New England Men's Coaches announced
ECB have today announced a number of new appointments in the England men’s pathway.
In one of three elite coaching appointments, Former England and Somerset batter Marcus Trescothick has been confirmed as Elite Batting Coach. Trescothick has experience working with the group and will take up the new role in the middle of March. He will step down from his role as Assistant Coach at Somerset CCC
England Under 19 tour to Australia postponed
A proposed England U19 tour of Australia in April of this year has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The tour was originally scheduled for February 2021, and then pushed back to April to give it the best chance of taking place, but this week both boards agreed it was necessary to postpone further.
ECB Performance Director Mo Bobat said: "Travelling over to Australia to rep
National Selectors announce England men's behind-closed-doors ODI training group
24 players named White-ball management group headed up by Paul Collingwood confirmed for Royal London Series
England National Cricket Selectors have named a 24-strong ‘behind-closed-doors training group’ who will go into camp at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday 16 July ahead of the Royal London Series against Ireland starting on Thursday 30 July.
The group, along with a separate white-ball m
James Bracey Interview
Please find below a link to download a video interview with Gloucestershire and England Lions batsman James Bracey. Bracey scored 85 on day one of the three-day intra-group warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl.
You will find the following files:
Video and audio files of James Bracey post day's interview Scorecard
Please credit - England and Wales Cricket Board.
Amar Virdi Video Interview
Please find below a link to download a video interview with Surrey and England Lions spinner Amar Virdi.
A 30-strong behind-closed-doors training group are living, training and playing at the Ageas Bowl ahead of the #raisethebat first Test against the West Indies starting on Wednesday 8 July 2002 at the same venue.
You will find the following files:
Video and audio files of Amar Virdi’s
Official Statement – COVID-19 Tests
The England & Wales Cricket Board can confirm that 702 COVID-19 tests were carried out between June 3 and June 23 with several stakeholder groups working at the bio-secure venues of the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford. These groups include players, support staff, match officials, ECB staff, venue staff and hotel staff.
We can confirm that all 702 tests were negative.
This summer's West Indies U19 tour of England postponed
* Please see below an updated version of the release originally sent at 2pm on 04/03/20
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have agreed to postpone the planned West Indies U19 tour of England, scheduled for August and September 2020 due to scheduling clashes.
With the West Indies U19 team being unavailable to tour England during the proposed window, CWI an
Rain pushes England Lions game against New South Wales XI towards a draw
Heavy rain in Wollongong hampered the chances of a result between England Lions and New South Wales XI, with only 26 overs bowled on day three.
The Lions trailed by 279 overnight, with five first-innings wickets remaining, but the abject weather meant no play was possible in the first session. An early lunch was taken but the rain came again in the early afternoon.
When it eventually eased,
Lawrence passes 50 again but England Lions struggle on day two against NSW XI
England Lions trail New South Wales XI by 279 runs with five first-innings wickets remaining in Wollongong, with Dan Lawrence passing 50 for the fourth time on the tour.
Resuming on 242 for four, the NSW XI batsmen frustrated the Lions bowlers, passing 400 before declaring with eight wickets down.
Arjun Nair was dismissed by Ollie Robinson in the fourth over of the day, but Nick Bertus and
Late breakthroughs help England Lions restrict NSW XI in Wollongong
A long day in the field was rewarded with two big wickets in the final session for England Lions as New South Wales XI finished day one of their four-day fixture in Wollongong on 242 for four.
The Lions, unbeaten on the tour so far and coming off the back of a win over Australia A last week, came up against a stubborn opening partnership in Ryan Hackney and Tim Ward, who batted o
England Lions wrap up first ever win over Australia A with nine-wicket victory at MCG
Craig Overton and Ollie Robinson spurred England Lions to their first ever win over Australia A as the tourists wrapped up a nine-wicket victory at the MCG.
Early rain threatened to derail the push to victory, with the hosts trailing England’s first innings total by 72 overnight, with five wickets remaining. Kurtis Patterson and Jack Wildermuth resumed innings when play got underway, moving th
Bowlers push England Lions closer to victory over Australia A at MCG
England Lions moved closer to victory against Australia A at the MCG, enforcing the follow on and taking five second-innings wickets before rain brought a premature close to day three.
The hosts still trail by 72 runs, having been dismissed for 176 in the first innings and finishing the day 180 for five.
Resuming their first innings on 103 for five, Josh Inglis and Jack Wildermuth added 31