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Ben Stokes: ‘I didn’t take my pads off, I was just sat in my chair’

• England batsman walks off before being recalled due to no-ball• Fifth-wicket pair put on 124 runs on day one of third TestBen Stokes thanked God for technology in cricket after a bizarre reprieve in St Lucia that came despite his having already retur…

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Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler give England hope as top order falters once again

• Third Test, day one: England 231-4 v West Indies• Fifth-wicket stand of 124 owes much to lucky reprieveIt has been an ugly struggle for English batsmen on this tour but finally a couple of them have popped their heads above the parapet. Ben Stokes, b…

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England’s Ben Stokes an injury doubt for third Test after running on beach

• All-rounder misses nets with Woakes and Foakes also in doubt• Tourists may have to rejig the batting to face West IndiesBen Stokes has emerged as an injury doubt for the third Test against West Indies starting on Saturday with a bruised right heel th…

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Jimmy Anderson helps revive England against West Indies on sluggish pitch

• West Indies 264-8; Shai Hope 57, Shimron Hetmyer 56no• Anderson takes 4-33 off 24 overs, Ben Stokes takes 3-47With the ageless Jimmy Anderson at the helm and the second new ball in his hand, England just managed to retrieve a tricky situation. By sna…

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Ben Stokes’s five-ball burst underlines claims he is Flintoff’s heir apparent | Ali Martin

England all-rounder marks 50th cap by giving West Indies a taste of his indefatigable brawn and a natural ability to get the ball hoppingAt 9am the England supporters had swamped the public spaces outside the Kensington Oval, perusing the market stalls…

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Stokes and Hales verdict may seem a bit cosy but it is time to look ahead

The ECB’s approach may seem light beside Australia’s to ball-tampering but it is time to look forward to the last summer of cricket as we know itIt is now possible to move on. To the relief of those in charge of the England cricket teams – Trevor Bayli…

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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales fined by ECB over Bristol incident but cleared to play

Stokes fined £30,000 over incident, Hales £17,500Both players are ‘eligible for immediate selection’Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board for following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub but both have bee…

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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales to find out if they face further punishment over fight

• Cricket discipline commission hearing begins on Wednesday • Players face two ECB charges of bringing game into disrepute After 14 months of what has at times felt like glacial progress, English cricket is finally approaching closure over Ben Stokes, …

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England’s Ben Foakes and Ben Stokes turn setbacks into success

Spectacular entrance of Ben Foakes and supreme application of Ben Stokes were highlights of England’s Sri Lanka whitewashIt is hard to recall a more tranquil, stress-free or successful tour. The last time England whitewashed opponents away from home in…

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Trevor Bayliss praises ‘exemplary’ Ben Stokes before discipline hearing

• All-rounder ‘has learned his lesson’, says England coach • Stokes to face Cricket Discipline CommissionThere are not so many clouds on the horizon now for England but they will be grateful for no complications on 10 December. That is the day when the…

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Ben Stokes to bat at three as England look to win series in Kandy

Unchanged England leave out fit-again Jonny BairstowSri Lanka persist with Dananjaya for second TestBen Stokes will bat at No3 in an unchanged England team for the second Test against Sri Lanka, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced. Relate…

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Ben Stokes looks to future with World Cup and Ashes on the horizon

• All-rounder looks to be expressive in Test series with Sri Lanka• Stokes still has disciplinary hearing to attend in DecemberBen Stokes hopes his future England performances will become what he is eventually remembered for as he looks to put the even…

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Ben Stokes urged to manage training workload ahead of Sri Lanka Tests

• Trevor Bayliss asks player to train smarter in the humidity• All-rounder suffered cramp in final match of ODI seriesBen Stokes has been warned that his all-action approach to training may backfire come the Tests in Sri Lanka after the all-rounder end…

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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…