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