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Liam Plunkett is in fast lane for Test recall

Liam Plunkett is determined to live in the moment as he tries to make the most of his England opportunities.

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Tom Dryden of Heriot's is bowled but the Edinburgh club beat Falkland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ferguslie robbed by the weather but Heriot’s beat the rain

Western Premier leaders Ferguslie suffered utter frustration on a day when rain had its first significant effect of the season, wiping out several games and interrupting those which did go ahead.

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England's Alex Hales got after the Sri Lanka spinners during the 2nd ODI at Edgbaston. Picture: Dave Thompson/Getty

Alex Hales and Jason Roy make hay as England race home

Alex Hales and Jason Roy both bagged unbeaten centuries in an all-time record England stand as the hosts raced to a ten-wicket victory over 
Sri Lanka at Edgbaston.

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Jos Buttler takes part in a wicket-keeping drill during an England nets session at Edgbaston. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty

Jos Buttler: Tie won’t bind England in one-day internationals

Jos Buttler admits England “got out of jail” in the tied opening match at Trent Bridge – but they will continue their adventurous approach for the remainder of the Royal London Series against Sri Lanka.

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England's Liam Plunkett hits a six off the final ball to tie the first One Day International at Trent Bridge. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Liam Plunkett plunders six off final ball to grab tie

Liam Plunkett hit the final ball of a thrilling match for six to snatch a tie for England against Sri Lanka, on the back of Chris Woakes and Jos 
Buttler’s defiant heroics at Trent Bridge.

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West and Conner set up Fettes cup victory

Fettes College won the Scottish Schools T20 Cricket Cup for the second time in three years, beating Stewart’s Melville College in an excellent final at Goldenacre

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Jonny Bairstow’s run-making poses dilemma

England captain Eoin Morgan already has a more awkward task on his hands than his Test counterpart Alastair Cook as he tries to work out the best line-up to face Sri Lanka.

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Aberdeenshire batsman Kenneth Reid is bowled during his teams six-wicket defeat at Carlton. Picture: Greg Macvean

Stoneywood’s frustration reaches new heights with narrow defeat

Stoneywood-Dyce skipper Shaun Coetzer has endured a string of frustrating weekends since the start of the club’s transitional season – but none more so that their latest defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Falkland.

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Forfarshires Graeme Beghin needs 38 runs to reach 500. Picture: Joey Kelly

Brayden Stepien upbeat despite winless start for Stoneywood

Stoneywood Dyce go into today’s away clash with Falkland still looking for their first CSL Eastern Premiership win of the season, but their young batsman Brayden Stepien is confident they can hit form soon.

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Alex Hales shows his frustration after being dismissed lbw just six runs short of his first Test 100. Picture: Getty Images

Hales misses maiden Test century as England eye whitewash

Alex Hales narrowly missed his maiden Test century at Lord’s, as England’s cricketers pressed for a 3-0 Investec series whitewash of Sri Lanka.

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Watsonians' Andy McKay took nine wickets for nine runs off 6.2 overs against Heriot's.

Kiwi McKay takes nine for nine as he polishes off Heriot’s

He may have earned a precious Test cap for New Zealand and claimed the equally prized scalp of Sachin Tendulkar, but Andy McKay can seldom if ever have enjoyed a day’s cricket as much as he did yesterday, writes David Kelso.

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Englands Jonny Bairstow bats during his unbeaten 107 against Sri Lanka at Lords yesterday. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty

Jonny Bairstow lays Lord’s ghost to rest with unbeaten ton

Jonny Bairstow said he was in “a good place” after atoning for one of the low points of his Test career with a century against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.

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England cricket captain Alastair Cook during his press conference at Lord's. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

England captain Alastair Cook takes tough line on fixing

England captain Alastair Cook believes anyone found guilty of match-fixing should be permanently thrown out of cricket – although he would have no issue with facing Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the forthcoming Test series.

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Carlton celebrate on their way to victory on Saturday as Watsonians Andrew Learmonth is trapped leg before wicket. Picture: Greg Macvean

Cricket: Forfarshire storm to league summit as Watsonians falter

Umair Mohammed helped Forfarshire to snuff out the challenge of Aberdeenshire to leap to the head of the Eastern Premier title race, then paid tribute to the impact and influence of player-coach Graeme Beghin.

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Kenneth MacLeod. Picture: Facebook

Cricket captain collapses and dies during match at Balmoral

A cricket captain collapsed and died during a match a short distance away from the Queen’s summer residence in Scotland.

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Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lanka show resistance to delay series win for England

England had to put their push for a series-sealing victory on hold as Sri Lanka’s belated resistance kept them waiting in the second Investec Test at Chester-le-Street.

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Moeen Ali celebrates his century at Chester-le-Street. He went to make an unbeaten 155. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

England mine a rich seam as Sri Lanka struggle

England should win this series sometime in the next couple of days. They have deserved it with cricket that has been occasionally sparkling and always far too good for this transitional Sri Lankan outfit, who finished yesterday 407 runs adrift.

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Alex Hales is caught at slip by Angelo Matthews as wickekeeper Dinesh Chandimal looks on. Picture: Getty

England rue missed chances against Sri Lanka

England missed out on three major individual milestones but still managed to put their collective stamp on day one of the second Investec Test.

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Ben Stokes suffered a knee injury in the 1st Test at Headingley, which England won convincingly. Picture: Getty

England fear long Ben Stokes injury lay-off

Ben Stokes’ knee injury may rule him out of the remainder of the Investec Test series against Sri Lanka, and possibly the Royal London one-day internationals, too.

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Falklands Ben Strachan dismisses Andy Hislop for a hat-trick, but the match was later rained off. Picture: Toby Williams

Cricket round-up: Goudie helps Grange to fine victory

While opener Ryan Flannigan was at Hampden Park celebrating the Scottish Cup triumph of his beloved Hibs, Gordon Goudie made the most of his promotion in the Grange batting order to 
propel them towards a comprehensive victory over 
Aberdeenshire.

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