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Essex v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Hampshire subside in 17 balls of mayhem

May 19, 2017: Jamie Porter and Matt Quinn shared five Hampshire wickets in 17 balls of carnage in overcast evening conditions on the second day of Essex's Specsavers County Championship match at Chelmsford

ECB Reporters Network

Hampshire v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Berg's all-round show leaves Root and Bairstow in the shade

Apr 22, 2017: Gareth Berg might just have played one of the finest all-round hands in Hampshire's recent history

Vithushan Ehantharajah at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Voges and the tail defy Hampshire

Apr 17, 2017: Adam Voges and the Middlesex tail showed the stuff of champions as they defied Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl

ECB Reporters Network

Hampshire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Rossouw and Abbott leave Middlesex under pressure

Apr 16, 2017: Michael Carberry and Rilee Rossouw agonisingly missed out on centuries but Hampshire remained in control against Middlesex at the Ageas Bowl

ECB Reporters Network

Yorkshire v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Headingley, 2nd day

Abbott's haul threatens Yorkshire's feel-good factor

Apr 8, 2017: Two days into Gary Ballance's reign as Yorkshire captain and a sense of bonhomie has pervaded Headingley

David Hopps at Headingley

County previews: Hampshire

Hampshire's reprieve can bring upturn in fortune

Mar 30, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews Hampshire's prospects for the 2017 season

George Dobell

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

The Kolpak Issue

Who could be next in South Africa's talent drain?

Jan 6, 2017: Cricket South Africa have been asked by Test captain Faf du Plessis to be more vigilant about their players' concerns to prevent more Kolpak departures. ESPNcricinfo lists some of the players who may be most tempted to join the talent drain

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

How Kyle Abbott walked away from South Africa

Jan 5, 2017: The fast bowler's departure from South Africa's Test team came as a shock, but the seeds of his discontent had been sown several months earlier

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South African cricket

Kyle Abbott's long wait for 11 Tests

Jan 5, 2017: The South Africa fast bowler ended his international career at the age of 29, having played only 11 Tests, by signing a Kolpak deal with Hampshire

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Abbott's Test career over as Hampshire move is confirmed

Jan 5, 2017: Kyle Abbott's international career has been effectively ended following the second Test against Sri Lanka after talks with Cricket South Africa failed to dissuade him from accepting a Kolpak deal with Hampshire

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Abbott cuts lonely figure as the future swirls around him

Jan 4, 2017: Kyle Abbott's anticipated departure for a Kolpak deal with Hampshire means he could be playing in his final Test for South Africa

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

County news

Abbott expected to shelve South Africa for Hampshire deal

Jan 2, 2017: Hampshire believe they are on the verge of securing the services of Kyle Abbott as a Kolpak registration despite his recent success at international level

George Dobell

South Africa news

South Africa's new year wish: please stay

Dec 30, 2016: The declining rand, the popularity of T20 leagues, and Kolpak deals may have lured some away, but Kyle Abbott and Stephen Cook offer cause for optimism

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Abbott hastens South Africa's crushing win

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa made full use of the second new ball to rip through Sri Lanka's last five wickets and complete a 206-run win in Port Elizabeth, an hour and 10 minutes into day five

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

'Still have to prove myself' - Abbott

Dec 23, 2016: Though he has been in good form, and seems set to be part of the South African Test side for a sustained period of time, Kyle Abbott feels he can't relax just yet

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

'There are a lot more tough days than successful days in a fast-bowling career'

Dec 19, 2016: Former South Africa bowling coach Vincent Barnes talks about developing fast bowlers, injury prevention, and the extreme pace of Dale Steyn

Interview by Crispin Andrews

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

South Africa find pink pill is no magic ball

Nov 25, 2016: South Africa have identified the first and last hours as the time when the pink ball is at its most dangerous

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Abbott nibbles but Australia avert wobble

Nov 25, 2016: As Australia put together their most composed innings of the series, South Africa needed hard work and a bit of luck to keep hopes of a whitewash alive

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Khawaja bats through day to put Australia on top

Nov 25, 2016: Usman Khawaja batted throughout the second day in Adelaide to give Australia a 48-run lead at the close of play

The Report by Brydon Coverdale
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