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James Anderson removed Shan Masood for the sixth consecutive time

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Relentless England seal 330-run win

England could not have responded more emphatically to their first-Test defeat, completing a 330-run win at Old Trafford on the fourth evening in a manner that answered many of the questions Lord's had presented

Durham cricketers play with kids on the outfield

English cricket must reach out and touch its public

Its image as an establishment game fits uncomfortably with the impulse to spread T20 cricket to a wider audience. Meanwhile, it needs to become relevant to as many people as possible

Misbah-ul-Haq battled to a half-century

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

England opt to plump 391-run lead

England chose not to enforce the follow-on after Pakistan crumbled for 198, a deficit of 391, in the Old Trafford Test with only their captain, Misbah-ul-Haq reaching a half-century

Joe Root drives off the back foot on the second morning

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

Root 254 hands England total control

Joe Root, having put his Test summer back on course on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test, extended his virtuoso performance past 200 on the second as England sought to pile up an impregnable first innings score against Pakistan

Alastair Cook raised three figures during the afternoon

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

Cook and Root restate basic values with twin tons

Alastair Cook and Joe Root restored England's equilibrium after defeat at Lord's with immaculate hundreds on a flawless pitch on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test

Imran Tahir celebrates a seven-wicket haul

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Tahir's whirlwind denies Trescothick his final prize

Marcus Trescothick's marathon double century delighted Somerset, but he failed to bat through an innings for the first time as he was last out during a whirlwingdseven-wicket spell from Imran Tahir

Marcus Trescothick flays through the covers

Notts v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Trescothick equals Gimblett record, ploughs ever on

Marcus Trescothick has taken his place alongside Harold Gimblett as Somerset's most prolific century-maker in first-class cricket

Steven Mullaney's 78 underpinned Nottinghamshire

Notts v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Mullaney ignores distractions to set up Notts

On a somnolent summer's day at Trent Bridge, Steven Mullaney's concentration remained unimpaired from first ball to last

Marcus Trescothick moved within one hundred of Harold Gimblett

Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 3rd day

Somerset's old seafarers scupper Middlesex

Marcus Trescothick moved within one hundred of Harold Gimblett and as Peter Trego added his own century, Somerset made Middlesex fight all the way at Taunton

James Fuller made his highest first-class score

Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 2nd day

Allenby's best day still not good enough for Somerset

Good days have been few and far in the last season and a half, but against Middlesex Jim Allenby had something to savour - at least until James Harris and James Fuller intervened