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*  Middlesex bowlers thwart Notts ambition on a fine Spring day at Lord's.Monday sees Robson hit fine century after scratchy start and adds 203 with Morgan, Simpson hits century as Middx take useful 1st innings lead Notts 326,101 overs(Finn 5-91) v Middx 439-9dec,131.5 overs(Robson 164,Simpson 108*, Morgan 86) Scorecard  Yorkshire's Lyth, Ballance and Rashid prosper at Taunton, Raschid completes ton, Yorkshire  450,132.5 overs v Somerset 301-5,101 overs Scorecard N'hants reply strongly to Durham hefty total,Spreigel misses out on ton and then wickets fall Durham 452,135.2 overs(Mustard 91) v N'hants 363-9,131.5 overs(Spreigel 97) Scorecard Heavy rollers ensures Warwickshire renaissance,Bell hits unbeaten 187 to set Sussex 330 to win, Warwickshire 87,27.5 overs & 471,120.3 overs(Bell 187*,Clarke 79,SR Patel 74) v Sussex 229,66.5 overs(Joyce 117)  & 58-0,16.4 overs Scorecard
LV County Championship Div 1  Alastair Cook refinds form and so Essex set Debyshire 336 to win,Essex 94,36.3 overs(Footit 5-29) & 425,127.4 overs(Cook 187) v Derbyshire 154,64.5 overs(Chanderpaul 75*,Masters 6-49) & 23-0,7.2 overs Scorecard

 

*  Middlesex lose opening match with Sussex by an innings and 127 runs, Finn takes a sixfer and Prior enhanced his  chances of a recall to England with a century Scorecard Notts beat Lancs by 45 runs despite century from Prince Scorecard   Neil Whitaker reports   LV County Championship Div 1  Lamentable Surrey batting no match for Wagg(6-29) gives Glamorgan a ten wicket win Scorecard Hants draw with Worcs for whom skipper Mitchell hit 172,Carberry out cheaply twice for Hants Scorecard LV County championship Div 2

 

*  University batsmen  continue to struggle in another round of drawn matches except for Cambridge who lost by 335 runs to Essex, Two Steeles hit fifties for Durham MCCU against Durham CCC,JD Libby hit a fifty against Glos, William MacVicar for L'borough scored 79 against Kent CCC, Alex Lilley took a fifer against Somerset All MCCU Scorecards

 

*  Sri Lanka win final comfortably thanks to tight bowling and a fifty from Sangakarra, Kohli hit 77 for India before being run out World Cup t20 Final Scorecard  England Women's batting fails so Australia Women win final easily to retain title ICC Women's t20 World Cup  Scorecard

 

*  South Africa Women's top order fails,Tryon helps them to 100, Edwards and Taylor open with 67 for 1st wicket off 11and Taylor and Knight see England home to 9 wicket win and place in final with Australia 2nd Semi Final ICC Women's t20 World Cup Scorecard

 

*  Sluggish start from Windies is their undoing as hail floods the ground and Sri Lanka win by D/L Method. Malinga bowls well though Herath finished wicketless:At Mirpur 1st Semi Final World Cup t20   Sri Lanka 160-6,20 overs(Mathews 44*) beat West Indies 80-4,13.5 overs by 27 runs D/L Method Scorecard     Stephanie Taylor is run out so West Indies women fail the chase by 8 runs and Australia Women go through to Final  Scorecard  ICC Women's t20 World Cup

 

*  University batsmen struggle in opening games, Surrey beat Cambridge MCCU by 302 runs Scorecard. All the other matches were drawn.  MCC University Matches All MCCU Scorecards

 

*  Scots play England and Netherlands in ODIs this summer More

 

*  Australia beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets to avoid Group 2 wooden spoon Match 31 Scorecard 
World Cup t20  Tables  West Indies hit 84 in 5 overs(Samy 42 off 28 balls) to post challenging total 166-6 which Pakistan fail to chase miserably to lose by 84 runs, Badree takes 3-10 and Narine 3-16, Match 32 Group 2 Scorecard 1st Semi Final Sri Lanka v West Indies April 3rd and 2nd Semi Final  India v South Africa April 4th

 

*  Dutch  humiliate England  with  45 runs win Match 29 Group  Scorecard  World Cup t20  Tables  Sri Lankan spinners rout New Zealand(60) after NZ's seamers restict SL to modest total,119 so SL progress to Semi finals,Match 30 Group 1 Scorecard Three Associates Hong Kong,Ireland and Netherlands  achieved a win over a Test country in this T20 World Cup adding weight for the full competition to include more.

