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Cumbrian Cricketer Ben Stokes has been dismissed in the Ashes

Ben Stokes lasts just two balls on day two of the third test Credit: PA

Ben Stokes has been dismissed after just two balls by fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.

Stokes fell for a duck in the midst of a remarkable performance for Johnson, who now becomes the fifth Australian to take 300 wickets in test cricket.

The New Zealand born Stokes first moved to Cockermouth when his father, Gerard Stokes, moved to the area to become coach at Working Town RLFC.


Photos: Rugby World Cup on Scafell Pike

RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont with the Webb Ellis Cup on Scafell Pike Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire/Press Association Images
England Women's Rugby World Cup winner and England Rugby 2015 ambassador Maggie Alphonsi, RFU Board Member Ian Metcalfe and RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont, with the Webb Ellis Cup on Scafell Pike Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Rugby World Cup reaches new heights in Cumbria

The rugby world cup trophy has been in Cumbria as part of its 100-day tour around the British Isles.

It's the cup's second visit to our region. The tour began on the England Scotland Border at Carter Bar in June.

The organisers said they felt on top of the world after taking the trophy up Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. Later it went on to inspire young players in Workington.


Rugby World Cup coming to Cumbria

Children in Jedburgh pose with the Rugby World Cup Credit: ITV Border

The Rugby World Cup trophy is back in the region today on its pre-tournament journey round Britain and Ireland.

The Webb Ellis Cup, which visited the Scottish Borders last month, is being taken to the summit of Scafell Pike and then on to Workington Rugby Club.

Cumbrian athletes make world championships team

Cumbrian athletes Tom Farrell and Nick Miller have been named in the British Athletics team for the IAAF World Championships which take place in Beijing next month.

Runner Tom Farrell, 24, from Carlisle, will compete in the 5,000 metres.

Tom Farrell, from Carlisle Credit: PA

Meanwhile, field athlete, Nick Miller, 22, also from Carlisle, will compete in the hammer throw.

British record-breaking hammer thrower, Nick Miller Credit: ITV News Border

The championships take place in Beijing from 22nd to 30th August.

Cumbrian record-breaking hammer thrower trains on home turf

Cumbrian hammer thrower, Nick Miller, last week broke the 31-year-old British record at an athletics meeting in Sweden. This week, he has returned home to Carlisle where he has been training at the Sheepmount Stadium.

Nick Miller in training at the Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle. Credit: ITV News Border

Nick Miller, 22, is usually based at the University of Oklahoma but is currently visiting his home town. However, after taking just one day's rest, he was straight back in training for his next event.

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