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Steve Cannane

A schoolboy curse?

From Donald Bradman to Michael Clarke, state school graduates have dominated the ranks of Australian Test teams. What are private schools doing wrong?

Cricinfo staff

County news

Nicholson leaves Surrey

Matthew Nicholson, the former New South Wales fast bowler, has left Surrey by mutual consent with three weeks of the season remaining

Cricinfo staff

Australian players in the counties

Rogers leads Derbyshire by example

Chris Rogers relished his new role as captain of Derbyshire, leading his side to the only win in a rain-affected County Championship round

Cricinfo staff

Australian domestic news

Nicholson named New South Wales selector

Matthew Nicholson, the former New South Wales fast bowler, will stay involved with the state after being named a selector for the 2008-09 season

John Ward at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire v Surrey, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Surrey on course for first win

Surrey are on course for their first Championship win of the season after making Nottinghamshire follow-on

Surrey v Yorkshire, County Championship, The Oval

Butcher hundred hurts Yorkshire

Mark Butcher piled on the runs against Yorkshire, finishing unbeaten on 189 on a day when Surrey fans had hoped to see another former England batsman reach triple figures

Cricinfo staff

County Championship round-up

Saqlain takes five but Hampshire hold on

A round-up from the latest County Championship matches as Hampshire and Surrey played out a tight draw

Middlesex v Surrey, Friends Provident Trophy, Lord's

Benning blasts Surrey to victory

On the day when James Benning turned 25 years old he gave himself the ultimate birthday present for a cricketer - a century at Lord's that set up an easy win for his side

Cricinfo staff

Fast bowler to bow out before Pura Cup final

Nicholson retires from New South Wales

Matthew Nicholson has joined the growing list of veterans to retire from Australian domestic cricket this season after announcing New South Wales' Pura Cup match against South Australia starting on Friday will be his last