England edge to warm-up win

Centurion Joe Root and canny off-spinner James Tredwell helped England to a nervy 29-run win over a University of West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI. Root’s unbeaten 104 underpinned 290 for eight – a total in which Ben Stokes’ 58 was the other significant contribution – and then Tredwell, with 3-39, got to work. The Vice … Read more

Black Caps and Tigers triumphant

New Zealand and Bangladesh will meet in the Plate final of the Under-19 World Cup following respective victories in Abu Dhabi. The Black Caps sealed their place courtesy of a comfortable five-wicket victory over hosts United Arab Emirates. Ken McClure led the way in reply, his second successive half-century helping New Zealand to their eventual … Read more

Kent make move for Bollinger

Kent have swooped to sign Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger as their overseas player for the whole of the 2014 season. The left-arm paceman, who has played 12 Tests, 39 one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals, will be available in all forms. He said: “I am very excited about the opportunity to play with Kent. … Read more