Lukas Bates had already given away his London Marathon costume, but now the Elizabeth Tower model has gone missing. Mr Bates had run the marathon dressed as the famous clock tower to try to get into the Guinness World Records Book for fastest marathon time dressed as a landmark. He didn’t quite pull it off,…

Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan and James Vince Batsman James Vince has the chance to earn a place in England’s World Cup squad after being called up for the one-day series against Pakistan. Vince, 28, replaces Alex Hales who was withdrawn from the preliminary World Cup squad after being suspended following an “off-field incident”. England have…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhen you run 26.2 miles as Big Ben – then can’t get across the finish line A London Marathon runner dressed as Big Ben got stuck at the finish line after he tried to break a world record. Lukas Bates, from Maidstone, Kent, tried to get into…

Surrey’s Ben Foakes played five Tests during England’s winter tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day one): Surrey 342-7: Jacks 88, Patel 70*, Foakes 69; Siddle 4-82 Essex: Yet to bat Surrey 3 pts, Essex 2 pts Scorecard England’s Ben Foakes struck 69 as Surrey began their…