New Zealand’s Matt Henry celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Joe Root on 98 during day one of the first Test at Lord’s.  Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA  .

Cricket days like this are heaven-sent. Sunlit Lord’s, chattering crowd, shirtsleeve order in the pavilion, flags hanging lifeless on the poles, and i(...)

Andrew Strauss has confirmed Kevin Pietersen won’t be part of England’s plans this summer. Photograph: Getty

England director of cricket Andrew Strauss has confirmed Kevin Pietersen is “not part of our plans” for the Ashes summer.Strauss cited a “massive trus(...)

Peter Moores has been sacked as England cricket coach. Photograph: Getty

Peter Moores has been sacked as England coach in a reordering of command at the England and Wales Cricket Board which has also seen Andrew Strauss con(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield: “Everything we are doing is about winning.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

The sub-plots surrounding today’s Royal London One-Day International between Ireland and England at Malahide bubbled away furiously yesterday, just(...)

England’s Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell look dejected during the post match presentations following their series draw with the West Indies. Photo: Jason O’Brien/Reuters

Alastair Cook believes he is “untouchable” as England captain, according to Geoffrey Boycott who has launched an astonishing attack on the left-hander(...)

 Former British Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind besieged by the media yesterday. The Conservative MP resigned his role as chairman of the ISC and is to resign from Parliament as a result of a cash for access lobbying scandal.

Downing Street will hope that the resignation yesterday of former British foreign secretary, Malcolm Rifkind has drawn a partial line under the lates(...)

  Alec Stewart says he reported to the England and Wales Cricket Board that he had been told Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann all had access to a parody Kevin Pietersen Twitter account. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Tim Bresnan has categorically denied any involvement in posting messages to the parody Twitter account which so upset his England team-mate Kevin Pie(...)

Brad Haddin of Australia plays a pull shot as he helped to rescue the Australian innings on day one of the fifth Ashes test. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Back in the early 1960s, when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were in their pomp and hitting back-to back home runs for the New York Yankees, their este(...)

England’s Scott Borthwick bowls during the nets session.

It is either new year or another random day in the calendar. Was it last year when England were dismantled by Australia or merely a few days ago? It i(...)

England’s Matt Prior could lose the gloves to Jonny Bairstow for the fourth Test. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

There is no more stirring sight than the walk to the “G” on St Stephen’s Day morning. Three years ago, almost 90,000 people were packed and stacked in(...)