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England U-19s thrashed Namibia by 203 runs to secure place in 5th place final with Pakistan U-19s,Jack Burnham hit a ton for England  Scorecard     Ireland comfortably beat Scotland by 95 runs to clinch 13th place  Scorecard  This was a good finish for Ireland who had not qualified and were invited late to replace Australia who withdrew on 'security grounds'.


*  Sri Lanka easily beat India in 1st t20 at Pune Scorecard    PNG beat Ireland in 3rd ODI bit lose series 1-2 Scorecard


Joe Root hits ton but is run out,Stokes hits fifty and Hales 65 as England post a challenging total.In reply Amla and de Kock build massive opening stand of 239 and SA win easily exposing the medocrity of England's bowling:At Centurion 3rd ODI England 318-8,50 overs(Root 125, Hales 65, Stokes 53) lost to South Africa 319-3,46.3 overs(de Kock 135,Amla 127) by 7 wickets Scorecard


India U-19s post substantial total.Sri Lanka suffer 2 run outs and lose too many wickets in chase:At Mirpur Semi Final ICC World Youth Cup India U-19s 267-9,50 overs(A Singh 72,S Khan 59, A Fernando 4-43) v Sri Lanka U-19s 166-7,39 overs Scorecard   Afghanistam comforatbly beat New Zealand U-19s by 8 wickets in 9th place semifinal Scorecard  Pakistan U-19s openers both records ducks but Saif Barder and Hasan Mohsin then add 189 for 4th wicket so Pakistan post a total way too far for Nepal U-19s Scorecard


*  Collapse mode in Hamilton.First NZ lose 6 wickets for 23 runs in 5 overs then Oz lose 6 wickets for 38.As NZ top order scored more they won and take series 2-1:At Hamilton 3rd ODI New Zealand 246,45.3 overs beat Australia 191,43.4 overs by 55 runs Scorecard


Pakistan U-19s recover from 57-5 to post respectable total thanks to a to from Umar Massod.fifties for Imlach and Hetmyer give Windies good chance of a successful chase which they rather maturely complete with almost 10 overs to spare:At Fatullah ICC Youth World Cup quarter final Pakistan U-19s 227-6,50 overs(Umar Massod 116) lost to West Indies U-19s 229-5,40 overs by 5 wickets Scorecard  Scotland U-19s beat Fiji U-19s in 13th place semifinal Scorecard


India Women raise game to win third ODI with skippr Mithali Raj hitting 89:At Hobart 3rd ODI Australia Women 231-7,50 overs(Blackwell 60,Perry 50) lost to India Women 234-5,47 overs(Raj 89) by 5 wickets Scorecard   ICC ICC World Championship 2014-2017


England U-19s underwhelm as Sri Lanka U-19s beat them easily. Avishka Fernando hits 95 for SL:At Mirpur Quarter Final ICC Youth World Cup England U-19s 184,89.4 overs lost to Sri Lanka U-19s 186-4,35.4 overs(A Fernando 95) by 6 wickets Scorecard   Ireland U-19s dominate Canadians to win 13th place semi final Scorecard Competition Full Results   ICC Under 19s World Cup


Buttler completes the coup de grace as England win by 5 wickets.Hales misses out on ton,Jordan takes brilliant catsh to dismiss AB de Villiers:At Port Elizabeth 2nd ODI South Africa 262-7,50 overs(de Villiers 73) lost to England 263-5,46.2 overs(Hales 99,Buttler 488) by 5 wickets  Scorecard


India U-19s thrash Namibia U-19s to reach Semi Finals.Rishabh Pant hits 111 off 96 balls:At Fatullah KSOAI Quarter Final ICC Youth World Cup India U-19s 349-6,50 overs(Pant 111,Khan 76,Jaffer 64) beat Namibia U-19s 150,39 overs by 199 runs Scorecard


*  Australia level ODI series after see saw innings including 138 1st wicket start then a mid order collapse followed by an unbeaten 7th wicket stand of 86:At Wellington 2nd ODI New Zealand 281-9,50 overs(Williamson 60) lost to Australia 283-6,46.3 overs(Warner 98,M Marsh 69*,Khawaja 50,Hasting 488) by 4 wickets Scorecard


*  Smritri Mandhana scores a ton for India Women but Oz Ladies win by 6 wickets after 138 opening stand from Meg Lanning and Nicole Bolton at  Hobart Scorecard


*  Scots too good for Dutch in their second t20 outing in Dubai ICCCA  winning by 37 runs Scorecard


Nepal U-19s' skipper seventy helped Nepal post a respectatble total despite 3 run outs.Bangladesh fifth wicket pair batted very maturely adding over 100 to win with an over to go.Rijal missed some stumping chances which may have altered the result:At Mirpur Quarter final ICC Youth (Zakir Hasan 75*,M Miraz 55*) by 6 wickets Scorecard


*  Scots fail the chase:At Dubai ICC Academy T20 UAE 148-8,20 overs(Amjal Javed 76)beat Scotland 139-9,20 overs (Mommsen 56) by 9 runs Scorecard


England make impressive start, Hales, Root & Stokes hit fifties,Butler hits a ton:Stokes takes remarkable catch to remove du Plessis,Quinton de Kock hits superb ton but rain intervenes with SA behind on D/L: At Bloemfontein 1st ODI England 399-9,50 overs beat South Africa 250-5,33.4 overs(de Kock 138*,du Plessis 58) by 39 runs D/L Method  Scorecard


New Zealand thrash Australia in opening ODI.Guptil hits 90 but Boult and Henry blow top order with ducks for Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh leaving Oz 40-6 at one point in match:At Auckland 1st ODI New Zealand 307-8,50 overs(Guptil 90,Nichols 61) beat Australia 148,24.2 overs(Boult 3-38,Henry 3-41) by 159 runs Scorecard


*  Windies U-19s win tense match in contoversial manner to advance to the quarter finals. What had been the best match of the competition was somewhat soured by the bowler running out Richard Ngarava as he backed up with bat on line:At Chittagong Match 23 Group C West Indies U-19s 226-9,50 overs Springer 61) beat Zimbabwe U-19s 224,49 overs(Snyder 52,Okeefe 43,Joseph 4-30) by 2 runs Report Scorecard    South Africa U-19s thrash Scots:At Cox's Bazar Match 22 Scotland U-19s 127,45.4 overs lost to South Africa U-19s 129-0,29 overs(Smith 64*,Verreynne 64* by 10 wickets Scorecard   Bangladesh U-19s humble fellow quarterfinalists Namibia: At Cox's Bazar Match 21 Group A Namibia U-19s 65,32.5 overs lost to Bangladesh U-19s 66-2, by 8 wickets Scorecard   Points Table   ICC Youth World Cup


*  Australia Women achieve commanding win over India woem with fine all round performance by ellyse Perry.Alex Blackwell  hit a ton and added 180 runs with Perry for 3rd wicket:At Canberra ICC Women's ODI Championship 1st ODI Australia Women 276-5,50 overs(Blackwell 114,Perry 90) beat India Women 175,46.5 overs(Perry 4-45) by 101 runs Scorecard


India U-19s top order demolish Nepal's bowling to win by 7 wickets with 29.5 overs remaining:At Mirpur SBNS Match 19 Group D 48/48 Nepal U-19s 168-8,48 overs lost to India U-19s 175-3,18.1 overs (Pant 78,Kishan 52) by 7 wickets Scorecard  Canada U19s batmen post an inadequate total  so Afghanistan romp home with 155 balls to spare:At Sylhet ICS Match 18 Canada U-19s 147,50 overs lost to Afghanistan U-19s 149-6,24.1 overs(Tariq Stanikzai 56) by 4 wickets Scorecard   Ireland U-19s failed to capitalise on solid start to post a respectable total then having NZ in serious trouble at 45-4 again failed to finsh them off Finn allen hit 96 and NZ won with nearly 10 overs to spare:At Fatullah KSOAI Match 20 Group D Ireland U-19s 212,47.5 overs(Tector 56,Dennison 46) lost to New Zealand U-19s 213-6,40.1 overs(Allen 96,Phillips 58)  by 4 wickets Scorecard  Points Table


