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Sharma hits tons in both innings, Agarwal a double ton for India,Elgar & de Kock hit tons for SA but SA collapse in 4th innings to Jadeja & Shami to lose match by 205 runs. 1st Test at Visakhapatnam Scorecard

Reed CC win the National Village Cup beating Houghton Main CC. James Coyne of The Cricketer reports

Slinger Malinga takes a hat-trick (5-6)to give Sri Lanka victory over New Zealand but NZ win series 2-1 More

Despite persistant rain on day 5 Afghanistan force win by 224 runs as Rashid takes 11 in match.Afghanistan 342 & 260 v Bangladesh 205 & 173 Scorecard

Bumrah takes 6-27 as Windies batting fails to match disciplined bowling.Vihari hits maiden test ton and Ishant Sharma his 1st Test fifty.India win by 257 runs and the series 2-0. Scorecard

Bumrah takes 5-7 as Windies fold 100 all out in 2nd innings and lose by 318 runs in Antigua Scorecard

Spain beat Finland 2-1 in 3 match T20 series More

Scots post 223-7 in 2nd match with Oman in ICC Men’s Cricket League Div 2 at Aberdeen and beat Oman by 85 runs. More

New Zealand post 249 & 285 to set Sri Lanka 268 .SL win by 6 wickets with Karunaratne scoring century at Galle. Williamson out for a duck & 4! Scorecard

Germany beat Jersey to win Final of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Region Final at St Peter Port, June 20 2019 Scorecard

Netherland beat Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI to win series 2-0 Scorecard

Namibia beat Oman in final of ICC World Cricket League Div 2 although Oman finished top of table More Table

Oman and USA have achieved official ICC ODI status  ICC World Cricket League Div 2

Mexico beat Belize win and Panama beat Costa Rica opening matches in Central American Championship  More

Oman beat USA and Canada comfortably in first two games ICC World Cricket League Div 2, USA beat Namibia,Div also includes PNG and Hong Kong Results and News

Zim complete 4-0 whitewash over UAE   Results and news

Chiang Mai Sixes(the 32nd) is in full swing March 30th to April 6th More

Australia beat Pakistan by 20 runs in high scoring final ODI at Dubai D/N to take series 5-0 Scorecard

Victoria win Sheffield Shield Final by 177 runs. At MSG Melbourne Victoria 289,100.5 overs(Harris 141,Copeland 5-74) & 219.81.2 overs beat NSW 121,39 overs (Siddle 5-28) & 210,63.3 overs by 177 runs Scorecard Table

Spain too strong for Malta and EstoniaTriangular Tournament at Desert Springs Murcia Spain

USA keep on winning in UAE, the latest by 9 wickets Scorecard   Tour

Nigeria U-19s just won final match by 2 wickets against Sierre Leone in Africa World Cup Qualifying tournament in Namibia and so qualify for the U-19s World Cup for the first time. Nigeria made a clean sweep also beating Kenya,Uganda,Tanzania and Namibia More

Xavier Marshall hits 170 as USA beat a UAE XI(12) by 32 runs,Amjad Khab hit 128 for UAEScorecard

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs despite whirlwind knock of 84 not out by the giant Isore Udana 2nd T20 D/N at Centurion Scorecard

Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets with one over remaining,Haris Sohail score a ton for Pakistan and Finch another for Autralia.1st ODI D/N at Sharjah Scorecard

Sri Lanka and South Africa tie first T20 at Cape Town but SA win the eliminator over Scorecard

USA beat Lancashire CCC by 6 wickets with 3 overs remaining in Dubai OD  Scorecard 

Bangladesh cricketers were “minutes” from being inside a mosque in which a fatal mass shooting in New Zealand took place, says team manager Khaled Mashud. More

India ‘B’ U-19s beat India ‘A’ U-19s in Quadrangular at Thiruvananthapuram, South Africa U-19s beat Afghanistan U-19s to take 3rd place More

Despite two days rain at Wellington New Zealand defeat Bangladesh by an innings and 15 runs. Boult & Wagner dominate Bangladesh and Taylor scores double ton and Nichols a ton for NZ Scorecard

South Africa  maintain winning sequence beating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at Port Elizabeth,4th ODI D/N Scorecard

Australia win 5th ODI by 35 runs to win series 3-2 at Delhi,Khawaja hit ton for Oz Scorecard

Kohli hits a ton for India who post 250 off 48.4 overs.Australia fail the challenge to lose by just 8 runs with 3 balls to spare. 2nd ODI D/N at Nagpur Scorecard

Sri Lanka suffer mid order collapse from 194-4 to 231 all out off 47 overs.South Africa win easily by 8 wickets as du Plessis hits unbeaten ton and de Kock 81.1st ODI at Johannesburg Scorecard

India beat Australia comfortably by 6 wickets with 19 balls to spare thanks to unbeaten stand of 14 runs by Dhoni & Jadhav after Oz post modest 236-7,1st ODI at Hyderabad Scorecard

Bangladesh make bright start and Tamin Iqbal hits ton but then innings collapses as Wagner takes fifer. NZ make solid start in reply,Latham & Revel hit tons as NZ pile on the runs,Williamson completes double ton as NZ post record score. Bangladesh have a difficult task saving the match,Soumyar and Mamadullah hit tons but lose match. Bangladesh 234,59.4 overs (Tamim Iqbal 126) & 429,103 overs (Soumyar Sarkar 149 and Mamadullah 146,Tamim Iqbal 74, Boult 5-123)  lost to New Zealand 715-6dec,162 overs(Latham 161,Revel 132,Williamson 200*)by an innings & 52 runs. 1st Test at Hamilton  Scorecard

Maxwell hits 113 off 55 balls as Australia beat India by 7 wickets, 2nd T20 at Bengaluru Scorecard

South Africa win toss and elect to bat only to lose early wickets,73-4 at lunch. Markham and de Kock enable innings as others failed.Sri Lanka concede 1st innings lead but then bowl out SA cheaply so require 197 to win South Africa 222,61.2 overs(de Kock 86, Markham 60) & 128,43.1 overs v Sri Lanka 154,37.4 overs & 182-2, 43  overs. Day 3, 2nd Test at Port Elizabeth Scorecard

New Zealand middle order helps them post challenging total of 330-6 then Southee 6-65 and Boult 2-37 take out top order but century from Sabbir Rahman gives Bangladesh respectability yet heavy defeat by 88 runs so NZ win series 3-0 Scorecard

Stuart Poynter hits six of last ball to give Ireland  dramatic victory over Netherlands by 1 wicket at Al Almaret Oman Scorecard     Scots beat Oman by 7 wickets Scorecard  Oman Quadrangular T20   Table

South Africa struggle but Quinton de Kock(80) rescues innings. Perera hits fifty but SL concede 1st innings lead. Faf du Plessis hits 90 as SA set SL 304 to win, Lasith Embuldeniya takes fifer. Perera hit briliant 153* and adds 78 for last wicket with Vishwa Fernando to win by 1 wicket Wow! South Africa 235,59.4 overs 259,79 overslost to  Sri Lanka 191,59.2 overs & 304-9,85.3 overs(Perera 153*) by 1 wicket at Durban 1st Test Scorecard

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in 1st 0DI D/N at Hamilton Scorecard

New Zealand win 3rd t20 by 4 runs over India at Hamilton to take series 2-1 Scorecard

Pakistan win 3rd and final t20 at Centurion to close otherwise disappointing tour of South Africa Tour Scorecard

Nepal beat UAE by 14 runs to win 3 match T20 series 2-1 at Dubai Scorecard

Pakistan snatch defeat from the jaws of victory so go 2-0 at Johannesburh in 3 match T20 series with South Africa Scorecard

