Daryll Mitchell flicks to leg on his way to a century

Worcestershire v Leicestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, New Road

Mitchell overcomes blow to secure victory

A second match in 24 hours was a step too far for Leicestershire as their NatWest T20 Blast challenge took a blow with a six-wicket defeat by Worcestershire at New Road.

Paul Stirling was in imperious form

Middlesex v Kent, NatWest T20, South Group, Lord's

Stirling, Franklin distract Lord's drinkers in style

For most counties Friday is T20 night but Middlesex have always preferred Thursdays. The stroll from St John's Wood to Lord's, brimming with City types anticipating their first T20 game of the season, showed why.


Kevin O'Brien sweeps during an unbeaten 48 that saw Leicestershire home

Leicestershire v Durham, NatWest T20, North Group, Grace Road

O'Brien steers Foxes to consecutive wins

Leicestershire made it consecutive wins in the NatWest T20 North Division as Durham's batsmen struggled to come to terms with a well-grassed but relatively slow pitch at Grace Road.

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Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook wait for a bat

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Stokes bandwagon heads to Headingley

Ben Stokes' Man of the Match contribution at Lord's means he will likely be the centre of attention once again when the second Test begins

Adil Rashid helped himself to a century of his own

Somerset v Yorkshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 4th day

Rashid falls short but Yorks secure draw

Yorkshire's unbeaten start to the defence of their 2014 Championship title was under threat against Somserset and it took a solid day-long rearguard action to keep it intact

Arron Lilley bowled four overs for just 21

Lancashire v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Southport, 4th day

Lilley and Kerrigan spin Lancs to win

Lancashire's spinners bowled 36.1 overs on the fourth morning, during which seven wickets fell at a cost of 43 runs to give them an innings victory