*  Ireland in the ascendancy but Assad Val  has a lot to do if PNG are to chase successfully,he is out for 20 ,Bau hits 45 but Png fall way short of target: At Townsville TIS Australia ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-2017 Ireland 289,108.4 overs(NJ O'Brien 63,Vanua 5-59) & 244-5dec,64 overs beat Papua New Guinea 188,84.5 overs(Vala 120, Murtagh 4-33,Rankin 3-21) & 200,73.4 overs(Bau 45,Rankine 3-31) by 145 runs Scorecard


Namibia U-19s rock mighty neighbours South Africa as Lohan Louwrens guides them to 2 wicket win and aplace in the quater finals:At Cox's Bazar Match 16 Group A South Africa U-19s 136-9,50 overs lost to Namibia U-19s 137-8,39 4 overs(Louwrens 58*) by 2 wickets Andrew Nixon reports Scorecard   Sharma Springer hits ton as Windies enjoy runfest at Fiji's expense:At Chittagong Match 16 Group C West Indies U-19s 340-7,50 overs(Springer 106,Pope 76) beat Fiji U-19s 78,27 overs(Pope 4-24,Joseph 3-15)  by 262 runs Scorecard   Jack Burnham hits century for England but Jeremy Ives misses out for Zim as England U-19s progess to quarter finals:At Chittagong ZACS Match 15 Group C  England U-19s 288-4,50 overs(Burnham 106) beat Zimbabwe U-19s 159,43.4 overs(Ives 93,Mahmood 4-39,Taylor 3-14) by 129 runs Scorecard   Nazmul Hossain Shanto hits unbeaten ton as Bangladesh U-19s post a total too far for Scotland:At Cox's Bazar Bangladesh U-19s 256-6,50 overs(NH Shanto 113*,M Ghaffar 4-60) beat Scotland U-19s 142,47.2 overs(Azeem Dar 50) by 114 runs Scorecard  Points Table 


Pakistan innings loses momentum and NZ chase down revised total to win match and series:At Auckland Eden Park Pakistan 290,47.3 overs(50 )(Babar Azam 83,M Hafeez 76) lost to New Zealand 265-7,42.4 overs(43) by 3 wickets D/L Method Scorecard


India win off the last ball to complete 3-0 series whitewash over Australia.Watson hits magnificent century(124* off 71 balls) but innings total posted not enough:At SCG 3rd T20 Australia 197-5,50 overs(Watson 124*) lost to India 200-3,20 overs by 7 wickets off last ball Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka U-19s owe much to skipper Asalanka in defeating Afghanistan:At Sylhet ICS Match 10 Group B Sri Lanka U-19s 184,48.5 overs(Asalanka 71) beat Afghanistan U-19s 151,44.4 overs by 33 runs Scorecard Canada bowlers fail to test Pakistan:At Sylhet DS Match 11 Group B Canada U-19s 178,48.3 overs lost to Pakistan U-19s 180-3,40.5 overs(Zeeshan Malik 89*) by 7 wickets Scorecard  India's bowlers crush  New Zealand:At Mirpur SBNS Match 12 Group D India U-19s 258-8,50 overs(SN Khan 74) beat New Zealand U-19s 138,31.3 overs(Lomror 5-47) by 120 runs Scorecard Ireland Youth no match for Nepal;At Fatullah KSOAI Match 13 Group D  Ireland U-19s 131-9,50 overs(Lamichhane 5-27) lost to Nepal U-19s 132-2,25.3 overs(Karki 61*) by 8 wickets Scorecard   Points Table


England Lions lose final UODI and the series 2-3.Billings top scored for Lions:At Dubai ICC Academy England Lions 216,49.1 overs(Billings 89,Fakhar Hasan 5-27) lost to Pakistan 'A' 217-7,47.5 overs  by 3 wickets Scorecard


England find fine form in ODI warm up.Taylor hits ton and Topley,Rashid and Jordan take threefers:At Kimberley England XI 368-7,50 overs(JWA Taylor 116,Bairstow 58) beat South Africa 'A' 205,30.5 de Bruyn 73*) by 161 runs Scorecard


*  Australia's Men & Women fail the challenge and so lose both T20 series 2-0:At MCG 2nd t20 N India 184-3,20 overs beat Australia 157-8,20 overs by 27 runs Scorecard  At MCG 2nd T20 Australia Women 125-8,18 overs lost to India Women 69-0,9.1 overs D/L Method  by 10 wickets with 5 balls remaining Scorecard


*  Scots U-19s suffer crushing defeat from fellow Associate Namibia:At Cox's Bazar ICC U-19s World Cup Match 9 Group A Scotland U-19s 159,36.3 overs lost to Namibia U-19s 162-1,26 overs by 9 wickets Scorecard   England restrict Windies chase to win comfortably:At Chittagong Match 7 Group C England U-19s 282-7,50 overs beat West Indies U-19s 221,43.4 overs by 61 runs Scorecard      Fiji no match for Zimbabwe:At Chittagong MASS Match 8 Group C Fiji U-19s 81 lost to Zimbabwe U-19s 84-3,18.5 overs by 7 wickets Scorecard


Nepal U-19s shock New Zealand:At Fatullah KSOAI  ICC U-19s World Cup Match 6 Group D Nepal U-19s 238-7,50 overs beat New Zealand U-19s 206 by 32 runs Scorecard  India prevail against Ireland whose chase is strangled despite fifties from Lorcan Tucker & William McClintock:At Mirpur SBNS India U-19s 268-9,50(SN Khan 74,W Sundar 63) overs beat Ireland U-19s 189,49.1 overs(L Tucker 57,W McClintock 58) by 79 runs Scorecard  Afghanistan young batsmen struggle against Pakistan:At Sylhet ICS Match 3 Group B Afghanistan U-19s 126,41.2 overs lost to Pakistan U-19s 129-4,31.3 overs by 6 wickets Andrew Nixon reports   Scorecard   Sri Lanka thrash Canada:At Sylket DS Match 4 Group B Sri Lanka U-19s 315-6,50 overs beat Canada U-19s 119,39.2 overs by 196 runs Andrew Nixon reports    Scorecard


England U-19s thrash Fiji U-19s. Dan Lawrence and Jack Burhham hit big tons:At Chittagong Match 2 Group C ICC U-19s World Cup England U-19s 371-3,50 overs(Lawrence 175,Burnham 146) beat Fiji U-19s 72,27.3 overs by 299 runs Scorecard Hosts Bangladesh's bowlers prove to good for South Africa despit Liam Smith ton:At Chittagong ZACS Match 1 Group A Bangladesh U-19s 240-7,50 overs beat South Africa U-19s 197,48.4 overs(L Smith 100) by 43 runs Scorecard


Australia's chase fizzles out in 1st T20:At Adelaide Oval India 188-3,20 overs(Kohli 90*) beat  Australia 151,19.3 overs by 37 runs Scorecard   India Women chase down target with 8 balls remaining so India complete double at Adelaide Scorecard


*  Red hot Rabada routs England on final morning or 4th Test Match.Rabada takes 13 wickets in match.England lose 7 wickets for 43 runs. The series which England won 2-1 ends with much encouragement for South Africa's future whereas England have serious batting problems to sort out More   AB de Villiers hints at long term stay as Captain of Test Side More


*  Hong Kong thrash Scotland:At Mong Kok Hong Kong ODI ICC World Cricket League Championship Match 17 Hong Kong (Anshuman Rath 97,Nikizat Khan 93,Evans 4-43) beat Scotland 150,39.1 overs(McLeod 53,Nadeem Ahmed 4-26) by 109 runs Scorecard   Points Table


New Zealand make slow and sticky start yet rally to 280 then Boult and Elliott dismiss Pakistan:At Wellington 1st ODI New Zealand 280-8,50 overs(Nicholls 82) beat Pakistan 210,46 overs(Boult 4-40) by 70 runs Scorecard


