Trevor Bayliss is working with England's one-day side for the first time

England v Australia, 1st ODI, Ageas Bowl

Bayliss enters England's 50-over challenge

England's one-day team has been revived this season, but now they face the world champions while, behind the scenes, the best way forward for the domestic version is hammered out

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Essex coach Paul Grayson has been granted a reprieve until the end of the season

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Grayson leaves Essex to end 19-year link

Essex have confirmed the departure of head coach Paul Grayson, ending weeks of speculation over his position at the club

Jeetan Patel picked up the first wicket of the chase

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

Patel's worth harks back to simpler times

Jeetan Patel is a priceless example of an overseas player who has achieved for his county over several seasons in an era when the schedule renders it almost impossible

Gary Ballance fell nine short of a hundred

Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 2nd day

Yorkshire blessed by England homecoming

Yorkshire, raised by England for much of the season, have been blessed by the homecoming of Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth as they close in on the Championship

Luke Wright was making his first Championship appearance of the season

Worcestershire v Sussex, LV= Championship, New Road, 2nd day

Wright's adventure puts Sussex on top

Luke Wright completed 1,000 LV= County Championship runs in a season for the first time as Sussex took control of their Division One relegation tussle against Worcestershire at New Road


Aadil Ali in action

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Grace Road, 2nd day

Aadil Ali's best sends Foxes soaring

Academy graduate Aadil Ali hit a first-class career best 80 as Leicestershire scored more than 400 in an innings for only the second time at Grace Road this season


Sam Northeast struck 77

Kent v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Canterbury, 2nd day

Northeast's landmark day as Kent pile up runs

Promotion chasing Lancashire will go into day three of their LV= County Championship clash with lowly Kent with survival and batting points uppermost in their minds after the hosts continued to dominate events in Canterbury

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It was a frustrating day for James Foster

Essex v Northants, LV= Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 1st day

Another Essex recovery unlikely to impress Irani

Essex confirmed the sackong of Paul Grayson as their veteran captain James Foster recovered another collapse. Much for the ambitious new cricket chairman Ronnie Irani to ponder