Anderson has now joined a select group of bowlers who have taken over 500 test wickets – Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Glenn McGrath and Courtney Walsh have all took a quintuple century of wickets in international test cricket.
Interview: Monty Panesar talks England career, bowling at Old Trafford and playing with ‘Superman’ Freddie Flintoff
Dan Haygarth speaks to former England cricketer Monty Panesar about his international career
Dan Haygarth delves into Lancashire cricket history to pick a team from the county’s players past and present that would be well suited to The Hundred
On Monday, Lancashire announced that big-hitting Australian Glenn Maxwell will return for this season’s T20 Blast.
“50 years from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county (cricket) grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist,” said former British Prime Minister John major in 1993. Interestingly, this was his vision of Britain in Europe. However, does his view of English county grounds reflecting the British character still resonate nearly 30 years on?
New Zealand v England cricket: Second test, day four recap as Root’s 226 gives England faint sniff of victory
England captain Joe Root led from the front to score a magnificent double century to give his team a chance to win the match and level the series tomorrow on day five in Hamilton.
New Zealand v England cricket: Second test, day three recap as Root and Burns centuries boost England’s victory chances
Today’s play is one of the few in this series where England can say they held the advantage, though much more will be required to win this test match and square the series in Hamilton as the tourists reached 269-5, still 106 runs behind New Zealand.
New Zealand opener Tom Latham racked up his fifth test century in only ten innings on a truncated first day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton overnight.
England have successfully kept themselves ahead of the game in a tight contest on day two in Mount Maunganui with New Zealand 144/4 (Williamson 51, Nicholls 26*) and trailing England 353 (Stokes 91, Denly 74, Southee 4/88) by 209 runs at stumps on day two.
The first day of New Zealand’s test summer was an attritional one for both sides but England will be the happier of the two going into day two at Mount Maunganui.
The sun has set on an extraordinary summer for English cricket. However, with the recently-proposed Hundred competition – the ECB’s answer to glitzy T20 tournaments like the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash – the move away from county cricket has the potential to alienate masses of loyal cricket fans.