County Championship

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

Gloucestershire beat leaders Essex to go third

Gloucestershire wrapped up a convincing 61-run win over leaders Essex shortly after lunch on day four of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash at the Cheltenham College Ground.
16 July 2016

Essex, Gloucestershire set up intriguing final day

An intriguing final day is in store at the Cheltenham College ground after Essex closed day three of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire on 16 for one having been set 213 to win.
15 July 2016

County Championship Week Thirteen - Statistical Round up

As we enter the 13th week of the County Championship, Middlesex and Essex continue to top the Division One and Division Two points table respectively. Let us now take a look at a statistical round up of the upcoming week.
15 July 2016

Lyth double secures draw, Lawrence ton puts Essex ahead

Adam Lyth scored a double-century as Yorkshire and Surrey drew their Specsavers County Championship clash while Daniel Lawrence passed three figures to help Essex into the lead against Gloucestershire.
14 July 2016

Dramatic win for Middlesex as Essex, Yorkshire make headway

There was high drama at Taunton where Middlesex beat Somerset by two wickets in the final over of play to consolidate their position at the top of Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.
13 July 2016

Worcestershire hammer Northants, Trescothick steers Somerset ahead

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.
12 July 2016

Wheater hits double, Middlesex, Worcestershire produce comebacks

Adam Wheater struck an unbeaten double-century, Middlesex fought back against Somerset, Worcestershire pushed clear of Northamptonshire and rain frustrated Surry and Yorkshire in today's Specsavers County Championship action.
11 July 2016

Strong starts for Hampshire, Middlesex, Northants

Liam Dawson was the only player to score a century as three Specsavers County Championship matches got underway today, Hampshire, Middlesex and Northamptonshire having good days.
10 July 2016

County Championship Week Twelve - Statistical Round up

At the end of week 11 of the County Championship, Middlesex and Essex claimed the pole position of the points table in Division One and Division Two respectively. Ahead of the 12th week, it is time for a statistical round up.
8 July 2016

Warwickshire appoint Trott and Porterfield as vice-captains

Jonathan Trott has been appointed as Warwickshire's first-class vice-captain and William Porterfield is to occupy the same role in limited overs cricket.
8 July 2016

Middlesex go top, Essex see off brave Kent

Records were broken in today's Specsavers County Championship action as Essex eventually overcame Kent's brave resistance, Middlesex went top of the pile and Derbyshire's game against Northamptonshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
6 July 2016

Glamorgan hold off Sussex, Kent, Worcestershire fight back

Glamorgan produced a battling final day performance to draw their County Championship match against Sussex while elsewhere, Kent and Worcestershire produced stirring comebacks on a day where bat generally dominated ball.
5 July 2016

Warwickshire beat Surrey as Sussex pair go big

Warwickshire completed victory over Surrey in three days in Guildford, riding on a five-wicket haul from Jeetan Patel, while there was plenty of action and excitement elsehwere in the County Championship, including some big runs scored by Sussex pair Luke Wells and Ben Brown.
4 July 2016

Trott, Bell impress for Warwickshire, Broad leads Nottinghamshire fightback

A brilliant century from Jonathan Trott and half-centuries from Ian Bell and Tim Ambrose has put Warwickshire in control of their Specsavers County Championship Division One game against Surrey on day two.
4 July 2016

Finch hits ton on Surrey debut, Rudolph digs in for Glamorgan

Two Specsavers County Championship matches got underway today and two innings stood out - Aaron Finch's ton for Surrey and Jacques Rudolph's effort for Glamorgan - as the bowlers had a decent day.
2 July 2016