The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have paid tribute to blind cricketer Heindrich Swanepoel, who died suddenly today aged 43.
Swanepoel was a member of the England blind squad which won the Ashes in 2004 and 2008 and was due to travel to India to play in the upcoming Blind World T20 competition.
The ECB have announced the players who have earnt central contracts for the forthcoming 2012-13 season. As expected, Kevin Pietersen is omitted from the 10-man list, while four players have been awarded incremental contracts, including Graham Onions who was not on last year's list.
Wimbledon Cricket Club won the ECB National Club t20 Finals with a convincing seven wicket victory over Northern Cricket Club at Edgbaston yesterday.
Wimbledon, who also won the Surrey Championship this season, took early wickets with disciplined bowling from Darren Hooey (3-28), Will Leith (2-11) and captain Neil Turk (2-8) to bowl Northern out for 90 in the final over.
Durham claimed an eight-wicket victory over Cornwall in the ECB U15 Boys County Cup B Division Final at Kibworth Cricket Club in Leicestershire, yesterday. After electing to bat, Cornwall were restricted to 88 and were bowled out in the 31st over in an innings which saw Durham captain Jack Burnham take 4-19 from five overs.
The Lancashire team, who also won the ECB U14 County Cup Final in 2011, beat Buckinghamshire in the semi-final before taking the title against their South Coast opponents. After being put into bat, Lancashire scored 303-8, thanks to half centuries from Callum Turner (75), Callum Parkinson (61) and Mark Waddington (51).
Former England international off-spinner Peter Such has been name as the England & Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) Lead Spin Bowling Coach.
He has been undertaking the role on a part-time basis for the last three years but will now be based permanently in Loughborough.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) as well as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has backed the ECB Disciplinary Panel's decison to hand Danish Kaneria a lifetime ban.
Kaneria has been banned from any involvement in cricket under the auspices of the ECB after he was found guilty of corruption, and former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield was handed a five-year ban.
The England & Wales Cricket Board has handed former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria a life ban and banned Mervyn Westfield for five years for breaching its anti-corruption code.
A three-man disciplinary panel had earlier found Kaneria guilty of two breaches and Westfield one, before sentencing them later in the day.
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been found guilty of two breaches of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) anti-corruption code by its disciplinary panel following a contested hearing.
The charges relate to a match between Essex and Durham in 2009, where now jailed fast bowler Mervyn Westfield has admitted to accepting a bribe to underperform by conceding a minimum number of runs in his first over.
Despite Luke Sugg’s unbeaten 107, England Visually Impaired cricket team suffered an eight wicket defeat in the second One-Day International against Australia at Malvern College yesterday.
The Warwickshire batsman shared a 77-run partnership with Andy Powers who hit his second century of the series.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has unveiled its summer cricket programme for 2013, which includes tours by Australia and New Zealand and the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Ashes Tests will be hosted by Trent Bridge, Lord's, Old Trafford, The Kia Oval and the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has set up a new anti-corruption team which will closely monitor limited overs matches in domestic cricket.
The news comes on the same day that Mazhar Majeed and Mervyn Westfield both lost appeals against their sentences for involvement in separate spot-fixing cases.
Despite Andy Powers' 118-run stand, England Visually Impaired cricket team were defeated by Australia in the first one-day International of the three match series, at Malvern College yesterday.
The hosts opted to insert Australia and bowled the tourists out for 319 in the 40th over. As England openers Matt Dean and Mo Khatri took to the crease, the game unfolded to be one of tactics as both teams were evenly matched on talent.
There were wins for the Unicorns, Lancashire, Middlesex, Sussex, Surrey, Yorkshire and Hampshire in today's Clydesdale Bank 40 action.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed that a disciplinary hearing into alleged corruption by Mervyn Westfield and Danish Kaneria has been adjourned.
The hearing will now be held on 18th June following a request from Kaneria's lawyers.
The rain finally relented to allow for more or less a full day's cricket as the fifth round of the LV= County Championship got underway. There were notable for performances from Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen, Yorkshire wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow, and South Africa and Essex batsman Alviro Petersen, among others on the opening day.