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.

Tino Best celebrates becoming the first number 11 batsman to hit a half-century against England in over 100 years

Draw looms for West Indies despite Tino Best's record breaking heroics

Tino Best and Denesh Ramdin's last-wicket heroics stunned England at Edgbaston, but were still powerless to permanently revive the rain-ravaged third Investec Test.

Spring in his step: Graham Onions was in the wickets on his Test return

Bowlers battle each other while battering Windies

Stuart Broad looked cross when he learned that he was to be rested, along with James Anderson. When Andrew Strauss won the toss and said England would bowl, the game was turned into an entertaining trial between three pace bowlers determined to make a case for a role against South Africa next month.

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.

Michael Vaughan (right) says he woke up one morning and knew it was all over - but he doesn't believe that time has come yet for Strauss

Strauss is wrong to play for county, says Vaughan

One topic above all continues to dominate the early season. It has been fuelled by scores of 0 and 6 and if the flames are not yet engulfing Andrew Strauss, only one repellent on earth can extinguish them. He needs a Test hundred and he needs one smartish.

Michael Vaughan (right) says he woke up one morning and knew it was all over - but he doesn't believe that time has come yet for Strauss

Strauss is wrong to play county cricket, claims Vaughan

Ex-England captain says current incumbent is on hiding to nothing and should return for first Test – when he backs him to come good

Information Commissioner confesses: Motorman case is too big for us to handle

Christopher Graham tells Leveson Inquiry that tackling case of private eye Whittamore is 'impractical'

Panesar celebrates the taking of a wicket earlier today

Monty Panesar stakes claim for England Test return

Monty Panesar's timely five-wicket haul today added value to the theory England may yet use him as a second spinner in their Test series against Pakistan.

Cook strikes out in Dubai

Alastair Cook impresses in England's final warm up match

Alastair Cook played a near lone and highly-skilled hand to defy the Pakistan Cricket Board XI's pace and spin on day one of England's final warm-up match at the GCA ground.

England spinner Graeme Swann went for a scan yesterday

Swann an injury doubt but Onions relishes return

England were waiting anxiously last night for news of Graeme Swann's tight quadriceps. The world's leading off-spinner was bouncing around as ever like the Easter Bunny, if only metaphorically. He seemed blissfully unconcerned about the extent of the injury which forced him to miss most of the last day of the first practice match on Monday.

Swann is a doubt for the first Test against Pakistan

Chris Tremlett and Graeme Swann are doubts for England

Chris Tremlett and Graeme Swann's fitness remains in doubt for England's final warm-up match against a Pakistan Cricket Board XI tomorrow.

Insider's Guide: Brittany

This week, Jeremy Waldron, from villa and cottage holiday specialist Brittany Travel, reveals his tips for the best trips and treats beside the northern French seaside.

Onions back in Test frame after injuries hit Anderson and Tremlett

England may need to offer further evidence of their strength in depth following enforced changes yesterday to their squad for the fourth Test. Jimmy Anderson, one of the heroes of Edgbaston and of recent campaigns in general, has an injured quadriceps, and Chris Tremlett failed a fitness test on his back.

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