David Hopps

UK editor, ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

Karl Brown led Lancashire's recovery

Lancashire v Yorkshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Old Trafford

Lancashire soar to Roses victory

Yorkshire were sent packing in a manner that they could barely have imagined, thrashed by 29 runs in front of a joyful Manchester crowd

Andy Carter bagged five wickets

Notts v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Carter defies pain to lift Notts' spirits for Moores

When Peter Moores, the former England coach, walks into the Trent Bridge dressing room for the first time he will discover a more upbeat county than he might have imagined

Jack Shantry bowled a tight first eight overs but failed to strike

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

Cool Shantry keeps Worcs from wilting

At Trent Bridge, where the white stands shone white hot, and the sky was parched blue, Nottinghamshire batted all day in defiance of the relegation gremlins that now cling around their season

Alex Gidman made a vital half-century

Notts v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Gidman concussion shakes Worcestershire

Worcestershire took a first-innings lead of 43 but it looked like being a much greater advantage before Alex Gidman retired hurt

Alex Hales decided not to play a shot

Notts v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Worcestershire prosper as Notts left threadbare

Not everybody believes that a side with such abundance of batting talent as Nottinghamshire are actually in a relegation scrap

Ian Bell photoshoot

The Investec Ashes 2015

Bell's Ashes rollercoaster

Ian Bell is the one England player remaining from the heady summer of 2005, but that great series is not all fond memories for him

Trevor Bayliss chats with the media

Investec Ashes 2015

Bayliss begins 14-day Ashes countdown

The first Australian ever to coach England, Trevor Bayliss is scheduled to arrive at Heathrow on Thursday less than a fortnight before the start of the Investec Ashes series

Jonny Bairstow made his first ODI half-century

England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chester-le-Street

Bairstow ends 18 months of frustration

He seems a natural in an England side of adventurous spirit and for Jonny Bairstow this rain-adjusted chase proved his credentials as a batsman of power, range and game sense

Jonny Bairstow gives some wicketkeeping tips

England news

Bairstow keeps England ambition burning

Out of favour following his involvement in England's Ashes whitewash, Jonny Bairstow is in the form of his life. An emergency call-up at Chester-le-Street, he is about to get another chance