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*  Afghanistan bat into strong position:At Harare 1st Unofficial Test Afghanistan 105,47.3 overs & 275-5,85 overs(Najubullah Zadan 98*) v Zimbabwe 'A' 165,44.5 overs Scorecard

 

*  England win toss and elect to bat and made steady progress to lunch losing Robson,Cook survives drop by Jadeja but falls short of century sadly with gross misjudgement of long hop,Ballance hits ton and Bell,Butler hits maiden Test fifty pushes along 2nd day morning:At Rose Bowl Southampton England 569-7dec,163.4overs(Cook 95,Ballance 156,Bell 167,Butler 85) v India 17-1,8.5 overs Scorecard

 

*  Middlesex replicate their poor t20 form into the 50/50 format:At Cardiff Middlesex 174-8,50 overs lost to Glamorgan 175-3,36.2 overs(Allenby 70,Rudolph 61) by 7 wickets Scorecard  Derbyshire up gears with tons from Madsen and Durston:At Derby Derbyshire 340-5,50 overs(Madsen 138,Durston 134) beat Hampshire 204,34.2 overs(Carberry 55,Wainwright 4-34) by 136 runs Scorecard  Royal London Cup

 

*  Notts Outlaws beat Yorks Falcons by six wickets Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard A full house at Lord's sees Middlesex batting flounders again although their bowling bearly brings victory  as Surrey scrape home by 2 wickets off the last ball to  secure a quarter final spot  Middx finish firmly at the bottom  Scorecard   NatWest Tables & Quarter Finals

 

*  MCC World Committee calls for  ICC to state its long-term vision for the good of the game, bats to remain the same and more   Full details

 

*  Sri Lanka win toss and bat,Sangakkara out for duck but Mahela Jayawaredene hits unbeaten ton,Amla ton saves SA and with tail,Perera takes fifer,SLset SA 369 to win  and SA flounder as Herath and Perera rout them but tail hangs on to draw and win series :At Colombo 2nd Test Sri Lanka 421,121.4 overs(DPMD Jayawardene 160,Mathews 63,Dickwella 72) & 229-8dec,53.4 overs(Sangakkarra 72,Mathews 63*,Morkel 4-45) v South Africa 282,134.5 overs(Amla 139*,Herath 4-71,Perera 5-69) & 159-8,111 overs(Herath 5-40) Scorecard South Africa reclaim top Test spot

 

*  Afghanistan thrash Zimbabwe by 100 runs as Zim's top order fall over and so Afghanistan share series Scorecard Report from Andrew Nixon

 

*  Forties Clubs play tournament this week at Sparta SC Rotterdam,UK,Denmark,Netherlands and Spain More

 

*  Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI by 2 wickets with 2 balls to spare at Bulawayo Scorecard Report From Andrew Nixon  Zim lead series 2-1

 

* GV Grace scores ton for MCC against Hong Kong CC at Lord's July 22nd,MCC won by 18 runs  Scorecard

 

Lyth hits ton but colleagues struggle,Middlesex suffers ducks but Simpson hits ton,Sidebottom takes sevenfer,Gale with ton take Yorks into huge lead to set Middx an improbable 422 to win.Coasing towards adraw Middx collpased losing 6 wkts for 38 runs :At Scarborough Yorkshire 253,87.5 overs(Lyth 117) & 400-5dec,109  overs(Gale 126*,Leaning 76) beat Middlesex 232,67 overs(Simpson 110,Malan 78,Sidebottom 7-44) & 201,80.3 overs(Simpson 61,Raschid 4-27,Brooks 3-30) by 220 runs  Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard  Wright & Cachopa add 174 for 4th wicket as Sussex heads towards 400, Trott hits ton overnight but Sussex has 1st innings lead and then set Warwicks 326 butey collapse,all out: At Hove Sussex 413,129.4 overs(Wright 89,Cachop 84) & 245-9dec,60.1 overs(Joyce 72,Cachopa 54) beat  Warwickshire 333.111.3 overs(Trott 106,Chopra 81) & 99,41.4 overs(Ambrose 54) by 226 runs Scorecard Division One Table Div 2 Mitchell hits big ton and Glos follow on.Last wicket stand of 147 does not save Glos:At Cheltenham College Worcestershire 395,117.5 overs(Mitchell 167) & 51-2,7.4 overs beat Gloucestershire 156,64.4 overs  & f/o 289,84.5 overs(Nowell no 11 -78,Miles no10-62*) by 8 wickets Scorecard   Kent take 1st innings lead,Meaker takes sevenfer for Surrey,Kent  set Surrey 303 who fail by 89 runs with only Dilshan rising to the challenge:At Guildford  Kent 408,110 overs(Northeast 91)  & 292,83.2(Key 59,Billings 57*,Nash 51,Meaker 7-90) beat Surrey 398,109.3 overs(Wilson 84,Roy 84) & 213,53.5 overs(Dilshan 68,Stevens 5-68) by 89 runs Scorecard

 

*  Elgar score century,Duminy and Philander and then Duminy & Morkel maintain momentum of innings with two stands adding 141.Sri Lanka lose vital top order but Mathews saves follow on.SA set SL 376 to win,SL collapse save Sagakkar,Mathews unbeaten:At Galle 2nd Test Match South Africa 455-9dec,166.2 overs(Duminy 100*, Elgar 103,du Plessis 80,de Kok 51) & 206-6 dec,50.2 overs beat Sri Lanka 292,102.5 overs(Tharanga 83,Mathews 89,Steyne 5-54) & 216,71.3 overs(Sangakkara 77,Steyne 4-45) by 153 runs Scorecard

 

Warm morning but with cloud cover at Lord's July 17th which lifts to give spectators a fine summer's day on which England's bowlers dominated two sessions while India fought back after teaas Rahane hit a fine century supportd by Kumar,England bowlers bowl too short.Overnight and morning thunderstorms and heavy showers at Lord's.England dig themselves into something of a hole save Ballance on a sweltering day,Plunkett and Anderson see England into slender lead,Vijay holds firm but Kolhi is out out for a golden duck.Jadeja and Kumar help India set England 319 to win,England lose 4 wickets by close,England compete until lunch then gift their wickets away as Sharma bowls endless 'bumbers':At Lord's 2nd Test   India 295,91.4 overs(Rahane 103,Anderson 4-55) & 342,104.3 overs(Vijay 95,Jadeja 68,Kumar 52) beat England 319,100.5 overs(Ballance 110,Plunkett 55*,Kumar 6-82) & 223,88.2 overs (Root 66,Ali 39,Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs  Scorecard

 

*  James Anderson charged with offence under ICC’s Code of Conduct   ECB rejests claims   More

 

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*  Somerset prevail despite brave tail end florish from N'hants:At Northampton Somerset 375,100.1 overs(Trescothick 124,Trego 77) & 249-8dec,86 overs(Jones 87) beat N'hants by 52 runs Scorecard Warwickshire thrsh Durham by an innings,Hong kong born Sam Hain just short of his 19th birthday scores a century for Warwickshire:at Chester-Le-Street Warwickshire 472,124.1 overs(Hain 109*,Porterfield 90,Clarke 52) beat Durham 171.57.1 overs(Barker 6-46) & f/o 113,48.1 overs(JS Patel 5-49) by an innings & 188 runs Scorecard

