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The ECB has been thrown into further turmoil by the resignation of a second board member but has declined the request for an independent inquiry into the issue of compensation payments to Test-hosting counties. Three weeks after Andy Nash, the former Somerset chairmen, stepped down citing what he saw as failures in corporate governance at
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Gloucestershire have signed James Bracey until the end of the 2019 season. Bracey, 20 years old and Bristol-born, impressed at the end of the 2017 season. He made a maiden first-class century – 156 – against Glamorgan in the penultimate round of games and followed it with an unbeaten 82 in the final round against
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The North v South Challenge is unlikely to take place before the start of next season because of the all-consuming emphasis on England’s staging of the 2019 World Cup. The likelihood that the series will be suspended was confirmed by Andrew Strauss, the ECB’s director of England cricket, after the North has taken the series
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The Auckland rain has given England a lifeline they do not deserve. It is not impossible that they could escape with a draw, though New Zealand can dictate the pace of the game with a better forecast over the remaining two days. Even a draw in Auckland, however, would equal England’s longest winless run overseas
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England women 150 for 2 (Sciver 68*, Beaumont 58*) beat Australia women 149 for 8 (Haynes 65, Gunn 3-26) by eight wickets Natalie Sciver and Tammy Beaumont celebrate after powering England to victory Associated Press Resuming their T20I dominance from the 2-1 victory in the multi-format Ashes, England kicked off their tri-series campaign with a thumping
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England have been jolted by a shoulder injury to their frontline pace bowler Anya Shrubsole, who will sit out their tri-series opener against Australia on Friday. During England’s second warm-up match against India A on March 20, Shrubsole fell awkwardly on her right shoulder while taking a catch and sustained a minor sprain. On Thursday
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North 335 for 8 (D’Oliveira 79, Clarke 71, Critchley 64) beat South (Gubbins 109, Evans 64) by by 46 runs The North finally tasted victory against the South at the fifth attempt, winning another hugely entertaining contest by 46 runs, tying the three match series at one apiece, bagged a cheque for 10000 and in
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Toss: New Zealand chose to bowl v EnglandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Ben Stokes made his return to Tests, albeit primarily as a specialist batsman amid concerns regarding his workload and fitness for the longer format. He missed the Ashes, which England lost 4-0, due to an impending investigation after his alleged street brawl in
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Concussion Replacements will be available for the first time in all four professional domestic competitions in England this summer as the ECB has acceded to requests from the counties to put the safety of players ahead of initial fears that the system might be misused. The change of policy is one of several significant changes
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