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  • England complete famous win

    Ben Stokes was in the thick of the action again as England completed a once highly improbable victory in the first Investec Test by bowling New Zealand out in under three sessions at Lord's.

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  • Cook hails 'team effort'

    England began their Ashes summer with an emphatic Lord's victory over New Zealand which Alastair Cook claims must rate "incredibly high" rank among his successes as captain.

    Monday May 25 2015, 22:16 BST
    England celebrate clinching victory at Lord's
  • Bayliss linked with England job

    England are understood to have made an offer to their preferred candidate - amid reports Trevor Bayliss has leapfrogged front-runner Jason Gillespie in the race to be appointed their new coach.

    Monday May 25 2015, 22:23 BST
    Trevor Bayliss: Tipped for England job
  • Cook and Stokes shine for England

    Alastair Cook's 27th century and the fastest ever at Lord's from Ben Stokes transformed the first Investec Test as England went from a position of peril to one of dominance.

    Sunday May 24 2015, 21:59 BST
    England's Ben Stokes celebrates with Alastair Cook
  • Stokes goes with the flow

    Lord's record-breaker Ben Stokes just trusted his instincts to hit the fastest Test century ever seen at the Home of Cricket.

    Sunday May 24 2015, 21:50 BST
    Ben Stokes: Delighted after his century
  • Williamson puts Kiwis on top

    England are battling to stay in contention at Lord's, and avoid a false start to their Ashes summer, after conceding a 134-run first-innings advantage to New Zealand.

    Saturday May 23 2015, 19:56 BST
    Kane Williamson celebrates his century for New Zealand
  • Wood: All not lost for England

    Reaction to day three of the first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's.

    Saturday May 23 2015, 22:17 BST
    Mark Wood celebrates the wicket of Corey Anderson
  • New Zealand claim Lord's lead

    England must overturn a surely sizeable first-innings deficit if they are somehow to prevail in the first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord's.

    Saturday May 23 2015, 13:49 BST
    Williamson takes the plaudits for reaching his ton
  • Gillespie holds England talks

    Jason Gillespie has held talks over England's head coach vacancy - but insists he is just one of a number of contenders.

    Friday May 22 2015, 18:44 BST
    Jason Gillespie: Has talked with Andrew Strauss
  • England rue missed chances

    England could only rue missed chances as New Zealand's batsmen took control on day two of the first Investec Test at Lord's.

    Friday May 22 2015, 20:33 BST
    Alastair Cook looks frustrated
  • Root and Stokes help England recover

    Ben Stokes and Joe Root each fell just short of centuries after their combined rescue act helped give England the advantage over New Zealand on day one of the first Test at Lord's.

    Friday May 22 2015, 16:31 BST
    Joe Root: Helped England battle back
  • Root pleased to battle back

    Joe Root hailed a "fantastic effort" from England after helping them stage a superb recovery on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand, with the Yorkshire batsman putting the fightback down to adopting a more aggressive mindset.

    Friday May 22 2015, 16:31 BST
    Ben Stokes (L) and Joe Root of England
  • Strauss will give coach space

    Andrew Strauss insists the new England head coach will not be a "whipping boy" for him or anyone else.

    Thursday May 21 2015, 16:04 BST
    Andrew Strauss: Searching for new England coach
  • ECB reportedly contact Gillespie

    Front-runner Jason Gillespie is one of a clutch of candidates thought to have been contacted by the England and Wales Cricket Board about the vacant position as coach of the national team.

    Wednesday May 20 2015, 17:03 BST
    Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie: Contacted by the ECB?
  • Cook: No ultimatum on Pietersen

    England captain Alastair Cook made no ultimatum about Kevin Pietersen's presence in his Test team this summer - and has described the feasibility of them working together again as an "irrelevance".

    Wednesday May 20 2015, 18:04 BST
    Cook insists he gave no ultimatum to the ECB
  • McCullum: IPL no excuse for NZ

    Brendon McCullum says there will be no excuses from New Zealand over a lack of preparation in the first Test against England on Thursday.

    Wednesday May 20 2015, 18:05 BST
    Brendon McCullum: Excited for start of first Test
  • KP: England not at full strength

    Kevin Pietersen has claimed for the first time he should be in England's Test team for this Ashes summer.

    Wednesday May 20 2015, 11:51 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Believes he should play for England in the Ashes
  • Wood confident of coping

    Mark Wood has yet to play at Lord's, but is confident his radar will work if he gets his chance in the first Investec Test against New Zealand.

    Wednesday May 20 2015, 12:06 BST
    Mark Wood: Could make Lord's debut for England
  • Farbrace: 'Hard to say no'

    England caretaker coach Paul Farbrace says it would be "hard to say no" if he was offered the job on a full-time basis.

    Tuesday May 19 2015, 21:49 BST
    Paul Farbrace: In contention for England job
  • Southee excited by Lord's return

    Tim Southee has already left his mark on England this year, and is out to make his third Lord's Test a personal and collective triumph.

    Tuesday May 19 2015, 17:00 BST
    Tim Southee: Set for Lord's return
  • Langer out of England race

    Justin Langer has ruled himself out of applying for the vacant head coach role with England after signing a new deal with Western Australia until the end of the 2017/18 season.

    Tuesday May 19 2015, 09:15 BST
    Justin Langer: Staying put in Western Australia
  • Root wants revenge on Kiwis

    England's player of the year Joe Root is out to exact some revenge on New Zealand at Lord's this week.

    Tuesday May 19 2015, 09:07 BST
    Joe Root: England's player of the year
  • Root credits Moores for turnaround

    England's player of the year Joe Root claims he has former coach Peter Moores to thank for the drastic improvement in his individual performance.

    Monday May 18 2015, 21:41 BST
    Joe Root: Has been in great form for England
  • Root collects England gong

    Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards are England's players of the year for 2014-15.

    Monday May 18 2015, 21:39 BST
    Joe Root: Named England's player of the season
  • Hadlee turns up heat on England

    Sir Richard Hadlee, one of New Zealand's greatest ever players, has backed the Black Caps to add to England's woes ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series.

    Monday May 18 2015, 18:58 BST
    New Zealand will be hoping to claim a Test series victory in England
  • Chris Rogers set to retire

    This summer's Ashes is set to be Chris Rogers' last Test series.

    Monday May 18 2015, 11:39 BST
    Chris Rogers: Set to play in his final Test series
  • Clarke: England weaker without KP

    Australia captain Michael Clarke believes England will be weaker without Kevin Pietersen this summer - but expects his side to have a tough job on their hands if they are to retain the Ashes.

    Sunday May 17 2015, 12:50 BST
    Michael Clarke: Expects a tough battle against England
  • Haddin to retire from ODIs

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket - less than two months after he helped his country win their fifth World Cup title.

    Sunday May 17 2015, 12:27 BST
    Brad Haddin: Has retired from ODI cricket
  • Guptill puts Black Caps on top

    Martin Guptill's swift half-century had New Zealand back on top in their second and final tour match against Worcestershire at New Road.

    Saturday May 16 2015, 22:47 BST
    Martin Guptill: Quickfire 50
  • KP told he had 'clean slate'

    Kevin Pietersen returned to County Championship cricket to win back his England place after being offered a "clean slate" by England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves, the batsman said on Saturday.

    Saturday May 16 2015, 12:50 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Claims he was offered a clean slate by the ECB
  • Rutherford in the runs for NZ

    Hamish Rutherford's patient half-century helped New Zealand to 261 for nine declared in their second and final tour match.

    Friday May 15 2015, 20:07 BST
    New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford during day two at New Road.
  • Cork hits out at Kevin Pietersen

    Former Hampshire captain Dominic Cork claims Kevin Pietersen deserves no sympathy because he is a "bad egg".

    Friday May 15 2015, 19:51 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Branded a bad egg by Dominic Cork
  • Graves: No promises made to KP

    Colin Graves has insisted he "didn't make any promises" to Kevin Pietersen about any possible return to Test cricket.

