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Fidel Edwards jumps for joy after removing Alex Lees

Nottinghamshire v Hampshire, LV= Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Edwards' happy hour gives Hampshire a lifeline

Fidel Edwards was again to the fore as Hampshireescaped five hours of toil and transformed their chances of staying in Division One during a single hour at Trent Bridge

Liam Dawson made a start but couldn't go on

Nottinghamshire v Hampshire, LV= Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Hampshire cling to Division One lifeline

The most important moment in Hampshire's fight to avoid relegation from Division One of the LV= Championship came in mid-afternoon - not at Trent Bridge, but at Headingley

Samit Patel picked up 3 for 30

England in the UAE, 2015-16

Patel recalled as Ansari is ruled out

Samit Patel has been recalled to England's Test squad for the first time since 2012 after Zafar Ansari was ruled out of the tour of UAE

Fidel Edwards picked up his first five-wicket haul since 2012

Nottinghamshire v Hampshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Edwards fights for Hampshire's losing cause

Fidel Edwards took a six-wicket haul but Riki Wessels' hundred prevented relegation-threatened Hampshire from taking charge at Trent Bridge

Cover image of Scyld Berry's <i>Cricket: The Game of Life</i>

Cricket: The Game of Life

Let's celebrate cricket

Scyld Berry does just that in his new book, delving into the game's history, as well as musing on the topics of language, race, numbers, and more besides

Brian Close, Vic Wilson, Melville Ryan and Don Wilson celebrate the victory over Glamorgan

The embodiment of a Yorkshireman

Brian Close was courageous, of course, but also outspoken, indestructible, and bloody-minded

An MCC members only sign

Does the Cowdrey Lecture matter?

For all its colonial baggage, the MCC's efforts as a lobby group to serve cricket's best interests are worthwhile and especially relevant today

Luke Wood reached his century off 95 balls

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

Collapse exposes Notts as title pretenders

Nottinghamshire were not really Championship challengers. Everybody knew that. As the county who still had an arithmetical chance of the title, their role in the grand scheme of things was to allow everyone to pretend for a day or two more