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Bradford becomes a symbol of Yorkshire pride at last

May 23, 2017: The unveiling of new net facilities at Bradford's Park Avenue ground sent a message of togetherness and decency in troubled times that went beyond cricket

David Hopps

England v Ireland, 1st ODI, Bristol

Porterfield calls on Ireland to 'get fired up' for Lord's

May 5, 2017: William Porterfield said his side need to "park the game and leave it in Bristol" after they were heavily beaten in the first ODI against England

Andrew McGlashan in Bristol

Yorkshire v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Headingley

Rashid, Rafiq snuff out Lancashire to claim Roses rights

May 1, 2017: Spin proved to be Yorkshire's route to a comfortable 79-run victory over Lancashire as Adil Rashid and Azeem Rafiq were at the top of their game on a surface offering a little purchase

David Hopps


Well begun is half-done

Dec 30, 2016: England's bid for the No. 1 Test ranking failed after the second half of their year was spent sliding to defeat in challenging conditions

George Dobell

The problem with England's fondness for allrounders

Dec 26, 2016: When you pick players for reasonable ability in two disciplines, that affects your ability to win Test matches

Sanjay Manjrekar

England in India 2016-17

Hameed shines amid catalogue of underperformance

Dec 21, 2016: From Jennings' breakthrough to Duckett's demise, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over England's players during their 4-0 series loss in India

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

Cook presses for spin-bowling coach

Dec 20, 2016: Alastair Cook has said that the ECB needs to give serious consideration to employing a full-time spin-bowling coach for the national side after the punishment inflicted on the England attack in India.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai

Spin shortcomings mean England will have to get used to defeat in India

Dec 19, 2016: England's bowlers were powerless to resist India's advance in Chennai, but the fault lies with the administrators more than the players

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai

Lack of reverse leaves England burnt

Dec 18, 2016: It was another day of slim pickings in the field and, despite dismissing Virat Kohli cheaply for the first time in the series, could find themselves under pressure to save the game

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 2nd day

Dawson hints at Test calibre in spite of lack of first-class grounding

Dec 17, 2016: Liam Dawson earned his Test selection largely on the strength of his impressive net-bowling in white-ball cricket. But he indicated on debut that he is made of the right stuff

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 2nd day

Vijay lays down gauntlet, England retreat

Dec 9, 2016: The duel between Adil Rashid and M Vijay was set up to be a tantalising one - but one blow for six tipped things India's way

Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day

Rashid leads England's fightback in Mohali

Nov 27, 2016: Adil Rashid, England's leg spinner, produced figures of 3 for 81 to drag his side back into contention by reducing India to 271 for 6 at stumps on the second day of the third Test being played in Mohali on Sunday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 4th day

Opening defiance, captain Kohli's runs, and Rashid's success

Nov 20, 2016: Stats highlights from an engrossing fourth day in Visakhapatnam

S Rajesh

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 4th day

India strike late after Cook and Hameed show defiance

Nov 20, 2016: Ravi Jadeja struck with the final ball of the fourth day - trapping Alastair Cook lbw for a 188-ball 54 -to leave England 87 for 2 as they attempted to save the second Test

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

How England's spinners outbowled India's

Nov 13, 2016: The stats and milestones from the final day's play in the first Test between India and England at Rajkot

Bharath Seervi

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 3rd day

No lack of resolve as England attack plays the long game

Nov 11, 2016: Despite the lack of tangible reward on a tough third day, England's seamers and spinners both displayed an admirable attitude to keep India waiting

George Dobell in Rajkot

England in India 2016-17

'No security concerns for Moeen, Rashid'

Nov 2, 2016: Reg Dickason, England's security advisor, has played down any concerns that England's players of Pakistani heritage may have about touring India

George Dobell and David Hopps

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Dhaka, 2nd day

England allrounders disguise same failings

Oct 29, 2016: This time it was Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid who produced a stirring England comeback, but such recoveries are a reminder of long-standing weaknesses

George Dobell in Mirpur

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Bangladesh in front after fluctuating day

Oct 29, 2016: Bangladesh fought themselves into a promising position in the second Test, leading by 128 runs and hopeful of setting England a significant fourth-innings target to chase on a wearing surface

The Report by Alan Gardner

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur

Cook shelves convention for short-term gains

Oct 27, 2016: With spinners yet to give him the kind of control Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar once did, Alastair Cook has had to turn to his seamers to deliver subcontinent success

George Dobell in Dhaka
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