Alastair Cook could not quite believe how well his side fought back at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Expectations return for England

ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

Tom Bailey broke Yorkshire's opening partnership

Leicestershire v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 4th day

Bailey brings back bad old days for Leicestershire

Leicestershire slid to 78 all out and a heavy defeat against Lancashire as Tom Bailey's maiden five-wicket haul revived memories of their desperate recent seasons

Craig Overton celebrates the wicket of Samit Patel

Notts v Somerset, LV= County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Somerset steamroll Notts to find their wings

A lower-order rally turned the day around for Somerset before Nottinghamshire were blown away after tea for 114

BJ Watling avoids a bouncer

New Zealand in England 2015

Beware New Zealand's quiet man

BJ Watling watched New Zealand's journey to the World Cup final from the sidelines but he has been a vital part of their Test resurgence both in front and behind the stumps

Steven Croft dug in for 30 off 100 balls

Leicestershire v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road

Wasteful Leics run up against Croft again

Leicestershire supporters at Grace Road endured a frustrating day where, for the second time in three days, Steven Croft proved a game adversary

Adam Lyth takes the applause for his century

New Zealand in England 2015

Lyth, Wood in squad for NZ Tests

England may feel they have rid themselves of one devil having informed Kevin Pietersen he will not be considered for selection this season but they will inherit another with Adam Lyth set to become the 666th Test cricketer for England having been named in

Mark Craig celebrates a wicket

Somerset v New Zealanders, Taunton, 4th day

Contented NZ seal win as Craig takes five

New Zealand took just over 90 minutes to get their tour underway with a 66-run victory at Taunton and their coach, Mike Hesson, delivered a calm message of confidence