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All-rounder Josh Cobb has become the latest high-profile name to leave Leicestershire after signing for Northamptonshire.
An 11-year-old boy upstaged the likes of Brian Lara and Andrew Strauss when he took a hat-trick in a match to raise funds for Rwanda Cricket at Wormsley last weekend.
The final weekend of the Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League weekend saw Bourne crowned champions – and Tim McIntosh break two records.
Hyde deservedly clinched their first ECB Cheshire Premier League title on the final day of the season when they beat Marple by 10 wickets in rapid time before a delighted crowd at Werneth Low.
Darlington became North Yorkshire and South Durham League champions for the first time in 24 years, and for an historic 21st occasion, after Richmondshire’s bid to spoil the party ended unexpectedly.
Move over Houdini, Gateshead Fell have just taken your place as the greatest escape artists of all time after securing a stunning last day victory at Ropery Lane to leapfrog shattered Sunderland and leave the Wearsiders contemplating life in the second tier of NEPL cricket.
There may have been little to play for but the final day of the 2014 Northern Cricket League Season provided a very competitive afternoon with Blackpool, fresh from winning The Northern League title, signing off with a five wicket defeat of Darwen at Stanley Park.
West Indies wrapped up a 296-run victory inside four days in the second match against Bangladesh in St Lucia to secure their first Test series victory in 18 months.
Recap day two in this vital round of LV= County Championship games as relegation-threatened Middlesex crumbled at Taunton and Essex's two-day victory piled the pressure on Hampshire.
James Hildreth completed his first LV= County Championship century of the season as Somerset took a stranglehold on the second day of the match with Middlesex at Taunton.
Centuries from Jake Libby and James Taylor helped Nottinghamshire close on 310 for three on the second day of their LV= County Championship match against Sussex at Trent Bridge.
Centuries by Scott Borthwick and Paul Collingwood helped Durham to 362 for eight on the second day of their LV= County Championship Division One encounter at Emirates Durham ICG after an opening-day washout.
Essex crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 79 runs inside two days in the LV= County Championship Division Two clash at Grace Road.
Sam Billings fell just short of becoming Kent's third centurion of the match as the visitors rattled up a huge first-innings total of 507 to frustrate promotion-seeking Hampshire for a second day at the Ageas Bowl.
Jason Roy hit an aggressive 81 from 86 balls to lead a dramatic Surrey counter-attack on the second day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire at the Kia Oval.
Jack Brooks senses that he might be on an unlikely pathway from Oxfordshire village idiot to Yorkshire dynasty maker.
Worcestershire’s promotion to the LV= County Championship top-flight has been dedicated to the club’s late academy director Damian D'Oliveira.
Paceman Steven Finn will be absent when Middlesex aim to secure their LV= County Championship Division One status with victory over Somerset.
Hampshire’s hopes of securing promotion to LV= County Championship Division One this week have been boosted with the inclusion of influential leg-spinner Imran Tahir in their squad for the game against Kent at the Ageas Bowl.
Adam Lyth and Jack Brooks have made giant strides in the LV= County Championship FTI MVP rankings after helping the White Rose win their first title since 2001 this week.