Ollie Rayner appeal successfully for an lbw against Chris Rushworth

Middlesex v Hampshire, LV= Championship Division One, Lord's, 3rd day

No mystery but Hants still stumped by Rayner

Ollie Rayner picked up three wickets to go with a half-century as Middlesex closed in on victory at Lord's

Nick Compton drives during his 70

Middlesex v Hampshire, LV= Championship Division One, Lord's, 2nd day

Compton driven by Ashes memories

Nick Compton was dropped midway through the last Ashes series in England. His chances of an Ashes recall are remote no matter how much he tries to prove otherwise

The Hong Kong squad pose ahead of the World Twenty20 Qualifier

Hong Kong tries to strike local chords

The challenge facing administrators is drawing the majority Chinese population to cricket, which remains largely expat-driven

Jim Allenby's hundred set up a comfortable win

Middlesex v Somerset, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Uxbridge

Who needs Gayle? Allenby leads Somerset canter

As Middlesex trudged off after this evisceration, one thought might have terrified them: how much worse could it have been if Chris Gayle were still at Somerset?

Darren Stevens could only make 19

Surrey v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Kia Oval

Surrey savaged by old dog Stevens

Darren Stevens smashed 90 and took four wickets at Kent inflicted Surrey's third consecutive T20 defeat at home

Graham Wagg slashes through the off side

Surrey v Glamorgan, LV= County Championship Div Two, Guildford, 3rd day

Wagg's great day upstaged by Surrey emotion

Graham Wagg's double century at No 8 was a fine moment in Glamorgan history but even that was upstaged by Arun Harinath's second hundred in front of the convalescing Rory Burns

Graham Wagg slashes through the off side

Surrey v Glamorgan, LV= County Championship Division Two, Guildford, 2nd day

Wagg battles back with ton on harum-scarum day

It was a harum-scarum day: cricket straight from the Brendon McCullum school, as the cliché du jour would have it. After 439 runs and 12 wickets it was a little hard what to make of it all.

Arun Harinath lofts the ball down the ground

Surrey v Glamorgan, LV= County Championship, Div Two, Guildford, 1st day

Harinath hundred rouses Surrey spirits

Arun Harinath only played for Surrey because of the horrific collision between Rory Burns and Moises Henriques and responded with the most stalwart of centuries to get the county back on track

Mark Footitt chipped his way through New Zealand's top order

Footitt pushes claims to England's left-arm vacancy

Mark Footitt has had a rare opportunity to impress a man who matters by bowling against England's captain Alastair Cook with England selectors in attendance. is he the left-arm quick England need?

Monty Panesar sets off on celebration

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Panesar confronts greatest challenge

At a time when the paucity of spinners in England is such a concern, Monty Panesar should be pushing for an international recall. Instead, a troubled period has led him to take an indefinite break from the game