County Championship: Alex Lees and Sean Dickson put on 313 for Durham first wicket

Opening batters Sean Dickson and Alex Lees compiled the fourth highest partnership in Durham’s history as their County Championship match against Sussex at Hove predictably petered out to a draw. They put on 313 for the first wicket with Dickson making 186 – his highest score for Durham – and Lees 105 before both fell … Read more

County Championship: Paul Walter hits 93 as Essex-Northants ends in draw

Paul Walter fell agonisingly short of a maiden first-class century but his mercurial 93 ensured Essex held on to save both the game and face against Northamptonshire. Walter anchored Essex’s second innings for five-and-a-half hours before he was undone by a delivery from occasional bowler Saif Zaib needing seven runs for his ton and three … Read more

County Championship: Hampshire-Lancashire game ends in rain-hit draw

The family of Paul Rusesabagina, the subject of Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, have filed a $400m (£307m) lawsuit in the United States over his alleged abduction and torture. He was sentenced to 25 years for terrorism by a Rwandan court last year in what supporters called a sham trial. His family say the Rwandan government … Read more

County Championship: Rain sees Gloucestershire v Surrey end in draw

Poor weather denied Gloucestershire’s Chris Dent the chance to establish a new career-best score, as the final day of the County Championship match against Surrey in Bristol was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Unbeaten on 207 overnight, the Bristolian had his sights trained on the personal best score of 268 he made on this … Read more

County Championship: Alex Lees and Sean Dickson put on 313 for Durham first wicket

Opening batters Sean Dickson and Alex Lees compiled the fourth highest partnership in Durham’s history as their County Championship match against Sussex at Hove predictably petered out to a draw. They put on 313 for the first wicket with Dickson making 186 – his highest score for Durham – and Lees 105 before both fell … Read more

County Championship: Paul Walter hits 93 as Essex-Northants ends in draw

Paul Walter fell agonisingly short of a maiden first-class century but his mercurial 93 ensured Essex held on to save both the game and face against Northamptonshire. Walter anchored Essex’s second innings for five-and-a-half hours before he was undone by a delivery from occasional bowler Saif Zaib needing seven runs for his ton and three … Read more

County Championship: Hampshire-Lancashire game ends in rain-hit draw

The family of Paul Rusesabagina, the subject of Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, have filed a $400m (£307m) lawsuit in the United States over his alleged abduction and torture. He was sentenced to 25 years for terrorism by a Rwandan court last year in what supporters called a sham trial. His family say the Rwandan government … Read more

County Championship: Marnus Labuschagne steers Glamorgan home against Nottinghamshire

Glamorgan eased to a seven-wicket win against Division Two title favourites Nottinghamshire as they chased down 166 to win with few alarms. Marnus Labuschagne (50 not out) and Kiran Carlson (47 not out) finished the job with a stand of 74. Carlson hit the winning runs at Trent Bridge with a hooked six in mid-afternoon. … Read more