 

*  Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 50 runs, Ahmed Shehzad hit 111*, Match 27 Group 2 Scorecard    World Cup t20  Tables Australia's batting falls apart,Ashwin takes fourfer,India win by 73 runs to remain unbeaten Match 28 Group 2 Scorecard

 

*  England exit Competition with a six although still to play dead match with Netherlands so South Africa win by 3 runs and advance to semi final Match 26 Group 1 Scorecard 
World Cup t20   Tables  Netherlands post decent score but not enough as New Zealand win with an over to spare,Brendan McCullum hits 65 Match 25th Group 1 Scorecard 

 

*  ECB has appointed Gordon Hollins to the newly created post of chief operating officer. Hollins has been promoted in order to reduce the workload of the chief executive David Collier. More

 

*  India's Supreme Court  has installed former captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of the country's cricket board. More

 

*  England Women easily beat Bangladesh Women by 79 runs, Charlotte Edwards hits 80 Match 11 Group B Scorecard   ICC Women's t20 World Cup West Indies Women thrash Sri Lanka Women by 8 wickets,Taylor hit another fifty Match 12 Group B Scorecard

 

*  Super Sammy sinks Australia:At Mirpur Match 22 Group 2 D/N T20 Australia 178-8,20 overs(Maxwell 45) lost to West Indies 179-4,19.4 overs(Gayle 53,Sammy 34*) by 6 wickets Scorecard both side hit 7 sixes  World Cup t20   Tables Dhoni hits six to complete comfortable win for India over Bangladesh by 8 wickets with 9 balls to spare,Sharma & Kohli hit fifties Match 23 Group 2 Scorecard

 

*  Chris Cairns investigated by Metropolitan Police after barrister in Lalit Modi libel trial is arrested. Barrister Andrew Fitch-Holland has been arrested as detectives investigate suspicions of perverting the course of justice in relation to Cairns’ libel trial with Lalit Modi  More


*  India's Supreme Court intends to bar Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from this year's Indian Premier League, which starts on 16 April.  More

 

*  Australia Women beat Ireland Women by 73 runs Match 9 Group A Scorecard   
ICC Women's t20 World Cup  New Zealand Women beat Pakistan Women by 59 runs Match 10 Group A Scorecard

 

*  Dutch International XI fail by 7 runs to beat South Africa,Jamil 5-19 had stiffled SA's innings and Myburgh(51) had set them on road to victory but intemperate batting by middle order especially against Imran Tahir (4-21) asked too much of the tail,Match 21 Group 1 Scorecard 
World Cup t20   Tables   Alex Hales hits a wonderful century(116* off 97 balls) and the winning shot with a six, Morgan's form revives(57) so England make their most successful t20 chase to beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets with 4 balls to spare despite losing both Lumb and Ali for ducks Match 22 Group 1 Scorecard

 

West Indies Women beat Bangladesh Women by 36 runs Match 7 Group B Scorecard  ICC Women's t20 World Cup England Women beat India Women by 5 wickets Match 8 Group B Scorecard

 

*  MCC  win  the opening match against 2013 Champion County,Sehwag ton takes MCC to victory:At Abu Dhabi Durham CCC 248,99.2 overs & 257,81.5 overs(Stoneman 115) lost to MCC 282,85.5 overs & 225-4,51 overs(Sehwag 109) by 6 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Bangladesh change 4 players from side that lost to Hong Kong but despite huge local support flounder against Windies.Dwayne Smith returns to form,Windies win by 73 runs Match 20 Group 2 Scorecard

 

West Indies Women beat England Women by 6 runs,Stephanie Taylor hits fifty with 2 sixes Match 3 Group B Scorecard  ICC Women's World Cup Sri Lanka Women beat India Women by 22 runs Match 4 Group B Scorecard


*  Dale Steyne bowls sensational over to deny Kiwis victory,South Africa win by 2 runs Match 18 Group 1 Scorecard    Netherlands International XI routed for a mere 39 by Sri Lanka,  Match 19 Group 1 Scorecard 

 

