Cricket Archive

  • Thursday 10 April 2014

    MATT Machan is determined to ensure that his winter exploits with Scotland help make 2014 the year he breaks through at first-class level, before then returning Down Under to shine at the World Cup.

  • Friday 4 April 2014

    Sri Lanka advanced to the World Twenty20 final yesterday, beating the holders West Indies by 27 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method after a torrential downpour brought an early end to proceedings in Dhaka.

  • Wednesday 2 April 2014

    ON a day when the likes of Aaron Finch and Dwayne Bravo - hulking, dynamic, short-form aggressors - set up big wins for Australia and West Indies, England Test captain Alastair Cook was once again forced to discuss the enforced retirement of his own world-class matchwinner, the infamous Kevin Pietersen.

  • Tuesday 1 April 2014

    England's cricketers have spent so much time recently plummeting downhill, skating on thin ice, and indulging in public sledging that perhaps they should have applied to compete at the Winter Olympics.

  • Monday 31 March 2014

    Ashley Giles has delivered the manifesto he hopes will see him named England's new head coach next month, insisting he is tough enough to oversee a daunting rebuilding process.

  • Sunday 30 March 2014

    Stand-in skipper AB de Villiers led by example as South Africa eliminated England to reach the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a three-run victory in a Group One match in Chittagong.

  • Thursday 27 March 2014

    England's batsmen are adequately prepared for the challenge of facing maverick Sri Lankan bowlers Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in today's vital World T20 match, all-rounder Ravi Bopara insisted yesterday.

  • Sunday 23 March 2014

    England were undone by the brilliance of New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and an unexpected thunderstorm in Chittagong as they lost their World Twenty20 opener by nine runs on Duckworth/Lewis.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    England's form going into their World Twenty20 opener against New Zealand may leave plenty to be desired, but newcomer Moeen Ali is relishing his first taste of international cricket.

  • Saturday 15 March 2014

    BEN STOKES, the England all-rounder, will miss the ICC World Twenty20 after punching a locker in frustration and breaking a hand.

  • Friday 14 March 2014

    Cricket Scotland have announced they are to advertise for a new head coach at a time when the post has become more attractive than ever before.

  • Tuesday 4 March 2014

    Andy Flower will help mould England's long-term succession policy for players of the future, in his new role as technical director of elite coaching.

  • Monday 10 February 2014

    Kevin Pietersen was axed from the England team due to the need for everyone to be able "to trust each other" and support captain Alastair Cook, the England and Wales Cricket Board has revealed.

  • Monday 10 February 2014

    ANDY TENNANT, the head of performance at Cricket Scotland, last night welcomed the International Cricket Council's decision to offer a Test-playing chance to the leading associate member nation.

  • Saturday 8 February 2014

    Ashley Giles' chances of becoming England's new director of cricket have risen sharply after the highly-rated Gary Kirsten removed himself from the reckoning because of family commitments.

  • Friday 7 February 2014

    ENGLAND have included the uncapped Moeen Ali and Stephen Parry in their World Twenty20 squad, with fellow newcomer Harry Gurney in the group for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies which precedes the tournament in Bangladesh.

  • Wednesday 5 February 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's international career is over after nine turbulent years, with England's management deciding unanimously that their relationship with the 33-year-old had run its course.

  • Monday 3 February 2014

    Ashley Giles, coach of the England limited-overs side, is "very interested" in the team director's position, having been tipped as the man most likely to replace Andy Flower, who announced he was leaving the post on Friday.

  • Monday 3 February 2014

    KYLE COETZER may have had mixed feelings as he watched his Scotland team-mates clinch their place in glamorous Group A at next year's World Cup.

  • Sunday 2 February 2014

    P RESTON Mommsen stroked his maiden ODI century as Scotland won the World Cup Qualifying Trophy in Lincoln, New Zealand, to claim their first silverware for nine years and march into glamorous Group A at next year's World Cup.

  • Saturday 1 February 2014

    AT least this latest humiliating defeat had something to overshadow it:

  • Friday 31 January 2014

    Andy Flower resigned as England's team director because he no longer felt able to revive the team's cricketing fortunes in all formats.

  • Friday 31 January 2014

    Craig Wright, the interim Scotland coach, believes his players have matured over the course of the World Cup qualifiers after they booked a place at the 2015 finals in Australia and New Zealand with a nervy three-wicket win over Kenya which sealed a place in the top two of the Super Six.

  • Thursday 30 January 2014

    Stuart Broad, ever the optimist, believes England can still take something away from their forget­table tour of Australia, despite a 13-run defeat in their Twenty20 series opener in Hobart.

  • Wednesday 29 January 2014

    Scotland produced another dominant display yesterday to defeat Papua New Guinea and move to within touching distance of World Cup quali­fication.

  • Tuesday 28 January 2014

    PRESTON Mommsen, the Scotland captain, last night hailed the bowling heroics of Safy Sharif after his side took another step closer to qualification for the World Cup.

  • Monday 27 January 2014

    SCOTLAND were preparing to resume their bid for World Cup qualification last night after rain halted their Super Sixes match with Namibia.

  • Monday 27 January 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook will miss the forthcoming one-day series in the West Indies as he prepares for talks with senior management over the "route forward" following a miserable winter tour of Australia.

  • Sunday 26 January 2014

    CALUM MacLeod has been tipped for a return to county cricket following his heroics at the World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand.

  • Friday 24 January 2014

    CALUM MacLeod yesterday batted himself into the record books as Scotland took another significant step towards World Cup qualification.