County Championship Div 1

Hameed’s grind brings release from torturous season

Lancashire 149 (Crane 3-27) and 314 for 5 (Davies 97, Hameed 77*) lead Hampshire 224 by 239 runsHaseeb Hameed made his first-class debut for...

Hameed begins the slow route back

Aug 8, 2017Paul EdwardsMany years ago the Warwickshire and England opener, John Jameson, was playing in a county second team match with a young...

‘Back to basics’ Hameed revives his England credentials

Aug 9, 2017Paul Edwards"Learnings" is an important word for Haseeb Hameed and it is also valuable to anyone wishing to understand his development as...

Roy musters a red-ball retort

Jason Roy's reputation is markedly higher than his red-ball average, but for once those worlds collided at Kia Oval in a tight London derby Source...

Finn commits to Middlesex on long-term deal

Steven Finn has ended speculation about his future at Middlesex by signing a new multi-year contract that will continue his long association with the...

Middlesex ‘disappointed’ by over rate penalty after Oval abandonment

Middlesex have expressed their "extreme disappointment" at the ECB's decision to dock them points for a slow over rate after their game at The...

Essex begin to build a new era

There was no champagne at Edgbaston - Essex felt such celebrations would be premature - but Essex have secured the Specsavers County Championship title.While...

‘This makes up for all the years of struggle’ – Ryan ten Doeschate on Essex glory

When Essex's coach rolled into Chelmsford, to be greeted by a small but fervent crowd of staff and supporters, the newly crowned County Champions...

Foster delighted with title he didn’t see coming

If this is to be James Foster's last summer as a professional, Essex's wicketkeeper and former captain will go out on a high note...

Botham rails at system as skipper Coughlin opts for Notts

Sir Ian Botham has called for the ECB to offer greater rewards to counties producing first-class players through their academy system after Durham's NatWest...

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