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Past articles by Nick:

New Zealand vs England live: score and updates from day three of the second Test

NZ trail by 186 runs. England are bowling well but the Kiwi battlers have dug in impressively so far. > Ben Stokes enforced the follow-on after Stuart Broad mopped up the New Zealand tail to give England a 226-run first-innings lead in the decisive second Test at Wellington. Stokes decided to bowl again after dismissing the Black Caps for 209 at the Basin Reserve. Tim Southee launched a bold… → Read More

BBC's decision to cover England's tour of Pakistan remotely attracts strong criticism

Plus: Matthew Mott insists Ben Stokes and recalled Alex Hales do not have to be 'best friends' to help England win next month's World Cup → Read More

Sport to stop on day of mourning for the Queen

England’s third Test against South Africa will not be played on Friday, with golf and racing also cancelled ‘out of respect for Her Majesty’ → Read More

Revealed: Andrew Strauss fighting reluctant county chairmen over new-look championship format

Exclusive: Plan features six-team Premier Division, two feeder leagues and play-offs to resolve promotion, relegation and overall champion → Read More

Ben Stokes is reshaping cricket and ranks as England's most powerful captain in generations

He has stamped his mark on this team quicker than any captain in recent memory and already exudes authority → Read More

Meet the South African opener who prepared for England with club cricket

Sarel Erwee will take on Ben Stokes' side at Lord's this week after a summer spent playing for Weybridge in the Surrey Premier Division → Read More

Fans face travel chaos with rail strikes to hit marquee Lord's Test

Days two, three and four of the England vs South Africa Test at the Home of Cricket are set to be affected by rail and Tube issues → Read More

South Africa hammer England as Ben Stokes' ODI farewell ends in disappointment

Ben Stokes waved to all corners of the Riverside as he left ODI cricket on a day when the heat even sapped the life out of his adoring home crowd. → Read More

'A bombshell with a long fuse': How Ben Stokes shocked English cricket

It's not long ago that some feared Stokes may never play cricket again, but his exit may give Buttler chance to mould side as he wants → Read More

Ben Stokes to retire from one-day cricket to focus on England Test captaincy

Ben Stokes has announced his retirement from one-day cricket to focus on his role as England Test captain. → Read More

England ODI series ratings: Reece Topley stars against India but batting line-up fails to fire

India complete white-ball double over Jos Buttler's side, winning the ODI series 2-1 to add to T20 series triumph → Read More

Ben Stokes to skip the Hundred so he can focus on England Test captaincy

In bad news for the ECB's flagship tournament, Stokes has decided he needs a break instead of playing for Northern Superchargers → Read More

Kevin Pietersen exclusive: 'I would have loved to play for this England team'

But England batting great says progress under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes should not hide structural issues below Test team → Read More

Steve Smith shouts 'Bazball' in the nets as Australia mock new England

Former Australia captain Smith wonders if England's approach is 'sustainable' or whether it is a short-lived bounce → Read More

England plan pre-Ashes bonding trip to 'world's adrenaline playground'

Brendan McCullum will continue new approach with 2023 trip to Queenstown and replacing night watchmen with new 'nighthawk' role → Read More

England top order blown away by brilliant Bumrah to put India in control of Edgbaston Test

The new era looked very much like the old as Jasprit Bumrah swatted 35 off Stuart Broad to set a record for the most expensive over in Test history before resuming where he left off last year in exposing England’s top three. → Read More

Exclusive: Umpires chief suspended by ECB over Devon Malcolm 'racism slur'

Chris Kelly has been stood down amid an investigation into a jibe he was accused of making about being unable to see Malcolm until he smiles → Read More

ECB criticised for changing India Test start time for benefit of Asian broadcasters

ECB urged to consider fans after rearranged fifth Test moved half an hour earlier than usual at short notice → Read More

Eoin Morgan: 'I would feel like an imposter if I played another game for England'

Morgan announced his retirement on Tuesday after a sustained loss of form → Read More

Eoin Morgan ripped up the rule book and transformed English cricket forever

As England's white-ball captain announces his retirement, his rejuvenation of English cricket will never be forgotten → Read More