David Hopps

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A general view of the Riverside ground

England news

The regional threat to Durham's academy lifeline

As Durham rebuild from near-bankruptcy, they can at least take pride in a thriving county academy, but ECB scrutiny of a proposal for regional academies might change all that

The Sky pod in situ along the boundary edge

County news

Warwickshire's financial results highlight challenge for English game

As the Big Bash League wallows in praise after another successful year, the financial challenge facing English professional cricket remains as stark as ever as it seeks to increase the capacities of its stadia with an eye to the crowd potential of Twenty2

Keaton Jennings laughs during a nets session at Loughborough

England Lions in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Jennings takes military lessons into the middle

Keaton Jennings talks about how military training has helped his cricket, the influence of Alastair Cook, and leading the Lions side to Sri Lanka

Viv Richards congratulates Peter Roebuck

Peter Roebuck's Somerset agony

Previously unpublished material reveals the anguish he felt about being made the man to blame for the decision to let the club's long-serving West Indian stars go

Idle, winners of the Priestley Cup in 1976

Peter Kippax 1940-2017

Bat-maker and bat beater: Peter Kippax dies

Peter Kippax, who played for the county as a legspinner in the early 1960s, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's, aged 76