Essex survived a nervous finale brought about by an extraordinary first-innings batting collapse to win the Specsavers County Championship with a Taunton draw against title rivals Somerset.
Jack Leach provided crucial last man support as Somerset rallied during a rain-affected second day against Essex at Taunton to keep the race for the Specsavers County Championship alive.
England spinner Jack Leach has been made available for Somerset’s potential Specsavers County Championship decider against Essex next week.
England’s leading man Ben Stokes spoke for an entire nation of cricket fans as he summed up an unforgettable summer in five words: “It has been a blast.”
England must wait for their chance to reclaim the Ashes urn but Stuart Broad and Jack Leach ensured a first drawn series since 1972 by condemning Australia to a 135-run loss at The Oval.
Head coach Justin Langer rejected suggestions that Australia’s Ashes celebrations at Old Trafford targeted England’s Jack Leach for mockery, insisting the on-pitch party was a “two out 10” performance.
Justin Langer has defended Australia’s celebrations after their decisive fourth-Test victory over England which saw them retain the Ashes.
England will head to the Oval this week hoping to restore some pride after Australia retained the Ashes on Sunday.
England’s hopes of reclaiming the Ashes finally ended despite a battling rearguard in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
Jonny Bairstow has called on England’s batsmen to take heart from their record chase at Headingley as they look to nullify Steve Smith’s latest masterclass and keep their Ashes campaign alive.
Ben Stokes accepts his match-winning innings for England against Australia in the third Test at Headingley will count for little unless they win back the Ashes.
Former England spinner Monty Panesar expects Moeen Ali to be recalled for the fourth Ashes Test, which starts next Wednesday at Old Trafford.
Ben Stokes has been saluted by stars of sport and screen after his stunning innings at Headingley kept England’s Ashes hopes alive.
Ben Stokes may have ascended to the pantheon of cricket’s modern greats with an innings that will go down in Ashes history but the man who enabled his majestic knock is happy to represent “village cricketers” everywhere.
Ashes sponsor Specsavers has confirmed it will offer Jack Leach “free glasses for life” after the bowler kept his wicket intact to help England to a remarkable Ashes victory at Headingley.
Ben Stokes was left struggling to take it all in after his incredible unbeaten 135 carried England to a most remarkable one-wicket victory over Australia to level the Ashes at 1-1.
Jofra Archer, Jack Leach and Ben Stokes shared the starring roles as England’s captivating fifth-day victory charge came up four wickets short in a drawn second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
England captain Joe Root expects nothing short of a major improvement when his side resume their Ashes battle with Australia at Lord’s.
Jack Leach says he has “nothing to lose” after being called up for the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s.
Jofra Archer and Jack Leach have been included in England’s 12-man squad for the second Ashes Test at Lord’s next week but Moeen Ali has been dropped.
England face decisions over James Anderson’s replacement and their spin option for the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
England will move swiftly on from a whirlwind finish against Ireland by naming their squad for the first Ashes Test on Saturday morning.
Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad produced a masterful new-ball spell to steamroller Ireland for 38 at Lord’s, delivering a thumping England victory to end a remarkable maiden Test between the nations.
Ireland were left chasing 182 to record a famous Test victory over England after Stuart Thompson bowled Olly Stone with the first ball of the third morning.
England’s unlikely batting saviour Jack Leach insists all the pressure is on Ireland as they look to complete what would go down as one of the biggest shocks in Test history.
Jack Leach has revealed how his own father passed up the chance to watch his career-best innings in England’s thrilling Specsavers Test against Ireland in person, after being scared off by the soaring temperatures.
An improbable career-best knock of 92 from nightwatchman Jack Leach underpinned England’s fightback against Ireland at Lord’s but the visitors remained in the hunt for one of Test cricket’s biggest upsets.
Nightwatchman Jack Leach fell eight runs short of an unlikely century as England clawed their way back into contention against Ireland on a finely poised second afternoon at the Specsavers Test.
Jack Leach fell just short of becoming the first England nightwatchman to score a Test century on Thursday.
Jason Roy is set to make his Test debut as England take on Ireland in a one-off clash at Lord’s.