*  Pakistan  beat Australia by 16 runs in high scoring match Match 16 Group 2 Scorecard 
World Cup t20   Tables  Dwayne Smith is mesmerised and Windies have dismal day losing by 7 wickets yet India took their time with 2 balls to spare Match 17 Group 2 Scorecard

 

Western Australia make disastrous reply after Henriques and tail take NSW to commanding total,Marsh leads partial recovery but misses out od deserved ton:At Canberra Sheffield Shield Final New South Wales 447,168.5 overs(Henriques 143,Smith 75,Carters 72,Behendorff 4-95) & 197-4,77, overs(Smith 103*) drew with Western  Australia 180,84.5 overs(Marsh 92*,Hazazelwood 6-50)   Scorecard

 

*  Sri Lanka 165-7,20 overs beat South Africa 160-8 by 5 runs Match 14 Group 1 Scorecard  England 172-6,20 overs lost to New Zealand  52-1,5.2 overs by 9 runs D/L Method Match 15 Group 1 Scorecard 

 

Ireland's hopes dashed by fantastic Dutch who achive the seeming impossible to win  and overtake Zimbabwe on net run rate.Ireland 189-4,20 overs lost to Netherlands 193-4,13.5 overs by 6 wickets Match12 Group B Scorecard  Zimbabwe beat UAE by 5 wickets Match 11 Group B Scorecard       India comfortably beat Pakistan by 7 wickets Match 13 Group 2 Scorecard

 

*  Hong Kong defeat Bangladesh by two wickets in nail biter finish as Hasseb Amjad hits six to win with two balls to spare Match 10 Group A but Bangladesh still lead group on net run rate benefiting from being bowled out well short of 20 overs and progress to amin competition Report  Scorecard   Nepal beat Afghanistan by 9 runs Match 9 Group A Report Scorecard  World Cup t20  Tables

 

*  KP to captain Delhi Daredevils in IPL More   Gyles Clarke says there is no way KP will be picked for England again and KP fans should 'move on' More

 

Ireland beat Zimbabwe in t20 final qualifiers Match 3 Group B Scorecard  Afghanistan collapse and lose badly to Bangladash Match  Group A Scorecard World Cup t20

 

*  Yet more rain in Durban as second t20 between South Africa and Australia looks unlikely to start.Eventually a 7/7 romp took place and Oz won More informationThe third match was abandoned without a ball bowled so Oz won series 2-0.

 

*  Jersey had a close run 'Derby' match with Guernsey winning by just 1 wicket with an over to go Scorecard   Tanzania beat Cayman Islands by 12 runs Scorecard  Malaysia thrash Nigeria by 9 wickets Scorecard   ICC World Cricket League Division Five in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia  Jersey beat Malaysia  by 71 runs in  the final on March 13th.Scorecard

 

Windies seal series with five wicket win. Butler holds england innings together,Santokie takes fourfer,windies hit 11 sixes to England's five:At Barbados England 152-7,20 overs lost to West Indies 155-5,18.5 overs by 5 wickets Scorecard   England won 3rd match by 5 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Jimmy Ellis the renown actor from Northern Ireland has passed away. He was a serious cricketlover and played regularly for the Lord's Taverners plying his off spin to good effect.  More

 

*  Jersey seem set to advance to Division Four after an unbeaten run in Division Five played in Malaysia, their last match is against neighbours Guernsey who have yet to win a match. Jersey beat Cayman Islands by 122 runs Scorecard   Ahmed Faiz Malaysia's skipper scored a ton in their win over  Gurnsey by 63 runs Scorecard     Tanzania beat Nigeria by 10 runs Scorecard  ICC World Cricket League Division Five in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

 

Windies win 1st T20 comfortably choosing lots of spinners whereas England picked seamers plus Tredwell.Samuels top scored for Windies and Bresnan for England:At Barbados 1st T20 West Indies 170-3,20 overs beat England 143-9,20 overs  by 27 runs Scorecard  Broad and Narine sustain knee injuries

 

*  Argentina secure promotion to Americas Divison 2 after an unbeaten campaign againgst Belize and Panama More from Andrew Nixon

 

Slinga Malinga takes fifer and Sangakarra records a duck as Sri lanka take Asia cup. Fawad Alam with a ton and Misbah rescure Pakistan innings, Thirimanne and Jayawardene put on 156 for third wicket setting SL en route to win despite Ajmal 3-23:At Mirpur Asia Cup Final Pakistan 260-5,50 overs(Fawad Alam 114*,Misbah' 65,Umar Akmal 59,Malinga 5-56) lost to Sri Lanka 261-5,46.5 overs(Thirimanne 101,DPMD Jayawardene 75,Ajmal 3-23) by 5 wickets Scorecard

