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Ben Stokes to welcome cricket stars to Cockermouth

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Cockermouth cricket star Ben Stokes is to host a PCA Masters day at Cockermouth Cricket Club.

Stokes wanted to repay the club for his early years and to leave a legacy for the next generation of local cricket stars.

The PCA Masters day, being held on Thursday 10th August, will see some of the country's top ex-international cricketers take on the Cockermouth team.

There will also be junior competitions held throughout the day and a special question and answer session with Stokes.

The club was badly flooded in both 2009 and 2015 and say the day will help to mark the long recovery.

Both corporate and general tickets sales will begin on 1st June.

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M-Sport extend lead in World Rally Championship

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M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier extended his lead at the top of the World Rally Championship with a second place finish in Corisca.

The Frenchman recovered from an electrical problem to overtake Dani Sordo in the final test of the rally.

The Cockermouth rally giants added more points to their tally with their number two driver, Ott Tanak, finishing in fourth position.

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Stokes chosen in ICC Test Team of the Year

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Cockermouth cricketer Ben Stokes has been chosen in the ICC Test Team of the Year.

Former Test stalwarts Rahul Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara selected the sides based on players’ performances in the period from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016.

England’s Alastair Cook has been named as captain of the ICC Test Team of the Year.

ICC Test Team of the Year 2016 (in batting order) is:

  • 1. David Warner (Australia)
  • 2. Alastair Cook (England) (captain)
  • 3. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  • 4. Joe Root (England)
  • 5. Adam Voges (Australia)
  • 6. Jonny Bairstow (England) (wicketkeeper)
  • 7. Ben Stokes (England)
  • 8. R. Ashwin (India)
  • 9. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
  • 10. Mitchell Starc (Australia)
  • 11. Dale Steyn (South Africa)
  • 12. Steve Smith (Australia)
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