County news

Domestic cricket hopes for 50-over flourish

Ahead of the start of the Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, a panel of county cricketers - Steven Crook, Lewis Gregory and Ravi Patel - plus England selector, and Middlesex director of cricket, Angus Fraser discuss how the 50-over game is evolving

Durham sing the team song in front of their travelling supporters

The lost wicketkeeper

He was one of the most admired young keepers in the country but Michael Bates is currently without a county and hoping for one more chance

Michael Bates  misses the stumps as he attempts to run out Craig Kieswetter

The next gen series

A look at some of the most exciting teenage cricketers in the UK and Ireland

Sam Hain bats

Chris Stonor

Making the sums add up

In part two of our feature on the counties' financial health, we look at their year-round business plans and the ECB's efforts to ensure that 'the 18' survive in a challenging financial landscape

Computer-generated image of how the new development at New Road will look

Chris Stonor

Invaluable council

As counties struggle to adapt to changing economic times, their local councils have become important allies

A Hampshire groundsman mowing the square