American cricket gets ready for take-off

American cricket gets ready for take-off

Image copyright Ali Jee One of the world’s most popular sports is barely known in the US. But, driven by a new generation of immigrants, could cricket finally take off? It is a hot, sunny day in Hyattsville, Maryland. Young men play basketball in the park. Barbecue smoke hangs in the hazy, late-summer air. A […]

England team-mates attend Stokes wedding

England team-mates attend Stokes wedding

Image copyright PA Image caption The couple have been engaged since 2013 England cricketer Ben Stokes has married Clare Ratcliffe at a ceremony in East Brent, near Weston-super-Mare. International team-mates Joe Root, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook were among the guests at the church service. Stokes, 26, was arrested last month on suspicion of causing […]

Thakor denies sexual exposure charges

Thakor denies sexual exposure charges

Image caption Shiv Thakor started his professional career with Leicestershire before joining Derbyshire in 2014 Derbyshire cricketer Shiv Thakor has denied exposing himself to two women on a housing estate. The 23-year-old, of Richardson Way, Derby, was arrested in July after two alleged incidents near Mackworth, Derbyshire, in June. He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ […]

Cricket team relegated over 'unfair' win but remain as champions

Cricket team relegated over 'unfair' win but remain as champions

Image copyright Carew CC Image caption Carew Cricket Club posed for this picture after winning the Pembrokeshire League title A cricket club at the centre of a fair play row in a Welsh league has been relegated by a disciplinary committee. Carew declared after scoring just 18 runs for one wicket against title rivals Cresselly […]

North Italian city of Bolzano bans cricket in parks

North Italian city of Bolzano bans cricket in parks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vatican set up a cricket club in October 2013 The mayor of Bolzano in northern Italy has banned cricket in the city’s parks after a ball struck a two-year-old boy in the head. The boy, who was on the family’s balcony at the time, recovered from concussion. He was […]

England's Anderson takes 500th Test wicket

England's Anderson takes 500th Test wicket

Anderson takes 500th Test wicket James Anderson has become the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets. The Lancashire player, 35, reached the milestone when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite on day two of the final Test against West Indies at Lord’s. Anderson is only the sixth bowler – and third seamer – to reach […]

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