• Bangladesh can strike a blow in rare meeting with Australia
  • Stevie Eskinazi's one-day best puts Middlesex out of reach against Worcestershire
  • Adam Milne proves too hot for Rockets as Will Smeed wins it at the double for Phoenix
  • Amanda-Jade Wellington the trump card as Southern Brave stay atop

Matthew Wade returns to middle order as Australia 'roll through different scenarios'

News Mitchell Marsh’s recent success and the possible return of Steven Smith have added to the crush at the top of the order The game of musical chairs in Australia’s T20I batting line-up will continue, with Matthew Wade set to play in the middle order during the series in Bangladesh, with that now being his likely position at the World Cup in October. It is a change of plans from…

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Bangladesh can strike a blow in rare meeting with Australia

Preview The home side are missing some senior figures but Australia’s batting line-up is uncertain Big picture Another opportunity awaits for these two teams to work on plans and players to press for selection ahead of the T20 World Cup. The series could not be much more condensed – five matches played across seven days with two sets of back-to-back matches – but it has taken considerable work and negotiation…

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Chris Jordan closes out for Southern Brave as London Spirit stay winless

Report Tymal Mills also miserly as Spirit stumble despite highest Powerplay score of tournament Southern Brave 145 for 6 (Davies 50) beat London Spirit 141 for 7 (Inglis 55, Garton 2-30) by four runs A remarkable spell of death bowling from Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan saw London Spirit fall to a third defeat in three completed games and remain the only men’s team in the Hundred yet to register…

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Emilio Gay wraps up run-chase after White, Sanderson run riot with new ball

Report Derbyshire regroup from 8 for 4 but have no answer to attacking innings in chase Northamptonshire 183 for 2 (Gay 84*) beat Derbyshire 177 for 9 (Hudson-Prentice 64, White 4-20, Sanderson 3-29) by eight wickets Emilio Gay’s unbeaten 84 led Northamptonshire to an eight-wicket victory over Derbyshire, securing their first win of the Royal London Cup campaign. The academy graduate saw the hosts over the line with three balls…

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James Hildreth seals the deal for Somerset in 20-over chase

Report Matthew Revis’ unbeaten half-century in vain as Yorkshire are undone in Taunton Somerset 159 for 5 (Hildreth 61*) beat Yorkshire 158 for 5 (Revis 58*) by five wickets James Hildreth blasted a brilliant 61 off 34 balls as Somerset continued their strong defence of the Royal London Cup with a five-wicket victory over Yorkshire at Taunton. In a game reduced to 20 overs per side by rain, the visitors…

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Ollie Carter so nearly unstoppable as Gloucestershire sneak home in late thriller

Report Rookie batter rallies Sussex’s tail to turn a rout in an agonising three-run loss Gloucestershire 218 for 8 (Taylor 52) beat Sussex 214 (Brown 63, Carter 59, Smith 3-28) by three runs Gloucestershire kept alive their Royal London Cup chances with their second win in four matches when they beat Sussex by three runs in a thrilling match at the 1st Central County Ground. Sussex, though, without a win…

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Stevie Eskinazi's one-day best puts Middlesex out of reach against Worcestershire

Stevie Eskinazi capped his recent fine form with a List A best of 130 © Getty Images Middlesex 302 for 5 (Eskinazi 130) beat Worcestershire 289 for 7 (D’Oliveira 74) by 13 runs Stevie Eskinazi’s brilliant century and List A best score helped Middlesex registered their first win of the season in the Royal London Cup and inflicted a first setback – by 13 runs – on Worcestershire Rapids at…

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Adam Milne proves too hot for Rockets as Will Smeed wins it at the double for Phoenix

Finn Allen cracked 43 from 23 balls © Getty Images Birmingham Phoenix 145 for 4 (Allen 43, Smeed 36) beat Trent Rockets 144 for 6 (Malan 51, Milne 2-13) by six wickets An outstanding spell of bowling from Adam Milne and a blistering innings from Will Smeed helped Birmingham Phoenix inflict a first loss of the competition upon Trent Rockets at Edgbaston. Milne equalled the most economical analysis by any…

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Luke Wells seals Lancashire romp as Hampshire are bowled out for 162

Report Unbeaten 66 seals easy victory in rain-affected run-chase Lancashire 115 for 2 (Wells 66*) beat Hampshire 162 (Bailey 3-23, Balderson 3-25) by 51 runs (DLS) Luke Wells scored an impressive List A-best 66 not out as unbeaten Lancashire completed a comfortable 51-run Royal London Cup victory, on Duckworth Lewis Stern regulations, against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. Heavy rain arrived at 4.35pm, preventing any further play after Lancashire had…

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Amanda-Jade Wellington the trump card as Southern Brave stay atop

Amanda-Jayne Wellington claimed figures of 4 for 14 © Getty Images Southern Brave 97 for 3 (Taylor 29*) beat London Spirit 93 (Beaumont 34, Wellington 4-14) by seven wickets Amanda-Jade Wellington took 4 for 14 with her legbreaks to extend Southern Brave’s 100 percent record as London Spirit became the first team to be bowled out in the women’s Hundred in front of 15,189 fans at Lord’s. Wellington struck twice…

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