Cheteshwar Pujara hit a maiden Test ton against New Zealand

County Championship round-up: Panesar's six-wicket haul boosts his England claim

Sussex have their sights on knocking Warwickshire off the top of the First Division table after Monty Panesar added second-innings figures of six for 77 to go with Wednesday's career-best seven for 60 as Somerset were bowled out for 195.

County Championship round-up: Troughton and Woakes keep runs coming

The First Division leaders Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire continue to make their case as principal contenders for the County Championship.

England to opt for Patel to fill Swann boots

If one-dayer even gets underway the all-rounder likely to get nod over Tredwell

Graeme Swann used his full box of tricks against the Australians

England bowler Graeme Swann rested for remainder of one-day series against Australia

Graeme Swann will miss England's final two matches in the NatWest Series against Australia to rest the sore elbow in his bowling arm.

Alastair Cook, England's captain, was frustrated yesterday

Rain at Edgbaston washes away England's No 1 spot and Warwickshire's hopes of a pay day

England were deprived last night of the opportunity to become the world's top ranked one-day side, when their match against Australia in Birmingham was called off because of rain. Although they are 2-0 ahead in the series they had to win all five scheduled matches if they were to head the International Cricket Council ratings for the first time.

Wes Durston smashed 56

T20 round-up: Durston delivers to leave Lancs struggling

Derbyshire put a significant dent in Lancashire's hopes of qualifying for the Twenty20 quarter-finals by claiming a three-wicket win with seven balls to spare at Old Trafford yesterday.

Round-up: Wells defies the gales with century to put wind up Surrey

Despite the difficulties of playing in gale-force winds – strong enough at one point to dislodge a boundary board and send it careering towards the middle – Luke Wells scored his second century of the season against Surrey at Horsham to empower an impressive recovery by Sussex.

Andre Adams picked up four wickets for Nottinghamshire

County Championship round-up: Adams returns to haunt Lancashire

Every bowler has a favourite opponent, but when he refers to his "bunny" it is usually one individual batsman he is talking about. In the case of Andre Adams, the Nottinghamshire seam and swing specialist, he could almost apply the term to the whole Lancashire team.

County Championship round-up: Finn and Onions stake claim for Test spot

Steven Finn did his prospects of an England recall for the third Test at Edgbaston this week no harm by taking three wickets as Middlesex defeated Sussex at Lord's to claim their third Championship win of the summer.

Body of missing boy, 8, discovered

Police have confirmed that a body found in a river is that of missing schoolboy Ian Bell.

Surrey fall apart to hand Notts the early ascendancy

Nottinghamshire established themselves as the early leaders in the County Championship, completing a second victory in as many matches as both Surrey and Somerset fell short in their attempts to do likewise.

Mervyn Westfield has pleaded guilty to the charge

Stephen Brenkley: England has its cheats too. That's the lesson of this landmark case

Until the dramatic turn of events at the Old Bailey yesterday, match-rigging was something that was perpetrated by people from other countries. Perception and reality changed as soon as Mervyn Westfield admitted taking bribes to bowl badly.

Mervyn Westfield bowling for Essex

Stephen Brenkley: England has cheats too. That's the lesson

Until the dramatic turn of events at the Old Bailey yesterday, match-rigging was something that was perpetrated by people from other countries. Perception and reality changed as soon as Mervyn Westfield admitted in court to taking bribes to bowl badly.

Mervyn Westfield outside the Old Bailey. He pleaded guilty to a spot-betting charge

Amnesty for English cricketers to report any match-fixing

English cricketers were last night granted a three-month amnesty to report corruption in the game. The offer was made by the England and Wales Cricket Board after the former Essex fast bowler Mervyn Westfield pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe to bowl badly during a match in 2009.

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The final scorecard from the first one-day international at Chester-le-Street.

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