Quick Links
Player index by type
Player index by letter


Showing 1-20 Previous pagePrevious Next Next page

England news

Nick Compton announces retirement from cricket

Oct 4, 2018: Nick Compton was capped 16 times in Tests for England, playing his part in memorable series wins in India and South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

Alastair Cook's discarded dozen

May 31, 2018: He is going through a bit of a rough patch, but the men opening with him have done far worse

Jarrod Kimber

England's top-order woes

From Nick Compton to Mark Stoneman: England's opening merry-go-round

May 30, 2018: It has been nearly six years since England had a long-term stable opening partnership in Test cricket

George Dobell

Essex v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, 4th day

Magical Harmer takes Essex 29 points clear

Jun 29, 2017: Chelmsford is the birthplace of artists and magicians. Simon Harmer, making a home for himself there, could be both after another extraordinary display stretched Essex's lead to 29 points

Paul Edwards at Chelmsford

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

Lancashire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, 1st day

Energised Middlesex keep title glory in their sights

Sep 12, 2016: Middlesex have laid the groundwork for a total which will require them to bat only once in this match and move a step closer to the County Championship title

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Notts v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Compton keeps Middlesex top and sentences Notts to the drop

Sep 9, 2016: The differing emotions between the two sides told the story: as the Middlesex dressing room reverberated with an exuberant rendition of the team song, Nottinghamshire's players sat looking tired and dejected

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Middlesex v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 2nd day

Gubbins shines as Compton searches for fulfilment

Aug 5, 2016: Nick Gubbins made 82 but Nick Compton fell for 11 on his return to first-class cricket as Surrey retained the advantage at Lord's

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

England news

Compton set for Middlesex return

Aug 3, 2016: Nick Compton is set to return to first-class cricket following his self-imposed break after the Sri Lanka Test series having been named in the Middlesex squad for the County Championship match against Surrey at Lord's.

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Disappointed Compton takes break from cricket

Jun 23, 2016: Nick Compton's future in first-class cricket is in doubt after it was announced that he will be taking an extended break from the game

George Dobell

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Woakes and Hales make strides

Jun 14, 2016: England continue to have questions over their top order but a few players enhanced their reputations against Sri Lanka

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Farbrace calls for more, but England show glimpses of future strength

Jun 11, 2016: England have plenty room for improvement but, despite more notable batting failures, they have options queuing up in their bid to become the world's best

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 3rd day

England in front as bowlers hold sway

Jun 11, 2016: Nearly 10 years have slipped by while Alastair Cook has been a permanent fixture at the top of England's order in home Tests. In his temporary absence at Lord's because of a bruised knee, England had an unnerving vision of the future

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 1st day

Prolific Bairstow rescues England again

Jun 9, 2016: Jonny Bairstow, looking more battle-hardened by the month, completed his third Test hundred in eight innings to rouse England from a problematic opening day in the Lord's Test

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's

Lord's factor offers beleaguered Sri Lanka a boost

Jun 8, 2016: ESPNcricinfo previews the third Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's

The Preview by Andrew Miller

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's

Ramprakash backs Compton to soak up the pressure

Jun 7, 2016: Nick Compton faces a Test appearance on his home ground that will go a long way towards deciding his international future

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Bayliss wants more wicket-taking threat

May 31, 2016: They may have won the Investec Test series with a game to spare, but head coach Trevor Bayliss believes England still have "a long way to go" before they can compete with the best teams in the world

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Time running out for nervy Compton

May 27, 2016: Despite insisting that he will continue to play his natural game, Nick Compton's recent dismissals suggest he is trying to be something he is not

George Dobell at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Stance and style set England batsmen apart

May 27, 2016: England's top five is dominated by four right-handed batsmen with modern stances but very contrasting styles

Mark Nicholas

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Goalkeeping work helps Bairstow balance

May 22, 2016: Paul Farbrace, England's assistant coach, has hailed Jonny Bairstow for the improvement in his wicketkeeping since the tour of South Africa

George Dobell
Showing 1-20 Previous pagePrevious Next Next page