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*  Superb century from Ryder in vain as Essex finish way short of Surrey's 300 plus innings Royal London South Group 50/50 Scorecard


*  Samoa Women beat Japan Women by 3 wickets Match 6 EAP ICC World Cup 50/50 Scorecard


India won the toss and batted.Kohli posted a double ton as India pass 400.Ashwin scored ton.Windies collapse and follow on,Samuels & Brathwaite hit 50s but Windies succumb meekly as Ashwin takes sevenfer, a pretty pathetic Windies performance:At Antigua North Sound India 566-8dec,165.3 overs(Kohli 200,Dhawan 84,Ashwin 113) beat  West Indies 243,90 overs & 231,78 overs(Ashwin 7-83) by an innings & 92 runs Scorecard


*  England win toss,bat and lose Hales early but Cook(29th) & Root score tons,Root a double,Pakistan lose 4 wickets by close and the rest next day.England do not enforce follow on:At Old Trafford 2nd Test England 589-9 dec,152.2 overs 7 98-1,21 overs v Pakistan 198,63,4 overs  Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


Ben Duckett demolishes Pakistani attack:At Cheltenham College Ground 'A' Tri-Series Pakistan 'A' 244,46 overs lost to England Lions 248-3,46 overs by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Australians achieve massive win in tour opener,O'keefe takes 10 wickets in match & scores 75 not out:At Colombo PSS Sri Lankan XI 229,57.2 overs & 83,20.5 overs lost to Australians 474,132.3 overs by an innings & 162 runs Scorecard


Nepal win on first visit to Lord's beating MCC by 41 runs before several thousand Nepalese fans also entertained between innings by Ghurka Regimental Band.More


*  Ed Joyce hits 160 helped Ireland to post a total too far for Afghanistan whose lower order still take them close after early collapse to level series 2-2:At Stormont CSC Ireland 265-5,50 overs(Joyce 160*,Wilson 58) beat Afghanistan 253-9,50 overs by 12 overs   Scorecard


*  Aneurin Donald hits fastest ever 1st class double century so Glamorgan post 500 20.5 overs lost then Derbyshire collapse and follow on but Chesney Hughes ton helps Derbyshire to edge ahead with a day to do :At Colwyn Bay CC Div 2 Glamorgan 518,104.5 overs(Donald 234,Davis 7-147) & 200-6,45.4 overs beat Derbyshire 177, 52 overs f/o 536,163.1 overs(Hughes 122,Godleman 106,Madsen 90) by 4 wickets Scorecard  Sam Northeast hits 190 as Kent pile on the runs.Ross Taylor hits 142 but Sussex still fail to save follow on but save match:At Tunbridge Wells Kent 575,158.3 overs(Northeast 190) drew with Sussex 333,127.1 overs(LPRL Taylor 142*) & 255-5,91 overs  Scorecard   Leicestershire beat Gloucestershire by 6 wickets Scorecard

*  Surrey pile on the runs after Sibley & Burns with open with 208 this is complemented by numbers 7 & 9 putting on 222.Hants fail to save follow on and collapse as Batty takes sixfer:At Southampton CC Div 1 Surrey 622-7,159 overs(Burns 122,Sibley 99,Finch 86,Foakes 135*,Batty 101*)  beat Hampshire 423,132.7 overs(McManus 132*) & 201,77.5 overs(Batty 6-51) by an innings & 13 runs Scorecard Steve Mullaney hits 165 & with Libby open with 196 for 1st wicket so Notts top 400.Trescothick in fine form in reply hits double ton in the sunshine to give Somerset 1st innings lead.Notts collapse to ser Somerset 100 which they do for no wickets lost:At Trent Bridge Notts 401,130.3 overs(Mullaney 165) & 135,66.5 overs lost to Somerset 437,127.4 overs(Trescothick 218) & 100-0,15.5 overs by 10 wickets Scorecard


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*  South Africans pile on the runs at Bulawayo with tons from Cook & Kuhn opening and from vanZyl in the middle.Masvaure hits ton but Zim follow on:2nd Unofficial Test South Africa 'A' 570dec-3,90 overs beat Zimbabwe 'A' 356,111.5 overs(Masvaure 146) & f/o 133,56 overs   by an innings & 81 runs   Scorecard

*  Ed   Joyce  century sees Ireland to victory in 2nd ODI:At Stormont CSSC 2nd ODI  Afghanistan 236,49 overs(M Shahzad 81) lost to Ireland 237-4,47.3 overs(Joyce 105*,KJ O'Brien  75) by 6 wickets Scorecard


Pakistan win toss and bat,Misbah and Asad restore innings but wickets fall quickly on day 2.Hales out early.Cook holds innings together but plays on with 81 to his name.Woakes & Broad had taken score to 253 by stumps, Broad bowled 11.20 3rd day.Pakistan extend lead to 282 by the close but only add one run on Sunday morning so setting England 283 to win.England lose both openers cheaply and wickets fall steadily as no England batsman builds a big socre,:At Lord's 1st Test Pakistan 339,99.2 overs(Misbah' 114, Broad 3-71,Woakes 6-76) & 215,79.1 overs(Woakes 5-32)  beat England  272,79.2 overs(Cook 81,Yasir Shah 6-72) & 207,75.5  overs(Baistow 48,Yasir shah 4-69) by 75 runs Comment Scorecard


