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*  John Hampshire Yorkshire and England who hit a Test century on debut has died aged 76 More


*   UAE  beat Hong Kong by 6 wickets with 11.5 overs spare, Tri Nations T20 series Scorecard


*  England beat India in opening t20 match by 7 wickets with 11 balls to spare.England skipper Morgan hit swashbuckling fifty Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare despite sparkling return of AB de Villiers.Dickwella hit sixty for Sri Lanka Scorecard


David Warner & Travis Headmake record opening stand of 288 so Oz post formidable 369.Babar Azam hits ton in reply but Pakistan fall short with one batsmen retired hurt :At Adelaide Oval 5th ODI D/N Australia 369-7,50 overs(Warner 179,Head 128) beat Pakistan 312-9,49.1 overs(Babar Azam100,Shajeel Khan 79,Starc 4-42) by 57 runs Scorecard  Australia win series 4-1


*  Scotland lose to Hong Kong by 7 wickets Scorecard and lose to UAE by 4 wickets Scorecard Tri Nations Series


*  Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 3 wickets with 2 balls to spare 2nd T20 Scorecard


*  England finally win an international match in India,By just 5 runs!:At Edens Gardens Kolkatta 3rd ODI England 321-8,50 overs beat India 316-9, 50 overs by 5 runs Scorecard


*  Rain prevents play all day three.NZ outplay Bangladesh 9 wickets:At Christchurch 2nd Test Bangldadesh 289,84.3(Southee 5-94,Boult 4-87) overs & 173,52.5 overs lost to New Zealand 354,92.4 overs(Nicholis 98)  & 111-1,18.4 overs by 9 wickets Scorecard


David Warner hits ton as Oz post total too great for Pakistan:At SCG 4th ODI Australia 353-6,50 overs(Warner 130,Maxwell 78) beat Pakistan 267,43.5 overs by 86 runs Scorecard


*  Jacob Mulder and George Dockrell spin Ireland to crushing defeat of Scots by 98 runs 2nd Semi Final  Desert T20 Challenge Scorecard   Mohammad Shahzad hits 80 off 60 balls as Afghanistan beat Oman by 8 wickets with 9 balls to spare 1st Semi Final Scorecard Afghanistan thrash Ireland by 10 wickets to win competition Final Desert T20 Challenge Scorecard


*  Scotland beat Oman by 7 wickets with 6 balls to spare Match 12 Group B Desert T20 Challenge Scorebook  Points Tables 


*  Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies aged 77. She was an outstanding Women's cricketer but also a tireless advocate for  Women's cricket and Women's sport   More


*  Australia win toss and choose to field.Pakistan post 263,Smith & Handscombe add 183 for 3rd wicket:At Perth 3rd ODI D/N Pakistan 263-7,50 overs  lost to Australia 265-3,45 overs(Smith 108*) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  England win toss,insert India & Woakes takes three early wickets including Kohli but veterans Yuvraj and Dhoni revive innings.Yuvraj scores highest score by Indian against England in ODIs.Dhoni and lower order thrash England's bowlers for 100 in 7 overs.In reply Hales falls cheaply,England maintain chase but lose wickets,Morgan scores ton :At Cuttack 2nd ODI D/N India 381-6,50 overs(Yuvraj Singh 150,Dhoni 134) beat England 366-8,50 overs(Morgan 102,Roy 80,Root 54,Ali 55) by 15 runs  Scorecard


Ireland beat UAE by 24 runs,Rankin takes 3-16 Match 9 Group A Scorecard Hong Kong thrash  Netherlands by 91 runs, both Dutch openers out for ducks Match 10 Group B Scorecard  Desert T20 Challenge   Points Tables 


Two run outs scupper Dutch ambition so Scots win by 7 runs with 4 balls to spare Match 8 Group B Desert t20 Scorecard  Points Table


*  England lose toss and inserted post 350 with Root,Roy and Stokes in fine form and India's bowling below par.India lose 4 early wickets but Kolhi and Jadhav restore innings with two superb tons and close in on target:At Pune 1st ODI D/N England 350-7.50 overs(Root 78.Roy 72,Stokes 62) lost to India 356-7,48.1 overs(Kohli 122,Jadhav 120) by 3 wickets Scorecard


*   Pakistan finally record a victory over Australia bowling the hosts out for a modest total which they chase down successfuly with 14 balls to spare:At MCG 2nd ODI D/N Australia 220,48.2 overs(Smith 60) lost to Pakistan 221-4,47.4 overs(Mohammed Hafeez 72) by 6 wickets Scorecard


*  Scotland beat Hong Kong by 24 runs in Match 1  Group A Desert t20/20 Scorecard Afghanistan beat Ireland by 5 wickets Match 2 Group A Desert t20 Scorecard


*  Maxwell & Wade with ton rescue Oz innings but Pakistan fail miserably in response:At 'Gabba Brisbane 1st ODI  Australia 268-9,50 overs(Wade 100*,Maxwell 60) beat Pakistan 176,42,4 overs(Faulkner 4-32) by 92 runs Scorecard


*  South Africa win and bat then lose two early wickets but Amla digs in and with Duminy add 292.Amla scored a century in his 100th Test.SL drop catches but SA still lose 6wkts for 80.SL lose 4 wickets cheaply in reply by stumps and 16 next day in inadequate reply on seaming pitch:At New Wanderers Jo'burg 3rd Test South Africa 426,108.2 overs(Duminy 155,Amla 134) beat Sri Lanka 131,45.4 overs & 177,42.3 overs by an innings & 118 runs Scorecard


New Zealand insert Bangladesh and take 3 wickets by close on rain restricted 1st day.Shakib Al Hasan hits double ton and adds with Mushfiqur Rahim 359 for 5th wicket & Bangladesh reach hihest ever total.NZ replies with £9 with Latham hitting 177.Bangldeash collapse and suffer inhuries in 2nd innings so NZ lead by Williamson ton secure remarkable win:At Wellington 1st Test Bangladesh 595-8dec,152 overs(Shakib Al Hasan 217,Mushfiqur Rahim 159) &  160,57.5 overs(Sabbir Rahman 50) lost to  New Zealand 539,148.5overs(Latham 177) & 217-3,39.4 overs(Williamson 104*) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Morgan and Buttler out for ducks and Ali for one so England XI suffers mid order collapse.Rashid & Willey add 71 for last wicket.Ajinka Rahae,Sheldon Jackson and Risbabh Pant set India A on way to comfortable victory:At CCI Brabourne Stadium Egland XI 282,48.5 overs lost to India 'A' 283-4,39.4 overs by 6 wickets  Scorecard

*  Sam Billings top scores in close England win in opening OD match:At CCI Brabourne Stadium Mumbai India 'A' 304-4,50 overs(Rayudu 100) lost to England XI 307-7,48.5 balls by 3 wickets Scorecard


New Zealand recover from precarious position,41-3.Williams hits 60 and Anderson 98 off 44 balls including a record 10 sixes then after steady start Bangladesh's challenge fizzles out to give NZ series 3-0:At Maunganui  3rd T20/20  New Zealand 194-4,20 overs(Anderson 94*,Williams 60) beat Bangladesh 167-6,20 overs by 27 runs Scorecard


*  Munro scores ton as NZ win  to take 2-0 lead in series:At Maunganui 2nd T20/20 New Zealand 195-7,20 overs(Munro101*) beat Bangladesh  148,18.1 overs by 47 overs Scorecard


*  Australia win toss and bat.Warner sets off at pace, openers add 151 for 1st wicket of which Warner scores 113,Renshaw bats all day for 167 not out but chops on at 187,Handscombe scores ton.Azhar Ali & Younis Khan  add 146 after loss of two wickets cheaply.Younis bats on all day to big ton but no one else builds an innings on rain effected day,Younis left stranded on 175.Oz race to 241 to set Pakistan 465 to win.Pakistan lose three top order early day 5:At SCG 3rd Test Australia 538-8dec,103 overs(Renshaw 184,Warner 113,Hanscombe 110) & 241-2,32 overs beat Pakistan 315,110.3 overs(Younis Khan 175*,Azhar Ali 71,Hazlewood 4-85) & 244,80.2 overs(Sarfraz ahmed 72*) by 220 runs  Scorecard


