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Clare Stokes says images that seemed to show couple fighting were ‘twisted’ by paparazziThe wife of the cricketer Ben Stokes has dismissed allegations of a physical altercation between the couple at an awards ceremony.Pictures have emerged of Stok...

Chris Silverwood tasked with regaining Ashes as he is named new England head coach.

CHRIS SILVERWOOD has been named as England cricket’s new head coach. Silverwood takes charge of both England’s red and white-ball teams with the long-term goal of regaining the Ashes in 2021-22. He has been promoted from the role of Bowling Coach ...

Chris Silverwood tasked with regaining Ashes as he is named new England head coach.

CHRIS SILVERWOOD will today be named England cricket’s new head coach. Silverwood takes charge of both England’s red and white-ball teams with the long-term goal of regaining the Ashes in 2021-22. His first mission will be five T20s and two Tests ...

Cricket fans blast ‘awful’ kits for new competition The Hundred as each shirt is sponsored by packet of CRISPS.

CRICKET fans have been feasting their eyes on the launch of new kits for The Hundred and they’ve been less than impressed. That is because each team has been branded by crisps and unhealthy snacks including brands Popchips, Skips and McCoy&#...

England ready to name South African Gary Kirsten as new head coach to replace Trevor Bayliss.

GARY KIRSTEN is poised to be named England’s new head coach by the end of the week. The former India and South Africa coach will be interviewed for the role on Wednesday and, if there are no issues over his workload, he should succeed Trevor Bayli...

Piers Morgan leads Marcus Trescothick tributes as England hero and ‘best bloke on circuit’ retires after 26,000 first class runs.

PIERS MORGAN led the tributes to Marcus Trescothick as the England hero and “best bloke on circuit” officially retired after a staggering 26,000 first class runs. The Somerset batsman, 43, announced he was hanging up his spikes after 2...

Lancashire lads Mahmood and Parkinson provide pace and guile England need to win back Ashes, says chief Allot.

THEY are two Lancashire lads who have been fast-tracked into the England team because of their talent and potential. Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson, both 22, could not be more different in how they bowl — one an aggressive speedster, the other a...

Jonny Bairstow pays for Ashes flop as he’s axed from England squad for Test tour of New Zealand with Ollie Pope called-up and Jos Buttler likely to keep-wicket.

JONNY BAIRSTOW has been sensationally dumped as a Test player for England’s tour of New Zealand later this year. Bairstow pays the price for a disappointing Ashes series with the bat and England’s new wicketkeeper is likely to be Jos Buttler. It i...

England hero Stuart Brown has new lease of life after Ashes bowling heroics and hungry for more glory at 33.

STUART BROAD is rejuvenated as a bowler this summer and hungry for more glory. Broad was England’s most successful performer with the ball in the Ashes, finishing with 23 wickets, and dismissed David Warner seven times. He did it without his norma...

Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ brother and sister were killed by his mum’s jealous ex, three years before his birth.

ENGLAND cricket hero Ben Stokes has been living with a secret family tragedy — his half-brother and sister were shot dead. His mum Deb’s two children Tracey, eight, and Andrew, four, were killed by her ex Richard Dunn in 1988 before Ben’s birth. C...

Ben Stokes attacks 'despicable' Sun story about family tragedy.

England cricketer says front page article about family trauma in 1980s is immoralThe England cricket player Ben Stokes has described a front page article by the Sun newspaper about a family tragedy 31 years ago as “disgusting” and “immoral”.In a s...

Ben Stokes hails England’s sensational summer after ‘having a blast’ by winning World Cup and drawing The Ashes.

BEN STOKES can still scarcely believe some of the drama that unfolded during the summer that changed his life. In the space of five months, Stokes has propelled himself to national hero status, a man recognised and admired by people who do not kno...

Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ brother and sister were killed by his mum’s jealous ex, three years before his birth.

ENGLAND cricket hero Ben Stokes has been living with a secret family tragedy — his half-brother and sister were shot dead. His mum Deb’s two children Tracey, eight, and Andrew, four, were killed by her ex Richard Dunn in 1988 before Ben’s birth. C...

