ECB domestic cricket news
Steve Magoffin and Alan Richardson completed eight-wicket hauls for Sussex and Worcestershire respectively on a dramatic day of LV=CC action. In the YB40, Michael Carberry demolished Lancashire with a sensational 150 not out.
Michael Carberry carried his bat for a sensational 150 as Hampshire Royals demolished Lancashire Lightning by nine wickets to extend their advantage at the top of Group B in the Yorkshire Bank 40.
Sussex's Steve Magoffin took 8-20, the best bowling performance of his career, as Somerset were routed for just 76 on the opening day of the LV= County Championship Division One game at Horsham.
The new ball proved more of a threat in the evening than the morning at the Emirates Durham ICG as LV= County Championship leaders Middlesex replied to Durham's 259 by slipping to 11 for two.
Jim Allenby hit an unbeaten 138 versus his old county as Glamorgan totally dominated the second day of their LV= County Championship Division Two game against Leicestershire at Grace Road.
Worcestershire's evergreen paceman Alan Richardson continued his rich vein of form with a career-best 8-37 against Gloucestershire in the LV= County Championship Division Two match at New Road.
Graham Napier continued his great start to the season as Essex recovered from an early-afternoon slump to post 212 on the opening day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Kent at Chelmsford.
Peter Such has stressed the importance of England not becoming complacent because they have three high-quality spinners at their disposal.
Durham have announced that final stand developments for the Emirates Durham ICG have been confirmed.
The ECB has unveiled a new and ambitious strategic plan which seeks to deliver successful England teams at all levels, to produce a vibrant domestic game as well as increasing and enthusing participation during 2014-17.
Marcus North and Murray Goodwin hit half-centuries as Glamorgan enjoyed the better of the first day's play against Leicestershire in their LV= County Championship Division Two match at Grace Road.
Day one of the LV= County Championship game between Leicestershire and Glamorgan ended with the latter 256 for five, while the Yorkshire Bank 40 match between the Netherlands and Northants Steelbacks was abandoned.
Division One leaders Middlesex are without the LV= County Championship’s run-away leading wicket-taker, Tim Murtagh, for their game at third-placed Durham. He is with Ireland like several other county players.
Further inclement weather at Schiedam meant the Netherlands saw a second Yorkshire Bank 40 encounter abandoned in as many days.
Lancashire spinner Stephen Parry paid tribute to Gary Keedy after rounding off an impressive fortnight with a match-winning performance against his mentor.
The Netherlands got off the mark in the Yorkshire Bank 40 as their game with Sussex Sharks at Schiedam, Rotterdam, was abandoned due to rain.
Defending champions Hampshire Royals went clear at the top of Group B and Somerset replaced Glamorgan Dragons at the summit of Group C on an exciting day of Yorkshire Bank 40 action.
A solid all-round performance made it three wins out of three for Somerset in this season’s Yorkshire Bank 40 as Middlesex were beaten by six wickets with Peter Trego bludgeoning 81 in the successful chase.
Chris Dent hit the highest score of the Yorkshire Bank 40 season to power Gloucestershire Gladiators to a tense seven-run win over Glamorgan.