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West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Taylor leaves Sussex due to family reasons
The club's T20 captain has returned home to New Zealand and a decision is yet to be taken over his availability for the quarter-finals

England gears up for pink-ball bow
West Indies are "huge underdogs", in the words of their captain Jason Holder, but they cannot be counted out, given their form during the warm-ups, the uncertainty of what the pink ball might do at Edgbaston, and the inexperience in England's top order

England selection conundrum amid pink ball uncertainty
An undercooked England side will go into their first day-night Test almost as pink as the ball in these conditions

Ottis Gibson compensation agreed but will stay for West Indies Test series
The England bowling coach, is expected to be unveiled as South Africa's new head coach within days but he will not start his new role until after the end of the third Test

When is tea, how are ticket sales? Edgbaston day-night Test FAQs
What you need to know about the first Test in England's home series against West Indies

Joel Garner warns hosts against underestimating West Indies
The West Indies' team manager said anyone who writes off the no. 8 ranked side does so "at their peril"

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'
England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience

Root shoulders the demands of the England captaincy
Joe Root is discovering the relentless demands made on an England captain - and that is even before he begins to think about the Ashes

Root rues England's top-order shortcomings
Joe Root has admitted the idea of his moving back into England's top three was discussed ahead of naming a squad for the Investec Test series against West Indies

Gibson set to be named as South Africa coach
Ottis Gibson is expected to be named South Africa's new coach within days, with the ECB now seeing his departure as inevitable

'Women's cricket can be on a par with tennis' - Perry
Ellyse Perry believes it is time to move on from comparing women's cricket with the men's game and celebrate the female version as a sport in its own right.

Helm takes the helm to steer Middlesex to thrilling victory
Tom Helm produced a brilliant final over as Middlesex beat Sussex Sharks by two runs to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the NatWest T20 Blast

Crane marks England call-up with starring role for Hampshire
Mason Crane marked his maiden England Test call-up with three wickets as Hampshire closed the gap on Glamorgan at the top of the NatWest T20 Blast South Group

Stoneman relishes his 'step into the unknown'
He might be the oldest specialist batsman picked by England this century, but Mark Stoneman has never given up on his life-long dream of playing Test cricket.

Bates completes Vipers wipe-out as Storm are downgraded to gentle breeze
Suzie Bates clattered an unbeaten 47 as Southern Vipers' bid to retain the Kia Super League got off to the perfect start by mauling Western Storm with a bonus point win

Stoneman, Crane earn maiden Test squad call-ups
Mark Stoneman, the Surrey opening batsman, is set to make his Test debut against a pink ball next week, after being named in a 13-man England squad for the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston

Rana leads rout as India seal youth ODIs
England Under-19s suffered a chastening eight-wicket defeat by India in front of the TV cameras in Canterbury to leave them 2-0 down in the five-match Royal London One-Day Series.

Women's highlights to be broadcast on Channel 5
England women's cricket will be shown on UK terrestrial television for the first time after the ECB agreed a broadcast deal with Channel 5

Moeen wants permanent role for Saqlain
Moeen Ali has implored the ECB to employ Saqlain Mushtaq on a permanent basis after his record-breaking series against South Africa

England top-order issues remain, admits Bayliss
Trevor Bayliss hinted that Keaton Jennings may not have done enough to retain his place at opener for the West Indies series

South Africa must move on from de Villiers - du Plessis
Faf du Plessis says that South Africa's problems cannot be solved by waiting on AB de Villiers to make a comeback that may never happen

CSA face compensation battle to get Gibson
The ECB is expected to demand a compensation payment from Cricket South Africa before they will consider allowing Ottis Gibson to leave

Woakes, Ballance unlikely for Edgbaston
A lack of first-class cricket could be hampering England's plans ahead of the first Investec Test against West Indies

Moeen's five secures England 177-run victory
Moeen Ali completed an outstanding series with 5 for 69 to wrap up a 3-1 victory for England as South Africa collapsed following a century stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis

Doug Insole passes away aged 91
He scored more than 25,000 first-class then had an influential career as an administrator

