Author Archives: John Stern

CB40 Final live: Surrey’s strut too much for Somerset

Somerset fall short for a sixth time in three seasons Lord’s: Surrey 189-5 off 27.3 overs (Hamilton-Brown 78) beat Somerset 214 all out off 39.2 overs (Buttler 86; Dernbach 4-30) by 5 wickets (Duckworth/Lewis Method) Marcus Trescothick cut a pale, … Continue reading

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CB40 Final live: Surrey regroup after rain break, Lord’s

Kirby strikes two early blows for Somerset Lord’s: Surrey 61-2 off 9 overs; Somerset 214 all out off 39.2 overs (Buttler 86; Dernbach 4-30). Surrey require 125 more runs to win off 21 overs (Duckworth-Lewis method) Jason Roy is the … Continue reading

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CB40 Final live: Somerset saved by Buttler, Lord’s

Twenty-one-year-old plays vital innings to post competitive total Lord’s: Somerset 214 all out off 39.2 overs (Buttler 86; Dernbach 4-30) v Surrey So much for the idea that players need rest and detailed preparation for a big game. The two … Continue reading

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CB40 Final live: Somerset face another blow-out

Trescothick’s early departure sparks top-order collapse Lord’s: Somerset 66-4 off 15 overs (Compton 15*, Suppiah 0*) v Surrey All the hopes of the West Country thousands and plenty of neutrals who have held Somerset dear as a ‘second’ side had … Continue reading

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CB40 Final live: Trescothick fit for final, Lord’s

Surrey’s young lions take on Somerset, the perennial runners-up Thirty years ago Somerset and Surrey met at Lord’s in the final of the now defunct Benson & Hedges Cup. Joel Garner took five for 14 off 11 overs and Viv … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: England look to next challenge, The Oval, day five, close

Strauss determined to not to let team rest on No.1 status Close: Fourth Test, day five, The Oval Match score: England 591-6 dec (Bell 235, Pietersen 175; Sreesanth 3-123) beat India  300 (Dravid 146*;Bresnan 3-54, Swann 3-102) and 283 (Tendulkar 91, … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: England claim clean sweep, The Oval, day five, afternoon

After wicketless morning, India collapse after lunch Tea: Fourth Test, day five, The Oval Match score: England 591-6 dec (Bell 235, Pietersen 175; Sreesanth 3-123) beat India  300 (Dravid 146*; Bresnan 3-54, Swann 3-102) and 283 (Tendulkar 91, Mishra 84; Swann … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: England frustrated, The Oval, day five, morning

Tendulkar dropped on 70 as India survive the morning Lunch: Fourth Test, day five, The Oval Match score: India 216-3 (Tendulkar 72*, Mishra 57*) and 300 all out (Dravid 146*; Bresnan 3-54, Swann 3-102) trail England 591-6 dec (Bell 235, … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: Stage set for Sachin and Swann, The Oval, day five

England chase whitewash, India need Sachin and survival Outside Vauxhall tube station the touts were in heaven. There were no snaking queues down the Harleyford Road, like the final day at Lord’s in July. All tickets for this fifth day … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: England seven wickets from win, The Oval, day four, evening

Dravid gone but Tendulkar still there as India try to save game Close: Fourth Test, day four, The Oval Match score: India 129-3 (Tendulkar 35*, Mishra 8*, Sehwag 33) and 300 all out (Dravid 146*; Bresnan 3-54, Swann 3-102) trail … Continue reading

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