Ashar Zaidi presses forward to drive

Warwickshire v Sussex, LV= Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Sussex banish relegation talk

Sussex, increasingly seen as relegation candidates after a surfeit of bowling injuries, responded by piling up four hundreds and making 600-lus against title fancies Warwickshire

Recordo Gordon took three wickets to limit Yorkshire's total

Lancashire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Old Trafford

Birmingham start in a jam, Lancashire end in one

Liam Livingstone's penultimate ball heave for six leaving Lancashire requiring three from the final delivery but he was run out off the last delivery

Recordo Gordon took three wickets to limit Yorkshire's total

Birmingham v Yorkshire, NatWest T20 Blast North Group, Edgbaston

Porterfield, Ambrose see Bears to victory

Birmingham moved back to the top of the North Group of the NatWest Blast - level on points with Worcestershire - after a six wicket victory over Yorkshire with eight balls to spare.

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Umar Akmal gets on his tip-toes to cut

Birmingham v Leicestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Edgbaston

Umar Akmal keeps Leicestershire flying

Umar Akmal scored an unbeaten half-century as Leicestershire put a brake on Birmingham's NatWest T20 Blast hot streak with a comfortable seven-wicket win at Edgbaston

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The Legend of Morvidus, The Bear the bat and the Ragged Staff

County news

Troughton turns illustrator for new book

Jim Troughton was perhaps never considered an artist as a batsman but he is now reaching for his easel to illustrate a new children's book.

Boyd Rankin picked up three wickets on his return

Worcestershire v Warwickshire, LV= County Championship Div One, New Rd, 2nd day

Moeen short of work after Worcestershire collapse

James Whitaker will have gleaned little that he did not already know from his visit to New Road. Ian Bell made a century, the 50th of his career in first-class cricket, and Worcestershire collapsed miserably to an innings defeat, which is sadly not a rar