'Darren Bravo is a bit more powerful than I was at his age. He can hit spinners for six,' says Lara

Lara likes look of the 'latest Lara'

West Indies legend sees hope for the future, especially in Darren Bravo. But, he tells Stephen Brenkley, there should be a change in the batting order

Kent seamer Matt Coles was hot Coles at the County Ground, picking up two wickets for England Lions as the West Indies were skittled

West Indies are fed to the Lions – and the main course awaits

West Indies 147 England Lions 40-1

Shivnarine Chanderpaul aggravated a left hand injury against Sussex yesterday

Shivnarine Chanderpaul injury is latest worry for Windies

For five minutes yesterday, before the rains came back, a dressing room held its collective breath. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the world's No 1 batsman, on whose shoulders reside almost all West Indies' hopes for the Test series against England, summoned the team physiotherapist.

Quite frankly, Tendulkar is the biggest name the game has seen

Angus Fraser bowled at the Little Master when he scored his first century against England. He hopes to see him score his 100th at Lord's tomorrow

Woakes helps Bears to claw their way to top

Warwickshire 201 & 461-8dec Worcestershire 375 & 199 (Warwickshire win by 88 runs)

And God Created Cricket, by Simon Hughes

Do we really need yet another history of cricket? Yes, if it's as perkily written as this.

Surrey confirm Lara talks

Surrey are in talks with Brian Lara about joining the club "in some capacity" but are unable to confirm the West Indian great's prospective new role.

Jacques Kallis: 'In that mood you can feel the aura around him'

Jacques Kallis does not do pizzazz. He does reliability. His idea of getting excited is probably to raise an eyebrow. It does not twitch often. If Brian Lara was the song-and-dance man of batsmanship, Kallis is the Shakespearean practitioner.

David Shepherd: Hugely respected doyen of English cricket umpires who stood in three successive World Cup finals

David Shepherd, who has died at the age of 68, will be remembered as an outstanding cricket umpire, a perpetually cheery figure under a white flat cap – and as the official who hopped and skipped on the spot in an attempt to ward off the bad luck associated with cricket's bogey number of 111. The sight of a large, white-coated man lifting his leg off the ground entertained crowds every bit as much as a cover driven boundary or a hit for six.

Strauss reluctant to change Panesar

England skipper Andrew Strauss has told Monty Panesar to focus on his strengths as he attempts to address his poor form heading into the Ashes.

Angus Fraser: What I've learnt about Hughes at Middlesex

In two months' time, when the 2009 Ashes is gripping the nation, we will find out who benefited most from the contentious five weeks Phillip Hughes spent in England playing county cricket for Middlesex.

Younis falls short in record bid

Pakistan captain Younis Khan missed his opportunity to break Brian Lara's world record score of 400 and Sri Lanka held off an unlikely victory push by the hosts yesterday to force a draw in the first Test.

Tendulkar approaches record as Test heads for draw

Sachin Tendulkar crept toward test cricket's run-scoring record with an unbeaten 47 at tea today as he led India's fight to save the first cricket Test against Australia on the final day.

South Africa 540 India 468-1: Sehwag smashes fastest triple century

The freewheeling Virender Sehwag scored his second Test triple-century – and the fastest recorded – to lead India's reply against South Africa on the third day of the first Test here in Chennai yesterday.

India 526 & 45-1 Australia 563: Ponting closes gap for Aussies

India held a narrow lead over Australia after the penultimate day of the fourth and final test in Adelaide yesterday.

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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

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Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
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Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

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