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Surrey v Somerset: Rikkie Clarke takes career best 7-55 as visitors struggle

Clarke bettered his previous best of 6-63 Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day one): Somerset: 269: Davies 86, Trescothick 65; Clarke 7-55 Surrey: 42-0: Stoneman 21* Surrey 3 pts, Somerset 2 pts Scorecard Rikki Clarke took a career best 7-55 as Surrey had the better of day one against relegation rivals Somerset at The Oval. Clarke took five wickets in the afternoon session as the visitors were reduced to 138-6 before 86 from Steven Davies helped them recover. But Clarke returned with two more scalps late in the…

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Sussex v Derbyshire: Hardus Viljoen takes 15 wickets in dramatic win at Hove

Hardus Viljoen (left) finished with match figures of 15-170 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day four): Derbyshire 338 & 322-8 dec: Podmore 66*; Whittingham 5-80 Sussex 271 & 344: Van Zyl 85, Wright 80, Wells 77; Viljoen 8-90 Derbyshire (22 pts) beat Sussex (5 pts) by 45 runs Scorecard Hardus Viljoen took 15 wickets in the match as Derbyshire secured a dramatic victory over Sussex at Hove, all-but ending the hosts’ promotion hopes. He took 8-90 in the second innings as the visitors bowled…

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Sussex v Derbyshire: Hardus Viljoen takes seven wickets on day two at Hove

Luke Wright helped Sussex improve from 149-7 to 271 all out with David Wiese also making 47 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove: Derbyshire 338 & 31-1: Slater 13*; Archer 1-14 Sussex 271: Wright 70; Viljoen 7-80 Derbyshire lead by 98 runs Derbyshire 6 pts, Sussex 5 pts Scorecard South African paceman Hardus Viljoen took 7-80 as Derbyshire took control against Sussex on day two at Hove. Jofra Archer bowled Hamidullah Qadri with the first ball of the day as Derbyshire were all out for…

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England v West Indies: Third Test in balance as James Anderson takes 500th wicket

Pint-Sized TMS: Honours even after intriguing second day Third Investec Test, Lord’s, day two West Indies 123 & 93-3 England 194: Stokes 60, Roach 5-72 West Indies lead by 22 runs Scorecard England’s deciding Test match against West Indies remains delicately poised after the tourists ended day two at Lord’s on 93-3, a lead of 22 runs. On a day when James Anderson reached 500 Test wickets, the morning session was reduced to 4.2 overs by rain. Ben Stokes, dropped on 24, made 60 and Stuart Broad hit two sixes…

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James Anderson: England bowler takes 500th Test wicket

Anderson takes 500th Test wicket James Anderson has become the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets. The Lancashire player, 35, reached the milestone when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite on day two of the final Test against West Indies at Lord’s. Anderson is only the sixth bowler – and third seamer – to reach 500, and the five ahead of him have retired. Brathwaite’s dismissal in the final session left West Indies 6-1 in their second innings, trailing by 65. Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the Test record…

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Pint-sized TMS: Ben Stokes takes six wickets before England falter against West Indies

Watch highlights as Ben Stokes takes six wickets before England falter to 46-4 at the end of a remarkable first day of the deciding Test against West Indies at Lord’s. READ MORE: England stumble as 14 wickets fall on opening day WATCH MORE: Stokes takes career-best six at Lord’s Available to UK users only. Source link

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead as Alaphilippe takes stage win

Froome is aiming to become the third man to win the Vuelta and the Tour de France in the same year Britain’s Chris Froome extended his lead at the Vuelta a Espana as France’s Julian Alaphilippe took victory on the 199km stage eight. Froome, 11 seconds in front at the start of the day, attacked his rivals late in the day on a testing climb prior to a steep descent. Colombia’s Esteban Chaves could not keep pace and lost 17 more seconds. Alaphilippe came out on top in a three-way…

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Table cricket: Get inspired takes a look at fully inclusive version

The best table cricket teams from around the country gather at England’s home of cricket, Lord’s, to compete for the title of “Table Cricket National Champions.” Developed in 1990, this fully inclusive version of the sport incorporates a table, a small wooden bat and bowling ramp. Discover more about the sport and the fantastic team spirit among the players and fans. Got what it takes to become a table cricket champ? visit our guide to find out how you can get involved. Source link

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome takes red jersey as Vincenzo Nibali wins third stage

Vincenzo Nibali won the Vuelta in 2010 Britain’s Chris Froome has taken the red jersey and leads the Vuelta a Espana, as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali won the third stage. The four-time Tour de France champion finished third on the stage, with Spain’s David de la Cruz in second. The Team Sky rider is aiming to become the third man to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year. He holds a two-second advantage over De la Cruz, Nicolas Roche and Tejay van Garderen, with Nibali 10 seconds…

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Get Inspired: Beth Shriever on what it takes to be a BMX racer

Beth Shriever, an 18-year-old BMX racer from Braintree, is about to represent Great Britain in the World Championships in the US – her last event before moving up to the senior ranks. But how did she first discover BMX racing and why is it so addictive? Beth explains all, and shows us some of her brilliant moves… Inspired to give it a go yourself? Check out the Get Inspired guide here! Source link

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