 

*  The Cricket Paper hit the newstands in UK today Friday March 7th More

 

*  Joe Root  fractured his thumb third ball before scoring 107* in 3rd ODI with Windies. He flies home from tour and may miss World t20 in Bangladesh     More

 

*  Cayman Islands are thrashed by Malaysia to the tune of 213 runs, Nasir Shafiq hit 151 not out for Malaysia Scorecard   Nigeria beat Guernsey in a cliff hanger Scorecard  Jersey beat Tanzania by 102 runs Scorecard  ICC World Cricket League Division Five in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

 

*  Sri Lanka suffer top order collapse and make heavy weather of overhauling modest Bangladesh total thanks to skipper Angelo Mathews:At Mirpur Asia Cup Match 10 Bangladesh 204-9,50 overs lost to Sri Lanka 208-7,49 overs(Mathews 74*) by 3 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Cayman Islands beat Guernsey by 32 runs in low scoring match Scorecard  Malaysia post 318 which Tanzania fail to match Scorecard   Jersey beat Nigeria Scorecard ICC World Cricket League Division Five in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

 

*  England is inserted.Ali scores quck fifty,Morgan replacing Wright out for 1, Root and Buttler  give England  a challenging total.Windies top order fails as usua ,Ramdin alone fails to take Windies to improbable winand is last out with 14 balls to go:At Antigua 3rd ODI  England 193-4,37.4 overs  beat West Indies 278,47.4 overs(Ramdin 128,Bresnan 3-45) by 25 runs  Scorecard

 

*  Bangladesh post challenging target after Anamul Haque hits quick ton.Pakistan chases down total with one ball to spare:At Dhaka Asia Cup Match 8 Bangladesh 326-3,50 overs(Anamul Haque 100) lost to  Pakistan 329-7,49.5 overs(Ahmed Shehzed 103) by 1 wicket Scorecard

 

*  Australia win toss and have a good opening day with Warner scoring a ton,Skipper Clarke takes a pounding put persists to add 114 with Smith by close,persists next day until rain stops play.Oz declare overnight and SA lose Smith early to Harris.Steyne suffers hamsting damage but bats effectively.Oz don't impose follow on Warner blazes away to 2nd ton in match but Rogers runs himself out.Oz set SA 511 to win whereupon SA lose both openers quickly.SA battled dourly on past tea on 5th dayand beyond before Harris removes Steyn & Morkel:At Cape Town 3rd Test Australia 494-7,127.4 overs(Warner 135,Clarke 161*,Smith 84,Duminy 4-73) & 303-3dec,58overs(Warner 145) beat South Africa 287,82.5 overs(du Plessis 67,Petersen 53,Johnson 4-42) & 265 134.3 overs(Philander 51*,Harris 4-32)  by 245 runs Scorecard Australia win series 2-1

 

*  Sri Lanka easily beat Afghanistan whose batting fails the task:At Mirpur Asia Cup Match 7 Sri Lanka 253-6,50 overs(Sangakkara 76) beat Afghanistan 124,38.4 overs by 129 runs Scorecard

 

*  Yorkshire CCC record £0.50million loss for 2013 Neil Whitaker reports

 

*  Woeful batting by Windies  to England's slow bowlers, Simmons excepted, combined with brainless shots by tail with many overs to go, results in modest Windies total.England's batting matches Windies in ineptitude until Bopara and a very fortunate Broad add 58 to win match and level series.Parry on debut for England takes 3:At Antigua 2nd ODI West Indies 159,44.2 overs(Simmons 70,Parry 3-32) lost to  England 163-7,44.5 overs(Bopara 38*,Lumb 37*) by 3 wickets Scorecard.

