Rory Burns

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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(...)

Stuart Thompson reacts after he has an LBW appeal turned down durnig the second day against England. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty

Lord’s, Day Two, Lunch: England 122-1 (MJ Leach 60*, J Roy 52*) and 85ao (T Murtagh 5-13) trial Ireland 207ao (A Balbirnie 55, S Curran 3-28) by 0 run(...)

Tim Murtagh glides in to bowl for Ireland at Lord’s. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Feverishly hot as it was at Lord’s, it was a surprise to find all those melting clocks draped over the Mound Stand, the liquescent pocket watches hang(...)

 England’s Jason Roy during the World Cup final against New Zealand. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Several of England’s World Cup heroes will be missing when Ireland play at Lord’s next week. While Jason Roy has been included in a Test squad for th(...)

Stuart Broad took three wickets as the West Indies took control of the second Test against England. Photograph: Randy Brooks/AFP/Getty

West Indies 272 - 6 (111.0 overs - KC Braithwaite 49, JD Campbell 47, SD Hope 44, SCJ Broad 3-42, lead England 187 all out (61.0 overs - (M M Ali 60, (...)

Jason Holder of West Indies celebrates taking the catch to dismiss Moeen Ali of England during day four of the first Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday. Photograph; Getty Images

Amid the Sunday morning showers stunned Englishmen and women – players, coaches, fans and pundits – contemplated the debris after England’s thrashing (...)

 Roston Chase of West Indies celebrates after taking the wicket of Moeen Ali of England during day four of the first Test at Kensington Oval  in Bridgetown, Barbados. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase took eight wickets as West Indies crushed England by 381 runs in the first in Barbados on Saturday. Chase seized (...)

England batsman Joe Root is caught and bowled by Sri Lanka bowler Malinda Pushpakumara during day three of the third Test match  at Sinhalese Sports Club  in Colombo. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day 3 close: England 336 & 230 lead Sri Lanka 240 & 53-4 by 274 runs In their sights is England’s first overseas whitewash in a three-match s(...)

England batsman Joe Root trapped lbw playing the reverse sweep as Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella reacts during day three of the second Test  at Pallekele Cricket Stadium  in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

A brave and brilliant century by Joe Root has given England the chance of a famous victory in a compelling Test match in Kandy on Friday. The Englan(...)

England’s Moeen Ali is bowled by India’s Ravindra Jadeja Action during the fifth Test at Kia Oval, London. Photograph: Reuters

This Test is a slow burner, which may well ignite come Tuesday night but in the meantime there have been enough subplots to keep us all diverted. The (...)

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