*  Cook & Duminy out for ducks and Amla for 29 after SL put SA in.Elgar completes  6th Test century,de Kock unbeaten on 68 had decision reversed in his favour & persists day 2 to century, tail takes SA to 390.SL lose Silva & Mendis cheaply and the rest fall over in 43 overs so SA bat again rather than force follow on.SA set SKL 507 to win. Philander takes 2 early wickets and Rabada 2 more by stumps,Rabada takes sixfer:At Newlands Cape Town 3rd Test  South Africa 392,116 overs(Elgar129, de Kock 101,Kumara 6-122) & 224-7dec,51.5 overs(Elgar 55,Lakmal 4-69) beat  Sri Lanka 110,43overs(Philander 4-27,Rabada 4-37) & 224,62.4 overs(Mathews 49,Herath 35*,Rabada 6-55,Philander 3-48) by 282 runs Scorecard


Bangladesh win toss and bat first, start well with 102 run opening partnership but squander a good position to post an under par total.Guptil is injured and Latham falls heaply then Williamson & Broom add 179 though Broom misses out on ton:At Nelson 3rd ODI Bangladesh 236-9,50(Tamim Iqbal 59) overs lost to New Zealand 239-2,41.2 overs(Broom 97,Williamson 95*) by 8 wickets Scorecard


Neil Broom scores ton and takes faltering NZ innings to decent total.Bangladesh respond well at start but middle order collapse to Williamson:At Nelson 2nd ODI New Zealand 251,50 overs(Broom 109*) beat Bangladesh 184,42.5 overs(Imrul Kayes 59) by 67 runs Scorecard


*  Yorkshire’s Matthew Fisher and Middlesex’s Max Holden set to share captaincy role for England Under 19s’ tour of India  More


South Africa win toss, bat and add 100 for opening wickets then Lakmal takes two wickets after lunch and two more after tea as Sri Lanka bowlers thwart SA's batsmen and wrap up innings quickly day 2.SL then lose 3 early wickets in reply by lunchand lose 4 more by early closefor bad light with Silva undefeated on 43 but out next day.Tail scrambles past 200,Philander takes fifer.Sa reply powerfully as Cook hits ton, Elgar a fifty, du Plessis & de Kock have added 84 for the 6th wicket as SA lead by 432 runs at close.SA set SL an unlikely 488 to win.SL make sound reply then Karunaratne is run out and Perera falls to Maharaj.SL end 5 wickets down at stumps but lose more quickly on 5th day morning  :At Port Elizabeth 1st Test South Africa 286,98.5 overs(Duminy 63,Lakmal 5-63,Herath 2-48) & 3405-5 dec,90.5 overs(Cook 117,e Kock 69,du Plessis 67*,Elgar 52) beat Sri Lanka 205,64.5 overs(Silva 43,Philander 5-45) & 281, 96.3 overs(Mathews 59,Mendis 58) by 206 runs  Scorecard


Nathan Lyon takes early wicket as Pakistan win toss and bat,Azhar Ali hits unbeaten 66 before rain stops play early.Play starts early day 2 but drizzle stops play after a hour for a short period,Azhar Ali hits ton,lunch taken early.Pakistan pass 300 on truncated day's play,Ali make double hundred as Pakistan pass 400 but Oz reply swiftly with Warner ton but Khawaja misses out.Oz take 1st innings lead & Smith scores ton & Starc smashes 84.Pakistan fold to fine Oz bowling,Misbah' out for a duck:At MCG 2nd Test Pakistan 443-9dec,126.3 overs(Azhar Ali 205*,Sohail Khan 65,Asad Shafiq 50,Bird 3-110,Hazlewood 3-50) & 163,53.2 overs lost to  Australia 624-8dec,142 overs(Warner 144,Smith 165*,Khawaja 97,Starc 84,Handscombe 54) by an innings & 18 runs Scorecard


New Zealand win toss and bat first.Latham prevails with century but Munro(87 off 61 balls) blast takes NZ to big score.Bangladesh lose early wickets and despite recovery fall way short, all out,with five overs still to bat:At Christchurch 1st ODI New Zealand 341-7,50 overs(Lathan 137,Munro 87) beat Bangladesh 264,44,5 overs by 77 runs Scorecard



India U-19 beat Sri Lanka U-19 by 34 runs to lift under-19 Asia Cup title,December 24th More


*  Afghanistan beat UAE with 2 balls to spare 2nd T20 at Dubai ICS Scorecard  Afghanistan beat UAE by 44 runs to win series 3-0 Scorecard


*  England win toss and bat,Jennings & Cook fall cheaply.Root & Ali add 146 whereupon Root plays a slog sweep too many and is out needlessly but Ali continues to unbeaten ton,England lose 3 wickets then Dawson & Rashid revive innings.Kohli & Pujara fall cheaply but Rahul hits 199 as India close on England's total,Nair hits triple ton as India take substantial lead.Cook & Jennings put on 103 but then England lose 4 wickets. Ali falls for 44 to give Jadeja his 4th wicket,Jadeja's brilliant catch removed Bairstow and Stokes gives a dolly catch so Jadeja takes five, six & seven:At Chennai 5th Test England 477,157.2  overs(Ali 146,Root 88,Dawson 66*,Rashid 60,Bairstow 49) & 207,88 overs(Jennings 54,Jadeja 7-48) lost to India 759-7dec,190.4 overs(Rahul 199,PA Patel 71,Nair 303*,Ashwin 67,Jadeja 51) by an innings & 75 runs Scorecard    India win series 4-0 having thoroughly outplayed England


*  Australia win toss and bat and make steady progress,Smith & Hanscombe add 172 & both score tons.OZ seamers route Pakistan.Oz set Pakistan 490 to win and Pakiatan fight hard scoring largest 4th innings in a Test at 'Gabba but Oz prevail by 39 runs :At 'Gabba Brisbane Australia  429,130.1 overs(Smith 139,Renshaw 71,Handscombe 105) & 202-5dec,39 overs beat Pakistan 142,55 overs & 450,145 overs(Asad Shafiq 137) by 39 runs Scorecard


*  Chanderpaul hits another first class century.Roston chase takes fifer including Chanderpaul in Guyana's 2nd innings sp Barbados set 168 to win and match thus drawn:At Providence Stadium Guyana WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4 Day Tournament Guyana 311,88.2 overs(S Chanderpaul 100) & 137,35.1(Hetmyer 67,Chase 5-41) overs drew with Barbados 288,104.1,19 overs & 25-3,8.1 overs  Scorecard


*  Warner hits 156 off 128 balls while the rest struggle & NZ flop:At MCG 3 Guyana 311,rd ODI Austalia 264-8,50 overs(Warner156) beat New Zealand 147,36.1 overs by 117 runs Scorecard


Keaton Jennings hits maiden test century after England win toss amd bat then Ashwin strikes,Buttler with Stokes and Ball takes England to 400.India reply aggressively but lose Rahul bowled Ali.England's 2 spinners fail to exploit turning pitch.Vijay & Kohli score tons and India take lead,Kohli & Yadav add 241 for 8th wicketto give India the ascendancy.Jennings goes for golden duck,Cook & Ali also cheaply.Root plays brightly and Bairstow still there but falls lbw next morning as do three more England batsmen quickly leaving Buttler stranded so India achieve crushing win:At Wankhede Stadium Mumbai England 400,130.1 overs(Jennings 116,Buttler 76,Ali 50,Ashwin 6-112) & 195,55.3 overs(Root 77,Bairstow 51,Ashwin 6-55) v India  631,182.3 overs(Vijay 136,Kohli 235,J Yadav 104,Rashid 4-192)  Scorecard   Report  India lead series 3-0


*  Westley & Foakes add 125 but England Lions batsmen struggle.Roland-Jones takes sixfer but Afghanistan  match Lions 1st innings total.Gubbins scores fifty but Foakes left stranded on 89 as Lions set Afghanistan 217 to win.Rashid Khan takes eightfer. Curran brothers remove three Afghanistanis quickly,wickets tumble until Rashid hits fifty:At Abu Dhabi  Unofficial Test England Lions 279,96.4 overs(Westley 84,Foakes 70,Rashid Khan 4-48) & 210,84 over(Foakes 87*,Gubbins 52,Rashid Khan 8-74) beat Afghanistan 273, 92.5 overs & 168,49 overs(Rashid Khan 52) by 48 runs Scorecard

*  Warner hits ton and Australia post huge total and NZ lack the firepower to match that:At Canberra 2nd ODI Australia 378-5,50 overs (Warner 119) beat New Zealand 262,47.2 overs(Williamson 81,Neeshan 74,Cummins 4-44) by 116 runs  Scorecard


*   Adnan Mufti takes UAE close to win before being run out with 11 balls to go so England Lions win series 3-0 Scorecard


*  Mithali Raj hits unbeaten 73 as India Women post 121-5 which proves too much for Pakistan Women so India Women win Asia Cricket Council Women's T20 Cup Final by 17 runs Scorecard  Tournament Points Table


