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Reece Topley: Hampshire and England bowler thrilled to be back in action

Reece Topley says he has rediscovered the enjoyment of playing after making a return from long-term injuries. The Hampshire and England seam bowler, 23, has featured in four successive games for his county after missing all but one game last season. “It’s nice to be on the right side of ...

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Notts sign Pujara as cover for Pattinson

Nottinghamshire have signed India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to provide short-term cover when James Pattinson joins up with Australia this month. Pujara, who averages 51.32 in 48 Test matches, will join Notts in mid-May. The 29-year-old will be available for four County Championship matches – two against Gloucestershire, as well as ...

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One-Day Cup: Nick Gubbins century helps Hampshire beat Middlesex

Royal London One-Day Cup, Ageas Bowl Middlesex 295 (50 overs): Gubbins 114; Topley 4-68 Hampshire 146-7 (30.3 overs): Bailey 52 not out; Roland-Jones 4-10 Middlesex (2pts) beat Hampshire by 89 runs (D/L method) Match scorecard Nick Gubbins’ century helped Middlesex beat Hampshire in a rain-affected One-Day Cup game at the ...

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One-Day Cup: Northamptonshire tie with Worcestershire despite Rob Newton ton

Royal London One-Day Cup, County Ground, Northampton Worcestershire 277-9 (50 overs): Cox 82, Mitchell 75; Azharullah 3-60 Northamptonshire 277-7 (50 overs): Newton 107, Rossington 63 not out Worcestershire (1pt) tied with Northamptonshire (1pt) Match scorecard Worcestershire conceded a bye off the final ball of the innings as their One-Day Cup ...

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One-Day Cup: Jonny Bairstow hundred sets up Yorkshire win over Durham

Royal London One-Day Cup, Headingley Durham 335-5 (50 overs): Cook 106, Richardson 100*, Jennings 72; Waite 2-53 Yorkshire 339-4 (47.4 overs): Bairstow 174, Root 55, Handscomb 47*; Weighell 3-60 Yorkshire (2 pts) beat Durham by six wickets Match scorecard England’s Jonny Bairstow hammered 174 off 113 balls as Yorkshire beat ...

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Warwickshire: Grant Thornton & Mitchell Spencer handed first contracts

Warwickshire have awarded professional contracts to seam bowlers Grant Thornton and Mitchell Spencer. The pair, both 24, have been given three-month contracts with the County Championship Division One side. Thornton made his first-team debut in their One-Day Cup win over Northamptonshire on 27 April, while Spencer is yet to play ...

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Bangladesh club bowler banned after conceding 92 runs from four legal deliveries

A bowler has been banned for 10 years for deliberately losing a club match in Bangladesh after conceding 92 runs in four balls in a protest against umpiring decisions. Lalmatia Club’s Sujon Mahmud sent down just four legitimate deliveries in the 20 balls he bowled – as well as three ...

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Morgan – England team 'most talented group I've ever played with'

England v Ireland: One-day international series Venues: Bristol and Lord’s Dates: Friday, 5 May & Sunday, 7 May Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says the current side is the most talented group of players he has ...

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One-Day Cup: Pettini ton helps Leicestershire beat Warwickshire

Royal London One-Day Cup, Fischer County Ground Leicestershire 363-7 (50 overs): Pettini 159, Wells 67 Warwickshire 260 (40 overs): Hain 103, Ambrose 83; Griffiths 3-35 Leicestershire (2pts) beat Warwickshire by 73 runs Match scorecard Mark Pettini hit a career-best 159 from 135 deliveries to help Leicestershire beat Warwickshire in the ...

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One-Day Cup: Simon Harmer steers Essex to win over Surrey at The Oval

Royal London One-Day Cup, Kia Oval Surrey 210 (47.4 overs): Foakes 77*; Quinn 3-34, Bopara 3-46 Essex 212-9 (49.2 overs): Ten Doeschate 45, Harmer 44*; Dernbach 4-31 Essex (2 pts) beat Surrey by one wicket Match scorecard Simon Harmer held his nerve to steer Essex to a one-wicket win over ...

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