Ireland win and field first but Afghanistan get a good start from Mohammed Shahzad and post a total beyond the Irish who start well,falter and fade:At Stormont Civil Service Club Afghanistan 250,49.2 overs beat Ireland 211 ,48.2 overs by 39 runs Scorecard


*  Chris Rogers in form against former county but Allenby excepted the rest fail.Middx take 1st innings lead thanks to unbeaten 9th wicket stand of 162 fron Fuller & Harris then Trescothick and Trego hit tons,Middx chase down target despite Groenewald fifer:At Taunton County Championship Div 1 Somerset 236,67 overs(Rogers 57,Podmore 4-54) & 446-9dec,114 overs(Trescothick 124,Trego 138) lost to Middlesex 381,119.4 overs(Fullers 93,Harris 78,Bailey 71) & 302-8dec,45.4 overs by 2 wickets  Scorecard  Hants win toss, bat and lose two early wickets but Dawson & Wheater add 155 & Adam Wheater completes double ton as Hants pile on the runs.No play Tuesday,rain,Ambrose & Hain hit tons for Warwickshire in reply :At Edgbaston Hampshire 531,140.4 overs(Wheater 200*,Dawson116) drew with Warwickshire 398-6,110 overs(Haine 135,Ambrose 104)  Scorecard Rain disrupts both days 1 and 2 at the Oval but Lyth scores double ton for Yorks: Surrey 267,82.3 overs & 106-1,38 overs drew with  Yorkshire  407,106.2 overs(Lyth 202) Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard     Divison 2 Worcs win toss,bat and lose five early wickets with Azharullah taking fourfer before lunch but recover then N'hants lose three by stumps and collapse next day,Leach takes fifer, Worcs set N'hants 454 to win but the N'hants batting crumbles again,Henry takes a fifer:At  Northampton Worcestershire 277,76.4 overs & 324-8dec,83 overs  beat Northampton 148,45.1(Leach 5-70) overs & 142,35.3 overs(Henry 5-36) by 311 runs Scorecard


*  Sri Lankans lose two early wickets,recover then lose 6 wickets for 44 runs,Pakistanis take huge 1st innings lead as the tail wags set Pakistan 148 to win which they do with ease at great pace:At New Road Worcester 2nd Unofficial Test Sri Lanka 'A' 250,69 overs & 358,93.2 overs beat Pakistan 'A' 461-8dec,117 overs & 148-2,19.1 overs Scorecard


Indians take batting practise but Kohli is out cheaply,shai hope hits ton off Indians:At St Kitts Indians 258-6dec,93 overs drew with WICB President's XI  281-7,87 overs(Hope118,Warrican50*)   Scorecard


*  South Africans pile on the runs and Omphil Ramela scores ton.SA set Zim 358 to win off 66 overs but only take one wicket by close:At Harare SC 1st Unofficial Test South Africa 'A' 455-6 dec,130 overs(Ramela 101*) & 171-3dec,32 overs drew with Zimbabwe 'A' 269,103.5(Chart 98) overs & 192-1,66 overs(Masvure 88)    Scorecard


*  Middlesex underperform yet again and Glamorgan celebrate at Richmond with 9 wicket win Natwest t20Blast South Group Scorecard  Kent win thriller with Glos by 2 runs,ME Claydon from Kent was removed from the attack due to bowling 'beamers'. DA Griffiths completed the final over. Scorecard  Essex beat Hants in a close encounter by just 3 runs Scorecard Surrey beat Somerset by 15 runs at the Oval Scorecard  North Group Yorkshire beat Warwickshire as the Bears run themselves out in sight of win at Leeds losing 6 wickets for 13 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


Pakistanis batting has a good day at Hove.Azhar Ali scores another tour ton.Harry Finch & Luke Wells ad 212 for 1st wicket but Wells misses out on ton:At Hove Pakistanis 363-5dec,99 overs(Azhar Ali 145) & 71-1,24 overs drew with Sussex 291-5dec,63.5 overs(Finch 103,Wells 93) Scorecard


*  Centuries from Matt Hughes in 1st innings and Daniel Eliott in 2nd  enable Oxford to set Cambridge 402 to win but the Light Blues fail the task and are all out as Escott takes sixfer:At The Parks Oxford Oxford University 267,93.2 overs(Hughes 116) & 316-5dec,72 overs(Eliott 125,Patel 5-86)  beat Cambridge University (Marsden 5-41) & 298,141.4 overs,38 overs(Chohan 83,Escott 6-71) by 103 runs  Scorecard


*  Afghanistan comfortably beat Scotland as Scots batting fails the challenge in rain reduced match:At  Grange CC Edinburgh 2nd ODI Afghanistan 178-6,37.2 overs beat Scotland 132,27.1 overs(32 target 211) by 78 runs D/L Method Scorecard


*  Essex thrash Kent by 10 wickets despite skipper Northeast's heroics with no 9 Tredwell:At Chelmsford CC Div 2 Kent 207,62.3 & 370,122(Northeast165*,Tredwell 124) lost to Essex 569,145.3 overs & 9-0,1.4 overs by 10 wickets  Scorecard