    Friday May 15 2015, 14:11 BST
    Colin Graves: No promises made to Kevin Pietersen
  • Root in line to lead England

    Joe Root is already earmarked as a "future England captain" in the Andrew Strauss era.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 15:51 BST
    Joe Root: Seen as a future England captain
  • England calls for Lyth and Wood

    England have named uncapped pair Adam Lyth and Mark Wood in their squad of 12 for next week's first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord's.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 15:23 BST
    Adam Lyth: Yorkshire opener set for Test debut
  • Tourists frustrated by washout

    New Zealand suffered a washout at Worcester on day one of their second and final tour match before next week's first Investec Test at Lord's.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 14:24 BST
    New Road: No play possible on Thursday
  • Bell: Still time for KP

    Ian Bell believes Kevin Pietersen should be given the chance to fight his way back into England's Test team.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 12:18 BST
    Ian Bell (r): Still a chance for Kevin Pietersen to play again for England
  • Moxon: No ECB call for Gillespie

    Jason Gillespie has yet to hear from the England and Wales Cricket Board whether the governing body wants to speak to him about the vacant position of national coach.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 21:32 BST
    Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie: Hasn't heard from the ECB
  • Strauss open to Australian coach

    Andrew Strauss' hectic first week as the England and Wales Cricket Board's new director will continue on Thursday with the announcement of the squad for the first Investec Test.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 16:32 BST
    Andrew Strauss: Looking to appoint England's next coach
  • Kevin Pietersen hits out at ECB

    Kevin Pietersen has launched a furious attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board following the decision to close the door on his international return.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 17:43 BST
    Kevin Pietersen
  • No return for Pietersen

    Kevin Pietersen is not part of England's plans for this summer, says new director of cricket Andrew Strauss.

    Tuesday May 12 2015, 15:09 BST
    Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss are former team-mates
  • Gillespie 'a candidate' - Strauss

    Andrew Strauss says Jason Gillespie is "one of the candidates" to take over as England coach - and has backed Alastair Cook to continue as Test captain.

    Tuesday May 12 2015, 17:05 BST
    Jason Gillespie: Linked with England coaching role
  • KP to learn England fate

    Andrew Strauss is expected to confirm this morning that he has blocked a Test return for England outcast Kevin Pietersen, just hours after the Surrey star smashed a career-best 326.

    Tuesday May 12 2015, 11:50 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Will find out from new man Strauss on Tuesday
  • KP: The reaction

    A look at how cricket has reacted to Kevin Pietersen's snub by England.

    Tuesday May 12 2015, 14:24 BST
    Michael Vaughan: 'Disappointed' by KP decision
  • Gillespie 'perfect for England'

    Jason Gillespie would be a "perfect fit" to be England head coach, according to Yorkshire fast bowler Jack Brooks.

    Tuesday May 12 2015, 09:20 BST
    Jason Gillespie: 'Perfect' for the England job, says Brooks
  • KP hits career-high score

    Kevin Pietersen blasted a perfectly-timed record first-class score of 326 not out to heap pressure on England's selectors to end his 15-month Test exile.

    Monday May 11 2015, 18:55 BST
    Kevin Pietersen was in imperious form for Surrey
  • New Zealand prevail in tour match

    New Zealand overcame defiant resistance from James Hildreth and the Somerset tail on Monday morning to win their opening tour match by 66 runs at Taunton.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 09:38 BST
    Mark Craig picked up three wickets in the morning and five overall
  • Botham: Take Root to success

    Colin Graves says Andrew Strauss will pick England's new head coach and Sir Ian Botham has told him to make sure it is Jason Gillespie, with Joe Root as his captain.

    Monday May 11 2015, 09:14 BST
    Joe Root is Sir Ian Botham's choice for captain
  • Vaughan blasts Moores sacking

    Michael Vaughan has described the England and Wales Cricket Board's treatment of Peter Moores as "disgraceful" after he was sacked as England coach on Saturday.

    Saturday May 9 2015, 21:19 BST
    Vaughan: Feels Peter Moores has been treated badly
  • Moores sacked as England coach

    Peter Moores has been sacked as England coach in a reordering of command at the England and Wales Cricket Board which has also seen Andrew Strauss confirmed as the new director of cricket.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 09:37 BST
    Peter Moores: Sacked as England coach
  • Strauss handed top ECB role

    Former captain Andrew Strauss has been appointed as the England and Wales Cricket Board's director of cricket.

    Saturday May 9 2015, 15:22 BST
    Andrew Straus: Appointed Director, England Cricket.
  • Finch expects early return

    Aaron Finch is expecting an early return to action following surgery on his hamstring.

    Saturday May 9 2015, 09:53 BST
    Aaron Finch: Hoping to return to action soon