ESPNcricinfo staff

Matthew Parkinson helped England hit back with his legspin

England U-19s v Australia U-19s, Youth Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Gauci, Doran hundreds put Australia U-19s on top

Centuries from Jordan Gauci and captain Jake Doran gave Australia Under-19s a strong opening day to the one-off Test at Chester-le-Street

Ben Duckett works to the leg side

Kent v Northamptonshire, LV= Championship, Division 2, Canterbury, 1st day

Stone and Duckett give Kent day to forget

Kent's woeful batting display ensured that the opening day of their 164th Canterbury Week will not linger long in the memory as visitors Northamptonshire bossed proceedings from start until stumps.

Mahela Jayawardene shapes to pull the ball during training

England news

Jayawardene to join England as consultant

Mahela Jayawardene is to join the England side as batting consultant. The prolific batsman will, ESPNcricinfo understands, be part of the England coaching team travelling to the UAE for the Test and limited-overs series against Pakistan

A general view over Wantage Road

County news

Northants admit need for financial help

Northamptonshire chief executive, Ray Payne, has admitted that the club are talking to the ECB about financial assistance but denied that they are considering selling their ground and moving to a new home

ECB/PA

David Willey clubbed 60 off 27 balls

Northants v Somerset, Royal London Cup, Group A, Wantage Road

Willey provides Northants timely boost

David Willey's powerful run-a-ball 91 led Northamptonshire to a comfortable four-wicket win over Somerset at Wantage Road and kept their quest for a Royal London Cup quarter-final on track.

ECB/PA

Oliver Hannon-Dalby ended Paul Collingwood's useful innings

Warwickshire v Glamorgan, Royal London Cup, Group B, Edgbaston

Hannon-Dalby inflicts more Test pitch misery

Oliver Hannon-Dalby recorded the best List A figures for Warwickshire's since 2004 as the Bears' resurgence in the Royal London One Day Cup continued with a nine-wicket victory over Glamorgan

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Dawid Malan top-scored with 82

Sussex v Middlesex, Royal London Cup, Group B, Hove

Gubbins and Malan hit tons in high-scoring thriller

Dawid Malan and Nick Gubbins both made excellent hundreds as Middlesex squeezed past Sussex by three runs in a thriller at Hove to maintain their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup.