Alistair Cook and Jonathan Trott helped give England a solid platform to build on in their first innings of the second Test match against the West Indies in Grenada. Photograph: Reuters

Tentatively at first, but with increasing certainty and confidence, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott added 74 for the first England wicket in the 26 o(...)

England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Denesh Ramdin in the First Test  in Antigua to break the record for the most Test wickets as an England player previously held by Ian Botham. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters

It had been a long time coming and for a while, as West Indies batted defiantly through the second half of the final day in pursuit of a draw in the f(...)

Chris Jordan took a stunning one handed catch at slip to remove Darren Bravo late on in the fourth day of the first test in Antigua. Photograph: Reuters

There came a point either side of tea when it was easy to gain the impression that this Test match was primarily about getting Jimmy Anderson to a rec(...)

Alistair’s run without a century continued as he was bowled out cheaply again in England’s second innings against the West Indies at Antigua/ Photograph: Inpho

Until Jerome Taylor went on the rampage it seemed as if England had the upper hand in the first Test. On a pitch that appeared to be getting slower by(...)

Ian Bell’s 22nd Test Match century gave England control on the first day against the West Indies in Antigua. Photograph: Afp

Two teams, one of them, England, down on their uppers these past six months or so and under intense scrutiny and the other labelled mediocre by the EC(...)

Paul Downton has been sacked as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Photograph: Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images

Paul Downton has been sacked as the England managing director after 14 months in the job by the new England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive To(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan looks on during an Englnad Net Session at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Captain Eoin Morgan will head into the World Cup with heightened concern over his form after failing again to score in England’s final warm-up match a(...)

Kevin Pietersen has backed England ODI captain Eoin Morgan to lead his team to success in next month’s Cricket World Cup. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Kevin Pietersen has backed Eoin Morgan to lead England to success at the World Cup and believes the team’s performances in the Tri-Series have justifi(...)

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan has ruled out the return of Kevin Pietersen ahead of next month’s World Cup. (Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Eoin Morgan has attempted to end speculation surrounding the future of Kevin Pietersen by insisting the batsman, sacked by England last February, is n(...)

Eoin Morgan  points to a team mate during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Eoin Morgan made a cameo appearance for Sydney Thunder in his first outing since his appointment as England one-day captain, contributing an unbeaten (...)