Joe Root seals the deal for Yorkshire

Joe Root secured a career-best 4-5 to help Yorkshire see off Lancashire within 40 minutes of their Roses clash in the Specsavers County Championship. Root, who eliminated England teammate Jos Buttler during the second day at Old Trafford, returned in superb style to take Graham Onions, Matt Parkinson, and James Anderson, going 4-5 from 7.4

Dominic Bess to make England test debut

Somerset off-spinner Dominic Bess is set to make his test debut for England today. The 20-year-old was named by captain Joe Root in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, and will feature in the five day test against Pakistan at Lords. Having gone winless in seven games against Australia and New Zealand, England will be

Ben Stokes charged for Bristol bust-up

England international Ben Stokes has been charged with affray, following a scuffle outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Stokes has been under investigation by Avon & Somerset police over the last few months, causing the 26-year-old to miss the 2017 Ashes series in Australia. Ben Stokes was the subject of a number of newspaper headlines