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England facing tough test vs New Zealand

After a month and a half of torture against Australia in the test arena, England bounced back with vengeance in the ODI’s series to complete a 4-1 series win. England's performance was in stark contrast to what they had produced during their disastrous Ashes campaign.                   

Liam Livingstone news, plus Jan/Feb fixtures

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone has been named in the England Test squad, alongside Jimmy Anderson, for the first time ahead of the upcoming series against New Zealand in March. The 24 year-old, who's a graduate of the Lancs Academy, was recently named Captain having averaged over 50 in the County Championship. 

England lose The Ashes in Perth again

England have lost The Ashes once again in Perth after a crushing innings defeat by Australia in third Test. The Aussie players embraced on the field in a half-empty ground after an earlier rain delay halted their victory. It's just 863 days since England had reclaimed the Ashes themselves at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2015. 

The Ashes 2017 schedule

The 2017 Ashes series from down under in Australian has finally started and day one is done and dusted. Before the start I honestly had no idea which way the series will go, I'd also heard the weather hadn't been great in Brisbane either and with that in mine it could help both our bowlers and theirs. 

How long until The Ashes start?

If you're anything like me then you'll know exactly when it starts, I've had the date listed on my calendar for over six month now. If not, then you'll be pleased to know it starts exactly one month today on November 23rd, when both teams will enter the field of play at The Gabba in Brisbane.             

Kumar Sangakkara retirement

This week sees the final games of the 2016/17 County Championship in England & Wales and this is where Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will retire from the first-class cricket. The 39-year-old Surrey batsman finished with Test cricket in 2015 but has continued playing here for the past two seasons. Specifically he will

T20 Blast finals day 2017 is coming soon

That's right on Saturday 2nd September the Natwest T20 Finals Day will take place once again at Edgbaston in Birmingham, but who'll be there to win it? With some big names already out of the competition like Lancashire, Yorkshire from the north group, along with both finalists from last year too in Northamptonshire and Durham.      

Stoneman Must Seize England Chance

Mark Stoneman will become the 12th batsman to open alongside Alastair Cook since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. England have named the Surrey opener in their squad for the first Test of their series against the West Indies at Edgbaston, with the 30-year-old replacing his former Durham team-mate Keaton Jennings in the lineup.  

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