 

*  Naman Ojha hits another ton as India'A' takes 1st innings lead,number 10 Yadav scores 90:At Brisbane 2nd Unofficial Test Australia 'A' 423,122.4 overs(Cutting 96,Faulkner 94,Forrest 77,Boyce 57,Yadav 5-83) & 0-0,0.1 overs v India 'A' 501,132.2 overs(Ojha 110,Yadav 90,Sayers 5-84)  Scorecard

 

*  Flintoff takes three wickets but is out for 1 as Lancs beat Leics by 18 runs to stay top of Table Scorecard  NatWest Tables  Middlesex finally win a 2nd match beating Hants handsomely by 50 runs but remain firmly at base of table Scorecard

 

*  Malinga has a bad day and de Kok and de Villiers hits tons as  SA pass 300:At Hambantota 3rd ODI South Africa 339-5,50 overs(de Kok 128,de Villiers 108) beat Sri Lanka 257,44.3.3 overs by 82 runs Scorecard

 

*  Sri Lanka beat SA despite Amla ton,Malinga takes fourfer so SL level series:At Palleleke Sri Lanka 267,49.2 overs(Dilshan 86) beat South Africa 180,38.1 overs(Amla 101,Malinga 4-24) by 87 runs Scorecard

 

*  India win toss and elect to bat first,Stokes returns for England,Vijay scores unbeaten ton,last pair bat for 30 overs adding 111,numbers 9 & 11 scoring fifties.Skipper Cook bowled for 5 by Shami,Robson & Ballance steady up to lunch break then Sharma takes three and shami a second and England are making heavy weather against an attack laid waste by 2nd XI county batsmen a week ago! Broad & Anderson join Root  in 2nd tailend recovery,Root  reaches century and Anderson his first ever 1st class fifty and break world record for highest test 10th wicket stand(198),India lose three wickets by close,once again tail rescues India in stryle and Cook takes atest wicket:At Trent Bridge 1st Test India 457,161 overs(Vijay 146,Dhoni 82,Kumar 58,Shami 51*) & 391-9dec, 123 overs(Binny 78,Kumar 63*,Vijay 52,Pujara 58) v England 496,144.5 overs(Robson 59,Ballance 73,Root 154*,Anderson 81,Kumar 5-82) Neil Whitaker reports A match of three tails and how they wagged Scorecard

 

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Lees and Lyth put on 270 for 1st wicket but then innings folds,rain reduces day 2, Collingwood alone unable to avoid follow on but fight hard to save match:At Headingley Yorkshire 426,114.3 overs(Lyth 149,Lees 108,Wood 5-87) drew with Durham 231,88.2 overs & 323-8,113 overs(Richardson 95,Stoneman 86,Mustard 57*) Neil Whitaker reports  Scorecard

 

Luke Wright hits big ton.Magoffin takes cheap fifer and  N'hants collapse and follow on:At Hove Sussex 405,113 overs(Wright 158) beat N'hants 116,37.5 overs(Magoffin 5-12) & f/o 204,68.3 overs by an innings & 85 runs Scorecard  Malan's fine form continues on rain reduced day, Middx set Somerset 390,young Gubbins run out 95at Uxbridge Middlesex 338,97.5 overs(Malan 124) & 315-5dec,69 overs(Gubbins 95)drew with Somerset 263-9dec,98.1 overs(Compton 94) & 203-4,57 overs(Compton 83*) Scorecard Division One Table   Ansari ton helps Surrey to big 1st innings lead over Glamorgan,Tremlett takes fifer and teenager Curran 4 wickets:At Colwyn Bay Glamorgan 232,53.4 overs(Tremlett 5-60,Curran 4-88) & 398,118.5 overs(Cook 83*) lost to Surrey 589-8dec,115 overs(Ansari 112,Burns 97,Wilson 97*) & 43-1,12.5 overs by 9 wicketScorecard Second Division Table

 

*  Flintoff makes his return with 2 wickets as Lancs beat Worcs by 50 runs NatWest Blast Scorecard  to take lead in North Division NatWest Tables  Hampshire collapse to lose to Somerset despite Trescothick continuing poor form Scorecard and concede lead of South Division to Essex who beat Surrey by 5 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Naman Ojha hits double ton and ton in match. Oz collapse in 1st innings to to 99-6 in reply but are rescued by Marsh & Whiteman who add 371 for 7th wicket so take lead:At Brisbane 1st Unofficial Test India'A' 475-9dec,130 overs(Ojha 219*.Tiwary 83*,Jiwanjot Singh 56,Boyce 4-146) & 285-5,71.3 overs(Ojha 101*,Rayadu 100*) drew with Australia 'A' 534,140.1 overs(Marsh 211,Whiteman 174,Bumrah 5-132) Scorecard

 

Rain early in morning at Lord's for MCC v Rest Of World  part of the 200th anniversary celebrations.ROW XI won toss and elected to bat,Yuvraj Singh and Aaron Finch entertain the crowd with centuries,Brett Lee smashes Warnes right hand:At Lord's ROW XI 293-7,50 overs(Yuvraj Singh 132) lost to MCC  296-3,45.5 overs(Finch 181*) by 7 wickets
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*  Middlesex maintain their dreadful t20 form with defeat by Glamorgan at Richmond leaving them botton with 9 losses out of 10 Scorecard Worcs & Lancs lead North Division and Essex the South Division NatWest Blast Tables

 

*  Nic Ferraby,a rather mature student 33 years old hit a ton in Oxford's 1st innings and Gus Kennedy formerly of Cambridge University   left  himself stranded on 91 when he  declared  setting Cambridge an improbable 371 runs to win,Tom Dowdell another rather ancient student, 32 years old, lead the chase but fell to O'Gorman on 75,Cambridge setteld for a tame draw:At The Parks Oxford The 2014 Varsity Cricket Match Oxford University 360,118.2 overs(Ferraby 107,Kennedy 67,Sears 5-73) & 285-5dec,70.4 overs(Kennedy 91*,Ferraby 69,Sears 3-49) drew with Cambridge University  275,102 overs(Hearne 88,Marsden 4-65) & 195-4,84.1 overs(Dowdall 75) Scorecard

 

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*  Calum MacLeod hits 145 off 124 balls to help Scots post formidable total. Dutch response provlled to England squad for 1st Test against Indiaed to be  inadequate in rain reduced match:At Titwood Glasgow Scotland 317,49 overs(MacLeod 145,Jamil 6-50) beat Netherlands 115-7,22.3 overs by 144 runs D/L Method Scorecard

 

*  Derbyshire's young batsmen enjoy the Indian bowling. India's openers fall cheaply but Pujara and Binny hit some runs,Derbyshire make 'friendly' declaration and Indians win :At Derby Derbyshire CCC 326-5dec,90 overs(Durston 95) & 156-3dec,45 overs lost to Indians 341-6dec,91 overs(Binny 81*,Pujara 81ret) & 143-5,36. 3Scorecard

