South Africa Women beat SL by 5 wickets to seal series win

South Africa Women beat Sri Lanka Women by five wickets in the fourth and final One-Day International in Colombo to seal a 2-1 series success. South African ladies opted to field first after having won the toss and restricted the Lankan Ladies to just 137 runs in 43.3 overs. Sri Lanka struggled as Shabnim Ismail (2-15), Marizanne Kapp (2-17), Yolani Fourie (2-19) and Marcia Letsoalo (2-30) all took two wickets

Kohli skipper for first 3 ODIs, Dhoni rested.

Virat Kohli has been declared the captain for the first three ODIs of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.Dhoni has opted out of the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka because he needed a break to freshen up ahead of the Australian Tour and the World Cup. In his place, RCB’s captain Virat Kohli has been declared the skipper for these three ODIs. Wriddhiman Saha will take over the wicket-keeping duties in Dhoni’s absence.Here’s the squad for the first three ODIs: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Murali Vijay, Varun Aaron and Akshar Patel.Ashwin who was rested for the ODIs against West Indies has been brought back into the squad and will be replacing Kuldeep Yadav.

Chairman Chris Grant: Derbyshire going places

Chairman Chris Grant says the start of ground development work is evidence that the Club is moving in the right direction. Alongside fast-bowler Mark Footitt and representatives from key contractors, Grant officially launched the development at The 3aaa County Ground yesterday.

Lord’s Taverners Christmas Lunch 2014

Lord’s Taverners are hosting their annual East Midlands Christmas Lunch on Friday 12 December at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham.  The Christmas Lunch will be hosted once again by former Nottinghamshire and Surrey batsman Darren Bicknell who will be introducing some local sporting stars who will share their experiences with us. Mark Arthur, formerly Chief Executive at Nottingham Forest and prior to that Chief Executive at Trent Bridge, will be the event’s guest speaker

Shane Watson ready to fight for his place in Australian cricket team

20th October 2014 A motivated and upbeat Shane Watson said he planned to draw upon the spirit of his former teammate Matthew Hayden as he prepared to take the first step towards regaining his place in the Australian teams for this summer’s Test series against India and the World Cup. Watson was “itching” to play for Sutherland against St George in a Twenty20 match at Coogee Oval on Sunday following his four-month recuperation from a sprained ankle and subsequent calf soreness as a result