Ben Foakes: A journey from Frinton-on-Sea to Galle

Siblings. They drive you to succeed and tease you when you fail. They can encourage you to try new things that you probably wouldn’t think of doing without their intuition. England’s new wicketkeeper Ben Foakes was one of many to follow their sibling’s footsteps. A six-year old Ben made the short

Mike Brearley on the D’Oliveira affair, The 100, Joe Root and the future of Test Cricket

Mike Brearley is cricket's answer to Freud and Aristotle.  Part psychoanalyst, part philosopher, it was said of him by Australian opponent Rodney Hogg that 'he has a degree in people', and his leadership was so invaluable that he played 39 tests as a specialist batsman with an average of just 22.88. At the helm of England between 1977 and 1980 and

Alec Stewart: “I think it will be a very even series”

"You know you're playing not just the Australian cricket team but the whole country as well." A veteran of 33 Ashes tests, Alec Stewart knows more than most about taking on Australia. Although victories Down Under were something of a rarity for England through the 1990s - they won just two tests,