*  KP top scores but it is the Sydney Thunder who take the title in style with a six giving skipper Mike Hussey a great finale:At MCG Big Bash League Final Melbourne Stars 176-9,20 overs(Peterson 74) lost to Sydney Thunder 181-7,19.3 overs by 3 wickets Scorecard   At MCG Big Bash Women's Final Sydney Sixes 115-7,20 overs lost to Sydney Thunder 116-7,19.3 overs by 3 wickets Scorecard  Sydney Thunder complete the double


India U-19s retire three batsmen but still score 485 to beat Canada U-19s by 372 runs, a remarkable margin in a 50/50 match ICC U-19s World cup Warm Up  Scorecard


Netherlands prevail despite flurry of wickets:At Abu Dhabi SZS ICC Intercontinental 4day Cup Match 8 UAE 164.51.4 overs & 276,104.5 overs(Shaiman anwar 148) lost to Netherlands 315,97.1 overs(Borren 96,Ahmed Raza 6-112) & 128-6,42.5 overs by 4 wickets Scorecard  Points Table


India scrape home with 2 balls to spare as Manesh Pandy hits ton.Rohit Sharma's remakable form persists but he misse out on ton.Warner and Mitchell Marsh hit tons for OZ:At SCG 5th ODI D/N Australia 330-7.50 overs(Waner 122,M Marsh 102*) lost to India 331-4,49.4 overs(Pandey 104*,R Sharma 99,Dhawan 78,Hastings 3-61) Scorecard  Australia win series 4-0


*  Windies U-19s batsmen find some form against Scots whose reply fizzles out once williamson retires hurt on 63 Under -19s World Cup Warm up Scorecard


*  KP  hits 62 to steer Melbourne Stars to Big Bash Final with defeat of Perth Scorchers Scorecard   Khawaja ton takes Sydney Thunder to Final in 8 wicket win over Adelaide Strikers Scorecard


*  South Africa make 5 changes from 3rd test win toss and bat first.Taylor catches Elgar but Cook and amla persist to lunch benefiting from some lack lustre England bowling, Broad apart.Cook his maiden Test ton and Amla another but AB goes for a duck,de Kock & Bavuma staedy to stumps.england take quck wickets day 2 but de Kock continues to unbeaten century.In reply Hales falls early again and Compton is lbw to grubber.Cook fails to match his namesake falling to Morkel corker then England crumble before lunch as Rabada takes fifer,Moen Ali hits fifty and Rabada finishes with sevenfer.England take 3 early wickets including AB de Villiers for a pair.Rain stops play with SA leading by 381.Amla misses out on 2nd ton. England lose both openers cheaply and Compton soon after.Taylor and Root fall quckly next morning and the collapse continues as Rabada picks up sixfer:At Centurion 4th Test South Africa 382-7,103 overs(Cook 116,Amla 109,de Kock 62*) & 248-5dec,83.2 overs(Amla 96,Bavuma 78*) v England 342,104.5 overs(Cook 76,Root 76,Ali 61,Rabada 7-112) &  101, 34.1 overs(Rabada 6-32)  Scorecard


*  Sydney Thunder beat Perth Scorchers to reach Women's Bash Bash Final Report 


Bell appointed captain of Warwickshire More   Trescothick resigns captaincy of Somerset and Rogers takes over More


*  Kohli & Dhawan hit tons to set up India's chase but then India collapse as Richardson takes fifer to make it 4-0 to Australia:At Canberra 4th ODI D/N Australia 348-8,50 overs(Finch 106,Warner 93, I Sharma 4-77) beat India 323,49.2 overs(Dhawan 126,Kohli 106, Richardson 5-68) by 23 runs Scorecard  Match Report Australia lead series 4-0


Jason vince run out 70 sets Lions en route to victory:At Dubai ICC Academy 1st Unofficial ODI  Pakistan 'A' 192,47 overs lost to England Lions 194-5,41.1 overs by 5 wickets Scorecard


*  Chris Gayle hits record 12 ball fifty but then Bravo plays idiotic 1st ball shot and most of the Renegades then gift their wickets away so miss out on Semi finals Report      Big Bash 


Pakistan U-19s beat Australia U-19s by 109 runs in Tri-Nations Tournament  Match 4 Scorecard


New Zealand level T20 series with Pakistan in spectacular style as Guptil and Williamson hit an unbeaten 171 in 17.4 overs at Hamilton Scorecard


Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe a second time in 4 match T20 series by 42 runs at Khulna Scorecard


*  Rohit Sharma fails but Kohli hits ton.Once again India's bowlers are unable to retrain OZ batsman.Maxwell hits 96 and Oz take series:At MCG 3rd ODI India 295-6,50 overs(Kohli 116) lost to Australia 296-7,48.5 overs(Maxwell 96,S Marsh 62) by 3 wickets Scorecard


*  Munro falls at 89 and then wickets tumble so Williamson unpartnered bats in vain after Pakistan posted 171 1st T20 Eden Park auckland Scorecard


*  Rohit Sharma hits another ton as India post 308 which proves not enough again as Oz chae down with an over to spare:At Woolloongabba Brisbane 2nd ODI India 308-8,50 overs(Sharma 124,Rahane 89,Kohli 54) lost to Australia 309-3,89 overs(Bailey 76*,Finch 71,S Marsh 71) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  South Africa win toss and bat first and make solid start under cloudy skies,Stokes induces error by van Zyl and Bairstow catches three more, Bavuma is run out but 8th wicket has added 42 by stumps.england take wickets quickly on resumption day 2 but then lose 4 themselves before Root & Stokes revive innings, bad light stops play.Rabada removes Root and Ali but Bairstow persists as England take 1st innings lead but falls to Rabada who takes fifer.Broad blast destroys SA and England win overwhelmingly,gifting 3 wickets:At New Wanderers Stadium Jo'burg 3rd Test South Africa 313,99.3 overs & 83,33.1 overs(Broad 6-17) lost to England 323,76.1 overs(Root 110, Stokes 58,Baistow 45,Rabada 5-78) & 74-3,22.4 overs by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Rohit Sharma hits 171 not out as India post 300,Sran removes Warner & Finch cheapl but smith & Bailey add 207 for 3rd wicket & Oz win with 4 balls to spare:At Wacca Perth 1st ODI India 309-3,50 overs(Sharma 171*,Kohli 91) lost to Australia 310-5,49.2 overs(Smith 149,Bailey 112) by 5 wickets Scorecard


New Zealand U-19s beat Australia U-19s in opening match of Tri-Nations Tournament in UAE by 4 wickets thanks to unbeaten 7th wicket 71 run stand by Leopard and Allen Scorecard


Tom Allin former Warwickshire cricketer found dead aged 28 More   Mathew Hobden Sussex cricketer aged 22 found dead More


*  Afghan teenage cricket fan killed by celebratory gunfire as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe More


*  Sri Lanka fail the chase,guptil hits ton but Mathews falls short:At Bay Oval 4th ODI New Zealand 294-5,50 overs(Guptil 102) beat Sri Lanka 258,47.1 overs(Mathews 95) by 36 runs Scorecard


Luke Jongwe routs Afghanistan.Cremer and Masakadza rescue Zim innings :At Sharjah 3rd ODI D/N Zimbabwe 175,48.3 overs beat Afghanistan 58,16.1 overs(Jongwe 5-6) by 117 runs Scorecard  Afghanistan lead 5 match series 2-1


*  Windies win toss and bat first but middle order squander decent  partnership from Bravo and Brathwaite. Innings revived by Ramdin and Carl Brathwaite with 87 run  stand between the showers in rain restricted day close.3rd day wash out & 4thday was out:At Sydney SCG 3rd Test West Indies 330,75 overs(K Brathwaite 85,C Brathwaite 69) drew with Australia 176-2dec,38 overs(Warner 122*) Scorecard


Luke Wright hits unbeaten ton in Big Bash League Match 16 as Melbourne Stars beat Renegades by 7 wickets with 5 balls to spare Scorecard


