Vithushan Ehantharajah

Village cricket played at Car Colston

A village state of mind

There's something to be said for being unsure of cricket, its whims and unwritten rules, but wanting more, and playing on regardless

Jack Shantry ended with six wickets

County cricket 2014

'Angry Jack' Shantry and relay catch madness

Alfonso Thomas's four in four, carelessness from Gloucestershire and a forgetful Graeme Smith all feature in our alternative review of the 2014 county season

James Tomlinson made early inroads into Glamorgan's second innings

Glamorgan v Hampshire, Cardiff, 3rd day

Tomlinson puts Hampshire up as champions

Hampshire won Division Two with an emphatic 291-run win. They return to Division One after three years away, with each of those years starting with them dubbed favourites

Chris Wood and Michael Carberry exchange a high five

Glamorgan v Hampshire, Cardiff, 2nd day

Hampshire finally have the feel of champions

On an edgy first day, Hampshire players were closely monitoring the situation at Chelmsford. On the second, they had the feeling of champions

A betting blackboard

Trading places

In a world where £50m can be staked on a single IPL game, whole armies of professional cricket traders work the betting markets for profit. But who are these people?

Chris Woakes helped close out the victory

Durham v Warwickshire, RL Cup final, Lord's

Woakes aims to cap big summer

From the fringes of the England team to playing every format, plus one trophy already in the bag for Warwickshire has made it a memorable season for Chris Woakes but he wants to add another success before it finishes

Matt Dunn bowled with eye-catching pace

Surrey v Worcestershire, T20 Blast quarter-final, The Oval

Surrey prevail after Roy's early blitz

For the sixth time in 12 seasons, Surrey have made their way to Finals Day, this time at the expense of Worcestershire

Chris Jordan celebrates one of his two wickets

Sussex v Warwickshire, Horsham, 4th day

Jordan sparks Warwickshire collapse

For only the second time since the war, Sussex have completed the double over Warwickshire.

Andrew Flintoff made his first Lancashire appearance in five years

NatWest T20 Blast countdown

Flintoff hoopla benefits everyone

The long-awaited Freddie Flintoff comeback leads this week's countdown of the things that mattered in the NatWest T20 Blast