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Ben Stokes run out for one-ball duck as batting woes continue in New Zealand

• All-rounder run out for a duck playing for Canterbury in Ford Trophy• Stokes took one wicket in 10 oversBen Stokes has suffered more batting woe as he was run out after just one ball on his latest appearance for Canterbury. A mix-up in communication …

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England’s Alex Hales set to lose opener’s spot for ODIs against Australia

• Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow likely openers for January series• Trevor Bayliss: ‘It would be difficult to go against Roy and Bairstow’Alex Hales looks to have lost his place as opener in England’s one-day team after being named in the squad for the s…

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England set to name Ben Stokes and Alex Hales in squad for Australia ODIs

• Both players expected to be in squad named after second Ashes Test• Neither has played for England since Stokes was arrested in SeptemberThe fallout from the Ben Stokes affair could bleed into England’s plans for the one-day series in Australia after…

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Despite defeat, sun shines again for Ben Stokes as he makes tentative return

‘It is a moral conundrum,’ says one spectator as the England all-rounder draws a large crowd for his first game since his arrestStokes out for just two runs on his return to cricket in New ZealandUnder a hot southern sky, English cricketer Ben Stokes w…

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Ben Stokes out for just two runs on his return to cricket in New Zealand

Stokes endures brief first innings since incident in BristolAll-rounder is clean-bowled on his debut for CanterburyBen Stokes’s much-anticipated return to cricket with the bat was disappointingly brief for Canterbury at the Rangiora Oval on Sunday. The…

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Ben Stokes out for just two runs on his return to cricket in New Zealand

Stokes endures brief first innings since incident in BristolAll-rounder is clean-bowled on his debut for CanterburyBen Stokes’s much-anticipated return to cricket with the bat was disappointingly brief for Canterbury at the Rangiora Oval on Sunday. The…

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Ben Stokes ready for return in Christchurch despite Ashes setback

• England all-rounder to play for Canterbury against Otago in 50-over match• Stokes ‘has the right to be treated the same as other players’ says club’s CEOBen Stokes has ploughed on with his plans to make a comeback in New Zealand despite his Ashes hop…

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England must forget Ben Stokes and focus on Adelaide, Smith and Starc | Jason Gillespie

Stokes’ New Zealand trip is a sideshow – what matters for England in the Ashes is working out how to dismiss Steve Smith and how to counter Mitchell Starc’s pink-ball expertiseLet’s be honest, Joe Root and his players needed the Ben Stokes issue resurf…

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Ben Stokes signs for Canterbury to maintain fitness and connection to game

ECB agree to deal with New Zealand provincial clubAshes recall ‘not a consideration’ for suspended all-rounder, say CanterburySuspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes has signed as an overseas player for Canterbury in New Zealand as he seeks to maintai…

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Ben Stokes’s Ashes return hangs by a thread as police pass file to CPS

• Police hand evidence to CPS for charging advice over Bristol incident• Statement says 27-year-old man suffered fractured eye socketBen Stokes’s chances of making a dramatic comeback to England’s Ashes squad appeared to suffer a setback on Wednesday w…

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England would welcome Ben Stokes ‘with open arms’ if cleared for Ashes

• Fellow allrounder Chris Woakes hopes to see Stokes in Australia• Australian media lay into ECB over handling of Stokes’ New Zealand tripBen Stokes would be welcomed back to the England squad “with open arms” after touching down in New Zealand to get …

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Ben Stokes arrives in Christchurch to hostile Australian media reception

Australia’s key media outlets have not shied away from criticism of England’s ‘bad boy’, calling the handling of the assault allegations an ‘unmitigated disaster’Australian papers have piled into Ben Stokes as he arrives closer to – if not actually on …

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Ben Stokes’ re-emergence at Canterbury only adds to English uncertainty | Vic Marks

Ben Stokes’s decision to head for New Zealand and play some one-day cricket would only be worth it in the highly unlikely event he is to play for England in the third Test at PerthAs General Bernard Montgomery once said – and I think rightly: “In my pr…

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England could fast-track Ben Stokes into Ashes side if he is not charged by police

• All-rounder has flown to New Zealand and could play for Canterbury• ECB is still unaware of any impending police action against StokesEngland may fast-track Ben Stokes into the Ashes if he avoids police charges. He appears set to play for Canterbury …

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Ben Stokes on his way to New Zealand but will not join England Ashes squad

• All-rounder will be spending time with family and practising• Cricketer still waiting to hear of any police chargesBen Stokes is not on his way to join England’s Ashes squad in Australia, despite widespread speculation about the all-rounder’s plans w…

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Go easy on Ben Stokes when it comes to cricket punishment, says Mike Brearley

• Former England captain ‘saddened by eruption … but he’s a human being’• Brearley says England’s Ashes hopes hinge on Stokes playing – ‘I think he’s key’Mike Brearley, the respected former England captain, has called for a degree of clemency when the …

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Trevor Bayliss admits he has written off hopes of having Ben Stokes for Ashes

• England head coach says it would ‘an absolute bonus’ if Stokes joins squad• Players have drawn up written code of conduct for behaviour in AustraliaTrevor Bayliss has written off hopes of Ben Stokes’s involvement in the Ashes tour leaving the England…

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No Stokes is not no Ashes hope if England stick together in Australia | Vic Marks

The 2017 Ashes tourists are not as high maintenance as the 2013 squad but, with only seven cast-iron Test cricketers, their plans must be unusually fluidThe arrival of late October and the departure of England’s team to Australia can do funny things to…

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England planning for an Ashes series without Ben Stokes, says Joe Root

• Durham all-rounder remains suspended and will not fly out with squad• ‘We’ve got to approach it as if this is our team going out there for the tour’Joe Root says England are planning as if they will be without Ben Stokes for the entire Ashes tour. Th…

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Ben Stokes apologises to Katie Price and son Harvey over ‘foolish’ video

• Stokes mocked Harvey, who is disabled, in footage that emerged last month
• All-rounder, who is in danger of missing Ashes, willing to meet pair face to face

Ben Stokes has apologised to Katie Price and her disabled son Harvey after a video emerged of the England all-rounder impersonating the pair.

Footage emerged last month allegedly showing Stokes doing an impression of first Katie and then Harvey. The video came to light shortly after Stokes was placed under investigation by police after being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub last month.

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