Australia were in trouble at 28-3 but then Burns(172*) and Head(161) added 300 for the 4th wicket and Oz close on 384-4,87 overs at close day 1. Patterson strokes maiden century taking Oz to 534-5dec then Sri Lanka bowled out for 215(Starc 5-54). Khawaja hits ton as Oz bat again declaring at 196-3 setting Sri Lanka 516 to win. Sri Lanka finish 17-0 overnight but collapse next day all out 149 off 51 overs (Starc 5-45).Australia win match by 366 runs and series 2-0 .2nd Test at Canberra Scorecard

Rayudu restores India’s innings after top order collapse and lower order take total to 252 which proves too much for NZ, all out 217.So India win series 4-1 Scorecard 

Boult fifer destroys India who collapse to 92 all out and NZ win by 8 wickets having already lost series which now stands at 3-1 at Hamilton Scorecard

South Africa post low total which Pakistan pass for the loss of 2 wickets to square series 2-2 with one to play   Scorecard

Imam-ul-Haq hits ton as Pakistan total 317-6,50 overs but lose to South Africa 187-2,33 overs(RR Hendricks 83*) D/L Method 3rd ODI D/N at Centurion Scorecard

Australia’s pacemen overwhelm Sri Lanka except for Dickwell who tops scores with 64. Australia lose 2 wickets by stumps but finish on 323. Sri Lanka crumble a second time so Oz win by an innings & 40 runs.Cummins takes 10 wickets in match. Sri Lanka 144,56.4 overs & 139,50.5 overs(Cummins 6-23) lost to Australia 323,106.2 overs by an innings & 40 runs. 1st Test at Gabba Brisbane Scorecard

India thrash New Zealand by 8 wickets at Napier 1st  ODI D/N Scorecard

A mla scores ton but South Africa fail to accelerate and post inadequaate total which Pakistan reach with 5 balls to go.South Africa 266-2,50 overs(Amla 10*,van der Dussen 93) lost to Pakistan 267-4-5,49.1 overs(Iman-ul-Haq 86,M Hafeez 71*) by 5 wickets Scorecard

India win toss and insert Australia who struggle to post challenging total.Dhoni and Jadhav chase down taget with 4 ball sto spare to take series 2-1. Australia 230,48.4 overs lost toIndia 234-3,49.2 overs(Dhoni 87*,Jadhav 61*)by  7 wickets  Scorecard

An exhausted Dhoni sees India home in last over to win 2nd ODI,Kohli scored a century at Adelaide D/N Australia 298-9,50 overs lost to India 299-4,49.2 overs by 6 wickets.Series 1-1. Scorecard

New Zealand win only t20 beating Sri Lanka by 35 runs at Auckland Scorecard

South Africa won the toss and batted reaching a solid 229-3 whereupon the innings imoploded,all out 262. In reply Pakistan collapse ,Babar and Safraz rescue innings ,Olivier takes fifer.SA lose early wickets but de Kock century and Amla give SA huge lead setting Pakistan 381 to win. Pakistan bat well at time  but with no major innings end 107 short finishing innings with comical run out South Africa 262 (Markham 90),77.4 overs  & 303,80.3 overs(se Kock 123) v Pakistan 185,49.4 overs & 273,65.4 overs 3rd Test at  Johannesburg SA win series 3-0. Scorecard  

South Africa won the toss and inserted Pakistan who floundered befroe Sa’s 4 man pace attack.Only Shan(44) and Sarfraz(56) played with competence and Pakistan were all out for 177(Olivier 4-48).  Bavoma & du Plessis take SA into major lead, 431. Pakistan reply with 291 so SA needed 49 to win which they do for the loss of 1 wicket 2nd Test at Cape Town Scorecard

India win toss and bat and Pujara hits another century helping India to 303-4,90 overs.Pujara falls short of doubleton but Pant(159*) and Jadeja(84) add 204 for  4th Test so India declare at 622-7.Oz reply with 300 and follow on 6-0  at close,Day 4.Rains all day day 5 Match Drawn, India win series 2-1 at SCG Sydney Scorecard

New Zealand win high scoring 1st ODI by 45 runs.Martin Guptill hit 138 for NZ and Kusal Perera 102 for SL at Mount Maunganui Scorecard

Pakistan win toss and elect to bat but lose four early wickets by lunch and collapse to 111-8 but Babar Azam 71 takes them to 181 off 47 with Olivier taking 6-37. SA lose early wickets but Bavouma 51 takes SA to 170-7  off 48 overs and de Kock and Rabada take SA into useful lead finishing on 223,60 overs.Pakistan retake lead and reach 101 before 2nd wicket falls but then the next 8 fall quickly so Pakistan is all out 190 setting SA 149 to win. Amla 63* sees SA home 151-4.Skipper du Plessis records two ducks in the match. 1st Test at Centurion Scorecard

Fourteen wickets fall on 1st day at Christchurch with excellent conditions for seam bowling,Southee with 68 rescues NZ’s innings then takes out top three SL batsmen.Boult 6-30 routs SL who lose 5 wickets for 4 runs. NZ reply with  huge score, Latham & Nicholls add 214 for 4th wicket.Boult & Southee remove SL openers cheaply but middle order resists,Chandimal & Mendis hit fifties,Mathews retires hurt and the rest fall steadily so NZ win by a massive 423 runs. New Zealand 178(Southee 68,Lakmal 5-54) & 585-4dec v Sri Lanka 104(Boult 6-30,Southee 3-29) & 236(Wagner 4-48) 2nd Test Scorecard

India win toss and bat at MCG and work hard against good bowling,Pujara 68* off 200 balls, so finish day just two wickets down in front of huge Boxing day crowd played on a very strange looking dropped in pitch. India 215-2,89 overs stumps day 1.India grind on day 2 with Pujara scoring ton and declare at 443-7 off 169.4. Oz collapse as Bumrah takes 6-33.Cummins takes 4-10 including Kohli for a duck so India struggle ato 106-8 setting OZ 399 to win .Oz lose wickets steadily thoughout day but Cummins resists with 61 not out  to add to 9 wickets in matchat close day 4.Rain delays India victory by 143 runs so India go 2-1 up in series  3rd Test at Melbourne Scorecard

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Windies easily win 1st  t20 by 8 wickets at Sylhet Scorecard    but lose 2nd t20 at Dhaka by 36 runs as Shakib Al Hasan takes 5-20 Scorecard   Lewis 89 off 36 balls and Paul’s 5-15 see Windies win 3rd ODI atdhaka and so finally take home one trophy for Christmas after an otherwise poor tour in Bangladehs Scorecard

Southee takes 6-83 as Sri Lanka struggle to 282. Latham 264* helps take NZ 578 into massive 1st innings lead then SL lost top three early 20-3 but Mendis & Mathews bat all today scoring centuries so SL still behind by 37 runs stumps  day 4, 259-3.    5th day rain forces draw with SL 287-3, 1st Test at Wellington Scorecard

Mehiddy Hasan takes 4 as Windies struggle to modest total 198-9 of which Shai hope hit another centursy.Bangladesh reached their target with 11/3 overs to go to take series 2-1 3rd ODI D/N at Sylhet Scorecard What a shocking tour for Windies! More

Harris(70) & Finch(50) make solid start for Australia but the openers then Marsh(45) and Head(58) fail to prevail to a big innings and Oz finish on 326 then take 3 top order wickets but Kohli & Rahane add 90 by stumps.Kohli completes century but Lyons fifer and India lose 6 wickets for 60 to give Oz43 run 1st innings lead.Oz lose 4 wickets by close  India 283(Kohli 123,Rahane 51,Lyons 5-67),Mohammed Sami takes sixfer so  Australia 326 & 243 set India 287 to win.India lose 4 early wickets 112-5 at stumps  day 4,All out 140 Oz win handsomely by 142 runs 2nd Test at Perth Scorecard

