Cricket

Result: Cameron Bancroft the star as Durham down Lancashire

Cameron Bancroft‘s second unbeaten hundred in as many matches led Durham to a six-wicket win over Leicestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup. The Foxes rebuilt from 112 for seven to reach 233 for nine, with Tom Taylor (59) and Dieter Klein (46) putting on 81, but Bancroft’s 188 not out ensured a comfortable home win in the North Group. Lancashire came up just short of a remarkable chase despite record team and individual scores for the county as Nottinghamshire held on for an 11-run win. Joe Clarke’s 139 and quick runs from Tom Moores (74 off 39 balls) and Luke Fletcher (46no off 17) took Notts to 417 for seven. What a run chase. What an innings. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘@DaneVilas brings up his 150 from just 93 balls. Lancashire need 42 to win from 4.3 overs. LIVE STREAM ➑️ https://t.co/J...

Result: Cameron Bancroft makes statement with century for Durham

Cameron Bancroft blasted an unbeaten century on his List A debut for Durham to reward the club for their faith in him as they opened their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with a 72-run win over Northamptonshire. The 26-year-old Australia batsman, who was suspended for nine months after being caught up in last year’s ball-tampering scandal, hit an unbeaten 151 from 130 deliveries. Bancroft shared a record-breaking fourth-wicket stand with Michael Richardson, who also notched a century to set Northants a daunting target of 343 to chase. Game 1 – Win 1 Durham take it by 72 runs #ForTheNorth pic.twitter.com/hpps0V06qm β€” Durham Cricket 🏏 (@DurhamCricket) April 17, 2019 Jason Holder (86) and Alex Wakely (66) put forward impressive efforts with the bat for the visitors but Matt Salisbury ...

Jofra Archer ‘overwhelmed’ by maiden England call-up

Jofra Archer described his maiden England call-up as overwhelming after being given the chance to audition for a leading role at this summer’s home World Cup. The Barbados-born paceman was not named in Wednesday’s provisional 15-man squad for the tournament, with national selector Ed Smith and his panel preferring to stick with the tried and trusted names that have elevated England to top spot in the 50-over rankings. But both he and Chris Jordan – his compatriot, friend and Sussex team-mate – have been offered the opportunity to play their way into the reckoning ahead of the final deadline on May 23. Could we see @craig_arch do this in an England shirt!? πŸ”₯ Full squad: https://t.co/OH7b6bUkTB#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/yeXJM5NMxW β€” England Cricket (@englandcricket) April 17, 2019 Th...

Profiled: The players in England’s preliminary World Cup squad

Jason Roy (Age 28, Caps 73): Increasingly tipped for Test honours and an Ashes call later this summer, the Surrey man has unfinished business with the white ball first. Roy’s uninhibited hitting sets the tone for the team’s foot-to-the-floor approach and his 180 in Melbourne remains a national record. Jonny Bairstow (29, 59): England‘s leading ODI run-scorer in 2018, and one of only three in world cricket to pass the 1,000 mark alongside Indian duo Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. A voracious worker who thrives when he feels there is a point to prove. Joe Root (28, 126): The country’s highest-ranked batsman, and surprisingly the only one in the top 20 for 50-over cricket, Root is the glue that often holds the innings together and the batsman most able to move fluidly b...

Jofra Archer absent from preliminary England World Cup squad

Jofra Archer has been left out of England‘s preliminary World Cup squad but will be given the chance to play his way into the tournament after being called up to face Ireland and Pakistan next month. The Barbados-born seamer, who completed his three-year residency period on March 17, was not included in the 15 named by national selector Ed Smith at Lord’s on Wednesday, but that is far from the end of the story. While the 24-year-old has failed to dislodge any of England’s existing attack in this first cut, tournament rules allow alterations to be made up until May 23, with both he and Sussex team-mate Chris Jordan offered a chance to impress. BREAKING: @englandcricket announce their #CWC19 squad! pic.twitter.com/kInGrqpgUx β€” Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 17, ...

England name provisional squad for World Cup

England are preparing to unveil their provisional World Cup squad at Lord’s on Wednesday and will finally declare their hand on wildcard pick Jofra Archer. National selector Ed Smith will name an initial group of 15 for the tournament on home soil, alongside an expanded squad of 17 for the preceding series against Pakistan, with the newly-qualified Archer set for his maiden call-up. The Barbados-born paceman – an eye-catching 90mph bowler and a star of the Twenty20 franchise circuit – was already guaranteed an audition versus Pakistan but the temptation to draft him immediately for both squads has also built a head of steam. Haye re Jofra, hoye re Jofra, fan ho gaya! 🎢@craig_arch took his second 3-fer against MI yesterday! πŸ˜‰ pic.twitter.com/SBWm1E7oHo β€” Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) ...

