It is the stuff that fairytales are made of. An unfancied team who haven’t tasted success in a generation were crowned winners of the 2013 Friends Life t20 by beating a much richer and much bigger club.
Yorkshire are the new leaders of the LV= County Championship after completing victory over Derbyshire, while Middlesex and Essex look well placed for wins going into the final days of their matches at Hove and Chelmsford.
There was a win for Warwickshire at Edgbaston as they kept their LV= County Championship title defence alive. Meanwhile rivals Yorkshire and Middlesex took complete control of their matches against Sussex and Derbyshire.
Round 13 of the LV= County Championship kicked off around the country today, with the batsmen enjoying the best of the sunny conditions. There were centuries for both Murray Goodwin and Michael Carberry.
The LV= County Championship made a return as the Friends Life t20 takes a break before its return in earnest at the weekend. There were good performances today from Mark Footitt, Michael Yardy, Varun Chopra and James Vince
23-year-old Surrey batsman Tom Maynard has been killed in a tragic accident in London, after he was hit by a train at Wimbledon Park Station in the early hours of this morning.
He was found on the track at 5.10 am local time and Surrey confirmed the news of his passing later that morning. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait will not be coming to Surrey and playing as an overseas player in this season's domestic Twenty20 competition.
Tait contacted the club raising concerns over his ability to fulfil a 16-game programme having suffered further problems with his troublesome elbow during the Indian Premier League.
Surrey have named a 13-man squad for their LV= County Championship clash with Middlesex that gets underway at Lord's on 27th April.
Fast bowlers Chris Jordan and Tim Linley are added to the side that drew with Glamorgan in Cardiff. Jordan is recovering from injury but has been showing good form in second-team cricket while Linley played Surrey's first game against Northamptonshire before missing out in Cardiff.
England & Wales Cricket Board chairman David Collier has paid tribute to former Surrey and England fast bowler Peter Loader, who has died aged 81.
Loader played 13 Tests between 1954 and 1958, taking 39 wickets while his first-class career garnered him 1,108 wickets at an average of 19.04 for Surrey before he retired in 1963.