*  Steven Smith hits 164 off 150 balls as Australia post 324.Guptill hits 114 off 102 balls but NZ finish 64 short:At SCG 1st ODI Australia 324-8,50 overs(Smith 164,Kead 52) beat New Zealand 256.44.2 overs(Guptill 114,Munro49) by 64 runs Scorecard


Keaton Jennings hits ton for Englnd Lions against UAE after Test Call Up for England in India Scorecard Report   but falls for 22 as Lions crumble in 2nd match,all out 190 off 47.3 overs yet still beat UAU all out 90 bu 100 runs,Tom Curran takes fifer and Leah 3-7 Scorecard


*   England win toss and bat but flounder then Bairstow takes charge.India falter but Ashwin & Jadeja close in on England's 1st innings & take lead,Jayant Yadav fifty gives India substantial lead.Cook & Ali fall cheaply then Bairstow falls caught low behind followed by Stokes lbw.Root & Hameed score  fifties so England set India 103 to win which they do for the loss of 2 wickets:At Chandigarh 3rd Test England 283,93.5 overs(Bairstow 89) & 236,90.2 overs (Root 78,Hameed 59*) beat India 417,138,2  overs(Ashwin 72,Kohli 62,Jadeja 90,J Yadav 55,Stokes 5-73,Rashid 4-118) & 104-2,20.2 overs(Parthiv Patel 67*) by 8 wickets Scorecard


*   Pakistan win toss field and remove Latham for a duck and Williamson cheaply on day much restricted by rain.NZ recover somewhat then Pakistan top order collapse as Southee takes three and Wagner three but Babar & Sohail restore innings,Babar left stranded.Latham hits 80 next day & Taylor a ton  so NZ set Pakistan 369 to win.Pakistan start stronly with opening partnership of 137 but the collapse:At Hamilton,3rd test New Zealand 271,83.5  overs & 313-5dec,83.4 overs{Latham 80, LRPL Taylor 102*) beat Pakistan 216,67 overs(Babar Azam 90*)  & 230,92.1 overs(Sami Aslam 91,Azhar Ali 58) by 138 runs  Scorecard


*  South Africa captain Faf du Plessis holds innings together as Oz seamers dominate with pink ball.SA declare 9 wkt down but Warner does not open for O.Khawaja hits ton but Smith is run out,debtant Hanscomb  hits fifty.Oz take 1st innings lead.Cook scores ton but Sa set Oz only 127 to win which they do by 7 wickets:At Adelaide 3rd Test South Africa 259-9dec,76 overs((du Plessis 118*,Hazlewood 4-68) & 250,85.2 overs(Cook 100,Starc 4-80) lost to Austalia 307-6,102 overs(Khawaja 138*,Smith 59,Handscomb 54) & 127-3,40.5 overs by 7 wixkets  Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka win a high scoring thriller with West Indies by 1 run:At Bulawayo Tri-Nations Series Match 5 Sri Lanka 330-7,50 overs(Mendis 94,Bickwella 94) beat West Indies 329-9,50 overs(Lewis 148) by 1 run Scorecard


*   Former captain Preston Mommsen who has announced his retirement fears Scottish cricket is being hindered by a lack of matches for the senior international side.More


*  South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been fined but will not be banned for ball-tampering during the second Test victory over Australia in Hobart. More


Harmanpreet Kaur hits 60 not out but India Women fail to chase down the target of 140 so West Indies Women win by 15 runs to take T20 series 3-0. Scorecard


*  Shai Hope hits ton but Windies tie with Zim on 257 Match 3 Tri Nations Series Scorecard


*  Windies Women bowl India Women to 31 run defeat 2nd T20 at Vijayawarda Scorecard  Windies women win 1st t20 by 6 wickets as Stefanie Taylor hits 90 Scorecard


Play abandoned for 1st day.New Zealand win toss and field.Pakistan  collapse as debutant Colin de Grandhomme takes sixfer.NZ lose wickets in reply but debutant Jeet Raval hits fifty but falls next day without adding to score.NZ take 67 run lead then Pakistan lose 7 wickets by close & set NZ 105 runs to win.Williamson gets out with scores level.:At Christchurch 1st Test  Pakistan 133,55.5 overs(de Grandhomme 6-42) & 171,78.4 overs  lost to New Zealand 200,59.5 overs(Raval 55*) & 108-2,31.3 overs(Williamson 60) by 8 wickets  Scorecard


*  New Zealand Women too good yet again for Pakistan Women Suzie Bates & Sophie Devine hit fifties for NZ,Ayesha Afar makes fifty for Pakistan Women.NZ lead 5 match series 4-0 and have qualified for next Women's World Cup Scorecard


India win toss and bat.England remove opners quickly but then Pujara and Kohli take charge.Anderson's timely return pays dividends with threefer. India add 138 runs as Ali  takes threefer.Cook is bowled early then Root runs out Hameed via  brilliant Indian fielding.Root hits fluent fifty but then mishits to long off.Ali & Duckett out cheaply as India's bowlers take control.stokes & Bairstow add 110 but england finish 2900 short.India lose 3 early wickets but Kohli prevails.Broad & Rashid take fourfers & India set England 405 to win.Cook falls in final over.Last day Engand crumble:At Visakhapatnam 2nd Test India 455,124.5 overs(Pujara 119,Kohli 167,Ashwin 58,Anderson 3-62,Ali 3-98) & 204,63.1 overs(Kohli 81,Broad 4-33,Rashid 4-82) beat England 255,105.5 overs(Stokes 70,Bairstow 53,Root 53) & 158,97.3 overs(Cook 54) by 247  runs Scorecard  Match Report


*  Windies comfortably beat Sri Lanka by 62 runs Tri Nations ODI Series Match 2 Scorecard


India Women comfortably beat West Indies Women by 5 wickets in 2nd ODI at Mulapadu Scorecard


*  England Women post 295 and beat Sri Lanka Women by 122 runs Scorecard 2nd ODI ICC Women's World Championship


*  South Africa win toss and field and remove Warner  & Buns in 1st 2 overs.Philander takes fifer & Oz collapse to 85 all out ,Smith scores 48*.SA lose wickets but double Oz total by close.Rain all day Kock hits ton so SA take huge 1st innings lead.Burns fall for a duck but Warner & Khawaja add 79 before Warner falls for 49.Oz collapse to Abbott & Rabada losing 8 wickets for 22 runs:At Hobart 2nd Test Australia 85,32.5 overs & 151,60.1 overs(Khawaja 64,Abbott 6-77,Rababda 4-34) lost to  South Africa 326,100.5 overs(de Kock 104,Bavuma 74,Hazlewood 6-89) by an innings & 80 runs Scorecard    Report


*   Amy Satterthwaite hits 137* as New Zealand Women post  309-4 to beat Pakistan Women 142-4,34.3 D/L Method(Target 203 off 34.3)2nd ODI by 60 runs  Scorecard


*   India Women lose 4 early wickets but Raj & Krishnamurthy restore innings adding 97 to reach their target  of  132 to beat West Indies Women by 6 wickets at Malapadu Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka Women win toss and bat first and post 168-7, England Women reply briskly and reach target in 30th over to win by 8 wickets 1st ODI Scorecard


*  New Zealand Women crush Pakistan Women by 8 wickets 1st ODI Scorecard


*  England win toss and bat.England lose 3 wickets by lunch but Root with century and Ali restore innings.New Ball ends Root's innings.Centuries for Ali and Stokes as England pile on runs but fail to take any Indian wickets by close.England bowl tightly but without a breakthrough as Pujara & Vijat score tons but 3 wckets fall in last session & England secure 1st innings laead.Cook & Hameed are unbeaten at stumps.Cook scores ton & England set India 310 to win.Inida lose six wickets by close:At Rajkot 1st Test England  537,159.3 overs(Stokes 128,Root 124,Ali 117)  & 260-3dec,75.3 overs(Cook 130.Hameed 82) drew with India 480,108.3 overs(Pujara 124,Vijay 126,Ashwin 70) & 172-6,52.3 overs Scorecard


PNG  lose to Hong Kong by 7 wickets D/L Method so HK win ODI series 2-1 Scorecard


*  New South Wales prevail chasing 96 to win despite losing 7 wickets, crucially Nic Maddinson hit a ton in 1st innings for NSW:At Sidney CC Sheffield Shield Match 5 Western Australia  216,84.3 overs  & 177,102.3 overs lost to New South Wales 298,94 overs(Maddinson 116) & 96-7,35.3 overs by 3 wickets Scorecard


