Cricket: Hick's century of centuries

GRAEME HICK yesterday became the 24th batsman to score 100 first- class hundreds when he reached his second century of the match against Sussex at Worcester yesterday.

Cricket: The hundred hundreds club

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Cricket: Hollioake needs to convince sceptics

FOR one man, the result of today's Texaco Trophy match at Old Trafford will have all the importance of a World Cup final. Adam Hollioake may not have sought the one-day captaincy of his country, but you can tell he likes the new uniform. Yet fashion is a fickle thing and unless his team beat South Africa today and get back into the three-match series, he may well find himself wearing civvies to next summer's big event.

Cricket: Self-made Maddy crafts his opening

Stephen Brenkley hears how sheer hard work is now paying off for an England hopeful

Cricket: Crunch time for captain Stewart

England selectors choose experience over inspiration as mastering pressure situations becomes the priority

Cricket: Hussain keen on role as captain

ADAM HOLLIOAKE yesterday ruled himself out as successor to Mike Atherton as England's Test captain, but said he wanted to keep the one- day job after his success in Sharjah in December.

Cricket: How England's captains compare

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Cricket: A leader of solid virtue

EVER since Mike Atherton captained Cambridge, he was earmarked to take charge of England. When he first played for Lancashire, he was known in the dressing room as "FEC" and one of the things that stood for was Future England Captain.

Cricket: The indomitable Stewart remains master of his craft

England's senior batsman is not ready to relinquish his role at the top of the order. He talked to Derek Pringle

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The England A cricket team manager meets Prince Charles in troubled Sri Lanka

Cricket: Atherton angered by Lara pitching a different line

There was a second day's play of sorts in the first Test with verbal bouncers between the England and West Indies captains and the announcement of an inquiry into the Sabina shambles. Derick Pringle, reports from Kingston, Jamaica.

Cricket: Maddy and James spark scoring spree

The England A manager, Graham Gooch, and the coach, Mike Gatting, both wore contented smiles yesterday after Darren Maddy's century inspired England A against a Colts XI in Colombo.

Cricket: Board keeps eye on A team's tour destinations

England officials will continue monitoring the troubled situations in Kenya and Sri Lanka before deciding whether this winter's A tour should go ahead at the turn of the year.

Cricket: Law secures Essex triumph

Warwickshire 170-8; Essex 171-1 Essex win by nine wickets

Law on Essex's side but Warwickshire start favourites

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