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  • Kevin Pietersen flops on return to English cricket June 7, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen disappointed on his return to action in English cricket as he scored just five runs for Surrey in their five-wicket defeat against Essex. Pietersen's flop came on Friday in a domestic Twenty20 clash at the Oval, where the controversial batsman was playing for the first time on home...
  • Briton's 26 hours batting breaks world record November 9, 2013

    London: A British graduate who batted for 26 hours solid at The Oval cricket ground in London has broken the world record, officials confirmed on Friday. Guinness World Records said Alby Shale had set a new global benchmark with his marathon feat in the indoor nets. The 22-year-old, from Oxfordshire in southern...
  • England players apologise for urinating on pitch August 28, 2013

    London: England's cricketers have apologised after team members were seen urinating on the pitch at The Oval as they celebrated the Ashes series victory over Australia on Sunday. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the team responded to criticism by accepting "we got carried away (in) the euphoria of winning such...
  • Swann says urinating on Oval pitch 'nothing untoward' August 27, 2013

    London: England spin bowler Graeme Swann on Tuesday confessed that some of his team-mates may have urinated on the Oval pitch during late-night celebrations toasting their Ashes victory. Australian journalists earlier reported seeing three England players - swing-bowler James Anderson, batsman Kevin Pietersen and fast bowler Stuart Broad - relieving themselves...
  • Steven Smith relieved after maiden Test ton August 23, 2013

    London: Steven Smith's maiden Test hundred ensured Australia maintained their grip on the Ashes finale at The Oval on Thursday. Smith's 138 not out powered Australia to an imposing first innings total of 492 for 9 declared on the second day as they sought a consolation win after England had already...
  • James Faulkner set to make Australia debut in fifth Test August 21, 2013

    Australia allrounder James Faulkner is in line to make his Test debut after replacing Usman Khawaja for the fifth and final Ashes Test, starting at The Oval on Wednesday. Australia have also recalled fast bowler Mitchell Starc in place of Jackson Bird, captain Michael Clarke told a news conference on Tuesday....
  • Captain Alastair Cook targets 'historic' 4-0 Ashes victory August 20, 2013

    London: Alastair Cook said Tuesday the prospect of being the first England side to win a home Ashes series 4-0 was a spur as they prepared for the fifth and final Test against Australia at The Oval. At 3-0 up, England have already retained the Ashes and won the series. But...
  • Brad Haddin expects Shane Watson to be fit for Ashes finale August 19, 2013

    London: Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is confident all-rounder Shane Watson will be fit for this week's fifth and final Ashes Test against England at The Oval, he said on Monday. Medium-pacer Watson was forced off the field midway through an over by a groin injury on the third day of the...
  • Chris Tremlett eager for England recall at Oval August 19, 2013

    London: Chris Tremlett is "dying" to revive his Test career against Australia after being included in England's squad for the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, his Surrey home ground. The 31-year-old fast bowler made his Test debut in 2007 but has played just 11 Tests with injuries,...
  • Captain Alastair Cook hungry for more Ashes glory August 13, 2013

    Chester-le-Street: England captain Alastair Cook promised no let-up against arch-rivals Australia in the final Test after a stunning win gave them an unbeatable lead in the Ashes series. Stuart Broad's latest match-winning spell saw England to a 74-run win in the fourth Test at Chester-le-Street on Monday as Australia, set...
  • We have failed as a batting group, laments Dwayne Bravo June 12, 2013

    London: West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo lamented his team's batting performance after India thrashed them by eight wickets in a Group B ICC Champions Trophy match at The Oval here on Tuesday. "Our batsmen have to take the blame for this," Bravo said. "Another 25 runs could have made a difference if...
  • This five-wicket haul is very special: Ravindra Jadeja June 12, 2013

    London: India's newest 'Man Friday' Ravindra Jadeja feels that secret of his success lies in "keeping things simple" which helped him get a career-best of five for 36 against West Indies in a group league of Champions Trophy on Tuesday. "This is my best bowling performance and I am very happy...
  • Need to get Chris Gayle out early: Dhoni June 11, 2013

    Coming off contrasting wins in their previous matches, West Indies and India will face-off at The Oval hoping to make it to the semi-finals. ...
  • ICC announces schedule of warm-up matches ahead of Champions Trophy May 9, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy, to be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from June 6 to 23. The warm-up matches will be played from May 30 to June 4 at the three...
  • 3rd ODI: Dernbach stars as England beat SA September 1, 2012

    London: Jade Dernbach marked his return to England duty with three wickets, including the prize scalp of Hashim Amla, in a four-wicket win over his native South Africa in the third one-day international at The Oval. Dernbach, recalled in place of Tim Bresnan, took three for 44 in nine overs on...
  • Morgan is a 'little wizard', says Finn June 30, 2012

    London: Steven Finn is looking forward to seeing "little wizard" Eoin Morgan carry on from where he left off when England face Australia in the second one-day international at The Oval on Sunday. The left-hander's unbeaten 89 at his Lord's home ground on Friday laid the platform for England's 15-run...
  • Chris Gayle scores 53 on ODI return June 19, 2012

    London: Chris Gayle immediately left a mark for West Indies on his ODI return after a self-imposed 15-month exile, striking 53 from 51 balls after England captain Alastair Cook opted to put the visitors in at The Oval. His aggressive innings contained five sixes and three overs and was Gayle's...
  • Gayle fit to play second England ODI June 19, 2012

    London: West Indies star Chris Gayle has declared himself fit for Tuesday's second one-day international (ODI) against England at The Oval. But the tourists will be without Darren Bravo after the batsman was ruled out of the remainder of the tour with a groin injury. Gayle had been due to make...
  • West Indies need all-round effort at The Oval June 18, 2012

    A mundane effort with the new ball, an ineffective Sunil Narine and a rampant show by Ian Bell put West Indies out of contest at The Rose Bowl in the first ODI. But more than that, it was another abject batting surrender, barring a flash-in-the-pan fifty by the IPL-inspired Dwayne...
  • World Twenty20 security arrangements to be reviewed March 6, 2009

    London: Cricket officials are reportedly set to meet with the British government to review security arrangements for this year's World Twenty20 in England, the first major international tournament since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team in Lahore. The June 5-21 tournament is to take place at...