England win toss and bat confidently until brilliant 3rd slip catch removes Cook.Hales and Compton add 74 before Morkel removes Hales.Compton falls just before tea whacking to mid wicket.1st ball after tea Taylor is caught for a golden duck.Root hits fifty then Stokes & Baisrtow add 94 more by stumps.Stupendous Stokes hit fastest ever 200 by an Englishman & Bairstow reaches 150.Record ever Test Stand for 6th wicket.Early run out and the loss of Elgar were England 's only rewards by stumps as Amla refinds form and de Villiers is dropped.Amla hits ton but AB falls to Finn for 88.Amla ploughs on with du Plessis who also refinds form A very determined SA.Amla completes double ton before falling to Broad and Anderson has du Plessis caught at same Kock falls cheaply but Bavuma and Morrisstrive on towards England's total, Bavuma makes maiden test century & SA declare 2 runs behind.England lose both openers cheaply day 5 and wickets fall steadily but bad light stops play early:At Cape Town Newlands 2nd Test England 629-6,125.5 overs(Hales 60,Root 50,Stokes 258, Bairstow 150) & 159-6,65 overs drew with South Africa 627-7dec,211 overs(Amla 201, de Villiers 88, du Plessis 86,Bavuma 102*, Morris 69) Scorecard    Morris and Rayudu come in for SA, Anderson returns for England


*  Wash out in Nelson 4th ODI New Zealand 75-3,9 overs(24) v Sri Lanka Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka's batsmen finally find form on the last day of 2015:At Nelson Saxton Oval 3rd ODI New Zealand 276-8,50 overs(Williamson 59) lost to Sri Lanka 277-2,46.2 overs(Dilshan 91,Thirimanne 87*,Gunathilaka 65) by 8 wickets Scorecard


*  Brad Taylor from Hampshire has been confirmed as England’s captain for the forthcoming ICC Under-19s World Cup in Bangladesh. More


An emergency fund to help flood-hit lower league cricket teams has been set up by Yorkshire County Cricket club. More   Minor County Cumberland does not have the same resources as Yorkshire but ECB has a flood emergency service for local cricket clubs as well More


*  Sri Lanka win toss and bat then collapse abjectly,Guptil hits 93 off 30 balls in reply.a disappointing day's play for the large holiday crowd:At Christchurch 2nd ODI Sri Lanka 117, overs lost to New Zealand  118-0,8.2 overs(Guptil 93*,Latham 17*) by 10 wickets Scorecard


Afghanistan   beat Zimbabwe  at Sharjah on Christmas Day by 49 runs Scorecard Report from Andrew Nixon


*  South Africa win toss and invite England to bat.Cook out for duck and after rain interval Hales wafts at wide one and is caught.Root is trapped lbw,another stoppage for light rain.Compton & Taylor revive innings with stand of 130 runs but Taylor falls to Steyne just before bad light stops play,next day England succumb meekly until Finn & Broad add 36 for last wicket.Broad takes two early wickets and then de Villiers for 49,Ali removes du Plessis,Elgar bats through innings for century.England make slow progress as lead builds.Steyne retires twice with shoulder injury.SA drop three catches but eventually catch Compton,Root hits fifty but gives his wicket away as does Stokes.Van Zyl takes three late wickets so England set SA 416 to win.SA make steady start but Finn takes three & Stokes 1 by stumps but Bairstow misses stumping AB.Moeen Ali removes AB de Villiers and Bavumba in 1st two overs and more follow quickly : At Durban 1st Test England 303,100.1 overs(Taylor 70,Compton 85,Steyne 4-70,Morkel 4-76) & 326, 102.1 overs(Root 73,Bairstow 79,Compton 49, Piedt 5-153) v South Africa 214,52,81.4 overs(Elgar 118*) & 155-8,63 overs Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka win toss and bat then collapse to Henry and Milne,27-5 then 65-6.Siriwardana and Kulaskara add 98 only for 4 more wickets to fall for 25 runs.NZ win easily after McCullum blast at top of order,Guptil  hits seventy:At Christchurch Hagley Oval 1st ODI Sri Lanka 188,47 overs lost to New Zealand 191-3,21 overs by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Windies win toss and insert Australia.Start delay due to wet weather.Warner falls early.Burns and Khawaja hit tons adding 258 for 2nd wicket.Smith & Voges pile on runs day 2 completing tons then Windies reply is abject.Carlos Brathwaite shows resolve and scores fifty by way of two no ball reprieves,Bravo persists with tail.Oz lose openers cheaply in reply but Smith's fine form continues.Smith declares overnight.K Brathwaite plays cameo as do several others.Ramdin & Holder add 100 and both hit fifties but Oz win just within the day :At MCG 2nd Test Australia 426-3,112 overs(Khawaja 144,Burns 128) & 179-3,32 overs beat West Indies 271,100.1 overs(Bravo 81,C Brathwaite 59) & 282,88.3 overs(Holder 68,Ramdin 59,M Marsh 4-61) by 177 runs Scorecard


Finn takes out middle order as SA collapse.Cook and Hales make sound start in reply,Cook & Root post tons as most England batsman enjoy the day.In reply de Kock makes fifty but also  succumbs to Moeen Ali who takes a sixfer and Finn two more:At Pietermaritzburg  CO South Africa 'A' 136,56 overs & 187,42.5 overs  lost to England XI 414-6,97.5overs(Cook 126,Root 117,Stokes 66,Hales 56) by an innings & 91 runs Scorecard


New Zealand win toss and insert Sri Lanka who post respectable score by stumps only to lose wickets quickly next day.NZ make solid start but succumb to SL bowlers in particular debutant Chameera who takes fifer.SL make good start but then collpase to short pitched bowling from NZ to set NZ 189 to win.Chameera takes 4 more wickets but Williamson bats on to century so NZ win:At Hamilton 2nd Test Sri Lanka 292,80.1 overs & 133,36.3 overs lost to New Zealand 232-9,78.4 overs & 189-5,54.3 overs(Williamson 108*) by 5 wickets Scorecard


*  Cook and Hales fall quickly in tour opener but Taylor and Stokes fill their boots.England declare overnight and take three early wickets and bowl out SAXI cheaply.Junior Dala takes fifer as England XI stumble to 190 all out.Lightning stops play:At Potchefstroom SP England XI 470-5dec,88 overs(Taylor 114ret,Stokes 158ret)  & 190,40 overs drew with South African Invitation XI 188,57.1 overs & 5-0,2 overs Scorecard  Finn joins tour party from UAE More


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Australia win toss and bat with relish against indifferent Windies seam bowling.Windies take 3 wickets but then Voges and Steve Marsh add 449 & Oz declare with Voges on 269.Gabriel injured and can not bat.Windies lose wickets steadily but Bravo finds partner in Roach & these two add 99.Bravo completes ton and windies follow on only to collapse again except for Brathwaite who hits ninety, an abject windies performance:At Hobart 1st Test Australia 583-4dec,114 overs(Voges 269*,S Marsh 182,Warner 73) beat West Indies 223,70 overs(Bravo 108) & 148(Brathwaite 94) by an innings & 212 Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka win toss and insert NZ who score over 400 in the day with Guptill hitting 150.SL make slow progress in reply and NZ gain substantial 1st lead.Lataham scores ton and SL are set 405 to win.SL lose three by close on rain interupted day.Chandimal & Matthews throw their wickets away and NZ win by 122 runs:At Dunedin UO 1st Test New Zealand 431,96.1 overs(Guptill 156,Williamson 88,McCullum 75) & 267-3 dec,65.4 overs(Latam 109*) beat Sri Lanka 294,8117.5 overs(Chandimal 83,Karanaratne 88) & 282,95,2 overs(Chandimal 58)   by 122 runs  Scorecard   Report   


Ireland and Bangladesh are through to the ICC Women's World Cup. Ireland thrashed Scotland by 9 wickets Scorecard   while Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 31 runs in a low scoring match Scorecard   Ireland Women beat Bangldesh in a thrilling final of the last ball Scorecard  Report


*  Rahane holds India innings together after winning toss and batting with Ashwin takes India to respectable total.In reply SA lose openers quickly and the rest follow.An abject performance by SA exemplified by the shot played by du Plessis.Follow on not enforced.India lose 4 wkts early but Kohli and Rahane slowly add 144.Rahane scores 2nd ton in match.SA are set 401 to win and lose 2 wickets by close with Amla in 'blockathon' style.amla out quickly ,AB persists as SA maintain Crawlathon and fail by 337 runs:At Delhi 4th Test India 334,117.2 overs(Rahane 127,Ashwin 56,Abbott 5-40) & 267-5dec,100.1 overs(Kohli 88,Rahane 101*) beat South Africa 121,249.3 overs(Jadeja 5-30) & 143,143.1 overs by 337 runs Scorecard


