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Under-19 World Cup: Australia beat England after Lloyd Pope’s 8-35

England are beaten in the Under-19 World Cup quarter-finals by Australia as leg-spinner Lloyd Pope takes 8-35, the best figures in the tournament’s history. They will now play two further games in the fifth-eighth-place play-offs, with the first match against South Africa or Pakistan on Thursday, 25 January at 21:30 GMT. Scorecard Available to UK users only. Source link

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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder will not fly to New Zealand before court date

Stokes has not featured for England since September’s win over the West Indies All-rounder Ben Stokes says he will delay his departure to join the England squad in New Zealand until after he appears at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on 13 February. The 28-year-old has been charged with affray after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. The court date coincides with England’s first Twenty20 match in New Zealand. “I’ve decided it would not be right to join my team-mates until after attending court,” he wrote on Twitter. Stokes, who…

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Joe Root: England Test captain to sit out Twenty20 tri-series

Joe Root will return for the five-match one-day series against New Zealand, starting in Hamilton on 25 February England Test captain Joe Root will miss the forthcoming Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand. The 27-year-old Yorkshire batsman will return to England for a break. Root played the full Ashes Test series, which the tourists lost 4-0, and has featured in the first three matches of the one-day series against Australia. “I came into this tour wanting to play everything. I love playing for England and I don’t like missing…

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Dom Bess: Somerset off-spinner signs new two-year contract

Dom Bess was recently called up for the four-day and one-day England Lions squads Off-spinner Dom Bess has signed a new two-year deal with Somerset. Bess made his first Somerset appearance in 2016 against Pakistan, followed by an impressive County Championship debut against Warwickshire. The 20-year-old has featured in 12 first-class matches, taking 49 wickets. “We are pleased that one of the most exciting young spinners in the country has committed his future to the club,” said Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry. Source link

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Former Glamorgan chairman & ex-Ebbw Vale RFC president Paul Russell dies

Paul Russell pictured in August, 2011 at Glamorgan’s annual general meeting Paul Russell, a former Glamorgan cricket club chairman and ex-Ebbw Vale RFC president, has died. Russell became the Welsh county’s chairman in 2003 and left the role in 2011. During that time he helped turn their home ground in Cardiff into a Test and one day international cricket venue. Ebbw Vale issued a statement praising Russell for the role he played after rugby union turned professional in 1995. In the statement, The Steelmen said: “Those of us that were…

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Matthew Cross’ century steers Scotland to victory over UAE

Scotland’s Matthew Cross was the match-winner with an unbeaten century One-day international tri-series, Dubai Scotland 249-8 (50 overs): Cross 107*, Munsey 45 United Arab Emirates 218 (46.3 overs): Shabber 90; Watt 2-33, Whittingham 2-35 Scotland won by 31 runs Scorecard Matthew Cross made 107 not out as Scotland eased to a 31-run victory over the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. Batting at number three, his maiden one-day international century came off 110 balls, while George Munsey chipped in with 45 runs. Skipper Kyle Coetzer opened the batting and contributed 28…

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Australia v England: Jos Buttler century leads tourists to series win

England keeper Jos Buttler hit his fifth ODI century, his slowest at 83 balls Third ODI, Sydney England 302-6 (50.0 overs): Buttler 100*, Woakes 53* Australia 286-6 (50.0 overs): Finch 62, Stoinis 56, M Marsh 55; Wood 2-46 England won by 16 runs Scorecard England have won their one-day series against Australia with two games to spare after Jos Buttler’s century led the tourists to a 16-run win in Sydney. Buttler played a majestic innings, reaching his ton from the final ball of the innings as England posted 302-6. The…

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Alex Hales: England batsman says losing place in ODI team ‘hurt massively’

Hales has played 55 one-day internationals for England England batsman Alex Hales says it “hurt massively” to lose his place over an off-field incident last year, but says he has learned his lesson. Hales, 29, was not considered for selection after he was interviewed under caution by police following a fight outside a nightclub in September. After missing two one-day matches, he was told he would not face criminal charges, and cleared to play again. “It has been a long few months but it is great to be back out…

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Australia v England: Tourists hold nerve to take 2-0 series lead

England opener Jonny Bairstow top scored with 60 to put his side on top from the start of their chase Second ODI, Brisbane Australia 270-9 (50.0 overs): Finch 106, Root 2-31 England 274-6 (44.2 overs): Bairstow 60, Hales 57, Root 46*, Starc 4-59 England won by four wickets Scorecard England held their nerve to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series with a four-wicket victory over Australia at Brisbane. Set 271 to win after Aaron Finch hit 106, the tourists eased to 119-1 only to be checked by…

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