England Test match and BMW PGA Championship suspended on Friday after death of Queen

Sporting events on Friday have been suspended following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday afternoon that the monarch had died at the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years. Getty There will be no play at The Oval on Friday Tributes flooded in from the sporting community with the […]

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Officials to investigate allegations of racist abuse at England vs India Test

An investigation is to be launched into allegations of racist abuse in the crowd during England’s fifth Test against India at Edgbaston. Officials have vowed to look into social media claims, which have been highlighted by former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq, of discriminatory language by spectators on day four of the Test on Monday. Getty […]

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Root gives new captain Stokes first Test win with mega New Zealand century

England have beaten New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s as a stunning performance from Joe Root saw him pass 10,000 runs. Former captain Root racked up a century to end the day 115 not out, becoming only the second English batter to reach five figures in Test runs. Getty Root was revitalised without […]

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Anderson feared England Test career was over but new coach recalls him and Broad

James Anderson admitted was was not sure he would ever play Test cricket for England again after being dropped from the squad for the West Indies tour this winter. It has been a rocky time for the England cricket team with a thrashing to Australia in the Ashes followed by the swift removal of Chris […]

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West Indies v England commentary: Tourists struggle to 204 all out on Day One

England will be looking to claim a series win in the West Indies for the first time since 2004 when the two sides face off in their third and final Test this week. England have played out two draws against the Windies so far this month setting up a final Test decider in Grenada. England […]

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World Cup winner Jason Roy hit with suspended two-match ban with England

England batsman Jason Roy has been handed a suspended two-match ban following a hearing with the Cricket Discipline Commission. Roy admitted a charge of “conducting himself in a manner which may be prejudicial to the interests of cricket or which may bring the game of cricket, the ECB and himself into disrepute”, according to the […]

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Darren Gough hails England new boy Matt Fisher and makes captain claim

Darren Gough has sung the praises of England debutant Matt Fisher – and believes he could be a future captain of Yorkshire. Gough, who knows Fisher well through his role as interim managing director of cricket at the county club, was speaking as part of talkSPORT 2’s commentary team during the second Test against the […]

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West Indies v England commentary: Ball-by-ball coverage of the second Test

England take on the West Indies in the second Test of their Caribbean Tour today and the action will be live on talkSPORT 2 again. Joe Root’s men had to settle for a draw in the first Test against Windies despite a bold declaration and encouraging performance in Antigua. The West Indies and England are […]

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Bairstow rescues England – but Root’s men warned after another top-order collapse

Jonny Bairstow came to England’s rescue after the ECB’s new-era of Test cricket was ushered in with a familiar top-order collapse against the West Indies on day one of the first Test. Joe Root’s men were reduced to 48-4 before Bairstow dragged them to a respectable 268-6 at Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Getty England […]

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West Indies vs England: Exclusive ball-by-ball commentary of first Test

England are in the Caribbean as they look to get their first Test series win since last year against the West Indies, exclusively live on talkSPORT 2. The tourists need to respond after a desperately poor tour of Australia that saw Joe Root’s men fail to win a single Test as the Aussies emphatically retained the […]

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