Ten Countries compete in the Under 19s World Cup Qualifier Asia Division Two 2018 in Chiang Mai Table

Shai Hope hits unbeaten ton to give Windies a welcome victory by 5 wickets in 2nd ODI at Dhaka over Bangladesh Scorecard 

Windies’  losing sequence continues with underpar batting at Dhaka, 195-9. Bangladesh win easily by 5 wickets with almost 15 overs soare 1st ODI Scorecard

Pujara holds India innings together with century as Australian bowlers dominate with excellent catching India 250 , Head (72) rescues Oz innings and with tail takes total to 235. India bat better in 2nd innings  with Pujara 72 and Rahane 70 but then lose 5 wickets for 25 runs so setting Australia 323 runs to win. Oz top order batsmen out to some reckless shots,Sean Marsh(60) and tail take Oz close but India win by 31 runs 5th day 1st Test at Adelaide Scorecard

New Zealand struggle against spin again, all out 274.  Boult removes openers but Pakistan take 1st innings lead finshing on 348.  Williamson & Nicholss score  tons so NZ declare at 353-7 setting Pakistan 280. Pakistan top order collapse 55-5 off 20.4 overs finish on, 3rd Test at Abu Dhabi Scorecard

Japan beat Philippines by 5 runs to top tableScorecard and South Korea by 6 wickets to win competition Scorecard  East Asia-Pacific Region Qualifier B 2018

Nepal tops table from Singapore in  ICC World Twenty20 Asia Region Qualifier B held in a wet Malaysia which resulted in some bizarre scorecards, China bottom struggled to score runs   Table

Japan beat Indonesia and Philippines beat South Korea in opening matches ICC World Twenty 20 East Asia-Pacific Region Qualifier B 2018    More

Mahmudullah century takes Bangladesh to substantial total 508 then Windies implode twice apart from Hetmyer. Mehidy Hasan Miraztakes 12 wickets in as abject an exhibition of batting by a Windies side ever. Kemar Roach hits 2nd highest score of his Test career(37*) so it can not have been that difficult! Windies 111 & 213. Bangladesh win by an innings and 183 runs. This is the 1st time Bangaldesh has won a Test by an innings! 2nd Test at Dhaka. Win series by 2-0 Scorecard

Yasir Shah takes 14-184 in match including 8-41 in rout of New Zealand who lose 9 wickets for 29 runs in 1st innings. Bat better 2nd innings but still lose by an innings and 16 runs so Pakistan level topsy turvy series 2nd Test at Dubai Scorecard

India win third T20 by 6 wickets with 3 balls to spare at Sydney to share series Scorecard

Mominul Haque scores ton as Bangladesh post 324Windies reply with 246.Bangladesh crumble in 2nd innings ,all out 139 so setting Windies 206 to win but Windies fail miserably as Taijul Islam takes 6-33.Warrican, West Indies no 10 hits 41. 1st Test at Chittagong Scorecard

Australia beat India by 4 runs D/L Method 1st T20 at Brisbane Scorecard

USA beat Singapore to take 2nd place in Div 3 and so earn promotion for 1st time to Div2 More  Final Table

Oman beat USA with 3 balls to spare to secure top spot and promotion,Kenya raised their game and beat Singapore by 12 runs, ICC World Cricket League Div 3  More

New Zealand batting crumbles, all out 153 by tea. Pakistan take 1st innings lead of 74.NZ bat better 2nd innings but set Pakistan modest target of 176.Pakistan 130-4 at lunch collapse in afternoon losing by 4 runs .  1st Test Abu Dhabi Scorecard

USA beat Denmark,Uganda and Kenya to share top spot with Oman who have beaten Denmark, Singapore and Kenya. These two meet on November 16th ICC World Cricket League Div 3 Oman More

South Africa win ODI series 2-1 with 40 run win at Hobart. Miller and du Plessis hit tons for SA, Steve Marsh for Australia Scorecard

M  ushfiqur Rahim  hits doubleton. Bangladesh  522-7dec & 224-6dec set Zimbabwe 304 & 76-2 443 runs to win stumps day 4, Brendan Taylor scores unbeaten ton but the rest of the batting crumbles as Mehidy Hasan Miraz takes fifer. Bangladesh wins by 218 runs to square series 2nd Test at Dhaka Scorecard

Hosts Oman and Denmark win opening matches in ICC World Cricket League Div 3More

Boult takes hat trick as Pakistan slump to 8-3 chasing target of 267 finishing on 219 so NZ win 1st ODI D/N at Abu Dhabi by 47 runs Scorecard

Windies brittle batting fails again in 1st T20 N v India at Kolkata Scorecard

South Africa defeat Australia by 6 wickets, 1st ODI at Perth, a long time since Oz won a match. Scorecard

Zimbabwe set  Bangladesh 321 to win and bowl them out for 169 so win by 151 runs,their 1st away Test win in 17 years 1st Test SylhetScorecard 

Samuels takes 3-12 including Kohli and Windies win by 43 runs to square series 3rd ODI D/N at Pune.Hope hit 95 for Windies and Kohli 107 for India Scorecard

Bangladesh take 2-0 lead in ODI series winning 2nd ODI by 7 wickets with 35 balls to spareScorecard

Australia’s batting woes persist, 22-6 in T20 v Pakistan, finally reach 80 to lose by 75 runs.1st T20 N at Abu Dhabi Scorecard 

Hope hits Yadav for 4 off last ball to secure thrilling tie reaching 123*, earlier Hetmyer hit 94 off 64 balls  and for India Kohli scored 157* passing the 10,000 run milestone. 2nd ODI D/N at Visakhapatnam. India 321-4, 50 overs tie with West Indies 321-7,50 overs Scorecard

Windies score rather more in 50 overs than they managed in the Tests. Even so they lose by 8 wickets with nearly 8 overs to spare, the bowling seriously inadequate. For Windies Hetmyer hit a ton and for India both Sharma and Kohli hit tons Scorecard

Pakistan build huge lead in 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi setting Australia 538 to win and beat them by 375 runs, after another abject Oz batting performance, Mohammed Abbas takes ten wickets in match.Pakistan win series 1-0.Scorecard

Windies abject batting in 2nd innings hands match to India who win by 10 wickets Scorecard

Windies flounder in Rajkot replying with 94-6 after India declared on 649-9.Shaw,Kohli and Jadeja hit tons,Pant missed out while Bishoo conceded a double ton while taking 4 wickets.1st Test India  day 2 649-9dec v West Indies 94-6 Scorecard

Richmondshire CC from Yorkshire beat Stanmore CC from Middlesex by 5 wickets with 4 balls to spare in rain reduced match at Bristol to win Royal London ECB National Club Championship Scorecard

Folkton & Flixton CC from Yorkshire won the National Village Competition at Lord’s London on Sunday September 16th beating Liphook & Ripsley form Hampshire by 8 wickets Scorecard Report

India ‘A’ win 2nd Unofficial Test beating Australia by 6 wickets to share series Scorecard

Ian Bell scores double ton for Warwickshire against Glamorgan as some lobby for his test return Scorecard

Netherlands Under-19s thrash France in Final of ICC Europe Under 19s World Cup Qualifier Division 2 at Saffron Walden August 8th. Nine countries competed in the competition held in England on Herts/Essex border Scorecard

Brathwaite hits another ton. Windies set Bangladesh 335 to win but bowl them out for 168, Jason Holder takes 11 -103 in match, 2nd Test at Sabina Park More

