County Cricket

County Cricket Round-Up - 26th July

After the excitement of the four Friends Life t20 quarter-finals on Tuesday and Wednesday, we return to LV= County Championship action. Two of the three title contenders are in action in this round of matches: Nottinghamshire host Sussex and Warwickshire host relegation-threatened Surrey. We preview the fixtures below.
26 July 2012

Magnificent McKenzie Proves Too Much For Outlaws

Hampshire beat Nottinghamshire in what was by far the closest of the four quarter-finals at Trent Bridge. Neil McKenzie guided the Royals home by hitting three of the last four balls for four as they won off the final ball of the match.
25 July 2012

Cricket World Extras - Dean Headley Talks England And Olympics

Exclusive interview with former Kent and England fast bowler Dean Headley as he talks about England's summer and whether cricket should be included in the Olympics.
25 July 2012

Root, Miller And Ballance Pummel Pears

Gary Ballance helped Yorkshire hit 72 runs from the final four overs of their innings; something which proved to be the difference for the home side in their Friends Life t20 quarter-final against Worcestershire. They prevailed by 29 runs in a high-scoring encounter at Headingley.
25 July 2012

Who Will Join Sussex And Somerset At Finals Day?

Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire and Hampshire will be battling it out this evening to join Somerset and Sussex at Friends Life t20 Finals Day on 25th August. We preview both matches below.
25 July 2012

Super Styris Smashes Sussex Into Semis

A breathtaking innings from Scott Styris earnt Sussex a place at next month's Friends Life t20 Finals Day. The former New Zealand all-rounder hit 100 off only 37 balls; including hitting 38 off the 18th over which was bowled by the hapless James Fuller.
24 July 2012

Somerset Reach Another Finals Day

A valiant knock of 47 from only 24 balls by Ryan ten Doeschate wasn't enough to save a lacklustre Essex batting effort as they comfortably failed to chase down Somerset’s total of 175 for six at Taunton.
24 July 2012

Prior, Cook And Bopara Made Available For Quarter-Finals

After the disappointment of losing the first Test against South Africa today, three of England's batsmen are thrust back into county action tomorrow as Ravi Bopara, Alastair Cook and Matt Prior have all been made available by the ECB for Friends Life t20 quarter-final duty.
23 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 22nd July

A round-up of all the action from a busy day on the county circuit.
22 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 21st July

There were a couple of dramatic finishes today in the LV= County Championship as Warwickshire suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Somerset, and Durham almost pulled off an unlikely win over Sussex.
21 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 20th July

Moeen Ali took another six wickets to condemn County Champions Lancashire to defeat inside three days at Old Trafford.
20 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 19th July

Sixteen of the counties were in action today as the LV= County Championship continued after its mid-season break.
19 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 18th July

A round-up of all the play that was possible on another rain-lashed day of action on the county circuit.
18 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 17th July

The rain relented to allow Glamorgan and Gloucestershire to record important wins in the LV= County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40. There was also a win for Nottinghamshire over Hampshire in the evening CB40 fixture at Trent Bridge.
17 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 16th July

Rain ruined virtually all of the county action that was due to take place today, with Sussex's Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Kent and the third day of Northamptonshire's match against Glamorgan both abandoned without a ball bowled.
16 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 15th July

Wins for Warwickshire and Hampshire meant that they leapt to the top of Division One of the LV= County Championship and Group B of the Clydesdale Bank 40 respectively on another entertaining day on the county circuit.
15 July 2012

Sarwan And Taylor Star In Last-Ball Thriller

Leicestershire's seventh-wicket pair of Robert Taylor and Will Jones hit 29 off the last two overs to record a thrilling win over Worcestershire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 at Grace Road. Worcestershire left-armer David Lucas looked to have won the match for his side as his sixth over yielded three wickets, including the key one of Ramnaresh Sarwan for a dazzling 86-ball 100. However, Gareth Andrew's last over went for 13 as Will Jones played an audacious ramp shot to the first ball he faced to earn a boundary and leave the Foxes needing 16 from the final over.
14 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 14th July

A combination of more rain and already sodden outfields meant that not a single ball was bowled in any of today's LV= County Championship matches.
14 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 13th July

Generations of England batsmen present and hopefully future made their mark in today's LV= County Championship matches. Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen both found form in the first division ahead of next week's first Test against South Africa, while Joe Root - seen by many as Strauss' successor at the top of England's order - hit an undefeated 222 for Yorkshire.
13 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 12th July

A round-up of all the latest news and action from the county circuit.
12 July 2012