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There was a bevy of merry ex-ministers at Lord’s, demob-happy evictees from the Tory cabinet – Greg Clark, David Gauke, Gavin Barwell, and Theresa May(...)

England captain Joe Root and West Indies captain Jason Holder with the series trophy ahead of the Test series between the sides at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Joe Root called on his England players to think on their feet before Thursday’s maiden day-night Test against West Indies at Edgbaston, urging them to(...)

 England captain Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs during day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka at  Chester-le-Street. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England won the second Test in Durham on Monday and with it the three-match series, just as they had promised to do since bowling Sri Lanka out for 10(...)

Captain Alistair Cook led the England fightback against South Africa at Centurion. Photograph: AFP

Captain Alastair Cook led England’s fourth Test fightback with his first half-century of the series after South Africa ran up 475 on day two in Centur(...)

England’s Joe Root celebrates after scoring a century on day two of the third Test   at Wanderers Stadium  in Johannesburg.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Third test, day two: South Africa 313 lead England 238-5 by 75 runs There is a scene in the final series of Blackadder where the hapless Baldrick is (...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow looks down as he waits the results from the third empire with team member Moeen Ali during the second test against South Africa at Newlands. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/Getty Images

England 629-6 dec & 159-6; South Africa 627-7 dec The record books will show that this was a match that ended in a draw without the third innings(...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla drives off the front foot during his innings in the second Test against England in  Cape Town. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Day 3 close: England 629-6 dec leads South Africa 353-3 by 276 runs It was inevitable perhaps but there really was a feeling of after the Lord Mayor(...)

Ben Stokes hit a sensational 258 to put England in the driving seat of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town. Photograph: Getty

Sometimes it pays to just fasten the seat belt, sit back and enjoy the ride. And what a ride it has been. In to bat on a hat-trick, Ben Stokes produce(...)

 South African bowler Dane Piedt celebrates dismissing England captain Alastair Cook during day three of the first Test match  at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

1st Test, Day 3: England 303 & 172-3 lead South Africa 214 by 261 runs England are firmly in the driving seat after three days at Kingsmead, a p(...)

Stuart Broad and his England  team-mates  appeal unsuccessfully for the wicket of  South Africa captain Hashim Amla during day two of the first Test at  Kingsmead Stadium in  Durban. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

1st Test, Day 2: England 303, South Africa 137-4 If there has been no more productive bowling combination for England than Stuart Broad and Jimmy And(...)

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