Ireland move closer to Test play-off

Ireland move closer to Test play-off

Tim Murtagh’s final wicket wrapped up Ireland’s victory as he dismissed Hong Kong centurion Nizakat Khan Ireland remain on course to battle for a place in Test cricket in 2018 after beating Hong Kong by 70 runs in the Intercontinental Cup game at Stormont. After starting the final day on 199-6, Ireland were bowled out […]

County Championship: Keaton Jennings’ 171 not out puts Durham on top

County Championship: Keaton Jennings’ 171 not out puts Durham on top

Keaton Jennings has an average of more than 66 in the Championship this season Keaton Jennings scored 171 not out as Durham set Nottinghamshire a target of 317 to win at Chester-le-Street. The opener’s 162-run fourth-wicket partnership with nightwatchman Graham Onions helped the hosts recover from 78-3 to 240-4, when the latter fell lbw to […]

Fraser hails ‘magnificent’ England, but warns of ODI tedium

Fraser hails ‘magnificent’ England, but warns of ODI tedium

Alex Hales’ knock of 171 eclipsed Robin Smith’s 167 against Australia in 1993 England selector Angus Fraser has praised England’s “magnificent” record-breaking one-day international performances, but says continued dominance of bat over ball could “become a bit boring”. Eoin Morgan’s side broke the world record for an ODI score when they posted 444-3 against Pakistan. […]

Courtney Walsh: West Indies great to become Bangladesh bowling coach

Courtney Walsh: West Indies great to become Bangladesh bowling coach

Walsh (centre) is the West Indies’ most successful Test bowler with 519 wickets Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh has agreed to become Bangladesh’s bowling coach on a three-year deal. Walsh, 53, has been a West Indies selector for two years and his contract with Bangladesh will run until the 2019 World Cup in […]