 

*  Middlesex  pile on the runs,Malan hits big ton,younsgters Gubbins hits fifty,Oz Steven Crooks batting number 8 rescues N'hants innings with century:At Lord's Middlesex 438-9dec,134 overs(Malan 154*,Rogers 86,Simpson 67,Gubbins 54) & 199-5dec,48,overs(Morgan 80*) drew with N'hants 384,108.5 overs(Crooks 131,Finn 4-110) & 82-3,46 overs Scorecard At Taunton Somerset drew with Lancashire Scorecard Woakes fifer setsup achievable run chase and Ambrose sees Warwickshire   beat  Notts by 3 wickets for whom Hales had  hit a mighty 183in the 1st innings Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 1 Notts still top div 1  Worcestershire lead Div 2 Saeed Ajmal takes 12 wickets in match as Worcs defeat Glamorgan by 243 runs Scorecard

 

*  Singapore topped the league and had beaten Malaysia by 48 runs but in the Final Malaysia turned the tables to win by 57 runs,Khizar Hayat number 7 rescued Malaysia's innings Scorecard  ICC World Division 4   Competition Table

 

*  Italy dash Denmark's Promotion ambitions with 6 wickets win which saved them from relegation Scorecard Report from Andrew Nixon   Singapore beat Jersey by 6 wickets Scorecard  Malaysia beat Oman by 6 wickets Scorecard  Singapore and Malaysia are promoted and play final on Saturday June 28th  ICC World Division 4   Competition Table

 

*  New Zealand win toss and bat but lose Rutherford & Latham early to Roach.Neeshan hold innings together before being run out,Benn takes fivefer, Roach 4. Brathwaite hits sixty,rain stops play,NZ take key wickets on day 3 morning,windies take narrow 1st innings lead,Wagner takes fourfer.Roach removes openers and Taylor falls cheaply to holder but Williamson  bats all day to take  take NZ to 307 run lead.   NZ set Windies 305 to win,Windies in trouble losing 6 wickets including Chanderpaul with 50 overs still to go,Holder strikes fifty and tail hangs on but Taylor finally succumbs to Boult:At Barbados New Zealand 293,78.3 overs(Neeshan 78,Craig 48*,Benn 5-93,Roach 4-61) & 331-7dec,89.1 overs(Williamson 161*,Neeshan 51, Roach 4-55) beat West Indies 317,97.1 overs(Brathwaite 68,Edwards 58,Wagner 6-64) & 253,82.2 overs(Holder 52,Shillingford 30*) by 53 runs Scorecard  NZ win series 2-1


*  Indians bat first at a packed ground at Grace Road for the first of their 15 a side practice games,Dawan retires hurt but Gambhir retires out,Sam Robson's younger brother Angus hits ton as does Greg Smith as Leics flay India's ten  bowlers used :At Leicester Indians 334-4,90 overs(Dhawan 60rh,Gambhir 53,Pujara 57) v Leicestershire 349-5,62 overs(A Robson 126 ret   ,GP Smith 101 ret)  Scorecard

 

*  Singapore beat Oman by 2 wickets Scorecard Malaysia beat Italy by 9 runs with 9 balls to go Scorecard Denmark beat Jersey by 134 runs Scorecard   ICC World Division 4   Competition Table With three countries equal on points and only separated by net run rate, the final round will be crucial in terms of result and net run rate.

 

*  Singapore beat Malaysia by 48 runs Scorecard  Jersey beat Italy by 3 wickets in rain reduced match(50 to 40) Scorecard  Denmark beat Oman by 14 runs in rain dreduced match (50 to 34) Scorecard

 

Ashwell Prince hits double ton and Croft a century as Lancs pile on runs and then N'hants batting falls apart:At Old Trafford Lancs 650-6 dec,141 overs(Prince 257*,Croft 156) v N'hants 113-7,49 overs Scorecard  Stoneham ton and Stokes sevenfer puts Durham in the driving seat:At Chester-Le-Street  Durham 337,87.2 overs(Stoneham 113) & 359-6,94 overs(Jennings 103,Borthwick 93) v Sussex 205,65.3 overs(Wright 65*,Stokes 7-67) & 50-3,18.4 overs Scorecard  Yorks thrash Warwickshire to go top:At Edgbaston Warwickshire 228,71.3 overs(SR Patel 63) & 186,70 overs lost to Yorkshire 422,117.3 overs(Finch 110,Bairstow 68,Lees 64,Pyrah 62) by an innings and 8 runs Scorecard 

 

*  Singapore collapse to Denmark who win by 66 runs  Scorecard but thrash Italy by 9 wickets Scorecard  Malaysia beat Denmark by 6 wickets Scorecard and then Jersey by 3 wickets Scorecard  Oman beat Jersey by 7 wickets Scorecard but lost to Italy Scorecard ICC World Division 4

 

*  Sunny Friday morning in Leeds which clouds over,humid,England win toss and field,Silva falls early and soon after Karunaratne,the middle order fall in the afternoon,Stuart Broad takes a hat trick,Plunkett takes fifer,sunny all day as Robson scores maiden test ton and England take 1st innings lead.England lose 4 wickets quickly in morning day3,SL lead by 105 at close,Mathews complets fine ton and makes major stand with Herath,SL et England 350 whereupon England lose five by close.Rain stops play day five as Ali batsall day  to save match and make maiden Test ton,andreson lasted for 55 balls but not long enough:At Headingley 2nd Test  Sri Lanka 257,69.6 overs(Sangakkara 79,Plunkett 5-64) & 457,132.5 overs(Jayawardene 79,Sangakkara 55,Mathews 160) beat England 365,104 overs(Robson 127,Ballance 74, Bell 64, Mathews 4-44, Eranga 4-93) & 249,116.5 overs(MM Ali 108*,Prasad 5-50) by 100 runs Scorecard  Neil Whitaker reports

 

*  India win ODI series 2-0 after third match was rained off.India had made 119-9,34.2 overs Scorecard    Series

 

*  Middlesex build substantial lead,big tons for rogers and Morgan but Hales misses out twice yet Notts chase down target of 385 to secure remarkable win:At Trent Bridge Middx 505,114.5 overs(Morgan 191,Rogers 180) & 271-9dec,71,3 overs(Stirling 66*,gurney 4-76) lost to Notts 392,101.3 overs(Hales 96,Patel 77,Wessels 71,Mutagh 6-93) & 387-4,74.5 overs(Hales 94) by 6 wickets Scorecard Joyce records a duck but Sussex still reach 300 with fifty from number 10 Lewis Sussex 316,99.5 overs(Wells 74,Lewis 61) v Yorkshire 208-3,89 overs(Leaning 77*,Lyth 66) Scorecard Durham set Lancs 340 to win and Lancs lose two early wickets,despite Buttler ton Lancs fall short by 27 runs:At Chester-le-Street Durham 338,104.1 overs(Coughlin 85,Hogg 6-70) & 267,82.5 overs(Borthwick 92) beat Lancashire 266,78.1 overs & 312,80.4 overs(Buttler 100*) by 27 runs Scorecard  At Northampton N'hants 312,95.2 overs(Newton 114) & 185,75 overs(Middlebrook 50) lost to Warwickshire 602-9dec,160 overs(Hain 134,Barker 102) by an innings and 105 runs Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 1 


