Yorkshire's Joe Root recorded his first hundred as a Test opener as England ground down Australia the second Investec Test at Lord's.
English cricket's brightest young thing Joe Root is hoping to become the third Root in a matter of days to play at Lord's.
It's the 80th birthday of cricket's most famous umpire Dickie Bird - aka Harold Dennis Bird.
Yorkshire's new season starts in earnest on Sunday, with their opening County Championship match against Somerset at Taunton.
Last summer was their first back in the top flight and they did well to finish second behind champions Durham, and despite the setback of losing England's Jonny Bairstow for the opening month after he broke a finger this week, many are tipping them to go one better this year.
Our sports correspondent John Shires assesses their prospects.
Joe Root has been named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year.
Root's award comes little more than 16 months after his international debut and follows not just an outstanding Ashes summer for him and England but a winter in which neither player nor team excelled in the slightest on the way to a 5-0 whitewash down under.
The established prime criterion for nominations is impact on the preceding English summer rather than any subsequent events.
Yorkshire batsman Joe Root has signed a two-year contract extension, the county have confirmed.
The Sheffield born star, who is now a regular in the England team, will now remain in his home county until at least December 2016.
Yorkshire and England batsman Joe Root will miss the ICC World Twenty20 through injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed.
It's after the 23-year-old broke his thumb in a match against the West Indies in last week's one-day international series victory in Antigua.
The decision was made following a consultation with a specialist on Monday.
He will be replaced by Ian Bell for the tournament in Bangladesh.
International cricketer Arran Brindle has retired from the England's Women's team. The 32-year-old batting all-rounder made 134 international appearances including 11 tests and scored 2,852 runs across all formats, adding 57 wickets with her medium pace and 58 catches.
" I will forever cherish the highs and lows of playing cricket for England.
My fondest and proudest memories are undoubtedly of our battles against Australia, especially victory in 2005, regaining the Women's Ashes after 42 years. Having taken part in five Ashes series, I feel proud to walk having won three."
Yorkshire have announced the signing of Australia batsman Aaron Finch.
The 27-year-old, who holds the world record for an international Twenty20 innings after smashing 156 against England last summer, will arrive as soon as his participation in the Indian Premier League ends in May.
Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon is delighted to have secured Finch's services, with top-end talent at a premium this summer due to the elongated nature of the new T20 format:
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale says a warm welcome will await "larger than life" Finch at Headingley.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club have signed Australian international Aaron Finch.
Finch, who's 27 and said to be one of the world's best one day batsmen, will join Yorkshire after his Indian Premier league commitments which are due to end in May.
He could be in line to make his debut for the Yorkshire Vikings against Northamptonshire Steelbacks on May 16th
Finch said: "It's a great honour to be joining Yorkshire County Cricket Club this summer. This is one of the biggest cricket clubs in the world."
Former Yorkshire & England off spinner Richard Dawson is returning to Headingley as second team coach.
33 year old Dawson, who spent six seasons with Yorkshire, helping them win the County Championship in 2001, replaces Paul Farbrace, who left last year to take over as National Coach of Sri Lanka.
Graham Stevenson, who played cricket for Yorkshire and England, has died today, aged 58.
Born at Ackworth, Graham played in 177 first class matches for Yorkshire between 1973-1986, taking 464 wickets at 28.56, scoring 3,856 runs with two centuries and holding on to 73 catches.
In addition, Stevenson twice played in Test matches for England and he represented his country in four one-day internationals.
Stevenson will be remembered fondly for his qualities as an all-rounder and a popular member of the Headingley dressing room.
He had endured much ill-health in recent years and died in hospital after suffering a severe stroke over three months ago.