Cook wants Ashes to grip nation

England captain Alastair Cook challenges his players to reignite the fervour of 2005 when the Ashes start in Cardiff on Wednesday.

Bavalan Pathmanathan Cricketer hit by ball while batting dies

A cricketer dies after being struck on the chest by a ball while batting during a local league match in Surrey.

Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell Hants reel from Mitchell double ton

Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell hits the second double century of his career as they lead Hampshire by 392.

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