England seeking ways to keep Smith ‘quiet’ as Stokes makes return

England’s bowlers are making it no secret they are working on ways to keep Australian vice-captain Steve Smith “quiet” following his heroics in the 2019 men’s Ashes series. Key points: Chris Woakes says England cannot let Smith get comfortable when batting Ben Stokes returned for England in an intra-squad match, taking 2-31 from 10 overs The match … Read more

Storm Arwen: 30,000 people still without power in the UK

Around 30,000 people in the north of England and Scotland are still without electricity after Storm Arwen. Strong winds have brought snow, ice, and severe disruption to the United Kingdom’s infrastructure this week, while three people have been killed. Arwen — one of the most powerful storms in decades — initially knocked out power to … Read more

‘World-class’ Carey backed to handle Ashes pressure

Australian all-rounder Cameron Green says wicketkeeper Alex Carey will be able to handle the pressure of Test cricket should he be named as Tim Paine’s replacement. Key points: Carey is expected to be named in Australia’s XI for the first men’s Ashes Test Green says Carey has proven he can play at the international level … Read more

England’s Lionesses hit Latvia for 20 as Ellen White beats scoring record

England have chalked up their biggest-ever competitive victory with a 20-0 humiliation of Latvia. The victory in the Women’s World Cup qualifier also saw Ellen White break the Lionesses’s scoring record on a busy night for the scorekeeper in Doncaster. Women’s World Cup qualifiers (selected) Group A Sweden 3 Slovakia 0 Republic of Ireland 11 Georgia 0  … Read more

Brutal reality check for Australia’s T20 World Cup heroes

David Warner’s Indian Premier League fate has officially been sealed as only one Australian cricketers was retained by a franchise. David Warner’s fate has been sealed after Sunrisers Hyderabad opted to release the Australian batter ahead of the Indian Premier League mega-auction. Earlier this year, Warner was dropped from the Hyderabad starting XI following a … Read more

Carey firming as frontrunner to replace Paine in Ashes opener

Alex Carey is expected to be named as Australia’s wicketkeeper for the first men’s Ashes Test at the Gabba, with rival Josh Inglis returning home to Perth. Key points: Carey appears to be the frontrunner to replace Tim Paine as Australia’s wicketkeeper Inglis has returned to Perth following a period of quarantine in Queensland The … Read more

Groundsman Rights Field Shelter That Was Flipped by Storm Winds

Storm Arwen’s powerful winds managed to flip over a wooden shelter at a smallholding in Hereford. This video, taken by Neil Harold, shows the shelter being righted on Monday, November 29. “The back corner was already smashed up from the storm so [there was] minimal damage getting it turned back over,” Harold said, praising his … Read more