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Australia v England: Tourists will be ‘ruthless’ in ODI series – Jason Roy

Jason Roy beat Alex Hales’ score of 171 to make the highest score by an England player in one-day internationals First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard England will be “very ruthless” after taking a 1-0 lead over Australia in the one-day international series, says Jason Roy after Saturday’s record 180. Roy surpassed team-mate Alex Hales to make the highest score by an England player in ODIs…

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Cricket ‘legend’ David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd to get freedom of Accrington

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former test cricketer is a keen fan of Accrington Stanley FC The cricket commentator and former England international David Lloyd is to be given the freedom of his home town Accrington. The 70-year-old ex-Lancashire batsman, former England coach and umpire will receive the award in June. Councillors from Hyndburn Council, which takes in Accrington, have nominated Mr Lloyd, who is affectionately known as “Bumble”. Council leader Miles Parkinson said: “Bumble is a cricket legend.” The Labour councillor added: “David is a wonderful ambassador…

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Australia v England: Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory

Jason Roy hit a record-breaking 180 in a stunning partnership of 221 with Joe Root (right) First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard Jason Roy hit the highest one-day international score by an England player with a sublime 180 to help the tourists beat Australia by five wickets in the first ODI at the MCG. Roy surpassed Alex Hales’ previous mark of 171 before the opener was…

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William Porterfield and Andrew Balbirnie hit tons as Ireland beat UAE by 67 runs

William Porterfield’s 139 was his 10th one-day international century for Ireland One-day international, Dubai Ireland 301-5 (50 overs): Porterfield 139, Balbirnie 102, K O’Brien 24; Mustafa 2-65 United Arab Emirates 234 (48.4 overs): Shahzad 50, Usman 44; K O’Brien 4-41, McBrine 2-40, McCarthy 2-49 Ireland won by 67 runs Scorecard Captain William Porterfield and Andrew Balbirnie hit centuries as Ireland beat the United Arab Emirates by 67 runs in the one-day international in Dubai. Porterfield’s 139 and Balbirnie’s 102 helped Ireland post an imposing total of 301-5 in the second…

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Australia v England one-day series: Why tourists are favourites

England beat Australia when the sides last met in the 2017 Champions Trophy group stage Australia v England, first ODI Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Date: 14 January Time: 03:20 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website and app. Thrashed in the Ashes and now facing the world champions on their home turf, England’s prospects in the one-day series in Australia may appear bleak. But England’s 50-over side…

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Australia v England: Joe Root fit after recovering from illness

Root carried out 12th-man duties during England’s warm-up match on Thursday Autralia v England – first ODI Venue: Melbourne Date: 14 January (03.20 GMT) Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. England batsman Joe Root is fit to play in Sunday’s first one-day international against Australia in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness. The 27-year-old Test captain, who was taken to hospital with gastroenteritis on…

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Ireland to play Somerset in Test warm-up

George Dockrell was released by Somerset in 2015 after taking 126 first-class wickets Ireland will take on Somerset in a four-day encounter at Taunton as preparation for their first men’s Test match in May against Pakistan. The game against the county side on 6-9 April will see Irish left-arm spinner George Dockrell returning to the County Ground, where he spent five seasons. “Everyone is buzzing ahead of the historic first Test and this game will be a great help,” he said. Ireland will face Pakistan in their maiden Test at…

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Kevin Sharp: Worcestershire appoint new head coach

Kevin Sharp was Worcestershire’s second-team batting coach for four years Worcestershire have appointed Kevin Sharp as their new head coach. Sharp, 58, was second-team batting coach at New Road and replaces Steve Rhodes, who was sacked in December. It has been reported Rhodes delayed telling the county about the arrest of 22-year-old all-rounder Alex Hepburn, who was charged with two counts of rape last month. Former Worcestershire paceman Alan Richardson, 42, has also replaced Matt Mason as bowling coach. Mason will take over responsibility for the county’s second XI. “I…

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James Harris: Middlesex bowler extends contract

James Harris took 15 wickets at an average of 32.66 in his six outings in the County Championship last season Middlesex bowler James Harris has extended his contract with the Division Two club. The 28-year-old has taken 146 wickets in 48 first-class appearances since moving to Lord’s from Glamorgan ahead of the 2013 campaign. “I am delighted that James has committed his immediate future to Middlesex,” managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said. “He is a huge asset to the club and has many good years ahead of him.” Middlesex…

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Ed Joyce: Veteran’s unbeaten 116 helps Ireland recover to beat UAE in ODI

Ed Joyce hit 13 fours and a six in his 149-ball innings in Dubai One-day international, Dubai United Arab Emirates 222-9 (50 overs): Shahzad 75; Rankin 2-26, K O’Brien, 2-39, Chase 2-50, McCarthy 2-47 Ireland 226-6 (49.2 overs): Joyce 116*, Wilson 53, Porterfield 28; Naveed 2-45, Raza 2-49 Ireland won by four wickets Scorecard Ed Joyce’s unbeaten 116 helped Ireland recover from a perilous position to beat the United Arab Emirates by four wickets in the one-day game in Dubai. Chasing the hosts’ total of 222-9, Ireland were in trouble…

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