Windies ‘A’  set India ‘A’ 321 to win 2nd Unofficial Test at Taunton With 1 day to go India ‘A’ require 107 runs with 7 wickets left.Wicket Keeper Pant and Jayant Yadav put on 100 for 6th wicket to give India ‘A’ victory by 5 wickets  More

India ‘A’ struggle for runs at Beckenham, all out 133, Windies ‘A’ take  1st innings lead closing on 383,Ambris hit a ton & Karun Nair 7-123, 1st Unofficial Test. By contrast in India ‘A’ 2nd innings teenage Prithvi Paul hits swift 188 and India ‘A’ declare on mammoth 609-6 setting Windies ‘A’ 360 to win,Windies lose 2 early wickets. 146-4 after 40 overs More

Kemar Roach takes 5-8 as Bangladesh collapse to 43 all out, their lowest ever Test total. Windies total 406 in reply, Brathwaite hits ton, Bangladesh struggle against Windies’ quicks again to finish 144 with Gabriel 5-77 so Windies win by an innings and 219 runs More

Windies ‘A’ suffer another defeat in  Tri-Nations ODI series, this time by 9 wickets to England Lions for whom Topley and Dawson took 4 wickets each More  Tri Series

Wickets tumble at Bridgetown.Windies innings rescued by Dowrich and Holder to reach 204. Sri Lanka struggling at 99-5 stumps day 2 are all ot 154 giving Windies 50 run 1st innings lead.Windies batting then implodes 14-5,tail extends it 93 with Roach top scorer with 23*.SL chasing 144 lose 6 wickets for 81 but Pereras dig in for 63 run 7th wicket partnership and secure victory so the 3match series is drawn Scorecard

Judicial Commissioner, The Hon Michael Beloff QC, has dismissed Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal after the Sri Lanka captain was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC’s Standard Test Match Playing Conditions during the second day’s play in the second cricket Test against the Windies in St Lucia on Saturday. Mr Beloff’s written reasoned decision will be provided on Wednesday 27 June. More

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 342 recovering from 48-4,Gabriel 8-62 setting Windies 296 to win.Windies in some difficulty at 147-5 at close so match drawn.Windies lead 3 match series 1-0  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 eveningMore    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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Tom Kohler-Cadmore hits 165 not out as Yorkshire post 261-2 v Warwickshire at Headingley Scorecard Neil Whitaker reports

Veteran Stevens hits doubleton and takes fifer. Billings hits two centuries in massive defeat of Yorkshire. At Headingley Kent 482-8dec & 337-7dec beat Yorkshire 269 & 122 by 433 runs Scorecard Neil Whitaker reports

Broad and Leach secure series-levelling win despite defiant Wade.Broad finally gets Smith.Archer sixfer and Curran threefer secure 1st lead for England at the Oval 5th test.Denley 94 helps England to huge lead England 294 & 329 v Australia 225 & 263 Scorecard

Australia retain Ashes. Australia 497 & 186-6dec beat England 301 & 197 by 185 runs at Old TraffordScorecard Neil Whitaker reports

Stokes heroics give England unlikely exciting victory.
Australia 179 & 246 v England 67 & 362-9 Scorecard

Sam Cook takes 7-23 to bowl out Kent for 40.Essex win by 3 wickets Scorecard

Ollie Robinson takes 8-34 to reduce Middx to 75 all out at Hove.Middx 75 & 378 lost to Sussex 309 & 145-3 by 7 wickets Scorecard

Yorkshire take significant lead against Notts and win by 143 runs at Scarborough Yorks. 232 & 338 v Notts 184 & 243 Neil Whitaker reports

Concussed Smith replaced by Labuschagne. Stokes hits century as England set Australia 267 to win. Australia hang onto draw in exciting finish More

Derbyshire Falcons beat Yorkshire Vikings by 55 runs at Headingly Neil Whitaker reports

England fails to match the hype as Australia win 1st Test at Edgbaston.Smith scores two tons and Lyons takes a sixfer Scorecard

Derbyshire Falcons beat Yorkshire Vikings at Chesterfield, Vitality Blast t20. Neil Whitaker reports

Woakes & Broad shatter Ireland’s dream.England All out 85 & 303 beat ,Ireland 202 & 38 by 148 runsScorecard

Yorkshire beat Somerset by an innings & 73 runs to topple Somerset from top perch. Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard Table

Essex beat Championship leaders Somerset by 151 runs Scorecard

Warwickshire beat Yorkshire by 3 wickets at York Scorecard

Kent beat Notts by 285 runs Scorecard

Essex thrash Hants inside two days . Harmer takes 7-38 Scorecard

Yorkshire post 390 against Essex  but rain spoils day 2a nd more rain match ends as draw Neil Whitaker reports

William Root scores double ton as Glamorgan build huge first innings lead over N’hants.Glamorgan post 540 recovering from 120-5.Rain wipes out day 2 Scorecard

Northeast & Fuller fifties take Hants into 1st innings lead after Fidel Edwards fifer subdues Yorks batsmen.Balance leads Yorks revival in 2nd innings on rain shortened day and set Hants 279 to win.After losing Soames and Rahane for ducks Hants setttle for the draw Neil Whitaker reports  Rain on Weds disrupts County matches More  County Championship Table

Hants win toss and bat first at Lord’s but struggle to master Somerset’s bowling with only Northeast and Fuller hitting fifties. Fidel Edwards has a poor opening spell and young Tom Barton sets Somerset on comfortable run chase despite Edwards later 3 wickets. Royal London Cup Final Hampshire 244-8,50 overs lost to Somerset 245-4,37.3 overs by 6 wickets with 39 balls to spare Neil Whitaker reports from Lord’s   Scorecard 

MCC launches new secondary school cricket initiative in Westminster More

Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 35 runs D/L Method  2nd ODI at Edinburgh Scorecard

Ireland beat Afghanistan by 72 runs in 1st ODI at Belfast Scorecard    Afghanistan reverse result in 2nd ODI winning by 125 runs also at Belfast,Mohammad Shahzad scored a ton Scorecard

Two run outs  and a Woakes’ fifer scuppers Pakistan run chase after remarkable recovery. England beat Pakistan by 54 runs and series 4-0.  Neil Whitaker reports

England’s depth in batting sees them home by 3 wickets with 3 balls to spare in 4th ODI at Nottingham helped by Pakistan’s dropped catches and some idiotic over throws. Neil Whitaker reports

Hants defeat Warwickshire by 314 runs Scorecard   Ben Coad takes 6-52 as Yorks beat Kent by 172 runs Scorecard   Devonian Lewis Gregory hits 129* for Somerset in draw with Surrey Scorecard County Championship Table

Morgan suspended for 1 ODI and Bairstow fined ICC May 15th More

Bairstow and Roy set England on course to chase down target of 359 set by Pakistan successfully by  6 wickets with 31 balls spare, 3rd ODI Scorecard

Somerset comfortably beat Notts to reach Royal Cup Final by 115 runs Neil Whitaker reports Hampshire beat Lancashire by 4 wickets with 6 balls to spare Scorecard  Royal London Cup Final

England post 373-3 at the Rose Bowl , Buttler hits 110 off 55 balls.Pakistan fail by just 12 runs, Willey’s mean late overs proving crucial Scorecard

Wash out at the Oval May 8th 1st ODI Pakistan 80-2 v England Scorecard

ECB confirms specification of Dukes ball for 2019 Specsavers Test programme,Ireland & The Ashes  More

Youngster Tom Banton(112) from Bucks sets up commanding Lancashire victory over Worcestershire in Royal London quarter final at New Road Worcester by 147 runs Scorecard  Lancashire defeat Middlesex by just 20 runs at Lord’s in 2nd quarter final Royal London Cup despite  early Middx order collapse to 24-5Scorecard