*  Windies batsmen make heavy weather against a Cricket Australia XI in tour opener,Simon Milenko takes fifer,OZ take 1st innings lead  as almost everyone chips in then Windies batsmen fail miserably again, the tail  much better than the top orser so Windies lose by 10 wickets:At Brisbane ABF West Indians 243,90.5 overs & 210,52.2 overs(Holder 65) lost to Cricket Australia XI 444,104.2 overs & 13-0,2.5 overs by 10 wickets Scorecard


*  China Women   beat Netherlands Women  ,Scots  Lassies  beat Thai Women  , Bangladesh Women beat PNG Women U-19s, Ireland Women U-19s  beat Zimbabwe Women  , ICC  Women's World Cup Qualifiers Results & Scorecards    Points Table    Bangladesh top Group A while Ireland top Group B


England win toss and bat but suffered mid order collapse. Vince and Woakes take England to odest total which Pakistan equal thanks to Malik and Afridi.Jordan bowls a very good eliminator over so England need 4 to win which they do off the last ball.Phew! and so take series 3-0:At Sharjah CS 3rd ODI England 154-8,20 overs tied with Pakistan 154-7,20 overs(Malik 70) England win eliminator over Scorecard


*  Oman needed 20 off last over but only made 7 for two out and so lose:At Abu Dhabi SZS 2nd ODI Afghanistan 160-4,20 0vers(M Shahzad 60) beat Oman 148-8,20 overs by 12 runs Scorecard    Afghanistan won 1st ODI by 27 runs Scorecard    Afghanistan leads series 2-0


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*  Hong Kong beat Afghanistan with 2 balls to spare in one off t20.Scorecard


England win toss and bat first,cameos from Vince,Buttler and roy help England to post 172.Pakistan needed a 4 off the last ball but failed to give england an exciting win:At Dubai ICS 2nd T20 England 172-8,20 overs beat Pakistan 169-8,20 overs by 3 runs Scorecard


Australia bowlers dominate day 1 as only Latham builds innings after NZ win toss and bat, in reply Warner is out early to Boult,Smith hits fifty but Nevill with Lyon  and Starc(broken foot) at the tail add 108 for the last 2 wickets to give Oz 1st innings lead.NZ lose 3 quickly including Williamson in 2nd innings.NZ st OZ 187 to win,Boult takes fifer but Marsh 49 sees OZ home :At Adelaide 3rd Test 1st ever D/N Test with Pink Balls  New Zealand 202,65.2 overs & 208,62.5 overs(Santner 45,Hazlewood 6-70) lost to Australia 224,72.1 overs & 187-7,51 overs(Marsh 49,Boult 5-60) by 3 wickets  Scorecard


*  Sam Billings hits swift fifty to take England to decent total,spirited tailend not enough from Pakistan:At Dubai ICS England 160-5,20 overs(Billings 53,Morgan 45*,Vince 41) beat Pakistan 146,20 overs by 14 runs Scorecard


*  Oman win thriller by 4 runs with 1 ball to spare to take winning 2-0 lead in 3 match t20 series Scorecard     Hong Kong finally fine form in t20 mode to take third ODI as Chapman & Hayat hit unbeaten 60s Scorecard  Oman won series 2-1


*  Wickets tumble yet again in this low scoring series after India elect to bat.India open bowling with spinner Ashwin day 1 and he takes fifer as SA just fall over on pitch quite unsuitable for Test Cricket.Twenty wickets fall on day 2 leaving SA a mountain to climb which they fail miserably as Ashwin takes 7fer:At Nagpur India 215,78.3 overs(Harmer 4-78,Morkell 3-35) &173,46.2 overs(Tahir 5-38) beat South Africa 79,33.1 overs(Ashwin 5-32) & 185,89.5 overs(Ashwin 7-66) by 124 runs Scorecard


*  Jason Roy hits fifty in easy win for England over local hosts UAE:At Abu Dhabi SZS England XI 174-6,20 overs(Roy 59) beat UAE 95-9, 20 overs  by 79 runs Scorecard   Mark Chapman hits fifty off Pakistanis but no other Hong Kong batsmen offer much so chase fizzles out:At Abu Dhabi ICC Academy Pakistan 167-7,2 overs beat Hong Kong 103,17.1 overs(Chapman 50) by 64 runs Scorecard


Mohammed Shahzad run out 116 retores Afghanistan fortunes after 1st innings failure.Maharu Dai hits ton for PNG to gain 145 run 1st innings lead.Shahidi and Stanikzai hit tons to give  Afganistan very substantial lead and PNG lose 4 by close day 3 but only Vale builds an innings as the rest collapse to five Afghanistan substantial victory :At Sharjah Afghanistan 144,39 overs & 540,27.2 overs, (M Shahzad 116,H Shahidi 112,Stanikzai 129) beat PNG 295,79.2 overs(M Dai 129) & 188,33 overs(Vale 83) by 201 runs Andrew Nixon reports on the see saw contest Scorecard


*  Hong Kong's batsmen had been in fine form in 50/50 matches in UAE but that changed against Oman in the t20 variety in the 1st match of a 3 match series:At Abu Dhabi SZS Hong Kong 106-9,20 overs lost to Oman 107-4,18.3 overs by 6 wickets Report from Andrew Nixon Scorecard


Jason Roy hits ton as England win toss,bat first and make good start then Roy and Root out,Buttler hits fastest England ODI ton.In reply Hafeez runs himself out and others give their wickets away carelessly so England take the series 3-1 :At Dubai IS 4th ODI England 355-5,50 overs(Buttler 116*,Roy 102,Root 71) beat Pakistan 271,40.4 overs by 84 runs Scorecard


Bell and Rashid dropped as Ballance and Compton recalled also in Footitt and Woakes as Wood and Finn unfit More Details


Marnus Labuschagne  hits ton as Queensland win by an innings:At Brisbane Sheffield Shield Match  9 South Australia 203,59.5 overs & 235,84.5 overs lost to Queensland 451,145.4 overs(Labuschagne 112,Renshaw 93) by an innings & 14 runs scorecard


Adnan Iyas hits ton as Oman holds on draw with Afghanistan:At Ajmal Oval UAE Afghanistan 393,113.2 overs(Noor Ali Zadran 113, H Shahidi 93) & 204-5dec,50 overs drew with Oman 178,66.5(Shenwari 6-64) & 193-6,53 overs(Adnan Ilyas 107 ) Scorecard


Zimbabwe finally record awin on tour beating Bangladesh in the 2nd t20 thanks to the lower order batsmen Scorecard


Jack Vare and John Reva add 84 for the 8th wicket to snatch victory from Nepal with 2 balls left:At Abu Dhabi Match 16 ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2015-2016/17  Nepal 224-8,50 overs(Khadka 53) lost to PNG 225-7,49.4 overs(Vare 76*) by 3 wickets Scorecard    Points Table 


*  Hong Kong too strong for UAE:At Dubai Match 14 ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2015-2016/17  Hong Kong 282-8,50 overs(Tanwir Afzal 73, Anshuman Rath 53) beat UAE 146,40.1 overs by 136 runs Scorecard


Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has retired from all forms of international cricket. More


Pakistan win toss and bat first,squander decent start as middle order fails,Whab rallies at tail,Woakes takes fourfer.England lose 4 for 93 but the Taylor and Butler take England to victory:At Sharjah CS 3rd ODI Pakistan 208,49.5 overs(M Hafeez 45,Woakes 4-40) lost to England 210-4,41 overs(Taylor 67*,Buttler 49*) by 6 wickets  Scorecard   Match Report


Mark Chapman hits century on debut as HK beat UAE in ODI:At Dubai Match 13
ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2015-2016/17   Hong Kong 289-4,50 overs(Chapman 124*) beat UAE 209,42.3 overs by 80 runs Andrew Nixon reports Scorecard  Dubai Match 15 PNG beat Nepal by 2 wickets with 3 balls to spare Andrew Nixon reports Scorecard  Points Table 


