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Building confidence
Building confidence Mark Butcher

Building confidence

England should have declared early but must not be too harshly criticised, says Mark Butcher.

Maximum potential Mark Butcher

Maximum potential

England's batsmen must go all out in their final warm-up match against India, says Mark Butcher.

Leave Buttler be Mark Butcher

Leave Buttler be

Mark Butcher says England could 'waste' Jos Buttler's talents if he is shunted up into their T20 top order.

Wright of return Mark Butcher

Wright of return

Luke Wright's Big Bash exploits are enhancing his England 50-over chances, says Mark Butcher.

Jordan 'a rare talent' Mark Butcher

Jordan 'a rare talent'

Chris Jordan can push his World Cup claims by rocking Australia in the ODI series, says Mark Butcher.

Cook 'too predictable' Mark Butcher

Cook 'too predictable'

Alastair Cook must become more streetwise if he is to continue as England's captain, says Mark Butcher.

Busy Root Mark Butcher

Busy Root

Mark Butcher says that Joe Root had a 'busy' and 'accomplished' innings for England.

Test time for Bailey Mark Butcher

Test time for Bailey

George Bailey's remarkable form in India should earn him an Ashes starting spot, says Mark Butcher.

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New Zealand recall Bracewell

Doug Bracewell has been recalled to the New Zealand Test squad for next month’s three-match series against Pakistan.

Awards for Yorkshire duo

Yorkshire's opening batsmen Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have claimed the top honours at the Cricket Writers' Club Awards.

Top Somerset role for Maynard

Somerset have appointed Matthew Maynard as their new Director of Cricket.

South Africa recall Philander

South Africa have recalled Vernon Philander to their squad for their ODI series against New Zealand and Australia.

Bangladesh switch ODI captain

Mushfiqur Rahim has been sacked as Bangladesh’s one-day international captain and replaced by paceman Mashrafe Mortaza.


Division One review

Division One review

The summer sun slowly begins to make way for frost and fog as another domestic season is ticked off with mixed results for the 18 first-class counties.

Division Two review

Division Two review

Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion but things are going from bad to worse at Leicestershire. We review the Division Two season club-by-club...

Jeetan Patel named county cricket's MVP by FTI rankings

Jeetan Patel named county cricket's MVP by FTI rankings

Jeetan Patel has rounded off a memorable season by winning the title of county cricket’s Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI MVP rankings.