*   PNG  beat Hong Kong by 14 runs ODI at Mission Road Ground, Mong Kok, Hong Kong Scorecard


*   Zimbabwe win toss and take 4 early wickets but de Siva with ton and Tharanga restore innings and SL pile on runs. Herath takes fifer. SL do not enforce follow on. Mumba takes 3 wickets as SL  set Zim a  target of 491 to win:At Harare SC 2nd Test Sri Lanka 504,144.4 overs(de Silva 127,Gunaratne 116) & 258-9dec,81.4 overs beat Zimbabwe 272,82.1 & 233,58 overs(Herath 8-58) by 257 runs Scorecard


*  Alex Amsterdam holds innings together with 50 after top order collapse so USA post 208.Oman seemed to be coasting to win but lose momentum and wickets to fall short by 13 runs.Sir Mick Jagger joined in the celebrations as USA win ICC World Cup League Division 4  Scorecard   Andrew Nixon reports   Jersey beat Italy who take wooden spoon and both are relegated Scorecard  Denmark beat Bermuda by 44 runs to take 3rd place Scorecard


*  England tour to go ahead despite the lack of MoU following Supreme Court of India order on BCCI  More


Oman dashes Danish hopes of promotion and Freddie Klokker records a duck. Jersey beat USA by 1 run but USA still gain  promotion.Italy record a solitary consolation win  over Bermuda.  Andrew Nixon reports ICC World Cup League Division 4 in Los Angeles California Competition Scorecards


Durham appoint former England all rounder Sir Ian Botham as chairman More


*  Kamua Liverock hits 137 as Bermuda post 312  in 45 overs to beat Jersey by 85 runs D/L Method Scorecard  Zamir Khan & Freddie Klokker add 166 for 3rd wicket as Denmark chase down target of 262 set by USA so ending USA's unbeaten run  Scorecard  The Italian diaspora and Asian expats'  losing run continues with a 5 wicket defeat by Oman & thus relegation to Division 5 Scorecard     Three countries now equal on points with USA holding the best net run rate.  Peter Della Penna reports on round four


*  South Africa win toss, bat are bowled over by pace and bounce.In Reply Warner & Marsh post 151 opening partnership but then SA regain control so Oz gains just 2 run lead.Steyne breaks down injured.Sa lose 2 early wickets but Elgar & Duminy restore innings and both hit centuries.SA pile on runsto set Oz win.Warner in fine form is run out as Oz lose 4 wickets by close,Khawaja hits 97 and Neville 60 not out but Oz fall short by a massive 177 runs,Rabada takes fifer :At Perth 1st Test South Africa 242, 63.5 overs( de Kock 84,Bavuma 51, Starc 4-71) & 540-8dec,125.4 overs(Duminy 141,Elgar 127,Philander 74,de Kock 64) beat Australia 244,70.4 overs(Warner 97,S Marsh 63,Philander 4-56) & 361,119.1 overs(Khawaja 97,Rabada 5-92) by 177 runs Scorecard


Bermuda beat Denmark by 38 runs Scorecard  USA beat Oman by 8 wickets as skipper Steven Taylor hits 124* Scorecard and Jersey defeat Italy by 3 wickets with 3 balls to spare Scorecard  ICC World Cup League Division 4 in Los Angeles California    USA remain only unbeaten country writes Andrew Nixon


*  Colin  de Grandhomme scores unbeaten century to guide Auckland to 2 wicket win:At Auckland Plunkett Shield Otago 164,72.3 overs(Nethula 6-36) & 353,91 overs(Broom 161,Nethula 4-88) lost to Auckland 145,58.2(Wagner 5-55) & 376-8,97.2 overs(de Grandhomme 144*,Viljoen 5-101) by 2 wickets Scorecard


USA  beat Italy by 1 wicket in nail bitter  Video Action   Scorecard,  Denmark beat Jersey by 6 wickets Scorecard    and Oman beat Bermuda by 4 wickets Scorecard   Peter Della Penna reports on round 2


USA  beat Bermuda by 8 wickets Scorecard Denmark beat Italy by 114 runs Scorecard and Oman beat Jersey by 6 wickets Scorecard  First day Roundup ICC World Cup League Division 4 in Los Angeles California


*  Eileen Ash   the oldest living Test cricketer says healthy eating and two glasses of red wine a day are her secret to a long life. She lives in Norwich More


*  Kusal Perera hits century as Sri Lanka piile on runs,Cremmer takes 4 wkts then scores ton at n08 so Zim save follow on:At Harare 1st Test Sri Lanka 537,155 overs(MDJK Perera 110,Tharanga 110*,Silva 94) &  247-6,61.5 overs(Karunaratne 110) v Zimbabwe 373,107.5 overs(Cremmer 102*,Moor 79) & 42-1,19.4 overs  Scorecard


*  Shannon Gabriel removes Ali & Shafiq for ducks. Sami Aslam & Younus Khan hit 106 for 3rd wicket.Bishoo takes 4 wkts.Brathwaite digs in,Samuels goes for a duck but Chase & Dowrich make useful partnerships.Windies take 1st innings lead, Brathwaite scores undefeated ton.Holder removes three early but Azhar Ali holds innings together,Holder takes fifer and Pakistan set Windies 153 to win.At stumps Windies need 39 runs with 5 wickets left and make them next day without loss:At Sharjah 2nd Test Pakistan 281,90.5 overs & 208,81.3 overs(Azhar Ali 91,Holder 5-30) lost to West Indies  337,114 overs(Brathwaite 142*,Chase 50,Wahab Riaz 5-88) & 253-5,43.5 overs(Brathwaite 60*,Dowrich 60*) by 5 wickets Scorecard   Kraigg Brathwaite sets new Test record for batting unbeaten throughout both innings More


India crush NZ to win series 3-2:At Visakharatnam 5th ODI  India 269-6,50 overs beat New Zealand 70,23.1 overs(Mishra 5-18) by 199 runs Scorecard


Tamin Iqbal & Mominul Haque add 170 runs at pace for 2nd wicket but then Ali strikes thrice & Stokes twice to give England control by tea.Bangladesh lose 8 wickets for 30 squandering great start.Ali takes fifer. England lose three by stumps, bad light & slump to 11-8 despite Roof fifty.Rashid & Woakes add 99 for 9th wicket to give England 1st innings lead.Bangladesh lead by 123 at close with 7 wickets left   & set England 273 to win.England reply with a century opening partnership,Duckett & Cook  hit fifties then total collapse:At  Mirpur 2nd Test Bangladesh 220,63.5 overs (Tamin Iqbal 104,Mominul 66,Ali 5-57,Stokes 3-30) & 296,66.5(Imrul Kayes 78) beat England 244,81.3 overs(Root 56,MH Miraz 6-82) & 164,43.3 overs(Cook 59,Duckett 56,Mehedi Hasan Miraz 6-77) by 108 runs Scorecard   Teenager Mehedi Hasan Miraz took 19 wickets in 2 match series took Man of The Series


India's last wicket put on 34 to raise hopes of a miracle but when Kohli and Dhoni fail to make big innings India seldom wins.Guptil & Latham got NZ off to good start so final total was below par. NZ  seamers thwart India to level series with one match to go:At Ranchi 4th ODI D/N New Zealand 260-7,50 overs(Guptil 72) beat India 241,48.4 overs by 19 overs Scorecard


*  New Zealand Women crush South Africa women to win ODI series 5-2:At Paarl 7th ODI New Zealand Women 273-7,50 overs beat South Africa Women 147,45.5 overs  by 126 runs Scorecard


New Zealand squander good start but Neesham & Henry have productive 9th wicket stand of 84 runs.India lose 2 early wickets then Taylor drops Kohli.Kohli and Dhoni mount big stand & Kohli goes onto 154 :At Chandigarth 3rd ODI New Zealand 285,49.4 overs beat India 289-3,48.2 overs(Kohli 154*,Dhoni 80) by 7 wickets  Scorecard


*  Shanon Gabriel toils long for fifer.Younis Khan scores a ton.Windies open with Bravo but lose 4 in reply by stumps and wicket fall steadily next day,Yasir Shah takes fourfer. Bishoo fails to take a wicket  in 2nd innings,Pakistan set Windies 456 to win,Brathwaite scores fifty but Windies lose two top order  cheaply and four by stumps,Blackwood hits 95 but Windies lose 3 more before lunch & succumb mid afternoon.Yasir Shah takes sixfer:At Abu Dhabi 2nd Test Pakistan 452,119.1 overs(Y Khan 125,Misbah' 95,Gabriel 5-90) &  227-2dec,67 overs  beat West Indies 224,94.4 overs & 322,108 overs(Blackwood 95,Brathwaite 67,Yasir Shah 6-124) by 133 runs Scorecard


