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Sri Lanka won toss and batted first.Chandimal hits century but SL slump to 253 all out,Gabriel takes fifer SL 253,WI score 300 to take 1st innings lead but SL bat better in 2nd innings reaching 344-8 recovering from 48-4,Gabriel 6-57, stumps day 4  More

Afghanistan start their Test career at Bengaluru. India's opener both score centuries but India lose 6 wickets by close,347-6 yet reach 474 total then bundle out Afghanistan twice 109 & 103 to win by an innings and 262 runs.A disappointing Test baptism for Afghanistan. More

MCC unveil plans for new design of Compton and Edrich stands at Lords which will increase capacity to 31,000 More

Shane Dowrich century takes Windies to substantial 1st innings score 414-8dec. The Sri Lanka lose 3 early wickets to end at stumps day 2 on 31-3 and finish on 185.Windies reply with 223-7dec setting Sri Lanka 453 to win,they make better start to 2nd innings 176-3 by stumps but fold next day to 226 all out.So Windies win by 226 runs. More

Windies entertained a 15,000 crowd at Lord's with some massive sixes and fabulous catches as they beat an MCC selected ICC World XI by 72 runs all in aid of the Hurricane Relief to rebuild cricket grounds devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria on May 31st evening More    Donations Welcome here 

Al Jazeera defends cricket match-fixing film after ICC criticism More

Matthew Engel finds clarity and coherence in the World Series Baseball schedule in contrast to the bewildering befuddlement of ECB's Summer Menu of cricket More 

Nepal and Netherlands to play MCC in T20 at Lord's late summer 2018 More

Hagley CC from Worcestershire beat Broadstairs from Kent to take ECB Club Indoor 6-a-side title for 2017/18 at MCC Academy  More

MCC/Cricket Society Cricket Book of the Year shortlist announced.Winner will be announced at Dinner at Lord's April 16th More 

Steve Smith breaks down at Press Conference on return to Australia More   Warner,Bancroft apologise More  

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 Scotland and Ireland tie in 2nd 20/20 match 4 Tri-Nations Series Deventer More Table

Another Kuhn century takes Kent to victory over Worcester in Royal London Semi final More

England 347-8 beat Australia 304 off 47.1 overs by 43 runs in 2nd ODI.Roy hit a ton for England and Buttler 91*. For Australia Shaun Marsh hit a fine 131but with little support Cardiff More

Pakistan win 20/20 series 2-0 over Scotland  Series

More records for New Zealand Women in ODI series with Ireland, scoring over 400 in each innings. Teenage Amelia Kerr,17years old, hits 232 not out in 3rd match.In total NZW hit 1348 runs for 17 wickets Series

England secure an unconvincing victory over modest Australian side in 1st ODI at the Oval More

Scotland beat England by 6 runs in ODI at The Grange.Calum MacLeod hits 140* for Scotland(371-5) and Bairstow 105 for England(365) More   Scotland's victory emphasises the stupidity of ICC restricting the World Cup to just 10 teams. 

Tim Head scores century as Australians bat first against Middlesex at Lord's in OD but post only 283-6.Middx response disappointing aside from Holden 71, all out 182. More

England Women top order shot out by South Africa, Brunt 72* makes late order recovery so England post 189-9 but South Africa Women achieve shock win through Lizelle Lee 92* and skipper Dabe van Niekerk 52 by 7 wickets with 27 balls to spare More

New Zealand Women smash  records in ODI score v Ireland Women of 490-4 to win by 36 runs in Dublin Suzie Bates and Madelaine Green hit tons More

Sam Curran gets his cap as Stokes is sidelined with injury,Woakes replaces Wood.Pakistan win toss and bat on muggy morning and lose 4 wickets by lunch.Has Safraz repeated Root's error at Lord's in batting first.?It seemed so as Pakistan slumped to 79-7 but teenager Shadab recued innings with a fifty so Pakistan posted astill modest 174. By stumps England had reached 106-2 for the loss of Jennings & Cook. After delyed start England slowly built useful lead via several cameo 40s. Pakistan drop Buttler early.England 302-7 at stumps,Buttler scores 80 not out and England reach 363.Pakistan's batting fails again and England win by an innings and 55 runs. 2nd Test v Pakistan Headingley More 

ICC has added  Nepal, Scotland, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined the 12 leading ODI nations on the expanded MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings  with effect from 1 June 2018. More  

Calum Ferguson smashes 192 on debut for Worcestershire against Leicestershire in the Royal London Cup breaking records galore but in particular beating fellow Oz Tom Moody's 180 also for Worcs. More 

ECB swap Jennings for Stoneham to partner Cook for 2nd Test at Headingley. More

 

England lose early wickets on first morning having won toss and elected to bat. Heavy overnight rain provided conditions helpful to Pakistan's seamers. Alastair Cook persisted reaching fifty after lunch interval and he and Bairstow began to prosper as conditions improved at Lord's.Cook reached 70 and Bairstow 28,Stokes made 38 as England subsided to 184 all out in 58.2 overs. Pakistan bat well against a lack lustre England on day 2 to take lead of  166 but Buttler and debutant Bell rescue England to take lead and bat into 4th day.England's tail is swept away next morning and Pakistan win handomely by 9 wickets More 

 

ECB announce squad for 1st Test v Pakistan including Jos Buttler and Dom Bess starting Thursday May 24th at Lord's More

Pakistan beat Ireland by five wickets in inaugural Irish Test.Kevin O'Brien hits century on Test debut More

Steve Smith banned for one Test Match but the ball tampering incident and its ramifications will rumble on awhile.More 

England lose 1st Test by an innings and 49 runs after humiliating 1st innings total of only 58. Williamson & Nichols scores tons for NZ and Boult takes 9-99 in match  More  Joe Root 

Australia's batting  implodes amidst crowd booing, ball tampering scandal and captaincy change Elgar's 1st innings ton set the tone for SA dominance in the match  More 

Afghanistan beat West Indies in ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament final to complete a remarkable winning sequence in the Super Sixes when all hope seemed lost, both finalists go to the World Cup.  More

ECB performs U-turn over inquiry into £2.5m Glamorgan payment   More

MCC Universities suffer miserable weather for opening matches with not a ball bowled between Worcestershire and Bradford/Leeds More

 


 

MCC Changes to Laws

This season, 2018, sees several changes to the Laws of Cricket from October 1st 2017 applied which players, professional and recreational, could do well to study.   More 

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