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Steven Finn gave away 49 runs in two overs

World Cup 2015

Finn out to atone for Wellington nightmare

England have a swift opportunity to atone for their nightmare defeat to New Zealand at the Wellington's Westpace Stadium against Sri Lanka on Sunday

Kevin O'Brien is a new Irish hero after his stunning century overcame England

World Cup 2015

Giant slayers eye another big hunt

They go to Australia and New Zealand with a relatively inexperienced squad, but only few would underestimate the fight and determination of Ireland, who already have two big World Cup scalps to their name

Andre Russell cuts loose

South Africa v West Indies, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Russell delivers win worth toasting

Andre Russell toasted his match-winning innings with his first beer for a month, deservedly so after making 64 in 40 balls to see West Indies home in a thrilling one-wicket victory that finally got his side on the board in this series after three heavy de

Syd Lawrence in action for England B

England news

Lawrence swaps stages in new life

Coaches, city workers, coffee shop owners - all occupations of retired first-class cricketers. But David "Syd" Lawrence, once a fearsome fast bowler for England, has deviated somewhat in his second life.

James Taylor offers some advice during the first coaching session at the new Crown Hills Sports Centre

County news

Grassroots investment for Leicestershire

There was at last some good news for Leicestershire as a new cricket facility was opened in the city centre. A boost to the recreational game in the city can only be of benefit to a beleaguered county.

Sean Ervine's century could not quite avert the follow on

Hampshire v Kent, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Ervine ton revives hope of precious draw

Sean Ervine has been a cornerstone of Hampshire's success for the past decade and he played a special innings on the third day against Kent

Sam Billings made an unbeaten half-century

Hampshire v Kent, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Nervy Hampshire face promotion fight

Hampshire are set for another test of temperament to gain promotion back to Division One of the County Championship after their advantage slipped on the second day of the penultimate round

Sam Northeast made 63 opening the batting

Hampshire v Kent, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Bell-Drummond, Northeast tons defy Hampshire

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast, with his third consecutive century, continued to repay Kent's faith by putting their side into a very strong position