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New Zealand 489/10 v South Africa 314/10 & 80/5 *

New Zealand 489/10 v South Africa 314/10 & 80/5 *

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India 106/2 & 332/10 v Australia 137/10 & 300/10

India 106/2 & 332/10 v Australia 137/10 & 300/10

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Victoria 38/2 & 487/10 * v South Australia 287/10

Victoria 38/2 & 487/10 * v South Australia 287/10

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Marylebone Cricket Club 332/10 & 151/10 v Middlesex 179/10 & 306/9 *

Marylebone Cricket Club 332/10 & 151/10 v Middlesex 179/10 & 306/9 *

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Afghanistan 357/6 * v Ireland

Afghanistan 357/6 * v Ireland

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Sri Lanka 311/10 * v Bangladesh

Sri Lanka 311/10 * v Bangladesh

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Cambridge MCCU 8 * v Nottinghamshire 339/10

Cambridge MCCU 8 * v Nottinghamshire 339/10

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Glamorgan 122/1 * v Cardiff MCCU

Glamorgan 122/1 * v Cardiff MCCU

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Gloucestershire 292/3 * v Durham MCCU

Gloucestershire 292/3 * v Durham MCCU

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Kent 370/6 * v Leeds/Bradford MCCU

Kent 370/6 * v Leeds/Bradford MCCU

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Oxford MCCU 17 * v Surrey 335/7

Oxford MCCU 17 * v Surrey 335/7

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Leicestershire 194/10 v Loughborough MCCU 20 *

Leicestershire 194/10 v Loughborough MCCU 20 *

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Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo.com

Alex Carey breaks wicketkeeping record

Alex Carey has broken the record for the most wicketkeeping dismissals in a Sheffield Shield season, surpassing the mark shared by Chris Hartley and Wade Seccombe

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

South Africa take series 1-0 after rained-out final day

With no play possible on the final day of the deciding Test in Hamilton, South Africa took the draw and secured yet another series win away from home

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

‘New Zealand deserved to have a crack at us today’ – du Plessis

Faf du Plessis said New Zealand were unfortunate that the final day’s play was washed out, denying them a chance to level the Test series

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

Kohli credits Rahane for five-bowler strategy

Virat Kohli has said it was Ajinkya Rahane’s decision to play five bowlers in Dharamsala; then he, Rahane and Anil Kumble decided on playing Kuldeep Yadav since he had the X-factor

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

South Africa look to du Plessis to repeat blockathon

South Africa assistant coach Adrian Birrell believes his side can still come away from the third Test with a draw

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

Cowdrey dynasty ends as Fabian calls time on career at 24

Fabian Cowdrey has called time on his Kent career at 24 and, for the moment at least, a famous Kent dynasty has come to an end

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

Holland takes seven as Victoria remain on top

ESPNcricinfo’s wrap of the third day of the Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and South Australia in Alice Springs

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

Simpson guides Middlesex to dramatic one-wicket win

Middlesex overcame a 153-run deficit on first innings, as well as a Craig Overton hat-trick, to secure a tense one-wicket win over MCC in Abu Dhabi.

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

India sweep season with fourth series win

A sixth half-century in the series from KL Rahul and a touch of aggression from Ajinkya Rahane finally snuffed out the last of Australia’s fight, sealing the series 2-1 for India

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

Stanikzai leads way as Ireland feel the heat

Asghar Stanikzai’s century and fifties from Mohammad Shahzad and Nasir Jamal helped Afghanistan into a dominant position against Ireland

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:17 pm

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BBC’s bid to screen live cricket boosted – The Times (subscription)


The Times (subscription)

BBC's bid to screen live cricket boosted
The Times (subscription)
The prospect of cricket returning to the BBC has moved a step closer after it emerged that Sky and BT have no objections to sharing some live rights with the corporation. As revealed by The Times yesterday, the BBC is keen to agree a deal with English

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 11:03 pm

Glamorgan cricket: ‘Some way to go’ on finances, warns Hugh Morris – BBC Sport


BBC Sport

Glamorgan cricket: 'Some way to go' on finances, warns Hugh Morris
BBC Sport
Glamorgan will stage five days of international cricket in 2017, compared to just two in 2016, leading to the more optimistic financial forecast. "The club has come a long way since the financial crisis of 2011… however, it has some way to go in

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:59 pm

India captain Virat Kohli says friendships with Australia cricketers have ended – SkySports


