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Sussex v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Hove

Ian Bell's hundred means Warwickshire closer to keeping their promise

Sep 18, 2018: Jonathan Trott was also closing in on three figures as the prolific pair ground down the Sussex attack

Paul Edwards

England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Ian Bell's timing seductive but England need more than quick fixes

Aug 30, 2018: Batting was tricky in the morning session, against a fine India attack, but the brittleness of England's top order was on stark view

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

Glamorgan v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Colwyn Bay

Ian Bell, 204 - never better than when he has gone

Aug 30, 2018: Since Ian Bell has come to terms with the fact that his England days are over, he has made it seem more illogical than ever

ECB Reporters Network

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

More strokemakers not the answer for England but Jonny Bairstow injury may offer partial solution

Aug 22, 2018: If Jonny Bairstow plays purely as a batsman in the fourth Test it may pave the way for England to restructure their batting line-up

George Dobell

Birmingham v Nottinghamshire, Vitality Blast, North Group, Edgbaston

Defending champions Nottinghamshire face exit as serene Ian Bell marshals victory

Aug 9, 2018: The holders were handed their sixth defeat of the North Group campaign by a Bears team which remains in the qualification race thanks to a solid bowling display

ECB Reporters Network

County news

Prolific form revives Ian Bell's thoughts of England comeback

Aug 8, 2018: The 36-year-old is enjoying an outstanding domestic season and England's middle-order remains fragile

ESPNcricinfo staff

Derbyshire v Birmingham, Vitality Blast, Derby

Wahab Riaz trio eclipses Ian Bell's record-breaking evening

Aug 3, 2018: Birmingham Bears fell to a 16-run defeat against the Derbyshire Falcons in a low-scoring Vitality Blast game at Derby

ESPNcricinfo staff

Twenty20 Vision

Bell and Burns become unlikely Twenty20 powerhouses

Jul 21, 2018: Our snippets from the Vitality Blast include England's record run feast, Rory Burns' defunct nickname and the state of Lockie Ferguson's school trainers

Matt Roller and David Hopps

Birmingham v Northants, Vitality Blast, North Group, Edgbaston

Bell hammers first T20 hundred as record stand salvages tie

Jul 20, 2018: Ian Bell's rejuvenation continued with his first T20 hundred as Birmingham escaped a third successive defeat in a high-scoring tie against winless Northants

ECB Reporters Network

Nottinghamshire v Birmingham, Vitality Blast, Trent Bridge

Ian Bell takes toll on Notts as Bears prevail in final rematch

Jul 4, 2018: Ian Bell's outstanding season continued as the Bears handsomely avenged their defeat at the hands of Nottinghamshire in last summer's T20 Blast final

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

County diary

Durham resist role as rubbing rags of county cricket

Jun 29, 2018: County cricket's latest snippets include whether Tom Haines blow-dries his eyebrows, the year they threw bananas at Scarborough and whether Shiv Thakor has a cricketing future

Paul Bolton

Kent v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Tunbridge Wells

Harry Podmore and Joe Denly deny Warwickshire's bid to break 93-year-old record

Jun 23, 2018: That the visitors failed in their quest can be explained by the team-spirit and collective will of a Kent team who are enjoying a lovely season

Paul Edwards at Tunbridge Wells

Kent v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Tunbridge Wells

Record run chase is on as Bell and Sibley shine

Jun 22, 2018: Warwickshire need 519 to beat Kent - a figure never achieved - but at 229 for 1, and Ian Bell again in sumptious form, anything is possible at Tunbridge Wells

ECB Reporters Network

County news

Rejuvenated Bell concedes England days are gone

Jun 15, 2018: The last time Ian Bell struck two hundreds in a match his England career was about to begin. This time he recognises his international career lies in the past

Jon Culley

Warwickshire v Glamorgan, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Edgbaston

Bell hits second hundred in match as Warwickshire tighten grip

Jun 12, 2018: Ian Bell completed a memorable return to form with Jonathan Trott again in support as one of county cricket's best-known double acts proved too much for Glamorgan

Jon Culley at Edgbaston

Durham v Warwickshire, RL Cup, North Group, Chester-le-Street

Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott hundreds revive memories and secure victory

Jun 1, 2018: Bell finished unbeaten on 145 as Warwickshire chased down 300 in a match featuring four individual centuries

ECB Reporters Network

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

Bell begins to banish memories of fallow summer

Apr 14, 2018: 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

George Dobell

Book extract

The Adelaide horror

Dec 1, 2017: England were coasting one minute, in tatters the next: a look back at how Adelaide 2006 reduced Flintoff and Co to gibbering wrecks

Rob Smyth

England news

Shrubsole puts England's men in the shade

Nov 28, 2017: Anya Shrubsole has achieved what England's men have found beyond them by being shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Yorkshire v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Headingley, 1st day

Patel rages against the drop to keep Yorkshire's nerves on edge

Sep 19, 2017: A Jeetan Patel century has kept Warwickshire in a contest at Headingley that Yorkshire need to win to calm their own fears of a drop into Division Two

David Hopps at Headingley
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