England’s James Anderson bowls Kraigg Brathwaite of the West Indies to claim his 500th Test wicket during the third Test at Lord’s. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

James Anderson’s 500th Test wicket provided the long-anticipated landmark moment Lord’s craved as England held the advantage in a tense, low-scoring m(...)

James Anderson of England catches Kemar Roach of the West Indies off the bowling of Ben Stokes  as Tom Westley looks on during the first day of the third Test at Lord’s. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Day 1: West Indies 123 lead England 46-4 by 77 runs The run-drenched sunshine of Leeds was replaced by the devilish gloom of Lord’s, the glowering sk(...)

England spinner Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of  South Africa’s Quinton de Kock during   day four of the fourth  Test at Old Trafford. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Recent South Africa tours have seen off England captains with a disturbing frequency but on a sunlit Old Trafford evening Joe Root, new to the job, co(...)

South Africa’s Temba Bavuma is bowled  by England’s James Anderson during day two of the fourth  Test at  Old Trafford. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

James Anderson displayed a neat sense of occasion and put England in charge against South Africa as his best Old Trafford Test bowling figures arrived(...)

England’s Moeen Ali is mobbed by his team-mates  after claiming  a sensational hat-trick against South Africa during the third Test at the Oval in London. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA

Spinner Moeen Ali finished off South Africa with a hat-trick as England completed a crushing 239-run victory in the third Test at the Oval on Monday t(...)

Day four of the third Investec Test match between England and South Africa at The Oval, London, England. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

This England side has kept us guessing this summer. But for four days at The Oval they have been Jekylls rather than Hydes, delivering an honourable, (...)

England bowler Toby Roland-Jones  celebrates after dismissing Temba Bavuma of South Africa to complete a five-wicket haul on debut during day three of the third Test  at The  Oval. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

England remained in control of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval as Toby Roland-Jones completed his five-wicket haul on debut and Keaton(...)

 Toby Roland-Jones: has been given the nod in place of Mark Wood for the third Test against South Africa. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

It must have been a long week for the England cricketers – the men, that is. While the women have been justly feted for their exploits, not least for (...)

Toby Roland-Jones of Middlesex is mobbed by his team mates after taking the final wicket of Ryan Sidebottom of Yorkshire to win the match and the County Championship at Lords. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Middlesex claimed their first County Championship since 1993 after defeating Yorkshire by 61 runs at Lord’s in a roller-coaster match that concluded w(...)