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Sussex v Lancashire, Hove, 4th day

Sussex leave Lancashire needing help

Sep 12, 2014: Lancashire did not suffer the ignominy of being relegated from Division One on the same day that Yorkshire lifted the Championship but their fate is no longer in their own hands

Alan Gardner at Hove

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

India in England 2014

Root star of England's improving show

Aug 18, 2014: Marks out of ten for England during their 3-1 series victory over India

George Dobell

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, 3rd day

England's ten men hand India innings defeat

Aug 9, 2014: A woeful batting display on the third afternoon, significantly worse than their opening-day effort, meant India subsided to 161 and handed England victory by an innings and 54 runs despite Stuart Broad being in hospital

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

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

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Encouragement for England - but no more

Jul 28, 2014: Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Jos Buttler piled on the pain for India but luck played its part and judgement should be reserved for tougher tests

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

India in England 2014

Hope springs eternal in Buttler

Jul 25, 2014: Jos Buttler's Test debut comes with England reeling from their worst run in 20 years. England's most original player for years carries hope of brighter times

David Hopps

India in England 2014

Buttler replaces Prior for third Test

Jul 22, 2014: England have included Jos Buttler in their 13-man squad for the third Test against India, confirming him as the successor to Matt Prior behind the stumps

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

One battle too far for Prior

Jul 22, 2014: The last year has not been kind to Matt Prior but that should not diminish what he achieved for England and, if his career does prove to be over, he can be remembered as a key part of the period of sustained success

George Dobell

MCC news

Batsman's fault if mankaded - MCC

Jul 17, 2014: Stay in the crease, the MCC has once again reiterated to the batsmen, and avoid being 'mankaded'. That missive was sent by the MCC's World Cricket Committee at the conclusion of its two-day meeting at Lord's

Nagraj Gollapudi

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire, Aigburth, 1st day

Adams enjoys another Lancashire haul

Jul 13, 2014: It sounds increasingly likely that Andre Adams will retire after this season, but days like this against Lancashire - a side he prospers against - continue to show his value

Paul Edwards at Aigburth

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Cook confident over Prior fitness

Jul 8, 2014: Jos Buttler has been called into England's squad for the first Investec Test as cover for Matt Prior who reported some mild tightness in his right thigh

ESPNcricinfo staff

NatWest T20 Blast countdown

Sun setting on Somerset?

Jun 30, 2014: Somerset's missing fizz and the Blast's missing England players feature in this week's countdown of the things that mattered

Tim Wigmore

Lancashire v Northants, NatWest T20 Blast, Old Trafford

Buttler's record burns off champions

Jun 20, 2014: Jos Buttler starred with 58 not out off 26 balls as Lancashire mauled champions Northamptonshire by 53 runs at Old Trafford to continue their excellent start to this summer's NatWest T20 Blast.

Press Association

Durham v Lancashire, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Rushworth helps Durham resist Buttler

Jun 18, 2014: It has not been the smoothest of fortnights for Chris Rushworth who received Twitter abuse after a recent T20 match, but he was Durham's hero against Lancashire

Graham Hardcastle at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Senanayake catches Buttler dozing

Jun 3, 2014: Jos Buttler should have known better when Sachithra Senanayake warned him about backing up too far - the bowler does not deserve criticism for 'Mankading'

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

SL claim series amid Senanayake controversy

Jun 3, 2014: Figures of 1 for 36 were just one thread of Sri Lanka's series-clinching six-wicket win but, by running out Jos Buttler while the batsman was backing up, Sachithra Senanayake ensured that the narrative would be wound around him

The Report by Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Buttler would get Test chance... if he were Sri Lankan

Jun 2, 2014: Would Jos Buttler play Test cricket this summer if he was Sri Lankan? According to one adversary the answer goes without saying. "Obviously," said Sachithra Senanayake

Tim Wigmore
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