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A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at the Stadium of Light

A brilliant 83 from Jason Roy, pictured, off only 78 balls, with five sixes, confirmed that Surrey's cavalier spirit is not dead

Notts stay in hot pursuit of leaders

Nottinghamshire 328 Surrey 252-6 (Match drawn)

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Traffic police have appealed for witnesses after a woman died in a crash which forced the closure of a motorway for more than five hours.

Moeen Ali picked up career-best figures with his off-breaks

Ali spins Lancashire towards trapdoor

Title-holders Lancashire are in danger of being dragged into a relegation battle after they were bowled out for their lowest Championship total on their home ground for 49 years by struggling Worcestershire at Old Trafford yesterday.

County Championship round-up: Bairstow's struggles go on after England rejection

Jonny Bairstow still cannot find the restorative runs for Yorkshire that would soothe being dropped from England's Test side. After scoring 25 in total in five Twenty20 knocks and then copping a first-ball dismissal in his only first-class innings since the final Test against West Indies, Bairstow at least made a start against Derbyshire in the top-of-the-table Division Two clash at Chesterfield, but was out for 27 when he dragged a ball from Tony Palladino on to his stumps.

William Haggas steps Valiant up in class and trip at Newmarket

Valiant can take up the gauntlet in St Leger trial

Haggas colt fast-tracked to Group company, as July Meeting opens amid gathering clouds

Nick Compton: Scored an unbeaten 42 for Somerset as they went through

Compton and Hildreth take Somerset into T20 quarter-finals

Somerset swept into the Friends Life T20 quarter-finals with a comfortable seven-wicket win against Worcestershire at New Road yesterday. The Royals were kept to 119 for 7 despite an unbeaten 45 by Phil Hughes; Somerset powered home thanks to a stand of 59 Nick Compton and James Hildreth. Hildreth made 35 not out and Compton 42 not out.

Man hurt in shooting near Redditch snack bar

A man has been shot in the chest and leg after an argument broke out near a town centre snack bar, police said.

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.

Man denies murder of vicar and retired teacher

A man today denied the murders of a vicar and a retired teacher.

Man killed as flood waters rise

A man has died after being swept away by floodwater as heavy rain and thunderstorms battered parts of central and northern England.

Compton reaches milestone to lift expectation burden

Worcestershire 340 Somerset 277-7

Nick Compton: The Somerset batsman watches the rain from the balcony at New Road yesterday

County Championship round-up: Compton cruelly denied by the rain

In the end, it was the occupational hazard of rain that did for Nick Compton's attempt to become only the ninth batsman in 117 years to score 1,000 first-class runs before the end of May, leaving him stranded on nine not out as Somerset reached 27 for 2 before the weather intervened at Worcester yesterday.

Somerset's Nick Compton stoops to field at New Road yesterday

County Championship round-up: Worcestershire dig in to keep Compton short of landmark

Nick Compton's attempt to become only the third batsman since the war to complete 1,000 first-class runs before the end of May is in danger of ending in frustration after Worcestershire's batsmen dominated the opening day of the match with Somerset at New Road yesterday.

County Championship round-up: Meaker's best return goes to waste in mild draw

Stuart Meaker took a career-best 8 for 52 to give Surrey what appeared to be an excellent chance to record their second win of the season against Somerset at The Oval only for Rory Hamilton-Brown, who is normally the most positive of captains, to suffer a rare attackof conservatism.

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