*  Hong Kong's bowlers rout UAE in 4th innings to secure commanding victory,Babar Hayat & Tanqwir Afzal hit tons for HK:At Dubai ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-2016/7  Hong Kong 378,125.2 overs & 184,51.2 overs beat UAE 181,91.3 overs & 105,29.2 overs by 276 runs Andrew Nixon reports Scorecard  Table


*  South Africa invited to bat mostly gift their wickets away then India's openers hang on to theirs so India have a good 1st day,no play days 2 & 3, more rain days 4 & 5:At Bangalore 2nd Test South Africa 214.59 overs(de Villiers 85,Jadeja 4-50,Ashwin 4-70) drew with India 80-0,22 overs Scorecard


*  England win the toss and beat and get off to good start with fifties from Joy and Hales but fail to accelerate.Willey and Woakes remove three early and wickets tumble with only Sarfraz playing an innings,Woakes takes fourfer :At Abu Dhabi 2nd ODI England 283-5,50 overs(Hales 109,Roy 54,Root 63,Wahab Riaz 3-43) beat Pakistan 188,45.5 overs by 95 runs Scorecard


Australia win the the toss and bat ferociously all day,Warner blazes way to double ton  and Khawaja hits a centuryWarner falls Saturday morning and wickets begin to tumble.NZ lose 2 in reply but Williamson prevails to score ton and Tayor a double ton but falls short of triple as NZ take 1st innings lead.Oz lose 2 early wickets but Smith and Voges forge ahead both scoring centuries by stumps.Oz set NZ 321 runs to win:At Perth 2nd Test Australia 559-9dec,133 overs(Warner 253,Khawaja 121) & 385-7dec,63 overs(Smith 138,Voges 119) drew with New Zealand 624,153.5 overs(Taylor 290,Williamson 166,Starc 4-119)  & 104-2,28 oversScorecard


*  Windies finally win a match in Sri Lanka at 7th attempt and so avoid complete whitewash.At Colombo RPS West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 23 runs Scorecard


*  England gain little from Hong Kong practise losing top three for 14 in opening ODI after winning toss and electing to bat.Morgan & Taylor rebuild innings but then more wickets tumble apart from Woakes.Topley removes three but Hafeez hits ton and Pakistan win easily:At Abu Dhabi 1st ODI England 216,49.2 overs(Morgan 76,Taylor 60,Woakes 33) lost to Pakistan 217-4,43.4 overs(M Hafeez 102*,Babar Azam 62*) by 6 wickets Scorecard


Bangladesh comfortably beat Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI Scorecard   and again beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the 3rd ODI to clinch series 3-0 Scorecard


Windies suffer t20 defeat to add to whitewash in ODIs and Tests with Sri Lanka Scorecard


*  Shane Warnes Warriers beat Sachin Tendulkar's Blasters by 7 wickets with 22 balls to go.Veteran seamers looked very gentle while veteran spinners looked good. Held at Citifield New York City 1st of 3, this was a very Asian affair with a total absence of Caribbean origin New Yorkers and thus a major part of the local cricket community. A curious way to promote cricket to American Sports Fans. Andrew Nixon reports


*  England comfortably beat Hong Kong but middle order misses out. ECB insult Hong Kong by refusing to play the match as an official  ODI on grounds of expense:At Abu Dhabi England XI 342-8,50 overs(Ali 71,Hales 64) beat Hong Kong 173,40.2(Babar Hayat 78,Willey 4-43) by 163 runs Scorecard David Hopps Reports  Pakistan beat Nepal by 123 runs at Abu Dhabi SZSN2   Scorecard


Pitiful batting from Windies apart from Samuels who scores marvellous unbeaten century in rain reduced match:At Pallekele 3rd ODI West Indies 206-9,36/36 overs(Samuels 110*) lost to Sri Lanka 180-5,32.3 overs  by 19 runsD/L Method Scorecard

Bangladesh crush Zim in opening ODI.Mushfiqur Rahim hits ton and Shakib al Hasan takes fifer in 145 run victory Scorecard


KP smashes his highest Twenty20 score, with an unbeaten 115 from 66 balls in South Africa's Ram Slam T20 competition.  More   and another More


Cairns warned by judge for evasion during his perjury trial More

New Zealand Women thrash Sri Lanka Women by 10 wickets in second ODI at Lincoln Scorecard and by 187 runs in the third ODI.Rachel Priest scores 157 Scorecard


*  South Africa bowlers dominate India on day one,Elgar takes fourfer but SA lose two by close.wickets continue to tumble day 2 until India bat again to finish in strong position at stumps.India crumble next day to set SA 218 to win but shock horror SA just fall over as Jadeja takes fifer:At Chandigarh 1st Test India 201.68 overs(Vijay 75) 125-2,40 overs(Pujara 63*) & 200,75.3 overs(Pujara 77) v South Africa 184,68 overs & 105-9,39 overs  Scorecard  PA Report

Warner and Khawaja hit tons as Kiwi bowlers toil.NZ middle order collapses in replybut Williamson hits ton and tail wags.OZ do not enforce follow on.Warner hits another ton and Burns his first before Oz lose 4wkts quckly before stumps and declare setting NZ 504 to win.Wash out last session with NZ three down.Skipper McCullum fights hard but little other resistance so OZ win by 208 runs.:At Brisbane 1st Test Australia 556-4dec,130.1 overs(Warner 163,Khawaja 174,Burn 71,Voges 83*,Smith 48) 264-4dec,42 overs beat New Zealand 317,82.2 overs(Williamson 140) & 295,88.3 overs(McCullum 80,Williamson 59) by 208 runs Scorecard  Match Report


*  Rain interupts Windies again,Samuels hits sixty then run out chaos.Perera and Thirimane add 150 as Sr Lanka reach target with 9 balls to go:At Colombo RPS 2nd ODI West Indies 149-4,26.4 overs lost to Sri Lanka 225-2,36.3 overs by 8 wickets D/L Method  Scorecard


Tom Graveney has died aged 88, just a week after his elder brother. Both captained Gloucestershire. Tom, a most elegant batsmen also played for Worcestershire and  England in 79 Tests, scoring 11 centuries at an average of 44.38.  He scored more than 47,793 first-class runs - including 122 hundreds - in a career that stretched from 1948 to 1972. He was also a President of MCC  More


*  Hong Kong 'A' thrash Japan and China to take  East Asia Men's T20 title  Competiton Results    Andrew Nixon reports


*  Kenya beat Namibia easily with 11.3 overs to spare as the Namibian batting fails miserably to chase a modest target:At Windhoek  ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2015-2016/17 Match 12 Kenya 215,50 overs beat Namibia 123,38.3 overs by 92 runs Scorecard  Points Table


Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe twice in t20s with 5 balls and then 1 ball remaining Series Results


Japan beats China by 9 wickets and Hong Kong Dragons by 31 runs East Asia Men's T20 Championships  Competition Results


Windies  invited to bat, lose 3 wickets quickly whereupon the rain stops play,Russell & holder restore reduced innings.dilshan sets off at pace as windies bowl poor lenght but wickets fell,Narine took 3 in an over but Russell injured could not bowl.Part time seamer Johnson bowls wide and then no ball in penultimate over so Mendis hits 'free' ball for six to win a thrilling match : At Colombo 1st ODI West Indies 159-8,28 overs lost to Sri Lanka 164-9,24.5 overs by 1 wicket D/L Method Scorecard


