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Tim Ambrose drives

Northants v Warwickshire, Wantage Road, 2nd day

Ambrose's new-season bounce grinds down Northants

Ambrose took his side from a strong position to a totally dominant one as he gained the measure of a slow wicket to work the Northants attack around

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Will Rhodes takes the take to remove Ben Duckett first ball

Northants v Warwickshire, Wantage Road, 1st day

Sidebottom takes advantage of slipshod Northants

Sidebottom, playing in just his ninth first-class game, tore through the Northants lower order to claim a maiden five-wicket haul

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Dan Christian lifts the T20 Blast trophy

Future of cricket

'Good luck understanding our great game'

The ECB took the game by surprise when it announced that the new city-based tournament to be launched in 2020 will be based around a 100-ball concept rather than T20

Olly Stone in his Northants days

Warwickshire v Sussex, Specsavers Championship, 3rd day, Edgbaston

Stone's pace sets pulses racing

Olly Stone has the ability to bowl quickly and, even though it is April and wickets are tumbling everywhere, his career-best display at Edgbaston brought excitement

Ian Bell steers through the covers

Warwickshire v Sussex, Specsavers Championship, 2nd day, Edgbaston

Bell begins to banish memories of fallow summer

Ian Bell had a disastrous 2017, resigning from the Warwickshire captaincy and overlooked by England for the Ashes, but he began a new season in seductive fashion