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First hour likely to be crucial in NatWest Series Final
First hour likely to be crucial in NatWest Series Final

The unexpectedly cloudy weather at the start of the Lord's Test made it a good toss to win and, in line with the tendency of history to favour the big battalions, Nasser Hussain won it for England

Zimbabwe resistance flowers at Lord's
Zimbabwe resistance flowers at Lord's

After 15 overs of the NatWest Series final at Lord's the match appeared to be decided

By defeating Bangladesh Sri Lanka jumps into the finals
By defeating Bangladesh Sri Lanka jumps into the finals

The semi final played at the National Stadium was more exciting than expected

Zimbabwe struggle to set England a challenging target
Zimbabwe struggle to set England a challenging target

Lord's, lunchtime: Zimbabwe 169 for seven; England to bat

Stewart presses towards century as England cruise towards target
Stewart presses towards century as England cruise towards target

After 30 over of their innings, England appeared to be cruising to victory over Zimbabwe in the NatWest Series final

England - handsome victory
England - handsome victory

For the first time since 1998 in Sharjah, England have won a one-day tournament

Kent beat Hampshire easily enough in the end
Kent beat Hampshire easily enough in the end

Rahul Dravid steered Kent safely home by six wickets in their championship win over Hampshire at Portsmouth (the last championship match to be played on the ground)

Stewart dominates Zimbabwe bowling
Stewart dominates Zimbabwe bowling

Alec Stewart - Man of the Match Man of the Series Man of the Summer

Lancashire in hot pursuit of Surrey
Lancashire in hot pursuit of Surrey

Lancashire's victory by six wickets over Durham at Manchester has taken them to within 13 points of frontrunners Surrey with a game in hand in Division One of the championship

Glamorgan play soundly to beat Northants
Glamorgan play soundly to beat Northants

Glamorgan beat Northamptonshire by 5 wickets in Cardiff on the strength of Matthew Elliott's third championship hundred of the season and an undefeated 68 runs stand between Keith Newell and Adrian Shaw

Giles' marathon spell in vain at Cheltenham
Giles' marathon spell in vain at Cheltenham

No one could accuse Ashley Giles of not trying his utmost to eke a result out of a disappointing final day at Cheltenham

Honours even at Hove
Honours even at Hove

Nottinghamshire drew their high-scoring Division Two county championship match against Sussex at Hove on the strength of fine centuries by Jason Gallian and John Morris

Cheltenham contest evenly poised
Cheltenham contest evenly poised

With Warwickshire 44 runs ahead of Gloucestershire with 9 wickets left their championship match on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival has been evenly contested

A prolific victory over Bahrain Under-17s Pakistan Under-17s cruises into semi final
A prolific victory over Bahrain Under-17s Pakistan Under-17s cruises into semi final

The match played at Hyderabad, a commercial cum industrial centre of the province of Sindh was a one sided affair

Singapore defeats Saudi Arabia to gain a consolation victory
Singapore defeats Saudi Arabia to gain a consolation victory

In the match played at AA Shah Stadium Karachi, Saudi Arabia won the toss and elected to bat

Bangladesh Under-17s step into semi finals
Bangladesh Under-17s step into semi finals

The match commenced at the UBL Stadium Karachi with Bangladesh winning the toss and opting to field first

Bicknell's 16-119 best since the summer of 1956
Bicknell's 16-119 best since the summer of 1956

Martin Bicknell has over three days annihilated the Leicestershire batting almost single handed, despite the presence of Saqlain and Salisbury in the Surrey attack

Mr. Extras saves UAE Under-17s - Match ends in an exciting tie
Mr. Extras saves UAE Under-17s - Match ends in an exciting tie

The match was played at Quetta, the capital of the province of Baluchistan

Essex rally to overcome Worcestershire
Essex rally to overcome Worcestershire

Essex beat Worcestershire by four wickets at Chelmsford thanks primarily to Stuart Law's third county championship of the season

Spinners put Lancashire in control
Spinners put Lancashire in control

Lancashire's spin bowlers have given the county a good chance of victory against Durham at Manchester