Joe Root considered the pressures which will come with playing a first Test at his Headingley home ground and vowed to carry on doing what has come naturally during his rapid rise to the summit of English cricket.
Richard Thompson, the youngest chairman in county history and an increasingly influential figure in the English game, takes a moment to ponder how Surrey have coped with the death of Tom Maynard and the frustration of their attempt to move on by signing Graeme Smith being scuppered by injury.
New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling has been ruled out of the second Test against England starting on Friday at Headingley.
David Australia batsman David Warner has been hit with the maximum fine available after pleading guilty to breaching the Cricket Australia Code of Behaviour.
India test cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth has denied spot-fixing after being arrested in a scandal in a domestic Twenty20 league, while he and two teammates from his Rajasthan-based team remain in police custody.
As Australia embark on the long journey to England in a bid to wrestle back the Ashes, Andy Flower has banned any talk about the coveted urn among his team until after the Champions Trophy.
Pune Warriors have pulled out of the IPL after their owners Sahara said they were 'disgusted' by the attitude of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
England are set to name the same XI that won the first Test against New Zealand for the series finale at Headingley this week.
There was no attempt to don a shirt and join in the celebrations, a la John Terry, but the arrival of Kevin Pietersen at Lord’s was a reminder of what England are missing.
What outstanding bowling that was yesterday from Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson, and what a fabulous pair they are when the ball is moving.
PAUL NEWMAN: It has taken the best part of four Tests but at Lord’s England finally and gloriously asserted their expected superiority over New Zealand and laid down a marker at the start of their seismic summer.
In the 10 years since I made my Test debut here at Lord’s, I have experienced all manner of emotions, ranging from elation to something close to despair. But what happened when Alastair Cook threw me the ball to show it to the crowd after taking my 300th Test wicket surpassed everything. I was just overwhelmed.
James Anderson became only the fourth Englishman to reach 300 Test wickets on the second day of the first Test, but New Zealand have the advantage in this absorbing Test.
Andrew Strauss has broken his silence on the turbulent events of last summer, claiming the problems caused by Kevin Pietersen were the ‘last thing we wanted to deal with’ during the crucial series against South Africa.
Middlesex bowled themselves to the brink of victory on day two of their LV County Championship match against Somerset, taking 15 wickets and enforcing the follow-on.
Rain forced a lengthy delay on day one of the LV= County Championship Division One clash between Yorkshire and Warwickshire at Edgbaston, but the visitors still had time to put themselves in a strong position.
Rummage through Joe Root’s cricket bag in the England dressing room this summer and you might well come across an old chest guard, battered — though not to submission — by the likes of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson.
Adil Rashid struck the highest first-class score of his career as Yorkshire amassed a mammoth total on day two of their Division One clash against Somerset.
Graeme Smith could miss the rest of the domestic season with Surrey and the Champions Trophy with South Africa after a recurrence of his chronic left ankle injury.
The Yorkshire Bank 40 is back today and former England skipper Alec Stewart believes the Hampshire Royals will be in the running to retain their crown, but will face very stiff competition.
Steven Davies smashed an unbeaten 127 to lead Surrey to a nine-wicket triumph over defending champions Hampshire at The Oval.
In our first county cricket performance review of the season we look at left-handed Sussex opener Luke Wells, 22, who hit his maiden double century at The Kia Oval last week and has long been touted as one to watch.
The England and Wales Cricket Board have released the itinerary for next year's international fixtures, with Trent Bridge playing host to the first Ashes Test.
The Australian media has torn into the 16-man squad to tour England in this summer's Ashes series, calling it a 'dog's breakfast' and questioning whether the 'motley mob' is the worst to ever leave their shores.
Australia named their 16-man squad for this summer's Ashes series on Wednesday. Here, former England captain and Sportsmail columnist Nasser Hussain runs the rule over Michael Clarke's inexperienced Baggy Green side.
Is that it, Australia? Is that all you have got? First impressions upon looking at the group of cricketers tasked with winning back the Ashes is that England will never have had it so good.
Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been recalled to Australia's test squad as Michael Clarke's deputy to fill a leadership void for this summer's Ashes.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. On the face of it, the fourth day looked like a tricky one for England. But that was a wonderful response from Stuart Broad.
England captain Alastair Cook hailed an on-form Stuart Broad as "an absolute nightmare" for batsmen after his career-best figures blew New Zealand away to claim the first Test Lord’s.
It will be standing room only in the Sky Sports commentary booth during the Ashes Tests this summer, with Andrew Strauss and Shane Warne joining a TV team already bursting at the seams.