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T20 Blast final: Ben Cox leads Worcestershire Rapids to victory over Sussex Sharks 

15 Sep 18

Worcestershire win the T20 Blast for the first time as they beat Sussex at Edgbaston by five wickets, with Ben Cox seeing them home with 46 not out.


Cricket
Cook, Anderson & Root put England in control on historic day at The Oval 

10 Sep 18

England take complete control of the fifth Test against India on an astonishing fourth day at The Oval, thanks to Alastair Cook and James Anderson.


Cricket
County Championship: Durham hold out for draw with Warwickshire 

7 Sep 18

Durham hold out for a draw with Warwickshire after a dramatic collapse during their run chase at Edgbaston.


Cricket
County Championship: Warwickshire & Durham thwarted by rain on day three 

6 Sep 18

Rain prevents any play after lunch on day three of the Division Two match between Warwickshire and Durham at Edgbaston.


Cricket
County Championship: Warwickshire’s Olly Stone takes five but Durham fight hard 

5 Sep 18

Olly Stone takes 5-43 but Durham respond with 224-7 to Warwickshire’s first-innings total of 310 at Edgbaston.


Cricket
County Championship: Bears rally against Durham with Jonathan Trott half-century 

4 Sep 18

Jonathan Trott makes an unbeaten 67 for Warwickshire on a truncated first day against Durham at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Leaders Warwickshire beat Glos inside two days 

20 Aug 18

Warwickshire extend their lead in Division Two as they beat Gloucestershire inside two days at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Grant Elliott: Birmingham Bears captain to retire at end of 2018 season 

17 Aug 18

Birmingham Bears captain Grant Elliott plans to retire from cricket at the end of the 2018 season.


Cricket
Highlights: Bears cruise to victory over Lightning 

15 Aug 18

Birmingham Bears easily chase down Lancashire Lightning’s low total of 102 to win by seven wickets with 5.5 overs to spare in the T20 Blast.


Cricket
Surrey & Bears retain last-eight T20 Blast hopes 

15 Aug 18

Surrey and Birmingham Bears keep their T20 Blast quarter-final hopes alive by winning their penultimate group games.


Cricket
Tim Ambrose: Warwickshire wicketkeeper signs new deal 

13 Aug 18

Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose signs a one-year contract extension to remain at Edgbaston until the end of the 2019 season.


Cricket
South Africa withdraw De Kock from Notts spell 

8 Aug 18

Cricket South Africa withdraw batsman Quinton de Kock from his proposed stint with Division One side Nottinghamshire.


Cricket
Woakes celebrates England recall in Bears win – T20 Blast round-up 

5 Aug 18

Chris Woakes’ brilliant fifty helps Birmingham Bears beat Northants in the T20 Blast, while Somerset go top of the South Group.


Cricket
Virat Kohli: India captain becomes world number one Test batsman 

5 Aug 18

Virat Kohli becomes the top-ranked Test batsman in the world following his century in India’s 31-run defeat by England at Edgbaston.


Cricket
My century does not matter after India defeat – Kohli 

4 Aug 18

India captain Virat Kohli says his first century in England “does not matter” after his side lost the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Ben Stokes shines as hosts take series lead 

4 Aug 18

Watch Ben Stokes shine as England hold their nerve to complete a tense 31-run victory over India in the first Test on an enthralling fourth morning at Edgbaston.


Cricket
‘What a win!’ – watch the moment of victory as Stokes gets Pandya 

4 Aug 18

Watch the moment Ben Stokes dismisses Hardik Pandya as England win the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs to take a 1-0 series lead over India.


Cricket
Stokes stars as England seal thrilling win over India 

4 Aug 18

England hold their nerve to complete a tense 31-run victory over India in the first Test on an enthralling fourth morning at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Virat Kohli trapped lbw by Ben Stokes 

4 Aug 18

Watch the moment England’s Ben Stokes traps India captain Virat Kohli lbw to leave the tourists 141-7, chasing 194 to win the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Watch: Curran and England fight back against India 

3 Aug 18

Watch highlights as Sam Curran’s maiden Test fifty and a disciplined bowling display help England claw their way back into the first Test against India at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England fightback leaves thrilling Test in balance 

3 Aug 18

England fight back with the ball after another batting collapse to leave a pulsating first Test at Edgbaston in the balance.


Cricket
England v India: Stuart Broad dismisses Shikhar Dhawan 

3 Aug 18

Watch England’s Stuart Broad dismiss India’s Shikhar Dhawan for 13 as he takes two early wickets with India chasing 194 to win the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Sam Curran reaches maiden Test 50 with six 

3 Aug 18

Watch the moment that England’s Sam Curran reaches his maiden Test fifty with a huge six off India’s Ishant Sharma on day three of the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Virat Kohli catches Ben Stokes as hosts’ collapse 

3 Aug 18

Watch Ben Stokes edge Ishant Sharma to India captain Virat Kohli as England collapse to 86-6 – a lead of only 99 – on the third day of the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Joe Root dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin 

3 Aug 18

Watch England captain Joe Root glance Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to leg slip for 14 as England stutter on day three of the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Durham make it five Blast wins in a row – videos & round-up 

2 Aug 18

Durham win a fifth T20 Blast match in a row and go top of the North Group as Kent, Notts, Sussex and Birmingham also win.


