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County Cricket: Alastair Cook's brilliant 110 guides Essex to comprehensive eight-wicket win against Somerset

County Cricket: Alastair Cook's brilliant 110 guides Essex to comprehensive eight-wicket win against Somerset

Cook batted for over four hours, facing 214 balls and hitting 16 fours. The match was a personal triumph for Cook, who also made 52 in Essex`s first innings 129.

County Cricket: Old war horse Shivnarine Chanderpaul slams ton, Alastair Cook hits fifty on return

County Cricket: Old war horse Shivnarine Chanderpaul slams ton, Alastair Cook hits fifty on return

West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul proved age is no barrier to batting success as the 42-year-old made a painstaking 182 for Lancashire on Saturday`s second day of their County Championship clash with Surrey.

17 days, 12,000 kms, 7 countries – Britain's first freight train carrying whisky, vitamins to leave for China today

17 days, 12,000 kms, 7 countries – Britain's first freight train carrying whisky, vitamins to leave for China today

Part of China's One Belt, One Road programme, the train service is a means of reviving the early Silk Road trading routes with the West.

Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law appointed as new West Indies coach

Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law appointed as new West Indies coach

The 48-year-old cricketer has the experience of being a former head coach of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to the job.

Andy Carroll survives gunpoint ordeal; manager Slaven Bilic hails 'brave' West Ham striker

Andy Carroll survives gunpoint ordeal; manager Slaven Bilic hails 'brave' West Ham striker

The burly England international was targeted as he drove towards his home in Essex.

Injured Jesse Ryder ends Essex stay

Injured Jesse Ryder ends Essex stay

"Jesse Ryder has returned to New Zealand after it was mutually agreed his contract would come to an end early," Essex said in a statement.

Alastair Cook's ton kicks off England preparations for forthcoming international campaign

Alastair Cook's ton kicks off England preparations for forthcoming international campaign

Cook reached his century from 182 deliveries, 16 of which he dispatched to the boundary.

Danish Kaneria lashes out PCB, ECB after Westfield is cleared to play

Danish Kaneria lashes out PCB, ECB after Westfield is cleared to play

The ECB anti-corruption tribunal had banned Kaneria for life in 2012.