McLeod scores aton as Scots post 325 but Rahman shah 113 sets Afghanistan on course for D/L reduced target of 268 off 44.5 overs as rainbrings early close at Edingburgh Scorecard

England beat Pakistan in only T20 at Cardiff by 7 wickets with 3 balls to spare Scorecard

England beat Ireland by 4 wickets with 3 overs to spare in rain reduced ODI in Dublin Scorecard

Durham thwarted by rain as match abandoned with Yorkshire Vikings at Headingly May 2nd Report from Neil Whitaker     Royal London Cup news & results  Final Table

Notts Outlaws march to the semi finals of the Royal London one-day  cup continues with their fifth win in the competition as they beat the Yorkshire Vikings by four wickets with 15.3 overs to spare. Neil Whitaker reports    Royal London Cup news & results 

Billy Godleman hit his third consecutive century, the first Derbyshire player in List A cricket to achieve this but was unable to put his bat to the final ball and the match with Yorkshire was tied! Neil Whitaker reports.  Royal London Cup news & results

Lancashire beat N’hants by 45 runs D/L method at Old Trafford Scorecard  Neil Whitaker reports

Lancashire beat Yorkshire by 1 run in a thriller at Headingley Neil Whitaker reports   Royal London Cup news & results

Warwickshire and Yorkshire tie at Edgbaston Neil Whitaker reports  Over 800 runs scored as Notts beat Lancs by 11 runs Scorecard  Royal London Cup news & results

Ballance hits 156 in Yorks Falcons crushing defeat of Leics Foxes at Headingley Royal London Neil Whitaker reports  Northeast punishes former county Kent,some big totals in early Royal London Cup but Surrey skittled out for 88! More

Portuguese passport holder Ricardo Vasconcelos hits 184 as N’hants post 750 with centuries also from Newton & Keogh.Glamorgan 570-8dec,125 overs(WT Root 126,Labuschange 121,Carlson 111) drew with N’hants 750,227.3 overs(Vasconcelos 184,Keogh 150,Newton 105) County Championship div 2 at Cardiff ScorecardPresumably a very good batting pitch which, so early in the season, is remarkable!

Lewis Gregory takes sixfer as Notts recover to 263 in 1st innings while Leach takes sixfer as Notts collapse in 2nd innings to lose by an innings and 68 runs. Notts 263,66.4 overs & 126,59.1 overs v Somerset 403,108.1 overs overs Scorecard   Neil Whitaker reports.  Root(94) misses out on another ton but Ballance good form brings one more as Yorks post 554-7dec, Hampshire follow on and lose by an innings & 44 runs Scorecard   Surrey post 395 at the Oval despite Siddle sixfer but Essex 448 take 1st innings lead as ten Doeshate hits 130 and the game is drawn  Scorecard  Youngsters Zak Crawley & Ollie Robinson score centuries as Kent  post 504-9dec, Warwickshire follow on 346, Ambros(107) & Brookes(84) add 164 but Kent knock off the required runs to win by 8 wickets at Edgbaston Scorecard   Hameed returns to form at Lord’s with century as Lancs take 1st innings lead over Middlesex,Glen Maxwell takes fifer as Middx post only 200 to set Lancs just 39 which they reach for loss of 3 wickets  Scorecard

Daniel Alexander Douthwaite, a student at Cardiff MCCU scored a ton against Sussex CCC batting at at no7 Scorecard.   Centuries galore for the County Batsmen against the students, Ben Duckett hitting a double for Notts but traditional April showers wash out final day in most matches yet Yorkshire CCC won by an innings & 151 runs Scorecard  MCC Universities Scorecards

Sir Alistair Cook hits century off students at Fenners March 26th Essex CCC 387-5dec,89.3 overs(V Cook 187*,Wheater 125) & 232-3dec,89 overs beat Cambridge MCCU 176,61.5 overs  & 157,56.4 overs by 286 runs Scorecard   MCC Universities Scorecards

Teenager James Smith hits a ton & young Ollie Pope a double cntury  to give Surrey handsome 1st innings lead in Champion County match in Dubai, March 24-27. Sibley scores ton as MCC 2nd innings starts well. Sand storm and rain cuts short match. MCC 265,90.5 overs & 265-4,85 overs(Sibley 128,Rhodes 88) drew withSurrey CCC 520,128.1 overs(Pope 251,Smith 127) Scorecard

Ireland win toss and bat first but batting implodes, Murtagh no 11 hits fifty and with Dockrell 39 add 87 for last wicket so Ireland post 172,  Afghanistan  post 314.Ireland bat better in 2bd innings reaching 288 so setting Afghanistan 147 to win which they do for the loss of 3 wickets giving Afghnistan their first Test victory.  1st Test at Dehra Dun Scorecard

England thrash Windies in 2nd and 3rd T20s to take series 3-0 and revive spirits after unsuccessful tour More

Ireland beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets with 15 balls to spare to level series 2-2, 5th ODI D/N at Dehu Dun Scorecard

Zadran scores to thus rescuing Afghanistan’s innings but Andy Bilbirnie 145 not out sees Ireland to a welcome victory.Afghanistan 256-8,50 overs lost to Ireland 260-6,49 overs by 4 wickets,3rd ODI d/n at Dehra Dun Scorecard

Gayle fails so Windies post modest total which England chase down with 4 wickets intact and 13 balls to go.1st T20 at Gros Islet St Lucia  Scorecard 

Windies win toss and insert England.Windies bowl well on bouncy pitch and England collapse, all out 113 off 28.1 overs.Chris Gayle hits 77 off 27 balls and Windies win in 12 overs to share series 2-2. England 113,28.1 overs(Thomas 5-21) lost to West Indies 115-3,12.1 overs by 7 wickets. 5th ODI at Gros Islet,St Lucia Scorecard

Ireland innings in trouble having won toss and electing to bat, Dockrell sticks with Stirling to add 75.Afghanistan chase successfully with 8.1 overs to spare Ireland 161,49.4 overs(Stirling 91) lost to Afghanistan 165-5,41.4 overs by 5 wickets. 1st ODI D/N at Denra Dun in India  Scorecard

England bat first,Bairstow hits swift fifty and Hales 83, Morgan & Buttler hit superb centuries. Gayle hits 162 as Windies mainatain chase,Brathwaite 50 and Nurse 43 needed 30 runs from 3 overs to win whereupon Rashid takes 4 wickets in an over and England win.Phew! England 418-6,50 overs beat West Indies 389,48 overs by 29 runs. 4th ODI at Grenada Scorecard 

Hazratullah Zazai hits 162 not out, the 2nd highest individual T20 score as Afghanistan post a massive 278-3.Ireland chased with purpose but finish short to lose by 84 runs,Stirling hit 91.2nd T20 at Denra Dun in India   Scorecard   Ireland restrict Afghanistan to 210-7 but fail the challenge and lose by 28 runs in 3rd T20 so Afghanistan win t20 series 3-0Scorecard 

Hetmyer hits ton as Windies set England 290 to win.From a sound position of 228-4 England slumped to 263 all out as Cotterell takes fifer.Windies win by 26 runs and level series 1-1. Scorecard

Scots batsmen find form and post 303-5,50 overs, Munsey missed out on ton. Oman chase hard but fall short to lose by a mere 15 runs. 3rd ODI at Al Amarat Scorecard

Ireland begin series of T20s,ODI and a Test match with Afghanistan today,Feb 21st, at Denra Dun in India 1st T20,Win toss and bat but struggle.Afghanistan in trouble at 50-5 but Mohamad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran add 86 runs to win match with 4 balls to spare  Ireland 132-6,20 overs v Afghanistan 134-5,19.2 overs Scorecard 

