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Rikki Clarke made 46 and then followed up with 1 for 10 from four overs

Leicestershire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road

Clarke shines as Birmingham stay top

A fine all-round performance from Rikki Clarke saw Birmingham through to an impressive victory over Leicestershire at Grace Road

A dejected Misbah-ul-Haq walks back after falling for 6

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Azhar rues batting 'misjudgment'

Batting collapses aren't new to Pakistan cricket, but after falling from 32 for 1 to 152 for 7 in 37 overs on the second day in Pallekele, even Azhar Ali, the team's vice-captain, could not offer an explanation

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Cricket at Lord's at the start of the season

County news

Codrington quits as Middlesex chief exec

Middlesex have announced that chief executive Vinny Codrington has resigned from the position with immediate effect

AB de Villiers opened the innings for the South Africans

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

De Villiers likely to bat higher for SA

Limited-overs cricket will see a lot more of AB de Villiers after South Africa's T20 captain, Faf du Plessis, confirmed plans to deploy him higher up in the batting line-up

Shakib Al Hasan walks back after helping his side wrap up the series

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20I, Mirpur

'We have to play with guts' - Mashrafe

The gap between Bangladesh and South Africa in terms of experience and performance is significant but the home captain Mashrafe Mortaza has urged his team to play fearless cricket

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The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is finally completed

County news

Hampshire points deduction threat eased

Hampshire have succeeded in partially easing the points deduction threat imposed upon them by an ECB disciplinary panel - a relief in a season crumbling around them