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England batsman Jason Roy passes concussion test for Headingley

•The 29-year-old was struck in nets before third Test•A follow-up check on the eve of the Test still neededEngland batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit in the nets before the third Ashes contest at Headingley.The 29-year-old w…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Notts, Warwickshire v Somerset – live!

Follow the final day of play in latest county gamesEssex scrape win despite bowling Kent out for 40Email Graham, tweet or comment below the line 9.50am BST Good morning from Scarborough ahead of the fourth and final day of this latest round of Champion…

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England’s Jimmy Anderson takes two wickets in Ashes comeback bid

• Seamer bowls two spells for Lancashire second XI• Anderson returns to Old Trafford for recovery sessionJimmy Anderson bowled nine overs and took two wickets for Lancashire’s second team when he began his Ashes comeback attempt on Tuesday.The England …

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Fast bowlers have not hit a new peak – they’ve just reached a plateau | Andy Bull

There is a school of thought that bowlers such as England’s Jofra Archer are bound to be faster now, simply because of the advances in sport science – reality suggests something differentAt 96mph the ball travels from the bowler to the batsman in the b…

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Jason Roy’s future lies in batting down the order, says Trevor Bayliss

• Surrey man has struggled as opener in Ashes series• ‘He’s doing a job for the team at the moment’Trevor Bayliss is not known to be an Eric Morecambe fan but when asked about England’s lineup for the third Ashes Test, the coach essentially claimed the…

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Mark Robinson steps down as coach of England Women after Ashes rout

• Former Sussex coach guided team to 2017 World Cup victory• Assistant coach Alastair Maiden takes temporary chargeMark Robinson is to step down as the England Women’s coach after “a wonderful four years” ended with defeat in the Ashes.The 52-year-old …

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England focused despite Smith’s withdrawal from third Ashes Test – video

England coach Trevor Bayliss admitted that ‘it’s not going to get down to necessarily one player on either side’ as Steve Smith withdrew from the third Test of the Ashes. The Australian batsman has been in outstanding form throughout the series but has…

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Ashes: Steve Smith ruled out as Australia try to fill ‘unfillable shoes’ – video

Australia’s Steve Smith has been ruled out of Thursday’s third Ashes Test following a delayed concussion inflicted by a Jofra Archer bouncer. Speaking on Tuesday, coach Justin Langer said that ‘when you take your best players out, it always has an impa…

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The Spin | Pavel Florin: ‘I came to England to speak with people. This is espionage’

The Romanian bowler received VIP treatment at Lord’s, but the drive to grow cricket in Romania and Europe needs attentionPresumably, these days, there is some sort of support group for those who have become overnight internet sensations. Somewhere some…

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The Spin | Pavel Florin: ‘I came to England to speak with people. This is espionage’

The Romanian bowler received VIP treatment at Lord’s, but the drive to grow cricket in Romania and Europe needs attentionPresumably, these days, there is some sort of support group for those who have become overnight internet sensations. Somewhere some…

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County cricket: Kent v Essex, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesStokes warns Australia to expect more Archer barragesGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 11.14am BST Grif is scratching his head: Jimmy was named in the Second XI squad, but from what I …

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Steve Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test with concussion

• Smith not fit to play after suffering concussion at Lord’s• Sports minister says booing of Smith is ‘distasteful’Steve Smith has been officially ruled out of Thursday’s third Ashes Test at Headingley following the delayed concussion inflicted by a Jo…

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Steve Smith’s fitness doubt and Jofra Archer’s impact provide mood swing | Vic Marks

Australia’s key problem heading into the third Test surrounds their best batsman while England have a new special weaponThe respite between Tests is brief but at least there is some scope for measured decisions. For Australia the key problem surrounds …

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Ben Stokes warns Australia to expect more hostility from Jofra Archer

• ‘It’s a big part of Jofra’s game … he’s a frightening talent’• Steve Smith doubtful for third Test after being hit by quickBen Stokes has warned there will be no let-up from Jofra Archer in the remainder of the Ashes series – much as with Australia’s…

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Jofra Archer’s duel with Steve Smith a blend of exhilaration and fear | Richard Williams

The physical threat posed by a fast bowler is a legitimate aspect of cricket and this was an elevated example of a hallowed genreWhile mulling over England’s tactics for what would go down in history as the Bodyline series, Douglas Jardine watched a ne…

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England unchanged for third Ashes Test while Australia wait on Steve Smith

• Hosts stick with 12-man squad from Lord’s Test for Headingley• Steve Smith will require medical clearance after concussionEngland have named an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia which starts at Headingley on Thursday, the Eng…

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County cricket talking points: it’s all to play for in the T20 Blast

Both groups of the T20 Blast are finely poised as teams turn their attention back to the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire continued their fine season with a crushing win over Northamptonshire to all but secure qual…

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County cricket: Essex at Kent, Somerset at Warwickshire and more – live!

All the latest from day 2 of the latest round of matchesBrutal Archer leaves cricket reeling from his Ashes blowsEmail Tanya your thoughts | or tweet @tjaldred 9.38am BST Good morning from gorgeous Hove – or gorgeous-ish Hove, it is now raining: a squa…

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Ashes 2019: captains on Steve Smith and drawn second Test – video

After it looked like England were closing on their first win of the series, a fine 59 from Australia’s substitute Marnus Labuschagne saw the sides draw the second Test. Labuschagne was brought in for Steve Smith who was ruled out of the final day with …

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Brutal Jofra Archer leaves cricket reeling from his Ashes blows

England fast bowler has hit 19 batsmen since his international bow and rammed the concussion debate into the spotlightIn the end, it took an act of God to stop Jofra Archer. A thick bank of black cloud blew over the Grand Stand at a quarter-past-seven,…