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England all-rounder Sam Curran is awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test after being placed in self-isolation at the Ageas Bowl, casting a shadow over the second day of the intra-squad clash.

Newcomers James Bracey and Dan Lawrence stole the spotlight as England’s leading red-ball players went head-to-head on day one of a rare intra-squad clash at the Ageas Bowl.

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time in next week’s opening Test against the West Indies, taking over from regular skipper Joe Root as he takes time out for the birth of his second child.

Middlesex fans may yet be allowed to watch their team in action this summer – with Lord’s among the possible venues touted to host spectators according to chief executive Richard Goatley.

The 18 first-class counties will debate the structure of the domestic season at a meeting early next month after being given the go-ahead to start on August 1 by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Beth Morgan made history after being made the first female Honorary Life Vice-President of Middlesex Cricket at the club’s 156th annual general meeting.

Amara Carr, Naomi Dattani and Cordelia Griffith have been awarded professional playing contracts with the London and East regional hub of the new domestic Women’s structure.

Middlesex Cricket have announced an intention for players to return to training from Wednesday July 1, initially on a part time basis while remaining part-time furloughed outside of their scheduled training routines.

Mark Wood fears England could be deprived of the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root if the interruption to the recreational season because of the coronavirus pandemic extends much further into the summer.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described a cricket ball as a “natural vector of disease” as he confirmed the sport remains banned outside the elite level.

Ben Stokes will be out to prove he is the world’s premier all-rounder ahead of Jason Holder when England take on the West Indies next month, according to the tourists’ head coach Phil Simmons.

England will pay tribute to the key workers of the coronavirus pandemic during next month’s three Tests against the West Indies, which will be called the £raisethebat series.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is giving members a unique chance to own a coveted piece of Lord’s history, with the club in the process of replacing a number of the famous white benches from its pavilion.

Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq insists the decision to tour England this summer has no strings attached regarding a return visit.

Paul Collingwood is set to be put in charge of England’s planned one-day series against Ireland, while a handful of county coaches will help oversee an expanded Test squad next month.

The pen has proved mightier than the bat for Sam Robson during cricket’s hiatus enforced by the coronavirus outbreak.

Test teams will be allowed to use substitutes to replace players displaying coronavirus symptoms in one of several interim regulation changes rubber-stamped by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday.

Cricket clubs across England and Wales can benefit from digital skills webinars as part of a new partnership between the ECB and Google Digital Garage.

The MCC Foundation’s emergency appeal in response to COVID-19 has provided over 23,000 meals for vulnerable residents across Westminster.

World War II forged the legend that was Denis Compton, according to his grandson Nick.

Three West Indies players have decided against travelling to England for next month’s Test trip, which will go ahead behind closed doors at ‘biosecure’ venues because of coronavirus.

England’s three-Test series against the West Indies will go ahead next month subject to government clearance, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

County cricket’s reduced pay deal has been extended to the end of July, as players continue to wait for their season to resume.

Cricket West Indies has granted approval in principle for the proposed Test tour of England in July as the return of international cricket moves closer.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has named a bumper 55-man training group ahead of what it hopes will be a busy international schedule, with a host of new and returning faces joining the core squad.

The Twenty20 World Cup may not go ahead as the leader of the game in host nation Australia revealed the schedule for October and November is under a “very high risk”.

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no play before August 1.

Eoin Morgan would be “surprised” if the T20 World Cup goes ahead as scheduled later this year but indicated any deferment will not shape his future as England captain.

All the ingredients for cricketing drama where there – thrilling run chase, title secured with a hat-trick and undoubtedly the most incongruous dismissal of James Franklin’s career.

The owner of cricket ball manufacturer Dukes says bowlers should have ‘no problem’ producing swing in England this summer despite the imminent ban on using saliva.

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage, claims Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

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England’s women cricketers could return to training as early as next month as managing director Clare Connor revealed they are committed to completing as much of the international schedule as possible.

England bowlers like James Anderson may have have to rely on perspiration and inspiration this summer after the International Cricket Council recommended a temporary ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has released guidelines to players and clubs on steps to take to stay safe when exercising in an outdoor cricket club environment.

James Anderson is excited about the prospect of playing Test cricket for England this summer, even if the lack of atmosphere might make it seem more like the County Championship.

London’s National Cricket League has been keeping member clubs engaged during the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

England cricketers will return to individual training from next week with a reassurance that safety protocols should make the sessions less risky than a trip to the supermarket.

Professional sports in the UK are awaiting further details on the Government’s plans to ease the lockdown going forward as the Premier League prepares for another meeting on Project Restart later on Monday.

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart admits it may be best for the long-term health of county cricket if there is no action this season.

England captain Joe Root is “very optimistic” Test cricket will be played this summer, even if his side could have to go into a nine-week quarantine.

Players due to take part in The Hundred this summer have been informed their contracts have been terminated in a letter from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Middlesex Cricket, in partnership with the counties in the East region, are delighted to announce that current Head of Women’s Cricket for Middlesex and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Danni Warren, has been appointed to the new role of Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for the London and East region.

Disabled youngsters up and down the country have been able to keep up their cricket skills during lockdown thanks to an online initiative from Lord’s Taverners.

Tom Harrison has warned that coronavirus could cost the England and Wales Cricket Board £380million in a worst-case scenario.

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