England news

The inevitable rise of Billings

In terms of the amount of sports Sam Billings excels at there are shades of AB de Villiers in the Kent wicketkeeper who is quickly becoming one of hottest prospects in the English game

Sam Billings play an astonishing innings

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

County Cricket 2013

The next Cowdrey off the rank

Born into perhaps the most famous of cricketing families, Fabian Cowdrey is taking on the weight of expectation and is determined to forge his own career

Fabian Cowdrey places one through the off side

Mike Denness 1940-2013

Gracious captain; Kent legend

With a strong work ethic and a moral compass that many a modern-day player would do well to follow, Mike Denness helped build and maintain the glory days of Kent cricket