The petition, which has already seen more than 200 signatures, demands the city to be renamed Ben-Stoke-on-Trent.Read the full story ›
Cumbria's England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute following a late-night altercation.Read the full story ›
Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with the rest of the Ashes squad on October 28, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has not made a final decision on Stokes' involvement in this winter's Ashes tour but, if he does feature, he will travel later.
The 26-year-old all-rounder is currently under investigation by police having been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm last month.
Jonny Bairstow, Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball have been given formal written warnings and fined for unprofessional conduct following an internal investigation into behaviour within the one-day squad, the governing body has also announced.
Local cricket hero and England vice captain, Ben Stokes, has returned to Cockermouth today, Thursday 10 August, to raise money for damage caused by Storm Desmond.
Ben hosted a PCA masters side at Sandale against Cockermouth Cricket Club team:
Local cricket hero and England vice captain, Ben Stokes, has returned to Cockermouth to raise money for damage caused by storm Desmond.Read the full story ›
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.
The Cumbrian cricketer blasted a stunning century, despite having a calf injury.Read the full story ›
Cricketer Ben Stokes is now the highest overseas earner in the Indian Premier League.
In 2005, when he was living in Cockermouth, Border TV spoke to him at the local cricket club.
Ben Stokes became England's most expensive player ever at the Indian Premier League at Monday's auction.
Exactly a week after discovering he will be England's new Test vice-captain, the Cumbrian all-rounder learned he will be earning more than £1.7m with Rising Pune Supergiants.
Here is a list of the most expensive England players in the competition's history.
- 1 - Ben Stokes, Rising Pune Supergiants, £1.74m (2017)
- 2 - Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.44m (2017)
- 3 - Kevin Pietersen, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.24m (2009)
- 3 - Andrew Flintoff, Chennai Super Kings, £1.24m (2009)
- 5 - Chris Woakes, Kolkata Knight Riders, £500,000 (2017)
- 6 - Jos Buttler, Mumbai Indians, £455,000 (2016)
- 7 - Ravi Bopara, Kings XI Punjab, £360,000 (2009)
- 8 - Stuart Broad, Kings XI Punjab, £320,000 (2011)
- 9 - Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, £280,000 (2011)
- 10 - Paul Collingwood, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
- 10 - Owais Shah, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
The Cockermouth all-rounder will earn £1.7m playing in the Indian Premier League.Read the full story ›