Luke Wells stands tall to cut

Somerset v Sussex, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 1st day

Somerset hit back after Wells grit

Somerset wrested back the initiative in dramatic style at the close of a rain-affected first day against Sussex


Matt Coles picked up the big wicket of Kumar Sangakkara

Leicestershire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 1st day

Hot Coles takes six as Leics stumble

A pitch almost as green as the outfield made Kent captain Sam Northeast's decision to bowl first a simple one, and he would have been satisfied after his side bowled Leicestershire out for just 159

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Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali bowl as Trevor Bayliss looks on

The Investec Ashes 2015

Spinning pitch at Cardiff 'very unlikely'

England traveled prepared to play a second spinner in the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff but Adil Rashid's chances of a Test debut look to be receding


Derbyshire v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Chesterfield

Azharullah rules at death to deny Derbs

Azharullah held his nerve to bowl a superb last over that gave Northamptonshire a three-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over Derbyshire in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group game at Chesterfield


Richard Oliver plays square

Worcestershire v Durham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, New Road

Ajmal, Oliver keep Worcs on track

Richard Oliver's half-century was the difference as Worcestershire strengthened their grip on second spot in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group by beating Durham by five wickets at New Road

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Joyraz Sheik plays a pull

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Youth ODI, Durban

Ghosh, Sheik steer Bangladesh to big win

While the seniors lost to South Africa by 52 runs in Dhaka, away in Durban Bangladesh Under-19s beat South Africa Under-19s by eight wickets in the first Youth ODI

Chris Jordan is an Octopus Investments ambassador

The Investec Ashes 2015

Jordan holds on to Ashes 'dream'

Chris Jordan is currently recovering from a side strain but has not given up hope of being involved in England's Ashes campaign