Moeen onslaught puts series victory in England's sights
South Africa battled back valiantly on an increasingly capricious pitch to give themselves a fleeting chance of chasing a sub-300-run target, only for Moeen Ali to put the destiny of the series beyond any reasonable doubt

Hales falls one shot short of Gayle's T20 century world record
The England opener had 94 off 29 deliveries when he aimed for his 10th six that would be equalled the record for a 30-ball T20 century

Anderson's homecoming, and Bairstow's 99, push SA to the brink
James Anderson produced his best figures at Old Trafford as England reduced South Africa to 220 for 9 at the close, still well behind their first-innings 362

ECB tightlipped on SA approach for Gibson
The ECB say they have yet to receive an approach from Cricket South Africa regarding the services of the England bowling coach, Ottis Gibson, who has been linked to the South African head coach's position

Billings fails to bring life to Kent season
Sam Billings showed the sort of form thyat won an IPL contract but Kent fell foul of a Sussex side making a late move up the South Group table

Bailey's best falls short as Wheater downs former team-mates
Adam Wheater returned to Hampshire to haunt his former county with a thumping 50 and boost Essex's hopes of reaching the Natwest T20 Blast quarter-finals

Notts complete derby double to trim high-fliers


Stricken Cosgrove falls short as Lancashire sneak last-ball win
Lancashire held on by four runs as Leicestershire's captain, batting with a runner, just failed in a plucky retort

Traffic delays and Noema-Barnett down Somerset
Somerset arrived just in time for the 6.30pm start at a sold-out Bristol but as Gloucestershire took West Country bragging rights they rather wished they hadn't

Yorkshire falter in face of Collingwood's wondrous season
Paul Collingwood might never see 40 again but his defiant form is once again a bright spot in Durham's careworn season

Honours even as Rabada rocks England with late strike
An absorbing day of Test-match cut and thrust finished with honours more or less even but with South Africa over-flowing with belief, thanks to a searing yorker from the final ball of Kagiso Rabada's day

Hostile Mills sets up Sussex victory surge
Sussex won for only the second time this season by beating Surrey at Hove but they still can;t be discounted as quarter-final contenders

McLaren's solo show can't down Northants
Ryan McLaren's T20-best score of 77 carried Lancashire's challenge deep into the night but ultimately the defending champions held on

Rossouw recovers to put weakened Middlesex in the mire
Rilee Rossouw shook off a blow on the helmet and by the end of the night the headache was Middlesex's in front of 20,000 at Lord's

It's James Anderson from the... James Anderson End
England's leading Test wicket-taker has been honoured by joining Brian Statham in having an end named after him at his home ground

Root still working out the England team he wants
There is a Test series to win, and another to follow, but minds are starting to drift towards the Ashes series and the questions still looming over England

More back injury woe for Reece Topley
Reece Topley, the England and Hampshire left-arm seamer, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the back for the fourth time in his career

England aim to end 19-year wait for home series success
Joe Root has the chance to win his first Test series as captain against a side who are known as strong tourists

Up-and-down England look to steady Roland-Jones
Toby Roland-Jones enjoyed a dream debut at The Oval - though he admitted taking a hat-trick as well would have been "too greedy" - but will start from scratch as England look to improve their consistency

Sibley leaves Surrey after Stewart refuses to give guarantees
Dominic Sibley wanted a written assurance that he would bat in thre top three in all three formats - and that was too much for Alec Stewart

Kent hang on after Afridi strikes
Shahid Afridi's four wickets gave Hampshire promise of victory but they dried up with the bat as Kent kept their last-eight hopes alive

NZC drop West Indies Test with eye to the future
New Zealand's first home day-night Test, against England next March, remains an uncertain prospect

Last-ball run-out for Wakely as Bears pip champions
Birmingham went top of North Group as Aaron Thomason held his nerve in the final over at Wantage Road

Bayliss remains unconvinced of need for eight batsmen
Steven Finn has replaced the injured Mark Wood in England's squad for the final Test against South Africa while Liam Dawson remains in the frame

Moeen hat-trick seals crushing England win
The 100th Test match at The Oval concluded with a wonderful piece of theatre when Moeen Ali completed England's victory in the third Test against South Africa with a hat-trick

