Gayle backed to bring Richards effect

Chris Gayle is preparing for his Somerset debut on Friday with Matthew Maynard hailing him as the county’s new Viv Richards. Gayle will follow in the footsteps of his fellow big-hitting West Indian when he features against Essex Eagles at Chelmsford in the NatWest T20 Blast South Group. Richards represented Somerset between 1974 and 1986 … Read more

Morgan Blasts back in big win

Eoin Morgan returned to domestic duty with a half-century as Middlesex beat Kent Spitfires by 115 runs to claim their first win of the season in the NatWest T20 Blast. England’s limited-overs captain, who returned earlier this week from his stint in the Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad, hit three sixes and four boundaries … Read more

Prince makes MVP move

Ashwell Prince, 38 today, has surged into the top five of the overall MVP rankings following his double-century in Lancashire’s LV= County Championship Division Two win over Derbyshire at Southport. The veteran South African’s 349-ball 230, which included 28 fours and two sixes, took his run tally for the season to 875 in all competitions and … Read more

Wood is enjoying making the step up

Durham seamer Mark Wood is “loving” making the adjustment to international cricket.  Despite playing only 23 first-class matches for Durham, the 25-year-old was thrust into the limelight when he was included in England’s squad for the recent tour of the West Indies. Although he didn’t make a competitive appearance in the Caribbean, Wood made his … Read more

Rampant Bears ease past Durham

Warwickshire completed resounding back-to-back home wins in the LV=County Championship with an eight-wicket triumph over Durham at Edgbaston. The Bears followed up their 181-run victory over Worcestershire last week with another emphatic success to suggest that they are genuine Division One title-contenders this season. Durham’s title-credentials, meanwhile, took a knock as they folded to their second defeat … Read more