Ben Stokes swings Test England’s way

By iain fletcher

England's Gareth Batty celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal during the second day of the first Test. Picture: AM Ahad

Gareth Batty settles his nerves on England Test return

Overnight: England 258-7 (MM Ali 68, JM Bairstow 52; Mehedi Hasan 5-64).

England's Moeen Ali celebrates after scoring his half-century. Picture: AFP

Moeen Ali leads England fightback after early wickets fall

Moeen Ali survived three on-field lbw verdicts against him and two Bangladesh reviews to lead England’s resistance on a challenging opening day to the first Test in Chittagong.

England cricket captain Alastair Cook takes part in a practice session at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong. Picture: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Alastair Cook has no regrets over returning to lead England

Alastair Alastair Cook felt a responsibility to lead England in Bangladesh even though the decision meant leaving his newborn daughter and 
family behind.

Majid Haq has reached settlement with Cricket Scotland. Picture: SNS

Majid Haq sets sights on Scotland return

Defiant Majid Haq last night set his sights on rekindling his international career after reaching a settlement in his long-running dispute with Cricket Scotland.

Umpires Aleem Dar and Sharfuddoula usher Jos Buttler away from the Bangladesh fielders after his dismissal. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty

England’s Jos Buttler urged to keep cool in one-day decider

England head coach Trevor Bayliss hopes Jos Buttler will keep his emotions in check in the heat of the moment in future after being given an official reprimand for his angry exchange with several Bangladesh fielders on Sunday.

Jake Ball celebrates 'incredible' figures of five for 51 during England's 21-run win against Bangladesh. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Five-star debutant Jake Ball inspires England in Bangladesh

Jake Ball described his one-day international debut as “incredible” after inspiring
England to a 21-run win over Bangladesh in the series 
opener in Dhaka yesterday.

George Watson's College girls' cricket 1st XI - winners of the Scottish Cup.

George Watson’s girls cricket team retain Women’s Scottish Cup

George Watson’s girls’ 1st XI ended the season in style by staging a successful defence of the Women’s Scottish Cup.

Scotland's Calum MacLeod acknowledges the crowd after his century against Hong Kong. Picture by Donald MacLeod/Cricket Scotland

Calum MacLeod’s century drives Scots to win over Hong Kong

A record-breaking century from Calum MacLeod helped Scotland end their season on a high by lifting the Braidwood Cup with victory over Hong Kong.

Scotland's Kyle Cotzer signals his 50 knock. Picture: Donald MacLeod/ICC

Scotland v Hong Kong abandoned with two overs left

Scotland’s opening ODI clash with Hong Kong in Edinburgh ended in anti-climax when the match was abandoned because of darkness just two overs from the end – with the visitors 18 short of the target.

Omar Henry played 62 times for Scotland. Picture: Donald Macleod

National call-up for son of Scotland great Omar Henry

South Africa and Scotland great Omar Henry’s son has become Scottish cricket’s latest recruit.

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Pakistan's Sharjeel Khan celebrates his half century against England. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Pakistan openers star in nine-wicket thrashing of England

Openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif both bludgeoned half centuries as Pakistan defeated England by nine wickets in their one-off Twenty20 international at Old Trafford last night.

Gordon Drummond leads the celebrations after taking a second slip catch in his final match for Carlton in Saturdays Grand Final. Picture:  Donald MacLeod

CS Grand Final: Drummond exits in style as Carlton thump Dale

Majid Haq may have his detractors and critics – more off the field than on it – but, there is no denying the quality and fabric of the man, either side of the boundary rope.

Arun Pillai shared a partnership of 61 with Fraser Watts to set Carlton on their way. Later he took four quick wickets to mop up the tail.  Photograph: Greg Macvean

Carlton cruise to cup victory over Clydesdale

Carlton last night continued the recent dominance of east over west by cruising to a 114-run victory over Clydesdale in the Cricket Scotland Grand Final at Grange Loan.

England's Ben Stokes bats during the fourth one day international at Headingley. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

England beat Pakistan to maintain winning white-ball run

Super-sub Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes kept England on track for an unbeaten white-ball summer with a four-wicket win over Pakistan at 

Batsman Graeme Beghin enjoyed spells at Edinburgh South, Glenrothes and Forfarshire. Picture: Contributed

Bound for New Zealand, Beghin bows out with unbeaten century

Graeme Beghin’s skills shone through when he marked his farewell to Scotland with a century, propelling Forfarshire to victory over Grange in the decider for third place in the league.

Majid Haq said it had been a team effort to win the title

Clydesdale take Western Premier title after surviving scare

Clydesdale survived a huge scare before clinching the Western Premier championship at the second time of asking with a tense win over Kelburne at Whitehaugh yesterday. The Titwood men thought they had completed a successful defence of their title seven days earlier when their match against Prestwick was abandoned.

Skipper Eoin Morgan leads from the front as he strokes his way to 68, and England to victory. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Early wickets give England edge on Pakistan

Another comprehensive victory for England as their excellence in 50-over cricket continued with little disruption. The final butcher’s bill may state a win by four wickets but in reality it should say a win by 10.45am as Pakistan were three wickets down in 19 balls.

Ian Bell has not played international cricket since November when he won his 118th cap against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates. Picture: Getty

Ian Bell return would be wrong call – Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain believes England’s selectors would be taking a backward step if they recalled Ian Bell for the winter Test tours to Bangladesh and India.

The victorious Clydesdale players celebrate in the dressing room after defeating Arbroath to lift the Scottish Cup at Hamilton Crescent. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Long wait over as Clydesdale see off Arbroath to seal cup glory

Clydesdale last night ended a 28-year wait for Scottish Cup glory when they denied Arbroath a second consecutive success in a low-scoring thriller at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow.

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