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Tim Bresnan struck in his third over

County news

Bresnan in third elbow operation in search for old nip

Tim Bresnan, whose valiant batting narrowly failed to bring Yorkshire a third Championship title, has undergone a third elbow operation to try to restore some of the nip that made him an England allrounder

Tim Bresnan walks off unbeaten on 142

We need a bust of Brezzie

Almost a month has passed since his 142 in the Championship final against Middlesex, but there was enough in that contribution to sustain a Yorkshire fan through the winter

Test match action at Emirates Riverside between England and Sri Lanka

County news

Council agrees to Durham rescue plan

Financially-stricken Durham have secured a financial rescue package from Durham County Council which will further help to secure their future

Ben Stokes eased any tension towards the end

Bangladesh v England, 3rd ODI, Chittagong

Duckett and Billings show their promise to earn series win

Hold the pose and watch the ball disappear down the ground high into the crowd. Such was the perfect manner in which Chris Woakes settled a wonderful one-day series

Mark Wood was mobbed by his team-mates after striking on his England comeback

England news

Wood out of India tour after new ankle blow

Mark Wood has been ruled out of England's tour to India after the discovery that he bowled at the tail end of the English domestic season with a broken ankle

Benny Howell bowls

England news

Howell rejects PCA advice and heads for Bangladesh

Benny Howell has become the first professional cricketer in England openly to reject advice from the players' association not to take part in the Bangladesh Premier League

Rilee Rossouw made Australia suffer in a 145-run opening stand with Quinton de Kock

South Africa v Australia, 2nd ODI, Johannesburg

Australia's bowlers face another examination at Wanderers

Australia's inexperienced bowlers face yet another challenge at Wanderers against South Africa, a side brimming with confidence after recent home victories

Kim Barnett has been appointed as Derbyshire's director of cricket

County news

Derbyshire look to Barnett magic

Derbyshire have turned to Kim Barnett, one of the most inspirational captains in their history, to shake them out of their torpor