Ashes no-show Ben Stokes bowled for two runs on underwhelming return in New Zealand

Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes struggled on his return for Canterbury (Picture: Getty)

Ben Stokes endured an underwhelming return to the cricket field as he struggled with bat and ball in Canterbury’s defeat to Otago in New Zealand’s 50-over Ford Trophy.

England’s vice-captain signed as an overseas player for Canterbury earlier in the week as he was ruled out of at least the first two Ashes Tests following his arrest in Bristol.

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