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Glamorgan v Hampshire, Cardiff, 3rd day
Sep 25, 2014: 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
Essex v Hampshire, NatWest Blast, South Group, Chelmsford
Jul 23, 2014: Michael Carberry and Matt Coles silenced the Chelmsford crow as Hampshire beat Essex, South Group leaders, to underline their NatWest t20 Blast qualities
Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 4th day
May 21, 2014: Matt Coles starred with bat and ball as Hampshire returned to the top of Division Two by skittling Leicestershire for just 96 on the final day at Grace Road to complete a comprehensive 278-run win.
Sep 27, 2013: Matt Coles, the England Lions fast bowler, has agreed a three-year contract with Hampshire, the county where he spent the last month of the season on loan
Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day
Sep 26, 2013: Matt Coles finished with match figures of 10 for 154 as Hampshire crushed Essex by an innings and 31 runs soon after lunch on the third day at the Ageas Bowl
Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day
Sep 25, 2013: Essex's funny season produced one final baffling episode as they meekly surrendered their chance of promotion at the Ageas Bowl
Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 4th day
Sep 18, 2013: Leicestershire crashed to a 180-run defeat against Hampshire at Grace Road as the curtain came down on their miserable Championship Division Two campaign
Worcestershire v Hampshire, New Road, 1st day
Sep 12, 2013: Loan signing Matt Coles showcased his talent with both bat and ball as Hampshire put pressure on Worcestershire at New Road.
Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 4th day
Aug 31, 2013: A magnificently enterprising 191-run eighth wicket partnership between Adam Wheater and Matt Coles kept Lancashire waiting until mid-afternoon for victory
Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 1st day
Aug 28, 2013: Luke Procter's fifth half-century in as many first-class matches gave Lancashire the edge on a first day of many tales at Southport
Aug 27, 2013: Matt Coles, the England Lions allrounder, has joined Hampshire on loan until the end of the season from Kent, where he has refused to sign a new contract.
Aug 22, 2013: Matt Coles has left Kent having declined a new offer which has left the club frustrated by his decision
Sussex v Kent, FLt20 South Group, Hove
Jul 31, 2013: Sussex Sharks' dismal Twenty20 campaign ended on a suitably downbeat note as Kent Spitfires condemned them to a ninth defeat in this season's competition
Kent v Worcestershire, YB40 Group A, Canterbury
May 15, 2013: Kent moved joint top of Group A following a nervy three-wicket win over Worcestershire in a game reduced to 25 overs per side due to rain.
Leicestershire v Kent, Grace Road, 1st day
Apr 17, 2013: Leicestershire's decision to bowl first backfired as Kent racked up 406 on the first day at Grace Road with half-centuries from Brendan Nash, Geraint Jones and Matt Coles.
Feb 20, 2013: Ben Stokes, the Durham allrounder, and Kent quick bowler Matt Coles have been sent home from England Lions' tour of Australia for unprofessional conduct.
Derbyshire v Kent, Derby, 1st day
Aug 2, 2012: Derbyshire's seam attack again delivered to keep the Division Two leaders on track for promotion before Kent's tail fought back on the opening day at Derby.
Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 3rd day
Jul 21, 2012: Glamorgan's batsmen showed their resolve and a willingness to battle on day three at Canterbury
Kent v Leicestershire, Canterbury, 1st day
May 23, 2012: Kent took control against Division Two strugglers Leicestershire and trail by only 37 runs after an action-packed opening day that saw 12 wickets fall
England Lions v West Indians, Northampton, 4th day
May 13, 2012: Joe Root, the Yorkshire batsman, hit an unbeaten hundred as England Lions cruised to a 10-wicket victory against the West Indians on the final day in Northampton
The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past
Mahela Jayawardene reflects on his Test career, and the need to bridge the gap between international and club cricket in Sri Lanka
An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket
In 2011, MS Dhoni helped end a 28-year wait for India and gifted Sachin Tendulkar something he had craved throughout his career - to be called a World Cup champion
Plays of the day from the fourth ODI between Australia and South Africa at the MCG
Never mind cricket's absence from free-to-air TV - changes in social attitudes, the demands of work, and an individualistic age are all contributing to a decline in participation
Pakistan have notched up some fine wins under Misbah-ul-Haq's leadership, but they haven't yet achieved consistent results outside the UAE