Durham CCC agree £3.74m rescue package to convert council loans into shares  More


*  Williamson returns to form with century but NZ lose 6 wickets for 38 runs as Mishra and then Bumrah halt NZ innings.India lose 4 early wickets but 9th wicket stand of 49 nearly takes them home but Boult and Southee take final two wickets so NZ win exciting game:At Delhi  2nd ODI New Zealand 242-9,50 overs(Williamson 118,Bumrah 3-35,Mishra 3-60) beat India 236,49.3 overs by 6 runs  Scorecard


*  England select Duckett and retain Ballance in the batting and pick Batty & Rashid so with Ali have 3 spinners.England win toss and bat only to stumble onturning pitch,21-3,then 106-5 but Ali & Bairstow restore innings & tail wags.Teenage Medi Hassan takes sixfer on Test debut.Bangladesh lose 3 early wickets but slowly rebuild innings.Veteran spinner Batty removes top scorer Tamin Iqbal.Stokes removes tail.England lose 5 wickets but Stokes & Bairstow to the rescue England all out quickly day 4.Mushfiqur Rahim & Sabbar Rahman take Bangladesh in sight of target with stand of 87 but Batty strikes and then Broad takes 2,bad light stops play with Bangladesh needing 33 runs to win.Bangladesh make 11 runs then Stokes takes two wickets to thwart Bangladesh's brave challenge :At Chittagong 1st Test England 293,105.5 overs(Ali 68,Bairstow 52,Mehedi H Miraz 6-80) & 240,80.2,,overs(Stokes 85) v Bangladesh 248,86 overs(Tamin Iqbal 78) & 253-8,78 overs(Sabbir Rahman 59*) Scorecard  Jonathan Agnew says match was a great advert for Test Cricket More


*  Windies Women struggle to post challenging total, Taylor holds innings together.England reply powefuly and Natalie Sciver hits fufty to see England to win and series victory:At Sabina Park Kingston 5th ODI West Indies Women 155,47.1 overs(Taylor 58) beat England Women 158-5,38.5(Sciver 58*) by 5 wickets Scorecard


*  Windies make brave attempt at chasing 346 to win:At Dubai ICS 1st Test Pakistan 579-3 dec(Azhar Ale 302*) & 123,38.2 overs(Bishoo 8-49) beat West Indies 357,123.5 overs & 289,19(Bravo 116) by 56 runs Scorecard 


PNG  close in on victory as Namibia's batting fails again:At Port Moresby  ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2015-2016/17   PNG 311,98.5(Vala 144*) & 189,47 overs(Morea 67) beat Namibia 146.55.2 overs & 155,61.1 overs by 199 runs Scorecard   Match Report


*  England Women lose 6 wickets for 3 runs and so fall 38 runs short of West Indies' Women score or 148 for whom Stefanie Taylor hit fifty six Scorecard


*  England take three early wickets but Bangladesh recover.England lwikkets tumble . Duckett hits fifty and tail wags but England fall way short:At Dhaka 2nd ODI Bangladesh 238-8,50 overs beat England 204,44.4 overs  by 34 runs Scorecard


*  Australia innings in disarray lose heavily yet again to give SA a 4-0 series lead:At Port Elizabeth 4th ODI Australia 167,36.4 overs lost to  South Africa 168-4,35.3 overs by 6 wickets  scorecard


*  England Women beat West Indies Women by 5 runs in 1st ODI in Jamaica Scorecard


*  Kohli regains form with  double century and with Rahane pile on the runs.NZ reply strongly but then wickets fall,Ashwin takes five.India do not enforce follow on and set NZ an unlikely 475 to win.Ashwin takes seven and NZ fall over to give India an overwhelming victory and whitewash in series:At Indore 3rd Test India 557-5dec,156 overs(Kohli 211,Rahane 188) & 216-3dec,49 ove(Pujara 101*) beat New Zealand  299,90.2 overs(Ashwin 5-81) & 153,44.5 overs(Ashwin 7-59)  Scorecard


ECB and Durham County Cricket Club agree a £3.8 million financial aid package More


Edgbaston set to host England’s first Day/Night Test match against West Indies in 2017  More


*  England win toss and bat then lose 3 wickets early including Bairstow run out.Stokes with Duckett revive innings scoring 1st ODI ton and fifty respectively.Skipper Buttler hits 60 off 38 balls so England pass 300.Bangladesh reply strongly.Imrul Kayes hits ton &Shakib al Hassan 79but wickets fall as Bangladesh nears target,Ball five,Rashid four so Bangladesh excel themselves losing 6 wickets for 17 runs :At Mirpur 1st ODI D/N England 309-8,50 overs(Stokes 101,Duckett 60,Buttler 63) beat Bangladesh 280-8,47.5 overs(Imrul Kayes 112,Shakib Al Hassan 79,Ball 5-51,Rashid 4-49) by 21 runs Scorecard


*  Malaysia U-19s beat Singapore U-19s in ICC World Cup Qualifier Asia Division 2 Scorecard  Ten countries competed though some were somewhat out of their depth. More


*  Saudi Arabia beat Quatar to win Quadrangular  20/20 Competition Final Scorecard A disappointing result for host Kenya and neighbours Uganda


David Miller guides South Africa to close win chasing formidable OZ total for whom Warner and Smith hit tons:At Durban Australia 371-6,50 overs(Warner 117,Smith 108) lost to South Africa 372-6,49.2 overs(Miller 118*) by 4 wickets Scorecard


Babar Azam hits 3rd successive ton and   Azhar Ali also hits ton as Pakistan crush Windies:At Abu Dhabi 3rd ODI D/N Pakistan 308-6,50 overs(Babar Azam 108,Azhar Ali 101) beat West Indies 172,44 overs by 136 runs Scorecard


*  Moen Ali & Josh buttler hit 139 to see England home in tour opening.Imrul Keyes hits 121 off 91 balls for home side who post challenging total:At Fatullah Bangladash President's XI 309-9, 50 overs(Imrul Keyes 121,Musfiqar Rahmin 51,woakes 3-52) lost to England XI 313-6,46.1 overs(Buttler 80*,M Ali 70) by 4 wickets Scorecard


Babar Azam hits another ton as Pakistan posts a challenging total.Brathwaite and Bravo provide solid if sluggish response but are both run out.Samuels hits fifty but the Windies fail to accelerate sufficiently and fall short by 59 runs with Carlos Brathwaite also run out:At Sharjah 2nd ODI D/N Pakistan 337-5,50 overs(Babar Azam 123,Shoaib Malik 90) beat West Indies 278-7,50 overs(DM Bravo 61,Samuels 51) by 59 runs Scorecard


Faf du Plessis hits ton as SOuth Africa post formidable total.Warner hits fifty in reply but SA bowlers bowl too well for Oz to mount a meaningful chase, all out in 38 overs:At Johannesburg 2nd ODI South Africa 361-6,50 overs(du Plessis 118,Duminy 83) beat Australia 219,37.4 overs by 142 runs Scorecard


Quinton de Kock hits massive century (178 runs odf 111 balls) as South Africa thrash OZ chasing down target in 37 overs:At Centurion 1st ODI Australia 294-9,50 overs(Bailey 76) lost to South Africa 295-4,36.2 overs(de Kock 178) by 6 wickets Scorecard


*  Windies win toss and field as Pakistan post large total on back of Babar Azam century.Match reduced for Lights failure whereupon Windies make miserable reply with Narine 2nd top scorer:At Sharjah 1st ODI Pakistan 284-9,49 overs(Babar Azam 120,Sharjeel Khan 54,Brathwaite 3-54) beat West Indies 175,38.4 overs(Samuels 48.M Nawaz 4-58) by 111 runs D/L Method Scorecard


India win toss and bat but struggle except for Pujara and Rahane then Saha hits fifty to exend innings.NZ lose 4 before rain stops play then 3 more cheaply by stumps.Kumar takes fiferSharma & Saha rescue India's 2nd innings so set NZ 376 to win.After solid start led by Latham NZ batting folds after tea interval :At Eden Gardens Kolkata 2nd Test India 316,104.5 overs(Pujara 87,Rahabe 77,Saha 54*) & 263,76.5 overs(Sharma 82,Saha 58*) beat New Zealand 204,54 overs(Patel 47,Kumar 5-48) & 197,81.1 overs(Latham 74) by 178 runs Scorecard


*  Australia thrash Ireland by 9 wickets:At Benoni Only ODI Ireland 198,43.5 overs lost to Australia 199-1,30.1 overs(Khawaja 82*,Smith 59*) by 9 wickets Scorecard


*  Windies suffer serious defeat by Pakistan in 3rd t20 by 8 wickets Scorecard  so Pakistan win series 3-0.


