Jofra Archer has been ruled out of England’s Test series against New Zealand next month due to a long-standing elbow injury.Archer, 26, returned to action in this week’s County Championship match against Kent - his first competitive appearance since undergoing surgery at the end of March to remove a piece of glass from his hand - but bowled only five overs in the visitors’ second innings at Hove.
Essex move to the top of County Championship Group 1 after beating Derbyshire by an innings and 15 runs at Chelmsford; off-spinner Simon Harmer claims match figures of 12-202 for reigning champions Simon Harmer claimed 12 wickets in the match as Essex returned to winning ways with an innings-and-15-run victory over bottom-placed Derbyshire on LV= Insurance County Championship Group 1.
Jofra Archer suffers setback in bid to prove fitness for England as fast bowler is unable to bowl in Sussex's County Championship match against Kent after having more soreness in his elbow
The fast bowler was unable to bowl for Sussex at Hove on Saturday Archer experienced further soreness in his troublesome right elbow He had bowled 18 overs during the County Championship match Jofra Archer was unable to bowl for Sussex at Hove on Saturday after experiencing further soreness in his troublesome right elbow, casting doubt on his longer term fitness.
Joe Root just misses out on a century after taking Yorkshire into a strong position at Glamorgan; Simon Harmer demolishes Derbyshire with nine-wicket haul; Jofra Archer missing from Sussex attack; Hampshire beat Middlesex in the County Championship Joe Root batted superbly on day three of the LV=Insurance County Championship match between Glamorgan and Yorkshire to put his side in a position to push for victory but missed out on a century, bowled by Dan Douthwaite for 99.
James Anderson and Marnus Labuschagne faced off in an early prelude for the Ashes during the County Championship, and the pacer wanted to ensure his rival was left impressed.
James Anderson missed most of the 2019 Ashes due to injury.The 2019 Ashes was also when Marnus Labuschagne, coming into the Australian team as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith, made his mark in international cricket and sealed his place in the team.Labuschagne has gone on to become one of the most prolific batsmen in Test cricket since, but Anderson is yet to bowl to him in the international arena.
County Championship updates from day two of the games The Spin: subscribe to our weekly cricket newsletter And you can email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL LIVE Updated Show Thursday's round-up: Jofra's back!Championship tables at the start of the round Group One Nottinghamshire 73 (played 5) Warwickshire 67 (played 5) Worcestershire 66 (played 5) Durham 53 (played 4) Essex 52 (played 5) Derbyshire 40 (played 4) Group Two Gloucestershire 95 (played 5) Somerset 82 (played 5) Hampshire 62 (played 5) Surrey 59 (played 5) Middlesex 41 (played 5) Leicestershire 40 (played 5) Group Three Lancashire 93 (played 5) Yorkshire 86 (played 5) Northants 68 (played 5) Glamorgan 58 (played 5) Sussex 51 (played 5) Kent 38 (played 5) Start of play scores: day 2 Updated at 5.12am EDT
Hanuma Vihari reacts after dropping Marnus Labuschagne Getty Images For India batter Hanuma Vihari, the biggest satisfaction these days comes from being able to arrange a hospital bed or an oxygen cylinder for Covid-19 patients through his network of friends.While a number of premier Indian cricketers have helped out in various ways, Vihari, while playing for Warwickshire, created a team of around 100 volunteers - comprising friends and followers from across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka - who have reached people with plasma and oxygen cylinders, while also arranging food and hospital beds for patients.
By Adam Stenning Sports reporter Breaking Jofra Archer will make his first appearance for Sussex in the County Championship since 2018 this morning as they host Kent at Hove.The Seamer has continued to step up his recovery from finger surgery and an elbow problem, as he hopes to be involved in next month's test series against New Zealand.
GARY BALLANCE believes that the jury is still out on county cricket’s new conference system.The Yorkshire batsman says that he is undecided as to whether it is good for the game.“I think it’s a bit too early to tell,” said former England international Ballance ahead of today’s Championship game against Glamorgan in Cardiff.
Qais Ahmad, the Afghanistan legspinner, has signed for Kent for the whole of T20 Blast and two County Championship fixtures, adding to the burgeoning list of teams he has represented around the world in short-form cricket.Ahmad, 20, was due to join Gloucestershire as an overseas player last summer but had his contract cancelled on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jofra Archer set to return to first-team cricket for first time since undergoing successful hand surgery; the bowler, who has also been battling an elbow issue, made his second-team comeback last week; England will be following his progress ahead of first Test vs New Zealand from June 2 Jofra Archer is set for a return to first-team cricket after being named in Sussex's squad for this week's LV= County Championship clash with Kent.
