Northamptonshire batsman Ben Duckett has been named among Wisden's top five cricketers for 2016.Read the full story ›
Essex batsman Alastair Cook will miss the county's opening County Championship fixture against Lancashire on Friday with a hip injury.
England had made the 32-year-old available for Essex's first three Division One matches of the season.
However, he will now have to watch from the stands after having an injection to help settle down his symptoms.
Promoted Essex start their campaign against Lancashire at Chelmsford who will have England bowler James Anderson among their team.
Retired cricketer James Taylor has joined Northamptonshire's coaching staff for this summer's Royal London One-Day Cup.Read the full story ›
Former Essex fast bowler Tymal Mills will play in this year's Indian Premier League, after being bought for £1.4m.Read the full story ›
Outgoing England cricket captain Alastair Cook said he wouldn't be doing the team or their fans justice if he continued in the role.
The Essex star resigned from the role yesterday (Monday February 6) after a record 59 tests since 2012.
Speaking at Lord's for the first time after his decision, Cook said the job needed 100% total commitment, but felt he'd given as much as he could to the captaincy.
Alastair Cook said it was the right time to stand down as England cricket captain after feeling he could no longer give the role his all.Read the full story ›
We look back at some of the best images from Alastair Cook's career with England.Read the full story ›
England players have been lining up to pay their respects to Alastair Cook who is quitting as captain of the test team.Read the full story ›
Alastair Cook has stepped down as England captain after 59 Tests in charge.Read the full story ›
Essex batsman Alastair Cook has been named captain of the International Cricket Council's Test Team of the Year.
The 31-year-old, who is under pressure after his England side lost their recent series in India 4-0, is one of four Englishman picked with Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow also selected.
The team was put together by Rahul Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara, with voting closing in September - a couple of months before England's heavy defeats in Asia.
England have since slipped to 5th in the world rankings and lost eight test matches in the calendar year.
- ICC Test Team of the Year 2016
David Warner (Australia), Alastair Cook (England) (captain), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Joe Root (England), Adam Voges (Australia), Jonny Bairstow (England) (wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes (England), R. Ashwin (India), Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), Dale Steyn (South Africa)