There was no shortage of advice for the lad. Every punter in the gallery, even those in green and gold, would not have wished a repeat of the pre-lunch flogging administered to Simon Kerrigan. Pitch it up, son, bowl to your field and let fate take care of the rest.
The Aussie Angle: Painstaking partnership for fifth wicket puts visitors in control
The captain does his best to stay positive but the coach seems to forget that the state of Australian cricket has changed dramatically since his playing days
View From the Middle, by Ian Bell of ESPN: I’ve felt in decent form but keep getting myself out
As the new cricket season gets underway this week there will be the usual platitudes about how the game remains an intrinsic part of Englishness
England play the final Test against New Zealand this week
10 year deal has been agreed
The former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has signed a short-term deal to play for Surrey in a significant coup for the county.
A young cricketer tipped for a bright international future with England was killed today after trying to evade police by crossing a London Underground line. The body of Tom Maynard, 23, was found on the tracks near Wimbledon Park Station in the southwest of the capital and pronounced dead at the scene at 5am.
The "dog-thrower" Graham Gooch uses to drill England batsmen has become a regular feature of the team's net sessions, and if Jonny Bairstow keeps his place for the next Test at Edgbaston, he will surely become very familiar with it. Bairstow is a player of much promise and England believe he has the talent and attitude to succeed in Tests. The 22-year-old might prove his supporters right, but first he must work hard to sharpen his technique against the short ball.
Years ago, Somerset could call on the power of Viv Richards year after year
Ollie Rayner already had membership of one fairly exclusive club after scoring a hundred on his first-class debut in 2006; yesterday at Trent Bridge he joined another by making a century in an innings he began as nightwatchman as Middlesex avoided the follow-on against Nottinghamshire.
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.
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.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen will remain a Surrey player for the remainder of his international career, it was announced today.
After a winter packed with international action, County Cricket returns for another season.