Tamin Iqbal top scores and Taskin Ahmed takes fourfer as Bangladesh just beat Afghanistan,13 were require off last over:At Mirpur 1st ODI Bangladesh 265,50 overs(Tamin Iqbal 80) beat Afghanistan 258,50 overs by 7 runs Scorecard


Temba Bavuma score ton as South Africa easily defeat Ireland:At Benoni Only ODI South  Africa 354-5,50 overs(Bavuma 113,de kock 82) beat Ireland 148,30.5 overs by 206 runs Scorecard


*   India win toss and bat.Kohli out cheaply to Wagne.NZ squander solid start.Inidia build on 1st innings lead to set NZ 434 runs to win.Ashwin removes top three cheaply & Talyor is run out leaving NZ a mountain to climb on day 5.Ronchi & Santner resist but NZ last but 50 overs into day 5 to give India victory and Ashwin takes a sixfer:At Kanpur 1st Test India 318,97 overs(Vijay 65,Pujara 62) & 377-5dec,107.2 overs(Pujara 78,Vijay 76,Sharma 68*) beat New Zealand 262, 95.5 overs & 236,87.3 overs(Ronchi 80,Santner 73,Ashwin 6-132) by 197 runs Scorecard


*   South Northumberland CC won the ECB Royal London  2016 National Club Championship beating  Swadeston CC by 75 runs in a low scoring match:At Northampton  South Northumberland CC 159,45 overs beat Swardeston 84,23.4 overs by 75 runs More


*   Middlesex bat first on cloudy morning at Lord's and lose Robson early for aduck lbw to Brookes and then Compton shoulders arms and is also lbw to Brookes.Malan bowled by Willey.Middx continue to struggle after lunch apart from Gubbins who completes century with six into Grand Stand.Mx lose 5 wkts for 64,Yorks lose three top order to ducks but Bresnan & Hodd rescue innings & Bresnan & Rafiq then Sidebottom take Yorks into 1st innings lead and Middx title hopes slip away as they rue dropped catches & weather interuptions.Gubbins & Malan complete fifties in the sunshine day 4 but Gubbins softly caught & bowled Rafiq short of ton.Malan completes ton & Mx set Yorks 240 to win.Bresnan hits fifty and threatens to take match yorkshire way but Roland-Jones with sixfer including hatrick sees Middx to improbable win and the Championship title much to Somerset's chagrin:At Lord's County Championship Middlesex 270,108.3 overs(Gubbins125,Brooks 6-65) & 359-6dec,93.5 overs(Malan 116,Gubbins 93) beat Yorkshire 390,116.3 overs(Bresnan 142*,Hodd 64,Aseem Tafiq 65) & 178,35.2 overs(Bresnan 55,Roland-Jones 6-54) by 61 runs in front of 7000 spectators at Lord's Scorecard   Somerset won toss and elected to bat first.Trescothick quickly into his stride then falls to Ball who also takes out Abell,Rogers & Hildreth prosper but the Somerset collapse losing 7 wickets for 22 runs.Notts make pitiful reply as teenage spinner Dominic Bess takes fife.Somerset do not impose follow on:At Taunton Somerset 365,110.5 overs(Rogers 132,Hildreth 138,Ball 6-57) & 313-5dec,57 overs(Rogers 106*) beat Nottinghamshire 138,64.5 overs(Bess 5-42) & 215,63.2 overs(Root 66*) by 325 runs  take 23 pts and go top of Championship Scorecard    Championship Div 1 Table


Batty he is. Surrey's skipper wins toss and bats first on a late September morning at Lord's with heavy cloud cover and Surrey inevitably struggle and then collapse to a paltry total which Warwickshire speedily pass with Trott making 82*:At Lord's Royal London Cup 50/50 Surrey 136,40.1 overs lost to Wawickshire 137-2,30.2 overs by 8 wickets Scorecard


*   Essex, Division 2 leaders, stumble to lose to lowly Glamorgan and at home:At Chelmsford Glamorgan 286,96.3 overs(Carlson 119) & 296,82.2 overs(Wallace 78) beat Essex 319,92.5 overs(ten Doeschate 117,Meschede 5-84) & 252,87.5 overs(Chopra 79,Hogan 5-45) by 21 runs Scorecard    Division 2 Table


*  WICB   sack Simmons as coach two days before tour More  Says former skipper Darren Sammy "If the blind leads the blind they are bound to fall in a pit."


Lancashire win toss and invite Middlesex to bat who start well but innings falls away then Lancs lose 5 cheaply in reply except for Rob Jones who completes ton and with lower order restores innings.Middx lose 4 wickets by close but Malan & Simpson extend lead day 4.Middx set Lancs 309 to win.Jos Butter opens and hits 24 off 9 balls.:At Old Trafford County Championship Div 1 Middlesex 327,119.4 overs & 240-8dec,85 overs  drew with Lancashire  259,98.5 overs(RB Jones 106*) & 80-1,26 overs Scorecard   Yorkshire collapse having chosen to bat.Somerset take large 1st innings leadLeham scores ton for Yorks but Leach with sixfer seals Yorks' fate:At Headingley Yorkshire 145,61.2 overs & 286,96.3 overs(Lehman 116,Leach 6-64) lost to Somerset 390,98.3 overs & 44-0,10.3 overs by 10 wickets Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard So Somerset creep up to within one point of Yorkshire in Table   Keaton Jennings hits double ton so Durham post substantial score.Roy scores ton but Surrey concede 1st innings lead then Sam Curran sixfer gives Surrey renewed hope.Durham set Surrey 281 to win,Roy & Curran take them close :At Chester-Le-Street Durham 401,98.4 overs(Jennings 201*) & 246,60.3 overs(Stoneman 92,S Curran 7-58) beat Surrey 367,109.1 overs(Roy 120,Onions 5-90) & 259,74 overs(Roy 96,Curran 50*) by 21 runs Scorecard     Championship Div 1 Table


*  Cheteshwar Pujara hits unbeaten double century for India Blue:At Greater Noida Duleep Trophy final India Blue 693-6 dec,168.3 overs(Pujara 256*,Jackson 134) & 179-5dec,45 overs beat India  Red 356,98.1 overs(Jadeja 5-95)& 161,44.1 overs(Jadeja 5-76) by 355 runs Scorecard


India 'A' set Australia 159 to win in Unofficial Test.Oz lose four wickets making 59:At Allan Border Field Brisbane 1st Unofficial Test India 'A' 230,81.3 overs & 156,48 overs lost to Australia 'A' 228,63.5 overs & 161-7,57.3 overs by 3 wickets Scorecard


*  Calum MacLeod scores century as Scots beat Hong Kong who lost 6 wickets for 62 runs when well set to chase down total on a day when it rained throughout much of UK Edinburgh was dry!:At Grange CC Edinburgh ODI 2nd ODI Scotland 266-7,50 overs(MacLeod 102) beat Hong Kong 213,45.3 overs  by 53 runs Scorecard  Bad light halts close contest reduced to 20/20 in 1st ODI Scorecard


Pakistan thrash England in t20 to finish tour on  high note:At Old Trafford t20i Night Match England 135-7,20 overs(Hales 37) lost to Pakistan 139-1,14.5 overs(Khalid Latif 59*,Sharjeel Khan 59) by 9 wickets Scorecard


*  Alex  Lees century sees Yorkshire to decent total. Lees also passed 1000 runs for the season.Tail wags so Yorks post 460.Yorks set Durham 421 target and Durham lose 3 wickets by stumps.Adam Lyth hits ton and passes 1000 runs for season.Lower order resistsbut Yorks win convincingly:At Headingley County Championship Yorkshire 460,121.2 overs(Lees 132) & 225-2 dec,50.6 overs(Lyth 114*) beat Durham  265,94.1 overs & 192,63.2 overs by 228 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard    Samit Patel rescues Notts innings then Ball removes three Middlesex batsmen for ducks via a hatrick before the close. Next day Gubbins & lower order rescue innings & Middx takes 1st innings lead.Middx need 187 to win day 4 having lost three to Ball:At Trent Bridge Nottinghamshire 241,86.2 overs(SR Patel 100) & 24-0,5 overs lost to Middlesex 247,95.1 overs(Gubbins 75,Ball 5-66) & 235-5,74 overs,16 overs by 5 wickets Scorecard    Yorkshire gain 3 more points than Middlesex so trail Middlesex by only 1 point Table


