Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: England

Scots trains run slower on average than London based services

TRAIN

TRAINS connecting Scotland’s main cities are running at dramatically slower average speeds than those in the South East of England, new research has shown. Services from London travel on average between 65 to 93mph, but one Scottish route – between Edinburgh and Perth – trains managed to hit just 25mph ...

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Root leads England rally against Windies

England's Joe Root reaches his half century against West Indies during the second cricket Test match at Headingley cricket ground in  Leeds, England, Friday Aug. 25, 2017. (Nigel French/PA via AP)

LEEDS:  England captain threatened to make the West Indies pay for giving him another reprieve in the second Test at Headingley after opposing skipper Jason Holder starred with both bat and ball. England were 171 for three in their second innings at stumps on Sunday’s third day, a lead of ...

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Star-studded World XI squad to tour Pakistan confirmed

World XI squad

LAHORE: Three Australians included in team of international stars to play historic T20 in Pakistan A star-studded line-up featuring three Australians has been unveiled as the World XI side that will play an historic T20I series in Pakistan next month. George Bailey, Ben Cutting and Tim Paine are part of a ...

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Paul Collingwood admits to play T20I series in Lahore

Paul Collingwood

LONDON: Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has been approached to play in a T20 series in Pakistan next month as part of the campaign to bring top-level cricket back to the country. Collingwood admits he could be willing to take part in the landmark three-match series in Lahore providing security ...

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Gayle, Samuels return to Windies squad for England ODIs

Gayle, Samuels

BENGALURU: There was some rare good news for West Indies cricket when Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels were included in the one-day squad for next month’s series against England on Monday. Batsman Gayle, one of the biggest drawcards in world cricket, has not represented West Indies since the 2015 World ...

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Ian Bell steps down as Warwickshire captain

Ian Bell

LONDON: Former England batting great Ian Bell has taken the drastic step of resigning as Warwickshire captain in order to resolve his lack of runs. The 35-year-old – who played the last of his 118 Tests against Pakistan in 2015 – has failed to sparkle with the bat this term ...

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Broad tops Botham as England rout West Indies

Broad

BIRMINGHAM: Stuart Broad starred as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs to ensure the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston. West Indies, following-on, lost 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day’s play as England surged to a 1-0 lead ...

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Housing market in central England defies national average

UK HOUSES

LONDON: Swathes of central England are seeing a “mini-boom” in house price growth, which is rising at more than double the national average rate, according to an index. Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Norfolk were identified by property website Rightmove as the “hottest markets”, with asking prices in these counties surging annually ...

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Alastair Cook climbs to No. 6 in Test rankings

Alastair Cook

MANCHESTER: Alistair Cook has made a strong charge on the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance in the day/night Test against the Windies, which England won by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston on Saturday. Cook not only walked away with the Player ...

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Anderson triggers Windies collapse

ENDERSON

LONDON: It’s hard to see where the next spark of inspiration is going to come from for Windies in Test cricket, especially after seeing them shoot themselves in the foot repeatedly on the third afternoon of the pink-ball Test against England. In a game in which they’ve been chasing shadows ...

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