The next gen series

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

Sam Hain bats

Man on a mission

Moeen Ali is proud to be a visible role model for Muslim cricketers in England but his talent with bat and ball is now also catching the eye

Moeen Ali goes down the ground on his way to a half-century

County preview

A county game to savour

Critics of county cricket ignore its importance to the England team and its relevance throughout the country - there is much to celebrate and admire

In Dolly's footsteps

Chips off the old block, Basil D'Oliveira's son Damian and grandson Brett have made it three generations of the family that have played for Worcestershire

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County cricket 2012

Can Lancashire do it again?

We preview the 2012 season for teams in Division One of the County Championship