 

India  is inserted and post respectable total which Pakistan pass with 1 wicket to spare in a thriller with 2 balls to spare thanks to Afridi blast:At Mirpur  Asia Cup  Match 6 ODI India 245-8,50 overs lost to Pakistan 249-9,49.4 overs by 1 wicket   Scorecard


*  Afghanistan beat Bangladesh, their first win over a full member in an ODI:At Fatullah Asia Cup Match 5 Afghanistan 254-6,50 overs(Asghar Stanikzai 90*,Samiullah Shenwari 81) beat Bangladesh 222,47.2 overs by 32 runs Scorecard  Report from Andrew Nixon   Match 4 Sri Lanka beat India  by 2 wickets Scorecard   Points Table

 

*  South Africa U-19s win the World Cup for the first time.Pakistan U-19s win toss and bat only to collapse to post modest total.SA lose two early wickets but skipper Aidan Markram sees them home with unbeaten 66:At Dubai DSC ICC Under 19s World Cup Final Pakistan U-19s 131,43.1 overs(Amad Butt 37*,Bosch 4-15) lost to South Africa U-19s 134-4,42.1 overs(Markram 66*, Oldfield 40) by 6 wickets Scorecard  Report

 

*  England win toss and insert Windies who lose 4 wickets early then Dwayne Bravo & Lendl Simmons restore innings and Sammy blast 61 runs off 36 balls taking Windies to decent total.Lumb hits ton and England squander strong position:At Sir Viv Richards Stadium Antigua West Indies 269-6,50 overs(DJ Bravo 87*,Simmons 65, Sammy 61* beat England 254-6,50 overs(Lumb 106) by15 runs Scorecard

 

*  England U-19s win a  thriller with Australia with two balls to go, Ben Duckett hit a ton as England claimed third place, England last pair added 37 runs to win with 16 years old Matthew Fisher scoring 20 not out:At Dubai ICC Under 19s World Cup 3rd Place Play Off Australia U-19s 246-7,50 overs(McDermot 56*) lost to England U-19s 249-8,49.4 overs(Duckett 100) by 1 wicket  Scorecard Report

 

*  Afghanistan collapse to Hafeez and Ajmal losing 8 wickets for 37 runs to give Pakistan comfortable win:At Fatullah Asia Cup Match 3 ODI Pakistan 248-8,50 overs beat Afghanistan 176,47.2 overs by 72 runs  Scorecard

 

*  Jonathan Trott is set to make his comeback for Warwickshire in April and is determined to force his way back into the England team.    More

 

*  Afghanistan U-19s bowlers dominate Sri Lanka who stagger to 114 a target swiftly reached for the loss of five wickets so Afghanistan U-19s take seventh place, a remarkable placing for an Associate member:At Dubai CS2 7th Place Pay-off Sri Lanka U-19s 114,34.3 overs lost to Afghanistan U-19s 118-5,21.2 overs(Ihnsanullah 37*,Fernando 4-50) Scorecard  India win high scoring game with Windies for whom Chanderpaul hits a ton:At Sharjah CS 5th Place Play-off India U-19s 340-8,50 overs(Bains 74) beat West Indies U-19s 294-8,50 overs(Chanderpaul 112) by 46 runs Scorecard  Bangladesh easily beat NZ to take the Plate :At Abu Dhabi Plate Final Bangladesh U-19s 223,47 overs(Shadman Islam 93) beat New Zealand U-19s 146-9,50 overs(Randell 51*,Mossadeck Hossain 4-23) by 77 runs Scorecard Zim beat UAE by a large margin:At Abu Dhabi 11th Place Play-Off Zimbabwe U-19s 205,50 overs(Jongwe 80) beat UAE U-19s 121-9,50 overs by 84 runs Scorecard   Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE

 

*  Joe Root hits century as England win West Indies tour opener,Report:At Antigua England XI 290-8,50 overs(Root 104*,Stokes 58) beat UWI Vice Chancellor's XI 261-7,50 overs(Corbin 105,Tredwell 3-39) by 29 runs Scorecard

 

*  South Africa U-19s fail to build on good start with Fortuin hitting seventy but Kagiso Rabada takes out top three Oz and three of tail to take sixfer and seal Australia U-19s fate:At Dubai DSC Semi Final  South Africa U-19s 230-9,50 overs(Fortuin 74) beat Australia U-19s 150,42.2 overs(Rabado 6-25) by 80 runs Scorecard

 

India beat Bangaldesh with centry from Kohli:At Fatullah Match 2 Asia Cup Bangladesh 279-7,50 overs(Mushfiqur Rahman 117) lost to India 280-4,49 overs(Kohli 136) by 6 wickets Scorecard

 

