BEN Stokes is training at Durham while his international exile continues.

The England all-rounder was unable to make the plane for the Ashes tour as he awaits the conclusion of a police investigation.

Stokes is waiting to hear if he will be charged with causing actual bodily harm after a late-night fracas in Bristol in September.

But, while his England team-mates have had to adjust to life on tour without their vice-captain, the 26-year-old has been netting with at the Chester-le-Street based county club, for whom he has played since he was a teenager.

In a series of videos on his Instagram story, Stokes showed himself applying the sponsor's logo to a raft of new bats, before a video appeared of him bowling in the nets.

Tagged as 'grafting' and a 'full run', Stokes went through a full delivery at the Riverside Training Centre.