England batsman Gary Ballance hits an unbeaten 117 as Yorkshire close day one against Northamptonshire on 328-7
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson admits the timing of Peter Moores’ departure has been far from ideal for the Old Trafford club.
Outside the sun is shining on Lord’s and the mowers are cutting an outfield that already looks immaculate. Inside, in the England & Wales Cricket Board’s offices, the talk is of contrasting new arrivals, one of whom is interrupting   Alastair Cook’s nights, the other whose aim is to enable the England captain to sleep more soundly.
A half-century from Will Smith helped Hampshire enjoy the better of a rain-shortened opening day against Derbyshire at The 3aaa County Ground. England opener Michael Carberry set the early tone hitting a brisk 45, before he was second man out to Tony Palladino (1-48) with the visitors 64-2 at lunch.  Smith then carried the mantle for the visitors after lunch, batting throughout the afternoon and evening sessions before falling in the penultimate over of the day for 70 as Hampshire closed on 231-5 at stumps.
England captain Alastair Cook insists Andy Flower will have no influence in the rebuilding of the national team despite his continued involvement within the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Surrey coach Alec Stewart says new England coach Peter Moores will ultimately be judged on whether or not he wins back the Ashes.
Alastair Cook, widely derided as a captain while England’s house came tumbling down around him in Australia, is working on his leadership skills with Andy Flower.
Alastair Cook admitted he had felt in limbo since returning from Australia and is now energised by the prospect of being able to begin forging the next generation of the England team
New regime to keep former coach Andy Flower in background ‘Andy won’t be making decisions behind our backs’Alastair Cook hopes to create a new partnership …
England captain is relieved to start rebuilding process after appointment of Peter Moores as head coach
Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has joined SLC in expressing dismay at news of head coach Paul Farbrace’s possible move to England, citing the cost the board bore to have Farbrace released from his Yorkshire contract
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has backed his West Brom counterpart Pepe Mel to be a success in English football.
Sam Robson should open the batting for England with Alastair Cook in the first Test with Sri Lanka, according to Eoin Morgan.
Eoin Morgan admits he has sympathy with those who believe Kevin Pietersen should still be playing for England.
Australian batsman David Warner has admitted the he hopes England batsman Jonathan Trott overcomes stress-related issues and makes a successful return to international cricket.
Ian Bell believes there is excitement surrounding England again after Peter Moores was confirmed as head coach.
And new national coach Peter Moores reignites ongoing feud with by launching blistering attack on KP and blaming him for his England sacking in 2009         
Australia batsman David Warner has pledged his support for England’s Jonathan Trott after he suffered a relapse of a stress-related illness.
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