Hose's triumphant debut sees off Buttler
Jos Buttler's 80 looked to have positioned Lancashire for victory but then came a T20 best on debut from Warwickshire's new signing Adam Hose

Collingwood's best outdone by Clarke retort
Veteran Paul Collingwood scored his maiden T20 century but was upstaged by a player nearly half his age in Joe Clarke as Worcestershire Rapids overpowered Durham Jets

Hales, England's forgotten Test opener, blazes to victory
Alex Hales might be overlooked by England at Test level, but he blazed a trail for Notts at Trent Bridge with a century to overhaul a formidable Yorkshire score

Henry bottles up Foxes as Derbyshire impress
Derbyshire are scenting a quarter-final place after an excellent bowling display made short work of Leicestershire

Elgar shows resolves as England eye series lead
Dean Elgar's unbeaten 72 helped lift South Africa from 52 for 4 but they had plenty of work to do to save the game on the final day after England set them 492 or four sessions to bat

Jennings digs in as England take a grip
As rain put a dampener on The Oval's 100th Test celebrations, one England batsman was concerned not with marking the past but protecting his future

Klinger's hundred goes unrewarded as Hampshire steal in
Michael Klinger's masterly unbeaten century was to no avail as Hampshire stole a rain-affected win to leapfrog Gloucestershire in South Group

Coughlin cheers Durham in seven-over thrash
Luke Ronchi struck the third fastest half-century in T20 in England, but Durham's captain Paul Coughlin could still celebrate a first Durham win

Roland-Jones' dream debut and Stokes' crafted ton seize control
Four wickets from England's debut seamer tore through South Africa's top order leaving them in danger of follow-on at The Oval

Northeast steers Kent home after the rain
Kent skipper Sam Northeast hit the winning boundary and finished with an unbeaten 54 as Kent secured a seven-wicket win under the DLS method over Somerset in a rain-affected NatWest T20 Blast clash at Canterbury

Northants brush aside Worcs after Gleeson burst
Richard Levi and Adam Rossington helped blast Northamptonshire to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Worcestershire at Wantage Road

ECB abandons 50-over Super League plan
The ECB has shelved plans for a women's domestic 50-over competition to mirror the T20 Kia Super League

Cook stands firm after Philander threatens England again
Recklessness was the charge laid against England after their double collapse at Trent Bridge, but rarely, if ever, has such an accusation been levelled against Alastair Cook

MCC plans Lord's honours boards for ODIs
The club has approved plans for an ODI honours board for both male and female cricketers

England sending out confused messages
Despite the ability to pull off impressive victories, England have made little overall progress as a Test side in the last two years

Meet England's new boys
England will certainly have two debutants at The Oval and could play a third in Dawid Malan. Where have they come from and why have they been selected?

Wood out, Roland-Jones to make Test debut
Toby Roland-Jones, the Middlesex seamer, will make his Test debut against South Africa at The Oval after Mark Wood was ruled out with the heel soreness he picked up at Trent Bridge

Rabada's return further challenge for England's unstable top order
The teams have had a chance to take stock after sharing the honours in the opening two Tests and it's England who arrive at The Oval with most questions to answer

'No question about England commitment' - Stokes
Ben Stokes has branded criticism of England's performance in the Trent Bridge Test as "harsh" and "unfair"

Lord's Masterplan development recommended by MCC
The MCC committee has rejected plans for a residential development at Lord's

Edwards' exit 'quite a big shock'
England's players open up on the "turbulent" circumstances that saw Charlotte Edwards retire after being removed from the captaincy in 2016

A day to ask: where were you?
A thrilling Women's World Cup final at a sold out Lord's was a match years in the making and can define the future of the game

'Anya Shrubsole, what a hero'
Reactions from the England players and team management after their triumph over India in a nail-biting World Cup final at Lord's

Hildreth stars as Somerset sneak it with ball to spare
James Hildreth ensured Somerset beat Middlesex for the second time in a week, this time with a ball to spare, to overhaul them in South Group

Whiteley hits six sixes in an over to steal Willey's thunder
Ross Whiteley stole the show with six sixes in an over after David Willey's thunderous hundred had taken Yorkshire to their second record Blast score in the week

