Somerset’s win over Yorkshire opened up an eight-point gap on Essex, who could only draw at Edgbaston – but it still looks like we will have a showdown for the pennant in the last match of the season.
Scyld Berry's Ashes verdict: If England can level the series then this will be as good a summer as any they have had
Where were you when Steve Smith was out? The Oval at 5.25pm, on Friday September 13, saw one of those historic moments like the Kennedy assassination or the first moon landing. It was a straight ball Smith
The fact that I went out on my own terms, with an ending like that, made it so special. You can't buy that sort of stuff I’ve always had Lara, Ponting and Kallis as the three best batsmen I’ve ever seen.
The former England cricket captain and commentator Geoffrey Boycott has been knighted in Theresa May’s resignation honours list for their service to sport. The honour has sparked controversy owing to conviction
Joe Root should continue to captain England and the coaching set-up should not be split between the Test side and teams in shorter formats, says former assistant coach Paul Farbrace. Australia's fourth-Test
Scyld Berry's Ashes verdict: Australia turn screw as England face prospect of Josh Hazlewood being handed new ball
Fifteen wickets have fallen on the first three days of the fourth Test. If fifteen more England wickets fall, Australia will retain the Ashes. England are going to need a lot of rain to survive and take