*  England include Taylor and Samit Patel. Pakistan win toss and bat and lose five early wickets , Misbah and Sarfraz rebuild innings slowly with lush outfield, Stokes injures shoulder attempting amazing catch in outfield then 5 wickets fall for 38 starting with daft shot from Sharfraz.England lose Ali early but look steady up to lunch.After lunch Cook ad Root fall but Taylor and Bairstow bat through to stumps.England lose 4 more wickets so Stokes bats as lead exceeds 70.Pakistan lose 3 wickets by stumps with lead of 74.Hafeez completes ton and with Misbah increases lead thanks to missed chances but fall just after lunch.Pakistan extend lead to 283 before silly run out ends innings.Moeen Ali trapped lbw then Bell is bowled for a duck.Enland collapse on day 5 with only Rashid and then Broad assisting Cook's resistance.Stokes bats:At Sharjah 3rd Test Pakistan 234,85 overs(Misbah' 71, Anderson 4-17) & 355,118.2 overs(M Hafeez 151) beat England 306,126.5 overs(Taylor 76,Cook 49 ,Baisrstow 43,Patel 42,S Malik 4-33) & 156,60.3overs(Cook 63,Yasir Shah 4-44) by 127 runs Scorecard


*  Stephan Baard hits ton in vain as Namibia fall 11 short with an over to go:At Windhoek   ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2015-2016/17 Match 11 Kenya 287-7,50 overs(RR Patel 80) beat Namibia 276,49 overs(Baard 132) by 11 runs Scorecard


Ashton Agar hits ton at number 8 and Klinger hits double ton:At Hobart Sheffield Shield Match 1 Western Australia 432-8dec,144.1 overs(Klinger 202*,Agar 105) & 136-4dec,32 overs beat Tasmania 189,89.4 overs & 217,94.4 overs,94.4 overs by 162 runs Scorecard


* New Zealanders toil for one and a half days and eventually take a wicket,match abandoned because of state of the pitch:At Sydney BIS Cricket Australia XI 503-1dec,121.1 overs(Finch 288*, Carters 209) drew with  New Zealanders  Scorecard  Pitch Stops match


*  Ed Joyce hits double ton but Porterfield misses out as Ireland dominate Namibia:At Windhoek ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-2016/7 Namibia 251,97.1 overs & 212,78.5 overs lost to Ireland 570-6 dec,128 overs(Joyce 205,Porterfield 186,Mooney 53*) by an innings & 107 runs Scorecard


*  Centuries from de Kock, du Plessis and de Villers help SA post massive tota,du Plessis retires hurt with cramp.Despite three dropped catches by SA India finish over 200 runs short to lose series 2-3:At Wankede Stadium Mumbai 5th ODI South Africa 438-4,50 overs(du Plessis 133rh,de Villiers 119, de kock 109) beat India 224,36 overs(Rahane 87,Dhawahn 60,Rabada 4-41) by 214 runs Scorecard

Afghanistan win decisively despite Williams century to win series 3-2:At Bulawayo 5th ODI Afghanistan 245-9,50 overs beat Zimbabwe 172,44.1 overs(Williams 102,Dawlat Zadran 4-22) by 73 runs Scorecard


Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in Bulawayo by 3 wickets in 4th ODI to level series Scorecard


* Nepal U-19s defeat Ireland U-19s a second time to remain unbeaten in the ICC U-19s World Cup Final Place Qualifier competition and will join 15 other cricket nations in the next ICC U-19s World Cup.At Kuala Lumpur Ireland U-19s 184,47.3 overs lost to Nepal U-19s 185-7, 46.2 overs by 3 wickets Scorecard   Match Report

*  Kohli hits ton after openers fall cheaply.De Villiers hits fast ton by SA fall away after his dismissal so India square series:At Chennai 4th ODI India 299-8,50 overs(Kohli 138,Raina 53) beat South Africa 264-9,50 overs(de Villiers  112) by 35 runs   Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka win toss and bat first then lose 5 wickets to Windies seam bowlers ,Siriwardena hits sixty and SL are out for 200. In reply Hope falls early by close and three more early next morning precipitating another calamatous collapse. No play day 4.windies collapse losing 7 wickets for a mere 41 runs before number 11 has aflourish:At Colombo 2nd Test Sri Lanka 200,66 overs(Siriwardena 66,Warrican 4-67) & 206,75.3 overs(Brathwaite 6-29) beat West Indies 163,64.2 overs & 171,65.5 overs by 72 runs  Scorecard


Pakistan win toss and bat first but lose two early wickets to Ali and Stokes,Massod and Khan complete 50s but Misbah reaches ton by close as Pakistan consolidate innings.England take six wickets in the morning but Shafiq persists.Ali and Bell fall cheaply,Cook,Root and Bairstow rebuild innings but then England collapse on  day 3.Misbah and Younis add 139 to put Pakistan in impregnable position.England are set 492 to win but lose openers cheaply and later Bell for 46,England lose three more wickets including Root in morning session day 5 but Raschid,Broad and Wood fight on until 7 overs to go:At Dubai 2nd Test Pakistan 378,118.5 overs(Misbah' 102,Asad Shafiq 83 ) & 354-6dec,95(Younis Khan 118,Misbah' 87,Asad Shafiq 79) overs v England 242,75.2 overs(Yasir Shah 4-93) & 312,137.3 overs(Root 71,Raschid 61,Yasir Shah 4-87) by 178 runs Scorecard U-19s defeat Ireland U-19s by 8 wickets Scorecard to complete clean sweep in ICC U-19s World cup Qualifier Points Table So Nepal and Ireland must play a Final at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur to decide who  now joins Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia and Scotland plus the ten Test nations in the next U-19s World Cup.


Windies  batting fails twice fto suffer massive defeat by Sri Lanka for whom Karaunaratne and Chandimal hit tons  Scorecard  


Ireland win 3rd ODI by 2 wickets, Murtagh takes fourfer and Stirling hits fifty:At Harare 3rd shafiq pile on runsODI Zimbabwe 187,49.2 overs lost to Ireland 189-8,46.5 overs by 2 wickets Scorecard  Zim win 2nd ODI by 5 wickets thanks to Ervine ton Scorecard


Pakistan win toss and bat, Anderson removes Masood early and should have had Hafeez caught at slip, a very hot day with play almost in slow motion before a reported crowd of 54,Hafeez falls just short of ton but Malik and Shafiq pile on .cook scores double ton and England tke 1st innings lead,Anderson removes two early and Pakistan collapses as Rashid takes fifer,Misbah fifty proves crucial.England chase 99 in 11 overs but fall 25 short:At Abu Dhabi 1st ODI Pakistan 523,151.1 overs(Shoaib Malik 245,A Shafiq 107,M Hafeez ,Stokes 4-57) & 173,57.5 overs(Misbah 55,Rashid 5-´64) drew with England 598-9dec,206 overs(Cook 263,Root 85, Stokes 57) & 74-4,11 overs Scorecard  Rashid first leg spinner to take Test fifer since 1959


Windies bowlers have torrid time s three Sri Lankans score tons:At Colombo West Indians  209,65.3 overs(Randiv5-73) drew with Sri Lanka President's XI 455-7,107 overs(Jayasundira 142,Siriwardana 105*,Bhanuka 101) Scorecard


Rabada final over quashes India's challenge.De Villiers hits ton for SA but Rohit Sharma posts 150 for India:At Kanpur 1st ODI South Africa 303-5,50 overs beat India 298-7,50 overs by 5 runs Scorecard

*  Ervine & Sikander deny Irish success:At Harare 1st ODI Ireland 219-8,50 overs(Wilson 70*,Joyce 53) lost to Zimbabwe 222-8,49 overs(Sikander 60*,Ervine 60) by 2 wickets Scorecard


Finn takes two early wickets and Ali a third,ducks for Asad and Alam. Adnan Akmal revives innings at the tail,Bell and James Taylor hit fiftioes:At Sharjah Pakistan 'A' 192-9,87.5 overs(A Akmal 74*,Finn 4-16) drew with  England 'XI' 198-9,78 overs Scorecard


Kithuruwan Vithanage  scores ton in vain as Sri Lanka fall short of target:At Christchurch New Zealand 'A' 305-4,50 overs(Bracewell 83,Nicholls 79*) beat Sri Lanka 'A' 290,48.3 overs(Vithanage 120) 15 runs Scorecard 


*  Charith Aslanka hits double ton in 1st Youth Test:At Hanbantota 1st Youth Test Sri Lanka U-19s 347-9.95.3 overs(Aslanka 200,Shadab Khan 6-87) & 211-3dec,54 overs drew with Pakistan U-19s 209.66.3 overs(Umair Masood 102) & 142-3,40.4 overs Scorecard