*  New Zealand chose to bat but only Latham and Taylor left stranded could  cope with Windies' seamers and Benn. Gayle bowled by Boult cheaply in reply,centuries from Brathwaite and Bravo give Windies the ascendency,NZ battle on to take small lead with 2 wickets left,Craig & Watling add 99 for 9th wicket.Set 93 to win Gayle goes into t20 mode and Windies win by 10 wickets despite the weather:At Port Of Spain 2nd Test New Zealand 221,74.4 overs(Latham 83,LRPL Taylor 45*, J Taylor 4-34) & 331,152.2 overs(Craig 67,Watling 66*,Williamson 52) lost to West Indies 460,137.1 overs(Brathwaite 129,Bravo 109,Blackwood 63) & 95-0,13.2 overs(Gayle 80*,Brathwaite 14*) by 10 wickets Scorecard  Series  1-1,1 to play


*  Netherlands 'A' came back from defeat against France in the round-robin phase to win the final by eight wickets on the second day of the Continental T20. Report from Bertus de Jong


*  Somerset beat Hampshire in thriller by 1 run Scorecard Essex beat Glos by six wickets as Bopara's fine form continues Scorecard  Surrey thrash Sussex by 10 wickets,Roy 81*,Amla 61*,Scorecard Glamorgan and Kent tie 177 each Scorecard

 

A thrilling finish as Sri Lanka hold out to draw. The match began Sunny morning at Lord's and an unusully green pitch.SL invited England to bat and take three wickets by lunch then England rebuild innings successfully,continue next day as Root reaches 200 and Broad and Plunkett play cameos.SL reply soundly only losing one wicket by close,SL save follow on, Sangakkara scores a ton,Mathews completes ton Sunday morning then out lbw.England begin 2nd innings briskly but collapse to 121-6,Ballance with ton assisted by Jordan and Broad restore innings.England set SL the unlikley target of 289 and under deep clouds with the lights on SL for 17 overs batted briskly at 4 runs an over.Silva and Sangakkara's 2nd wicket slowed down to a snai's pace and when they fell so the SL innings fell apart leaving number 11 to negotiate 5 balls to save the match  :At Lord's 1st Test England 575-8dec,130.9 overs(Root 200*,Prior 86,Pradeep Fernando 4-123) & 267-8dec,69 overs(Ballance 104*,Herath 4-95) drew with Sri Lanka 453,138.4 overs,40 overs(Silva 63,Sangakkara 147,M Jayawardene 55,Mathews 102) & 201-9,90 overs(Sangakkara 61,silva 57,anderson 4-25,Broad 3-43) Scorecard

 

*  Notts batsmen struggle and Samit Patel records a duck, Yorks take narrow 1st innings lead:At Headingley Notts 205,56 overs & 335-8dec,98 overs(JWA Taylor 96,Rad 75,Bresnan 4-112,Patterson 4-57) drew with Yorks 247,72 overs(Siddle 4-65) & 53-3,31 oversNeil Whitaker reports Scorecard  Ed Joyce scores another ton for Sussex but Somerset take 1st innings lead recovering from 39-5,then Sussex collapse as Alfonso Thomas takes 4 in 4 and Somersetwin:At Taunton Sussex 214(Joyce 103),80.2 overs & 178,77.4 overs(Thomas 5-40) lost to  Somerset 289,77 overs(Overton 89,Kieswetter 63) & 107-4,20.1 overs by 6 wickets Scorecard At Edgbaston Warwicks take 1st innings lead Lancashire 214,80.2 overs & 322-7dec(Croft 104),82 overs drew with Warwickshire 322,123.4 overs & 80-6,40 overs Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 1  Div 2 Kent draw with Essex in high scoring match in which Stevns hit a ton for Kent while Westley & Bopara hit tons for Essex Scorecard Ansari misses out but Burns(199),Solanki(143) and Roy(121*) hit tons as Surrey post huge total 626-6 dec,155 overs in reply to Glos paltry 1st innings of 112,31.4 overs but with 506-6,189 overs(Klinger 120,Cockbain 151*) comfortably save match Scorecard

 

*  Saudi Arabia amass 438-4,50 overs and bowl out Bhutan for 138,41.5 overs to record a win by 300 runs in ACC Elite League in Singapore, Maldives beat Bahrain by  8 wickets Scorecard

 Singapore beat Maldives by 20 runs Scorecard Andrew Nixon reports, earlier Saudi beat hosts Singapore by 3 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Chris Gayle plays in 100th Test and Chanderpaul his 150th today,West Indies v New Zealand,Williamson and Neeshan hits tons as NZ post big total.Neeshan 's ton was his second successive ton since debut.After very cautious start Windies lose 3 wickets for 1 run to NZ spinners,Gayle hits 64, Chanderpaul undefeated on 84,NZ lose 2 wickets before close and three more by lunch to set Windies 416 to win.windies batting pitiful except for merriment at the end with record last wicket stand and second fastes fifty ever in Tests for Shillingford :At Kingston Jamaica 1st Test  New Zealand 508-7dec,174.3 overs(Williamson 113,Neeshan 107,Watlin 89,Latham 83) & 156-8,60.5 overs(Taylor 3-28) beat West Indies  262,81.2 overs(Chanderpaul 84*,Gayle 64,Southee 4-19,Craig 4-91),81.2 overs & 216,47.4 overs(Shillingford 53*,Craig 4-97,Sodhi 3-42) by 186 runs Scorecard

 

*  ECB announce Test squad. Moeen, Robson, Jordan get Test calls and Prior 'keeps. More

 

*  Sammy retires from Test cricket so Windies new skipper is Ramdin, Jerome Taylor is recalled after 4 years and Kemar Roach is now fit.No Narine as he did not return from IPL by June 1st!      More

 

*  Kent makes progress on day 1and Stevens hits ton:At Canterbury Kent 358-8,99.5 overs(Stevens 104, Nash 82,Bell-Drummond 56) v Essex Scorecard

 

*  Middlesex's ghastly t20 batting continues so despite magnificent 46 ball ton by Daniel Christian (Walter Lawrence Trophy 2014) they lose as usuall to Kent this time by 18 runs Scorecard  Hants beat Kent with Key not out 89 by 22 runs Scorecard Allenby hits 96* for Glamorgan while Trego hit 92* for Somerset and the Wesh county prevails by 7 runs Scorecard  Essex beat Surrey at the Oval by 5 wickets with 7 balls left, KP's poor t20 form crosses continents Scorecard A thriller at Hove went Gloucs's way as McCarter takes two wickets with last two balls and Sussex end 4 short Scorecard  South Div lead by Hants NatWest Blast Tables  North Div still lead by Lancs despite defeat in T20 'Roses' match by 5 wuickets with 3 balls left Scorecard   Warwickshire beat durham by 6 wickets with 5 balls to spare Scorecard  Notts beat Derbyshire by 5 wickets with 19 balls spare Scorecard Worcs beat Leics by 5 wickets with 4 balls left Scorecard