Hassan Ali takes fourfer as Sri Lankan batting struggles helped by over 50 extras.Pakistan batsmen also struggle, both sides collapse in 2nd innings but SL win :At Leicester Unofficial Test Sri Lanka 'A' 299,79.5 overs & 131,62.2 overs beat Pakistan 'A' 277,88 overs & 120,46.5 overs(Fernando 5-33) by 33 runs Scorecard


Pakistanis enjoy batting at Taunton but fail to bowl out Somerset after Trescothick ton:Pakistanis  359-8 dec,100 overs(Younis Khan 104) & 236-4dec,59.4 overs  drew with Somerset 128,34.1 overs & 258-8,73 overs(Trescothick 106) Scorecard


*  Warwickshire take 1st innings lead thanks to Trott ton then Surrey collapse & Warwickshire win by 10 wickets:At Guildford County Championship Div 1 Surrey 273,73 overs(Finch 110) & 177,72.2 overs(SR Patel 561) lost to Warwickshire 449,110.5 overs(Trott 123) & 5-0,0.5 overs by 10 wickets Scorecard Balance finds form with century but Middx take huge 1st innings lead & rout Yorkshire in 2nd innings:At Scarborough Yorkshire 406,127.5 overs(Ballance 132) & 167,69 overs lost to Middlesex 130.2,42.2 overs by an innings & 4 runs Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard   Lost time earlier to rain results in draw following big 1st innings fron both sides:At Chester-Le-Street Hampshire 472-9dec & 174-4,67 overs drew with Durham 421-8dec,129 overs Scorecard

*  Sri Lanka win toss and field.Vince opens and scores fifty.Root scores fifty as England makes good progress,Buttler hits quick 70 and Root misses out on ton.England's bowlers too good for SL.Chandimal hits fifty but SL succumb to heavy defeat :At Cardiff 5th ODI England 324-7,50 overs(Root 93,Buttler 70) beat Sri Lanka 202,42.4 overs(Chandimal 53,Willey 4-34) by 122 runs Scorecard


*  Michael Klinger century sees Glos to victory  over Somerset by 7 wickets with 4 balls to spare Nat West t20Blast at Taunton Scoreboard   Madsen & Hughes see Derbyshire to win over Worcestershire by 7 wickets with 1.1 overs spare at Worcester  Scorecard  Yorkshire's catching snuffs out Lancashire's chase and Yorks win by 5 runs on a wet evening Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard    Points Table

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Pathan Nissanka & Ashen Bandara centuries put Sri Lanka U-19s in driving seat:At Kurunagala 2nd Test South Africa-U-19s 244,94.1 overs & 133-1,47 overs drew with Sri Lanka U-19s 378-7 dec,136.1 overs(Nissanka 172,Bandara 121) Scorecard


Tom Kohler-Cadmore is out for a duck and weather is the winner:At Chester-Le Street NatWest Blast North Group  Worcestershire103-5,14.1 overs v Durham  No Result Scorecard


*  Roshen Silva scores ton:At Chester-Le-Street Sri Lanka 'A' 353,114.2 overs(ARS Silva 109) & 143-2,52 overs drew with Durham  205,54.1 overs(Fernando 5-37) Scorecard


*  England win toss,insert Sri Lanka & run out Peresa for 1 run.Mendis & Gunathilake add 126 before rain stops play,Chandimal & Mathews accelerate inning so SL post over 300.England open with Ali who falls cheaply but Root & Roy add 139 for 2nd wicket.Roy completes fine swashbuckling ton reply as England boldly to chase down total with 11 balls to spare:At Oval 3rd ODI D/N Sri Lanka 305-5,42 overs beat England  309-4,40.1 overs(Roy 162,Roy 68) by 6 wickets D/L Method   Scorecard


Eliott Callis scores 80 on debut.Pakistan 'A' reply solidly but Azeem Rafiq takes threefer and innings falters then tail wags furiously but Hasan misses out on ton on day much reduced by rain, 4th day wash out:At Headingley Yorkshire 246,85.4 overs(Calis 84) & 57-0,18.2 overs drew with Pakistan 'A' 357,94 overs(Mohammad Hassan 98)  Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


Tammy Beaumont hits big ton as England Women dominate Pakistan:At Taunton 3rd ODI England Women 366-5,50 overs(Beaumont 168) beat Pakistan Women 164,44 overs by 202 runs  Scorecard


*  Sam Northeast hits big century but Derby reply robustly,Will Madsen & Shiv Thakor hits tons as Derby take 1st innings lead but rain reduces play:At Canterbury Div 2 Kent 379,105.1 overs(Northeast 195,Ball 66) & 238-3,74 overs(Northeast 70*) drew with Derbyshire 574,162.4 overs(Madsen 163,Thakor 123) Scorecard    Neil Dexter hits ton.No play Wednesday.Chris Dent & Graeme van Buuren add 177 runs for 2nd wicket as Glos take 1st innings lead:At Grace Road Leicestershire 334,114.1 overs(Dexter 136) v Gloucestershire 403-2,89.1 overs(Dent 165,van Buuren 121*) Scorecard


