Leach free to play in County decider

England bowler Jack Leach can take part in Somerset in their County Championship decider against Essex.
The slow left hander has been with the England squad for the whole of the Ashes and his summer got off to a perfect start when he batted a 92 against Ireland in their warm up game as night read more...

Harmer hails ‘special’ Blast victory

Essex captain Simon Harmer has hailed their victory in the T20 Blast as

special
after playing a vital part in their success.
Worcestershire, who were hoping to retain the title, set Essex a target of 145 at Edgbaston and it went right down to the wire. Essex were in read more...

Shakib stars in Bangladesh victory

Captain Shakib Al Hasan top-scored with 70 as Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by four wickets in the first of two Twenty20 matches.
The world's top all-rounder hit eight fours and one six in his 45-ball knock as the Tigers reached their target of 139 with one over to spare. Afghanistan made 138- read more...

Ali relaxed on Test future

Moeen Ali says he's not concerned by the loss of his England Test contract and believes it could be beneficial in the long-run.
The ECB revealed on Friday who had been offered a central contract for the next cycle, which starts on 1 October, and all-rounder Ali's name was a notable omission. read more...

Dananjaya banned from bowling

Sri Lanka all-rounder Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling for 12 months because of a suspect action.
Akila had been reported to the ICC for a suspect action whilst playing for Sri Lanka against New Zealand in Gallle back in August.
The ICC then flew the 25-year-old to the Sri Ra read more...

Smith tipped to reclaim captaincy

Former Australian World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting has tipped star batsman Steve Smith to skipper the Baggy Greens in the future.
Smith lost his position as the Aussie skipper after the ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa and was banned for a year but, after a summer where he led th read more...

Smith tipped to get captaincy back

Former Australian World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting has tipped star batsman Steve Smith to skipper the Baggy Greens in the future.
Smith lost his position as the Aussie skipper after the ball tampering fiasco in South Africa and was banned for a year but, after a summer where he led th read more...

Hadlee lauds Broad after sparkling Ashes

New Zealand legend Sir Richard Hadlee says England's Stuart Broad is

on the verge of greatness
after his Ashes success.
Broad, who grew up watching and idolising Hadlee, sought out the former Nottinghamshire team-mate of his father for advice on improving his action read more...

Root wants to keep his job

England skipper Joe Root has insisted he is still the right man to captain the Test side despite failing to win back the Ashes.
England drew the five-Test series against Australia 2-2 with many questioning Root's role as skipper amid claims he was too negative, while it was also suggested l read more...

Sakande calls time on Sussex career

Sussex pace bowler Abi Sakande has confirmed he will leave the county when the current campaign concludes.
The 24-year-old Chester-born bowler came through Sussex's academy to earn his first-team debut about a touring Pakistan side in 2016. Sakande has gone on to make 14 first-class matches read more...