 

*  Sri Lankans JK Silva and Thirimanne hit tons: At Northampton Sri Lankans 558-8dec,138 overs v N'hants 171-5,51.2 overs Scorecard

 

*  England win toss and elect to bat and make steady progress losing five wickets on a sluggish pitch,Cook hits a fifty, poor attendence, TMS suggest tickets over priced,Buttler controversially run out by bowler, crowd boo,Jordan run outinnings crumbles,SL start brightly but then lose three wickets,Jayawardene and Thirimanne rebuils innings and Angelo Mathews complwtes the coup de gars to give SL the series :At Edgbaston 5th ODI England 219,48.1 overs(Cook 56,Jordan 30,Malinga 3-50) lost to Sri Lanka 222-4,48.2 overs(Thirimanne 60*,Jayawardene 53,Mathews 40*) by 6 wickets Scorecard  Sri Lanka win series 3-2

 

Lees and Lyth put on 375 for the first wicket turning the game on its head:At Northampton Yorkshire 136,40.3 ovrs(Butler 4-41) & 546-3dec,147 overs(Lyth 230,Lees 138,Finch  63) beat N'hants 251,61 overs(Brooks 4-78) & 160,45 overs by 271 runs Scorecard  Sometime England leg spinner Borthwick hits double ton for Durham and adds 274 for 2nd wicket with Stoneman, Middx follow on and lose Rogers early:At Chester-Le_Street Durham 568-9dec,131 overs(Borthwick 216,Stoneman 187) drew with Middlesex 330,91.2 & f/o 76-2,21.3 overs Scorecard Alviro Petersen scores big ton for Somerset:At Old Trafford Somerset 420,127.1 overs(Petersen 155,Compton 91) drew with Lancs 203,77.3 overs & 91-3,32.4 overs, Scorecard Neil Whitaker reports Samit Patel in fine form.Broad takes three but Joyce century rescues Sussex innings, Hales hit magnificent ton:At Hove Notts 452,105 overs(S Patel 156,Jaques 67,Read 61) & 336-4dec,64.3 overs(Hales 167) drew with Sussex 355,107.5 overs(Joyce 165*) & 198-2,60 overs Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 1  Div 2  Moeen Ali hits big ton:At the Oval Worcs 476,135 overs(MM Ali 155) drew with Surrey 206,88.5 overs & f/o 240-5,87 overs Scorecard Michael Klinger scored a century as Glos beat Leics by 9 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Kolkata beat Punjab by 3 wickets,Saha hits ton for Punjab and Pandey 94 for Kolkata so Kolkata win the IPL 2014   Scorecard

 

*  England win toss and elect to field on overcaste morning ans soon remove flashing Perera,Sangakkara and Dilshan set up big total,England crumble until Buttler and Bopara take England to the brink of victory only to fail by just 9 runs:At Lord's 4th ODI Sri Lanka 300-7,50 overs(Sangakkara 112,Dilshan 71,Gurney 4-55) beat England 293-8,50 overs(Buttler 121) by 9 runs Scorecard Series 2-2.

 

*  Chris Cooke rampage(65 runs off 31 balls)  sees Glamorgan home against Sussex
Scorecard 
Middlesex batting underperforms with Malan batting throughout innings for 48 runs off 79 balls and Surrey win by 6 wickets Scorecard Vince and Shah score fifties as Hants beat Essex by 8 wicketrs Scorecard  Adam Riley takes fourfer as Kent beat Glos by 21 runs Scorecard South Div lead by Hants NatWest Blast Tables North Div lead by Lancs after beating Warwicks by 15 runs Scorecard  Alex Lees scores 61* off 44 balls as Yorks beat Derbyshire by 8 wickets Scorecard  Neil Whitaker reports

 

*  Sehwag blasts a century(122 runs of 58 balls) in Punjab's commanding total of 226-6,20 overs.Chenai replies at pace with 58-1 off 4 overs as Raina goes exponential with 53 off 15 balls but he is run out for 87 off 25 balls and McCullum also run outso depite Dhoni finished short so Punjab win by 24 runs and advance to play Kolkatta in final June 1st IPL 2014 Qualifier Scorecard

 

*  Start delayed at Old Trafford 3rd ODI,England win toss, SL bat first,Dilshan falls quickly,Anderson has two early wickets and Jordan takes fifer,Tredwell has Jayawardene out 1st ball bowled to put England in driving seat and Sri Lanka collapse,England win by 10 wickets to bounce back emphatically:At Old Trafford 3rd ODI  Sri Lanka 67,24 overs(Jordan 5-29) lost to England 73-0,12 overs by 10 wickets Scorecard  Series England lead 2-1.Neil Whitaker reports

 

*  Middlesex & Sussex watch the rain for three days at Merchant Taylors School Northwood:Scorecard  Muchal hits 158 not out as Durham reply strongly to Notts:At Trent Bridge Notts 377,95.5 overs(Samit Patel 99,JWA Taylor 88) v Durham 335-4,83 overs(Muchal 158*,Stokes 61) Scorecard  Lots of runs at Edgbaston even for number 11 Jamie Overton:At Edgbaston Somerset 411,120.4 overs(Hidreth 98,Compton 92,J Overton 56,Trescothick 54) v Warwickshire 294-5,92 overs(Porterfield 118,C Overton 3-68) Scorecard  Jack Brooks(Yorks) and Tom Smith( Lancs) take fifersin 'Roses' match, no play 4th day:At Headingley Lancashire 325,104.3 overs(Brooks 5-90) & 48-3,17 overs drew with Yorkshire 243,71 overs(Gale 95*,T Smith 5-49) Scorecard   Neil Whitaker reports   LV County Championship Div 1  Div 2 Lots of rain and little play at Derby Derbyshire 278,106 overs drew with Glos 66-4,25.5 overs Scorecard  At Chelmsford more rain,Batty takes eightfer Essex 228,73.5 overs(Westley 95,Batty 8-68) drew with Surrey 261-7,109 overs Scorecard  At Cardiff Leics have a lot to do to save match but just do that Leics 109,,38 overs & 204-8,89 overs drew with Glamorgan 350-8dec,105 overs Scorecard Yet more rain at Tunbridge Wells Kent 258,96.4 overs drew with Worcs 67,17 overs Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka thrash England to square series:At Chester-Le-Street  Sri Lanka 256-8,50 overs(Dilshan 88) beat England 99,26.5 overs by 157 runs Scorecard 

 

*  Chennai beat Bangalore by 8 wickets as du Plessis and Dhoni hit undefeated 75 run stand IPL 2014 Match 53 Scorecard Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 4 wickets Match 54 Scorecard  Points Table

 

*  Former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naved Arif have been charged with match-fixing by the England and Wales Cricket Board. More

 

