James Sutherland's message to Australian cricket fans who can't afford pay TV – video
In Sydney, James Sutherland responds to a question from a journalist after announcing Cricket Australia has signed off on a landmark $1.182bn, six-year broadcast rights deal with Fox Sports and the Seven Network. Sutherl ...
Guardian Saturday, 14th April 2018, 10:50AM - Read article
Why England need to take a chance on talent and alter their top six | Barney Ronay
It seems the same batsmen from the disastrous Test winter will keep their spots against Pakistan, despite the fact they are England’s weakest top six of the modern ageNobody ever feels completely ready for the start of t ...
Guardian Saturday, 14th April 2018, 9:00AM - Read article
Vince hits fifty in county opener
James Vince scored an enterprising fifty for Hampshire on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship, boosting his England Test claims.
Sky Sports Friday, 13th April 2018, 7:10PM - Read article
James Vince back to frustrating best as rain hits County Championship return
• Hampshire batsman hits rapid 75 before missing straight ball• Four games are washed out without a ball being bowledIt is not supposed to start with a whimper. Six Championship games: four called off without a ball bowl ...
Guardian Friday, 13th April 2018, 6:52PM - Read article
Hit for Six: Mark Butcher
Mark Butcher reveals why he is backing RCB to win the IPL and has his say on Morne Morkel's Kolpak contract at Surrey in the latest Hit for Six...
Sky Sports Friday, 13th April 2018, 5:50PM - Read article
Call me nostalgic, but the Grand National ain’t what it used to be | Stephen Moss
The once-great race is now sanitised, cricket is in thrall to Twenty20 and rugby is a joke. Or am I just getting old?If I had to name three highlights from a lifetime, too much of which has been spent watching televised ...
Guardian Friday, 13th April 2018, 3:00PM - Read article
County cricket opening day: Yorkshire v Essex, Lancs v Notts and more – live!
Defending champions at Headingley as 2018 season beginsJamie Porter: ‘I can be more successful than Philander’County Championship: fans preview both divisions 9.14am BST This April morning, like so many before, a couple ...
Guardian Friday, 13th April 2018, 9:52AM - Read article
Sangakkara joins Sky Sports
Kumar Sangakkara joins the Sky Sports team as part of a huge line-up of cricket this summer.
Sky Sports Friday, 13th April 2018, 9:10AM - Read article
Cricket Australia's bumper new TV rights deal and what it means for fans | David Schout
The deal struck with Foxtel and Seven complies with anti-siphoning laws, but fans will have to pay to watch limited-overs cricketOn reading the terms of the the new $1.18bn cricket broadcast deal, Cricket Australia CEO J ...
Guardian Friday, 13th April 2018, 8:10AM - Read article
Amateur cricket club stumped as young asylum seeker is banned by Home Office
Because he played for his national team in Afghanistan it says he can’t play for usI help run an amateur cricket club which, last year, welcomed a young asylum seeker from Afghanistan. He was keen to get involved in the ...
Guardian Friday, 13th April 2018, 7:00AM - Read article
Nine loses Australian cricket rights as Foxtel and Seven set to land $1bn deal
Nine Network to lose cricket rights for first time in four decadesDeal includes internationals and Big Bash League gamesAustralian cricket is set for its biggest media shake-up in 40 years, with Foxtel expected to join w ...
Guardian Friday, 13th April 2018, 12:27AM - Read article
Somerset replace Bancroft with Renshaw
Somerset have signed England-born Australian batsman Matt Renshaw as their overseas player for the 2018 season.
Sky Sports Thursday, 12th April 2018, 5:15PM - Read article
Essex’s Jamie Porter: ‘Vernon Philander is unreal ... I can be more successful’
The effervescent Essex seamer Jamie Porter has just been named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year. Not that he was lacking in confidence before that...“We are only looking at one thing and that is how we win the ...
Guardian Thursday, 12th April 2018, 3:53PM - Read article
'County game important for Test side'
Middlesex captain Dawid Malan feels the County Championship is of "vital importance" to England’s Test players after a miserable winter.
Sky Sports Thursday, 12th April 2018, 3:50PM - Read article
Surrey swoop for Elgar
Surrey have signed South Africa's Test opener Dean Elgar as an overseas replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh in April and May.
Sky Sports Thursday, 12th April 2018, 3:40PM - Read article
India cruise past England to secure ODI series victory
England 201-9; India 202-2, win by eight wicketsIndia wrap up the three-match series 2-1India recorded a comfortable eight-wicket victory over England at Nagpur to win the final one-day international and secure the three ...
Guardian Thursday, 12th April 2018, 1:33PM - Read article
Sussex’s young stars look to set pace
Sussex have new optimism for 2018.
Sky Sports Thursday, 12th April 2018, 11:30AM - Read article
Grand National memories, Eric Bristow, and time for county cricket | Classic YouTube
This week’s roundup also features Roma riffing on Barcelona’s pain, Hearts’ advert for a Lego bus and Jackman v Warne1) Grand National weekend makes it obligatory to begin with Red Rum. Here’s his lesser watched 1974 tri ...
Guardian Thursday, 12th April 2018, 10:40AM - Read article
County Championship: fans of all 18 counties preview the cricket season
How is your team shaping up? Fans from both divisions give their verdicts on the season aheadI thought we’d narrowly avoid relegation before last season, so found our Championship win quite astonishing. But Simon Harmer ...
Guardian Thursday, 12th April 2018, 10:36AM - Read article
CC Division One preview
Will Essex retain the title? And who is in danger of sinking into Division Two? We look at the runners and riders ahead of Friday's Specsavers County Championship kick off...
Sky Sports Thursday, 12th April 2018, 6:00AM - Read article