Jamie Overton takes fifer as Hants batting struggles.Somerset make sound reply,Myburgh & Hildreth make tons:At Southampton County Championship Div1 Hampshire 219,66.4 overs(J Overton 5-42) & 173-4,64.4 overs drew with Somerset 474-8dec,100 overs Scorecard  Alviro Petersen hits ton as Lancs pass 500 but middx reply stromh with a double ton from Nick Gubbins and a single ton from Stevie Ezkinazi, rain interupts play:At Lord's Lancashire 513,145.5 overs(Petersen 195) drew with Middlesex 419-5,111 overs Scorecard   Notts drew with Warwicksire in rain ruined match at Edgbaston Scorecard


*  Australia win toss and bat.Holder remove Khawaja early.Breezy knock from Finch gives innings early momentum.Smith & Bailey add 51 then Brathwaite bowls Bailey.Gabriel is expensive but Smith mishooks & Samuels takes the catch & Maxwell falls lbw,Benn bowls Marsh as Oz innings loses momentum  & Starc miscues but Wade fifty takes Oz to useful total.In reply only Charles fires as top order fail.Pollard injures himself.Hazlewood taked fifer & Windies fall short :At Barbados Tri Series ODI Final Australia 270-9,37 overs(Wade 57) beat West Indies 212,45,4 overs by 58 runs Match Report   Scorecard

England win toss,insert Sri Lanka and remove both openers cheaply,Mendis,Chandimal & Mathews restore innings but England stiffle SL's attempted late charge.Hales goes for a duck. Rain stops play.No result:At Bristol 3rd ODI Sri Lanka 248-9,50 overs  v England  16-1,4.1  Scorecard


Essex beat Surrey after the home side collapse.Discarded NZ Jesse Ryder hits unbeaten fifty as Essex win with 19 balls to spare:At Oval Natwest t20 Blast Surrey 117-9,20 overs lost to Essex 121-2,16.5 overs by 8 wickets Scorecard  Points Table


Joshua van Heerden hits ton as SA  set SL 277 to win but draw the result:At Colombo PSS 1st Youth Test South Africa U-19s 206,56.1 overs &  250-6,88.4 overs(van Heerden 108) drew with Sri Lanka U-19s 180,64.1 overs  & 158-3,50 overs  Scorecard


*  Azharullah takes fifer as Sussex collapse then N'hants batsmen excel with number 7 Adam Rossington hitting unbeaten ton:At Arundel Castle County Championship Div2 Sussex 178,51.1 overs & 74-0,24.2 overs v Northamptonshire 478-5dec,116 overs(Rossington 138*) Scorecard


*  South Africa win toss, insert Windies and take 4 wickets cheaply including Samuels.Bravo & Pollard rescue innings.Holder & Brathwaite maintain momentum.Gabriel removes top three including de Villiers,Narine takes 3 and SA are 65-6.Tail wags but Windies win:At Barbados Tri Series Match 9 West Indies 285,49.5 overs beat South Africa 185,46 overs by 3 wickets Scorecard    Point Table    So West Indies and Australia play final June 26


*  Sri Lanka win the toss and bat and post a decent total with fifties from Chandimal & Theranga.Hales& Roy chase down total undefeated:At Edgbaston 2nd ODI D/N Sri Lanka 253-7,50 overs(chandimal 52,Tharanga 53*) lost to England 256-0,34.1 overs  by 10 wickets Scorecard


England & Ireland will play two match ODI series at Bristol & Lord's in 2017   More


Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont both hit tons and add 235 for the first wicket.Natalie Sciver is run out for 80 as England Women post record ODI score far too much for Pakistan to chase:At New Road Worcester England Women 378-5,50 overs beat Pakistan Women 166,47.4 overs by 212 runs Scorecard

*  Zimbabwe needed 3 runs to win off the last ball  but Chigumbura was caught and India won by 2 runs and take the series 2-1.Scorecard

*  Windies are inserted and Starc takes oput both openers then Bravo  falls cheaply then Samuels & Ramdin rescue innings with 216 stand.Samuels is last out for magnificent 125.Oz lose two erly wickets but chase down target with 8 balls left.Maxwell fins some form at last.Oz proceed to Final:At Kensington Oval Tri Series Match 8 West Indies 282-8,50 overs(Samuels 125,Ramdin 91) lost to Australia 283-4,50 overs(Smith 78,Marsh 79*) by 4 wickets Scorecard

England win toss and elect to field first,Willey and Woakes remove top three, slow recovery by Mathews & Chandimal but Prsanna hits 59 off 28 balls to lift momentum & the tail wags well.England lose top 4 cheaply but Butler & woakes add 138 and Plunkett hits the last ball for six to tie the match.SL will rue some sloppy fielding at the close:At Trent Bridge 1st ODI Sri Lanka 286-9,50 overs(Prasanna 59,Mathews 73) tied with England 286-8,50 overs(Woakes 95*,Buttler 93) Scorecard


