Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren`t quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket`s Twenty20 Blast final.
Kevin Pietersen feels that IPL-style T20 cricket tournament will benefit English cricket. Talking to All Out Cricket magazine, the former English skipper said that franchise cricket would work in the United Kingdom.
Australian cricketer Marcus North has reportedly announced his retirement from first-class and domestic one-day cricket, saying that he believes he has `lost the fight` " required to remain a full-time professional cricketer after 15 years.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is reportedly inspired by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum`s history-making triple century against India to be a serious first-class player and extend his Test career.
Discarded India opener Gautam Gambhir`s rough ride in county cricket continued as he was dismissed cheaply for only 3 runs playing for Essex against Hampshire in a Division Two County Championship match here today.
A man used a handgun to shoot his 9-year-old son to death before taking his own life during supervised visitation at a Young Women`s Christian Association office in New Hampshire`s largest city, officials said.
English county team Hampshire has signed Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for the latter half of next season. Ajmal is currently the highest-ranked Test spinner and will join Hampshire on a two-month deal as a replacement for overseas signing George Bailey.
South Africa`s Titans and England`s Hampshire were today allowed to replace their injured players -- Marchant de Lange and Danny Briggs respectively -- by the Champions League Twenty20 Technical Committee.
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has turned down approaches from county sides Hampshire and Essex, hoping for his possible inclusion in the Pakistan team for the Sri Lanka tour scheduled to start from June 1.
Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry might have caught the attention of England selectors after amassing 300 runs on Friday during a stand of 523 -- a record third wicket first-class partnership in England.
Shahid Afridi will receive a No Objection Certificate from the country`s cricket board to play in an ongoing English Twenty20 event after the all-rounder withdrew his petition against the board from the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday.