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England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

England learn nothing from thrashing soft West Indies

Aug 20, 2017: It tells you much about the current state of world cricket that Edgbaston had only budgeted for a three-day Test

George Dobell

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'

Aug 14, 2017: England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience

Alan Gardner

England news

Gibson set to be named as South Africa coach

Aug 11, 2017: Ottis Gibson is expected to be named South Africa's new coach within days, with the ECB now seeing his departure as inevitable

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Old Trafford swings to Jimmy's tune

Aug 5, 2017: It took James Anderson just three deliveries to strike from his own end on a day where the ground hung on his every move

Mark Nicholas

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

England on the ropes as they begin long trek towards target of 474

Jul 16, 2017: South Africa squeezed the pulp from England's attack in the second Investec Test with a resolution that has set them up for victory at Trent Bridge, and potentially left a few psychological marks

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

South Africa take control after Root dismissal sparks collapse

Jul 15, 2017: Faf du Plessis had cause to anticipate a satisfying return to the Test captaincy as South Africa took a potentially decisive first-innings lead of 130

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Amla's latest landmark, and Anderson's home comforts

Jul 14, 2017: There were notable landmarks for Hashim Amla, James Anderson and Stuart Broad on the first day of the second Investec Test at Trent Bridge

Bharath Seervi

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Five questions that England must answer before the Ashes

Jul 13, 2017: The Test summer could hardly have started better for England, but there are still several questions England must answer before their departure for the Ashes

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Anderson's rare six, and the exalted company he keeps

Jul 7, 2017: James Anderson's six off Kagiso Rabada was just his third in his 123-Test long career. Who else comes close on the most-innings-per-six stakes?

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Broad ready for Lord's after sweating on heel injury

Jun 30, 2017: Stuart Broad is confident of being fit for England's first Test of the summer, against South Africa at Lord's next week, after suffering a heel problem while playing for Nottinghamshire last week

Alan Gardner at Lord's

Lancashire v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, Day 4

Hampshire endure a gloomy denouement as Lancashire go second

Jun 22, 2017: The final day of this game began with Hampshire's batsmen hoping that the weather might save them only to find the Mancunian climate contributing to their slow doom.

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

England news

Anderson in race to be fit for South Africa Tests

May 23, 2017: James Anderson faces a race to be fit for the opening Test against South Africa after scans confirmed he had suffered a tear to his right groin

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, 1st day

Anderson turns local rivalry into national concern

May 19, 2017: James Anderson was enjoying a productive Roses new-ball spell against Yorkshire - and then local rivalries gave way to England concerns as he limped off injured

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Twitter round-up

'Misbah was like a violinist in a crashing stock market'

Apr 14, 2017: Bizarre analogies, pithy one-liners and slick selfies abound in our Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

Why are most captains inevitably batsmen?

Apr 12, 2017: Batsmen have always been preferred over bowlers for the leadership role. Is there any merit in such thinking?

Rob Steen

Essex v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Essex given a reality check of Division One life

Apr 8, 2017: Lancashire have not lost to Essex in the Championship since 1997 and that does not look like changing in this match

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

England news

Hameed a better opening batsman than Cook - Anderson

Apr 6, 2017: James Anderson believes Haseeb Hameed is already 'a better, more technically sound opening batsman' than Alastair Cook

George Dobell

County news

Hip problem rules Cook out of Championship start

Apr 5, 2017: The much-anticipated early-season match-up between Alastair Cook and James Anderson has been scrubbed with Cook ruled out of Essex's opening Specsavers Championship match

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Would have been interested in Test captaincy - Anderson

Mar 31, 2017: James Anderson has admitted "it would have been nice to be considered" for England's Test captaincy after Alastair Cook stepped down

Paul Edwards

County news

Cook, Anderson among England players released for county duty

Mar 24, 2017: The majority of England's centrally contracted players have been made available to play for their counties in the early rounds of the Specsavers County Championship

ESPNcricinfo staff
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