Adams nets Sri Lanka role

Sri Lanka have appointed former Surrey team director Chris Adams to act as a consultant on their forthcoming tour of England. Adams, who left Surrey last year, will therefore find himself up against his old Sussex colleague Peter Moores – now England Head Coach – when Sri Lanka arrive in this country next month. The … Read more

Rain wins the day in Bristol

Rain ensured no play was possible on the first day of the LV= County Championship Division Two match between Essex and Gloucestershire at Bristol. Essex, who are unbeaten in 11 championship visits to Gloucestershire, sit third in the table after a win over Derbyshire and a hard-earned draw at Surrey. Gloucestershire, meanwhile, are looking for … Read more

Root set for first-class return

Joe Root will head to English cricket’s headquarters with Yorkshire on Sunday looking to bat himself into selection for the international summer. The 23-year-old has not played first-class cricket since breaking his thumb on England’s tour of the West Indies earlier this year – an injury which forced him out of the World Twenty20. He … Read more

Buttler aims for solid service

England and Lancashire wicketkeeper Jos Buttler insists consistency is the key this season as he settles into his new county surroundings. Following a winter that featured limited-overs¬†international action in Australia, the West Indies and Bangladesh, Buttler made his eagerly-awaited debut in Lancashire whites this week having moved north from Somerset over the winter. The 23-year-old … Read more