Departing Sky Sports legends Gower and Botham toast England win with wine in the commentary box – a day after X-rated gaffe.

DAVID GOWER toasted his final broadcast for Sky Sports by sharing a glass of wine with Ian Botham in the commentary box during the final Ashes Test on Monday. It was Gower’s final day as reporter bringing his two decades as a presenter of Sk...

Ashes: Departing England coach Trevor Bayliss presented with gifts from Joe Root and Co.

TREVOR BAYLISS was presented with a silver cricket bat as a farewell gift after England drew the Ashes at the Oval. The quiet head coach is leaving the post after more than four years in the role. And on his final achievements – winning the ...

The Ashes: England seal series-levelling, pride-salvaging win at The Oval despite Wade century as Smith runs out of steam.

ENGLAND have sealed a series-levelling, pride-salvaging win at The Oval despite Matthew Wade’s valiant century – as Steve Smith finally ran out of steam. Joe Root‘s men had been charging towards a win with the visitors 85-4 when ...

The Ashes: Warner ends series with average of just 9.

DAVID WARNER ended his Ashes series with an horrific average of just 9.5 as Stuart Broad dismissed the vilified Australian batsman for the SEVENTH time. The controversial opener, 32, reached double figures just twice and made his first-ever pair o...

England vs Australia – Ashes fifth Test: Live stream, TV channel, day four start time, and team news from The Oval.

ENGLAND are on top as Australia look to complete their first Ashes series away win since 2001. Australia retained the Urn in Manchester after Joe Root’s men failed to bat out the final day – but the hosts have fought hard to put themse...

The Ashes: Ben Stokes taunted by Aussies over Bristol street fight as tempers fray at The Oval.

BEN STOKES was taunted over his Bristol street fight as tempers frayed in the final Ashes Test. Australia skipper Tim Paine was heard on the stump mic referencing ‘Bristol’ as Stokes was batting — a sledge about the all-rounder’s brawl two years a...

The Ashes: Joe Denly reborn a day after birth of baby as England take control of Fifth Test.

JOE DENLY completed the most amazing, joyous 24 hours of his life as England seized control of the Fifth Test. Friday – baby. Saturday – re-birth of his England career. The Kent batsman’s innings of 94 has surely saved him from the int...

David Gower blasts ‘haven’t a f****** clue’ LIVE on air after accidentally leaving mic on in final Test for Sky Sports.

DAVID GOWER had a memorable finale as a commentator on Sky after accidentally swearing on live TV. The veteran has enjoyed a glittering 40-year career in English cricket but even the very best are prone to a slip up on the odd occasion. And so it ...

Jofra Archer Ashes haul sees Steve Smith out for 80 and Australia bowled for 225 on day two at The Oval.

AT 5:25pm on Friday the 13th, it happened. Pinch yourself, blink in disbelief, Steve Smith really was on his way back to the dressing-room. Smith was dismissed for a paltry 80, his lowest score of the series. What a flop! The old newspaper billboa...

England vs Australia – Ashes fifth Test: Live stream, TV channel, day three start time, and team news from The Oval.

ENGLAND are on top as Australia look to complete their first Ashes series away win since 2001. Australia retained the Urn in Manchester after Joe Root’s men failed to bat out the final day – but the hosts have fought hard to put themse...

Judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott: I stand by my verdict.

Retired cricketer had ‘deplorable attitude’ during assault trial, says French judgeThe French judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott of assaulting his girlfriend has criticised the former England cricketer after he was knighted and says she stands b...

The Ashes: Joe Denly in 60-mile dash to attend birth of his second child – before racing back for day two at The Oval.

JOE DENLY is expected back at The Oval this afternoon after leaving the final Test to be at the birth of his daughter. The Kent opener, out for 14 in England’s first innings, made the 60-mile dash back to Whitstable, near his home in Herne Bay, im...