County cricket roundup: Ryan McLaren sparks Lancashire comeback
• Heroics with bat and ball help secure stunning victory over Somerset• Gary Ballance saves Yorkshire against Hampshire with twin centuriesLancashire skittled Somerset to pull off a remarkable heist at Old Trafford, havi ...
Guardian Monday, 24th April 2017, 8:36PM - Read article
CCD2: Durham hold on to draw
Gloucestershire and Durham's Specsavers County Championship Division Two encounter ended in a draw, despite some late drama with four Durham wickets.
Sky Sports Monday, 24th April 2017, 6:50PM - Read article
CCD1: Lancs cap comeback win
Lancashire capped a fine comeback win over Somerset on day four of their Specsavers County Championship clash at Old Trafford, bowling their visitors out for 130.
Sky Sports Monday, 24th April 2017, 6:40PM - Read article
England look for Mark Wood to pull up trees in Champions Trophy
• Pace bowler back from injury and will be selected for 50-over tournament• Paul Collingwood speaks of ‘genuine belief’ that England can winThe importance of Mark Wood to England’s hopes of winning a first 50-over global ...
Guardian Monday, 24th April 2017, 6:30PM - Read article
Child sex offender worked at schools cricket association with ECB permission
• Convicted paedophile attended junior cricket festivals with ECB executive• ECB vows to increase its focus and resources in area of child protectionThe England and Wales Cricket Board’s child protection policies are lik ...
Guardian Monday, 24th April 2017, 6:18PM - Read article
Kent abstain from T20 vote
Kent have abstained from voting on England's new Twenty20 tournament and plan to act as a "critical friend" to the radical changes.
Sky Sports Monday, 24th April 2017, 12:50PM - Read article
County cricket: Hampshire v Yorkshire, Middlesex v Essex – live!
Live updates from the final day of the Specsavers County Championship gamesLivingstone presses Test claim with 168 against SomersetEmail: Will.Macpherson.freelance@theGuardian.com | @Willis_Macp 12.02pm BST One for the b ...
Guardian Monday, 24th April 2017, 12:02PM - Read article
Steve O'Keefe overlooked by Cricket Australia for 2017-18 contract
Batsman Shaun Marsh and allrounder James Faulkner also miss outHilton Cartwright, Ashton Agar and Billy Stanlake awarded first contractsTroubled tweaker Steve O’Keefe and batsman Shaun Marsh have been snubbed for Cricket ...
Guardian Monday, 24th April 2017, 6:18AM - Read article
Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone makes Test claim with 168 against Somerset
• Livingstone shines in turning tide and states case for England v South Africa • Yorkshire follow on at Hampshire; Middlesex fight to save game against EssexThe expectation is that Liam Livingstone will play white-ball ...
Guardian Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 8:47PM - Read article
CCD2: Kent see off Derbyshire
Kent continued their fast start to the season with a second successive three-day victory over Derbyshire in Specsavers County Championship Division Two.
Sky Sports Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 8:42PM - Read article
CCD1: Ballance holds up Hants
Gary Ballance frustrated Hampshire as they attempted to seal an innings victory over Yorkshire on day three in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.
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County cricket: Middlesex v Essex, Hampshire v Yorkshire and more – live!
County Championship updates from around the groundsBerg steals show to help Hampshire take command against YorksEmail Will here, tweet @willis_macp or join the discussion below 9.58am BST Welcome to Lord’s, I’m Will Macp ...
Guardian Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 10:28AM - Read article
Gareth Berg steals show to help Hampshire take command against Yorkshire
• Hampshire 455 v Yorkshire 128-6• All-rounder Berg follows up unbeaten 99 with four wicketsOn the first evening Hampshire’s captain and centurion, James Vince, laid out how his side could defy the deadest of pitches and ...
Guardian Saturday, 22nd April 2017, 9:21PM - Read article
CCD2: Early wins for Notts, Worcs
Nottinghamshire breezed to an innings-and-88-run triumph over Sussex inside two days at Trent Bridge, with James Pattinson rising to the fore.
Sky Sports Saturday, 22nd April 2017, 8:44PM - Read article
CCD1: Yorks struggle at Ageas
England batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow registered single-figure scores on their return to domestic action as Yorkshire's top order capitulated against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.
Sky Sports Saturday, 22nd April 2017, 8:15PM - Read article
County cricket: Hampshire v Yorkshire and more – as it happened
All the action from around the grounds as Joe Root made just eight on his return to action, with Yorkshire collapsing against Hampshire 7.46pm BST What a blooming remarkable day. Yorkshire in strife at the Ageas, Middles ...
Guardian Saturday, 22nd April 2017, 7:46PM - Read article
County cricket round-up: Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone stars against Somerset
• Lancashire 109; Somerset 153-8• Middlesex 255-1 v Essex; Hampshire 281-4 v YorkshireOn a day that began with all nine visiting captains opting to forgo the toss and stick the home side in – pre-empting bowlers’ dominan ...
Guardian Friday, 21st April 2017, 7:46PM - Read article
County Championship cricket: Hampshire v Yorkshire, Middlesex v Essex - live!
Live updates from the latest round of County Championship gamesCricket’s slow-burn satisfaction nods to the notion faster isn’t always betterEmail: Will.Macpherson.freelance@theGuardian.com | Tweet: @Willis_macp 11.34am ...
Guardian Friday, 21st April 2017, 11:34AM - Read article
Root set for Yorkshire return
Joe Root will play his first innings in England since being appointed Test captain and is slated to bat at three as part of a formidable Yorkshire side eyeing revenge against Hampshire.
Sky Sports Thursday, 20th April 2017, 4:38PM - Read article
The Joy of Six: happy endings in sport | Nick Miller
From Nasser Hussain’s farewell century to Rocky Marciano’s perfect legacy and Eric Cantona’s lack of doubt, we salute six triumphant farewellsThe decision had already been made when Nasser Hussain went out for his final ...
Guardian Thursday, 20th April 2017, 10:30AM - Read article