New Zealand

Brice Stars As Woodland Extend Their Lead

Chris Brice produced a fine all-round performance as defending champions Woodlands extended their lead in the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division on the day bottom club Saltaire gained a surprise win at Hanging Heaton.
5 June 2013

Carlisle And Furness Stay In The Lead

Carlisle remain on top of the North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division, two points ahead of Furness, after both sides took victories this weekend. Carlisle beat Whitehaven by seven wickets while Furness hammered Millom by 112 runs in a one-sided match.
3 June 2013

Hertford, Old Finchleians Maintain Unbeaten Records

Just two teams - Hertford and Old Finchleians - are now unbeaten at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League after the weekend's action. Hertford dismissed Luton Town & Indians for 74 and cruised to an eight-wicket win while Old Finchleians chased down 273 to beat Ampthill Town.
3 June 2013

Ealing Stay Ahead As Stanmore Drop Back

Ealing mantained their three-point lead over Hampstead at the top of the 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League as both teams won over the weekend. Ealing were pushed hard by Stanmore before winning by three wickets while Hampstead beat Twickenham by seven wickets. Stanmore's defeat has allowed Richmond, who beat Winchmore Hill by 72 runs, into third place in the table.
3 June 2013

Guptill Hammers England, New Zealand Win Series

Martin Guptill played one of the great One-Day International innings as New Zealand emphatically beat England by 86 runs to move into an unassailable 2-0 series lead at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Guptill's 189 not out in 155 balls laid the foundations for New Zealand to post 359 for three and although Jonathan Trott struck a 98-ball century in reply, England fell well short, bowled out for 273 in 44.1 overs.
2 June 2013

All-Round New Zealand Outclass England

A Martin Guptill century helped New Zealand recover from the loss of two wickets in the first over of their run chase to overhaul England's modest total of 227 for nine with more than three overs to spare at Lord's. England had been poor with the bat as Mitchell McClenaghan and Kyle Mills bowled tidy opening spells before Tim Southee removed both openers, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, in quick succession.
31 May 2013

England Call Up Rankin To Cover For Injuries

England have responded to losing senior pace bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn to injury by calling up Irish-capped Warwickshire quick man Boyd Rankin. Broad and Finn will miss the second One-Day International with knee and shin injuries while Tim Bresnan may miss part of the series as his wife is expected to give birth in the next week.
31 May 2013

Broad, Finn Ruled Out Of First Two ODIs

England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn have been ruled out of the first two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand with knee and shin injuries respectively. Broad bruised his right knee during the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley while Finn suffered shin soreness and both players will be reassessed next week with a view to being available for the third and final match at Trent Bridge on 5th June.
31 May 2013

Veteran Spinner Smith Tops Bowling MVPs

Jack Leaning and Luis Reece continue to lead the way in the Cricket World Club Most Valuable Player Batting and Overall Ratings. However, there is a new leader at the top of the Bowling Ratings. Veteran Saffron Walden left-arm spinner Tim Smith has now played the required minimum number of matches to enter the list and does so in top spot.
30 May 2013

Boult Out, Butler In As New Zealand Injuries Mount

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of the One-Day International series with England and the ICC Champions Trophy with a torn side muscle. He picked up the injury during England's 247-run victory in the second and final Test and has been replaced in New Zealand's squad by Ian Butler.
30 May 2013

Fakhar Hussein Equals Bradford League Record

Overseas batsman Fakhar Hussain equalled the Bradford League’s highest score of 214 as he helped Windhill to a 115-run win at bottom club Great Horton in the Second Division. Hussain slammed 15 sixes and 20 fours as he equalled the record set by Azam Khan playing for Hartshead Moor against Keighley in 1998. It was only the fifth individual score of more than 200 in the 110 year history of the league.
30 May 2013

Dernbach Added To England ODI Squad

England have added Jade Dernbach to their One-Day International squad as quick bowling cover for Tim Bresnan, whose wife is due to give birth during the series with New Zealand. England take on the Black Caps at Lord's, Southampton and Trent Bridge on 31st May, 2nd June and 5th June and Bresnan will be allowed to leave to be with his wife.
30 May 2013

Tight At The Top After Wet Bank Holiday Weekend

Just two points separate Carlisle (92) and Furness (90) at the top a tightly contested North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier Division Table after the Bank Holiday action. This week, Carlisle beat Wigton by 80 runs and Furness beat Haverigg by six wickets and they are both closely followed by Cleator (84), Haverigg (83) and Keswick (82).
29 May 2013

Four Teams Remain Unbeaten At The Top

Four teams have protected their unbeaten records at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League and 13 points separate them. Leading the way are Hertford with 67 points ahead of Totteridge Milhillians (63), Old Fincheians (54) and Hitchin (52) close behind.
29 May 2013

Ealing Take Over Top Spot

Ealing sit on top of the 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League and are one point clear of Teddington after a six-wicket win over Eastcote this weekend. While Ealing (21 points), Hampstead (18) and Stanmore (15) are all unbeaten since the start of the season, Teddington have won two and lost one, their latest victory coming against Hornsey, by the margin of 51 runs.
29 May 2013

England Made To Wait Before Sealing Huge Victory

England were made to wait by both the rain and some dogged New Zealand resistance before eventually claiming a 2-0 series victory with a 247-run win in the second and final Test at Headingley. Lunch was taken early after England had removed Brendon McCullum and following a lengthy delay, New Zealand were bowled out for 220 having been set a nominal 468 to win.
28 May 2013

Luis Reece The Early Leader Of Cricket World Club MVPs

Lancashire, Leeds/Bradford MCCU and Unicorns all-rounder Luis Reece is the early leader of the Cricket World Most Valuable Player Overall Ratings. With the early rounds of the 2013 club cricket season completed and most players, at least in the northern leagues, having played the minimum number of three matches to qualify for an appearance in the ratings, the 22 year-old has emerged as the stand-out player.
24 May 2013

Watling, Martin Out Of Headingley Test, Guptill Returns

New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling has been ruled out of the second and final Test against England which begins at Headingley on Friday with a knee injury. He picked up the injury during New Zealand's 170-run defeat in the opening match at Lord's and will be replaced - as he was at the home of cricket - as wicket-keeper by captain Brendon McCullum.
22 May 2013

Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Second Test Top Tips

Try and beat with bookies with our stats update on the second Test Match at Headingley. England convincingly won the opening Test by 170 runs at Lord's, but can they repeat the trick in Leeds?
22 May 2013

Bracewell Replaces Ellis In New Zealand Champions Trophy Squad

New Zealand have replaced injured all-rounder Andrew Ellis with fast bowler Doug Bracewell in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy. Ellis was ruled out of the tournament earlier this month with a broken rib and will also miss the three One-Day Internationals against England which begin later this month.
21 May 2013

Mr Predictor - Who Will Be England's Next Coach?