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Stokes tops England's most expensive IPL signings

Ben Stokes Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

Ben Stokes became England's most expensive player ever at the Indian Premier League at Monday's auction.

Exactly a week after discovering he will be England's new Test vice-captain, the Cumbrian all-rounder learned he will be earning more than £1.7m with Rising Pune Supergiants.

Here is a list of the most expensive England players in the competition's history.

  • 1 - Ben Stokes, Rising Pune Supergiants, £1.74m (2017)
  • 2 - Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.44m (2017)
  • 3 - Kevin Pietersen, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.24m (2009)
  • 3 - Andrew Flintoff, Chennai Super Kings, £1.24m (2009)
  • 5 - Chris Woakes, Kolkata Knight Riders, £500,000 (2017)
  • 6 - Jos Buttler, Mumbai Indians, £455,000 (2016)
  • 7 - Ravi Bopara, Kings XI Punjab, £360,000 (2009)
  • 8 - Stuart Broad, Kings XI Punjab, £320,000 (2011)
  • 9 - Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, £280,000 (2011)
  • 10 - Paul Collingwood, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
  • 10 - Owais Shah, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)

Town win 6-22 against Haven

Whitehaven Rugby League FC played Workington Town Credit: ITV

After a very delayed start caused by an incomplete medical kit, West Cumbria's rugby league derby finally produced the goods everyone had come to see: some rugby.

Played out on a soggy afternoon, the home side Whitehaven RLFC lost 6-22 to Workington Town.

It was the first match of the season and both sides will undoubtedly be hoping the headlines are restricted to what happens on the pitch for the rest of their games.


Fans to take to social media as West Cumbrian rugby derby delay rolls on

Fans have taken to social media to complain about a delay of over an hour to the start of the Whitehaven RLFC v Workington Town derby.

The delay was reportedly due to items being missing or out of date in the medical kit.

Fans took to twitter as they waited for the match to start Credit: Twitter
Fans took to twitter as they waited for the derby to start Credit: Twitter

The game was due to kick off at 2pm. Just after 3.15pm the game finally commenced.

The match began shortly after 3.15pm Credit: Twitter

Missing first aid delays West Cumbrian rugby derby

Whitehaven Rugby League are due to play Workington Town Credit: ITV News Border

"Items missing or out of date in the drug box" are being reported as causing a delayed start to the Whitehaven v Workington rugby league derby.

It's the start of the season but fans have been waiting almost an hour for the match to start.

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