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  1. December 19, 2010

    Pace too fast for a deflated England

    It was Friday morning when Andrew Strauss probably felt the hand of history lightly brush his shoulder. As his team calmly...

  2. August 21, 2009

    Frigid batting puts England on back foot

    Instead of announcing delays on the Northern Line, the Oval tube station yesterday, rather charmingly, had a placard...

  1. August 20, 2009

    Frigid batting puts England on back foot

    Instead of announcing delays on the Northern Line on Thursday, the Oval tube station, rather charmingly, had a placard...

  2. December 20, 2008

    Round-up

    CRICKET India's Gautam Gambhir hit an unbeaten 106 on the opening day of the final Test against England in Mohali to put...

  3. November 22, 2008

    Round-up

    FOOTBALL William Gallas's future at Arsenal was thrown into doubt last night following reports from France that he had been...

  4. April 11, 2008

    County spotlight shines bright

    Cricket’s more pessimistic followers are adamant that the launch of the Indian Premier League next Friday will sound the...

  5. March 14, 2008

    Anderson puts England on top

    England’s cricket and rugby union teams share one quality at present – total unpredictability. After the ghastly low of the...

  6. March 9, 2008

    Captain bemoans defeat

    England slumped to a humiliating 189-run defeat in the first Test against New Zealand in a performance that captain Michael...

  7. October 20, 2007

    Round-up

    CRICKET England dropped opener Andrew Strauss for the forthcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka. The Middlesex batsman, 30,...

  8. August 18, 2007

    Gibson seeks silverware in Indian summer

    There were those in Durham who regarded the signing of the Barbadian all-rounder Ottis Gibson at the beginning of last...

  9. July 16, 2007

    Round-up

    GOLF Frenchman Gregory Havret beat world number three Phil Mickelson at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off to win...

  10. June 11, 2007

    West Indies show some belated fight

    This was a day of rare resistance from West Indies as they frustrated England with the sort of doggedness that earned them...

  11. June 8, 2007

    England in control after tourists collapse

    There will be talk of England’s newfound ruthlessness, but Friday was more about the West Indies’ familiar fragility. That...

  12. May 21, 2007

    Round-up

    CRICKET The pattern is becoming frustratingly familiar. Last year, having amassed a significant first innings at Lord's...

  13. January 20, 2007

    Flintoff left to rue batting malaise

    England's abject Ashes Test series began in defeat at Brisbane, and a return to that city yesterday brought no better...

  14. January 5, 2007

    Imperious Aussies humble England

    The crowd had bought tickets fondly imagining a nice day at the cricket. Instead, they had a nice morning. England, looking...

  15. January 4, 2007

    Australia look to take control

    With the inexorability that has characterised the entire Ashes series, Australia edged towards control of the final Ashes...

  16. January 4, 2007

    Australia fail to press home the advantage after England slump

    In principle, the final Ashes Test in Sydney remained evenly balanced yesterday. With two days gone, Australia have not yet...

  17. December 22, 2006

    Harmison retires from one-day game

    England fast bowler Steve Harmison has decided to retire from one-day internationals. The Durham paceman, who has had a...

  18. December 19, 2006

    Ashes to ashes

    Dear Father Cricketmas, In my stocking I would like: 1. New legs for my Michael Vaughan Action Man, since the old ones...

  19. December 15, 2006

    Aussies tamed by Monty's flying circus

    Monty Panesar made a mockery of those who opposed his selection in this series, enjoying a dream Ashes debut at the Waca...

  20. December 4, 2006

    Ponting holds England at bay

    The history of batsmanship - like that of generalship - has been dominated by small men with a will of iron. And yesterday...

  21. December 1, 2006

    Day the law took a stern view of passion

    From Mr Chris Hurd. Sir, For this reason, I pocketed a furtive cricket ball leaving for work. The day passed in a haze as...

  22. November 28, 2006

    England aim for more sting in attack

    England's 277-run defeat in the first Ashes Test has raised questions about the balance of their bowling attack ahead of...

  23. November 24, 2006

    Australia put tense tourists to the sword

    After all the hype and expectation, the first day of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane turned into an anti-climactic...

  24. October 7, 2006

    Test winners turned off by one-day game

    Five years ago the England and Wales Cricket Board boldly declared that come 2007 its national side would be the best in...

  25. September 13, 2006

    England announce injury-hit squad for the Ashes

    When England returned from Australia after a 4-1 thumping four years ago, it was said that an Ashes squad would never again...

  26. September 13, 2006

    Flintoff leads injury-hit Ashes squad

    When England returned from Australia after a 4-1 thumping four years ago, it was said that an Ashes squad would never again...

  27. September 8, 2006

    North-east delivers rich seam of bowlers

    There was a time when, the cliché had it, a football club in search of a centre-forward had merely to go to the north-east...

  28. August 30, 2006

    Shoaib on fast track for one-day ties

    Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has ominously warned England he will crank up the pace during the NatWest Series. Shoaib,...

  29. July 28, 2006

    Cook and Bell rouse the cavemen

    There were often times during English cricket’s desperate decade, the 1990s, when England and the opposition appeared to be...

  30. July 18, 2006

    England fail to prevent drowsy draw

    A day of soporific heat produced a day of somnolent cricket as the first Test dwindled to a draw on Monday. England, having...

  31. July 10, 2006

    SPORT - NEWS IN BRIEF

    *CRICKET England have named swing bowler Matthew Hoggard in a 13-man squad for the first test against Pakistan starting at...

  32. May 30, 2006

    Rooney's scan brought forward

    Wayne Rooney will have the next CT scan on his broken right foot on June 7, one week earlier than previously planned. Rooney...

  33. May 13, 2006

    Mahmood stars as Sri Lankans lurch to catastrophe

    There are moments on a cricket field when, for one team, the result of the game in progress has ceased to have any meaning....

  34. May 3, 2006

    Mahmood in line for England call

    England cricket selectors were forced into a rapid rethink on Tuesday as the injury travails that plagued the recent tour of...

  35. March 17, 2006

    Harmison out in new blow for England

    England's cricket tour of India lurched further into disarray yesterday as Steve Harmison was ruled out of the must-win...

  36. March 4, 2006

    Panesar turns the screw for England

    Matthew Hoggard, who has often been the lesser light of England's fast bowling attack, yesterday shone the brightest. Yet...

  37. March 3, 2006

    Collingwood to the rescue

    England's Paul Collingwood led a remarkable fightback by the tourists' tail and scored his first Test century in the...

  38. February 24, 2006

    Vaughan’s knee brings the captaincy into play

    England enjoyed a semblance of cheer on Friday after their disastrous first week in India. Injured captain Michael Vaughan...

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