De Grandhomme lives up to big-hitting reputation
Birmingham's unsung duo Colin de Grandhomme and Grant Elliott made the difference against Derbyshire at Edgbaston

Blake's last-ball run-out salvages a Kent tie
Alex Blake pulled off a last-ball run out to salvage a tie for Kent and reward Sam Billings first notable innings of the Blast season

Livingstone allows sad Durham no release
A career-best T20 innings of 61 by Liam Livingstone and some tight leg-spin bowling by Matthew Parkinson guided Lancashire to a somewhat routine 31-run victory over Durham

Shrubsole six-for snatches World Cup for England
A six-wicket haul from Anya Shrubsole won England their fourth World Cup after a thrilling final at Lord's

Honesty the best policy for 'tougher' England
Heather Knight termed the last 18 months "manic" as England turned around their fortunes following last year's World T20

Raj eyes World Cup glory in hope of brighter future
India captain Mithali Raj hoped on the eve of the final that an Indian win would inspire young girls in the country to take up the sport, and serve as the catalyst for a women's IPL

Drum to add festive touch at Lord's finale
MCC makes exception for Bharat Army after consulting with ICC

India's chance to spur a revolution
While England are on a seven-match winning streak, India have overcome a mini-slump to topple New Zealand and Australia on their way to the grand finale at Lord's

Bopara's four wickets take Essex off bottom
Dan Lawrence's NatWest T20 Blast best of 47 helped Essex thrash top-of-the-table Hampshire with six overs to spare

Willey hits form with the bat to sink Birmingham
England star David Willey tormented Birmingham with the bat to ensure a Yorkshire victory

Surrey take London derby after Pietersen panto
Surrey overcame London rivals Middlesex in the NatWest Blast by 15 runs in front of a full house at the Kia Oval after a run-out mishap involving Kevin Pietersen

Wessels hundred caps Trent Bridge night of records
A record Notts score, a first Notts century in T20 - by Riki Wessels - and the biggest T20 crowd ever seen at Trent Bridge: quite a night as they squeezed out local rivals Derbyshire

Champions Northants sneak home in rain-hit finale
Northamptonshire ended Leicestershire's 100 per cent record in this year's NatWest T20 Blast with a two-run Duckworth/Lewis win at Grace Road

Westley, Malan named in 13-man England squad
Essex's Tom Westley will make his Test debut at No.3 in the third Test against South Africa at The Kia Oval next week, after being named as a direct replacement for Gary Ballance in a 13-man squad

Kevin Pietersen feels the love on his English return
He coughed and spluttered, but then Kevin Pietersen was riding the wave as a capacity crowd at The Oval lapped up the start of his valedictory tour of England in the NatWest Blast

Michael Lumb forced to retire due to ankle injury
Michael Lumb, the Nottinghamshire and England batsman, has been forced to retire with immediate effect because of an ankle injury.

Wood given all clear after scans on heel
Mark Wood has been passed fit for the third Test against South Africa with scans clearing him of injury after he had reported soreness in his left heel

Gloucestershire go joint top after Kent collapse
Kent looked bound for victory at Canterbury until Tom Smith and Thisara Perera turned the tables for Gloucestershire with three-wicket spells

England hold nerve in thriller to make final
Sarah Taylor's half-century and Jenny Gunn's cameo unbeaten 27 helped England fight nerves and a full-blown batting collapse to progress to their fifth World Cup final

Ballance ruled out of third Test with broken finger
Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Investec Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval after fracturing his left index finger.

We were in control from the toss to the last ball - du Plessis
South Africa's returning captain lauded his team's character after they responded to the heavy defeat at Lord's with a crushing victory

Root shocked by Vaughan condemnation of England's 'lack of respect' for Test cricket
Michael Vaughan, Joe Root's boyhood hero, has branded England's batting "appalling" and suggested it was born from "a lack of respect" for the values of Test cricket.

Ballance faces X-ray after sustaining blow to left index finger
Gary Ballance is to have an X-ray on his left index finger after sustaining a blow on it when batting on the fourth day of the Trent Bridge Test

Pressure on England to do the running
The hosts have the weight of expectation on them, but also a batting line-up that has been in sensational form








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