Cricket
England v India: Virat Kohli is the show on day two after brilliant century 

2 Aug 18

From a pre-match Oscars news conference to two standing ovations in a day, Virat Kohli has made sure he has been the star attraction at Edgbaston this week.


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England v India highlights: Brilliant Virat Kohli leads India fightback 

2 Aug 18

Watch highlights as Virat Kohli hits a brilliant 149 as England end day two of the first Test with a 22-run lead with nine second-innings wickets left at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Alastair Cook bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin 

2 Aug 18

Watch India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowl England opener Alastair Cook with “a ripper” on day two of the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Kohli’s masterful 149 rescues India against England 

2 Aug 18

Virat Kohli scores a superb 149 to keep India in the game on an enthralling second day in the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Virat Kohli reaches century 

2 Aug 18

Watch the moment India captain Virat Kohli reaches his century on the second day of the first Test against England at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Ben Stokes bowls Dinesh Karthik 

2 Aug 18

Ben Stokes removes Dinesh Karthik’s middle stump with an excellent inswinging delivery during the first Test between England and India at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Sam Curran gets Murali Vijay lbw 

2 Aug 18

England’s Sam Curran begins a devastating spell of three wickets in eight balls by trapping India opener Murali Vijay lbw for 20 on day two of the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Virat Kohli brilliance starts hosts’ collapse 

1 Aug 18

Watch highlights as a brilliant Virat Kohli run-out starts an England collapse on day one of the first Test between England and India at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Root run-out sparks England collapse against India 

1 Aug 18

Joe Root’s horrible run-out sparks an England collapse on day one of the first Test against India at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v India: Joe Root brilliantly run out by Virat Kohli 

1 Aug 18

India captain Virat Kohli magnificently runs out England counterpart Joe Root for 80 on day one of the first Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Watch: ‘An absolute peach’ – Ashwin bowls Cook 

1 Aug 18

Watch India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowl England’s Alastair Cook with “an absolute peach” on day one of the first Test as Edgbaston.


Cricket
Rashid named in England team for first Test against India 

31 Jul 18

Adil Rashid is the only spin bowler in England’s team to face India in the first Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.


Cricket
Sport on the BBC: Best of this week’s TV & radio coverage 

29 Jul 18

This week’s sport on the BBC includes England v India in the first Test at Edgbaston, Challenge Cup semi-finals and the European Championships.


Cricket
T20 Blast highlights: Tom Kohler-Cadmore helps Yorkshire Vikings to victory against Birmingham Bears 

27 Jul 18

Watch highlights of Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s fantastic innings as he helps Yorkshire to a 31-run victory over the Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast at Headingley.


Cricket
Rashid plays in Yorkshire win, Guptill hits 35-ball ton – T20 Blast round-up 

27 Jul 18

England spinner Adil Rashid takes 1-19 to help Yorkshire win a rain-affected T20 Blast match with Birmingham Bears.


Cricket
England v India: BBC Sport users pick team for first Test at Edgbaston 

24 Jul 18

Where should Joe Root bat? And who wins a recall? BBC Sport users select their England side for the first Test against India next week.


Cricket
Watch: Bell & Hain ease Bears to T20 win at Notts 

4 Jul 18

Ian Bell and Sam Hain combine to lead Birmingham Bears to an eight-wicket win over Notts Outlaws in their T20 Blast opener at Trent Bridge.


Cricket
Bell shines as Bears outclass Notts in T20 Blast opener 

4 Jul 18

Notts Outlaws begin their T20 Blast title defence with an eight-wicket loss to Birmingham Bears.


Cricket
Quinton de Kock: Nottinghamshire sign South Africa star 

29 Jun 18

South Africa batsman Quinton de Kock joins Nottinghamshire for the climax of their County Championship campaign…


Cricket
Watch: Best shots as England batsmen dominate Australia 

27 Jun 18

Watch the best shots as England make their second-highest Twenty20 total in a 28-run win over Australia at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v Australia: Alex Hales caught and bowled by Marcus Stoinis 

27 Jun 18

Marcus Stoinis takes an amazing caught and bowled to dismiss Alex Hales for 49 in England’s one-off Twenty20 against Australia at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v Australia: Jos Buttler out for 61 

27 Jun 18

England opener Jos Buttler is out for 61 off 30 balls, caught by D’Arcy Short off Mitchell Swepson in the one-off Twenty20 against Australia at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Buttler to open England batting in T20 against Australia 

26 Jun 18

Jos Buttler will open the batting for England in their sole Twenty20 against Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday.


Sport
Petra Kvitova retains Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham 

24 Jun 18

Petra Kvitova fights back to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.







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