New Zealand to play England in day-night Test, host India during home summer

New Zealand’s men’s team will play England in a day-night Test in Mount Maunganui, host a limited-overs visit by India and be part of a T20I tri-series ahead of the World Cup as part of their 2022-23 home season. Sri Lanka will also arrive for an all-format tour which includes two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is while the New Zealand women’s team will host Bangladesh for ODIs and T20Is…

June 28, 2022
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West Indies canter to 2-0 series win after quick bowlers finish the job

West Indies 408 (Mayers 146, Brathwaite 51, Khaled 5-106) and 13 for 0 beat Bangladesh 234 (Litton 53, Joseph 3-50, Seales 3-53) and 186 (Nurul 60*, Seales 3-21, Roach 3-54, Joseph 3-57) by 10 wickets West Indies beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the second Test and took a one-sided series 2-0 at Daren Sammy Stadium. Both tests were won well inside four days. A wet outfield washed out the…

June 27, 2022
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Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft guide Lancashire reply against Gloucestershire

Lancashire 226 for 4 (Jennings 94, Croft 49*) trail Gloucestershire 337 (Dent 110, Gohar 62, Morley 4-91) by 111 runs Opener Keaton Jennings narrowly missed out on a century as Lancashire built a promising position on the second day of the LV= Insurance County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol. The experienced England Test batsman hit 94, off 152 balls, with 15 fours and a six, helping his side reach…

June 27, 2022
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Worcestershire on top against Glamorgan after Joe Leach six-for

Worcestershire 271 and 147 for 6 (Libby 49, Neser 3-34) lead Glamorgan 139 (Byrom 57, Leach 6-44) by 279 runs Joe Leach marked his return to first team action with career best figures of 6 for 44 to help Worcestershire establish control on day two of the LV=Insurance County Championship match with Glamorgan at New Road. The allrounder has been side-lined since suffering a back problem in mid-May but quickly…

June 27, 2022
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Marizanne Kapp: 'I played the warm-up and thought I shouldn't be playing Test matches'

It was only four days ago that Marizanne Kapp thought she wasn’t cut out for Test cricket. She had one cap to her name, hadn’t played in the format for more than seven years, hadn’t had any experience in multi-innings matches since then and in a red-ball warm-up against England A scored a duck, took no wickets, then smashed 34 off 28 balls, including six fours, and did not bowl…

June 27, 2022
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Ben Stokes wowed by Jonny Bairstow's 'phenomenal' run of form

Related Bairstow, Root rampage to England’s seven-wicket win, and series clean-sweep Stokes hails ‘unbelievable’ mindset switch as England power to 3-0 series win Billings added to England squad for India series decider New Zealand’s Test superstars have started to fade Stokes said that his plan with Bairstow had been to make him feel “comfortable” with his role in the side as an attacking middle-order batter at No. 5. “Just take…

June 27, 2022
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Sam Curran scores maiden hundred as Surrey cut loose to rack up 673-7 against Kent

Kent 147 for 2 (Bell-Drummond 62*) trail Surrey 673 for 7 dec (Curran 126, Jacks 103*) by 526 runs No matter its grandeur, a great building in a world city is almost certain to be ignored by those who live in the metropolis. A visitor turning sharp left out of Oval tube station is immediately struck by the towered splendour of the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion and by the mighty…

June 27, 2022
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Oliver Hannon-Dalby four-for limits scope of Northants ambition

Warwickshire 71 for 1 trail Northamptonshire 420 for 6 (Hannon-Dalby 4-84) by 380 runs Oliver Hannon-Dalby celebrated 250 career first-class wickets as he ran through Northamptonshire’s lower order on day two of this LV= Insurance County Championship game at Northampton. In a miserly four-over spell, Hannon-Dalby claimed four victims for just five runs as Northamptonshire added 31 runs to their overnight total to close on 451 all out. The 33-year-old-seamer…

June 27, 2022
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Nottinghamshire take firm grip after Lyndon James 155

Middlesex 106 for 4 (Stoneman 67) trail Nottinghamshire 551 for 8 dec (James 155, Mullaney 79, Patterson-White 50, Hollman 4-122) by 445 runs Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire tightened their grip against Middlesex in the LV= Insurance County Championship, posting their highest total at Trent Bridge for seven years after Lyndon James had turned his overnight 90 into a career-best 152. The 23-year-old allrounder completed his first century on home soil…

June 27, 2022
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Hampshire required to face down Simon Harmer after Liam Dawson seven-for sets up chase

< Liam Dawson bagged a seven-wicket haul•Getty Images i>Hampshire 163 (Harmer 8-46) and 35 for 0 need a further 264 to beat Essex 238 and 223 (Harmer 61, Rossington 60, Dawson 7-68) How to play Simon Harmer on a pitch offering turn and bounce will again be the main topic of conversation at Chelmsford. Harmer soon took the last four Hampshire wickets to fall on the second morning and, as…

June 27, 2022
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