News - England Cricket

Starc and Hazlewood polish off Essex

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets between them as the Australians won by 169 runs on the fourth afternoon in Chelmsford

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Flat pitches will aid Australia - Botham

Ian Botham has warned that England will be "playing into Australia's hands" if flat pitches are prepared for the Investec Ashes

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Clarke shines as Birmingham stay top

A fine all-round performance from Rikki Clarke saw Birmingham through to an impressive victory over Leicestershire at Grace Road

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'Limited-overs won't play second fiddle' - Strauss

Andrew Strauss has insisted that England will never again view limited-overs cricket as inferior to Test cricket and suggested there will further separation between the teams in each format

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