Live updates

Gough pedals 300 miles for cricket charity

Former Yorkshire and England pace bowler Darren Gough is taking part in a 300 mile bike ride to raise more than £200,000 for charity.

Gough and his fellow cyclists are pedalling between all five 2005 Ashes venues to mark the 10th anniversary of England's famous 2-1 series win against Australia. The ride started yesterday at Old Trafford, and is taking in Trent Bridge, Edgbaston and Lord's, before finishing at the Oval on Wednesday.

The target is to raise £200,000 for charity. 50% of the money will go to the Lord's Taverners, the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. The rest of the money will go to local charities nominated by the individual cyclists.

When the team arrived at Edgbaston, Gough spoke to ITV about the cycle ride, and England's victory in the first Test of the current Ashes series at Cardiff.

Bresnan hoping to be fit for Ashes rematch

Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan is hoping he'll be fit for the Ashes tour to Australia, despite being sidelined for the rest of the summer with a stress fracture in his lower back. Today the all-rounder was at a supermarket in Pudsey in his role as an ambassador for Asda Kwik Cricket.

Bresnan played an important part with both bat and ball in the series-clinching victory in the 4th Test at Chester-le-Street earlier this week, but the injury means he'll miss next week's final Test against the Aussies at The Oval.


Bresnan signs new Yorkshire contract

Tim Bresnan in County Championship action for Yorkshire. Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Yorkshire & England star Tim Bresnan has signed a new contract that will keep him at Headingley until 2016. The Pontefract-born all-rounder is expected to play a major part in the Ashes series against Australia this summer, alongside his Yorkshire teammates Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

Bresnan becomes the sixth Yorkshire player this summer to sign a new deal. He follows Moin Ashraf, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Steve Patterson and Azeem Rafiq, who are now committed to the Club for the foreseeable future.