George Dobell

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Mark Cosgrove flicks to leg during his innings of 44

Leic v Essex, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 1st day

Shallow roots to Leicestershire growth

As another season enters its closing weeks it needs to be asked how much progress Leicestershire have made

Josh Cobb and Alex Wakely played important knocks in Northamptonshire's chase

Durham v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

'If you have a happy changing room, you perform'

Alex Wakely, the Northamptonshire captain, hailed his team's apparent weaknesses - their small squad and financial worries - as key factors in his side's success in the NatWest T20 Blast

Josh Cobb struck 80 from 48 balls to guide the chase

Durham v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

Defiant Northants dig deep to lift T20 prize

Northants have defied injuries, international call-ups and relentless financial problems to secure their second limited-overs trophy since 1992 with victory in the final of the NatWest Blast

Ben Duckett played some sparkling shots

Nottinghamshire v Northants, NatWest T20 Blast semi-final, Edgbaston

Duckett stars as Northants reach final

A career-best T20 score from Ben Duckett has powered Northants into the NatWest Blast T20 final for the third time in four years.

The flamethrowers were in regular action

NatWest T20 Blast, Finals Day

T20 debate swirls despite Blast success

The battle over the future of domestic T20 in England is set to come to a head once again. At its heart is a conflict between profitability and growing the game

Jonathan Trott struck a hundred for Warwickshire

Warwickshire v Essex, RL Cup, Quarter-final, Edgbaston

Spin secures win after Trott's century

A century from Jonathan Trott helped Warwickshire into the semi-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 70-run victory over Essex

Boyd Rankin sends one down

County news

Injured Rankin out of rest of county season

Warwickshire and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the remainder of the county season after suffering a fracture of his left tibia

Chris Woakes picked up yet another wicket

Pakistan in England 2016

Woakes stands tall, but too many batting holes

After a series where their depth of allrounders stood out, but familiar batting failings remained, ESPNcricinfo looks at how England's players performed

Alex Hales edges Mohammad Amir to be caught at slip

England news

'Tough decisions' to be made on top order

Trevor Bayliss has challenged batsmen in county cricket to seize their opportunity over the last few weeks of the domestic season and demand selection for England's touring teams