Former Nottinghamshire cricketer James Taylor has revealed that the moment he learned he would never play the sport again was truly heartbreaking.
The batsman was forced to retire from the game earlier this year at just 26, when doctors discovered that he had an undetected heart condition.
James says support on social media was crucial in his recovery.
Four cricketers from the Midlands have been named in England's latest test squad as they prepare to take on Sri Lanka.Read the full story ›
Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium has been officially recognised for having the best atmosphere of UK cricket venues in 2015.Read the full story ›
England Women got off to a winning start in South Africa, after beating their hosts by nine wickets.
In the 50-over warm-up match, taking place at Mamelodi Cricket Club, South Africa Women Emerging XI won the toss and elected to bat.
Danielle Wyatt, who plays for Nottinghamshire, ripped through the middle-order as she took 3-7.
22-year-old Warwickshire batter Amy Jones also impressed, making an unbeaten 44 from 35 balls.
England made light work of chasing a total of 63 and did so with 39.5 overs to spare.
The woman appointed the first female captain in a male dominated cricket league says she's anticipating plenty of banter on the field.Read the full story ›
Stuart Broad has become the number one Test bowler in the world after inspiring England to victory over South Africa in the third Test.
Broad's best overseas figures of six for 17 sealed a 2-0 series win in Johannesburg and catapulted him to number one in the International Cricket Council's rankings.
Steve Harmison was the last England bowler to reach the summit, back in 2004, with Sir Ian Botham also achieving top spot in 1980.
Broad, the top wicket-taker in the current series with 15 at 16.46, overtakes India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and injured Proteas paceman Dale Steyn.
ENG selector James Whitaker explains why Ian Bell isn't touring SA and says the 5-time Ashes winner has a future. https://t.co/tOHFVD090x
Warwickshire’s Ian Bell has been dropped from the England Test squad for their tour in South Africa.
Explaining the decision England selector James Whitaker said:
Ian Bell’s been a huge contributor to English cricket for many years so it’s a hugely difficult decision, but we just felt over the last 7 or 8 months his form had dipped and that it’s time for him to take a break, and I know now he will go away and reassess with a determination to get back in the team.
Leicestershire have released batsmen Dan Redfern and Andrea Agathangelou.
Redfern had been with the Foxes for two seasons having signed from Derbyshire, while Agathangelou arrived from Lancashire at the start of the 2015 campaign.
Leicestershire and Rutland cricket chief executive Wasim Khan said: "We'd like to thank Dan and Andrea for their contributions to Leicestershire County Cricket Club and we wish them all the very best for the future."
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.