Northamptonshire Steelbacks were edged out by Lancashire Lightning in the final of the T20 Blast at Edgbaston.Read the full story ›
Northamptonshire Steelbacks produced a stunning bowling performance to shock the Birmingham Bears in the first semi-final of the T20 Blast competition at Edgbaston.
Four early wickets for Northamptonshire slowed Birmingham's hopes for a big early score, with David Willey getting the top three.
Fifty-one from Ateeq Javid helped Birmingham post a respectable score though, with Laurie Evans scoring a quick-fire 18 to total 131 from their 20 overs.
Northamptonshire started strongly though, and apart from a slight wobble when a few wickets fell in the middle overs, cruised to the total.
Opener Richard Levi top scored for the Steelbacks, scoring an unveaten 63, with Shahid Afridi hitting the winning runs with two overs to spare.
Northamptonshire will take on either Hampshire or Lancashire in this evening's final.
Ian Bell, Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad all made valuable contributions to England's Ashes win, despite a disappointing final Test.Read the full story ›
It took just 39 minutes for England to see of Australia to regain the Ashes at Trent Bridge this morning.
But did the fans who got tickets for Day 3 feel short changed - or was it worth every penny to see that tiny urn back in English hands?
Celebrating today's Ashes win were the Harris family from Ruddington in Nottingham.
Dad, Wayne, said although he brought a fan with him from 'down-under' -they were still firm friends after England's emphatic 3-1 series win.
It took just 39 minutes for Alistair Cook's side to see off the final three wickets in the fourth test at Trent Bridge.
The final test will be at the Oval later this month - but as the Ashes are England's once again - the only thing left to play for is pride.
After the misery of 18 months ago when England lost all 5 Ashes tests down under - Alistair Cook's team celebrated today in style.Read the full story ›
Stuart Broad has spoken to press ahead of the 4th test on Thursday.
"It's been a fascinating series because you just don't know what's going to to happen... It is a great ground we get fantastic support here but I think I'm a bit bias! The guys who played the ODI here at the start of the year say the support was fantastic and I think we'll get that again."
England have taken a 2-1 lead in the Ashes after winning the Third Test at Edgbaston by eight wickets.
Ian Bell and Joe Root saw England home to ensure victory was completed within three days.
Despite losing Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth relatively cheaply, England look on course to win the Third Test.
Ian Bell has reached 37 not not and Joe Root is looking comfortable at the other end with just 57 runs needed for victory.
Australia have set England a target of 121 to win the Third Test at Edgbaston.