Jos Buttler and Arron Lilley celebrate one of the spinner's two scalps

Hampshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Semi-final, Edgbaston

Lancashire into final as spin dominates in poor spectacle

English cricket's three-for-one Finals Day provided entertainment in the second semi-final worthy of the supermarket discount bin as Lancashire reach the final with a six-wicket victory

Umpire Rob Bailey gives the final signal to leave the field for good

County news

Umpires consider protective head visors

England's first-class umpires, concerned for their own safety in an era of ever-powerful hitting, are examining forms of protection including to the head, the heart and the back of the neck

Melinda Farrell at Hove

Rene Farrell claimed 3 for 17 to wrap up victory

England v Australia, 2nd Women's Ashes T20, Hove

Farrell stars as Australia reclaim Ashes

Australia secured their first Women's Ashes victory in England in 14 years with a ruthless bowling display in the second T20 in Hove

ESPNcricinfo staff

Moeen Ali presents a high elbow and punchily drives

England news

Worcestershire open to Moeen as opener

Worcestershire have indicated their willingness to help should England decide they want to turn Moeen Ali into a Test opener in the UAE

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ian Bell made his second half-century off the match

England news

Bell dismisses thoughts of Test retirement

Ian Bell has confirmed that he wants to continue playing Test cricket despite suggestions that he was considering retirement

Jason Roy's hundred dominated Surrey's innings

Surrey v Kent, Royal London Cup QF, Kia Oval

Coles gives Surrey fright after Roy's hundred

Surrey survived an extraordinary maiden hundred from Matt Coles and a last-wicket stand of 64 - to which Coles' partner Matt Hunn contributed a single run - to progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup