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Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes is already receiving award nominations for his match-winning role in England's Cricket World Cup win - but not from who you would expect.Despite breaking Kiwi hearts at Lord's, he has been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award.Stokes, 28, was man of the match on Sunday as England beat New Zealand in a dramatic final. But the all-rounder was born in New Zealand before moving to England when he was 12 - and it seems some Kiwis still see him as their own."He might not have been playing for the Black Cap...
England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final, Lord'sNew Zealand 241-8 (50 overs): Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37, Plunkett 3-42England 241 all out (50 overs): Stokes 84, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43, Ferguson 3-50England win after super overScorecardEngland beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice.In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.It meant England we...
Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes’ ‘full day out’ lights up England victory over South Africa

Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes’ ‘full day out’ lights up England victory over South Africa

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Media playback is not supported on this device It was comfortable in the end.But, at times, England's 104-run victory over South Africa was a nervy and even slightly subdued way to open a World Cup.The hosts were not able to bat at their brutal best on a tricky pitch and the Proteas were in contention of chasing down 312. Enter England all-rounder Ben Stokes to light up a grey day at The Oval and ensure a memorable start to the tournament.Report: Stokes & Archer star as England win openerTMS podcast: Stokes stunner lights up The OvalThat incredible catchStokes has ...
Ben Stokes: England all-rounder can still be a role model, says ECB chief

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder can still be a role model, says ECB chief

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes can still be a role model despite his part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017, says England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison.England all-rounder Stokes, 27, was cleared of affray in August.He missed five months of England games, including the Ashes, and was fined £30,000 by the Cricket Disciplinary Commission (CDC) earlier this month. "Ben is a leader in the England team," Harrison told BBC Sport.When asked if Stokes can still be a role model for English cricket, H...