Last Thursday saw our under 19s make their debut in the NatWest Club T20, eventually losing to Cannock by 21 runs in a close game. Captain Ollie Deakin returned both the best bowling figures with 4/31 and top scored with 30 in the run chase to complete a fine individual performance, recovering well from having selected twelve players to play in the game.
England batsman Gary Ballance, who has been recalled to the Test side for the first match against Pakistan at Lord’s, dismissed concerns over his groin injury and said that he is fit to play on Thursday.
Rain interrupted proceedings significantly in the Specsavers County Championship today, but in what play that was possible, Worcestershire thrashed Northamptonshire and Somerset got their noses back ahead against Middlesex.
Famous cricketing journalist Qamar Ahmed has seen more than 700 Tests, but only two professional football matches in his life, one of which was the 1966 World Cup final, as Matt Eastley recently discovered.
Almost exactly 100 years after his death at the Battle of the Somme, Warwickshire cricketer Percy Jeeves will be honoured when the P. G. Wodehouse Society plant a tree in his memory during the Cheltenham Cricket Festival.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been called up to the 13-man West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI squad which will face India in the second tour match in a three-day game that will be played in St Kitts between 14th and 16th July.