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Australia v England: Joe Root fit after recovering from illness

Autralia v England – first ODI Venue: Melbourne Date: 14 January (03.20 GMT) Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on ...

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Ireland to play Somerset in Test warm-up

Ireland will take on Somerset in a four-day encounter at Taunton as preparation for their first men’s Test match in May against Pakistan. The game against the county side on 6-9 April will see Irish left-arm spinner George Dockrell returning ...

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Ireland to play Somerset in Test warm-up

Ireland will take on Somerset in a four-day encounter at Taunton as preparation for their first men’s Test match in May against Pakistan. The game against the county side on 6-9 April will see Irish left-arm spinner George Dockrell returning ...

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Kevin Sharp: Worcestershire appoint new head coach

Worcestershire have appointed Kevin Sharp as their new head coach. Sharp, 58, was second-team batting coach at New Road and replaces Steve Rhodes, who was sacked in December. It has been reported Rhodes delayed telling the county about the arrest ...

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Cricket Australia XI v England: Eoin Morgan anchors win with unbeaten 81

Tour match, Drummoyne Oval, Sydney Cricket Australia XI 258-9 (50 overs): Dean 62, Rashid 3-45 England 259-5 (40.5 overs): Morgan 81 not out, Bell 2-35 England won by five wickets Scorecard Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 81 helped England to a five-wicket ...

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Cricket Australia XI v England: Eoin Morgan anchors win with unbeaten 81

Tour match, Drummoyne Oval, Sydney Cricket Australia XI 258-9 (50 overs): Dean 62, Rashid 3-45 England 259-5 (40.5 overs): Morgan 81 not out, Bell 2-35 England won by five wickets Scorecard Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 81 helped England to a five-wicket ...

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Ashes: Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home?

“Attendances in Test cricket are going down because you know who is going to win before you turn up. There has to be jeopardy as to who wins the game. I’m a Newcastle fan and I turn up genuinely thinking ...

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England 'scared' to produce fast bowlers – Holding

West Indies legend Michael Holding says England are scared of producing pace bowlers and that their lack of them was the problem in the Ashes defeat. England lost the recent series 4-0 against Australia. Holding says English pace bowlers are ...

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Vince & Stoneman keep Test places while Livingstone wins call-up

James Vince and Mark Stoneman have retained their places in England’s Test squad for the tour of New Zealand, despite their struggles with the bat in the 4-0 Ashes defeat by Australia. Batsman Gary Ballance, bowler Jake Ball and all-rounder ...

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Test Match Special's funniest Ashes moments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Man-eating moths, a ripped Phil Tufnell and Geoffrey Boycott’s laundry – listen to Test Match Special’s funniest moments from England’s Ashes series in Australia. BBC Sport – Cricket

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