South Africa confident Amla and Morkel are committed after county links
• Batsman and fast bowler linked to deals in English cricket• Kolpak deal would mean them retiring from South AfricaSouth Africa remain confident that Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel are committed to playing for their count ...
Guardian Wednesday, 16th August 2017, 3:16PM - Read article
Batting the big question mark for West Indies to make series competitive | Vic Marks
They will have the fastest bowlers on show at Edgbaston, but a new batting star will need to emerge if the tourists are going to find the runs to put England under pressureWith uncertainty comes excitement. So it must be ...
Guardian Wednesday, 16th August 2017, 1:25PM - Read article
Pink balls and a witching hour: what to expect at England’s first day-night Test | Will Macpherson
West Indies provide the opposition at Edgbaston and, though they have played a day-nighter before, it will be a voyage of discovery for most fans and playersThere are few certainties before the first Test against West In ...
Guardian Wednesday, 16th August 2017, 9:09AM - Read article
Reece puts Falcons on brink
Luis Reece put Derbyshire Falcons on the brink of the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals with 66 from 49 balls in a three-wicket win over the Durham Jets.
Sky Sports Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 11:00PM - Read article
Mark Stoneman’s debut against West Indies offers chance to book Ashes place
• Alastair Cook gets his 15th opening partner with England • Surrey opener is oldest specialist batsman on debut this centuryMark Stoneman feels his Test debut against West Indies under lights this Thursday is justificat ...
Guardian Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 7:05PM - Read article
End to Australia's cricket pay dispute met with relief at grassroots level
Cricket lovers at the national team’s pre-Bangladesh tour hitout in Darwin expressed their happiness the acrimonious dispute is over – and at the outcomeOn a relatively mild day in Darwin, a few hundred punters laze in t ...
Guardian Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 7:00PM - Read article
Worcestershire sign Ashwin
India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will play county cricket for the first time after joining Worcestershire until the end of the season.
Sky Sports Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 1:26PM - Read article
Edgbaston does its homework before England’s first day-night Test | The Spin
West Indies are in town from Thursday, when a pink Dukes ball and inappropriate break names are the least of the adjustments to the staple Test match fareThe first of many questions that executives at Edgbaston had to as ...
Guardian Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 9:51AM - Read article
Libby signs new Notts deal
Batsman Jake Libby has signed a new two-year contract with Nottinghamshire.
Sky Sports Monday, 14th August 2017, 4:47PM - Read article
Day-night Test is step into the unknown for England, says Stuart Broad
• England play first day-night Test at Edgbaston on Thursday• ‘I just don’t know what to expect,’ says BroadStuart Broad believes England will step into the unknown in the first day-night Test match to be held in this co ...
Guardian Monday, 14th August 2017, 3:46PM - Read article
India pair Ravi Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara set to play county cricket
• Ashwin expected to join Worcestershire for tail end of this season• Pujara set to return to Nottinghamshire to gain more experience in EnglandRavi Ashwin, the Indian spinner, is set to join the Division Two side Worces ...
Guardian Monday, 14th August 2017, 2:38PM - Read article
County cricket talking points: Mohammad Amir blows Yorkshire away
Bowlers Amir and Jamie Porter were on song for Essex, Alex Hales is seeing it like a beach ball and Dan Christian epitomises the modern T20 all-rounder By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Spor ...
Guardian Monday, 14th August 2017, 12:43PM - Read article
Finch ton downs Sussex
Aaron Finch thrashed a brutal hundred as Surrey kept their NatWest T20 Blast qualification hopes alive with a 17-run win over Sussex Sharks at The Oval.
Sky Sports Sunday, 13th August 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
WATCH: Roy's six out of Oval!
That one's outta here!
Sky Sports Sunday, 13th August 2017, 4:19PM - Read article
The scariest Test England ever played: terror at the hands of West Indies
In 1986, England went to the Caribbean fancying their chances. After Patrick Patterson inspired a brutal first Test thrashing, a 5-0 defeat was inevitable Graham Gooch’s specialist subject is West Indian pace bowling. He ...
Guardian Sunday, 13th August 2017, 9:00AM - Read article
WATCH: Neesham's great catch
Sublime one-handed catches above your head seem to be the order of the weekend in the NatWest T20 Blast!
Sky Sports Saturday, 12th August 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
Yorkshire lose at Leicester
Yorkshire's hopes of a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final suffered a hit as they lost at Leicestershire by four wickets.
Sky Sports Saturday, 12th August 2017, 5:14PM - Read article
WATCH: Billings Masterclass
Sky Sports Cricket has brought you a host of masterclasses so far this summer with Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff and Daniel Vettori displaying their batting and/or bowling skills.
Sky Sports Saturday, 12th August 2017, 1:40PM - Read article
Clearing the hurdles: why we're keeping the spotlight on women's sport
Women’s sport has been reaching new audiences in recent months. Now, we want to maintain that momentum beyond the big momentsEight years ago, when I was sports news correspondent for this newspaper, I found myself hastil ...
Guardian Saturday, 12th August 2017, 12:42PM - Read article
Selectors hope Mason Crane can conquer English history on step into the unknown | Vic Marks
The 20-year-old Sussex leg-spinner is unlikely to play in the day-night Test against West Indies at Edgbaston but he could soon buck a troublesome trendIt seems we have some dewy-eyed romantics as selectors. From Hampshi ...
Guardian Saturday, 12th August 2017, 10:00AM - Read article