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Cricket-England’s Duckett suspended from playing after bar incident

Dec 10 (Reuters) - England Lions cricketer Ben Duckett has been suspended from playing in the remainder of the team's training camp in Australia and warned about his conduct after a bar incident last week, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday.

England stars go paintballing in Townsville ahead of Ashes

With England preparing to step into the cauldron of Aussie aggression that is the Gabba in 10 days' time, it's a good idea to get a feel of what might be to come.

England’s Root likely to be fit for opening ODI against Australia

Jan 10 (Reuters) - England test captain Joe Root is expected to be fit for Sunday's one-day series opener against Australia in Melbourne as he continues to recover from the illness that saw him treated in hospital during the fifth Ashes test.

Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes nudge England selectors

Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes both impressed with the bat for England Lions in front of England head coach Trevor Bayliss on the second day of the three-day match with a Queensland Select side in Brisbane.

New Zealand beats West Indies by an innings and 67 runs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand beat the West Indies by an innings and 67 runs Monday in the first cricket test to take a 1-0 lead in the two-test series: New Zealand, 1st Innings 520-9 decl.

Fresh head knock clouds Pucovski’s future

Victorian young gun Will Pucovski risks cutting short his highly promising career unless he learns how to better handle short bowling.

Root: What happened on ’13-14 Ashes tour, stays on that tour

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Joe Root isn't concerned about what happened the last time England toured Australia for the Ashes, or the bombardment of banter in the buildup to this series.

New Zealand beats West Indies by 204 runs in 2nd ODI

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Trent Boult took a career-best 7-34 after Henry Nicholls had smashed an unbeaten 83 as New Zealand thrashed the West Indies by 204 runs on Saturday to win the second one-day international and clinch their three-match series with a game still to play.

Liverpool stars face cricket vs football challenge ahead of Ashes

An early-morning kick-about has become a staple part of England's warm-up ahead of the day's play of a Test match.

Cricket star Gayle seeks to cash in on Australia court win

West Indies cricket superstar Chris Gayle is seeking to cash in on a court case win against an Australian media group, promising a tell-all interview -- but only if the price is right.


England unfazed by Australian banter ahead of Ashes olpener | Metro...

SYDNEY, Australia — England's cricket captain Joe Root has dismissed suggestions his team "feared" Australia's fast bowlers, saying his players were fully-prepared for a hostile Ashes series.