England Women win toss and insert Pakistan Women.Sidra Ameen hits fifty but visitors post modest score and waste several overs, Heather Knight takes fifer and replies with not out fifty,Tammy Beaumont hits top score in easy win for England Women:At Grace Road Leicester Pakistan Women 165,45.4 overs(S Ameen 52,Knight 5-26) lost to England Women 166-3,31.5 overs(Beaumont 70,Knight 50*) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Wash out in Barbados:At Kensington Oval Barbados  Tri Series Match 7 South Africa 8-0,1 overs v Australia Match Abandoned No Result Scorecard


*  Surrey lower middle order takes innings beyond 300 in rain interupted second day, Notts :At Oval CC Div 1 Surrey 323,102.1 overs & 244-5,62.2 v Nottinghamshire 182,59.4 overs Scorecard  Stevan Patterson takes sixfer as Durham batting fails.Rushworth takes fifer but Ballance * Lees help Yorkshire pass Durham's 1st innings total:At Chester-Le-Street  Durham 172,61 overs & 98-3,36 overs v Yorkshire 323,90.1 overs(Rushworth 5-93) Scorecard&    Croft scores ton and adds 143 with Brown but the rest of  Lancashire's batting struggles struggle:At Old Trafford Lancashire 308,103.1 overs(Croft 100) v Warwickshire 202-6, 57 overs  Scorecard


No play on Monday:At Chelmsford CC Div 2 Essex 268,86.2 overs &22-1,11 overs v Leicestershire 243,78 overs Scorecard  Glamorgan lower order compensates for top order failure, Kent's top order fails as well:At Cardiff Glamorgan 351,80 overs v Kent 91-5,33 overs Scorecard


Barinda Sran takes fourfer as India put the screws on Zim's batting who make only 99. India hit off their target 100 in just 13.1 overs to win by 10 wickets and level 3 match series More


*  Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga has had his bowling action declared 'illegal' and will undergo remedial work to correct this More


*  Yorkshire finally break their duck with possible assistance of Messrs Duckworth Lewis defeating Derbyshire by 1 run D/L Method in rain restricted match NatWest t20 Blast North Group Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard     Chris Gayle and Mahela Jayawardene saw Somerset to victory over Hampshire with 26 balls spare South Group  Scorecard


*  Worcestershire innings loses momentum in middle to post inadequate total. Christian & Andre Russell storm to victory after loss of top order big guns. Russell hits ball out of ground Nat West t20 Blast North Group Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka posted huge score as Perera hits 135 & Prasanna 95.Ireland reply inadequate with wickets falling steadily,McBrine & Rankine mount 54 run 10th wicket partnership in vain :At Malahide Dublin 2nd ODI Sri Lanka 377-8,50 overs(Perera 135,Prasanna 95) beat Ireland 241,45 overs(McBrine 79) by 136 runs Scorecard

*  Zimbabwe regain some pride with 2 run win over India in t20 . India needed 8 runs off last over but failed the task Scorecard


*  Middlesex lose the plot as Tom Curran & Ansari hit 43 off last 22 balls then Mcullum falls cheaply & Morgan for even less so Surrey run out winners by 29 runs in front of full house at Oval Nat West t20  Blast South Group  Scorecard    Somerset lose momentum after Chris Gayle goes for 40 off 26 balls and Glos squeeze home winners with one ball to spare, Klinger's good form continues with 60 Scorecard    David Lloyd hits 97 for Glamorgan who easily beat Kent by 55 runs D/L Method Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka are inserted,lose two early wickets but reach 300 as Chandimal hits ton.Ireland 26 short of Duckworth Lewis total when rain stops play but ireland fall way short on resumption:At Malahide Dublin ODI Sri Lanka 303-7,50 overs(Chandimal 108)-4,43.1 overs(Chandimal 75*) v Ireland 216,40.4 overs(Porterfield 73) by 76 runs D/L Method  Scorecard


*  Adam Lyth hits 136 off 96 balls as Yorkshire thrash Lancs Neil Whitaker reports.At Old Trafford Royal London Cup North Group Yorkshire 325-7,50 overs(Lyth 136) beat Lancashire 84,17.3 overs by 242 runs D/L Method Scorecard  Lumb hits another century but Notts lose to Durham by 2 wickets D/L Method Scorecard    Points Table 


*  Zimbabwe collapse again and India wins by 10 wickets to win sries 3-0:At Harare 3rd ODI Zimbabwe 123,42.2 overs lost to India 126,21.5 overs by 10 wickets Scorecard


*  Amla hits fine ton and adds with de Kock 182 for 1st wicket.The rest of batting follows suit to post substantial total. Windies reply at pace but SA's spinners foil Windies batsmen so the innings implodes and SA gain an extra point to lead table,Tahir takes sevenfer:At St Kitts Tri Series Match 6 South Africa 343-3,50 overs(Amla 110,de Kock 71,du Plessis 73*) beat West Indies 204,38 overs(Charles 49,Tahir 7-45) by 139 runs Scorecard


*  Sibanda hits fifty but the rest of Zim's batting no match for India's bowling  and India thrashes the home side for second successive match:At Harare SC Zimbabwe 126,34.3 overs(Sibanda 53,Chahal 3-25) lost to India 129-2,26.5 overs by 8 wickets Scorecard


