England batsman Zak Crawley  plays a shot during the fifth day of the second Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB

Day 5 of 5: Pakistan 236 (M Rizwan 72, A Ali 60; S Broad 4-56) drew with England 110-4 dec (Z Crawley 53) It can be tricky playing in a dead situati(...)

“I don’t think it will be long before he’s back in the wickets big time. I think it would be very silly for us to write Jimmy off.”

Joe Root has warned anyone questioning Jimmy Anderson’s ability does so at their peril, with England to give their record wicket-taker an immediate c(...)

Chris Woakes celebrates after hitting the winning runs for England against Pakistan. Photograph: Lee Smith/Getty/AFP

England 277-7 (C Woakes 84*, J Buttler 75, Y Shah 4-99) and 219 (O Pope 62, J Buttler 38, Y Shah 4-66) beat Pakistan 326 (S Mansood 156, B Azam 69, S (...)

 England batsman Ollie Pope hits  a square drive during the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands  in Cape Town. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day 1 of 5: England 262-9 (O Pope 56no, B Stokes 47, J Denly 38, D Sibley 34; D Pretorius 2-26, V Philander 2-46, A Nortje 2-54, K Rabada 2-63) v Sout(...)

Practising at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:  Brian Arthur

The staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch is having “a transformative effect” on the seaside resort, according to local hotelier, Micha(...)

Argentina’s  Diego Maradona gets his hand to the ball ahead of England goalkeeper to score the ’Hand of God’ goal during the World Cup quarter-final at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City during the 1986 World Cup. Photograph: Bongarts

Brexit has divided communities, families and friends, so it should perhaps come as no surprise to find it has done the same to England’s 1986 World Cu(...)

Peter Kay: Lancashire comedian has the old country on his mother’s side

The concept of “county lines” has been making a comeback in Britain recently, but not in a way that would please nostalgists. Far from marking a renew(...)

Lahinch hotelier Michael Vaughan has offered to pay for a return visit by Jim Logan in London to see his home place.

A Co Clare hotelier has offered to fund the return from London of an 80-year-old Lahinch man who has wondered if there was anyone left in the seaside(...)

England’s Stuart Broad is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Australia’s batsman Usman Khawaja. Photograph: Getty Images

Stuart Broad had pitched up at the MCG this week in something of a funk. The big game Ashes hunter had left Perth more burned than the supporters who (...)

 Australia’s captain Steve Smith reacts during the fourth day of the second Ashes Test. Photograph: David Gray/Inpho

The twilight zone. Though 24 hours later than many expected, England got their moment under lights on the fourth evening in Adelaide and through Joe (...)

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