The next gen series

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

Sam Hain bats

English spin hits the rough

Last summer, England's strategy was to spin out Australia. Now, with Graeme Swann's retirement, it is proving a challenge to even identify one Test candidate for the role

Moeen Ali in his delivery on ODI debut

Jon Culley

Friends Life t20

Azharullah brings romance to Finals Day

Having thrown in his lot for a career in county cricket, Azharullah can complete the fairytale by helping unfancied Northants to glory

Azharullah proved expensive

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Northamptonshire v Durham, Flt20 quarter-final. Northampton

Kamikaze Stokes catching the eye

Blessed with an ability to swing the bat liberally and be equally care-free in the field, Ben Stokes is a bright spark for Durham who is catching the eye of England's hierarchy

Ben Stokes hit three sixes in his 34