball next week, after being named in a 13-man England squad for the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Jennings' rut leaves him running out of time

Aug 4, 2017: It has been a torrid series for Keaton Jennings and he was again worked over by South Africa's quicks at Old Trafford leaving his place hanging by a thread

George Dobell at Old Trafford

England news

Who's next, as England attempt to solve batting woes?

Jul 19, 2017: England will need at least one new face in the batting line-up for the third Test against South Africa after Gary Ballance suffered a broken finger

Andrew McGlashan

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Ballance back in the balance as familiar failings surface

Jul 15, 2017: Gary Ballance hasn't played terribly in his recall to Test cricket, but some familiar failings are clouding the judgment about his worth to the team

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire v Surrey, Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Hales' record-breaking 187* leads Notts to trophy

Jul 1, 2017: Alex Hales smashed the highest score in a one-day final at Lord's as Nottinghamshire successfully hunted down a target of 298 to leave Surrey defeated at the last for the third successive year in the Royal London Cup

Alan Gardner at Lord's

England Lions v South Africa A, Canterbury, 3rd day

Overton rattles SA A after Lions set them 412 to win

Jun 23, 2017: Jamie Overton took three wickets before the close after half-centuries from Mark Stoneman, Keaton Jennings and Nick Gubbins had set the Lions up for a declaration

ECB Reporters Network

England Lions v South Africa A, Canterbury, 1st day

Jennings makes opener's case as Hameed misses out

Jun 21, 2017: Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings made their respective cases to partner Alastair Cook in the upcoming Test series against South Africa, but Haseeb Hameed went run-less

Firdose Moonda at Canterbury

England news

England set up Test opener shootout

Jun 13, 2017: England are using the Lions' four-day match against South Africa as a shoot-out for a Test openers spot with Mark Stoneman, Nick Gubbins, Keaton Jennings and Haseeb Hameed all named

David Hopps

Glamorgan v Surrey, Royal London Cup, South Group, Cardiff

Sangakkara and Stoneman get Surrey off the mark

Apr 30, 2017: Mark Stoneman and Kumar Sangakkara guided Surrey to a comfortable first victory in the competition this season as the visitors easily chased down an amended target

ECB Reporters Network

Warwickshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Stoneman's repeat performance maintains prolific start

Apr 21, 2017: It was just after tea when the question arose in the Edgbaston press box: 'Has any side ever lost their first three Championship games in a season by an innings?'

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Surrey v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Kia Oval, 4th day

Surrey send out warning as Tom Curran seals Warwickshire rout

Apr 10, 2017: Gareth Batty hopes Surrey's resounding opening-round victory over Warwickshire has "sent a message" to their Championship rivals

George Dobell at the Kia Oval

Surrey v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Kia Oval, 1st day

Stoneman makes himself at home for Surrey

Apr 7, 2017: Not so long ago, Mark Stoneman said he hated London and could never imagine living there. But, on this evidence, he seems to be settling in rather well

George Dobell at the Kia Oval

England's top-order problems

Who's next? Alastair Cook's opening partners since Strauss

Dec 7, 2016: Mark Stoneman will be Alastair Cook's 12th opening partner since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. ESPNcricinfo takes a look at the men who've had the call

George Dobell

Durham v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Stokes' late roar keeps Durham up

Sep 15, 2016: Ben Stokes roared in the nick of time as Durham survived a Surrey run chase and saved their Division One status in the process

ECB Reporters Network

Durham v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sam Curran's six sets up fascinating final day

Sep 14, 2016: Sam Curran upstaged future team-mate Mark Stoneman when he removed him for 92 to complete his first six-wicket haul for Surrey

ECB Reporters Network

Durham v Warks, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Borthwick, Stoneman plot Durham route to safety

Aug 26, 2016: Scott Borthwick and Mark Stoneman plotted a route to safety as Durham and Warwickshire both took solace in the draw points that eased their relegation worries

ECB Reporters Network

Somerset v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 1st day

Wood stars on return as wickets tumble at Taunton

Aug 4, 2016: Seventeen wickets fell on the first day of the Specsavers' County Championship game between Somerset and Durham

ECB Reporters Network
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