Stokes named England vice-captain

Ben Stokes has been named England vice-captain Credit: Press Association

Cumbrian all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named the new vice-captain of England's test cricket team.

The 25-year-old who grew up in Cockermouth will deputise for new skipper Joe Root who was appointed to the role after Alastair Cook stepped down last week.

"We have a very good group of players, and I'm looking forward to leading them out in the summer - building on Alastair's achievements and making the most of our talents in the years ahead.

England captain Joe Root