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Cumbrian cricket star ruled out of England squad

Cumbrian cricket player, Ben Stokes, has been replaced on the England Squad due to a knee injury.

The England all-rounder has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka, with Chris Woakes taking his place.

Stokes will miss the test match on his home ground at Durham. There is currently no timescale for how long the 24-year-old will be unable to play.

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England cricket star's childhood club recovers from the floods

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Cockermouth Cricket Club has played it's first game at home, since being flooded in December.

England cricket star, Ben Stokes, learned to play at the club - which was inundated with water when the River Derwent burst its banks.

We're back on our home ground, fourth week in. We didn't expect that. In 2010 after the 2009 floods, we didn't play at home the whole year.

Back then Keswick very kindly allowed us to play at their ground for half a season. So it's a massive bonus being able to get back on here so early."

– Alex Grainger, Player at Cockermouth Cricket Club

Cumbria's police officers are fell running champions

The winning Team Cumbria. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police's fell running team have been crowned national champions following a competition held on the North Yorks Moors.

The championships were held at Osmotherley where 57 runners from forces across the country took part. DC Simon Gray won the race with a time of just over one hour and 20 minutes on the 11 mile course. PC Chris Newman came second and Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery came fourth and first in the over-45 category. PC Phillip Cooper came fifth to seal an emphatic victory with four of the top five places taken by a Cumbrian officer. Sgt Richard Mavin also came first in the over-50's category. PC Kath Aubrey finished second in the women's race and first in the over-40 category.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery said:"This was a fantastic result for Cumbria and it was a great turnout all round. It was a warm and windy conditions and all our runners performed well on the day. To take four of the first five places in the men's race was a great achievement coupled with a strong performance in the women's race too.''


Hogg tweets support to coma-stricken judo star

Stephanie Inglis Credit: Press Association

Scotland rugby international Stuart Hogg has tweeted his support to coma-stricken judo star Stephanie Inglis.

Commonwealth Games medallist Inglis was seriously injured in a motorbike crash in Vietnam last week and is being treated at a hospital in Hanoi.

A Gofundme page has now been set up to help pay for her treatment.

Hogg, who hails from Hawick, is encouraging people to contribute to the fund.

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