Brilliant Bairstow leads England to 3-2 series win
Brilliant Bairstow leads England to 3-2 series win

Jonny Bairstow struck an unbeaten 83 as England won by three wickets on Duckworth-Lewis to take the series 3-2

Exciting England face fight to level series
Exciting England face fight to level series

ESPNcricinfo previews the fourth ODI between England and New Zealand

Expectations return for England
Expectations return for England

ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

Bailey brings back bad old days for Leicestershire
Bailey brings back bad old days for Leicestershire

Leicestershire slid to 78 all out and a heavy defeat against Lancashire as Tom Bailey's maiden five-wicket haul revived memories of their desperate recent seasons

Somerset steamroll Notts to find their wings
Somerset steamroll Notts to find their wings

A lower-order rally turned the day around for Somerset before Nottinghamshire were blown away after tea for 114

Beware New Zealand's quiet man
Beware New Zealand's quiet man

BJ Watling watched New Zealand's journey to the World Cup final from the sidelines but he has been a vital part of their Test resurgence both in front and behind the stumps

Wasteful Leics run up against Croft again
Wasteful Leics run up against Croft again

Leicestershire supporters at Grace Road endured a frustrating day where, for the second time in three days, Steven Croft proved a game adversary

Lyth, Wood in squad for NZ Tests
Lyth, Wood in squad for NZ Tests

England may feel they have rid themselves of one devil having informed Kevin Pietersen he will not be considered for selection this season but they will inherit another with Adam Lyth set to become the 666th Test cricketer for England having been named in

Contented NZ seal win as Craig takes five
Contented NZ seal win as Craig takes five

New Zealand took just over 90 minutes to get their tour underway with a 66-run victory at Taunton and their coach, Mike Hesson, delivered a calm message of confidence

Taylor short of runs but New Zealand's fringe players shine
Taylor short of runs but New Zealand's fringe players shine

New Zealand have become quite accustomed to winning over the last 18 months and are well on course to begin their tour of the UK with victory

Wheeler takes to England in style
Wheeler takes to England in style

New Zealand left-arm seamer Ben Wheeler took to England at the first time of asking with five cheap wickets to add to Somerset's batting gloom

Moores sacked, Strauss made director
Moores sacked, Strauss made director

Peter Moores has been sacked as England head coach after just over a year into his second stint in the job. The decision is the first for Andrew Strauss, who has been appointed as the new director, England cricket.

NZ propped up by Watling knock
NZ propped up by Watling knock

BJ Watling made an unbeaten half-century as the New Zealanders stuttered to 202 for 7 on a rain-affected day in Taunton

England look to seal satisfying series win
England look to seal satisfying series win

ESPNcricinfo previews the third Test between West Indies and England in Barbados

Gregory prospers in bowlers' graveyard
Gregory prospers in bowlers' graveyard

Taunton is billed as the bowler's graveyard but Lewis Gregory has overcome one of the most batsman-friendly venues in the country to earn an unexpected call up for England's ODI against Ireland next week

Hildreth gives Somerset the edge
Hildreth gives Somerset the edge

In-form James Hildreth has given Somerset a good chance of victory on the final day as the Taunton wickets show signs of not being the featherbeds of old

Gubbins' turn has worth for Middlesex
Gubbins' turn has worth for Middlesex

Adam Voges are at opposite ends of their careers but their brace of 90s held Middlesex together against Somerset at Taunton

Trescothick and Hildreth gallop before Somerset stumble
Trescothick and Hildreth gallop before Somerset stumble

Marcus Trescothick hit a 129-ball century as he and James Hildreth put Somerset in command before a major last-session collapse halted their momentum

Harris intrudes upon Taylor's debut ton
Harris intrudes upon Taylor's debut ton

Father Time, in better repair than many imagined after a Lord's April Fool, looked down on James Harris's four-wicket burst after Notts had celebrated a century on Championship debut by Brendon Taylor

'I haven't lost pace' - Finn
'I haven't lost pace' - Finn

Steven Finn has said he is frustrated by his tag as a genuine speed merchant after he was overlooked for England's tour to the West Indies