The latest snippets from around the English game including Dom Bess' best friend who played for England in another sport and how Tom Kohler-Cadmore's dad joined him at Yorkshire
The ECB's proposed 100-ball format has been cooked up to fit the TV schedules, according to former England spinner Graeme Swann
Essex thought Ashar Zaidi had carried them to a competitive total but Gareth Roderick and George Hankins found a response
Leicestershire's chief executive has provided the clearest hint yet that the days of promotion and relegation in the County Championship could be coming to an end
Gloucestershire timed their run chase to perfection to see off Glamorgan as George Hankins paraded his 50-over potential
Middlesex were overwhelmingly fancied to return to Division One at the first time of asking but thanks to an unbeaten hundred by James Bracey they lie uneasily in fifth
Gloucestershire face an uphill battle to stave off County Championship defeat on Monday after they were made to follow on against Middlesex at Lord's
The bad weather which has plagued Middlesex's home fixtures so far this season returned with a vengeance
Nick Gubbins, touted as an opener for England's first Test of the summer against Pakistan, gave a wonderful audition for the role with an innings of 99
Daryl Mitchell, chairman of the Professional Cricketers Association, insisted that the 100-ball format is "not set in stone" after a meeting between the ECB and a players' delegation at Edgbaston
Sussex looked down and out but Stiaan van Zyl had other ideas to leave the encounter at Hove on a knife edge
Sussex and Gloucestershire made up for lost time as 22 wickets went down on the second day at Hove
The Sussex openers added an unbeaten 86 in the 21 overs possible on the opening day
Mick Newell has urged the English game to resist the temptation to restructure the County Championship into conferences.
Eoin Morgan, England's limited-overs captain, has thrown his weight behind the ECB's 100-ball concept, describing himself as a "big fan"
On Wednesday they revealed widespread misgivings about the "future of the game", ahead of the meeting with the ECB on May 8 to discuss the new 100-ball tournament
Joe Root, England's Test captain, has welcomed ECB plans for a new-team competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a "completely new audience"
Twenty-year-old Bracey battled away for seven hours and 28 minutes to make an unbeaten 120 but Glamorgan got home by six wickets