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Yorkshire chairman resigns as Geoffrey Boycott recovers from heart surgery

• Steve Denison steps down in the wake of BHS collapse• Boycott undergoes quadruple bypass open heart surgeryYorkshire are to appoint a new club chairman following the resignation of Steve Denison, the former PwC accountant who was last month heavily s…

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Chris Woakes to miss remainder of England’s white-ball season with injury

• Woakes targets return for Test series beginning in August• Ben Stokes keen to come back for third T20 against IndiaChris Woakes has been ruled out of England’s entire white-ball summer with his return from injury now being tailored to the Test series…

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England turn to Merlyn to counter India’s spin magician Kuldeep Yadav

• Bowling machine will replicate Yadav’s left-arm wrist spin• Jos Buttler–England may need couple of T20 games to ‘read’ spinnerEngland are expected to fire up the Merlyn spin-bowling machine in the nets at Cardiff on Friday as they search for a method…

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Ben Stokes’ return puts England’s powerhouse batsmen under pressure

• All-rounder back for Durham next week after month out• Batsmen will play for their places in first two T20s against IndiaBen Stokes will return from injury next week to make a rare appearance for Durham and thus create a selection logjam in England’s…

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Trevor Bayliss hails Jos Buttler’s cool innings as way forward for England

• Coach says escape act displayed kind of grit his team needs• ‘He showed the rest of them a blueprint of how to go about it’Trevor Bayliss wants England to learn from Jos Buttler’s icy display of escapology at Old Trafford, describing the unbeaten cen…

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England’s paintbrushes are poised for first ever Australia whitewash

Eoin Morgan’s side require just 263 runs to break their own world record for a five-match series and need to avoid familiar slips to clinch 5-0 win against AustraliaNever before have England inflicted a 5-0 whitewash on Australia in any format. But wit…

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England’s Alex Hales expects 500-run barrier in ODIs to be broken soon

• ‘The standard has gone through the roof’ in ODIs• Sam Curran and Craig Overton join England squadAfter vaporising Australia at Trent Bridge, and demonstrating why sweets and sandpaper are seemingly this year’s must-have items for certain fielding tea…

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Dawid Malan dropped from England squad for Twenty20 series

• Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali return to squad• Malan said to have been left both shocked and frustratedDawid Malan boasts four half-centuries from his first five Twenty20s for England and yet the return of Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen …

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Dawid Malan dropped from England squad for Twenty20 series

• Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali return to squad• Malan said to have been left both shocked and frustratedDawid Malan boasts four half-centuries from his first five Twenty20s for England and yet the return of Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen …

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Alex Hales accepts he has to take every chance he can for England

• ‘I’m the one who drops out once Stokes comes back’• Australia will welcome back pace bowler Billy StanlakeAlex Hales has scored more hundreds since the last World Cup than any Australian batsman touring England this summer and yet heads into Tuesday’…

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David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to tear up contract for playing in IPL

• Bowler missed the early weeks of county season• Willey calls chance to join Super Kings a ‘no-brainer’David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to rip up his contract over the 11th-hour move to the Indian Premier League at the start of the season.The al…

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Moeen Ali says he won’t change the way he plays in Australia ODI series

• Moeen’s dismissal was crucial during Scotland run chase• Left-hander will renew rivalry with Australia’s Nathan LyonMoeen Ali has promised to remain a free spirit with the bat during England’s series with Australia and the all-rounder has no regrets …

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Scotland target Test status ‘in a couple of years’ after historic win

• Kyle Coetzer’s side now play two T20s against Pakistan• England’s bowling depleted as they begin Australia seriesScottish cricket’s feelgood factor rolls on, with their chairman talking of a possible step up to Test status and Calum MacLeod, the star…

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Jofra Archer not part of England’s World Cup plans, says Eoin Morgan

• Bowler could be available in 2019 if eligibility period shortened• England play Scotland in one-off ODI in Edinburgh on SundayEoin Morgan has poured cold water on Jofra Archer making his World Cup squad next summer should the highly rated fast bowler…

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Kyle Coetzer: ‘Any time Scotland face England it’s a bit special’

Cricket Scotland is still lamenting the failure to reach the 2019 World Cup but the side are looking forward to a one-off ODIScotland’s cricketers will be in the tree tops near Loch Lomond on Thursday, flying down zip wires and negotiating 22-metre hig…

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England to face Ireland in four-day Lord’s Test in 2019

• Fixture slated to take to place between World Cup and Ashes• ECB confirms that talks are under wayEngland look set to host Ireland for a four-day Test match next summer, with the fixture slated to take to place at Lord’s in July during the short gap …

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ICC intends to interview the players allegedly involved in spot-fixing

• ICC officials to meet al-Jazeera over undercover investigation• The five England and Australia players remain unnamedThe unnamed England and Australia cricketers alleged to have been involved in spot-fixing by al-Jazeera’s undercover investigation in…

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England drop Mark Stoneman for Keaton Jennings after Pakistan defeat

• Jennings will open with Alastair Cook at Headingley• Ed Smith opts against drastic changes for second TestEngland have responded to the dismal nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan at Lord’s by dropping Mark Stoneman and recalling Keaton Jennings as their s…

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Chennai spot-fixing allegation is outrageous, say England’s Bayliss and Root

• al-Jazeera documentary alleged batting go-slow by England• Australia and Sri Lanka also accused of and deny malpracticeAllegations of spot-fixing by three England cricketers during a Test in India 18 months ago have been described as “outrageous” by …

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Hundred trials could take place in UAE as ECB looks for overseas option

• Focus likely to be on possible tweaks to 100-ball format• ECB turned down offer from Surrey for tests at OvalA series of trial games for English cricket’s 100-ball tournament could be held in the United Arab Emirates before the end of the year as the…