County Cricket

Surrey Handed Right Royal Thrashing

Hampshire continued their fine recent form with a seven-wicket demolition of an apparently distracted Surrey at Southampton. The Lions made just 94 for six from their 20 overs after electing to bat, with Gareth Batty once again skippering the side.
30 June 2012

Hales The Hero - This Time For Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire comfortably dispatched Durham at Trent Bridge to stay second in the North Group of the Friends Life t20. The Outlaws posted a formidable 210 for three from their 20 overs after choosing to bat, with England hero Alex Hales hitting 88 from only 51 balls and sharing a second-wicket partnership worth 142 with Riki Wessels.
29 June 2012

Sharks Stay Top Of South Group After Closely-Fought Win

Will Beer played a gem of an innings to help Sussex beat Essex at Chelmsford. He struck 12 from only five balls and led the way as the Sharks comfortably got the 10 runs they needed off the last over. The win means they remain top of the South Group after six games, with Essex four points behind in second.
28 June 2012

All-Round Pyrah Helps Yorkshire To Victory

There were wins for Yorkshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire and Durham in this evening's Friends Life t20 action, while the University match at The Parks ended in a tame draw.
27 June 2012

Denly And Stirling Blast Middlesex To Victory

There were wins for Somerset and Middlesex in the Friends Life t20 this evening, while the Varsity match at The Parks remained evenly poised going into the final day.
26 June 2012

Lightning Down Dynamos At Old Trafford

Yasir Arafat and Gary Keedy combined to bowl Durham out for just 121 at Old Trafford and set up an eight-wicket win for Lancashire in today's only Friends Life t20 match.
25 June 2012

Overseas Stars Excel In Friends Life t20

There were wins for Sussex and Hampshire in the Friends Life t20 today, with Scott Styris and Glenn Maxwell the star performers.
24 June 2012

Spineless Steelbacks Condemned To Fourth Defeat

Northamptonshire recorded their fourth straight defeat in this year's competition with a 14-run loss to Worcestershire at Wantage Road.
23 June 2012

Hildreth Stars On Bumper Day Of Twenty20 Cricket

On a day when all 18 counties were in action for the first time in this season's Friends Life t20 competition, there were wins for Leicestershire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Essex, Sussex, Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Kent.
22 June 2012

Rory Bremner Brings 'Something Completely Different' To Friends Life t20

One of the nation's favourite comedians and impressionists Rory Bremner is teaming up with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and fronting a comedy festival campaign which will see a host of comedians visiting Friends Life t20 games across the country - Rory Bremner’s 'Stand Up for Friends Life t20' tour.
22 June 2012

Eagles Fend Off Panthers Fightback

A brilliant eighth-wicket stand between Steven Crook and Ollie Rayner was not quite enough to help Middlesex to a famous victory under the Lord's floodlights. The Panthers had slipped to 88 for seven in the 15th over in pursuit of Essex's 155 for six, as Tim Phillips made the most of some questionable shots from the home side’s batsmen to take three for 27.
21 June 2012

Foxes Struck Down By Lightning

There were wins for Lancashire, Durham and Essex in tonight's Friends Life t20 action.
20 June 2012

Evans Guides Bears To Maiden Twenty20 Win

Plus news of an approach by Derbyshire for Worcestershire seamer Richard Jones.
19 June 2012

Maynard Death Overshadows County Action

There were wins for Yorkshire and Middlesex in tonight's Friends Life t20 action.
18 June 2012

Spitfires Down Lions At Beckenham

Surrey's winning run finally came to an end as they slipped to an eight-wicket defeat at Beckenham, whilst there were wins elsewhere for Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Worcestershire, Somerset, Yorkshire and.. on a bumper day of action in the Friends Life t20.
17 June 2012

Father's Day Friends Life t20 Preview

We preview all seven of the Friends Life t20 matches scheduled for Father's Day and hope that the rain keeps away.
16 June 2012

Lancashire Add To Leicestershire's Misery

There was also a closely-contested win for Durham over Yorkshire, while the evening's other matches succumbed to the elements.
15 June 2012

Success For Surrey But Rain Wins The Day

Rain washed out three of today's five Friends Life t20 matches, with only those at Derby and Lord's played to a result.
14 June 2012

Somerset And Surrey Off To A Winning Start

Surrey and Somerset got their Friends Life t20 tournament off to a winning start with wins over Essex and Warwickshire on the second day of matches in this season's competition. We also preview the third day of matches.
13 June 2012

Cricket World County Player Of The Week - Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara is the winner of this week's award. He was the only man to reach three figures twice last week, with scores of 120 not out and 174 against Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire respectively.
13 June 2012