Cricket team relegated over 'unfair' win but remain as champions

Cricket team relegated over 'unfair' win but remain as champions

Image copyright Carew CC Image caption Carew Cricket Club posed for this picture after winning the Pembrokeshire League title A cricket club at the centre of a fair play row in a Welsh league has been relegated by a disciplinary committee. Carew declared after scoring just 18 runs for one wicket against title rivals Cresselly […]

North Italian city of Bolzano bans cricket in parks

North Italian city of Bolzano bans cricket in parks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vatican set up a cricket club in October 2013 The mayor of Bolzano in northern Italy has banned cricket in the city’s parks after a ball struck a two-year-old boy in the head. The boy, who was on the family’s balcony at the time, recovered from concussion. He was […]

England's Anderson takes 500th Test wicket

England's Anderson 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 […]

Man held over Oval crossbow bolt which ended cricket match

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption5 live sports extra commentary as arrow lands on pitch A man has been arrested after a crossbow bolt was fired into the Oval cricket ground during a match. The 35-year-old was held on on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm following the incident at the south […]

'We paid for everything' – when winning the World Cup was no money-spinner

'We paid for everything' – when winning the World Cup was no money-spinner

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Llanelli-born Lynne, batting, played for England from 1966 to 1979 “When people ask me what I’d have been if I’d not been a cricket player, I say… a millionaire,” laughs Lynne Thomas, who 44 years ago helped England to victory in the first ever cricket World Cup. The women’s […]

Who is the best cricketer in the world? Read captains' picks and vote for yours

Who is the best cricketer in the world? Read captains' picks and vote for yours

Virat Kohli, Mitchell Starc and MS Dhoni ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Venues: The Oval, Edgbaston, Cardiff. Dates: 1-18 June Coverage: Highlights every evening on BBC Two, ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; in-play highlights and text commentary on the BBC Sport website India’s Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, and […]