Windies win toss and bat first, start slowly,Roy drops Gayle and then the innings accelerates with Gayle(135) in six hitting form to 360-8.Roy reprieves himself with a fine century and Root completes another as England 364-4,48.4 overs, chase down record target with 8 balls to spare assisted by several Windies dropped catches. 1st ODI at Bridgetown Barbados  Scorecard   More

Scotland bowl out Oman for 24 and win by 10 wickets in 1st ODI of three at Al AmaratScorecard   More  But what a turn round match 2 Oman 248-8,50 overs beat Scotland 155,40 overs by 93 runs  Scorecard   

England U-19s set Bangladesh U-19s 333 to win 2nd Youth Test at Chattogram and they do just that winning by 3 wickets, Mahmudul Hasan Joy hits 114  Scorecard

Roy and Root hit tons on OD warm up win at Cave Hill  Barbados Scorecard

Scots beat Irish by 6 wickets with 9 balls remaining at Al Amarat Oman 4th Match  T20 Oman Quadrangular Series  Scorecard   Match 3 Dutch beat Oman by 8 wickets with 7 balls to go Scorecard

Easwaran scores century as India ‘A’ post 392,114.4 overs. England Lions collapse twice, 144,48.4 overs & 180,53.5 overs(Duckett 50,Matkande 5-31) and lose by an innings and 68 runs at Mysore 2nd Unofficial Test Scorecard

Scots lose 1st match to Dutch by 7 wickets with one ball to go, T20 Oman Quadrangular Series at Al Amarat,  Scorecard   Match 2 Irish beat Oman by 15 runs Scorecard

England U-19s in deep trouble,lose by 8 wickets England U-19s 280 & 154(Minazur Rahman 6-28) v Bangladesh U-19s 398-9dec & 40-2, 1st Youth Test at Chattagram Scorecard

Stokes & Buttler restore England innings after top four go early.Sixteen wickets tumble day 2 as England gain substantial 1st lnnings lead.Wood takes fifer. Paul is injured and England pile on the runs with Root scoring unbeaten ton. Windies collapse requiring 485 to win. England 277,101.5 overs (Buttler 67,Stokes 79,Roach 4-48) & 361-5dec,105.2 overs(Root 122) v West Indies 154,47.2 overs(Woods 5-41,Ali 4-36) & 112-6,41.1 overs 3rd Test at Gros Islet St Lucia Scorecard

Panchal hits double ton and Bharat an undefeated ton as India’A’ take substantial 1st innings lead at Wayanad but Lions draw match. 1st Unofficial Test England Lions 340(Duckett 80) & 214-5 v India ‘A’ 4540-6dec(Panchal 206,Bharat 142) Scorecard

Windies win toss and put England in. Bairstow scores fifty and the rest little else until Moen Ali & Foakes top the rot adding 75 runs for 7th wicket but England succumb soon after tea for 189, Windies reached 126-1 at lunch day 2 then lose wickets to Ali and Boad but Windies grind out a substantial lead by stumps day 2,2to finish on 307 next morning.England collapse again , Buttler top scoring with 21 setteing Windies 14 to win which Campbell completes with ahuge six off Anderson. England 187 & 132 lost to West Indies 306 & 17-0 by 10 wickets.Windies lead 3 match series 2-0. 2nd Test at Antigua Scorecard

Duckett (70*) steers England Lions to 1 wicket win in low scoring final series match at Thiruvananthapuram. India ‘A’ win series 4-1 Scorecard

England U-19s lose opening Youth ODI to Bangladesh by 5 wickets with 4.2 overs to go at Cox’s Bazar.Lewis Goldsworthy from Cornwall hit 61 to take England to respectable total of 209-7. Scorecard

Sri Lanka ‘A’ win 5th Unofficial ODI by 100 runs to take serie against Ireland ‘A’ 5-0 at Colombo.Fernando & Tharanga score opening stand of 206 in total of 403-7.Teenager Neil Rock hit 78 as the Irish reached a respectable 300. Scorecard

Pope & Mullaney hit fifties to give Lions a respectable total but india ‘a’ reach their target with 3.3 overs to spare as Pant & Hooda add unbeaten stand of 120 for 5th wicket India ‘A’ now lead 4-0 in series Scorecard

England Lions’ woes continue as they lose third success ODI to India ‘A’, bundled out in 33 overs in low scoring match  to lose by 60 runs at Thiruvananthapuram. India ‘A’ lead 5 match series 3-0. Scorecard

Windies win toss and bat first. Debutant Campbell makes bright start before falling lbw to Moen Ali. Several fifties from Windies batsmen but England seize advantage late in session. Hetmyer takes total to 289. England crumble to Windies quickies.No wickets fall all day 3,Holder hits double ton and dowrich a ton so Windies set England 628 to win. England reply with resolution as Burns hits 84 but then succumb meekly to slow bowling of Chase who takes eightWest Indies 289,101.3 overs (Hetmyer 81,Anderson 5-46,Stokes 4-59) & 415-6,103.1 overs(Holder 202*,Dowrich 106*)beat England 77,30.2 overs(Roach 5-17) & 246,80.4 overs(Burns 84,Chase 8-60) by 381 runs 1st Test at Barbados  Scorecard

Anderson on form in Barbados. England XI 307-10dec(Root 87,Stokes 56) drew with West Indies President’s XI 203-19 Scorecard

ECB and MCC announce Royal London Club Championship Final will return to Lord’s in 2019.To be precise Monday 16th September  More

England Lions  batting fails again, 8th wicket stand of 58 between Overton and Clarke takes Lions to modest total of 169 which Pakistan ‘A’ knock off in the 39th over for 3 wickets having lost both openers cheaply, 5th Unofficial ODI at Dubai Pakistan ‘A’ win series 3-2 Scorecard

England Lions suffer heavy defeat in 4th Unofficial ODI. Adil Amin hits unbeaten ton. Pakistan ‘A’ 335-4 England Lions 154, Series 2-2. Scorecard

England Lions win 3rd Unofficial ODI by 23 runs.Pope scores 93not out for Lions and Mohammed Rizwan 141 not out for Pakistan ‘A’. Lions lead  5 match series 2-1 Scorecard

England Women batting underwhelms despite poor fielding by Australia so set Oz only 106 to win which they do for the loss of 2 wickets to take ICC World t20 Crown in match much effected by heavy dew Antigua Scorecard

Bairstow scores ton at number 3 but England lose a cluster of wickets by stumps and muster only 336 in total.Sri Lanka reply strongly  but then lose 8 wickets for 53 runs,240.  England total 230 in 2nd innings so setting Sri Lanka 327 to win.SL lose 4 by close day 3 cut short by rainl but fight for most of next day.Leach throws out Mendis and takes final wicket of Lakmal leaving Pushpakkumara no 11 stranded on 42.Sl finish on 284 ,England win by 42 runs and series 3-0  . At Colombo 3rd test Scorecard

Pakistan ‘A’ chase 314 to win by 4 wickets over England Lions.Joe Clark made up for 1st innings duck with century in 2nd. Abid Ali hit a ton for Pakistan. Only Unofficial Test at Abu DhabiScorecard

Buttler and Curran take England to respectable total from perilous position.Sri Lanka take 46 run lead on 1st innings thanks to Silva(85)and lower order.2nd Test at Kandy, England 290 & 346 v Sri Lanka 336 & 226-7. England gain 5 runs 1st innings as a result of Silva failing to ground bat before strolling back for 2nd after last second save on boundary by Ali.Fine Root century takes England to substantial lead setting SL 301 to win.Rain stops plat with SL requiring 75 runs and England 3 wickets.Ali & Leach snap up last 3 wickets so England win b 57 runs and series Scorecard

