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Cult Heroes: Chris Silverwood

The latest in our series of Cult Heroes of former Specsavers County Championship stars is Yorkshire and England paceman, Chris Silverwood. A true Yorkshire stalwart, Chris Silverwood played for his county of birth for 13 years, taking 427 wickets in that time, including a career-best 7-93 against Kent at Headingley in 1997.

Lohmann inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Former England bowler George Lohmann has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, recognising his achievements in the game in the late 19th century. Lohmann was an exponent of swing bowling, rated by his contemporaries as the most difficult opponent, will be the 27th Englishman in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame list. He raced to 100 Test wickets in 16 matches but tuberculosis shortened his career and he died at the age of 36 in 1901.

World’s best ready to shine in Kia Super League

As women’s cricket moves forward at a rapid rate, the Kia Super League is set to provide another shot in the arm for the game when it commences on Saturday. After months of build-up, starting from January when the team hosts were announced, England players have been allocated, international stars confirmed and fixtures set. 

England U-19s’ victory hopes frustrated by rain

A second day of rain prevented England U-19s’ bowlers from making significant headway in their efforts to force victory over their Sri Lankan counterparts. The tourists lost four wickets in a truncated day’s play – leaving a draw looking the likeliest result. Sri Lanka had started day three at Fenner’s on 96-2 with Charith Asalanka and Avishka Fernando looking to build on yesterday’s steady start at the crease.

ECB and NatWest announce new partnership

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that NatWest will become their Principal Partner in a ground-breaking agreement. This new partnership will build on over 35 years of collaboration and see NatWest enhance its support of cricket at all levels. The four-year deal, which starts in May 2017, is the most significant sponsorship NatWest has ever undertaken and means that by 2020 the brand will have been supporting cricket in England and Wales for 40 years. 

Latest injury setback leaves England’s Stokes devastated

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is “devastated” after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan. The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England’s series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday, in his first appearance since undergoing a knee surgery in May.

Latest injury setback leaves England’s Stokes devastated

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is "devastated" after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan. The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England's series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday, in his first appearance since undergoing a knee surgery in May. "Devastated about the injury especially with all the hard work put in by myself and others to get me back to FULL fitness," Stokes tweeted on Thursday.

Tamim Iqbal bats for ‘Honors Board’ at Mirpur stadium

In 2010, Bangladesh’s left-handed opening batsman Tamim Iqbal got his name immortalized on the Lord’s Honors board after smashing a whirlwind and breathtaking century against England in the England v Bangladesh Test match at Lord’s. The innings, as well as the honor of having the name up on the honors board, was perhaps the stuff […] The post Tamim Iqbal bats for ‘Honors Board’ at Mirpur stadium appeared first on CricTracker.

Inzamam-ul-Haq quashes Misbah retirement rumors

Current Pakistan chief selector and former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has ruled out the expected retirement of 42-year old Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. The latter was expected to hang up his pads and call it a day sometime last year only to reverse his unconfirmed decision and lead the Pakistan side for the tour of England. Inzamam reiterated […] The post Inzamam-ul-Haq quashes Misbah retirement rumors appeared first on CricTracker.

David Lloyd heaps praise on Joe Root following Old Trafford win

Former England coach and current commentator David Lloyd has heaped praise on Joe Root following the latter’s fantastic 254 in Old Trafford. Root played a wonderful innings as England claimed a mammoth 330-run victory, thereby ensuring that England squared the series 1-1 after falling behind at Lord’s. Lloyd wrote in his column on Thursday, comparing […] The post David Lloyd heaps praise on Joe Root following Old Trafford win appeared first on CricTracker.

Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump

Ed Smith, the former Kent and England batsman, current commentator for BBC Test Match Special, has a particular template to his columns and essays that he contributes to outlets like ESPNcricinfo. Among my circle of cricket friends, it is called … Continue reading →

One-Day Cupdate: DBD Goes Big Again, Will-I-Sam & Fantastic Foxes

It was an exciting Tuesday in the Royal London One-Day Cup as runs flowed, wickets tumbled and a two-year-old losing streak was broken… Leicestershire beat Lancashire by 131 runs Somerset beat Middlesex by four wickets Warwickshire beat Northamptonshire by eight wickets Essex beat Glamorgan by four wickets Hampshire lost to Kent by five wickets DBD GOES BIG – AGAIN!Just the whopping 171 not out on Monday, followed by a blistering 91 on Tuesday for young Kent star Daniel Bell-Drummond. You might think he’d have been tired after that mammoth England Lions score just the day before but DBD made it look easy.  Mon – 171* for @englandcricket LionsTues – 91 for @kentcricketWhat a week for DBD & still a #Blast16 game to go!pic.twitter.com/Egnjddjo22 — One-Day Cup (@OneDayCup) July 26, 2016 FANTASTIC FOXESAugust 14 2014.

Laying the groundwork with England Lions

Quality not quantity. That has to be the maxim for the Lions during an English summer, with the national coaches and selectors recognising the need to show respect to the county game. And during the successful Tri-Series against the A-teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the players responded to the call, making the most of the limited opportunity to press their international claims.

England U-19s in command at Cambridge

England Under-19s dominated with the bat on the second day of their match against Sri Lanka – declaring at 500-9 – and then made inroads with the ball as the tourists moved to 96-2 at stumps. After a rain delayed start to the day, play finally got underway at 1.40pm with Worcestershire’s Olly Westbury looking to build on the 157 runs he compiled on Tuesday.

Ben Stokes ruled out of third Test with torn calf

Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the third Investec Test as England selectors name a 13-man squad for the match at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday 3 August. An MRI scan revealed that the England and Durham all-rounder sustained a torn right calf during the fourth day of England’s 330-run victory over Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford.