EPP winter training schedule confirmed

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed the arrangements for the England Performance Programme (EPP) winter training camps. The 12 players selected for the EPP batting and spin camp in Colombo will depart on Friday, November 21 and remain in Sri Lanka until Tuesday December 9. In addition to developing their skills in … Read more

Summer deals for young Derbyshire trio

Derbyshire have handed youngsters Will Davis, Adam Wheatcroft and Harry White summer contracts for the 2015 campaign. Paceman Davis, a regular in the club’s second XI, received a call-up to the England Development Programme after he was named Academy Player of the Year. Wheatcroft also featured for the seconds in 2014 while left-arm seamer White … Read more

Trott part of Lions touring party

The England selectors today announced two provisional 14-man England Lions squads for the tour to South Africa early next year. The squads will cover separate First Class and one-day legs of the tour which will include two four-day matches and five 50-over matches against South Africa ‘A’. Sam Robson (Middlesex), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) and Kent’s … Read more

Taijul stars in dramatic Bangladesh win

Taijul Islam claimed Bangladesh’s best-ever bowling figures and then hit the winning runs as the Tigers claimed only the fifth Test victory in their history over Zimbabwe. The three-wicket success in Dhaka is Bangladesh’s second in the past five years, having also defeated Zimbabwe in Harare last April, with Taijul producing one of his country’s … Read more