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Moeen is in smashing form with six-hitting masterclass

Moeen Ali just decided to “press the button” as he launched a record-breaking spree of six-hitting against West Indies.

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Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century against West Indies at the Emirates Old Trafford.

Bairstow’s first ODI century fires England to easy triumph

Jonny Bairstow bagged a maiden one-day international hundred as England eased to a seven-wicket win over West Indies to go 1-0 up in the Royal London Series.

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Ben Stokes is one more misdemeanour away from a possible International Cricket Council ban at the start of this winters Ashes. Picture: Dan Mullen/Getty

Eoin Morgan: England need to re-establish ODI credibility

Eoin Morgan admits England will start the Royal London Series against West Indies with “angst” hanging over their one-day international credentials after their Champions Trophy semi-final exit to Pakistan.

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Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate leads his men off the field after their vital win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ryan ten Doeschate says Essex title glory was like winning World Cup

Jubilant Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate said his side’s remarkable County Championship success felt like winning the World Cup.

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Majid Haq of Scotland celebrates bowling out Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan during ODI in 2013. Picture: Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland announce two T2OI matches with Pakistan in Edinburgh

Scotland have announced two more glamour fixtures to their 2018 international schedule.

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England captain Joe Root lifts the trophy after his sides 2-1 series win over West Indies.   Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

England win but winter doubts remain

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England's James Anderson holds the ball that took his 500th Test match wicket, West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite for 4 runs. Picture: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

James Anderson joins greats with 500th Test wicket

James Anderson admitted he had to struggle to keep his emotions in check after becoming the first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets.

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England's Ben Stokes acknowledges the Lord's crowd as he leaves the field after taking six wickets on the first day of the third Test. Picture: Getty Images

Ben Stokes takes six of the best but West Indies fight back

Ben Stokes returned with a vengeance to his best bowling form as his career-best six-wicket Test haul overshadowed even James Anderson against West Indies at Lord’s.

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Toby Roland-Jones appeals for a wicket during the 4th Test against South Africa at Old Trafford. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Lord’s decider is the defining Test of Joe Root’s tenure so far

Joe Root’s first summer as England captain features a defining final Test – a Lord’s decider against West Indies.

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Josh Davey, centre, celebrates with Richie Berrington after dismissing Englands Joe Root in the clash between the sides in Christchurch at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Scots to aim for biggest-ever scalp when England play ODI at Grange

Scotland’s cricketers will be bidding to claim their biggest international scalp yet when they entertain England next summer.

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Bowled out for 97, but Prestwick were still celebrating at the end.
Picture: Donald MacLeod.

Mitchell Rao’s spin propels Prestwick to CSL Grand Final glory

Mitchell Rao helped to spur Prestwick to CSL Grand Final glory – then outlined his quest to command a regular place in the Scotland set-up.

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Prestwicks Fraser McDonald, Tom Fleet (back to camera), Shazad Rafiq and Ross Paterson celebrate the wicket of Heriots Mark Watt.  Photograph: Donald MacLeod

Never-say-die Prestwick take Cricket Scotland’s Grand Fin

Prestwick last night completed a remarkable comeback to become the first team from the west to win Cricket Scotland’s Grand Final.

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Heriot's captain Keith Morton. Picture: Neil Hanna

Prestwick and Heriot’s do battle for national title

Prestwick coach Andy Tennant says his side want to be history makers for a second time in eight days when they line up against Heriot’s in the Cricket 
Scotland Grand Final at Meikleriggs, Paisley.

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Shakib Al Hasan is mobbed by team-mates after dismissing Australia's Glenn Maxwell. Picture: A.M. Ahad/AP

Dhaka delight as Bangladesh Tigers maul Australia

Shakib Al Hasan took his second five-wicket haul of the match to inspire Bangladesh to a famous 20-run win over Australia in a thrilling first Test in Mirpur, their first-ever win over the Aussies.

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England bowling coach Ottis Gibson is leaving his role to become the new head coach of South Africa. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Ottis Gibson quits England to take over as South Africa boss

Ottis Gibson has decided to step down as England bowling coach to take over as the head coach of South Africa.

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Twin centurion Shai Hope walks off in triumph after scoring the winning runs for West Indies against England at Headingley. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Shai Hope springs eternal for West Indies against England

Shai Hope rose to the occasion with a second century in a matter of days which underpinned a monumental victory for the West Indies after they chased down 322 against England in the second Test.

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Moeen Ali acknowledges the applause after reaching his half century. Picture: PA.

Moeen Ali’s quickfire 84 sends England on way to victory

Moeen Ali’s latest match-changing contribution helped England set a mountainous target as a pulsating second Test threatened to slip through the West Indies’ fingers on day four at Headingley.

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Hayes van der Berg off-drives early in his match-winning century for Heriot's on Saturday. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Heriot’s time charge to perfection with thrilling title win

The only time that Heriot’s hit the front of the Eastern Premiership race was on Saturday evening – but they got there when it mattered most.

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Heriots left hander Mark Watt on the way to his 65. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Heriot’s closing run of wins claims maiden Premier title

Heriot’s last night completed a remarkable Eastern Premier title triumph with victory over Aberdeenshire as long-time leaders Arbroath suffered last-day heartache at Carlton.

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England batsman Ben Stokes cuts a ball to the boundary watched by West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich at Headingley. Picture: Getty Images

Ben Stokes century helps England recover against West Indies

England centurion Ben Stokes welcomed the return of cut-and-thrust Test cricket as the West Indies proved they were back up for the battle on day one at Headingley.

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