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Middlesex cruise to easy victory
Middlesex cruise to easy victory

A most accomplished batting performance by Middlesex, led by a splendid innings from their captain Justin Langer, set a target which appeared far too daunting for Nottinghamshire in this third round NatWest Trophy clash which gave Middlesex an

West Indies v New Zealand 'A', Day 1
West Indies v New Zealand 'A', Day 1

Having won the toss and electing to bat first, the West Indies squandered a golden opportunity to capitalize on a good batting pitch, with very consistent bounce, and a fairly fast outfield, all which should have enabled them to make a big score, and

Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 4
Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 4

Zimbabwe emphasised their fast-improving form on their tour of England by inflicting a record defeat on Gloucestershire in the Vodafone Challenge match at Gloucester

Yorkshire Phoenix v Kent Spitfires
Yorkshire Phoenix v Kent Spitfires

A Craig White hat-trick won this National League match for the Yorkshire Phoenix

Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 3
Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 3

Gloucestershire are facing one of the heaviest defeats in their history after closing the third day of the Vodafone Challenge Series match with Zimbabwe in Gloucester on 98-4 in their second innings

England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 3 - Lunch
England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 3 - Lunch

The West Indies, through their captain, Jimmy Adams, have not only extended their overnight lead from 157, but have certainly put themselves in a position to win this 1st Test match

England sent crashing to defeat
England sent crashing to defeat

The gloomiest prognosis for the rest of this series must have England being systematically out-played and heading toward an overwhelming defeat

Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 2
Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 2

Zimbabwe strengthened their hold on the Vodafone Challenge match with Gloucestershire when they reduced the home side to 146-7 at the close of the second day's play in reply to their 568

England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 3 - Tea
England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 3 - Tea

The period between lunch and tea brought new headaches for England

England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 3 - Close
England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 3 - Close

The fat lady tuned up early in the game, perhaps when the West Indies led on the 2nd day bu 157, but only started singing at 6:15pm on the 3rd afternoon, for it was then that the West Indies won their 1st Test match away from home since February

Windies on top
Windies on top

Birmingham- The all-for-one, one-for-all team ethic that has been the most heartening aspect of Jimmy Adams' leadership was obvious again as the West Indies batted their way into a powerful position on the second day of the first Test yesterday

England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 2 - Lunch
England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 2 - Lunch

The morning session had everything a cricket afficianado could want; runs, wickets, slashing strokes and even missed chances

England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 2 - Tea
England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 2 - Tea

The West Indies moved into a position of ascendancy during this 5th period of the game

England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 2 - Close
England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 2 - Close

The West Indies closed the 2nd day in a comfortable, if not all together commanding position, but at least, they look more likely to win from here

Adams puts West Indies in command
Adams puts West Indies in command

The mantle of invincibility which West Indies once wore, through the seventies and eighties, may no longer be there but those shoulders can still hold responsibility when the call comes

Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 1
Gloucestershire v Zimbabweans, Day 1

Zimbabwe batsman Murray Goodwin took advantage of a weakened Gloucestershire attack to post a career-best 194 on the opening day of the Vodafone Challenge Series match at Gloucester

Just like old times
Just like old times

Birmingham - Some things never change and few have been as enduring in cricket as Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose persecuting the opposition, most notably England, in the cause of the West Indies

Walsh demonstrates his ability on opening day at Edgbaston
Walsh demonstrates his ability on opening day at Edgbaston

LUNCH Interval: With the sun finally winning the battle, the West Indies too will be very pleased with their morning's work, thanks again to the incomparable Courtney Walsh

England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 1
England v West Indies, Test 1 Day 1

It would seem time has stood still for Courtney Walsh

The measurements of cricket
The measurements of cricket

A brief history of how the games dimensions came about