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Middlesex seize the initiative on opening morning at Trent Bridge
Middlesex seize the initiative on opening morning at Trent Bridge

Notts made an early breakthrough and took another wicket just before lunch on the first morning of their County Championship match at Trent Bridge against bottom-of-the-table Middlesex but the visitors, put into bat by Jason Gallian, had clearly

Swann gives Northants early advantage over Sussex
Swann gives Northants early advantage over Sussex

Graeme Swann struck two important blows as Division Two leaders Northamptonshire shaded the first-session honours against second-placed Sussex at Wantage Road

Aymes rescues Hampshire, as Leicestershire take charge
Aymes rescues Hampshire, as Leicestershire take charge

Struggling at lunch time on the second day to save the follow on, the target was achieved more easily than expected, due in the main to an innings of patience coupled with an array of fine stokes by Hampshire wicket-keeper Adrian Aymes

Brown and Lewry earn maximum bonus points for Northants at Wantage Road.
Brown and Lewry earn maximum bonus points for Northants at Wantage Road.

Jason Brown and Darren Cousins shared eight wickets to earn Division Two leaders Northamptonshire maximum bowling points against Sussex at Wantage Road

The dreaded mancunian weather ruins a possible epic
The dreaded mancunian weather ruins a possible epic

Overnight, it was all set up so nicely

Brown, Swann pilot Northants to division two lead
Brown, Swann pilot Northants to division two lead

Northamptonshire has moved back to the top of Division Two of the County Championship after completing a resounding home victory over Worcestershire today with more than two sessions still remaining

Sussex finds the way to finish things off
Sussex finds the way to finish things off

Completely contrasting finishes to the two teams' innings have seen Sussex claim a morale-boosting 26 run win (under the Duckworth/Lewis method) over Lancashire in a tense National League match between the sides at Hove today

South Africa in driving seat as rain stops play
South Africa in driving seat as rain stops play

Divan Van Wyk continued his top form in the Costcutter U15 World Challenge 2000 with a superb innings to put South Africa in the driving seat in their semi-final against West Indies at Hove

Heavens open up to guide Indian Airlines into semis
Heavens open up to guide Indian Airlines into semis

MRF suffered a heartbreaking seven wicket defeat to Indian Airlines in the quarter finals of the KSCA Diamond Jubilee Tournament for the Coromandel Cement Trophy at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday despite piling up an imposing 321/3

Leicestershire recover after another Mullally haul ...
Leicestershire recover after another Mullally haul ...

Hampshire gained maximum bowling points as Leicestershire reached 265-9

Depleted Leicestershire made to struggle by in-form Mullally
Depleted Leicestershire made to struggle by in-form Mullally

Paceman Alan Mullally prolonged his sizzling vein of form with another five wicket haul today for Hampshire on the opening day of the County Championship clash with Leicestershire at Southampton

England set 293 to win
England set 293 to win

England began the final day knowing that a quick breakthrough by their bowlers might just give them an outside chance of victory in the Third Test against the West Indies

Draw seems inevitable after further rain
Draw seems inevitable after further rain

England began the final day knowing that a quick breakthrough by their bowlers might just give them an outside chance of victory in the Third Test against the West Indies

Weather forces premature conclusion to Third Test
Weather forces premature conclusion to Third Test

England began the final day knowing that a quick breakthrough by their bowlers might just give them an outside chance of victory in the Third Test against the West Indies

Stewart and Lara make for memorable Test
Stewart and Lara make for memorable Test

Incessant showers on the first and last day ensured that the third Test was robbed of its competitive edge

Hampshire v Leicestershire 1st Day Report - Lunch
Hampshire v Leicestershire 1st Day Report - Lunch

Early rain meant a delayed start to the PPP healthcare County Championship match at the County Ground, Southampton

Lara helps extend West Indies lead
Lara helps extend West Indies lead

A quiet morning's play saw West Indies add 80 runs to their total for the loss of two wickets

Century for Lara as West Indies fight back
Century for Lara as West Indies fight back

A century of moods by Brian Lara has enabled the West Indies to fight back strongly in the Third Test against England

Trent Bridge game looks destined from draw
Trent Bridge game looks destined from draw

Nottinghamshire went into the final day of their Championship match against Warwickshire realising that a home victory was the least likely result with them only 129 ahead with 5 wickets left and the Trent Bridge strip looking ideal for batting

Exciting finish in prospect after Lara century
Exciting finish in prospect after Lara century

England began the fourth day in the knowledge that a quick breakthrough would give them an excellent chance to record a victory over the West Indies and take a two-one lead in the five-match series