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England Lions v India A, New Road, 1st day

Alastair Cook's chanceless century confirms readiness for Indian summer

Jul 16, 2018: England opener makes first hundred of the summer while Nick Gubbins gives selectors a nudge with 73

George Dobell at New Road

England news

Dom Bess, Jack Leach and Alastair Cook in Lions XI to play India A

Jul 6, 2018: Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan and Sam Curran bring the number of players with full international experience to six

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Lancashire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Old Trafford

Joe Mennie's burst lifts Lancashire before Essex battle back

Jun 10, 2018: Mennie and Graham Onions took four Essex wickets for 16 runs between them in a match which promises an absorbing conclusion

Paul Edwards

India could beat this England side in England

Jun 10, 2018: England's top-order batting is dicey and their pace attack lacks variety

Ian Chappell

2nd Test, England v Pakistan, Headingley

Cooky's monster 154 and others: How well do you know your Test streaks?

Jun 1, 2018:

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England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Rattled England seek calm heads in bid to pull themselves out of Test nosedive

May 31, 2018: Another defeat would condemn England to No.7 in the Test rankings, and surely spell the end of Trevor Bayliss's tenure as Test coach

George Dobell at Headingley

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 v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Alastair Cook warns England careers are on the line amid Test slump

May 30, 2018: He has urged his team-mates to "stick together" after the nine-wicket defeat at Lord's which has led to heavy criticism

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England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Alastair Cook: Farmer, nurdler, hunter, and Test-match survivor

May 24, 2018: Even at his most fluent, Cook cannot avoid being ungainly. But without him on the first day at Lord's, England would have been sunk without trace

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Dobell: England's stagnated Test side must show progress

May 23, 2018: Joe Root enters his second season as Test captain with England having many of the same questions to answer as 12 months ago

George Dobell at Lord's

Worcestershire v Essex, New Road, 2nd day

Will Joe Clarke be the gamble that Ed Smith can't resist?

May 12, 2018: Joe Clarke's latest century will have alerted the new England selector Ed Smith, but would a call-up be too much, too soon?

Jon Culley at New Road

The future of English cricket

The marginalisation of Alastair Cook, England's anonymous titan

Apr 30, 2018: The career of England's leading run-scorer epitomises an era in which English cricket has been divorced from popular culture, and the ECB are now paying the price

Andrew Miller

Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Cook tunes up for another demanding summer

Apr 30, 2018: Alastair Cook looked to have suffered no lasting effects from a testing winter as he returned to Essex's Championship side with familiar certainty

ECB Reporters Network

England news

England 'suspected' Australia ball-tampering during Ashes

Apr 24, 2018: Alastair Cook has admitted England were curious about how Australia got the ball to reverse-swing on the final day of the Perth Test after heavy rain

Andrew Miller

England news

Bayliss wants greater competition for batting spots

Apr 4, 2018: England's head coach has hinted that the batting line-up is unlikely to change much for the series against Pakistan in May, despite few of the issues being resolved over the winter

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Root to get close-up view of Cook's convalescence

Apr 3, 2018: Alastair Cook will attempt to restate his England credentials in front of the England captain, Joe Root, in one of the Championship's most attractive early-season fixtures

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New Zealand v England, 2nd test, Christchurch, 3rd day

Cook's leanest series stirs talk of future

Apr 2018: Another cheap dismissal pushing at Trent Boult extended Alastair Cook's run of indifferent form - but it never pays to write off England's leading Test run-scorer

Andrew McGlashan in Christchurch

England in New Zealand 2017-18

Cook hopes to banish dark times under Auckland's lights

Mar 17, 2018: Alastair Cook knows that he still has much to prove at the top of England's order despite a memorable double-century in Melbourne

Andrew McGlashan

Test batting nominees

From Bangalore to Brisbane

Jan 15, 2018: The best Test batting performances of the year span venues from across the continents

Alagappan Muthu

The Ashes 2017-18

Ranking England's Australian nightmares

Jan 10, 2018: In eight completed Ashes tours since 1986-87, England have won one series and lost seven by thumping margins. But which have had saving graces, and which have been unmitigated shockers?

Andrew Miller
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