County Cricket

Honours even as County Championship returns

Six teams returned to four-day cricket in the Specsavers County Championship and in all three matches, honours were relatively even after the first day's play.
19 June 2016

Yorkshire off the mark as Bears, Somerset also win

Yorkshire registered their first win of the NatWest T20 Blast campaign by beating Derbyshire by a single run while there were also wins today for Birmingham Bears and Somerset.
19 June 2016

Four-wicket T20 Blast win lifts Notts Outlaws to fourth

Captain Dan Christian and West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell guided Notts Outlaws to a four-wicket victory over Worcestershire Rapids in the NatWest T20 Blast in today's only county cricket action.
18 June 2016

T20 Blast wins for Bears, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Northants & Surrey

There were wins in tonight's NatWest T20 Blast matches for Birmingham Bears, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and Surrey.
17 June 2016

Derbyshire appoint John Sadler as head coach for rest of season

Derbyshire have moved quickly to appoint John Sadler as Head Coach for the rest of the season and he replaces Graeme Welch, who resigned earlier this month.
17 June 2016

Essex miss out on Adam Milne through injury

Essex have been handed a blow with the news that New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne will not be joining them for their NatWest T20 Blast campaign after suffering an elbow injury that requires surgery.
17 June 2016

Yorkshire CCC, local clubs to pay tribute to Jo Cox MP

Yorkshire will pay tribute to Jo Cox MP, who was killed in her Batley and Spen constituency yesterday, ahead of tonight's NatWest T20 Blast game against Nottinghamshire at Headingley.
17 June 2016

Gloucestershire win well as rain hits elsewhere

Gloucestershire beat Essex by eight wickets to move into fourth place in the South Group in the only NatWest T20 Blast game played this evening that survived the weather.
16 June 2016

We can still qualify for T20 Blast quarter-finals - Alex Lees

Yorkshire Vikings captain Alex Lees is adamant that his side can still qualify for the quarter-final stages of the NatWest T20 Blast despite making a bad start to this year's competition.
16 June 2016

Yorkshire re-sign Azeem Rafiq, recall Josh Shaw

Yorkshire have handed off-spinner Azeem Rafiq a contract until the end of the season and recalled quick bowler Josh Shaw from his loan spell at Gloucestershire.
16 June 2016

Gloucestershire expecting record crowd for Somerset clash

Gloucestershire are expecting a record crowd at the County Ground in Bristol for Friday's NatWest T20 Blast derby clash with Somerset.
15 June 2016

Essex go top as rain hits one-day and T20 programme

Essex beat Kent by five wickets to move to the top of the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group table while rain caused two matches in the North Group and the day's only scheduled NatWest T20 fixture to be abandoned.
15 June 2016

Worcestershire urge fans to turn New Road yellow for Cricket Versus Cancer

Worcestershire stand-in captain Jack Leach is urging the club's fans to turn New Road yellow on 1st July in support of batsman Tom Fell and first-team scorer Dawn Pugh who have both been battling cancer.
15 June 2016

Paul Walter signs first professional deal at Essex

All-rounder Paul Walter has signed a two-year contract with Essex, his first professional deal with the club, the county have confirmed.
15 June 2016

Birmingham Bears sign Matthew Wade for T20 Blast

Birmingham Bears have signed Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade for the final six matches of the NatWest T20 Blast group stage as a replacement for New Zealand's Luke Ronchi.
15 June 2016

One-Day Cup wins for Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Yorkshire

There were Royal London One-Day Cup wins for Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Yorkshire as teams managed to complete their matches despite the bad weather hitting most of England and Wales.
14 June 2016

2016 Royal London One-Day Cup Week Two - Statistical Preview

With the action-packed week two of Royal London One-Day Cup ready to get underway, let us take a look at the key statistics in play.
11 June 2016

2016 NatWest T20 Blast - Statistical Preview

The first week of the NatWest Twenty20 Blast is upon us and there is plenty of cricketing action in store for the fans. Here are a few key statistics that lie ahead of the first week.
18 May 2016

Do Australia need to rethink their approach to county cricket?

Many reasons were put forward to explain Australia’s Ashes defeat: poor selection, but one of the more interesting theories was that not enough of the best Australian cricketers are playing in English county cricket.
30 November 2015

ECB announce new helmet safety measures

From the start of next season, the England and Wales Cricket Board have made it compulsory for men and women playing professional cricket to wear helmets when batting or fielding close to the wicket.
27 November 2015