Six County Championship Division One teams and a Blast reduction among the High-Performance Review’s recommendations

Six County Championship Division One teams and a Blast reduction among the High-Performance Review’s recommendations

A new County Championship that includes a six-team premiership, Kookaburra red-ball trials and a reduction in T20 Blast matches from 14 to 10 are among 17 recommendations made in the Men’s High Performance Review, published by the ECB on Thursday. The review, described colloquially as the “reintroduction of the red ball”, was commissioned in the … Read more

County Championship: George Balderson hat-trick helps Lancashire beat Essex | Cricket News

County Championship: George Balderson hat-trick helps Lancashire beat Essex |  Cricket News

George Balderson finished with five for 14 from seven overs, supported by Will Williams, who returned four for 24. Lancashire beat Essex by 38 runs in a match that lasted just over four innings Last Updated: 09/21/22 6:10 PM George Balderson finished with five for 14 from seven overs George Balderson bagged a hat-trick to … Read more

Nuthyangana, Sewwandi and Methtananda named in Sri Lanka squad for Women’s Asia Cup

Nuthyangana, Sewwandi and Methtananda named in Sri Lanka squad for Women’s Asia Cup

Sri Lanka have made three changes to the squad that traveled to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games in July-August as they named their 15-man squad for next month’s Asia Cup. Twenty-year-old Nuthyangana, who will replace Anushka Sanjeewani behind the stumps, has been earmarked as a talent for the future, as has 21-year-old Sewwandi who will … Read more

Alex Hales ‘very special feeling’ to return after scoring half-century for England against Pakistan | Cricket News

Alex Hales ‘very special feeling’ to return after scoring half-century for England against Pakistan |  Cricket News

With Jason Roy’s loss of form and Jonny Bairstow’s gruesome injury, Alex Hales has been given the unexpected shot at redemption in a seven-match T20 series in Pakistan. The 33-year-old helped himself to 53 off 40 balls in England’s opening win in Karachi. “It was a very special feeling” Last Updated: 09/20/22 9:54 PM Use … Read more

England vs India: Sophia Dunkley targets Canterbury win to set up ‘special’ ODI series decider at Lord’s | Cricket News

England vs India: Sophia Dunkley targets Canterbury win to set up ‘special’ ODI series decider at Lord’s |  Cricket News

India beat England by seven wickets in Hove to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The teams meet again in Canterbury on Wednesday before a potential decider at Lord’s on Saturday. watch the second ODI on September 21, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30pm By Amar Mehta Last update: 20/09/22 14:40 … Read more

Shelley Nitschke has completed four years as Australia’s women’s coach

Shelley Nitschke has completed four years as Australia’s women’s coach

Shelley Nitschke has been named Australia’s new women’s team coach for the next four years, after taking on the role in an interim capacity since Matthew Mott left earlier this year. Nitschke, who has been Australia’s assistant coach since 2018, led the team as they secured Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham and was a front-runner … Read more

Emilio Gay has set his sights on opening the batting for England in Test cricket

Emilio Gay has set his sights on opening the batting for England in Test cricket

When Emilio Gay’s package of 145 for Northamptonshire against Surrey did the rounds on social media last week, a seasoned judge like David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd tweeted: “I’ve seen enough.” There were shots all over the wicket, including a series of strong cover-drives from West Indies’ Kemar Roach and some wild cuts. Each stroke had an … Read more

Moeen Ali is set to use Pakistan to assess whether he wants to restart his Test career this winter

Moeen Ali is set to use Pakistan to assess whether he wants to restart his Test career this winter

Moeen Ali is set to use England’s white-ball tour of Pakistan to assess whether he wants to restart his Test career this winter, with the stand-in captain claiming he “doesn’t like being stuck in a hotel for so long” amid security restrictions. Moeen Ali is set to assess whether he wants to continue his Test … Read more

England vs India: Smriti Mandhana stars as tourists cruise to win in ODI series opener | Cricket News

England vs India: Smriti Mandhana stars as tourists cruise to win in ODI series opener |  Cricket News

India beat England by seven wickets in Hove to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Smriti Mandhana hit 91 as the tourists chased down 228 in 44.1 overs. Jhulan Goswami (1-20) was the pick of India’s bowlers. England’s Alice Davidson-Richards hits maiden ODI fifty Last Updated: 09/18/22 6:13 PM Smriti Mandhana took … Read more