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County Championship: Ben Stokes in the wickets but Middlesex strike back

LV= County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day three) Middlesex 422: Robson 84, Holden 71, QAndersson 62; Stokes 4-72 Durham (5pts)trail Middlesex (7pts) by 47 with seven wickets standing. Toby Roland-Jones tore through Durham's top order at Lord's to strengthen Middlesex's chances of pressing for victory on the final day of...
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Championship: Ben Stokes falls for 15 on day one of Middlesex v Durham

LV= County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day one) Durham 256-5: Eckersley 57*; Roland-Jones 2-40, Hollman 2-49 Durham (2 pts), Middlesex (1 pt) Ben Stokes was one of two victims for Luke Hollman on an entertaining opening day of the County Championship game between Middlesex and Durham at Lord's. Two weeks...
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Ben Stokes to be subject of Amazon documentary created by Sam Mendes

New England Test captain Ben Stokes is to be the subject of a documentary where he discusses the highs and lows of an eventful career so far. Stokes, who was announced as Joe Root’s replacement last month, will star in Prime Video’s ‘Phoenix from the Ashes’, which is created by Hollywood director Sam Mendes and will be released later in 2022.
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County Championship: Glamorgan prepare to face Ben Stokes at Durham

LV=County Championship Division Two, Durham v Glamorgan. Venue: Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street Date: Thursday 12 May-Sunday 15 May Time: 11:00 BST. Coverage: Live commentary and reports BBC Sport website & app; updates on BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC Radio Wales. Glamorgan are preparing for the challenge of facing in-form England captain...
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Brendon McCullum a 'bold and inspiring' hire as England men's Test coach, says Michael Atherton as he praises Ben Stokes pairing

Sky Sports Cricket's Michael Atherton says Brendon McCullum is a "bold and inspiring choice" as England's new men's Test coach, and believes he and Ben Stokes will form a "fearless and aggressive" combination. McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, was confirmed as Chris Silverwood's successor on Thursday, marking another key...
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Joe Root to bat at No. 4 in Test series, confirms England skipper Ben Stokes

London [UK], May 8 (ANI): New England skipper Ben Stokes has disclosed that the star batter and former captain Joe Root will bat at number four in the batting lineup during the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Root, who stood down last month after five years in the role,...
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‘His best position is at four’: Ben Stokes moves Joe Root back to preferred spot

Ben Stokes has confirmed that Joe Root will move back to number four in his revamped England line-up and called on Test hopefuls to “put their hands up” for the vacant batting spots.The new captain is starting to flesh out his plans for the red-ball side and, having already decided to shunt himself down a place to number six, he has also asked his predecessor to return to his favoured position.Root enjoyed a record-breaking year batting at four in 2021, reeling off 1,708 runs and scoring six centuries, but nudged himself back to three in the West Indies in a...
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Ben Stokes: Joe Root to return to No 4 for England in Tests

Root, who stood down last month after five years in the role, had moved up to No 3 for England's most-recent tour of the West Indies that resulted in a 1-0 series defeat. Root performed well in the role in the Caribbean, finishing as England's leading scorer with 289 runs across his six innings, including two hundreds. But for his career he has had greater joy at four, averaging 51.27, compared to 39.67 at three.
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