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Success for Stokes despite Ashes misery

Cricket and England may have lost the Ashes, but every cloud has a sliver lining, and in their case it's the performance of Ben Stokes.

The 22-year-old, who grew up playing cricket in Cumbria, hit his maiden test century against Australia at Waca.

It was also England's first hundred of the series so far. He went on to score 120 before being dismissed by Nathan Lyon.

England lost the match, and the series to Australia, but the performance of the Durham star went down well on both sides of the world.

Jon Lewis, First Team Coach with Durham County Cricket Club said it was an 'exceptional' performance from Stokes: