McClenaghan reprimanded by ECB

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed Worcestershire’s Mitchell McClenaghan has received a penalty under the ECB’s discipline code.

McClenaghan was reported by umpires Martin Saggers and Steve O’Shaughnessy during Worcestershire’s Royal London One-Day Cup match against Northants Steelbacks on 29th July 2014 for a Level 1 breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

England closing in on victory

By Dave Clark

England need six wickets on the final day to clinch a series-levelling triumph against India in the third Investec Test at the Ageas Bowl.

The tourists were reduced to 112 for four in pursuit of a notional 455 for victory, as the hosts showed no let-up in the excellent cricket that has seen them dominate this match from day one.

Gidman guides Gloucestershire home

A solid all-round performance from Will Gidman steered Gloucestershire to a three-wicket victory over Yorkshire Vikings in the Royal London One-Day Cup Group A clash at Headingley.

After claiming two wickets in a tight opening spell, Gidman then kept his nerve with an unbeaten 71 off 89 balls with 10 fours as Gloucestershire chased down a modest 193 target.

Yorkshire were left kicking themselves for an undisciplined batting display which saw them lose three wickets with the score on 45 before their last five crashed for 18 runs in 22 deliveries.

Broad wants England to retain intensity

By Dave Clark

Stuart Broad has called on England to come out all guns blazing again tomorrow after the hosts continued to dominate the third Investec Test against India at the Ageas Bowl.

The tourists finished day three on 323 for eight – still 246 behind England’s first-innings 568 for seven declared.

Broad took three of the seven wickets to fall today, with James Anderson and Moeen Ali each striking twice, but the seamer was keen to emphasise that the job is not yet done.

Proteas return to test summit

South Africa will go back to the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings after some stubborn batting helped them to a hard-fought draw against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Resuming on 38 for one, chasing a nominal 369, the tourists knew they only needed to bat out the final day of the second Test to seal a 1-0 series victory, which would be enough to displace Australia in the rankings, and they just about held on.