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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

Middlesex v Durham, Lord's, 1st day

Borthwick's batting the evolving skill

Sep 9, 2014: After Scott Borthwick had been dispatched around the SCG by Australia's gung-ho batsmen England realised they did not have a spinning sensation on their hands. Not that day anyway

Alex Winter at Lord's

Durham v Notts, Royal London Cup SF, Chester-le-Street

Stokes blasts Durham back to Lord's

Sep 6, 2014: Ben Stokes emphatically put a troubled summer behind him with one of the most destructive innings of the season as his 164 swept Durham into the Royal London One-Day Cup final.

David Hopps at Chester-le-Street

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Ishant front foot highlights big problem

Aug 16, 2014: Umpires are simply not watching for the no-ball closely enough and it is creating trouble for bowlers. When an umpire fails to call your foot faults, he is basically omitting to tell you all is not right

Sidharth Monga at The Oval

Durham v Notts, Royal London Cup, Chester-le-Street

Stokes revives himself with hundred

Aug 12, 2014: Ben Stokes put his frustrations behind him by thrashing a century as Durham ended Nottinghamshire's unbeaten Royal London Cup record at Chester-le-Street

Press Association

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

England squander golden opportunity

Jul 17, 2014: They wasted the new ball, they dropped chances and they reverted to the type of tactics that made little use of the sort of pitch of which England seamers should dream

George Dobell at Lord's

India in England 2014

Whitaker expects bowler rotation

Jul 3, 2014: James Whitaker has hinted that rotation of England's attack will be a feature of the compressed, five-Test series against India, even if the bowlers themselves are not fans

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in England 2014

Stokes recalled in squad for India

Jul 2, 2014: Ben Stokes has been recalled by England for the first Investec Test against India as the only addition to the 12-man squad which was named for both Tests against Sri Lanka

David Hopps

Durham v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Division, Chester-le-Street

Sorry Derbs conquered by Hastings

Jun 29, 2014: Phil Mustard struck a 25-ball half-century before Ben Stokes' unbeaten 49 ensured that Derbyshire were never at the Blaydon races by finishing a crushing, eight-wicket victory with consecutive sixes

Alan Gardner

Durham v Sussex, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Stokes seven has Durham sensing win

Jun 23, 2014: Career best figures of 7 for 67 for Ben Stokes put Durham on course for a second successive County Championship win, while Sussex's slide into relegation trouble looks set to continue.

Press Association

Nottinghamshire v Durham, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Muchall, Stokes knocks provide cheer

May 27, 2014: Gordon Muchall posted a century for Durham on another weather-affected day of their Championship Division One match at Nottingham, while England allrounder Ben Stokes' scored 61 on his return to first-team action

Press Association

England news

Prior, Stokes hope to prove fitness ahead of Lord's Test

May 13, 2014: Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, two players whom the England selectors viewed as likely starters in the first Test against Sri Lanka, hope to return to action towards the end of the month in a bid to prove their fitness for the Lord's match in June

Andrew McGlashan

Sussex v Durham, Division 1, Hove, 2nd day

Onions injury blow adds to Durham's woes

May 12, 2014: Durham's thin squad, which was already up against it in attempting to defend their Championship title, has been dealt a further blow by the news that Graham Onions will need to see a specialist about his back problem

Alan Gardner at Hove

England news

Stokes wants to lock away anger

Apr 17, 2014: Ben Stokes has admitted he needs to mature if he is to fulfill his potential as a cricketer after missing the World T20 in Bangladesh when he broke his wrist punching his locker

George Dobell

County cricket 2014

Champions Durham eye one-day improvement

Mar 22, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews Durham's prospects for the 2014 county season

David Hopps

England news

Stokes set to miss month of season

Mar 21, 2014: Ben Stokes, the England allrounder, could miss at least the first month of the season following surgery on the wrist he broke thumping a locker during England's final T20 against West Indies in Barbados

ESPNcricinfo staff

World T20

Stokes breaks wrist punching locker

Mar 14, 2014: Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the World T20 after breaking his wrist when he punched a locker in the dressing rooms following his dismissal in the final T20 against West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 5th ODI, Adelaide

England aim to spoil Australia Day

Jan 25, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the final one-day international between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval

The Preview by Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 5th ODI, Adelaide

'I'm up for the fight' - Stokes

Jan 25, 2014: Ben Stokes believes he revels in a confrontational atmosphere after being at the centre of a heated exchange with James Faulkner at the WACA

ESPNcricinfo staff
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