Windies U-19s make another poor start with both openers out for ducks and then century maker Pooran went for a duck as well. Fabian Allen rescued the innings with a ninety so Windies posted a respectable 215,Afghanistan started well enough as opener Shahidullah hit fifty but lost wickets so Hashmatullah Shaidi takes up challenge with tail but runs out of partners still 9 short with 12 balls to do:At Dubai ICC Academy Ground 2 5th Place playoff semifinal West Indies U-19s 215,49.2 overs(Allen 92) beat Afghanistan U-19s 206,48 overs(Shahidullah 51,Hahmatullah Shaid 52*) by 9 runs Scorecard   Mosadeck Hossain scored 83* for Bangladesh in their comfortablw win over Zimbabwe by 72 runs !st Plate Semifinal Scorecard  Ken McClure steers NZU-19s to 5 wicket win over UAE U-19s 2nd Plate Semi final Scorecard   Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE

 

*  Pakistan U-19s recover from 142-7 to win with 5 balls to spare.Zafar Goha and Amad Butt add an unbeaten 63 for the 8th wicket including dropped boundary catch palmed over.Will Rhodes hits 76* & Ryan Higgins 52 for England who lost both openers for ducks:At Dubai ICS Semi Final England U-19s 204-7, 50 overs(Rhodes 76*,Higgins 52) lost to Pakistan U-19s 20507,49.1 overs by 7 wickets Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE Scots beat PNG by 77 runs in 13th place off Semifinal Scorecard India beat Sri Lanka 76 runs 5th Place Play off Semi Final Scorecard Namibia beat Canada by 23 runs 13th Place Play-ff Semi Final Scorecard

 

Windies chase down Irish total at speed but losing six wickets:At Kingston Only ODI Ireland 202,49.2 overs lost to West Indies 205-6,36.4 overs by 4 wickets Scorecard  Chris Gayle is ruled out of series with England because of lower back injury More

 

*  England U-19s raise their game to beat India U-19s by 3 wickets with five balls to spare.Two Robs, Jones & Sayer  see England home with unbeaten 8th wickets stand.India recovered from 24-4:At Dubai ICS Quarter final India U-19s 221-8,50 overs(Hooda 68ro,Khan 52*,Fisher 3-55) lost to England U-19s 222-7,49.1 overs(Duckett 61) by 3 wickets Scorecard Pakistan U-19s crush Sri Lanka U-19s by 121 runs Quarterfinal Scorecard   Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE Canada U-19s are thrashed by Bangladesh U-19s losing by 9 wickets Ninth Place Play-off quartfinal Scorecard Zimbabwe U-19s beat Nambia U-19s by 6 wickets with 29 balls spare Ninth Place Play-off quartfinal  Scorecard

 

Windies' batting fails again to Irish but this time their bowlers restrict Ireland to win by 11 runs:At Kingston 2nd t20 West Indies 96-9,20 overs(Cusack 4-11) beat Ireland 85-8,20 overs(Wilson 35,Sammy 3-22) by 11 runs Scorecard

 

*  Taylor hits double ton and Robson a ton  as Lions build big lead,Taylor & Plunkett add unbeaten 8th wicket stand of 147.SL openers put on 228 so match drawn:At Rangiri Drambulla 2nd Unofficial Test Sri Lanka 'A' 289,92.2 overs(Onions 4-24) & 357-3,96.3 overs(Karunaratne 156,Tharanga 116) drew with England Lions 605-7,152 overs(Taylor 242*,Robson 143,Plunkett 74*) Scorecard

 

*  Sri Lanka lose openers cheaply but Sangakkara ton and fifties from Priyanjan and skipper Mathews takes them to goos score.Bangladesh reply strongly but lose wickets and the tail has little wag so all out with 7 overs to go:At Mirpur 2nd ODI Sri Lanka 289-6,50 overs(Sangakkara 128,Priyanjan 63,Mathews 55*) beat Bangladesh 228,43 overs(Mushfiqur Rahman 73) by 61 runs  Scorecard

 