Result: Yorkshire thrash Hampshire in County Championship

Yorkshire’s unbeaten start to the Specsavers County Championship season continued as they romped to an innings-and-44-run victory over Hampshire. With five wickets required on the final day, Ben Coad took three before Duanne Olivier and captain Steven Patterson struck in the afternoon. Hampshire put up a fight with a 131-run ninth-wicket partnership between Liam Dawson and Keith Barker, who hit 92 and 64 respectively, but it was not enough at the Ageas Bowl. Victory by an innings and 44 runs βœ…πŸŽ₯ 20 wickets taken βœ…@BenCoad10 – 5⃣@Duanne992 – 4⃣Steve Patterson – 6⃣@mat_waite – 3⃣@JackLeaning1 – 2⃣#OneRose pic.twitter.com/anxlv9JdpA β€” Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) April 14, 2019 Surrey batted convincingly to secure a draw against Essex at the Kia Oval as they started their Division One t...

Joe Root falls just short of second successive century for Yorkshire

England captain Joe Root fell agonisingly short of scoring a second successive Specsavers County Championship century – but his brother Billy reached three figures as the second round of matches began. Joe Root followed up his unbeaten ton in the drawn game against Division One opponents Nottinghamshire earlier this week by hitting 94 as Yorkshire closed on 310 for three against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. Billy, meanwhile, marked his championship debut for Glamorgan with an unbeaten 126 in their Division Two clash against Northamptonshire. CENTURY// Root pulls Buck to the square-leg fence to reach his πŸ’― and becomes the 13th man to hit a century on debut for Glamorgan#GoGlam #GLAvNOR pic.twitter.com/r8JTGPIU60 β€” Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) April 11, 2019 The England skipper compile...

Sam Curran in Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year

Sam Curran‘s meteoric rise has continued after the 20-year-old all-rounder was named among Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year, the youngest Englishman to do so in a century. Curran, who does not turn 21 until June, joined England team-mate Jos Buttler, his Surrey skipper Rory Burns, the prolific Tammy Beaumont and India captain Virat Kohli in being honoured in the prestigious almanack’s 156th edition. Players can only receive Wisden’s nod of approval, awarded primarily for feats achieved during the preceding English domestic season, once in their career. Of all England-qualified players only Jack Crawford, in 1907, was crowned at a younger age than Curran, while schoolboy cricketers were honoured in 1918 and 1919 due to the First World War. Twelve months ago Curra...

Chris Woakes feeling fit ahead of World Cup

Chris Woakes is optimistic his prospects of featuring in the World Cup and Ashes will not be jeopardised by a long-standing knee problem following a couple of injections to the area. The Warwickshire seamer feels his fitness has “turned a corner” ahead of a bumper summer on home soil in which England are targeting a first ever global 50-over crown as well as regaining the urn they lost in Australia. Woakes, a key pillar for England’s one-day side and certainly in the Test reckoning at the very least, had his winter disrupted by an injury that has consistently troubled him in recent times. Memories of his Champions Trophy campaign being curtailed by a side strain after England’s opening match two years ago are still fresh in the memory. Chris Woakes, centre, could be...

Result: Joe Root, Gary Ballance spare Yorkshire blushes

Joe Root and Gary Ballance shared an unbeaten third-wicket stand of 253 to earn Yorkshire a battling draw in their opening Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire led by 446 runs at the close of play on Sunday when they declared their second innings on 329 for five before Jake Ball dismissed openers Adam Lyth and Harry Brook to leave Yorkshire on 24 for two. But Root and Ballance batted throughout the rest of the day to defy the hosts at Trent Bridge with a brilliant match-saving partnership that lifted Yorkshire to 277 for two. HUNDRED! @root66 has his seventh @CountyChamp century for @YorkshireCCC, off 145 balls w2ith 16 fours. @YorkshireCCC on the verge of a draw at 229-2 #OneRlose β€” Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) April 8, 2019 England skipper Root r...

How England’s Ashes hopefuls fared in County Championship

The opening week of the Specsavers County Championship featured a smattering of England‘s current Test players and those who are hoping to force their way into the reckoning for an Ashes spot later this summer. Here, Press Association Sport looks at how those players fared. Root v Broad Joe Root and Stuart Broad squared off in County Championship action (Simon Cooper/PA) The headline act took place at Trent Bridge where England Test captain Joe Root and second highest all-time wicket-taker Stuart Broad squared off. Yorkshire needed Root to stand up after a big first-innings total from Notts had put the White Rose on the back foot. Root duly delivered, with a gritty 73 in the first innings to steady the ship and an unbeaten 130 in the second to lead his county to a draw. There were co...

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