 England win toss and bat first but soon get into trouble,103-5.Foaks(107) revives England’s fortune with help from Buttler,Curran,Rashid and Leach so England finish on useful total of 342,97 overs.Sri Lanka top order fails,40-4.Mathews(52) and tail make partial recovery, all out 203,68 overs,Ali takes 4-66.Jennings hits 147* and England set Sri Lanka 477 to win, Angelo Mathews resists for a while,Leach & Ali take wickets. Herath is run out in last Test innings so England win by 211 runs, Sri Lanka 250,85.1 overs(Mathews 52). Scorecard 

Denly and Rashid destroy Sri Lanka’s top order leaving skipper Perera too much to do. England’s innings denifited from a series of awful dropped catches. England won by 30 runs Only T20 at Colombo Scorecard

Sri Lanka crank up a gear and set England 367 to win. England’s batting implodes except for Stokes and England lose by largest ever margin in an ODI and again with Duckworth/Lewis as the rain deprives Sri Lanka of a 10th wicket 5th ODI D/N at Colombo England win series 3-1 Scorecard

Sri Lankaset England 274 to win in 4th ODI in Kandy.England lose Hales early More rain so England win by Duckworth /Lewis easily.One wonders what weather denial freak planned this tour in the rainy season.  Scorecard

Sri Lanka after a bright start find themselves dominated by England who win delayed 3rd ODI easily by 7 wickets Scorecard

Micky HuntMCC Head Groundsman says farewellafter 49 years at Lord’s More  and Again

Root and Morgan in good form as England XI beats Sri Lanka President’s XI by 8 wickets in 50/50 overs match Scorecard

Surrey win Specsavers County Championship when beating Worcestershire by 3 wickets on September 13th, their 10th win of the season with two more games to play.They last won 16 years ago. Scorecard Division 1 Table Comment 

England win by 118 runs  at the Oval London 5th Test to win series 4-1. Alastair Cook has a fairy tale farewell hitting 147, his 33rd test ton. Root also regains form to hit century, his 14th so England set India 464 to win. Rahul and Pant show great resolution in holding up England on day 5. James Anderson takes the final wicket to become most successful fast bowler in Test history. England 332 & 423-9dec v India 292 & 345 Scorecard

England win toss and bat first, collapse and are rescued by Curran. Moen Ai takes fifer but Pujara with unbeaten century and tailenders takes 1st innings lead for India.England struggle to respectable yet modest total thanks to Butler.England add 11 setting India 245 to win.Despite fifties from Kohi and Rahane India fall 61 short with Ali taking 4 more wickets. 4th Test at Southampton England 246 & 271 beatIndia 273 & 184 by 60 runs to take 3-1 winning lead in series  Scorecard

India revive and England collapse.16 wickets day 2. Some turn round in fortunes! Bairstow injures finger day 3.India pile on the runs as Pujara finds form and Kohli hits a ton.India set England 520 to win.Bumrah takes fifer but Buttler ton & Stokes give England respectability and so match goes to 5th day  India 329 & 352-7dec v England 161 & 311-9 Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard

Woakes and Baistow put England in commanding position in weather effected 2nd test at Lord’s, Woakes, Broad & Anderson crush hapless India. India 107 & 130, England 396-7 win by an innings & 159 runs  Scorecard

England win toss and bat first then squander commanding position to finish 285-9 at stumps day1. Kohli century keeps India in match  day 2. A sixty from 63 from Curran and 43not out from Kohli takes match into 4th day as wickets continue to tumble day4. England win by 31 runs on tense day 4 morning England 287 & 180 v India 274  & 162  Scorecard  Neil Whitaker reports

Sri Lanka set South Africa 490 to win but despite a ton from de Bruyn South Africa lose by 199 runs at SSC Colombo so SL take series 2-0. More

England take their improved form into the 3rd ODI and win comfortably against an underwhelming India by 8 wickets to take series 2-1 Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard

England comfortably beat a lacklustre India by 86 runs in the 2nd ODI at a packed Lord’s. Joe Root returned to white ball form with a century. Series 1-1. More

South Africa shot out for 126, Sri Lanka set SA 352 to win but SA collapse 78 all out so SL win by 278 runs 1st Test Galle More

England are inserted, start brightly but then lose 4 wickets,139-4,26 overs,Kuldeep Yadav takes 6-25 so England post a modest 268. India easily chase down target with 10 overs spare,Sharma hits unbeaten ton  1st ODI at Trent Bridge Neil Whitaker reports   More 

England drop Root, lose toss and are invited to bat, Roy top scores with 67 as England post 198-9.India reach target with 2 balls to spare with Sharma on 100 not out. 3rd T20 at Bristol. So India take series 2-1 More

India invited to bat at Sophia Gardens run into trouble but reach 148-5 then make England work hard but Hales 58* sees England home with 2 balls to go 2nd T20 D/N at Cardiff More

England’s famed batting line up implodes to left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and India cruise to 8 wicket victory with KL Rahul hitting unbeaten ton. Due to ECB’s bizarre scheduling of this match with a Word Cup Football match involving England many followers may have missed this debacle.1st T20 at Old Trafford More

Hampshire win Royal London One Day Cup, Rossoux hits ton and former Kent player Northeast 75 as Hants set Kent 331 to win. Kent undone by run outs despite 86 from Bell-Drummond and Billings 75 off 60 balls so Kent fall short,269 all out, at Lord’s  More    Neil Whitaker reports

Pathetic batting by Middlesex who lasted 24 overs in 1st innings and 33.5 in 2nd gives Kent a 334 run victory and they are paid for this! Grant Stewart had a good game for Kent with bat & Ball County Championship Div 2 More

England complete first ever whitewash over Australia in red or white ball cricket by the narrow margin of 1 wicket in low scoring match. England’s success was achieved by a magnificent unbeaten century by Joss Buttler after England had slumped to 114-8. Neil Whitaker reports

 Tom Haine 19 years old Old Hurstjohnian hits maiden century for Sussex in innings win over Durham County Championship Div 2  More 

Gubbins’ ton sees England Lions to victory over India ‘A’ by 7 wickets at Derby More

Roy hits a swift ton as England chase down Australia’s total of 310-8 for which Finch and Marsh contributed tons Neil Whitaker reports

Scotland refind their form to beat Netherlands twice in two days and in the second one post their highest ever 20/20 total so beating the Dutch by 106 runs and leaping to the top of the table .Scotland thus win the Netherlands Tri- Nations Series Trophy  20/20  More

 England excel at Trent Bridge thrashing Australia by 242 runs after posting the record ODI score (for men) of 481-6 D/N 3rd ODI, Bairstow and Hales hit centuries  More

Vince big ton secures Hampshire’s place in Royal London Final with Kent.  Hants posted 348-9 which Yorkshire failed to match faling short on 241 all out in 44th over More

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) MoreScotland’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

ICC World Cup Matches 2019

England win the World Cup by virtue of the boundary count after the Super over tie. What an amazing match! Scorecard

England thrash Australia at Edgbaston to reach Final.Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard India fail their billion fans and substantial sponsors to lose to New Zealand at Od Trafford so NZ go to the final on July 14th Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard

Windies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs with a wonderful catch to finish.Gayle takes a wicket in last match for Windies but fails to overtake Lara’s total ODI runs. Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard

England comfortably beat New Zealand by way of several run outs and aBairstow ton Scorecard

Sri Lanka beat Windies by 28 runs in high scoring match Match 39 Neil Whitaker reports

England regain form with return of Roy in clear victory over India at Edgbaston Match 38 Neil Whitaker reports

