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BBC Sport - Ashes 2015: Will English cricket ever regain 2005 lustre?

With viewing figures and participation numbers falling, can England's cricketers engage the nation again, asks Tom Fordyce.

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Suresh Raina
"Happy birthday @msdhoni wishing you years ahead filled with love, laughter and success! Have a fantastic one #happybirthdayDhoni" 03 hrs ago

Ashes 2015: Sledging is out of control and a cancer on the game - Telegraph

Far from a show of strength, abuse on the field is preposterous and pathetic

"Happy birthday Mahi Bhai @msdhoni Have a great year Ahead......" 13 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Muhammad Azharullah: Northants have 2013 T20 'momentum'

Northants have the same T20 momentum as when they won the competition in 2013, says bowler Muhammad Azharullah.

Dan Roan
"Number of people aged 16 in England playing cricket, once a week: Oct 2006 = 195,200 Mar 2015 = 136,200 (Sport England)"
Daniel Platzman
"Happy birthday to the bombastic and very hilarious @Woodythedrum Still looking forward to you explaining how cricket works... "

News on Tom Smith lufts a bleak Manchester day

The only optimistic note on a grey day at Old Trafford was that Tom Smith's back operation had been a success. Smith, appointed Lancashire captain in February, has led them in just one championship game

"In case you missed our new signing Kevin Pietersen @KP24 giving us his thoughts on The Ashes! #KPAllOut"

England search for inspiration in latest Ashes saga

The Ashes remains the contest that defines careers. This is the series that will be remembered - can be remembered - long after a player has finished

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Langeveldt impressed with seamers' aggression

After bowling Bangladesh out for under 100 in the first T20, South Africa's attack intends to apply the same heat to their opposition in the second game as they go in search of a series win

Jatin Israni
"Happy Birthday Dhoni @msdhoni Yeah we 34 fans somehow managed this :) #HappyBirthdayDhoni #HBDMahi…" 05 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Ireland warm-up game rained off

Ireland's World Twenty20 qualifying warm-up game against United Arab Emirates at Stormont is abandoned

"After retirement from cricket @ImranKhanPTI given 80 million bouncer to DJ Butt, DJ Butt planning to take them in Court"

Peter Trego retort fires up Somerset | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Peter Trego decided attack was the best form of defence as he rode his luck to forge an enterprising partnership of 140 with James Hildreth to put Somerset just 32 behind Sussex with six wickets intact

Dan Roan
"2015 ECB revenue: £174m (up 42%), pre-tax profits £28.4m (up 215%) ECB contribution to Chance to Shine schools cricket initiative: £1.25m" 14 hrs ago

Ashes 2015: 2005 was a victory and a series that united the nation in cricket - Telegraph

People wanted to play and talk about our game again after the great triumph of my hungry and determined young England side

Suresh Raina FC
"Unseen picture of @ImRaina and @msdhoni with Indian army members.. Captain Cool Bday Tomorrow #HappyBirthdayDhoni http://t.…" 04 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Women's Ashes 2015 the biggest ever - Clare Connor

This summer's Ashes series is the biggest the women's game has ever seen, according to former England captain Clare Connor.

im lakshmi
"HBD 2 the man of simplicity who doesn't take victory 2 his head&who is d heartbeat of every Indian @msdhoni #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni #Thala34"

Low-key series an audition for middle-order spot

For the seven specialist batsmen in India's second-string squad, the Zimbabwe series will be a mini-faceoff for the lone vacant spot in the middle-order

"#MultitalentedIconMSG nt only plays games but is a inventer f many games .populer game Gulstic n in cricket 20-20 match r also invntd by Him" 05 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Ashes 2015: James Anderson not out for verbal battle with Australia

England pace bowler James Anderson says he no longer needs to get into a verbal battle to perform at his best.

Brett Lee
"Very well done @KP24 Funny ! " 04 hrs ago

'Cheeku Bhaiya' Virat Kohli leaves Paschim Vihar, neighbours upset

 Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is reportedly shifting to Gurgaon. Currently living in Paschim Vihar's posh Meera Bagh, the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team will soon shift with his family.

Sunil- #WeLoveMSG
"#MultiTalentedIconMSG The international game of T20 cricket was invented by MSG Guru Ji much earlier than ICC did. Great innovation!! "

Virat Kohli’s Attitude Is Fine: Viv Richards | VK 18 Fan Club™

NEW DELHI: He has always admired Virat Kohli’s batting qualities and Sir Vivian Richards feels that one should not be too critical of the Indian Test captain’s on-field aggression as he possesses the “quality” to match his attitude. “I see nothing wrong in Virat’s attitude. He is very di...

