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Future imperfect

Oct 8, 2008: The rise of Twenty20 and of India's power are challenging English cricket's ability to function independently

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

English season review

Championship shows it can survive new age

Sep 29, 2008: The instigation of two divisions in the County Championship has been a blessing of sorts. In terms of maintaining interest until the very end

Ivo Tennant

English season review

And the award goes to...

Sep 29, 2008: Cricinfo looks back at the 2008 English season and hands out a batch of awards

Andrew McGlashan

Some young, some old, some homegrown

Sep 24, 2008: What sort of team composition does a successful county side need?

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Desperate measures, desperate results

Sep 12, 2008: Surrey's signing of Shoaib Akhtar is optimistic, misguided or both

Andrew McGlashan

County awards - August

Hampshire's turnaround

Sep 1, 2008: Cricinfo looks back at some of the best county performances from August

Andrew McGlashan

County awards - July

Malan and Middlesex strike gold

Aug 3, 2008: The first trophy of the county season was decided in July, while the Championship continued to take shape. Cricinfo looks back at the last month of action.

Andrew McGlashan

Kent v Middlesex, Twenty20 final, The Rose Bowl

A format to be proud of

Jul 26, 2008: This wasn't merely the culmination of a domestic tournament but the dawn of unprecedented riches for English cricket

Will Luke at The Rose Bowl

English Premier League

A second-class competition

Jul 17, 2008: Eighteen teams for a "Premier" competition is at least ten too many, and 20 is utter lunacy. One Twenty20 competition per summer is quite sufficient

Andrew Miller

The rich get richer

Jul 16, 2008: Why the new proposal for an English Premier League will benefit the big counties and grounds and leave the rest vulnerable

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Two-innings time again

Jul 2, 2008: England's top six don't seem to be making the switch to the longer version quickly enough

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Two into three won't go

Jun 24, 2008: Having three parallel leagues will not benefit English cricket

John Stern

Three's the charm

Jun 18, 2008: The drawing power of Twenty20 offers the ECB an opportunity to streamline the number of English domestic competitions

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Middlesex v Surrey, Twenty20 Cup, Lord's

Diminishing returns mar London derby

Jun 16, 2008: Outside of the international matches played in England this summer, Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's is the biggest attraction there is

Jamie Alter at Lord's

County view

Glamorgan's Kolpak-free future?

Jun 11, 2008: Ivo Tennant looks at the Kolpak question, one that Glamorgan in particular is seeking to answer

Ivo Tennant

Same format, different ball game

Jun 11, 2008: The Twenty20 Cup may not be a patch on the IPL but there's a lot more riding on the tournament this year

Jamie Alter

Spread it over the summer

Jun 4, 2008: The ECB and the counties may be keen on a midsummer Twenty20 competition, but there's merit in having one that runs across the season instead

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

County Awards - May

Prior makes his case

Jun 2, 2008: As the season begins to take shape, Cricinfo hands out monthly awards for May to those who have impressed with bat and ball

Andrew McGlashan

County view

Oval held hostage by Health and Safety

May 28, 2008: The Health and Safety Executive has objected to the proposed erection of a four-star 168-bedroom hotel and nearly 2000 seats some 150 yards from the gas-holders at The Oval

Ivo Tennant

Spongers or smart operators?

May 21, 2008: Leicestershire's avowed strategy is to build a core group of senior overseas pros as mentors for young English talent

Christopher Martin-Jenkins
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