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Durham v Yorkshire, NatWest T20, Chester-le-Street

Bairstow blazes ton in big Yorkshire win

Jul 11, 2014: Jonny Bairstow thrashed the first Twenty20 century at Chester-le-Street off only 58 balls as Yorkshire beat Durham by 49 runs.

Press Association

Sussex v Yorkshire, Arundel, 3rd day

Bairstow rewarded for hard graft

Jun 18, 2014: Jonny Bairstow hit an unbeaten 161 as Yorkshire build a strong lead over Sussex to give them a chance of pushing for victory

Tim Wigmore at Arundel

Northamptonshire v Yorkshire, NatWest T20, Wantage Road

Bairstow advances Yorkshire challenge

Jun 13, 2014: Jonny Bairstow helped set a formidable total before Yorkshire held off a challenge from Richard Levi to move closer to the top of North Group in the NatWest Blast

Ryan Bailey at Wantage Road

Durham v Yorkshire, Div 1, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Bairstow stirs England interest

May 5, 2014: Jonny Bairstow's return to batting form in Yorkshire's mammoth score against Durham was timely with his wicketkeeping rival Matt Prior still trying to shake off an achilles complaint

Jon Culley in Chester-le-Street

A tale of two Yorkshire lads

Feb 14, 2014: The careers of two present-day England players have been noticeably intertwined since their days in youth cricket

Matthew Bremner

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

England facing a bitter end

Jan 2, 2014: The Sydney Test could be viewed as a fresh start for England at the beginning of a new year, but the build up has not inspired confidence and it will take a colossal turnaround to end with a victory

George Dobell in Sydney

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne

England embrace a fresh start

Dec 25, 2013: Alastair Cook believes England's fresh start extends beyond team selection and offers opportunities to improve on all fronts

George Dobell in Melbourne

England news

Woakes to lead England Lions tour

Dec 13, 2013: Chris Woakes, the Warwickshire allrounder who made his Test debut at the Oval in August, has been named captain of England Lions for the tour of Sri Lanka in February.

ESPNcricinfo staff

WA XI v EPP, Tour match, Perth, 3rd day

Bairstow and Ballance work off Ashes frustration

Dec 12, 2013: Jonny Bairstow worked off some of his Ashes frustration with a century from the top of the order to set up victory for the England Performance Programme

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior searches for an end to slump

Dec 1, 2013: Cricketers often face demoralising periods of failure which they are resilient enough to survive. Matt Prior needs to arrest a prolonged batting decline to lift England's Ashes challenge

David Hopps

Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Root, Bairstow encourage England

Nov 15, 2013: For an hour or so, Joe Root's little finger was of almost as much interest to England on day three of the tour match in Sydney as Kevin Pietersen's knee and Matt Prior's calf have been for most of the week

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior's calf tear puts Bairstow in line

Nov 11, 2013: Jonny Bairstow may be in line for an unexpected turn as England's Ashes wicketkeeper after scans revealed Matt Prior had suffered a left calf tear during the Australia A match in Hobart and is ruled out of the final warm-up match against an Invitational X

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

The Ashes 2013-14

England's career 12th man

Nov 6, 2013: Jonny Bairstow appears to have lost the ebullience that initially won England over and now faces another trying time carrying the drinks on tour

David Hopps

Surrey v Yorkshire, The Oval, 4th day

Ballance shows up Bairstow shortcomings

Sep 27, 2013: If this match is seen as a shootout for the England No. 6 slot in Brisbane, Gary Ballance can begin whitening his pads for the Gabba

Alex Winter at The Oval

The Ashes 2013-14

Ballance, Stokes, Rankin in Ashes squad

Sep 23, 2013: Gary Ballance is the most surprising selection in England's squad to defend the Ashes in Australia. The tour party also includes Durham allrounder Ben Stokes and Warwickshire's Boyd Rankin

David Hopps

The Ashes 2013-14

Rankin likely for Ashes, but questions remain

Sep 21, 2013: Debates over the identity of the second spinner, reserve wicketkeeper and reserve batsmen will occupy the minds of the England selectors ahead of the announcement of the Ashes squad on Monday

George Dobell

The Investec Ashes 2013

Not their best, but good enough from England

Aug 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo assesses the performances of the England players who appeared in the Ashes series

George Dobell

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Yorkshire deepen Notts decline

Aug 22, 2013: Yorkshire's dominance of the second day at Trent Bridge will have been watched with unease at Lord's, Hove and Chester-le-Street

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

England seek crushing final blow

Aug 20, 2013: ESPNcricinfo previews the fifth Investec Ashes Test at The Oval

The Preview by Alan Gardner
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