Jason Roy, left, and Kumar Sangakkara are Surrey team-mates Kumar Sangakkara: Jason Roy has more ability than I have

Jason Roy, left, and Kumar Sangakkara are Surrey team-mates Kumar Sangakkara, fifth on the list of the all-time leading Test run-scorers, believes England's limited-overs batsman Jason Roy has more "ability" than him and can thrive in the longest format. Read Full Story

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Varun Chopra's century frustrated Yorkshire Varun Chopra and Ian Bell shine versus holders Yorkshire on cold and wet day

Varun Chopra's century frustrated Yorkshire Varun Chopra struck a century and Ian Bell reminded the England selectors of his qualities as Warwickshire extinguished any hope champions Yorkshire had of pushing for an unlikely victory at Edgbaston, on a day when rain, hail and even snow caused havoc around the country in the Specsavers County Championship. Read Full Story

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Durham's Mark Stoneman hit an unbeaten hundred versus Middlesex Mark Stoneman makes 15th first-class century in Durham’s clash with Middlesex

Durham's Mark Stoneman hit an unbeaten hundred versus Middlesex Mark Stoneman amassed 139 not out on a painfully cold day two between hosts Durham and Middlesex in Specsavers County Championship Division One. Read Full Story

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Joe Root's returns to cricket with Yorkshire this weekend England batsman Joe Root set for four-day Yorkshire return

Joe Root's returns to cricket with Yorkshire this weekend Joe Root is set to feature in his first four-day game for Yorkshire in two years this weekend, yet the world's second-ranked Test batsman admits he is unsure if the back-to-back county champions have room to accommodate him. Read Full Story

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Some of South Africa's biggest sporting unions have been sanctioned by their government South African World Cup bid under threat after government action

Some of South Africa's biggest sporting unions have been sanctioned by their government South Africa's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup could be in jeopardy after the country's government banned four of its leading sports unions from staging major international tournaments after missing participation targets. Read Full Story

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Ben Stokes made his first appearance of the season for Durham Two wickets for Ben Stokes while Kumar Sangakkara sparkles

Ben Stokes made his first appearance of the season for Durham England all-rounder Ben Stokes claimed two wickets on his return to action for the first time since his chastening experience in the final over of the ICC World Twenty20 final. Read Full Story

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Kevin Pietersen faces an extended period on the sidelines after tearing a calf muscle Kevin Pietersen ruled out of action until November after tearing calf muscle

Kevin Pietersen faces an extended period on the sidelines after tearing a calf muscle Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will be out of action until November after tearing his calf muscle in the Indian Premier League. Read Full Story

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Ben Stokes' thoughts are very much with his former England team-mate James Taylor James Taylor retirement puts Ben Stokes’ T20 troubles in perspective

Ben Stokes' thoughts are very much with his former England team-mate James Taylor Ben Stokes admits James Taylor's sudden and enforced retirement from cricket has put his World Twenty20 final heartache into perspective. Read Full Story

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James Taylor won seven Test caps before a heart condition ended his career at the age of 26 James Taylor posts picture outside of hospital

James Taylor won seven Test caps before a heart condition ended his career at the age of 26 James Taylor has posted a picture of himself outside of the hospital where he has been treated for the heart condition which ended his professional cricket career. Read Full Story

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England captain Alastair Cook has made hundreds in successive matches for Essex No helmet issues as Alastair Cook makes second century of county season

England captain Alastair Cook has made hundreds in successive matches for Essex Alastair Cook bagged his second century of the new Specsavers County Championship season - this time wearing an England and Wales Cricket Board-compliant helmet. Read Full Story

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England seamer Mark Wood faces the likelihood of further surgery on his troublesome left ankle England paceman Mark Wood facing second ankle operation

England seamer Mark Wood faces the likelihood of further surgery on his troublesome left ankle Mark Wood is set for a second operation on his injured ankle, but England are still hoping he may be back in contention to play Test cricket this summer. Read Full Story

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England's James Anderson says he is as fit as ever James Anderson remains hungry and insists he feels as fit as he has ever been

England's James Anderson says he is as fit as ever England's highest ever wicket-taker James Anderson insists he has never been fitter and vowed to follow Ryan Giggs' lead by maintaining his best form in the twilight of his career. Read Full Story

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