*  KP has rejected claims he was "disinterested" during the winter Ashes series against Australia, saying he was "fully motivated" to play for his country.More

 

*  Middlesex's batting fails the challenge of 20/20 collapsing to a mere 111 so Glos win easily by 5 wickets with 15 balls to spare Scorecard Bell-Drummond hits 59 off 30 balls and Kent beat Somerset by 42 runs Scorecard Essex lost to Glamorgan by 4 wickets Scorecard  Hants beat Sussex by 18 runs Scorecard  Worcs beat Notts by 24 runs Scorecard  David willey hits 95 as N'hants beat Leics by 2 wickets Scorecard Lancs beat Derbyshire by 20 runs Scorecard Not a ball bowled at Edgbaston Warwickshire v Yorkshire  NatWest Blast Points Table

 

Bell, Ballance and Root in the runs as Englandis invited to bat first in rain reduced match & Butler & Jordan flourish at the finish.Good bowling & catching stiffles Sri Lanka's batsmen giving England a commanding win:At The Oval 1st ODI England 247-6,39 overs(Ballance 64,Bell 50,Root 45) beat Sri Lanka 144,27.5 overs by 81 runs  D/L Method Scorecard

 

*  Phil Sharpe the England and Yorkshire cricketer has died at the age of 77. He was one of the best slip catchers of all time More

 

Lendl Simmons hits century as Mumbai beat table leader Punjab by 7 wickets with an over to spare IPL2014 Match 48  Scorecard   Points Table

 

*  England win toss and elect to field with threat of rain about.Weather holds Sri Lanka later order flourish and England leave Bopara too much to do at the end:At the Oval Only t20 Sri Lanka 183-7,20 overs beat England 174-7,20 overs by 9 runs Scorecard   

 

*  Middlesex seize the initiative with Rogers century and build substantial lead, Dexter hits big ton and Roland-Jones takes 11 wickets in the match :At Northampton N'hants 283,108.3 overs(Roland-Jones 6-55) & 176,87.5 overs lost to Middlesex 543-7dec,141.3 overs(Rogers 108,Dexter 163*,Malan 92,Denley 70,Roland-Jones 60) by an innings & 84 runs  Scorecard  Alfonso Thomas takes fifer and Durham struggle,Richardson scores a ton while Stoneman misses out and Somerset are set 248 to win,Trescothick to sees them home:At Taunton Durham  155,46.5 overs & 326,68.1 overs(Wood 5-77) lost to Somerset 234,68.1  overs & 250-3-1,45.3 overs(Trescothick 133*) by 7 wickets  Scorecard 
LV County Championship Div 1  Div 2  Harmison ton does little to avoid huge defeat for Kent by Glos of 290 runs,Bell-Drummond sufferd a pair,Hamish Marshall scored a ton Scorecard  Leics collapse in 4th innings to give Hants huge win by 278 runs Scorecard   LV County Championship Div 2

 

Bopara and Pettini hit Harris for 21 runs off 5 balls to beat Middx by 8 wickets with 7 balls to spare,Pettini hit 95*, earlier Morgan hit 77 and Malan 81* for Middx before a large crowd at Lord's  NatWest Blast South Division Scorecard Middlesex fail  miserably to chase down a target of 129 set  by Sussex who were all out 128 with 2 balls to go and lose by 13 runs Scorecard thus losing twice on the same day!

 

*  KP scores a modest 17 as Delhi are thrashed by Rajasthan by 68 runs IPL 2014 Match 41   Scorecard  Points Table

 

Sri Lanka's batting prospers in the warm sunshine at Canterbury scoring 301-7,50 overs to beat Kent 173, overs by 128 runs Scorecard Fabian Cowdrey grandson of Colin Cowdrey recorded a duck!

 

*  NatWest Blast greeted by sunshine and clear evening skies.North Divison Durham beat Worcs by 29 runs Scorecard  Leics beat Derbyshire by 27 runs Scorecard  N'hants beat Yorks by 3 wickets with 1 ball to spare Scorecard  Hales fails but Notts beat Lancs by 33 runs Scorecard:South Division Somerset beat Glos by 18 runs Scorecard Glamorgan beat Hants by 10 runs Scorecard  Sussex beat Surrey by 2 wickets off last ball Scorecard

 

*  ECB announce T20 and ODI squads   Further details and quotes from  James Whitaker

 

Rain reduces Sri Lankans game against Essex where they won the toss and elected to field, Cook scores 70and Sri Lankans collapse:At Chelmsford Essex CCC 161-5,21 overs(Cook 71,Foakes 51) beat 146-9,21 overs(Newby 36) by 22 runs D/L method  Scorecard

 

*  Chennai beat Rajastan by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare IPL2014 Match 37 Scorecard Mumbai beat Hyderabad by 7 wickets with 8 balls to spare Match 36 Scorecard

 

*  Kolkata thrash Punjab by 9 wickets IPL 2014 Match 34 Scorecard  Despite Yuvraj magic (83(38) & 4-35) Bangalore lose to Rajasthan by 5 wickets with 7 balls to spare Match 35 Scorecard

 

*  Middlesex bowl out Lancs on blustery day at HQ,Dexter takes sixfer,Middx reply strongly and Morgan hits ton,Lancs struggle in 2nd innings as Murtagh takes sixfer and Middx win by 10 wickets :At Lord's Lancs 266,93.2 overs(Dexter 6-63) & 223,86.2 overs(Murtagh 6-60) lost to Middlesex 459-8dec,141.3 overs(Morgan 102,Malan 93,Rayner 77,Robson 51,Dexter 51,Simpson 50) & 31-0,3.5 overs by 10 wickets Scorecard Wright & Brown run havoc as Sussex post huge score on day 1:At Hove 505-9dec,113.4 overs(Wright 189,Brown 163) v Durham 137-2,45.2 overs(Borthwick 84*) Scorecard. Tail takes Yorks to considerable total,Warwicks crumble, Bell hits 97 but follow on and collapse:At Headingley Yorkshire 444,124.3 overs(Plunkett 86,Williamson 79,Root 69,Bresnan 61,Woakes 4-68) beat Warwickshire 200,81.1 overs(Bell 97,Brooks 3-39) & f/o 89,31.2 overs(Brooks 4-37) by an innings & 155 runs Neil Whitaker Reports  Scorecard No play day 1 N'hants inserted Peters hits 88:At Trent Bridge N'hants 241-8,71 overs (Peters 88) v Notts 174-8,46(JWA Taylor  64*) Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 1: Div2 Wickets tumble at the Oval, Surrey chase 267 to win but rain holds up play, Smith hits ton:At Oval Glos 168,56.4 overs & 230,63.2 overs(Tremlett 6-59) v Surrey 138,43.2 overs(Fuller 6-49) & 144-0,40.4 overs(GP Smith 103*) Scorecard  Eventually play begins at Derby and Bollinger takes a fifer as Derbyshire flounder:At Derby Derbyshire 118,41.3 overs(Bollinger 5-29) v Kent 116-3,29 overs Scorecard Hants beat Glamorgan  by 6 wickets at Southampton Scorecard

 

*  Papua New Guinea Women win East Asia-Pacific Trophy after beating hosts Japan in the  final     Andre Nixon reports

 

*  MCC  clarifies Master Plan. Emphasis to be at Pavilion End of ground before considering Nusery End proposals  more

 

*  Punjab retain winning ways with 32 run victory over Bangalore for whom Gayle, Kohli and Yuvraj Singh amassed 7 between them IPL2014 Match 31 Scorecard  Points Table

 

*  England beat Scotland in rain reduced match by 39 runs D/L.Bell hits fifty and Tredwell takes fourfer:At Aberdeen ODI England 167-6,20 overs(Bell 50,Cooke 44,Davey 3-28) beat Scotland 133-9,20 overs (Leask 42,Machan 33,Tredwell 4-40) by 39 runs D/L Method Scorecard  It seems a shame that having gone all the way to Aberdeen, England play only one ODI. Presumably the sameness of the apparel was to emphasize the Union.