Khawaja is run out for 98 and then drops two catches as Windies bounce back with Marlon Samuels hitting 92 before also being run out:At St Kitts Tri Series Match 5 Australia 265-7,50 overs(Khawaja 98,Smith 74,Bailey 55) lost to West Indies 266-6,45.4 overs(Samuels 92) by 4 wickets Scorecard


*  Donald Carr (Derbyshire & England) and first secretary(CEO) of the Test & County Cricket Board has died aged 89 Telegraph. Not Pakistan's favourite fellow! Obituary


*  Sam Billings hits 106 off 54 balls & Denley hit tons for Kent but not enough for Glamorgan in rain reduced match who win with 7 balls to spare:At Canterbury Royal London Cup South Group Kent 290-3,42 overs(Billings 106*,Denley 104*) lost to Glamorgan 294-7,40.5 overs(Target 293 off 42 overs D/L Method) Scorecard  Chris Jordan picks up timely fifer as Sussex beat Middlesex by 31  runs Scorecard  A thriller at Chelmsford where Essex and Somerset tie Scorecard


*  South Africa lose 7 wickets for 42 runs to lose by 36 runs with 2.2 overs to spare.Earlier Warner hit ton but Oz looked to have posted too few as Amla & Du Plessis hit sixties but with AB & Duminy falling for 39 & 42 the rest colllapsed:At St Kitts Tri Series Match 4 Australia 288.50 overs(Warner 109) beat South Africa 252,47.4 overs by 36 runs Scorecard


Zim are invited to bat and struggle.India coast to 9 wickwt win with Rahul hitting unbeaten ton:At Harare SC 1st ODI Zimbabwe 168,249.5 overs lost to India 173-1,42.3 overs(Rahul 100*) by 9 wickets Scorecard


*  Gary Sobers leads Lord’s tribute to Muhammad Ali. The two sporting icons met at Lord's back in 1966 when Sobers was a member of the West Indies side playing England in a Test match fifty years ago. More    Muhammad Ali at Lord's 1966   During the lunch interval MCC showed a series of photographs of Muhammad's visit to lord's in 1966 and sobers rang the bell to restart play in memory of the 'greatest' boxer.


Jonny Bairstow survives drop at midwicket and lbw review to score important century for England as the game swung England's way in the final session.Earlier Cook alone had stood firm with England three wickets down by lunch and five by tea.Two wickets apiece for  Herath,Lamal & Pradeep.Woakes & Bairstow add 94 before Woakes is caught ?& bowled by Herath. Bairstoe persists with Borad,Finn & Anderson.Silva & Karunaratne add 108 for 1st wicket.Silva & Mendis continue without mishap until close day 2.England take 3 wickets before lunch thereafter Perera and Harath add 71 but then 4 wickets fall leaving SL 128 behind.Compton & Hales open as Cook is injured.These two add 45 then Compton,root and Vince for a golden duck fall,55-3.Hales who was dropped twice adds 51 with Bairstow who plays rash shot giving Pradeep his 3rd play before lunch day 4 rain,sun comes out and England resume,Hales short of ton and England declare at 233-7 setting Sri Lanka 362 to win.Fifth day ruined by rain interuptions and play abandoned :At Lord's 3rd Test England 416,,128.4 overs(Bairstow 167*,Cook 85,Woakes 65,Herath 4-81) & 233-7dec,71 overs(Hales 94,Cook 49*) drew with  Sri Lanka 288,495.1 overs(Silva 79,Karunaratne 50) & 78-1,24.2 overs Scorecard


*  South Africa's bowlers rout Oz and introduce new 'Chinaman' bowler Tabraiz Shamsi.Behardien rescued SA's innings with help from Rabada. Only Finch & Lyon prevailed for SA:At Guyana Match 3 Tr-Series South Africa 189-9.50 overs(Behardien 62) beat Australia 142,34.2 overs(Finch 72,Lyon 30) by 47 runs  Scorecard


Brendon McCullum travels a few miles north to Radlett and hits a quick fire 74 as Middlesex post 295-8,50 overs.Hampshire chase revised total of 202 off 26 overs which they pass with 3 balls to spare as Liam Dawson hits 68* Scorecard  Worcestershire for whom Joe Leach hit 63 off 35 balls beat Yorkshire by 7 wickets Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard   Sam Hain 20 years old hits century as Wawickshire beat Leicestershire by 9 wickets Scorecard  Durham top and middle orser fail,innings rescued by ton from Ryan Pringle.Ben Slater  opens with ton for Derbyshire who coast to win by 7 wickets with over 8 overs spare Scorecard


*  McCullum delivers MCC Spirit of Cricket  Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's and criticises ICC handling of 'Fixed Matches' and 'leaking' to the press players' statements June 6th 2016 More


*  Astonishing runfest at Trent Bridge.Lumb hits 184 off 150 balls and adds 342 for the 1st wicket with Wessels then Notts lose 10 wickets for 103 runs. N'hants chase target of 446 to win and finish some 20 runs short with Kleinveldt hitting 128 off 63 balls Records Galore   Royal London One Day North Group Scorecard   Glamorgan beat Gloucestershire by 52 runs South Group Scorecard  Jesse Ryder hits ton as Essex beat Sussex by 5 wickets with 6 balls to go Scorecard

