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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 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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Sri Lanka set 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 Hunt MCC Head Groundsman says farewell after 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 beat India 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) 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 

Neil Whitaker Reports

Indian Premier League

Stanmore CC and Richmondshire CC contest the Royal London ECB Club Championship Final on September 23rd More

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

England Domestic Competitions