Updated: 25/07/2012 17:41 | By pa.press.net

England trio available for t20 quarters



Alistair Cook is available to play for Essex in their t20 quarter-final against Somerset on Tuesday

Alistair Cook is available to play for Essex in their t20 quarter-final against Somerset on Tuesday

Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara and Matt Prior have all been made available for Tuesday's Friends Life t20 quarter-finals by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

All three are involved in the first Investec Test against South Africa, which ends on Monday at The Oval.

Bopara and Cook are both in the Essex squad to face Somerset in a 4.15pm start at Taunton. Prior is free to play for Sussex in their home clash against Gloucestershire which gets under way at 7.10pm.

But while the batsmen have been given the chance to represent their counties, England have exercised more care over their bowlers, who have been made to toil for long periods by the Proteas this week.

Nottinghamshire will not be able to call on Stuart Broad or Graeme Swann for their meeting with Hampshire, while Tim Bresnan will play no part in Yorkshire's fixture against Worcestershire.

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23/07/2012 16:10
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After the result of the first test why would anyoneone want them? Totally thrashed and embarrassed by South Africa. After Euro 2012 and the rugby world cup it's a pity that moaning and whingeing wasn't a sport, then England could claim to be good at something.
23/07/2012 16:01
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They may play for England but only two are Englishmen.
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