Butler hits 91 as Lancashire post a total too far for Warwickshire to chase despite Bell & Trott partnership. Neil Whitaker reports, Scorecard


*  Warner guides Australia to easy win over Windies with restrained unbeaten fifty.Windies batting fails miserably:At Guyana Match 2 Tri-Series West Indies 116,32.1 overs lost to Australia 117-4,25.4 overs by 6 wickets Scorecard  Narine sixfer restrains South Africa and Pollard sixty sees Windies home b to victory in opening match:At Guyana Match 1 South Africa 188,46.5 overs(Narine 6-27) lost to West Indies 191-6,48.1 overs by  4 wickets Scorecard


*  Unable to market the glorious nuances of five day cricket ICC grasp at false straws.In this latest  proposal a two divison structure supposedly will give Test cricket  'meaning and context'. This is the latest utter drivel from David Richardson. The carrot in this plan is the  introduction of some new Test nations. Read on  ICC would do well to encourage all members to introducce declaration cricket among the prescribed diet of youth cricket,elite and general which at present is almost exclusively limited over cricket.


*  Speedster Mills castles Gayle and Somerset fall 48 runs short after Sussex with Nash ton post challenging total of 222 NatWest Blast South Group  Scorecard


Klinger & Taylor with centuries guide Glos to victory in a game of many swings of fortune.Kohler-Cadmore scored a ton for Worcs as did no 10 Shantry but could not repeat this success in 2nd innings.For Glos Van Buuren  hit an unbeaten 172 in 1st innings declaring behind but Klinger & especially Taylor thrashed the Worcs attack to gain victory:At New Road Worcester County Championship Div 2 Worcestershire 439,113.1 overs(Kohler-Cadmore 169,Shantry 106) & 239,56.3 overs(Miles 5-54) lost to Gloucestershire 364-6dec,112 overs(van Buuren 172*) & 320-5,57.4 overs(JMR Taylor106*,Klinger102*) by 5 wickets Scorecard  Division 2 Table


*  Yorkshire set Lancashire 359 to win in Roses match after tail restores 2nd innings,Lancs lose wickets steadily as Bresnan & Rashid take fourfers:At Headingley County Championship Div 1 Yorkshire  308,97.1 overs & 236,64.2 overs beat Lancashire 196,60.4 overs & 173,86.4 overs  by 175 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard  Hampshire struggle to stave off defeat:At Merchant Taylors School Northwood  Middlesex 467-3dec,115.2 overs(Voges 160*,Malan 147,Simpson 100*) beat Hampshire 131,51.4 overs & 220,75 overs(Adams 75,fuller 5-70) by an innings & 116 runs Scorecard   Division One Table


*  Royal Challengers' indequate bowling leaves a target too far for the powerful batting as  famed middle order fails after impressive opening from Gayle & Kohli. So Warner's Sunrisers are IPL 2016 Champions Final at Hyderabad Scorecard


England win toss and bat but lose two early wickets,Cook and Compton. Root and Hales build partnership but both fall in the 80s, Vince goes to another fine catch & Bairstow falls caught behind with 'stumps' in sight.Sri Lanka rue dropped catches so Ali and Woakes add 92,ali continues to 155* with SL's fielders looking ragged.England's seamers too good for Sri Lanka's inadequate batting who collapse 1st innings but fight back in 2nd innings & chandimal hits century,Cook reaches 10,000 Test runs as england win by 9 wickets and series :At Chester-Le-Street 2nd Test England 498-9dec,128.2 overs(Ali 155*,Hales 83,Root 80, Pradeep 4-107) & 80-1,23.2 overs(Cook 47*) beat Sri Lanka 101,43.3 overs(Broad 4-40) & fo 475,84 overs(Chandimal 126,Mathews 80,Herath 61,Anderson 5-58) by 9 wickets   Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard


PNG coast to win over Kenya  with fifties from Vala & Moen,Karim hit 73 for Kenya but Kenya waste three overs:At Moresby Port ICC WCL Championship Match 23  Kenya 188,47 overs(Karim73,Soper 5-27) lost to Papua New Guinea 191-4,34.3 overs(Vala 69*,Moen 53) by 6 wickets Scorecard


*  Warner guides Sunrisers to win over Gujerat Lions and so to final with unbeaten 93 in Second Qualifier    Scorecard


Leicestershire beat Yorkshire by 54 runs in NatWest Blast North Group Scorecard


*  Surrey's batting  implodes as van Gugten takes fourfer and two players are injured while Glamorgan have victorious evening at the Oval NatWest Blast South Group Scorecard

Kolkatta Knight riders fail the challenge a second time falling 22 runs short as Sunrisers triumph in Eliminator Match IPL 2016 Scorecard


*  AB de Villiers rescues Royal Challengers Bangalore from precarious 5-29 and 6-68 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets with 10 balls left in IPL 2016 qualifier 1 Scorecard

Leicestershire scored 309 in 1st innings but collapse all out for 43 in 2nd to give Worcs a 7 wicket win in 2nd Div Scorecard

Jersey batting fails the challenge so Oman remain unbeaten:At Grainville Jersey ICC WCL Divison 5 Oman 205-9,50 overs beat Jersey 147,41.4 overs by 58 runs Scorecard


