George Dobell

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Zafar Ansari removed Mahmudullah with the last ball of the day

England news

Ansari well prepared for life beyond cricket

It was clear that the allrounder had ambitions beyond cricket and clear that sporting success and dressing room banter wouldn't be enough to fulfil him

Northamptonshire celebrate their Natwest t20 Blast win

England news

New ECB T20 tournament earns rubber-stamp

The ECB have been given the green light to launch a new domestic T20 competition after the board's members voted overwhelmingly to support their plans

General view of Edgbaston

Commonwealth Games

Men's cricket a chance for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham are set to bid to be replacement hosts for the 2022 event - following Durban having the Games removed from them - and would look to include men's cricket

Ian Bell drives through the covers during his battling half-century

Warwickshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 4th day

Bell gets a lift; the Curran brothers get a slap

Warwickshire arrested an abject start to the season as 99 from skipper Ian Bell helped them find the steel they needed to defy Surrey

Ian Bell drives through the covers during his battling half-century

Warwickshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Bell digs in to revive personal and team fortunes

Ian Bell's highest first-class score for more than a year has kept Warwickshire's heads above water in their Championship match against Surrey

Mark Stoneman celebrates his century

Warwickshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Stoneman's repeat performance maintains prolific start

It was just after tea when the question arose in the Edgbaston press box: 'Has any side ever lost their first three Championship games in a season by an innings?'

Ian Westwood acknowledges his hundred

Warwickshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 1st day

Westwood the saviour amid early-season crisis

Ian Westwood is, in many ways, an unlikely saviour. But here, and not for the first time, he was exactly the man Warwickshire required in a crisis

Darren Bravo ducks under a bouncer

West Indies news

WICB 'frustrated' by Bravo damages claim

Darren Bravo appears to have rejected the chance of a return to the West Indies side by launching a claim for damages against the WICB