Williamson and Taylor score unbeaten centuries

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England here on Tuesday, sealing a 1-0 series win. The weather turned sour soon after lunch on the fifth day when New Zealand, having taken advantage of some sloppy fielding, was 241 for two in the second innings, 140 … Read more Williamson and Taylor score unbeaten centuries

England’s Jofra Archer disturbed by racial abuse in New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket bosses said on Monday that they will personally apologise to England fast bowler Jofra Archer after he was racially abused during the first Test here. The Barbados-born Archer, considered one of the most promising all-rounders in world cricket, tweeted that he was disturbed to hear racial insults “whilst battling to help save … Read more England’s Jofra Archer disturbed by racial abuse in New Zealand

This British Village Keeps Finding Cash, “Honestly” Hands It To Authorities

Bundles of cash keep turning up in the streets of the village. (Twitter) London, Unirted Kingdom:  Blackhall Colliery has one claim to fame — its beach featured in the climax of the Michael Caine film “Get Carter”. Apart from that, it is like many struggling former mining villages in northeast England. But the village on … Read more This British Village Keeps Finding Cash, “Honestly” Hands It To Authorities

New Zealand beats England by 21 runs in 2nd T20

New Zealand enjoyed a rare sporting victory over England Sunday when it won the second Twenty20 cricket international by 21 runs to level the five-match series at 1-1. Poor catching cost England dearly as New Zealand made 176-8 after being asked to bat while Colin de Grandhomme held four catches and Martin Guptill two as … Read more New Zealand beats England by 21 runs in 2nd T20

Southee to lead New Zealand in T20 series against England

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the upcoming Twenty20 series against England after a recurring hip injury flared up, team officials said on Friday. Paceman Tim Southee will lead the team in Williamson’s absence, with the batsman hoping to return for a two-Test series in late November. Coach Gary Stead said it was the … Read more Southee to lead New Zealand in T20 series against England

Why is BCCI upset over ICC’s new event cycle?

The story so far: At the board meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai on October 13-14, days ahead of the election of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the ICC passed a resolution to stage “one men’s ICC event year” for its next event cycle from 2023 to 2031, … Read more Why is BCCI upset over ICC’s new event cycle?

England drops Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy for New Zealand tour

England has omitted Jonny Bairstow from its Test squad for the tour of New Zealand, with paceman James Anderson unavailable for the two-match series due to a calf injury. Warwickshire opener Dominic Sibley has been rewarded for his prolific summer with a berth on the plane alongside Kent batsman Zak Crawley and Lancashire pair Saqib … Read more England drops Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy for New Zealand tour

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer — shining stars in England’s cricket firmament

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer promise a glittering Test future for England but Joe Root’s men have work to do if they are to replicate their World Cup success in the five-day game. Their summer threatened to finish with a whimper going into the final Ashes Test at the Oval before a comprehensive victory over … Read more Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer — shining stars in England’s cricket firmament

England beats Australia in 5th test, Ashes series ends 2-2

England beat Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes test at the Oval on Sunday to draw the series 2-2. It’s the first time an Ashes series has ended in a draw since 1972. Australia had already retained the urn as holder but was thwarted in its goal of a first outright … Read more England beats Australia in 5th test, Ashes series ends 2-2

Australia’s Ashes hopes fade as England dominate fifth Test

Ben Stokes and Joe Denly batted England into a potentially match-winning position in the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval on Saturday as Australia’s hopes of a series win faded. At tea the home side — desperate to finish their World Cup-winning season on a high by levelling the series at 2-2 — … Read more Australia’s Ashes hopes fade as England dominate fifth Test

The Ashes: Archer removes Warner as England strikes back in fifth Test

David Warner was again dismissed for single figures as England paceman Jofra Archer made early inroads into Australia’s batting line-up in the fifth Ashes Test on Friday. The tourists had reached 55-2 by lunch, with Steve Smith unbeaten on 14 and Marcus Labuschagne not out 32. Earlier, England added just 23 runs to their overnight … Read more The Ashes: Archer removes Warner as England strikes back in fifth Test

Andrew Strauss is ECB cricket committee chief

Recently knighted former England captain Andrew Strauss has been appointed chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s cricket committee. The 42-year-old, who served as director of England cricket from 2015 to 2018, had stepped down to care for his wife, Ruth, who died of a rare form of lung cancer. In his new role, … Read more Andrew Strauss is ECB cricket committee chief

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