England’s Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Mark Craig during the fifth day of the first Test match between at Lord’s . Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Stokes was in the thick of the action again as England completed a once highly improbable victory in the first c Test by bowling New Zealand out i(...)

England bowler Stuart Broad  celebrates as wicketkeeper Jos Buttler catches New Zealand batsman  Ross Taylor down the legside during day three of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England are battling to stay in contention at Lord’s, and avoid a false start to their Ashes summer, after conceding a 134-run first-innings advantage(...)

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson in action against England during day two of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first Test(...)

England players run out on to the field for the second morning  of the first Test against the West Indies. Photo: Jason O’Brien/Reuters

England lost their last five wickets for 58 runs on the second morning of the first Test as the West Indies bowled out the tourists for 399 in Antigua(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan was dismissed by Mitchell Marsh for yet another duck as Australia cruised to victory in their World Cup opener. (Photogaph: REUTERS/Hamish Blair)

England suffered a crushing 111-run defeat to Australia to begin their World Cup campaign in Melbourne.England were made to pay for dropping centurion(...)

Steve Finn is congratulated by his team mates after taking a wicket during England’s comprehensive nine-wicket victory over India at The Gabba.(Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England took a giant stride towards the Tri-Series final with this bonus-point victory against one of the World Cup favourites at the Gabba. However, (...)

England captain Eoin Morgan rescued his side’s innings with a century but Australia still cruised to a three wicket victory at the SCG. (Photograph: REUTERS/Steve Christo)

Eoin Morgan’s determined century spared England embarrassment but could not prevent defeat as David Warner eased Australia to a three-wicket victory i(...)

 Graeme Swann (left)  has labelled former England team-mate Kevin Pietersen’s (right) autobiography as “codswallop”, while former national selector Geoff Miller has dismissed the controversial batsman’s claims of a ‘bullying’ culture. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Former England teammate Graeme Swann has said Kevin Pietersen’s new autobiography is the “the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne”.Speaking at a(...)

 England’s Alastair Cook remaisn as captain.   Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Alastair Cook will remain as England captain with Jos Buttler in line for his Test debut after being picked in a 13-man squad for the third match of (...)

 James Anderson  celebrates dismissing Murali Vijay of India during day four of 2nd Investec Test match between England and India at Lord’s . Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

James Anderson is set to learn tomorrow the date for the full hearing into the allegation that he “abused and pushed” India all-rounder Ravindra Jade(...)