Glen Maxwell goes ballistic hitting 145 not out off 68 balls as Oz beat Sri Lanka .Maxwell opened instead of the finger injured Finch.Oz score is anew t20 world record:At Pallekele t20 Australia 263-3,20 overs beat Sri Lanka 178-9,20 overs(Chandimal 58) by 85 runs Scorecard


*  Simon Mason hits 138 to help Ssesay CC post huge total which Sibton Park CC fail to match:At Lord's National Village Championship Final Sessay CC 307-4,40 overs(Mason 138,Harison 69) beat Sibton Park CC 188,36.5 overs(Allom 75) by 119 runs  Report  Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka win toss and bat first after bright start innings folds,Warner hits ton and Oz win easily:At Pallekele 5th ODI Sri Lanka 195,40,5 overs lost to Australia 199-5,43 overs(Warner 106) by 5 wickets Scorecard


Pakistan win toss and field,Hales falls early,Roy top scores and Stokes hits 75 so England set Pakistan 303 to win which they do with Sarfraz Ahmed top scoring:At Cardiff 5th ODI England 302-9,50 overs(Roy 87,Stokes 75)  lost to Pakistan 304-6,48,3 overs(Sarfraz Ahmed 90,Shoiabh Malik 77) by 4 wickets Scorecard


Tom Westley hits double ton as Essex thrash Worcs:At Chelmsford County Championship Div 2  Worcestershire 230,68.2 overs & 210,57.1 overs(Napier 5-59) lost to Essex 601-5dec,128 overs(Westley 254,ten Doeschate 109*,Bopara 99) by an innings & 161 runs Scorecard


*  Warwicksire chase 338 to win,start delayed due to rain:At Edgbaston County Championsip Div1 Middlesex 242,91.1 overs(Malan 51,Poysden 5-53) & 267-7dec,86 overs(Robson 74) v Warwickshire 172,74.5 overs(Westwood 82,Rayner 5-49) & 74-3,32 overs Scorecard


Ben Stokes & Jonny Bairstow stand of 103 runs pave path for England victory:At Headingley 4th ODI D/N  Pakistan 247-6,50 overs(Azhir Ali 80) lost to England 252-6,48 overs by 4 wickets Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


*  Aaron Finch hits 55 off 19 balls and Bailey with 90 off 58 balls steers Oz to easy win over Sri Lanka for whom opener da Silva top scored:At Dambulla 4th ODI D/N Sri Lanka 212,50 overs(Da Silva 76,Hastings 6-45) lost to Australia 217-4,31 overs(Bailey 90*,Finch 55) by 6 wickets Scorecard


*  Alex Hales hits sparkling century and record score and England hit highest ever ODI total and Pakistan batting fails except for Sharjeel Khan & number XI Mohammad Amir who hit fifties:At Nottingham 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge England 444-3,50 overs(Hales 173) beat Pakistan 275,42.4 overs by 169 runs  Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


*  Amila Aponso takes four as Australia slump to defeat after SL's middle order help post challenging total:At Colombo D/N 2nd ODI Sri Lanka 288,48.5 overs beat Australia  206,47.2 overs(Aponso 4-18) by 82 runs Scorecard


*  Andy Hodd & Azeem Rafiq rescue Yorks innings.Notts collapse to Yorkshire seamers.Yorks surge ahead to huge lead.Play delayed day 3 making Ballance decision not to force follow on curious!:At Scarborough County Championship Div 1 Yorkshire 282,81.3 overs(Hodd 96*,Rafiq 74) & 260-4dec,73.4 overs(Ballance 101*) beat Nottinhamshire 94,37.4 overs & 147,57.2 overs by 305 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard  Only Rogers misses out as Somerset grind on and on  until bad light stops play:At Taunton Hampshire 338,119.5 overs(Ervine 103) & 254-5;96 overs(Ervine 106) drew with Somerset 587-8dec,137.4 overs(Overton 138,Van der Merwe 102 ,Abell 79,Trego 61,Allenby 56) Scorecard


*  Jersey beat rivals Guernsey to regain cricket inter-insular trophy  More


*  Australia win at last on tour thanks to fifties from Finch & Smith,Chandimal scored 80 for Sri Lanka:At Colombo 1st ODI Sri Lanka 227-8,50 overs(Chandimal 80,Mendis 67,Faulkner 4-38) lost to Australia 228-7,46.3 overs(Smith 58,Finch 56) by 3 wickets with 19 balls to go Scorecard


*   England miss out on top spot in test rankings.  England’s test defeat at the hands of Pakistan meant that their hopes of securing top spot in the ICC Test rankings were scuppered once again  Read More


*  Spain beat Gibraltar by 7 runs at Gardet in Stockholme ICC World Cricket League    Europe Region Division Two Twenty20  Scorecard  Two other matches at Skapnack were abandoned without a ball bowled bringing the number of abandoned matches to seven in this rained spoiled competition.  Points Table  & Sweden promoted amidst chaos & confusion with Sweden beating Gibraltar in rematch  Andrew Nixon reports


N'hants  win toss and field first,Duckett hits 84 off 47 balls.Rain falls during interval.Despte several spilled catches N'hants prevailed:At Egbaston 1st semi final NatWest t20 Blast Northamptonshire 161-8,20 overs(Duckett 84) beat Nottinghamshire 153-9,20 overs  by 8 runs  Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard   Yorkskhire fail the chase so Durham proceed to the final Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard    N'hants take the title for the second time by 4 wickets in the last over,Josh Cobb hit 80 Neil Whitaker reports  Scorecard


*  South Africa win toss and bat but make very heavy weather against the Kiwi's bowlers.Steyne removes NZ's openers cheaply then rain stops play for rest of day and again next day despite sunshine the ground was too wet:At Durban 1st Test South Africa 263,87.4 overs v New Zealand  15-2,12 overs  Scorecard


*  Windies win toss, bat and lose Johnson and Bravo on rain reduced first day,no play day2,no play day 3, no play day 4 despite sunshine:At Port Of Spain Trinidad 4th Test West Indies 62-2,22 overs v India Scorecard


*  Yorkshire beat Kent at Canterbury Scorecard  Sangakkara century sses Surrey beat N'hants despite needing 24 runs off last 2 overs Scorecard  Royal London Cup 50/50     Yorkshire now play Surrey at Headingley  August 28th while Warwickshire play Somerset at Egdbaston August 29th in Semi Finals


Germany unbeaten after three matches:In Sweden ICC World Cricket League Europe Region Division Two Twenty20 Results & Scorecards   Andrew Nixon reports  Rain disrupt competition in Stockholme More from Andrew Nixon


Pakistan overwhelm Scotland.Sharjeel Khan hits ton and Imrad Wasim takes fifer:At Malahide Dublin 1st ODI Pakistan 337-6,50 overs(Sharjeel Khan 152) beat Scotland 82(Imrad Wasim 5-14) by 153 runs Scorecard


*  Scotland beat UAE decisively with Coetzer and Mommsen  centuries and Evans taking a fifer:At Edinburgh ICC World Cricket League Championship Match 27 Scotland 327-5,50 overs beat UAE 229,43.3 overs by 98 runs  Scorecard      Scots prevail second time with MacLeod hitting ton:At Edinburgh 28th Match UAE 228,45.4 overs lost to Scotland 229-3,47.3 overs(MacLeod  103,Mommsen 80*) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka  win toss, bat and collapse to  Starc & Lyons, 26-5 but then Chandimal and de Silva add 188 runs with de Silva completing century.Smith & S Marsh score tons as Oz take 1st innigs lead.JK Silva scores ton for SL and SL set Oz 324 to win.Oz start brightly but the collapse to Herath who takes sevenferAt Colombo 3rd Test Sri Lanka 353,141.1 overs(de Silva 129,Chandimal 132 ,Starc 5-65) & 347-8dec,99.3 overs(JK Silva 115) beat Australia 379,125.1 overs  (Marsh 130,Smith 119) & 169,44.1 overs(Warner 58,Herath 7-64) by 163 runs Scorecard  Sri Lanka win series 3-0


