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Essex cricketer Jesse Ryder talks to ITV News Anglia

England's busy summer of test cricket gets underway on Thursday. Alastair Cook's side will do battle for the Ashes with Australia in July.

Before that though, a two test series with New Zealand. Keeping a close eye on how the Kiwis get on will be Essex overseas player Jesse Ryder.

Ryder is a player who's had his fair share of dramas on and off the field.

ITV News Anglia's Sports Correspondent Donovan Blake has been to meet him and you can see his report by clicking below


Norwich City: Fans queuing since 3am for last of Wembley tickets

Norwich City fans queuing for tickets for the Championship play-off final at Wembley Credit: Andy Ward / ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of football fans have been queuing outside Norwich City's ground since 3am in a bid to bag extra tickets to the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Any tickets left over after season-ticket holders and priority members have bought their initial allocation go on sale at 6pm on Wednesday.

Some have been waiting since 3am. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Canaries play Middlesbrough for promotion to the Premier League on Bank Holiday Monday at 3pm.

The club has confirmed that there will be no Wembley tickets available for general sale to non-members.

The Canaries have this afternoon been given a few hundred extra tickets to add to their allocation, while Boro have also been handed an additional amount.

Lewis Hamilton finally agrees bumper new contract with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton is staying at Mercedes. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton has finally agreed a new contract with Brackley-based Mercedes.

After months of speculation, he's now signed a three-year deal.

The World Champion will apparently pick up at least £25million a year.

That would make him the highest-paid British sportsman, ahead of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

Luton Town swoop for former Ipswich Town striker Marriott

Jack Marriott has signed for Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have completed the signing of former Ipswich Town striker Jack Marriott.

The 20-year-old enjoyed loan spells at Woking and Colchester United last season, but wasn't offered a new deal at Portman Road.

“Jack’s quick, he’s aggressive, he’s had a bit of Football League experience and he’s scored goals in the Conference.

He’s somebody we actually looked at bringing in on loan during the Conference title season but we decided against it as we had the firepower at the time.

So naturally he’s a player we’ve been looking at for a while – I actually first saw him playing for Ipswich reserves.

And what I liked about him – putting goals to one side – was his attitude on the pitch. So we kept a close eye on him and when we knew something could be possible we’ve moved quickly.”

– John Still, Luton Town Manager


Norwich City winger Redmond named in provisional England under-21s squad

Nathan Redmond will be going to the Czech Republic this summer. Credit: PA

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond has been included in the provisional England under-21s squad for this summer's European Championship.

The Canaries star is among an initial group of 27 players to be picked by head coach Gareth Southgate for the tournament in the Czech Republic next month.

Ex MK Dons star Benik Afobe has also been picked. Credit: PA

That number will be reduced to a final squad of 23 at a later date.

England's first game is against Portugal on June 18.

Former MK Dons strikers Benik Afobe and Patrick Bamford as well as ex Luton Town forward Cauley Woodrow will compete for a spot up front alongside former Norwich City loanee Harry Kane.

Former Colchester United loan star Luke Garbutt has also been selected, as have ex Peterborough United men Saido Berahino and Alex Pritchard.

England under-21s squad to travel to Czech Republic

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jonathan Bond (Watford)

Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, on loan at West Ham United), Michael Keane (Burnley), Liam Moore (Leicester City), John Stones (Everton), Matt Targett (Southampton)

Midfielders: Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan at Swansea City), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Strikers: Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, on loan at Middlesbrough), Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Ings (Burnley), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)

Warning for Canary fans not to show off Wembley tickets on social media

As the countdown to the Championship play-off final continues, Norwich City are warning fans to be careful with their tickets, urging them not to post photos of their tickets on social media.

There are concerns the bar codes could be copied and used.

Three players who had been suspended are to leave Luton Town

Luton Town have confirmed that three players who had been suspended are leaving the club.

Striker Ricky Miller and winger Shaun Whalley were both arrested following an alleged assault in Hockliffe last month and are currently on bail until June 2nd.

Miller has had his contract terminated, subject to appeal, following an internal investigation into a breach of club discipline, whereas Whalley departs by mutual consent.

Danny Fitzsimons also leaves by mutual consent and was suspended due to a separate breach of club discipline.

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