Title contenders Durham turned the screw against First Division leaders Yorkshire at Scarborough, stretching their overnight score of 406 for 6 to 573, their highest total since May 2011 and their biggest against Yorkshire, who closed the second day at 182 for 3 in reply, with New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson unbeaten on 76.
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Friday 01 May 2009
Saturday 25 April 2009
The suspicion that promoted Worcestershire face a tall task to avoid a rapid return to the Second Division appeared to be well founded at Trent Bridge, where Nottinghamshire won by an innings and five runs. Any hopes Worcestershire had of avoiding defeat disappeared in the morning session when four wickets fell, England's Stuart Broad claiming two.
Friday 17 April 2009
Ian Bell and Steve Harmison, two players fighting for an England future, experienced contrasting fortunes yesterday. While Bell moved smoothly to 172 for Warwickshire against Somerset at Taunton, Harmison failed to take a single wicket as Durham University were dismissed for 154.
Friday 06 March 2009
England captain Andrew Strauss hit an assured, unbeaten 42 as the visitors enjoyed a positive start to the fifth and final cricket Test against the West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval.
Saturday 28 February 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Wednesday 28 January 2009
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has shunned the chance to earn more than £100,000 by declining to take part in the lucrative Indian Premier League in April.
Tuesday 30 December 2008
It was always likely that Steven Davies would be summoned by England. In his case, this was on the grounds that he had something to offer both as gloveman and batsman rather than the perception that every wicketkeeper in England seems to be given a bash sooner or later.
Sunday 28 September 2008
England will take a squad of 15 players to India for the series of two Tests in December. Michael Vaughan, the erstwhile captain, will not be among them after informing the selectors that he urgently needs a break from the game.
Sunday 21 September 2008
The sleeping Bears have awoken. Or at least, at the first time of asking under Ashley Giles, Warwickshire have shaken themselves from their self-inflicted torpor.
Thursday 21 August 2008
Monday 18 August 2008
Sunday 17 August 2008
Wednesday 13 August 2008
South Africa 194 & 318 England 316 & 0-0: Pietersen counts his blessings as England toil towards victory
Monday 11 August 2008
The fate of Kevin Pietersen's first Test as England captain now lies in the hands of himself and his fellow batsmen. Yesterday's fourth day of the fourth Test ended with the match beautifully poised. A masterful 97 from AB de Villiers, and his 95-run eighth-wicket partnership with Paul Harris, allowed South Africa to ask England to score 197 if they are to complete a morale-boosting victory.
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