Kevin Pietersen named in Shane Warne's English Test team
Kevin Pietersen named in Shane Warne's English Test team

Australian spin legend Shane Warne has picked sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen in his fictitious list of England Test team.

Surrey captain lauds `true professional` Pietersen
Surrey captain lauds `true professional` Pietersen

Surrey captain Gareth Batty hailed Kevin Pietersen as a "true professional" after the former England skipper struck a brisk unbeaten fifty against Glamorgan in the County Championship on Wednesday.

Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint
Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint

South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire next month for three T20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship matches, the English club announced on Tuesday.

Amla, 31, will replace Martin Guptill, who has been called up for New Zealand`s Test series against England.

Brendan Taylor`s ton run continues on Championship debut
Brendan Taylor`s ton run continues on Championship debut

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor marked his County Championship debut for Nottinghamshire with a hundred against Middlesex at Lord`s on Sunday.

Jason Gillespie joy over Cheteshwar Pujara a sign of county change
Jason Gillespie joy over Cheteshwar Pujara a sign of county change

There was a time when the notion of an Australian coach of Yorkshire getting excited by the arrival of an Indian batsman at Headingley would have been unthinkable.

Kevin Pietersen shouldn`t expect England recall, says Alec Stewart
Kevin Pietersen shouldn`t expect England recall, says Alec Stewart

Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen shouldn`t expect an international recall despite his return to county cricket, according to his Surrey coach Alec Stewart.

Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire
Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire

Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will spend two spells with Derbyshire this season, the English County Championship Division Two side announced on Tuesday.

Pakistan`s Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire
Pakistan`s Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will return for a third spell with Worcestershire, the English county announced Tuesday.

Australian duo Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire
Australian duo Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire

Yorkshire have signed Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell as their overseas players for the 2015 season, the reigning English county champions announced on Wednesday.

Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return
Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is in talks with Derbyshire over a return to the team for the 2015 season, the English county side revealed on Monday.

I`m not a racist, says Yorkshire`s Gale
I`m not a racist, says Yorkshire`s Gale

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale expressed remorse over his abuse of Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday, but insisted that he is not a racist.

Yorkshire duo complete Professional Cricketers Association awards double
Yorkshire duo complete Professional Cricketers Association awards double

Yorkshire`s County Championship-winning openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees were named player of the year and young player of the year respectively by England`s Professional Cricketers Association on Wednesday.

Lancashire relegated after defiant Middlesex dig deep

Lancashire were relegated to the Second Division of the County Championship on Friday after their decisive showdown with fellow strugglers Middlesex ended in a draw.

Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encountere, here today.

Jonathan Trott denies Mitchell Johnson caused Ashes exit
Jonathan Trott denies Mitchell Johnson caused Ashes exit

England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England`s Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan`s reaction to his health problems.

County Championship: Pujara fails to open account in 2nd innings for Derbyshire
County Championship: Pujara fails to open account in 2nd innings for Derbyshire

India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship here on Thursday.

England duo take Yorkshire nearer title as Jonathan Trott makes ton
England duo take Yorkshire nearer title as Jonathan Trott makes ton

England duo Gary Ballance and Tom Bresnan both just missed out on hundreds against Nottinghamshire on Wednesday but their runs strengthened Yorkshire`s grip on the County Championship title.

Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut
Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut

Indian top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the four-day Division Two first-class match against Glamorgan, here on Wednesday.

Adam Lyth ton takes Yorkshire nearer title

Adam Lyth`s sixth County Championship century of the season took Yorkshire closer to the English First Division title on Tuesday.

Kevin Pietersen unlikely to feature in Surrey`s final matches
Kevin Pietersen unlikely to feature in Surrey`s final matches

Kevin Pietersen`s faint hopes of an England recall suffered another blow on Monday when Surrey confirmed he was unlikely to play any first-class cricket in the final weeks of the season.