County Cricket's renaissance - from live streams to high standards led by Stuart Broad The LV= Insurance County Championship has found a resurgence thanks to free live streams, the IPL being cancelled and England best stars like James Anderson and Stuart Broad in action Kemar Roach continues proud West Indian County Cricket legacy with career best Roach's 8-40 at the weekend came in the middle of a social media blackout but as a fellow victim he's happy that was the case Darren Stevens still playing county cricket aged 45 - and has no plans to retire EXCLUSIVE Darren Stevens was named as one of Wisden's five cricketers of the year in 2020 and is still starring for Kent in the LV= Insurance County Championship English domestic cricket to start on August 1 after ECB gives green light post coronavirus Men's County cricket will return at the beginning of August although formats are yet to be debate, while women's cricket will likely have to wait slightly longer English cricket return delayed until July 1 under new coronavirus contingency plans International cricket, including England's tour of the West Indies in June will be rescheduled, while the start of the domestic T20 Blast will be pushed back to a later date Jofra Archer one of Wisden's 5 cricketers of the year after World Cup and Ashes heroics England bowler Jofra Archer has been named as one of Wisden's five cricketers of the year for his displays in the World Cup and the Ashes series Coronavirus: English cricket put on hold until May 28 with County Championship truncated The English cricket domestic season will not start until May 28 at the earliest - putting paid to the first seven rounds of the County Championship Essex win eighth County Championship title with draw at Somerset Essex won their second title in the last three years and added the County Championship crown to their T20 success Ex-Windies coach Stuart Law expects England batsmen to face a trial by pace like the old days New Middlesex boss expects England's batsmen to be given the hurry up in a competitive series in the Caribbean When Man Utd made their worst ever Premier League start - September 2018 review of the year The Red Devils hit a new low when they were beaten 3-1 by West Ham as the ninth month of the year drew to a close When Real Madrid won third successive Champions League title - May 2018 review of the year Los Blancos beat Liverpool in the final in Kiev as Gareth Bale's extra-time stunner sealed the silverware Ben Foakes is handed Test debut after flying in to Sri Lanka as SoS cover for Jonny Bairstow The Surrey stumper is set to join his county captain Rory Burns in making his Test debut Rory Burns says he's ready for his technique to be picked apart if he makes his Test debut in Sri Lanka, but he won't change.
The LV= Insurance County Championship has found a resurgence thanks to free live streams, the IPL being cancelled and England best stars like James Anderson and Stuart Broad in action The 2021 English cricket summer is well on the way to being the bumper year the game missed out on in 2020 with visits of New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, not to mention the arrival of The Hundred.
Next week Chris Silverwood names his first England Test squad as both the head coach and sole selector, adding an extra frisson to the six County Championship fixtures that begin on Thursday and, touch wood, are the last behind closed doors.To be fair, through a combination of decent weather, good pitches, the revamped streaming services and, perhaps, the curtailed Indian Premier League, the competition has already crackled this year.
WILL YOUNG will remain with Durham for the County Championship game with Worcestershire that gets under way at Emirates Riverside this morning, with Cameron Bancroft’s return to the side having been delayed because of visa issues.Bancroft is set for a second season as Durham’s main overseas player, but his arrival into England from Australia was delayed because of visa issues and he has only had one day’s training with the rest of James Franklin’s first-team squad.
Jofra Archer will continue his return to fitness by playing for Sussex against Kent in the County Championship this week.Archer's last first-team appearance was the fifth T20I between England and India in Ahmedabad on March 20.He had surgery on his hand at the end of the same month, following a bizarre injury involving a fish tank, and has been managing an elbow problem which led him to withdraw from the whole of the IPL before its postponement.
Matt Parkinson has been in excellent early-season form Getty Images In the HBO drama, Succession, the hapless Cousin Greg is warned when bragging about his inheritance that it will make him "the poorest rich person in America - the world's tallest dwarf".In cricketing terms, 'England's best red-ball legspinner' is a similarly couched epithet - the context offers no guarantee of success or fulfilment.
This piece is the basis of our weekly Cricket Nerd newsletter.If you've not signed up already, head to the bottom of the article to do so There is something a little quaint about the notion of Ben Foakes being a specialist wicketkeeper.Not because his keeping is not excellent, as anyone who watched England’s last three Tests in India would attest.