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Darren Stevens made a run-a-ball 75

Gloucestershire v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Bristol, 2nd day

Stevens century serves reminder of timeless merits

At 40 years of age, Darren Stevens secured his first hundred of a demanding season which could well be his last for Kent

Hardus Viljoen could make his Test debut

Gloucestershire v Kent, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 1st day

Viljoen makes immediate impact for Kent

Hardus Viljoen has struggled for credibility in international cricket but he made an immediate impact in his debut for Kent in Bristol

Adam Rossington saw Northants to Finals Day in the NatWest Blast

Northants v Middlesex, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Northampton

Rossington ensures Northants confound sceptics again

Northants Steelbacks confounded the sceptics yet again with a third Finals Day appearance in four years as Adam Rossington led them to victory against Middlesex

Silhouette of Muttiah Muralitharan


When Murali bared his soul

A ball, a brace and video cameras: when the world's most prolific bowler set out to prove that he was not a chucker

Ravi Bopara's unbeaten 81 sealed victory

Kent v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Canterbury

Westley and Bopara lead rout of Kent

Essex trampled all over Kent in front of their own fans for a derby hammering that soured a truly exceptional night of revelry.

Gareth Batty in action

Hampshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Surrey out of bottom two as Batty inspires last-ditch win

Surrey have dragged themselves out of the bottom two of the Championship first division after Gareth Batty and Stuart Meaker ensured a last-ditch win against bottom club Hampshire

Stuart Meaker took 4 for 70 on day one

Hampshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

McManus stands up to Meaker's challenge

n situations like today at the Ageas Bowl, both sides go through their own toil. Surrey begin looking to whittle away 18 more chances. Hampshire's batsmen preparing to concentrate on and forget each delivery

Brett D'Oliveira made an unbeaten double hundred

County news

Brett D'Oliveira unburdened by family legacy

He is thriving at a county his grandfather made home, playing in a set-up that is driven on the very principles his father made his life's work

Gareth Batty helped Surrey achieve full batting bonus points

Hampshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Have Batty and Foakes turned Surrey's season?

Gareth Batty's first Championship hundred for Surrey plus another by Ben Foakes, a wicketkeeper who England have half an eye on, ensured another tough day for bottom-of-the-table Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl