Ben Stokes hopes England can carry the momentum from their sensational third Ashes Test win at Headingley into the rest of the series.

Cumbrian Stokes shone in England’s dramatic one-wicket success on Sunday which levelled the series, as he scored 135 not out to help them chase down 359.

With the fourth Test starting next Wednesday at Old Trafford, Stokes, from Cockermouth, expects England will go into it with a huge amount of belief.

“Stuart Broad said we need to bowl at these guys like we were defending 170 [in Australia’s second innings] and we had to get the 67 out of our heads,” Stokes told Sky Sports News.

“Momentum is huge in sport and I’m 100 per cent sure, when Stuart Broad got out, Australia would have thought they will have the Ashes by the end of the day.

"So, we go into the next match with a lot of confidence.

“I think we are very aware, as a team and as players, that we have a responsibility to inspire the next generation of cricketers.

"What we did in the first-half of the summer [winning the World Cup] helped us to do that and, if we win the Ashes, hopefully, it will help produce more cricketers out of England over the next 20 years.”

Stokes has, once again, been selected in England's 13-man squad ahead of the fourth Test.

Cumberland’s cricket team, meanwhile, lost by one run to Berkshire in their Unicorns Trophy final on Wednesday.