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From bowling out the Windies for 25 to shocking England – Ireland's rise to Test status

Media playback is not supported on this device Test match: Ireland v Pakistan Venue: Malahide CC, County Dublin Dates: 11-15 May Start: 11:00 GMT Coverage: Updates on BBC Radio Ulster and reports on the BBC Sport website When Niall and ...

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Rooney Rule: ECB to implement BAME policy after South Asian study

The England and Wales Cricket Board is to implement a ‘Rooney Rule’ for all coaching roles in the national men’s, women’s and disabled teams. It means that at least one applicant from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds will ...

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Pick your England team for first Test against Pakistan

Without a win in Test cricket all winter, England begin their summer with countless questions over the make-up of their team. Is it time for the selectors to look beyond Alastair Cook? What about the other opener’s spot? Does James ...

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Is anybody playing their way into England's Test team?

We’re only a week into May, but there is just one more round of County Championship fixtures before England’s first Test against Pakistan. Last week, we cast an eye over the early-season performances of those hoping – or failing – ...

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'Less is more' for Ireland as they prepare for Test debut

Test match: Ireland v Pakistan Venue: Malahide CC, County Dublin Dates: 11-15 May Start: 11:00 GMT Coverage: Updates on BBC Radio Ulster and reports on the BBC Sport website It was a bit of misnomer when Warren Deutrom was named ...

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Paine named Australia one-day captain for England tour

Test captain Tim Paine will lead Australia’s one-day side for their limited-overs tour of England in June. Wicketkeeper Paine replaces Steve Smith – who was banned by Cricket Australia for a year following the ball-tampering scandal – for the five-match ...

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Amla's ton in vain as Championship leaders Notts beat Hampshire

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day four): Nottinghamshire 302 & 389-9 dec: Mullaney 130, Taylor 83; Edwards 3-60 Hampshire 223 & 265: Amla 112, Weatherley 56; Broad 3-57, Gurney 3-57 Notts (22 pts) beat Hampshire (4 pts) by ...

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Broad dismisses Vince as Notts dominate Hampshire

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day three): Nottinghamshire 302 & 389-9 dec: Mullaney 130, Taylor 83; Edwards 3-60 Hampshire 223 & 111-3: Weatherley 56 Hampshire (4 pts) need 358 more runs to beat Notts (6 pts) Scorecard Division ...

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Yorkshire wrap up win over champions Essex despite being dismissed for 50

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day three): Yorkshire 50 & 329: Brook 124; Siddle 4-65 Essex 142 & 146: Patterson 6-40, Coad 3-36 Yorkshire (19 pts) beat Essex (3 pts) by 91 runs Scorecard Essex collapsed on ...

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County Championship: Harry Brook ton gives Yorkshire hope of beating Essex

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day two): Yorkshire 50: S Cook 5-28, Siddle 4-7 & 329: Brook 124; Siddle 4-65 Essex 142 & 97-4: Lawrence 48; Patterson 4-21 Essex (3 pts) need 141 more runs to beat ...

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