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Alastair Cook: England opener not included in Essex squad for Hampshire game

Alastair Cook (second from right) was Edgbaston last week to watch Essex beat Warwickshire Former England captain Alastair Cook will not play for new county champions Essex in this week’s game against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. The England and Wales Cricket Board made Cook, 32, available for the final two matches of the season. Essex have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the away game against Hampshire, which begins on Tuesday. Head coach Chris Silverwood has set the team the new goal of going through the entire Championship campaign…

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England v West Indies: Three spectators injured as part of stand collapses

Durham said the stand is a “permanent fixture at the venue” Three spectators were injured after part of a stand collapsed during England’s Twenty20 defeat by West Indies at Chester-le-Street. Durham said the fans fell when “a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable” at about 21:30 BST, during England’s innings. Part of the stand, which Durham said passed safety inspections before the match, was evacuated. West Indies won by 21 runs as England were bowled out for 155. Pictures appeared to show a hole in the floor…

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England v West Indies: Hosts crumble to lose Twenty20 at Chester-le-Street

Brathwaite seals Windies win over England Twenty20 international, Chester-le-Street: West Indies 176 (20 overs): Lewis 51; Rashid 3-25 England 155 (19.3 overs): Hales 43; Brathwaite 3-20 West Indies won by 21 runs Scorecard England’s batting crumbled as they were bowled out for 155 to lose to West Indies by 21 runs in their Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street. Chasing 177, England looked well set at 64-1 and 118-4 but lost wickets at key times as captain Carlos Brathwaite claimed 3-20. Chris Gayle made 40 off 21 balls and Evin Lewis 51…

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England v West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite seals Twenty20 win over hosts

Captain Carlos Brathwaite dismisses Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett to seal West Indies’ 21-run victory over England in the Twenty20 at Chester-le-Street. READ MORE: Hosts crumble to lose Twenty20 WATCH MORE: Gayle run out ‘not even making an effort’ Available to UK users only. Source link

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Ben Stokes: Eoin Morgan says England right to rest all-rounder for T20

Ben Stokes averages 14 with the bat and 48 with the ball in 21 T20 internationals England v West Indies: Twenty20 Venue: Emirates Riverside Date: Saturday 16 September Time: 18:30 BST Coverage: Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Live text commentary on BBC Sport website on desktop, tablet and app Captain Eoin Morgan says England are right to rest Ben Stokes for Saturday’s Twenty20 against West Indies at Chester-le-Street. Durham are unhappy the all-rounder will not play on his home ground, having focused…

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Alastair Cook: England opener cleared to end season with Essex

Alastair Cook hit three Championship centuries for Essex earlier in the summer Former England Test captain Alastair Cook has been cleared to play for Essex in their final two County Championship games of the summer. It is looking increasingly likely, however, that they will already have clinched the title by then. Cook, 32, scored 667 runs for Essex in seven appearances earlier in the season He can play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl next week and the home game against Yorkshire the following week which brings the season to…

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County Championship: ECB free five England players for duty with clubs

Essex’s Tom Westley has so far scored 193 runs in five Tests for England, of which his best score of 59 came on his debut against South Africa at The Oval Five England players have been released for duty with their clubs for this week’s County Championship fixtures. In the week they could be crowned champions, Division One leaders Essex will have Tom Westley available for the trip to Edgbaston to face Warwickshire. The Bears, who could be relegated this week, will have Chris Woakes back. But Essex are not…

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James Anderson: England bowler regains number one Test ranking

Anderson returned match figures of 9-73 at Lord’s England seamer James Anderson has reclaimed the number one Test bowling ranking following his career-best 7-42 against West Indies at Lord’s. The 35-year-old became the first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets in the series-clinching nine-wicket win. He moved above India’s Ravindra Jadeja to become the oldest bowler to top the International Cricket Council rankings since Muttiah Muralitharan in 2009. Anderson first topped the rankings in August 2016. England’s Ben Stokes, who took 6-22 and made 60 in the first innings at…

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