County Cricket

County Cricket Round-Up - 10th July

A round-up off all the latest county news, plus previews of tomorrow's Championship matches.
10 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 9th July

Durham CCC have confirmed that Australian batsmen Michael Di Venuto has been forced to retire from county cricket with immediate effect due to persistent injury problems.
9 July 2012

Somerset And Essex Qualify For Quarter-Finals

The other teams to make it through on the final day of group matches in the Friends Life t20 were Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire, with Yorkshire, Sussex and Hampshire joining them in the last eight.
8 July 2012

Eagles Soar On Rainy Day

Essex kept their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive - and in doing so ended Kent's - with a commanding performance at Canterbury.
6 July 2012

Stand Up For FLt20 - Bremner Impersonates Boycott

As the Friends Life t20 programme moves towards the end of the group stage, the 'Stand up for Friends Life t20' tour - led by Rory Bremner is also heading to its conclusion. One of the nation's favourite comedians and impressionists Rory Bremner has teamed up with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to front the comedy festival campaign which will see a host of comedians visiting Friends Life t20 games across the country.
6 July 2012

Yorkshire Win North Group Clash At Trent Bridge

There were Friends Life t20 wins today for Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Essex and Kent.
5 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 4th July

We round up all the news from another busy day on the county circuit.
4 July 2012

Lightning Extinguished At Trent Bridge

Lancashire will be left cursing Messrs Duckworth and Lewis after the rain meant that Nottinghamshire were set a rather generous 49 to win from five overs at Trent Bridge after the visitors had posted an impressive 178 for four from their 20 overs.
3 July 2012

More Gloom For Surrey Against Hampshire

Kevin Pietersen was dismissed from the first ball of the match to left-arm spinner Liam Dawson as Surrey lost a rain-affected encounter against Hampshire at The Oval.
2 July 2012

Dynamos End Foxes Title Defence

There were wins for Derbyshire, Durham and Worcestershire in today's Friends Life t20 action.
1 July 2012

Steelbacks Challenge Too Stiff For Dragons In Cardiff

Northamptonshire thrashed Glamorgan in the Midlands/West/Wales basement battle clash at Cardiff. The visitors' spin pairing of Con de Lange and James Middlebrook returned combined figures of six for 31 from eight overs as they strangled the middle-order.
30 June 2012

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