News - England Cricket

Cook backing for 'unrecognisable' Bairstow

Alastair Cook has described Jonny Bairstow's batting as having "improved unrecognisably" from his last experience of international cricket

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Nevill chosen over Haddin for third Test

Australia's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin may have played his last Test match after being formally advised by the national selectors that they will retain Peter Nevill as gloveman for the third Ashes Test in Birmingham

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Olympic ideal could prove uncomfortable for Clarke

Giles Clarke's position as president of the ECB could become untenable if the board honours its commitment to reconsider opposition to cricket's involvement in the Olympics

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Edgbaston turns to their cannabis lamps

Such is the pressure on groundsmen in an Investec Ashes series in which pitches have dominated the agenda, Warwickshire have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration ahead of the third Test at Edgbaston

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Ballance makes confidence-boosting runs

Gary Ballance eased his England disappointment by inspiring Yorkshire to a seven-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over Derbyshire in a rain-affected Royal London Cup game at Derby

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