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Kumar Sangakkara leaps in vain for a catch

England news

Cricket hails record domestic crowds

Cricket's determination to reassert itself as England's national summer sport has received a fillip with the release of record attendance figures since the ECB was founded 18 years ago

Cover of <i>Kevin Pietersen on Cricket</i>

Kevin Pietersen on Cricket

Pietersen: the sequel

Here's the book the critics wanted when KP produced his autobiography last year. (Not that it quite lives up to billing)

Samit Patel pulls during a composed knock

England in South Africa 2015-16

Patel chuckled when told of SA tour berth

Not many England cricketers have reacted to their selection for a major tour - a tour against the No. 1 Test side in the world no less - with "a bit of a chuckle"

Mohammad Amir has a big appeal against Kevin Pietersen turned down

Pakistan news

Pietersen against Amir making Pakistan comeback

Mohammad Amir should not be welcomed back into international cricket and should have been excluded from the game for life for his involvement in spot-fixing, according to Kevin Pietersen

Bradford Park Avenue has edged a step closer to a £5.5m refit

County news

Bradford Park Avenue £5.5m refit edges closer to reality

Bradford Park Avenue has moved a step nearer a rise from the dead nearly 20 years after it staged its last county match after the completion of a feasibility study designed to provide a vibrant £5.5m community ground of first-class standard

The scene on a sunny day at Horsham

County news

Sussex doubts resurface over festival weeks

Sussex have again questioned the viability of cricket festivals at Horsham and Arundel, suggesting that at least one of them could be dropped next season unless there are more indications of commercial and community interest

David Bairstow at Lord's

Bluey the indomitable

The embodiment of doughty Yorkshire spirit, David Bairstow made the county's cricket watchable through its most dysfunctional era

Alex Hales celebrates with Joe Root after his maiden ODI hundred

Pakistan v England, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Hales maiden hundred anchors England victory

A maiden ODI hundred by Alex Hales followed by a display in the field of utter control as Pakistan's batsmen foundered on a slowing pitch