New Zealand

Bell Fit For Second Test As England Unchanged

Batsman Ian Bell has been passed fit and England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the second and final Test against New Zealand. Bell struggled throughout the opening Test in Lord's - won so impressively by England - with a bout of tonsillitis but has been cleared to play at Headingley from Friday (24th May).
21 May 2013

Broad Best Demolishes New Zealand

A Test match that has swung this way and that throughout finally lurched towards England for one last decisive time as they humbled New Zealand for just 68 to win by 170 runs not long after lunch on day four. Stuart Broad answered his critics in the best possible manner by taking a career-best seven for 44 as the tourists folded.
19 May 2013

Manningham Mills Take Over Top Spot

Manningham Mills are the new leaders of the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division after gaining maximum points as they beat Baildon by 88 runs at Scotchman Road. Opener Adal Islam was top scorer against his old club with 80 not out in Mills' formidable total of 264-5.
17 May 2013

Jonny Moxon Plays Starring Role For York

Jonny Moxon, son of Yorkshire's Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon, played a key role with his pace bowling in York’s seven home win against Doncaster Town. Opener Simon Widdup and James Stuart put together a third wicket stand of 147 as Doncaster totalled 221-8 with Widdup hitting 11 fours and two sixes in his 101 while Stuart struck seven fours and two sixes in his innings of 71, Moxon taking 4-34.
17 May 2013

Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Top Tips

Try and beat the bookies with the following stats and facts to assist you when you place your bet. bet365 make England 8/11 favourites to win the game with the draw available at 6/4 and New Zealand 11/1 outsiders - but read on for the stats...
15 May 2013

Wet Weekend In North Lancs And Cumbria League

In scenes reminiscent of 2012, the entire programme in the North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier and First Divisions was washed out this weekend. The lack of action means that Haverigg (61), Furness (54) and Cleator (50) lead the way at the top of the Premier Division while in the First Division, Egremont are on top with 63 points, Cletaor II are six points behind and Cockermouth II have 54 points in third place.
13 May 2013

Slow Start To Saracens Hertfordshire League

There were no positive results in the opening weekend of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League but Totteridge Milhillians sit on top of the table with 17 points. Old Finchleians come next with 16 and St Albans are third with 11.
13 May 2013

Finchley, Teddington Set Early Middlesex Pace

Teddington and Finchley top the early 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League after winning their opening matches against Richmond and Eastcote. Eastcote were subsequently docked 10 points for fielding an understrength team, which nevertheless only went down by one wicket.
13 May 2013

Rain Brings Early End To New Zealand Tour Game

The expected rain arrived early in the afternoon to bring an early end to New Zealand's final warm-up match ahead of next week's first Test, and thus deny Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor the opportunity to add to their tally of a single innings on tour. The New Zealanders did finally dismiss Joe Root in the play that was possible in the morning but not before he had made 179.
12 May 2013

Bresnan, Swann Back For Opening New Zealand Test

England have recalled bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan to their 12-man squad for the opening Test against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday (16th May). Both men missed the winter series in New Zealand to undergo elbow surgery but they have made successful returns to action with their counties and are back in contention for selection.
11 May 2013

C4C VI Team Take On Thames Ditton CC In Unique Match

Thames Ditton Cricket Club will be taking on a blind and partially sighted team from Cricket for Change in a T20 Blind Cricket match to take place at 13.00 on Thames Ditton Green on Sunday 12th May 2013. Phil Tufnell's Cricket for Change team have challenged the local side, Thames Ditton CC to a game with a difference: they will all be blind-folded.
9 May 2013

Pudsey Congs Remain Only Unbeaten Team

Pudsey Congs are the only unbeaten side in the First Division after their 40-run win at Cleckheaton while Pudsey St Lawrence, Hanging Heaton and Woodlands lost their first matches of the season. Congs recovered from losing their two wickets in the first three balls of the match to former Yorkshire pace bowler James Lee and were in further trouble at 73-6 before former Cleckheaton player Ed Walmsley (38) and wicket keeper Jack Seddon (46) led a recovery...
9 May 2013

Leaning Helps York Beat Sheffield United

Yorkshire second team batsman Jack Leaning scored his second century of the season with an unbeaten 119 to help York beat Sheffield United by 144 runs. Leaning and Liam McKendry shared an opening stand of 113, McKendry scoring 57 and his younger brother Ryan making an undefeated 66.
8 May 2013

Wagner, Bracewell Bowl New Zealanders To Victory

New Zealand got their tour of England off to a winning start with an impressive 107-run win over Derbyshire inside three days at the County Ground. On the final day, Derbyshire had been set 335 to win but were comfortably beaten as Neil Wagner took five wickets and Doug Bracewell three.
6 May 2013

Pudsey Clubs Set The JCT 600 Bradford League Pace

The Pudsey clubs - Congs and St Lawrence - are setting the pace in the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division along with the two other unbeaten clubs Hanging Heaton and defending champions Woodlands.
2 May 2013

Defending Champions York Off To A Flyer

Defending champions York have sent a strong message to would be challengers in the Yorkshire ECB Premier League, topping the 300 mark for the second week in a row as they thrashed Castleford by 166 runs at Clifton Park.
1 May 2013

England, New Zealand Women Set For West Indies Tri-Series

West Indies Women will host England Women and New Zealand Women for a Twenty20 International tri-series in October in Barbados. West Indies will play New Zealand in three One-Day Internationals in Jamaica while England will stay on following the tri-series to also play three ODIs in Trinidad and Tobago.
18 April 2013

Central Contracts For Four New Zealand Women

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have given one-year professional contracts to Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck and Sara McGlashan as the first women to earn such deals. The contracts are part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NZC and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association (NZCPA) and will allow the players to train full-time.
16 April 2013

Pietersen Ruled Out Of New Zealand Tests

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand that begins in May due to his knee injury. Bone bruising to the right knee forced him to miss both the final Test against New Zealand in Auckland in March and the Indian Premier League.
16 April 2013

New Zealand Name Women's Squad

New Zealand have named a squad of 26 women ahead of a busy 2013-14 season which includes home and away series against the West Indies and the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The team travels to the West Indies in October and before that will take part in a number of training camps, the first of which will be in May.
10 April 2013

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