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England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

England bank on Baby Boom to reinvigorate long-term Test prospects

Aug 8, 2018: The Test readiness of England's rookies is perhaps secondary to the sense of purpose that their inclusions project

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England news

Mason Crane out for season with recurrence of back stress fracture

Jul 3, 2018: Hampshire have announced that England spinner Mason Crane is to miss the rest of the season with a recurrence of the stress fracture he sustained to his lower back over the winter

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Mason Crane faces scan after recurrence of back pain

Jun 10, 2018: The legspinner was sent home within the first few days of the tour of New Zealand having been diagnosed with a partial stress fracture in his lower back

George Dobell

Hampshire v Surrey, Royal London Cup, Ageas Bowl

Mason Crane passes stress test as Hampshire see off Surrey in Royal London Cup

May 21, 2018: Mason Crane claimed three wickets on his return from injury as Hampshire edged out Surrey in a rain-affected contest

ECB Reporters Network

Vitality T20 Blast

Hampshire trust in Mujeeb to bring Blast campaign to life

May 17, 2018: Mujeeb Ur Rahman is heading to Hampshire for the Blast - and, at 17, he will make England's legspin novice Mason Crane look an old man by comparison

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in New Zealand 2017-18

Crane ruled out, Leach called up for NZ Tests

Mar 16, 2018: Leach came close to an England call in India before it was found he needed remedial work on his bowling action but continued to be the leading spinner in the County Championship

Andrew McGlashan

England Lions news

Leach learns from Lyon in push for Test call-up

Feb 15, 2018: The Somerset left-arm spinner continued to make a strong case for international honours with eight wickets against West Indies A in Jamaica

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2017-18

Moeen's horror, Broad's toil, and Malan's silver lining

Jan 8, 2018: It was another bruising Ashes campaign down under for England who had moments in each of the five Tests they couldn't take advantage of. Have any players left with enhanced reputations and who is looking over their shoulder?

George Dobell

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

The toast is aflame but butter won't melt for England

Jan 6, 2018: England, in training, in batting, in self-appraisals, are beginning to sound just a little bit soft

George Dobell in Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Crane's exoticism atones for lack of impact

Jan 6, 2018: Mason Crane was a source of endless fascination in spite of a tough first outing in Test cricket, but he bore the attention well

Jarrod Kimber at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Khawaja 171 sets the stage for Australia domination

Jan 6, 2018: Usman Khawaja's maiden Ashes ton was backed up by the Marsh brothers - with Shaun going to the close on 98 not out - as Australia built a commanding 133-run lead

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Mason Crane - how the experts saw it

Jan 5, 2018: As if being England's youngest specialist spinner for 90 years was not demanding enough, Mason Crane underwent the ritual glare from a posse of cricket experts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Khawaja and Smith put Australia in control

Jan 5, 2018: On a day when Australia chipped slowly away at England's total, in a dead rubber, individual moments and milestones caught the eye more than the overall match progress

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Side strain rules Woakes out of Sydney Test

Jan 3, 2018: With Mason Crane already pencilled in as the second spinner on a surface expected to offer some turn, Tom Curran retains his place in the seam attack thanks to Woakes' injury

George Dobell in Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Crane to debut as England seek sign-off win

Jan 3, 2018: England have one more chance to secure their first Test win in Australia for seven years while there are places to play for in both teams

Preview by Brydon Coverdale

The Ashes 2017-18

England poised to give Crane Test debut

Jan 1, 2018: Mason Crane has created a good impression in Australia, but on his English county form his selection would represent a considerable promotion

George Dobell in Sydney

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Oh, no-ball!

Dec 26, 2017:

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2017-18

Crane rues an English spinner's lot

Dec 22, 2017: Mason Crane thinks English spinners are short of game time in first-class cricket, although a Test debut in Melbourne might change all that

George Dobell in Melbourne

The Ashes 2017-18

All England want for Christmas...is a win

Dec 21, 2017: The Ashes are gone and the prospect of another whitewash looms for England. There will be a huge number of visiting supporters in Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test, so what do they need to do to bring some festive cheer?

George Dobell

Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Townsville, 3rd day

England belief growing as Malan ton ticks another box

Nov 17, 2017: Dawid Malan scored his first hundred in an England shirt and though Moeen Ali and Craig Overton missed out on the chance to find form late wickets left victory in sight

George Dobell in Townsville
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