Here is the News

Yesterday we had the regrettable, but somehow predictable, news that Andrew Flintoff's ankle injury was more serious than had first been thought (now where have I heard that before?) and that he will be having an operation this week. No more cricket for him this season and a hell of a battle to be fit for the Ashes series which starts in November.

Whether or not he's there it's becoming increasingly hard to see England retaining the Ashes. One short-term compensation: Ian Bell should stay in the side. He deserves to.

On Friday an 18 year-old leg-spinner called Adil Rashid took 6 for 67 on his debut to bowl Yorkshire to an innings victory over Warwickshire at Scarborough.

For more years than I care to remember people have been wondering when Yorkshire would have a regular, successful player from the county's vast Asian community.

Maybe Rashid is the man

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