Bairstow top scores in England opening practice game:At Sharjah England XI 286-5 dec,90 overs(Bairstow 66*,Root 59ret,Rashid 51*,Cook 53) drew with Pakistan 'A' 216-5,90 overs Scorecard


Rohit Sharma hits ton for  India but AB and Amla get SA off to good reply and Duminy and Behardien win with 2 balls to go:At Dharmasala T20 India  199-5,20 overs(RG Sharm) lost to South Africa 200-3,19.4 overs(RG Sharma 106) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Sunil Narine recalled as Windies make 8 changes to ODI squad from  World Cup, Chris Gayle out recovering from back surgery.     Full Details


Frank Tyson 'Typhoon' has died in Australia. He was for a few years the fastest bowler of his generation and for some pundits the fastest ever. After retiring from cricket he emigrated to Australia where he was a school teacher rising to Head Master. He was a graduate of Durham University. Rejected by Lancashire he played for Northamptonshire  and for England  17 times. Scyld Berry writes of the terrifying fast bowler     Mike Selvey writes of the Typhoon  


*  Shanon Gabriel routs Middlesex, Tom Fell hits ton as Worcs build huge 1st innings lead & 21years old Kohler-Cadmore scores unbeaten ton. Middx top order fall cheaply as if keen to depart Worcester quickly Aand they do:At Worcester Middlesex 98,34.5 overs(Gabriel 5-31) & 205,45 overs lost to Worcestershire 431-5dec,114 overs(Fell 170,Kohler-Cadmore 130*) by an innings & 128 runs Scorecard  Riki Wessels hits ton for Notts, lower order rescues Hants but Notts take 1st innings lead and set Hants just 200 to win which they get for the loss of 2 wickets:At Trent Bridge Nottinghamshire 340,92.3 overs(Edwards 6-88) & 185,62 overs(BRM Taylor 90,Edwards 4-57) lost to Hampshire 326,89.5 overs(Berg 72) & 200-2,53.3 overs(Caberry 84*,Adams 70) by 8 wickets Scorecard  Trescothick late fine form continues but Hildreth hits a ton,JS Patel at no 9 hits 98 to restore Warwicks fortunes & then takes 7fer to rout Somerset.Dutch Australian Cooper thwarts Warwicks run chase:At Taunton Somerset 438,100.1 overs(Hildreth 118*,Trescothick 87) & 110,34 overs(JS Patel 7-38) beat Warwickshire 324,110.3, overs(JS Patel 98,Evans 72) & 207,64.1 overs(Bell 55,Cooper 5-76) by 17 runs Scorecard  Ballance & Rashid rescue innings, Magoffin takes fourfer, Brooks & Sidebottom remove top three cheaply but Yardy takes Sussex to a matching 1st innings total,Yorks struggle but Gale steadies innings & Bresnan takes them beyond 300 . Sussex lose five cheaply to Brooks & Bresnan and d only partial rescue from Yardy and co so sussex lose and releagated :At Headingley    Yorkshire 251,83.2 overs & 305,103 overs(Gale 67,Bresnan 57*) beat Sussex 248,55.5 overs (Yardy 70) & 208,57.3 overs by 100 runs  Neil Whitaker reports  Scorecard  Division 1 Points Table   Two of the last round matches made a mockery of the County Championship  as bottom Worcs thrashed 2nd placed Middlesex and Hampshire at the foot avoided relegation by soundly beating number 3 county Notts.


*  Sangakkara hits 5th Championship ton and Curran brothers bowl out N'hants.N'hants bat well in 2nd innings to set Surrey 215 to win:At The Oval Surrey 410,95.5 overs(Sangakkara 102,SM Curran 72*) & 125-5,15.5 overs drew with N'hants 110,29.5 overs(TK Curran 7-35,SM Curran 3-46) & f/o 514,115 overs(Duckett 120,Rossington 116,Murphy 135*,Wakely 93) Scorecard  Cook falls to Anderson who takes sevenfer, Bopara and Ryder rescue innings,Lancs reply steadily, rain stops play.Cook out cheaply in 2nd innngs to Chapple:At Chelmsford Essex 394,110.5 overs(Ryder 110,Bopara 98) & 138-3,30 overs v Lancashire 310,76 overs Scorecard   Chris Dent hits mighty double ton and with Fuller put on 168 for 8th wicket so Glos takes  1st innings lead,teenage Aneurin Donald just misses out on maiden ton for Glamorgan:At Bristol Glamorgan 433,93.3 overs(Donald 98,Kettleborough 81) & 191-3,57 overs v Glos 558,121 overs(Dent 268,Fuller 73) Scorecard   In the Championship Wooden Spoon Match Derbyshire require another 280 runs to win with 10 wickets left:At Derby Leicestershire 329,80.1 overs(Chappell 96, Footitt 7-71) &  363,87.1 overs(Cosgrave 156,Dunstan 6-102) v Derbyshire 352,106.4 overs(Madsen 95) & 61-0,15 overs Scorecard   Points Table Div 2 

Blackheath claimed the Royal London National Club Championship title with a comprehensive victory over Northern of Liverpool in the final on September 20th at Beckenham CC. More

*  China have won the first Women's East Asia Cup after beating Hong Kong in the final Sunday September 20th in Incheon, South Korea. Japan beat South Korea to take 3rd place  Andrew Nixon reports

*  Surrey lose their heads and throw away the match.dernback took sixfer as Glos posted modest total.Sangakkara and Burns seem to have the title in their grasp but once gone only teenage Curran batted sensibly  so Surey fell six short:At Lord's Royal London OD Cup Hampshire 220,47.4 overs beat Surrey 216,49.4 overs by 6 wickets Scorecard

*  Suriname  beat Guernsey in final of the ICC World Cricket League Division 6 at Chelmsford Andrew Nixon reports   Scorecard


*  Cumberland beat Oxfordshire by 10 wickets at Carlisle to take Minor Counties title Scorecard Cornwall comfortably defeated Northumberland in the Minor Counties /50/50 Trophy at  Wormsley Scorecard   Cheshire thrashed Oxfordshire in the Minor counties T20 final at Banbury in July, openers Warren Goodwin & Olly Law hits unbeaten tons  for Cheshire Scorecard


*  ECB puts off County Championship change, there will be 16 matches each next season More


Rain disrupts all Div 1 County games.Durham won toss and fielded,Worcs respond with decent 1st innings.Worcs desperate for a result set Durham 291 to win,Borthwick with 99 steers Durham towards its target which Michael Richardson complets:At  Chester-Le-Street Worcestershire 350-7dec,101.4 overs(Fell 83,Kohler-Cadmore 89) &  217-9dec,34 overs,9 overs lost to Durham 277,64(D'Oliveira 5-48) overs & 291-7,66.4 overs(Borthwick 99,Richardson 65*) by 3 wickets Scorecard  Champions Yorks put Hants in but found Liam Dawson in fine form in response Lees stood firm as the rest of the top order fell,yorks declare,Hants forfeit and Yorks chase down target of 304 thanks to Gale ton after disastrous start:At Rose Bowl Southampton Hampshire 400-9dec,108.5 overs & 2nd Forfeit lost to Yorkshire 97-4 dec,41.4 & 305-5,91.2 overs(Gale 125) by 5 wickets Scorecard James Taylor hits ton for Notts in rain reduced dran match with Warwickshre Scorecard Yardy hits aton for Sussex in the drwn match with Somerset for whom Trescothick in rich late good form hits a double century while Trego hits a ton Scorecard  Division 1 Points Table


*  England name squads for Series against Pakistan in UAE.  Alex Hales and  Zafar Ansari  called into Test squad  Full Details


Woodhouse Grange win the National village title for the 4th time:2015 Davidstow Village Cup final, Lord's  40/40 overs September 13th: Woodhouse Grange 256-2, 40 overs (CR Bilton 65*, NG Hadfield 64, AJ Bilton 60, TS Young 40*) beat Foxton 237-8, 40 overs (CB Sanderson 74, J Douglas 47) by 19 runs  Report by Huw Turbervill


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