Match reports

St Kitts Invitational XI v England XI

Wisden's review of the first tour match, St Kitts Invitational XI v England XI

At Basseterre, St Kitts, April 6-7, 2015 (not first-class). Drawn. ‡St Kitts Invitational XI 59 (26.3 overs) (B. A. Stokes 3-10) and 76-7 (35 overs) (J. C. Tredwell 3-35); England XI 379-6 dec (115.2 overs) (A. N. Cook 101, I. J. L. Trott 72, I. R. Bell 59, J. E. Root 64. Each side chose from 14 players. After a local side lamentably weak in batting was bundled out in around two hours, England applied themselves to practice: Alastair Cook, having began by putting on 158 with Jonathan Trott, retired out after reaching a 257-minute century, and Ian Bell also retired, after 212 minutes at the crease and a stand of 118 with Joe Root. A declaration left the Invitational XI 35 overs to survive, which they managed - just.