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Dennis Lillee

Australia news

Lillee quits as WACA president

Former fast-bowling great Dennis Lillee has reportedly quit as president of the WACA

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Michael Clarke has a final chance to win an Ashes series in England

Australia news

Clarke withdraws from Big Bash League

Michael Clarke has confirmed he will not play in the Big Bash League this year, having pulled out of his commitment to play for the Melbourne Stars

Michael Clarke chats ahead of his final Test to chairman of selectors Rod Marsh (left) and coach Darren Lehmann

MCC Spirit of Cricket

Marsh wants 'elite group' to oversee game

Rod Marsh has called for cricket's global funding to be overseen by an independent "elite group" to determine whether administrators are making the right decisions about its future

Jack Brooks took five wickets as Somerset crumbled

Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 1st day

Brooks revels in Headingley hero status

Given that he was not a professional cricketer before he turned 25, Jack Brooks has already achieved more in his career than he probably ever imagined

Zafar Ansari worked through Derbyshire's top order

Surrey v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 1st day

Ansari presses his case for England call-up

On a rain-marred first day in which Surrey collected the first of the 15 points they require to guarantee promotion back to the top tier of the County Championship, they found themselves in a better position than their fielding deserved

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Angus Robson presses out on the off side

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Grace Road, 1st day

Robson finds value in bedraggled day

Leicestershire's opening batsman Angus Robson found value in a bedraggled day at Grace Road with his seventh half-century of the season

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Rob Key clips into the leg side

Kent v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Canterbury, 1st day

Key hundred holds up Lancashire promotion push

Rob Key's first Championship century inside 16 months helped Kent prosper on the opening day of their LV= County Championship clash with Division Two leaders Lancashire in Canterbury

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Muhammad Azharullah removed Gloucestershire's top three

Essex v Northants, LV= Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 1st day

Azharullah gives Northants the advantage

Azharullah captured three of the six wickets to fall as Essex ended a truncated opening day of the LV= County Championship Division Two match against Northamptonshire on 177 for 6 at Chelmsford