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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales charged with bringing cricket into disrepute

• England pair to face two-day London hearing in early December• Both men charged with two counts for September 2017 brawlBen Stokes and Alex Hales have both been charged with two counts of bringing the game into disrepute and face a two-day cricket di…

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Responsible Ben Stokes shows India his mettle – but it feels unnatural

With 30 off 110 balls Ben Stokes dug in to help England build a target but in the long term he needs some of his old freedomSuites are not cheap at the Southampton Hilton. During the Test they run to £200 a night, which gets you a king-size bed, a 42-i…

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Now is the time for England’s batsmen to nail down places for Sri Lanka | Vic Marks

Cook? Jennings? Bairstow? Stokes? Fourth Test against India finds England in a state of flux with only Joe Root inked in for October’s tourOne up with two to play makes you the favourite to win. Yet on the eve of the fourth Test in Southampton the Indi…

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Chris Woakes: ‘Ben Stokes is a big-game player, he’s worked extremely hard’

• Woakes’s fellow all-rounder catches Virat Kohli on 97• ‘He made that catch look quite easy … it was a big wicket‘Chris Woakes praised the big-game temperament of Ben Stokes after his fellow all-rounder punctuated a low-key return to the England team …

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Ben Stokes turns damp squib into cathartic release by pouching Kohli | Ali Martin

Roar at catching India’s captain on 97 shows England all-rounder’s relief at being back centre stage for the right reasonsWho writes your scripts? So asked Graham Gooch of Ian Botham at the Oval in 1986 after the all-rounder picked up a wicket with his…

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Curran makes way for Stokes but England set for more of the same | Vic Marks

The spotlight will be on the all-rounder at Trent Bridge, where swing and England’s fine record mean the third Test and series against India may be wrapped up before WednesdayTrent Bridge, some green grass, a first autumnal chill in the air plus the su…

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The Ben Stokes affair: a dismal tale of power without responsibility | Barney Ronay

No English cricketer has got so rich so fast but the all-rounder’s figures do not add up to a career as successful as it should beA few months ago a study was published warning against the use of hand dryers in public lavatories because of the high den…

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Ben Stokes back for England v India in one of Root’s ‘most difficult decisions’

• All-rounder back for third match of series at Trent Bridge• Sam Curran makes way in team despite strong displaysBen Stokes has been recalled to the England team facing India in the third Test at Trent Bridge in place of Sam Curran, captain Joe Root c…

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Ben Stokes may find door to Australia’s Big Bash closed to him this off-season

• It’s definitely not a good look, says Sixers’ Jodie Hawkins• Stokes played Big Bash for Melbourne Renegades in 2015Ben Stokes could see his return to the Big Bash League blocked, with the Australian team who were leading the chase to sign him ruling …

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Ben Stokes should have faced assault charge, says man he felled

Ryan Hale was punched in the face by the cricketer, who was acquitted of affrayA former soldier knocked unconscious by England cricketer Ben Stokes during a street brawl in Bristol has said he cannot understand why the sportsman was not charged with as…

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Trevor Bayliss urges Ben Stokes to issue public apology over Bristol brawl

• ‘I’m sure something will be forthcoming,’ says head coach• Bayliss stops short of confirming Stokes will play in third TestEngland’s head coach, Trevor Bayliss, has called on Ben Stokes to make a public apology over the events which led to his eventu…

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England’s Ben Stokes and Alex Hales still on good terms after court claims

• Stokes’s lawyer had raised Hales’s role in Bristol brawl at trial• England to assess all-rounder’s fitness before third India TestBen Stokes and Alex Hales face a protracted wait to learn if they face any cricketing sanctions but there is understood …

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Ben Stokes has embarrassed the ECB? Usually it doesn’t need anyone’s help | Marina Hyde

The all-rounder’s court case may be over but the England and Wales Cricket Board’s handling of this affair doubtless has a few more embarrassing twists and turns to take yetI am relieved to learn that the not guilty verdict in the Ben Stokes affray tri…

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Ben Stokes verdict cannot hide fact the game was brought into disrepute

Ben Stokes could easily become an England great and it is high time he dealt with some of the more unpleasant aspects of his personalityThe England and Wales Cricket Board must have been heartily relieved by the Test team’s emphatic victory over India …

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Firestarter Stokes has long walked a line between brilliant and bolshy | Ali Martin

Ben Stokes, acquitted of affray, will look to take his England career back to the heights of centuries and devastating bowling“The Hit Man. Don’t mess with Ben Stokes – he’s fast and furious”. So trumpeted the front page of the Times magazine on Saturd…

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Ben Stokes ‘keen to get back to cricket being sole focus’ after being cleared of affray – video

Ben Stokes is keen to get back to cricket being ‘his sole focus’ after his acquittal on a charge of affray brought on following a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September last year, according to a statement read on his behalf outside court.The cr…

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Not guilty, but Ben Stokes faces a battle to restore his reputation

Despite being cleared of affray, the cricketer’s night out may haunt him for years to comeIt was supposed to have been a fun evening out for members of the England cricket team following victory over the West Indies in an international match. But for B…

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Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after being cleared of affray

• All-rounder could play in Saturday’s third Test against India• ECB: ‘Range of matters for the board to fully consider’England have added Ben Stokes to their squad for Saturday’s third Test after his acquittal at Bristol crown court.Stokes, cleared of…

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Ben Stokes cleared of affray after brawl outside Bristol club

England cricketer acquitted after jury accepts he had acted in self-defenceThe England cricketer Ben Stokes has been cleared of affray after a fight outside a Bristol nightclub.A jury at Bristol crown court acquitted the 27-year old Durham all-rounder …

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CCTV said to show Ben Stokes mocking and throwing cigarette at gay men outside nightclub – video

Ben Stokes was the ‘main aggressor’ in a late night street fight in Bristol that left one ?man with serious facial injuries including a broken eye socket and deep cut to his face, a court heard.The England cricketer knocked out Ryan Ali with one p…