 

*  Afghanistan return to form with heavy defeat of Nepal Scorecard and so take title of
Asia Cricket Council 50/50 Premier League 2014  Andrew Nixon reports. It is surely appropriate for all ICC Regions to reinstate 50/50 competitions.Ed


*  New MCC President will be David Morgan President of Glamorgan CCC and formerly President of ICC More

 

*  Sri Lanka's batting struggles in Dublin to post modest score.Ireland suffer set back in reply with Joyce duck and wickets continue to tumble,tail wags but Ireland lose by 79 runs:At Clontarf Dublin Sri Lanka 219-8,50 overs beat Ireland 140,39.5 overs by 79 runs Scorecard

 

* Malaysia shock Afghanistan with 3 wicket win Report Andrew Nixon Scorecard  Asia Cricket Council 50/50 Premier League 2014  

 

* Middlesex collapse,last two wickets double score,Warwickshire lose 4 in reply but lower order build big lead as Ambrose and Jetan Patel hit tons. Middx with Rogers and Robson out have a lot to do to save match but fail miserably:At Edgbaston Middlesex 167,43.3 overs(Finn 37*,Wright 4-56) & 248,91.2 overs lost to Warwickshire 462, 142.3 overs(Ambrose 167,JT Patel 105,Wright 52) by an innings and 47 runs Scorecard Mike Yardy hits ton to rescue Sussex innings,Lancs collapse but lower order rallies,Sussex set Lancs 324 to win but rain wins the day.At Old Trafford Sussex 298,103 overs(Yardy 138) & 216-5dec,68 overs drew with Lancashire 191,82.4 overs & 19-0,8.4 overs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard Lythscores ton but Williamson misses out as Yorks score freely.At Chester-Le-Street Yorks pile on the runs but fail to bowl out durham twice Yorkshire 589-8 dec,163.2 overs(Gale 124,Lyth 104,Williamson 97) v Durham 388,138 overs(Richardson 148,Stoneham 132) & f/o 100-4,53 overs(Jennings 54*) Scorecard  Samit Patel hits big ton as Notts post mighty total.At Tauton Notts 440,113.4 overs(SR Patel 132,Read 92) & 320-4dec,101 overs(Jaques 150,SR Patel 75) drew with Somerset 402-9dec,110.1(Petersen 94,Trego 86) Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 1:  Div 2  Kent beat Surrey by 8 wickets at Canterbury,Key and Nash both hit 126 Scorecard Essex drew with Leics for whom Eckersley hit aton Scorecard  Glamorgan hung on to draw with Worcs with 3 wickets left and some 152 runs behind,Mitchel hit tons(109 & 151*) in both innings opening for Worcs Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 2

 

*  KP scores just 14 and sees  Delhi lose to Rajasthan by 7 wickets, Karun Nair hits 73*, IPL2014 Match 23 Scorecard Punjab lose to Mumbai by 5 wickets IPL2014 Match 22 Scorecard  Points Table

 

*  Spain beat Belgium by 4 wickets with 13 balls spare but it is Belgium who gain promotion on the basis of net run rate. Greece beat Finland by 53 matches in the other match 
ICC Europe T20 Division 3 at La Manga Resort Spain Report and scores from Andrew Nixon  Belgium is an Associate member of ICC while Spain is but an Affiliate

 

*  Afghanistan in fine form winning matches against Hong Kong by 6 wickets Scorecard and UAE by 70 runs Scorecard  Asia Cricket Council 50/50 Premier League 2014

 

Belgium go top with third win while Spain slips up losing by 7 wickets to Israel
ICC Europe T20 Division 3 at La Manga Resort Spain  Report & Scores From Andrew Nixon


*  Graham Gooch quits as England batting Coach More


*  Spain beat both Greece by 76 runs and  Finland by 4 wickets on opening day of ICC Europe T20 Division 3 at La Manga Resort Spain,Belgium beat Israel by 39 runs.Greece beat Israel  by 5 wickets Report & Scores Andrew Nixon


Windward Islands fall short of target so match drawn but Jamaica win on 1st innings:At Gros Islet St Lucia Jamaica 392,147.4 overs(Blackwood 94,Bonner 88) & 200,58 overs(Blackwood 118,Peters 6-66) drew with Windward Islands 217,79 overs(Devon Smith 111,Jacobs 8-47)  & 204-6,58 overs(Ambris 102) Scorecard


Mountaineers win Pro 50 final defeating Southern  Rocks by 7 wickets at Mutare Sports Club Zimbabwe Pro50 Championship Scorecard


*  KP sees home Delhi to beat Mumbai by 6 wickets with 7 balls to spare IPL 2014 Match 16 Scorecard Dwayne Smith hits 66 runs as Chennai beat Hyderabad by 5 wickets with 3 balls to spare IPL2014 Match 17 Scorecard BangaloreT20 lost to Punjab T20 by 5 wickets IPL 2014 Match 18 Scorecard Rajasthan T20 tied with Kolkata but won bowl out PIL 2014 Match 19 Scorecard Hyderabad T20 beat Mumbai by 15 runs despite Pollard 78 off 48 balls IPL2014 Match 20 Scorecard   IPL 2014 League Table


