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‘Devil incarnate’ Bennell jailed for 31 years

‘Devil incarnate’ Bennell jailed for 31 years

Image copyright Julia Quenzler Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been jailed for 31 years at Liverpool Crown Court for 50 counts of child sexual abuse. Bennell, described as the “devil incarnate” by the judge, was convicted of abusing 12 boys aged eight to 15 between 1979 and 1991. Judge Clement Goldstone QC said Bennell, 64,…

Craig Overton known as up to England ODI squad

Craig Overton known as up to England ODI squad

Craig Overton has been drafted into England’s one-day squad for the forthcoming ODI series against New Zealand, after Liam Plunkett was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Overton, 23, was selected for his Test debut against Australia during the Ashes, and made a strong impression in two appearances before being ruled out of the series…

Bhuvneshwar’s strangle does the trick

Bhuvneshwar’s strangle does the trick

Of all the formats of cricket, wickets in Twenty20 have the least correlation with a bowler’s intent to pick up those wickets; they usually come through containment, and, at times, through funny shots. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is now the first Indian to have a five-for in each format, but he knows better than to look at…

Smith, Lyon, Knight, Fakhar, Amir settle on awards for 2017

Smith, Lyon, Knight, Fakhar, Amir settle on awards for 2017

February 19, 2018 ESPNcricinfo staff Heather Knight voted captain of the year after World Cup win Play 49:47 Steven Smith, Nathan Lyon, Heather Knight, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir are among the winners of the ESPNcricinfo Awards for the best performances in cricket in 2017. Smith’s battling 109 in Australia’s unexpected win in Pune won…

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