Mark Wood says England won’t lack intensity in ODI series against beleaguered Sri Lanka

Mark Wood insists England’s one-day international series against Sri Lanka is of huge importance and that they will not be taking the beleaguered tourists lightly over the three games. Test and T20 cricket dominate England’s impending calendar with a five-match Test series at home to India and an Ashes series in Australia sandwiching the autumn’s UAE-bound T20 World Cup The

» Read more

Sam Billings targeting T20 World Cup and England Test place after ‘deflating year’ so far

England’s Sam Billings is targeting a T20 World Cup spot and breaking into the Test side after a “deflating” year so far. Billings’ knock of 24 from 29 balls during England’s series-sealing win over Sri Lanka in Thursday’s second T20 international in Cardiff – in which he shared a crucial half-century partnership with Liam Livingstone – was just his fifth

» Read more

Mural unveiled to celebrate the start of Manchester Original’s campaign at The Hundred 

A striking new work of street art, by AkseP19, has been unveiled by Manchester Originals ahead of the start of the The Hundred. The imagery on Barlow Hall Road, Chorlton, shows two of the international stars who will be turning out for Manchester Originals in this year’s competition – Matthew Parkinson and Harmanpreet Kaur. Parkinson, 24, a spin bowler from

» Read more

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Central Sparks’ Emily Arlott takes hat-trick in win over Southern Vipers

Emily Arlott took four wickets in an over – including a hat-trick – as Central Sparks thrashed defending champions Southern Vipers by 120 runs to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The 23-year-old seamer trapped Maia Bouchier (1) on the crease with the first ball of her fourth over before claiming her hat-trick with

» Read more

County Championship: Ben Sanderson and Gareth Berg share 19 wickets as Northants thump Sussex

Gareth Berg and Ben Sanderson shared 19 wickets in the match as Northamptonshire quashed Sussex by an innings and 120 runs in the LV= Insurance County Championship. The fast-bowling duo returned match figures of 19-189 – with fellow seamer Tom Taylor thwarting the chance for a clean sweep with the victory confirming scalp. Veteran Berg, 40, claimed career-best figures of

» Read more

Ross Taylor hands New Zealand injury scare on first day of training camp ahead of England Test series

New Zealand have suffered a scare ahead of next month’s Test series against England after Ross Taylor picked up a calf injury. The 37-year-old batsman sustained the injury in the nets during the first day of New Zealand’s training camp, and left the field to undergo a scan. Head coach Gary Stead said: “The reports I’ve had so far is

» Read more

New Zealand skittle Bangladesh for 131 in emphatic eight-wicket win in ODI series opener

New Zealand needed only 21.2 overs to chase down Bangladesh’s total of 131 and win the first of their three one-day internationals by eight wickets. Bangladesh were bowled out by the hosts in just 41.5 overs after being put into bat first. Mahmudullah’s 27 from 54 balls was the highest score. In reply, after Martin Guptill crashed 38 runs from

» Read more
1 2 3 8