Tom Clark
"As Whittingdale screws BBC, re-read this on links to Murdoch & Sky sponsorship he secured for local cricket club http:/…" 05 hrs ago

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - Live cricket score, ball by ball Commentary - Cricbuzz

Follow Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test at Pallekele with live Cricket score, ball by ball commentary, highlights, updates & scorecard on Cricbuzz

Faizan Lakhani
"Younis Khan is synonym of word legend in books of Pakistan Cricket. #SLvPAK" 06 hrs ago

Cricket's spirit being crushed under ICC jackboot -

At the World Cup earlier this year, Ireland's John Mooney drew plenty of comment with his lime-green headband. It signified his passion and willingness to flay himself for the cause whi

Saj Sadiq
"Younis Khan goes above Don Bradman in the list of most Test hundreds. Younis now has 30 Test 100s, the same as Chanderpaul & Hayden #Cricket" 03 hrs ago

The Ashes 2015: Watch day one with a free NOW TV Sports Day Pass

Sports fans can watch the first day of the Investec Ashes series between England and Australia with a free NOW TV Sports Day Pass.

"MSG is great player also.. He can play volleyball, tennis, cricket, hockey, snooker etc all the International games #MultiTalentedIconMSG"”"

Mark Footitt frustrated as Colin Ingram recovers Glamorgan

Derbyshire's England fast bowling hopeful Mark Footitt endured a frustrating day in front of National Selector James Whitaker as South African batsman Colin Ingram led a Glamorgan recovery at Chesterfield

"#happybirthdayDhoni Number Game 3 4 is a Super 7. Here's wishing u a super 34 Mahi @msdhoni @ChennaiIPL…"

Voges' dashed World Cup dream led to Ashes berth

Adam Voges reflects on how the frankness with Australia coach Darren Lehmann told him he was out of the World Cup squad allowed him to focus on securing a Test spot

Jason Gillespie
"Fantastic day of cricket today for Yorkshire CCC. Brilliant spell by Siddy!Lots of work ahead though. #Strongunit #teamwork #YCCC"

Darren Stevens sees Kent close in on victory

Bad light frustrated Kent as they ended the second day of the against Leicestershire closing in on victory. The home side lead by just 59 runs with a single second innings wicket remaining when at 7pm the umpires decided the light was too poor to continue

Divya Insan
"#MultiTalentedIconMSG Is a Gilt-edged Inventor bcoz he Invented a New Game "Gull-Stick" which is a blend of Cricket nd Gulli Danda" 05 hrs ago

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni! As India's Captain Cool Turns 34, We Tell You 7 Reasons Why Every Cricket Fan Loves Him

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni! As India's Captain Cool Turns 34, We Tell You 7 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Him |

sachin tendulkar
"A new day, a new story."
Saloni Radha Insan
"#MultiTalentedIconMSG St @Gurmeetramrahim G is has invented a new game "GUL-STICK" which is a mix of cricket,gulli danda & baseball⚾" 09 hrs ago

County cricket – live! | Sport | The Guardian

All the action from Nottinghamshire v Middlesex and Leicester v Kent

"Thank you @msdhoni for this moment . Indians will never forget this Happy Birthday Dhoni #SRK14Million…" 03 hrs ago

Future Of Indian Cricket Looks Bright in Virat Kohli's Hands, Says Viv Richards - Cricket News

West Indian cricket legend Sir Viv Richards is in awe of Virat Kohli's attitude and is ready to help out the Indian batsmen provided BCCI approached him.. latest Cricket news- Future Of Indian Cricket Looks Bright in Virat Kohli's Hands, Says Viv Richards

Srini Mama
"8 varshathuku munnadi nadandhadha solranga (T20 WC). Anikavan captain'a kooda illa, Anni lendhu vera level aitan. #HappyBirthdayMSD"

Suriname pull out of ICC Americas U-19 championship

Suriname's anticipated debut at the ICC Americas U-19 Division One championship will have to wait at least another two years after the team was forced to withdraw from the event starting on Sunday in Bermuda

Saj Sadiq
"Younis Khan has become the first batsman to have scored 5 centuries in the 4th innings in Tests #Cricket #SLvPak" © 2015