Teenager Haseeb Hameed hits ton in  Roses Match and the tail wags mightily,Yorkshire save follow on.Hameed scores secons centurt in the match so Lancs set Yorks 367 to win.Lyth & Lees add 188 by close so match drawn:At Old Trafford Lancashire 494,133 overs(H Hameed 114) & 232-3dec,44 overs(Hameed 100) drew with Yorkshire 360,62 overs & 188-0(Lyth 63*,Lees 114*) Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard  Durham lose 4 wickets at 74 and stumble to modest total.Middx reach 100-1 by stumps but persist all next day with Gubbins & Compton scoring tons and thw lowe order takws past 500.Durham seemed to want to travel home a day early and succumb meekly to Middx with Rayner taking fifer:At Lord's Durham 204,59.3 overs & 252,71.5 overs( Rayner 5-85) lost to Middlesex 536-9dec,151,4 overs(Gubbins 145,Compton 131) by an innings & 80 runs Scorecard


*  England win toss,bat and stumble but Ali with help from Bairstow and Woakes rescues innings.Pakistan lose opener before stumps.Younus Khan & Asad Shafiq score tons as Pakistan takes 1st innings lead.Younus persists reaching 200 with a six.Anderson finally traps him lbw but Pakistan extend lead beyond 200,England lose 4 wickets cheaply in response by stumps.Bairstow hits 80 but England only set Pakistan 40 to win.The series is drawn 2-2:At the Oval England 328,76.4 overs(Ali 108,Bairstow 55) & 253,79,2 overs lose to Pakistan 542,146 overs(Younus Khan 218,Asad Shafiq 109) & 42-0,13.1 overs by 10 wickets Scorecard


*  Adam Rossington hits unbeaten 67 to take N'hants to 7 wicket win over Middlesex with 11 balls to spare NatWest t20 Blast Quarter Final Scorecard  Notts run out Ryder for 47 off 30 balls and so beat Essex by 39 runs  Scorecard


*  Windies win toss and field.Gabriel removes Dhawan and recent U-19s star Joseph removes Kohli .Tight bowling from Windies.Ashwin & Saha dig India out of trouble not without some luck adding 188 runs by close.Ashwin & Saha grind on to lunch with a late spurt by Saha as both reach 90s.both complete tons soon after lunch,Saha his 1st Test ton then India collpase losing 5 wickets for 14 runs.Johnson rund himself out as Windies make slow but steady reply,Brathwaite hits fifty.No play day3.Windies collapse losing 6 wickets for 23 runs,Kumar takes fifer.India extend lead by close.India decare setting Windies 346 to win.Windies struggle to save match, apart from Bravo fail pathetically to gift India the series :At Gros Islets St Lucia India 353,129.4 overs(Ashwin 118,Saha 104) & 217-7dec,48 overs beat  West Indies 225,103.4 overs(Brathwaite 64) & 108,47,3 overs(Bravo 59) by 237 runs Scorecard


*  Australia 'A' beat South Africa 'A' by 10 wickets 2nd Unofficial Test at Townsville. Peter Hanscombe hit a ton For Australia in the OZ 1st innings and Joe Mennie took a fivefer in SA's 1st innings Scorecard


*  Rashid take four as Yorks beat Warwickshire Neil Whitaker reports:At Headingley Yorkshire 257,98.3 & 150,65.3 overs beat Warwickshire 179,52 overs & 180,68.3 overs by 48 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


New Zealand win,bat and put on 100 without loss adding 169 for 1st wicket,Latham hits ton.Craig Irvine its unbeaten century as Zim strive to save follow on bt the tail folds .NZ do ot enforce and bat again setting Zim 387 to win.Zim collapse so NZ win match and series 2-0:At Bulawayo 2nd Test New Zealand 582-4dec,150 overs(Latham 136,Guptil 86,Williamson 113,Taylor 124,Watkins 83*) & 166-2 dec(Williamson 68*,Taylor 67*) beat Zimbabwe 362,143.2 overs(Ervine 146) & 132,68.4 overs by 254 runs   Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka  win toss and bat.Starc removes both openers cheaply but Mendis's fine form continued untl Starc struck a third time to take 100th Test wicket, he finishes with fifer.Burns & Warner fall by stumps but collapse next day to Herath & Perera.SL increase lead to 412,Starch takes sixfer.Oz fail the challenge as Perera takes sixfer.So SL win series over OZ:At Galle 2nd Test Sri Lanka 281,73.1overs(Mendis 86,Mathews 54,Starc 5-44) &  237,59.3 overs(Starc 6-50)  beat Australia 106,33.2 overs & 183,50.1 overs (6-70) by 229 runs Scorecard


Pakistan win toss and field then take top three for 75 and 5 for 158 with Sohail Khan taking fourfer.Ballance & Ali hit fifties and the tail has a mini wag.Sohail completes fifer and England are all out before stumps.A good day's work for Pakistan.Anderson removes Hafeez for a duck.Ahzar Ali hits unbeaten ton thanks to some dropped catches and runs out young partner Sami Aslam on 82.Ali out off last ball of day.England bowl well to resrtict Pakistan's lead and Cook & Hales wipe off lead by close.Cook caught brilliantly and Hales caught slip early but innings progresses throughout day with Bairstow and Ali swinging match England's way by close.England's bowlers tke two a piece and but for Aslam and the tail Pakistan succumb :At Edgbaston 3rd Test England 297,86 overs(Ballance 70,Ali 63,Sohail Khan 5-97) & 443-6dec,125 overs(Cook 66,Hales 64,Root 62,Bairstow 84,Ali 86*) beat Pakistan 400,136 overs(Azhar Ali 139,Sami Aslam 82,Misbah 56)  201,70.5 overs(Sami Aslam 70) by 141 runs Scorecard


*  Mick Hunt performs miracles at a rain sodden Lord's to permit a shortened match to be played.Middlesex fail the local fans succumbing to Surrey who advance to the KO stages Royal London One Day Cup Scorecard  Somerset beat Hampshire by 5 runs at Southampton to clinch top spot in South Group Scorecard Kent race to win over Sussex by 7 wickets as Northeast & Billings score quick fifties Scorecard


*  Warwickshire beat Yorkshire by 114 runs D/L Method  Trott hit a ton for the Bears and Javid took 4 Viking wickets. Warwickshire finish 2nd North Group where five counties all finished with 9 points, Durham missing out on lower run rate  Points Table    Neil Whitaker reports   Scorecard


*  Australia 'A' defeat South Africa 'A' by 197 runs in Unofficial Test at Brisbane,Marcus Stoinis score a ton for Oz while Chris Tremaine and Joe Mennie took fifers for Oz Scorecard


*  Afghanistan defeat Netherlands by an innings and 36 runs ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015/16/17   Scorecard


*  Yorkshire batsmen fail the chase so Durham win by 15 runs Royal London Cup North Group at Chester-Le-Street  Neil Whitaker reports     Scorecard


*  Windies win toss, bat and collapse.India crawl to substantial 1st innings lead.Rahul scores big ton then a slight increase in momentum as Rahane scores ton and India declare,Chase takes fifer.Windies lose 4 wickets amidst the showers on day 4 but stage a recovery day five in which Chase scores aton , the first West Indian since Sobers to score a ton and take a fivefer in the same Test:At Sabina Park Jamaica 2nd Test West Indies 196,52.3 overs & 388-6,204 overs overs(Chase 137,Dowrich 74,Blackwood 63,Holder 64*)  draw with India 500-9dec,125 overs(Rahul 158,Rahane 108*,Chase 5-121) Scorecard


*  Zimbabwe stuggle to save test.Three Kiwis score tons but Williamson misses out,Wagner takes sixfer.Zim do better 2nd innings as Williams scores century:At Bulawayo 1st Test Zimbabwe 164,77.5 overs(Wagner 6-41) & 295,79 overs(Williams 119) lost to New Zealand 576-6dec,166.5 overs(Ross Taylor 176*,Watling 107,Latham 105) by an innings & 117 runs Scorecard


*  Wickets tumble in Pallelekele but Mendis strikes form in second innings and Oz collapse in final innings:1st Test Sri Lanka 117,34.2 overs & 353,93.4 overs(Mendis 176) beat Australia 203,93.3 & 161,88.3 overs(Herath 5-54) by 106 runs   Scorecard


*  Centuries for Westbury and Bartlett  as England U19s score freely on day 1:At Cambridge Fenners England U-19s 500-9dec,131 overs(Westbury 196,Bartlett 131) & 182-3,39 overs drew with Sri Lanka U-19s 335,104 overs Scorecard


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


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


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


*  England win toss,bat and lose Hales early but Cook(29th) & Root score tons,Root a double,Pakistan lose 4 wickets by close and the rest next day.England do not enforce follow on.Pakistan succumb with aday to spare:At Old Trafford 2nd Test England 589-9 dec,152.2 overs & 172-1 dec,30 overs beat Pakistan 198,63,4 overs & 234,70.3 overs by 330 runs  Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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