* Middlesex break record  for highest ever successful run chase at Lord's. Joe Root suffers a duck at Lord's on day 1 as Yorks struggle against Middx's seamers,Plunkett rescues innings,Finn takes fourfer,Middx  collapse to Yorks seamers,Roots hits sixty as Yorks build lead,Ballance hits ton and so Middx set 472 to win make robust reply with Rogers double ton,Yorks 178,58.2 overs(Plunkett 56*,Finn 4-50) & 416,110.5(Ballance 130,Rot 63) lost to  Middx 123,45.5 overs & 472,101.4 overs(Rogers 241*,Robson 77, Dexter 72*) by 7 wickets Scorecard  Lancs collapse after been put in by N'hants then Anderson takes fifer as N'hants take slender lead,Lancs set N'hants 240,Lancs 119,44 overs & 284,86.2 overs(Buttler 72) beat N'hants 164,70 overs(Andesron 5-37) & 179,72.2 overs(Middlebrook 89) by 60 runs Scorecard   Porterfield hits fifty and then Bell another ton as Warwicks put in by Notts who then collapse in reply as do Warwicks in 2nd innings setting Notts 300 to win, start well then collapse,Warwickshire 263,72.2 overs(Bell 122,Porterfield 56,Carter 5-55) & 152,39.3 overs beat Notts 116,36 overs & 200,57 overs by 98 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard  Delayed start at Hove, Trescothick scores a ton and Sussex fall apart and follow on, young Devonian Lewis Gregory took 9 wickets and scored 47 at no 11  Somerset 372,114.3(Trescothick 116)  beat Sussex 142,55  overs & f/o 219,68 overs(Joyce 93) by an innings & 11 runs  Scorecard   LV County Championship Div 1:    Leics make steady start having been put in by Glamorgan,Niall O'Brien hits century  Leics 500,121.4(N O'Brien 133) & 179-8 dec,19 overs drew with Glamorgan 359,104 overs & 250-7,70.4 overs   Scorecard Delayed starts at Bristol, Southampton & Worcester,Derby fight to save match but fail miserably Derbyshire 219,51.3 overs(Madsen 111*) & 149,57 overs(Madsen 56) lost to  Worcs 432-9dec, 112 overs(Kervezee 110,MM Ali 99) by an innings & 64 runs Scorecard , Glos 134,43.1 overs & 100-2,35.3 overs(Tavare 54*) & 251-2 dec,78 overs(Tavare 100*,A Gidman 119*) drew with Essex 305-8,73.5 overs(Foakes 132*,Foster 91)  LV County Championship Div 2


*  Maxwell's good form continues with 95 as Mohali T20 beat Hyderabad by 72 runs IPL 2014 Match 9 Scorecard Jadeja hits 36* and takes fourfer in Chennai's 7 run win over Rajasthan T20 IPL 2014 Match 10 Scorecard Kolkata beat Bangalore by just 2 runs in a thriller IPL2014 Match 11 Scorecard Another thriller at Dubhai, Finch hits 88* and Warner 55* as Hyderabad post 184 which Delhi T20 nearly match but fail by 4 runs IPL2014 Match 12 Scorecard  McCullum hits 72* as ChennaiT20 beat Mumbai t20 with an over spare IPL2014 Match 13 Scorecard  BangaloreT20 are thrashed by Rajasthan   70 all out and beaten by 6 wickets IPL2014 Match 14 Scorecard  Punjab T20 post only 133 but bowl out Kolkata for 109 to win by 24 runs IPL 2014 Match 15 Scorecard


*  Mohali T20 chase down 193 with Maxwell hitting 89 off 45 balls to beat JaipurT20 Match 7 Scorecard  IPL 2014 Chennai wins by wide margin,95 runs over Delhi T20 Match 8 Scorecard


Ballance hits century,Lees misses out after Yorks won toss,N'hants collapse to Brooks and Sidebottom,rain reduces day 3 but N'hants succumb on day 4 Yorkshire  459-9dec,125 overs(Ballance 174,Lees 90) beat Northamptonshire 94,30 overs(Brooks 5-36) & f/0 245,78.4 overs(Middlebrook 63,Brooks 3-76) by an innings & 120 runs Neil Whitaker Reports ScorecardWoakes takes fifer as Lancs struggle apart from Horton (80),Lancs take 1st innings lead,rain reduced day 3 Lancashire 247,75 overs(Horton 80,Woakes 5-63) & 196,85.2 overs(Horton 84) v Warwickshire 324,111.4 overs(Porterfild 77,Bell 75) & 18-0,3.1 overs Scorecard: Jennings hits 80 as Durham are inserted,Wickets tumble as match progresses,No play day 3,Durham set Som 377 to win Durham 308,88 overs & 213-9 dec,61 overs v Somerset 185,50.1 overs & 246-4,73 overs(Compton 100*) Scorecard  LV County Championship Div 1  Stephen Moore hits century as Derbyshire take 1st innings lead in drawn match with Hants Scorecard  Alastair Cook scores a second century as Essex draw with Surrey at the Oval Scorecard  Greg Smith scores ton for Leics in drawn match with Kent Scorecard   LV County Championship Div 2

 

*  KP  was disengaged claims new ECB CEO Paul Downton who repeats that there will be no room for him, he has had his 2nd chance More

 

AB de Villiers  and Pathiv Patel see Bangalore home home against Mumbai after losing 3 early wickets Match 5 IPL 2014 Scorecard  Kolkata lose both openers for ducks but still post 167 which Delhi chase down with 3 balls to spare Match 6 IPL2014 Scorecard  IPL 2014

 

*  Trott stands down after a further relapse, the Warwickshire batsman will take an extended break from cricket More


*  Peter Moores to be new England coach More

 

*  Mohali T20 chase down comanding target set by Chennai,Maxwell hits 95 IPL Match 3 Scorecard Rajasthan royals make heavy weather of chasing Sunrisers Hyderabad's total of 133,Rahane hit 59 and binny 48* sees them home with 3 balls to spare Match 4 IPL 2014 Scorecard  IPL 2014

 

*  IPL sets off with substantial wins for Kolkata  Match 1 Scorecard and Bangalore Match 2 Scorecard     IPL 2014

 

Kent CCC  help heal the wounds of civil war in Sierra Leone with cricket initiative    Watch & Listen

 

*  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,Mutagh & Finn bowled out Notts cheaply to set Middx 112 to win Notts 326,101 overs(Finn 5-91) & 224,65.2 overs(Mutagh 5-49,Finn 4-81) lost to Middx 439-9dec,131.5 overs(Robson 164,Simpson 108*, Morgan 86) & 112-0,18.2 overs(Rogers 63*) by 10 wickets, Somerset respond well taking substantial 1st innings lead Scorecard  Yorkshire's Lyth, Ballance and Rashid prosper at Taunton, Raschid completes ton, Yorkshire  450,132.5 overs & 193-4dec,71 overs drew with  Somerset 553,157.5 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) & 244,70 overs(Middlebrook 5-62) drew with N'hants 378,103.1 overs(Spreigel 97) & 205-9,69 overs Scorecard Heavy rollers ensures Warwickshire renaissance,Bell hits unbeaten 187 to set Sussex 330 to win,Joyce scores 2nd ton in match as Sussex sail to victory Warwickshire 87,27.5 overs & 471,120.3 overs(Bell 187*,Clarke 79,SR Patel 74) lost to Sussex 229,66.5 overs(Joyce 117)  & 333-3,83 overs(Joyce 151*) by 7 wickets 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) beat Derbyshire 154,64.5 overs(Chanderpaul 75*,Masters 6-49) & 312,81.2 overs(Chanderpaul 52,Groenwalde 52) by 53 runs Scorecard  Kent's batting fails miserably chasing 266 to win,Scorecard  Centuries for WilliamTavare(Glos),Vince and Carberry(Hants) as Hants beat Glos by 8 wickets Scorecard  LV County championship Div 2

 

*  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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