ECB domestic cricket news
Yorkshire made promising progress against Somerset on the third day of their LV= County Championship match at Headingley until rain ended play early.
Jaik Mickleburgh's unbeaten fifty helped Essex increase their lead to 252, before the rain arrived at Emirates Old Trafford to set up an intriguing final day in their LV= County Championship game against Lancashire.
New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford hit a century on a rain-affected first day against England Lions while Sam Robson, Jimmy Adams and Jason Roy were all in the runs in six LV= County Championship and Yorkshire Bank 40 games.
Surrey have announced captain Graeme Smith is to return to South Africa to undergo ankle surgery and will therefore face a lengthy lay-off. The injury appears certain to rule the opener out of the Champions Trophy.
Steven Mullaney returned career-best figures of 4-29 as Nottinghamshire Outlaws defeated Kent Spitfires by seven wickets in a rain-interrupted Yorkshire Bank 40 match at Trent Bridge.
Sam Robson's second hundred in as many innings was among the highlights on the latest day of LV= County Championship action. Nottinghamshire defeated Kent by seven wickets in a rain-affected Yorkshire Bank 40 clash.
Adil Rashid scored a career-best 180 to help Yorkshire post a formidable first-innings 505 for nine declared on the second day of their LV= County Championship Division One clash with Somerset at Headingley.
Essex's bowlers and fielders fought back in fine style on the second day of their LV= County Championship match against Lancashire to establish a dominant position by close of play.
Middlesex opening batsman Sam Robson cashed in against a depleted Warwickshire attack and a docile Edgbaston pitch by making his second LV= County Championship century in five days.
Jimmy Adams came to Hampshire's rescue with a gutsy 74 not out as his side were reduced to 165 for eight before rain ended the opening day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match with Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Half-centuries by Matthew Pardoe and Thilan Samaraweera, the latter’s unbeaten, took Worcestershire to 198 for three on a rain-shortened first day in their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Leicestershire.
Over 5,800 people attended the first 'free' Yorkshire Bank 40 match as Worcestershire beat Sussex at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.
Sussex have announced that they will be holding the Santander Disability Cricket Day at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground for the third year running on Thursday 16 May between 10am and 2pm.
Gary Ballance and Adil Rashid both struck faultless centuries and featured in a record-breaking partnership to get Yorkshire out of trouble on the first day of the LV= County Championship Division One match with Somerset at Headingley.
Lancashire seamer Luke Procter took four wickets in 28 balls, including that of Alastair Cook, but a fighting 102 not out by Graham Napier helped Essex recover on day one at Emirates Old Trafford.
Middlesex have been handed a timely boost ahead of their LV= County Championship trip to Warwickshire with the news that Steven Finn will be available for selection.
Gary Ballance and Adil Rashid led the fightback for Yorkshire as Somerset failed to take a wicket in the afternoon session of their LV= County Championship Division One game at Headingley.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith will return to Sussex for this year's Friends Life t20 as a replacement for injured Australia seamer John Hastings.
An exciting day of action saw the New Zealanders beat Derbyshire in a tour match, while Surrey, Kent, Durham, Gloucestershire and Glamorgan secured Yorkshire Bank 40 victories.