County Championship

Viljoen makes instant impact as Championship battle resumes

The two teams looking to challenge Essex at the top of Division Two of the County Championship both dismissed their opponents on day one as the latest round of action got underway while in Division One, teams battled to take advantage of leaders Middlesex not being in action.
23 August 2016
 

Championship wins for Essex, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Surrey

There were wins on day four of the the latest round of Specsavers County Championship matches for Hampshire, Surrey, Essex, Glamorgan and Gloucestershire.
16 August 2016

Middlesex build lead by beating Durham as others make moves

Day three of the latest round of Specsavers County Championship matches saw Middlesex extend their lead at the top of Division One by beating Durham by an innings at Lord's.
15 August 2016

County Championship leaders prosper on day two

Day two of the latest round of Specsavers County Championship matches saw leaders Middlesex and Essex, as well as Hampshire and Leicestershire, enjoy excellent days while elsewhere it was more evenly matched.
14 August 2016

Leaders Middlesex make great start, Yorkshire fight back

After a week of NatWest T20 Blast action, attention turns back to the Specsavers County Championship where eight matches started today with sides battling for early bonus points and positions of ascendency.
13 August 2016

Essex loan Yorkshire's Will Rhodes for Championship action

Yorkshire all-rounder Will Rhodes has gone on loan to Essex where he will be available for Specsavers County Championship action for the remainder of the season.
12 August 2016

Yorkshire sign Jake Lehmann as Championship cover

Yorkshire have signed Jake Lehmann, the son of Australia coach and ex-Yorkshire batsman Darren, as cover following Travis Head's One-Day International call-up.
9 August 2016

Middlesex maintain gap, Essex return to summit

All four Specsavers County Championship matches that ended today were drawn, which means Middlesex maintain a 13-point lead at the top of Division One and Essex are back on top of Division Two - by just one point.
7 August 2016

Championship wins for Kent, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Yorkshire

Kent, Northamptonshire, Somerset and Yorkshire claimed victories on another dramatic day of Specsavers County Championship action up and down the country.
6 August 2016

Third straight Championship title would be 'unbelievable' - Andrew Gale

Andrew Gale says he and his Yorkshire team-mates need no extra motivation to try to clinch a third County Championship title in a row, a feat he says would be "unbelievable" to achieve.
6 August 2016

County Championship milestones add to dramatic day

It was a day of milestones and high drama in the Specsavers County Championship with Ryan Sidebottom, Nick Selman and Will Smith having days to remember.
5 August 2016

Battles everywhere in County Championship action

There are now eight matches ongoing in the Specsavers County Championship and today's action proved something of a mixed bag with bowlers on top in some games, batsmen enjoying themselves in others, and some remaining very finely balanced.
4 August 2016

Glamorgan, Kent bowlers make early inroads

Two Specsavers County Championship Division Two matches got underway today and despite rain delays, Glamorgan and Kent made early inroads with the ball against Northamptonshire and Worcestershire respectively.
3 August 2016

Alex Lees wants more hundreds before season is out

Alex Lees says he wants to score more hundreds before the end of the season and help Yorkshire reach the knockout stages of at least one limited overs tournament.
28 July 2016

Leicestershire complete victory over Gloucestershire

Half-centuries from Paul Horton and captain Mark Cosgrove helped Leicestershire chase down 180 to beat Gloucestershire by six wickets on day three of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash in Cheltenham.
22 July 2016

Gloucestershire make headway before rain

Rain brought about an early close to day two of the Specsavers County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Leicestershire in Cheltenham with the home side leading by 98 runs with six second innings wickets in hand.
21 July 2016

County Championship wins for Glamorgan, Somerset & Surrey

There were wins for Somerset over Nottinghamshire, Surrey over Hampshire and Glamorgan over Derbyshire in the Specsavers County Championship while the game between Kent and Sussex ended in a draw.
20 July 2016

Durham win thriller against Lancashire

Durham held their nerve to beat Lancashire by two wickets after an entertaining final day of their Spesavers County Championship match in Southport while the other four ongoing games could well all end up as draws.
19 July 2016

Tom Poynton retires, bowlers fight back

Tom Poynton was forced to announce his retirement from professional cricket today, while on the field, the bowlers managed to redress the balance after a day dominated by batsmen yesterday.
18 July 2016

Aneurin Donald stars as batsmen prosper in County Championship

Aneurin Donald struck a century in a session for Glamorgan in what was the highlight of a day in the Specsavers County Championship where batsmen were generally more prolific than the bowlers.
17 July 2016