Cockermouth's Ben Stokes finished with figures of two for forty on day two of the second test against India at Lord's. India were eventually bowled out for 295 in their first innings.
England's much-maligned cricketers finally have reason for small cheer after the one day international (ODI) team recorded a rare victory to avoid another embarrassing whitewash on their tour of Australia.
Alastair Cook's side went into the game in Perth 3-0 down to Australia in the already surrendered five-game ODI series, which followed the 5-0 Ashes humbling of the Test team.
But the tourists finally outplayed their hosts, hitting 316-8 before bowling Australia out for 259 to claim a 57-run win.
England's hopes of avoiding an Ashes whitewash were boosted after Ben Stokes took six wickets as the tourist's bowled Australia out for 326.
The England and Wales Cricket Board posted this picture on Twitter of Ashes debutant Ben Stokes claiming his sixth wicket for just 99 runs:
Australia were all out for 326 on the first day of the fifth Test in Sydney.
Cleator Cricket Club have won England's village cup in a thrilling final at Lords.
The west Cumbrian side scored the winning runs in the penultimate over to pull off a shock win.
Ryan Dollard reports: