NICK COMPTON: Why headbutt-gate could be great for my good mate Jonny Bairstow – EXCLUSIVE

GETTY/Ladbrokes Nick Compton is the Ashes columnist for Express Sport in association with Ladbrokes Just one Test down and as the late Richie Benaud once put it: “it’s all happening at the MCG” – except we are in Adelaide and don’t reach the MCG for another four weeks – but already we have had an […]

Ashes: Trevor Bayliss to read England the riot act after Jonny Bairstow headbutt incident

The England coach was furious at having to explain away Bairstow’s late-night antics in a Perth bar which have blown up in the media down under. Particularly given that they came in the immediate aftermath of England slumping to a 10 wicket defeat in the first Test at The Gabba.  But Bayliss insisted that while […]

Jonny Bairstow: ECB investigating ‘headbutt’ involving Cameron Bancroft before Ashes

Fox Sports in Australia report there was an incident in a bar in Perth during England’s pre-series tour match against Cricket Australia. The ECB are yet to comment on the alleged incident. Sky News Australia tweeted: “The ECB is investigating reports English batsman Jonny Bairstow headbutted Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft in Perth earlier this month.” […]

Ashes 2017/18: Jonny Bairstow believes England can triumph with or without Ben Stokes

The wicketkeeper-batsman is one of the key players in the line-up whether or not Stokes is ruled out as a result of his Bristol brawl. But Bairstow believes the tourists still have plenty more capable of turning a match on its head with a moment of genius. “We have guys with a wealth of knowledge […]

Jonny Bairstow makes maiden ton as England thrash West Indies at Old Trafford

The current Test wicketkeeper has been a brooding presence pushing from the fringes for much of the last two years, stepping in and out of the side to cover injuries and losses of form but never gaining a firm grip of any particular role. But after being told to make his case as Alex Hales’s […]