Cricket Archive

  • Saturday 9 August 2014

    HEAVY rain and a sodden outfield prevented England building a promising lead in the fourth Investec Test against India at Emirates Old Trafford as play was abandoned.

  • Friday 8 August 2014

    England grabbed control of the Investec Series after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's risky decision to bat first in the fourth Test yesterday backfired spectacularly at Emirates Old Trafford.

  • Thursday 7 August 2014

    Alastair Cook, the England captain, has no intention of tempering his side's behaviour in the aftermath of James Anderson's disciplinary hearing, claiming international cricket should never be "nicey nicey".

  • Tuesday 5 August 2014

    The row over James Anderson's altercation with Ravindra Jadeja may have resulted in both parties being cleared but it will continue to cast a shadow over this week's fourth Investec Test.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    England's celebrations were deserved yet muted after they finally broke their long winless streak against India at the Ageas Bowl.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    Stuart Broad senses that a new beginning is under way for him and his England team-mates as they finally free themselves from the hangover of last winter's Ashes whitewash.

  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Ian Bell vented his frustrations at India's bowlers, but was equally delighted at being able to help the debutant Jos Buttler make such a success of his maiden Test innings at the Ageas Bowl.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    ALASTAIR COOK, the England captain, was relieved last night despite falling agonisingly short of his first century in over a year, as he finally felt like he had made a positive contribution with the bat on the opening day of the third Test.

  • Sunday 27 July 2014

    HAYES van der Berg emerged as the Aberdeenshire hero as they took another stride towards the Eastern Premiership crown with success against stubborn basement boys SMRH.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    Jos Buttler warns he is unlikely to single-handedly "fix English cricket" as he prepares to take a step into the unknown, although he believes, contrary to doubts he expressed less than two months ago, that he is ready for a Test debut as England's wicketkeeper batsman.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    ALASTAIR COOK, the England captain, has found an unlikely supporter in former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who believes the rest of the squad have failed to back their leader when required.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    Kane Williamson, the New Zealand off-spinner, has been suspended from bowling due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council has announced.

  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    Kyle Coetzer has been plying his trade on the English county circuit long enough to have witnessed the fashion in which the ECB's finest veer between triumph and tristesse on a regular basis.

  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    FAST bowler James Anderson faces the possibility of being banned from his home Test at Old Trafford after a date of August 1 was set for his International Cricket Council disciplinary hearing.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    It is hard to believe it is less than a year since England were cruising to victory in the Ashes series.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    Alastair Cook has vowed to carry on as England captain despite having presided over a 95-run defeat by India in the second Investec Test at Lord's.

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    Clydesdale and holders Grange, the two teams that have dominated the Scottish Cup over recent years, will contest this season's final. The former had appeared to face the bigger challenge to reach the showpiece when they played in-form Ferguslie.

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    England are in danger of crashing to a defeat that captain Alastair Cook can ill afford in the second Investec Test against India at Lord's.

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    Liam Plunkett was England's catalyst with bat and ball as they gave themselves a shot at a long overdue Test victory against India at Lord's.

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    IT was a battle to beat the weather for Scottish cricketers yesterday and, with one exception, it was the elements that came out on top.That possibly suited Eastern Premier leaders Aberdeenshire who had slumped to 54-6 after 21overs before rain and fog descended on Myreside to deny Watsonians what was shaping up to be a significant win.

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    GARY BALLANCE was delighted to extend his good record at Lord's after reaching three figures at HQ for the third time this season.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    India's Ajinkya Rahane was a proud man after adding his name to the Lord's honours board with a century in the second Investec Test against England.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    Alastair Cook, the England captain, believes India have cynically escalated James Anderson's spat with Ravindra Jadeja in the hope that the hosts' premier bowler may be banned for part of the Investec series, an allegation strenuously denied by his counterpart, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

  • Wednesday 16 July 2014

    India have made allegations against England bowler James Anderson for "abusing and pushing" all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    Alastair Cook, the England captain, declared the wicket the winner after his side's run without a Test victory extended to nine matches with a draw against India.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    ABERDEENSHIRE produced an accomplished run-chase to remain top of the Eastern Premier division as a century from Scotland star Craig Wallace proved in vain for Forfarshire at Mannofield.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    AWorld record 10th-wicket stand by James Anderson and Joe Root gave England hope of salvaging something from the wreckage of Friday's disappointing batting display in the first Investec Test against India at Trent Bridge.

  • Saturday 12 July 2014

    Joe Root led a belated fightback on day three of the first Investec Test to limit the damage caused by another dreadful afternoon collapse.

  • Thursday 10 July 2014

    James Anderson voiced England's frustrations after an unresponsive Trent Bridge track ensured slow progress for the home bowlers in the first Investec Test against India.

  • Monday 7 July 2014

    MAJID Haq, the Clydesdale captain, has acknowledged that Ayr are the team to beat in this season's Western Premier, although he did add that he is still confident the Alloway team can still be caught.