*  South Africa win and bat but lose two early wickets, Elgar and du Plessis restore innings but they fall to Lyon and Smith baffles debutant de Kok so once again much depends on de Villers who hits a ton and with Duminy adds 149,Duminy persists so SA passed 400,Lyon takes fifer.Rogers falls early to Philander then Parnel takes two and Philander removes Clark,Warner hits fifty,SA drop catches,Lyon as nightwatchman survives torrid time,Warner & Lyon fall quickly,Smith hits 49,Harris & Siddle add 37 for last wicket so save follow on.SA lose 4 wickets but Amla despite damaged thumb hits 127*as SA set Oz 445 to win.Rogers and Warner respond in style but Oz collpapse after Warnes's dismissal,losing 9 wickets for 64 runs :At Port Elizabeth 2nd Test South Africa 423,150.5 overs(Duminy 123,Elgar 83,de Villiers 116,du Plessis 55,Lyon 5-130) & 270-5dec,64 overs(Amla 127*) beat Australia 246,57 overs(Warner 70),24 overs,9.3 overs(Warner 65*) & 216, 71.4 overs (Rogers 107,Warner 67,Steyn 4-55) by 231 runs Scorecard

 

Ireland do it again this time in Jamaica with Ed Joyce top scoring:At Kingston Jamaica 1st t20 West Indies 116-8 lost to Ireland 117-4,19.1 overs by 5 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Afghanistan U-19s beat Namibia U-19s by  4 wickets to secure quarter finals berth Match 21 Group B Scorecard  Australia U-19s form Jake Doran scored 99* beat Bangladesh by 74 runs so Bangladesh miss out on net run rate Match 22 Group B Scorecard Imam-ul-haq hits 133 as Pakistan U-19s post 308-7, a target far beyond Scotland U-19s who lose by 146, Andrew Umeed top scored again for Scotland with 67 Match 24 Group A Scorecard India U-19s crush PNG by 245 runs Match 24 Group A Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE   Points Table  Zim, NZ and Bangladesh miss out on quarterfinals

 

 *  England U-19s' bowlers too good for NZ so win by 115 runs,Higgins hit 83 for England Match 18 Group D England U-19s Scorecard  Zimbabwe U-19s posted 198 but an unbeaten century from Aiden Markham saw SA to comfortable 7 wicket win with 11 overs spare Match 19 Group C Scorecard  UAE U-19s post 205 but SL chase down target easily to win by 8 wickets with Hashan Dumindu 113* Match 20 Group D Scorecard  Windies U-19s post 289 with Chanderpaul out for 93,Canada make brave chase but three run outs and a tail collapse leaves them 63 short Match 17 Group C Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE   Points Table

 

*  Sri Lanka pull off remarkable win over Bangldesh recovering from 67-8 to post 180 thanks to 80* from number 9 Perera, three runouts contributed to Bangladesh's failure to chase down the modest target in particular Shamshur Rahman:At Mirpur 1st ODI D/N rain reduced Sri Lanka 180,40 overs beat Bangladesh 167,39.2 overs by 13 runs (D/L target 181 from 43 overs) Scorecard

 

*  Afghanistan U-19s shock Australia U-19s beating them by 36 runs Abdulla Ali took 4-45 Match 13 Group B Report  Scorecard  Scots U-19s have India U-19s reeling at 22-5 but still lose by 5 wickets Match 15 Group A Scorecard Bangladesh U-19s beat Namibia U-19s by 52 runs Match 13 Group B Scorecard   Pakistan U-19s beat PNG U-19s by 145 runs Match 16 Group A Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE   Points Table

 

India win toss and insert New Zealand in very bowler friendly conditions which Ishant sharma and Mohammed Shami exploit well routing NZ who owe much to tail enders Southee and Test debutant Neesham and ano ball reprieve for Williamson.Southee and Boult take early wickets but Dhawan hits 98,Rahane ton and Dhoni give India huge lead and NZ lose five wickets for 94 but McCullum & Watkins then Mc Cullum & debutant Neesham help NZ set India 435 to win,ndia lose three early wickets but Kohli ton sees India safely to a draw.Mccullum triple century is highest Test score by a New Zealander, the innings total is the highest ever by NZ :At Wellington 2nd Test New Zealand 192,52.5 overs(Williamson 47,I Shama 6-51,M Shami 4-70) & 680-8dec,210 overs(McCullum 302,Watling 124,Neesham 137*) drew with India 438,102.5 overs(Rahane 118,Dhawan 98,Dhoni 68) & 166-3,52 overs(Kohli 105*)  Scorecard Report NW win series 1-0

 