*  Andrew Umeed form Scotland aged 20 hit a maiden 1st class ton in his 2nd 1st class match for Warwickshire subsequently the middle order collapsed then the tail wags,Chris woakes takes ninefer as durham flounder to concede 123 runs 1st innings but then take two early wickets before stumps & collapse next morning,Weighell takes fifer,Jennings hits ton. No Woakes bowling in 2nd innings:At Edgbaston Div1 Warwickshire 313,77 over(Weighell 4-75) & 114,37.5 overs(Weighell 5-33) lost to Durham 190,71.4 overs(Woakes 9-36) & 238-6,79.4 overs(Jennings 113) by 4 wickets Scorecard    Jarvis takes sixter as Surrey batting implodes apart form opener Burns' ninety,Petersen hits ton as Lancs take control,Surrey implode in 2nd innings:At Old Trafford Surrey 191,61.1 overs(Burns 92,Jarvis 6-70) & 107,17.3 overs(Jarvis 5-49) lost to Lancashire 394,117.4 overs by an innings & 96 runs Scorecard  Somerset prosper at HQ despite Murtagh's fourfer, Rogers return to score ton on familiar ground,Middx make solid reply:At Lord's Somerset 376,130.2 overs(Rogers 109,Murtagh 5-53)  & 202-7,62 overs(Hildreth 85*) drew with Middlesex 423,141 overs(Gubbins 109,Robson 99,Leach 5-77)  Scorecard  Hampshire beat Nottinghamshire by 69 runs Scorecard


*  Oman demolish Nigeria; Jersey and Guernsey win ICC World Division 5 in Jersey Report and results


*  Curiously the Natwest blast opens while a Test match is being played.Tom Kohler-Cadmore enjoyed the opportunity hitting 127 off 54 balls and Worcs post a total beyond Durham see Walter Lawrence Trophy:At Worcester New Road North Group Worcestershire 225-6,15.3 overs (Kohler-Cadmore 127) beat Durham 180-8,20 overs by 45 overs Scorecard  Sussex beat Glos by 1 run D/L Method Scorecard


John(JJ) Warr, who has died aged 88, was an extremely useful fast-medium bowler for Middlesex between 1949 and 1960; he was also celebrated, both within the game and in the City, as one of the most amusing figures of his time.  For nearly 35 years, however, his wit and humour were required to support the distinction of possessing the worst bowling average – 281.00 – in the history of Test cricket. his self deprecating humour and rich vein of cricket stories made him one of the most accomplished of after dinner speakers More


*  Compton & Root out for ducks after Cook fails all to Shanaka,Vince & Stokes fall cheaply but then Bairstow & Hales bat until tea when the rain came to curtail play.Day 2 Bairstow completes century but Hales throws in away whereupon Ali and Broad go cheaplyFinn stays to help Bairstow add 56 for 9th wicket.Broad removes opener and Mendis for a duck.Anderson removes Silva and wickets tumble to England's seamers,Anderson takes fifer.Sri Lanka follow on but bad light stops play early:At Headingley 1st Test England 298,890.3 overs(Hales 86,Bairstow 140) beat Sri Lanka 91,36.4 overs(Anderson 5-16) & 119,35.3 overs by an innings & 88 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


*  Chris Gayle, the great entertainer and King Kohli with another ton set up huge total for rain reduced game & win by lot to go 2nd in table with a good chance of reaching KO stage:At Bangalore IPL Match 50  Royal Challengers Bangalore 211-3,15 overs(Kohli 103,Gayle 73) beat Kings XI Punjab 120-9,14 overs(Chalal 4-25) by 82 runs D/L Method  Scorecard   IPL Points Table


*  Chris Gayle hits quick 49 then Kohli & de Villiers chase down formidable score as Royal Challengers beat Kolkata Knight riders with 8 balls to spare to keep hopes of reaching KO stage IPL  Match 48 Scorecard   Andre Russell suffers injury while bowling  Match Report


James Hildreth hits ton as Somerset post massive score but Yorks make steady reply.Lyth hits ton but Yorks follow on despite useful 10th wicket stand:At Taunton  Div 1 Somerset 562-7dec,138.2 overs(Hildreth 155,Trescothick 97,Trego 94,Rogers 91) v Yorkshire 311,113.1 overs(Lyth 106)  & 83-4,49 overs Scorecard Borthwick ton and Collingwood hold Durham innings together,Lancs trail Durham on 1st innings,Borthwick hits 2nd ton of match to set Lancs 325 to win.Livingston keeps Lancs hopes alive Durham 411.117 overs(Borthwick 134,Collingwood 96)  & 239-4dec,60 overs(Borthwick 103)v Lancashire 326,102.4 overs(McCarthy 5-70) & 243-9,63.3 overs(Livingston 55*) Scorecard  Middx tail ensures challenging 1st innings total then Surrey lose 6 wickets then tail digs in but still follow on,Rayner takes sixfer,rain delays start as Surrey bat to save match.Middx try 8 bowlers but the rain wins :At The Oval Middlesex 395,129.2 overs(Gubbins 91,Curran 4-113) drew with Surrey 242,114.3 overs(Rayner 6-79) & 98-0,45 overs Scorecard


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