Alistair Cook made his first century since 2013 as the West Indies enjoyed the better of day one of the third test in Barbados. Photograph: Afp

For one England batsman the return journey is complete. For another there is utter desolation when renaissance was all he craved. It was shortly after(...)

Zimbabwe captain Duncan Fletcher was named  Man of the Match when his side stunned Australia, beating them by 13 runs in the 1983 World Cup. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Patrick Eagar Collection via Getty Images)

Ireland produced the first upset of this year’s World Cup with a four-wicket victory over Test-playing nation West Indies at the Saxton Oval in Nelson(...)

 England  bowler Graeme Swann holds a media conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to announce his retirement from all international and first-class cricket. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Graeme Swann has called time, with no regrets, on his “magnificent journey” as an England cricketer.Swann’s shock retirement, in the middle of an Ashe(...)