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Ben Stokes’ almighty celebration of absolutely nothing at all

Ben Stokes (via YouTube)

England v Australia, fourth Test, day two

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What Ben Stokes, Jack Leach and Headingley 2019 tell us about Test cricket

Ben Stokes wins a cricket match (images via Channel 5 and YouTube)

England v Australia, third Test, day four

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Five bonkers moments from the 2019 Cricket World Cup final – but which was the most uniquely cricket?

England win the World Cup (all images via ICC video)

2019 Cricket World Cup final, England v New Zealand

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Was this the greatest shot anyone has ever hit?

Ben Stokes hitting a normal four/six (via ICC video)

2019 Cricket World Cup final, England v New Zealand

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What score should we give that mad Ben Stokes catch?

Ben Stokes (all images via ICC video)
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Let us tell you about Ben Stokes from England’s World Cup squad

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Is a Ben Stokes with a rueful smile a diminished Ben Stokes?

Ben Stokes (via Sky Sports)
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Exactly how many Tests will Jonny Bairstow survive as England’s number three?

Jonny Bairstow (via Sky Sports)
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Ben Stokes has been charged with a crime which apparently means he should become available for England again

Ben Stokes was suspended from international cricket while the Crown Prosecution Service decided whether or not to press charges relating to the Bristol scuffle. Now that they have decided to charge him, he’s once again become eligible for selection.

We have no real opinion on whether or not Stokes should still be suspended, but we do find the way things have panned out slightly bizarre.

It’s almost as if the England management somewhat arbitrarily postponed making a decision until the next phase of the legal process and then took the one they wanted to take all along because they felt like it had been a while and things had maybe died down a bit.

Ben Stokes Ashes situation entirely unchanged by latest “revelations”

If you’re indicted for war crimes, “But they started it!” is not a particularly weighty defence – even if it’s true.

It’s some way down the scale, but the same principle still holds true with Ben Stokes. Today’s confirmation that he was defending two gay men when he rained all those punches down on a pair of fellas in Bristol doesn’t really change anything.

Why it happened doesn’t change what happened. We (somehow) covered exactly this yesterday. It’s entirely possible to do wrong even when you start off in the right.

“Towards the end of the fight it all got a bit scary so we walked off,” said Kai Barry, who clearly didn’t need too much defending by that point. “It was too much for me and we went to Quigley’s takeaway for chicken burgers and cheesy chips.”

If only Stokes had done the same.

Kai knows that if you’re going to step in and fight for the forces of good in every conflict you come across, you’re in for a long night. “If you ever see fights, you let it pass. It’s just Bristol town. You see it every night you go out,” he said.

These latest revelations are so staggeringly unimportant in the grand scheme of things that we were at least hoping to end this article by bringing you a little bit of insight into the offerings from Quigley’s takeaway. Sadly, our Bristol correspondent didn’t manage to get back to us before our deadline, so we can’t even give you that.

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