*  Canada U-19s mount a brave but vain chase so South Africa U-19s for whom Vali hit a ton win by 45 runs Match 9 Group C Scorecard  Sri Lanka U-19s win a thriller with England U-19s by 1 wicket with 7 balls to go, Sibley drops crucial catch near boundary Match 10 Group C  Scorecard Chanderpaul hits 84* and Windies bowlers blow away Zimbabwe U-19s to win by 167 runs Match 11 Group C Scorecard   Skipper O'Donnell hits a ton for NZ who overwhelm UAE by 112 runs  Match 12 Group D Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE Points Table

 

*  Deepak Hooda fifer halts Pakistan's run chase to give india U-19s win by 41 runs Match 7 Scorecard  Scots U-19s beat PNG by 6 wickets Match 8 Scorecard  Bangladesh U-19s openers give them 10 wicket win over Afghanistan,Shadman Islam hit 127* Match 5 Scorecard  Australia U-19s beat Namibia by 101 runs Match 6 Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE Points Table

 

*  England U-19s raised their game to thrash UAE by 213 runs Scorecard  Windies had SA on the ropes at 117-8 but Valli and Dill added 62 for the 9th wicket so SA posted 198.Chanderpaul was run out first ball and Windies collapsed to 30-6  and finished on 104 some 94 short Scorecard  Zim U-19s beat Canada U-19s by 6 wickets Scorecard  Sri Lanka U-19s beat NZ U-19s by 47 runs Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE

 

*  Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh off last ball to win t20 and seal series 2-0:At Chittagong Bangladesh 120,19.5 lost to Sri Lanka 123-7,20 overs Scorecard

 

*  Victoria 2nd innings starts with 3 wickets for no runs!then 9-6 but Maxwell hits aton,127runs off 102 balls:At SCG Sheffield Shield Victoria 218,50.1 overs & 186,51.4 overs(Maxwell 127) lost to NSW 452,121 overs(Nevill 100*) by an innings and 48 runs Scorecard 

 

*  Shrivnarine Chanderpaul's son Tagenarine hits 62 retired for Windies U-19s v NZU-19s in an U-19s World Cup Warm Up match Scorecard  Under 19s World Cup 2014 in UAE  India U-19s continue India's losing ways with second defeat in warm up matches to South Africa for whom Clyde Fortuin scored a ton Scorecard

 

*  English Lions struggle on 1st day Chopra,Taylor and Ali hit fifties but fail to turn that into a big score.Lions seamers sweep away SL'A',the innings saved by number 9 Prasad who hit 50.Lions lose top four by close but recover to set SL 479 to win.Warnapura hits aton but SL fall well short:At Pallekelle 1st Unofficial Test England Lions 330,90 overs & 318-8dec,96.2, overs beat Sri Lanka 'A' 171,48 overs & 311,96.4 overs(Warnapura 107,ARS Silva 68) by 167 runs Scorecard

 

*  Australia lose toss, are inserted and lose openers quickly followed by debutant Doolan to McLaren and Clarke to Steyne,Marsh with a ton & Smith restore innings,smith completes ton and is out followed by Haddin for a duck,OZ add 100 but lose 6 wickets.SA lose four quick wickets to Johnson & Siddle and Duminy to Lyons,Johnson takes  sevenfer, AB falls short of ton,Warner races to ton as Oz set SA 482.Johnson takes fifer as SA crumble to defeat:At Centurion 1st Test Australia 397,122, overs(Marsh 148,Smith 100,Steyne 4-78) & 213-2,51.4 overs(Warner 115,Doolan 82* beat South Africa 206,61.1 overs(AB de Villiers 91,Johnson 7-68) & 200,59.4 overs(Johnson 5-59) by 281 runs Scorecard

 

Big Three take control of ICC despite world wide objections:Winner of Intercontinental Championship will play lowest rank Test Country in series and if win will advance to Test Status. Test championship dropped,Champions Trophy continues. Full ICC Statement  Gideon Haig Comment

 

*  ECB announce squad for West Indies and ICC t20 World Cup in Bangladesh. Moen Ali (Worcs) and Stephen Parry (Lancs) are in squad. Kevin Pietersen, England's best batsmen  was not considered. Andy Fower assisted the squad selection     More from BBC   ECB refuse to give any explanation for Pietersen' sacking More

 

*  Perth Scorchers win Big Bash Final beating Hobart Hurricans by 39 runs.14 sixes in match,10 to Scorchers,4 to Hurricans Scorecard

 

*  Sri Lanka U-19s make it three in a row to beat Australia U-19s 3-0 in the series,this last game a close one Scorecard   Series Results

 

 


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