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets at Durham Match 35Scorecard

Windies drop Kohli and miss stumping Dhoni to suffer 125 run defeat Neil Whitaker reports

Babar century sees Pakistan through to 6 wicket win over New Zealand at Edgbaston with 5 balls to spare Scorecard

England’s batting fails to match the hype and falls well short of Australia’s score.Despite favourable seam bowlers conditions Oz post 123 for ist wicket,Finch scores a ton.Behrendoff takes fifer and Starc 4 while only Stokes with 89 makes a big score Scorecard

Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs ICC World Cup Match 30 Scorecard

Afghanistan scare India but lose by 11 runs Match 28 Scorecard

Sri Lanka shock England and win by 20 runs ICC World Cup Match 27 Scorecard

Brilliant Boult catch thwarts Brathwaite’s dream which seemed to have rescued Windies in a game they appeared to have thrown away so NZ win by 5 runs with an over still to go despite dropping Gayle and losing both openers for ducks Scorecard

Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runs.Warner hits 166and Mushfiqar an unbeaten ton Scorecard

Morgan strikes whirlwind century including a record 17 sixes as England accelerate in later part of innings to post massive 397, 233 off 20 overs v Afghanistan who bat out 50 overs for 1st time thisworld cup but lose by 150 runs at Old Trafford . Neil Whitaker reports    Scorecard

Windies’ bowlers let their batsmen down.Windies post 321-8 after Chris Gayle duck but Bangladesh chase this down with over 8 overs to Spare thanks to brilliant batting from Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das against inept bowling. Scorecard

India comfortably beat great rivals Pakistan at Manchester June 16th.Rohit Sharma hits fine century as India post 336-5.Pakistan maintain chase but lose middle order then rain reduces innings to 40 overs so Pakistan lose by 89 runs D/L Method Scorecard Neil Whitaker reports

South Africa win toss and insert Afghanistan who start brifgtly but collapse losing 7 wickets for 38 runs.Tail ender hits 35 so Afghanistan post 125. South Africa win by 9 wickets their 1st win in this World cuo Scorecard

Finch hits 153 but Australia somewhat lose innings momemtum to post 324-7 /Sri Lanka start well as Karunaratne hits 97. Starc takes fourfer and middle order fails so Sri Lanka lose 7 wickets for 42 and the game by 87 runs Scorecard

England win toss and opt to bowl in bowler friendly conditions West Indies recover from early loss of wickets but then collapse 212,44.4 overs. Archer & Wood take threefers. Morgan & Roy injured. Windies bowlers underperform and Root hits sublime century as England win by 8 wickets.Scorecard

Another World Cup wash out.This time India and New Zealand share 1 point.

Pakistan win toss and bowl.Australia post 146 for 1st wicket off 22.1 overs. Warner scores ton. Oz slow down somewhat 307 all out with one over left.Amir takes 5-30 off 48 overs.Pakistan well set at times lost wickets and finished 41 runs short.Both sides dropped a spinner and added a seamer to their elevens. At Taunton where miraculously it failed to rain when the rest of UK suffered a deluge Match 17. Oz move into 2nd spot  Scorecard     World Cup Table

Another wash out this time Match 16 at Bristol Sri Lanka v Bangladesh More

Rain wins at Rose Bowl Monday June 10th,South Africa 29-2 off 7.2 overs having been inserted by Windies who dearly needed a win to keep in contention More

India beat Australia by 36 runs at the Oval Scorecard  World Cup Table

New Zealand win toss and bowl. Afghanistan makes  better start but lose 4 wickets in a hurry, 71-4.14.3 overs and reach 171 off 41.2.NZ lose Guptil for a duck and Munro for 22,42-2 off 8.1 overs but Williamson 79* sees NZ home by 7 wickets Scorecard

Bangladesh win toss and elect to bowl. Roy hits 153 as England post 386-6 off 50 overs. Shakib Al Hasan  hits ton but Bangladesh all out 280 off 48.5 overs so England win by 106 runs Scorecard

Rain wipes out Match 11 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka  More World Cup Table

Coulter-Nile 92 after dodgy start and Starc fifer bring Australia victory in a match  wherein West Indies seemed to be winning most of the time Neil Whitaker reports 

South Africa win toss and bat first against India but lose Amla & de Kock quickly to Bumrah but recover to post 227 which India with Rohit century chase down to win by 6 wickets at Rose Bowl Scorecard    New Zealand win a close contest with Bangladesh despite   a series of near run outs at the Oval, Ross Taylor hits 82  Scorecard

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs in D/L revision in rain reduced match at Cardiff Scorecard 

Root & Buttler scores ton but England fail to chase Pakistan’s total to lose by 14 runs at Trent Bridge Neil Whitaker reports 

Afghanistan win toss and opt to bat, lose 2 wickets, both openers for ducks, against Australia cheaply but recover to 207 all out in 38.2 overs.Australia win by 7 wickets with Finch & Warner in the runs at Bistol Scorecard

New Zealand bowl out Sri Lanka cheaply setting NZ a paltry 137 to win by 10 wickets at Cardiff Scorecard

Windies’  bowlers destroy Pakistan batting,all out 105 in 21.4 overs. Chris Gayle hits swift fifty and Windies win by 7 wickets Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard

England comfortably defeat South Africa in opening match by 104 runs at the Oval. Stokes has a good day. Scorecard

Warm Up Matches

India’s batting has a better day and beats Bangladesh by 95 runs Scorecard

Windies ‘batting fires to post 421 against New Zealand who failed the chase by 91 runs Scorecard

England heavily defeat Afghanistan at the Oval Scorecard

Boult (4-33)  rocks India who slump to 91-7 but Jadeja fifty rescues innings somewhat.Williamson & Taylor hit fifties as NZ win easily by 6 wickets with 77 balls remaing. India give seven bowlers a twirl. India  179,39.2 overs lost to New Zealand 180-4, 37.1 overs by 6 wickets overs at the Oval Scorecard

Smith scores century but England restrict Australia to 297-7. England’s run chase falters despite depth in batting,Vince top scores and Buttler hits quck fifty but England  are all out 285 ,12 runs short with 3 balls to go at Southampton  Scorecard

Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 3 wickets at Bristol Scorecard

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs at Cardiff Scorecard

Neil Whitaker Reports

Neil Whitaker regularly reports on County and Test cricket in UK

Don Topley Writes

Don Topley Cricketer, Coach and Broadcaster writes about the game from his East Anglian berth.

England Domestic Competitions

ECB County Championship 
Royal London One-Day Cup    
Vitality Blast   
MCC University Matches    
Women’s Super League  
Second Eleven Championship  
Second Eleven Trophy  
RL Women’s One-Day Cup  

Minor County Championship & Minor County Trophy

Ireland Domestic Competitions
Scotland Domestic Competions

ECB County Championship 2019

Indian Premier League 2019

Pakistan Super League

Ranji Trophy 2018/2019 
Vidarbha beat Saurashtra by 78 runs inFinal Table

Sheffield Shield 2018/2019 
Victoria win Sheffield Shield Final by 177 runs. Scorecard Table

Big Bash 2018/2019

Stanmore CC and Richmondshire CC contest the Royal London ECB Club Championship Final on September 23rd More  Richmondshire won the final by 5 wickets in rain reduced match Scorecard

Indian Premier League 2018 
Watson century takes Chenai Super Kings to title over Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets More Final Points Table

Varsity Match Oxford University beat Cambridge University by 9 wickets, Oxford skipper Daniel Escott hit 175 and Mathew Taylor 202 in Oxford’s 1st innings of 533-7dec More

Roses Match 1 Yorkshire win by 116 runs at Old Trafford Neil Whitaker reports

MCC Law Changes

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