England quietly confident in Steven Smith's absence
England quietly confident in Steven Smith's absence

Australia are unbeaten in eight Tests against England, but with their best batsman out, head to Leeds with the tide against them

How Tim Bresnan turned down Steven Smith as rain rules the roost in the Blast
How Tim Bresnan turned down Steven Smith as rain rules the roost in the Blast

The latest snippets from the county circuit, including Delray Rawlins' Bermuda return and Middlesex's quarter-final preparations

Tracking Blast tactics: the new Trent Bridge and five-bowler Middlesex
Tracking Blast tactics: the new Trent Bridge and five-bowler Middlesex

As the group stages approach their conclusion, we round up the latest tactical trends among the contenders in the Vitality Blast

James Bracey leads Gloucestershire cruise to keep quarter-final hopes alive
James Bracey leads Gloucestershire cruise to keep quarter-final hopes alive

Bracey hits 64 to chase down Hampshire's 139 after bowlers find rewards by taking the pace off

Blast soars towards 1 million mark, and Ackermann's surprise spin success
Blast soars towards 1 million mark, and Ackermann's surprise spin success

Plus Chris Green's jet-setting T20 career continues, and how Bermuda's call could prove costly for Sussex

No need to panic for England, insists Jos Buttler
No need to panic for England, insists Jos Buttler

Batsman says England "didn't play well enough for long enough" at Edgbaston but denies that the defeat served as a wake-up call

The triumphs and travails of Moeen Ali's Test career
The triumphs and travails of Moeen Ali's Test career

As he declares he will take a break from Test cricket, we chart Moeen's many ups and downs over the past two years

Jofra Archer takes six-for, scores century in quest for Test fitness
Jofra Archer takes six-for, scores century in quest for Test fitness

Seamer gets through 12 overs with the ball and then breezes to 108 off 99 balls in warm-up for potential Lord's debut

Babar Azam crashes Somerset website, as Lancashire prepare for knockout chaos
Babar Azam crashes Somerset website, as Lancashire prepare for knockout chaos

All the latest news from the Vitality Blast, including over-rate penalties, Durham's death-bowling duo, and Worcestershire's unlikely pinch-hitter

AB de Villiers 88* inspires Middlesex win - but is anyone watching?
AB de Villiers 88* inspires Middlesex win - but is anyone watching?

If ever a game epitomised everything that's right and much of what's wrong with the T20 Blast it was this

Alex Blake upstages Eoin Morgan at Lord's as Kent maintain 100 percent record in Vitality Blast
Alex Blake upstages Eoin Morgan at Lord's as Kent maintain 100 percent record in Vitality Blast

Blake's 29-ball 66 not out leads Spitfires to 28-run victory over Middlesex

Birmingham brilliance: England's Edgbaston winning streak
Birmingham brilliance: England's Edgbaston winning streak

Australia haven't won in any format at Edgbaston since the 2001 Ashes, while England have 11 consecutive victories there dating back to 2014

Widening gulf in women's game exposed by England's Ashes thrashing
Widening gulf in women's game exposed by England's Ashes thrashing

The drubbing at the hands of Australia suggests a £20m investment by the ECB cannot come soon enough

Cardiff Hundred team may drop 'Welsh' from name in favour of 'Western Fire'
Cardiff Hundred team may drop 'Welsh' from name in favour of 'Western Fire'

ECB's legal partner applies to trademark name, along with "Northern Superchargers"

Alex Carey's Geneva jaunt and AB de Villiers' unlikely replacement
Alex Carey's Geneva jaunt and AB de Villiers' unlikely replacement

The latest snippets from the Vitality Blast, including Nicholas Pooran at number seven, Paul Nixon's prophetic tweets, and Lewis McManus' freak run-out

Ellyse Perry becomes first player to reach 1000 runs, 100 wickets in T20Is
Ellyse Perry becomes first player to reach 1000 runs, 100 wickets in T20Is

Unbeaten 47 in Australia's win over England makes allrounder the first player - male or female - to reach the milestone

Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry steer Australia within touching distance of white-ball Ashes sweep
Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry steer Australia within touching distance of white-ball Ashes sweep

Assured partnership guides tourists to comfortable win in penultimate match of series

'I was telling myself not to think about it' - Jack Leach on making 92 as a nightwatchman
'I was telling myself not to think about it' - Jack Leach on making 92 as a nightwatchman

England's unlikely hero at Lord's has long aspired to contributing more with the bat

England under the hammer
England under the hammer

A new film about the No. 1 Test side of the early 2010s looks at what pressure does to a team

Counties hold firm on Euro T20 Slam clash
Counties hold firm on Euro T20 Slam clash

Notts and Sussex confirm contracted players will not miss county fixtures to play in new European tournament