SkySports

India captain Virat Kohli says friendships with Australia cricketers have ended
SkySports
In the final Test, India's Ravindra Jadeja exchanged words with Australian stumper Matthew Wade while Smith, according to the Cricket Australia website, was seen on TV mouthing abuse after Murali Vijay did not catch Josh Hazlewood cleanly but still …
Virat Kohli: India captain says friendships with Australia players are overBBC Sport
Legends slam Kohli for parting shotcricket.com.au
Kohli says friendship with Australian players has been damagedESPNcricinfo.com
Hindustan Times –The West Australian –NDTVSports.com
all 314 news articles »

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 2:45 pm

The Spin | Isn’t it about time cricket consigned ‘chinaman’ to the past … – The Guardian


The Guardian

The Spin | Isn't it about time cricket consigned 'chinaman' to the past …
The Guardian
With the laws of the game now encompassing gender-neutral terminology, the banishing of a phrase coined in Yorkshire more than 90 years ago seems a little …

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 12:38 pm

Cricket: India thump Australia to end home season in style – Reuters UK


Reuters UK

Cricket: India thump Australia to end home season in style
Reuters UK
Cricket – India v Australia – Fourth Test cricket match – Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala – 28/03/17 – India's Virat Kohli (L) and Ajinkya Rahane (R) receive the trophy from the former Indian cricket player Sunil Gavaskar after
India win fourth Test to claim series against AustraliaBBC Sport
Toughest session I've faced in Test cricket – RahulESPN.co.uk
Australia cricketers are no longer friends: Virat Kohli after Dharamsala winHindustan Times
Sportskeeda –SkySports –ESPNcricinfo.com –Facebook
all 1,950 news articles »

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 12:28 pm

BBC in talks to show live cricket on TV for first time since 1998 – Evening Standard


Evening Standard

BBC in talks to show live cricket on TV for first time since 1998
Evening Standard
The BBC is in talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board about a return for live cricket to the channel for the first time in nearly two decades. While the official line from the corporation is that “we don't comment on sports rights or any
English cricket's new Twenty20 competition: a disaster if it succeeds, a disaster if it failsTelegraph.co.uk
'Cricket may start to die' without new T20 tournamentBBC Sport
New Twenty20 tournament will 'future-proof' cricket, says ECB's Tom HarrisonThe Guardian
SkySports –BBC Sport –ChronicleLive
all 88 news articles »

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 10:30 am

England not underestimating India before ICC Women’s World Cup opener, says Heather Knight – SkySports


SkySports

England not underestimating India before ICC Women's World Cup opener, says Heather Knight
SkySports
Earlier this month, Sachin Tendulkar was named as the UNICEF Cricket for Good Ambassador for the 2017 Women's World Cup and Knight hopes the Indian icon's profile can help boost the women's game even further. "Sachin is an absolute legend of the …

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:01 am

Who is Mustafa Bashir? Cricketer who beat wife Fakhara Karima with a bat and made her drink bleach – The Sun


The Sun

Who is Mustafa Bashir? Cricketer who beat wife Fakhara Karima with a bat and made her drink bleach
The Sun
“Any references to Mustafa Bashir signing or being approached to sign for Leicestershire County Cricket Club are completely false. “The club have never spoken to Mustafa Bashir or an agent, nor offered a contract to the player.” The club has won the
Judge slammed for sparing wife-beating cricketer jail over false Leicestershire Country Cricket linkLeicester Mercury
Cricketer spared jail may face claims he perverted course of justiceThe Guardian
Cricket club says it's never heard of 'professional' who was spared jail for beating his wife with his batManchester Evening News
Daily Mail –Metro –Mirror.co.uk
all 48 news articles »

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 6:55 am

When does the domestic cricket season start? County Championship 2017 teams and format changes – all you need to … – The Sun


The Sun

When does the domestic cricket season start? County Championship 2017 teams and format changes – all you need to …
The Sun
THE clocks have gone forward, spring is in the air and temperatures are getting warmer – and as the football season winds down, the cricket season is just starting. Last year saw Middlesex win the County Championship, Northamptonshire win the T20 Blast …

Posted on 27 March 2017 | 2:46 pm

Shaun Tait: Former Australia pace bowler retires from cricket – BBC Sport


BBC Sport

Shaun Tait: Former Australia pace bowler retires from cricket
BBC Sport
"I wanted to play a couple more years," Tait told Cricket Australia. "The elbow has pretty much gone off a cliff now, it's done and dusted. I'm 34 years old and I suppose when you're not contributing on the field as much as you'd like to, it's time to
Shaun Tait, former Australia international fast bowler, retires from cricketTelegraph.co.uk
Shaun Tait retires from all cricketESPNcricinfo.com
The Wild Thing announces retirementcricket.com.au

all 93 news articles »

Posted on 27 March 2017 | 9:43 am