Nottinghamshire relegated after Warwickshire draw with Essex  
  Sam Curran's boundless enthusiasm leaves England wondering what might have been  
  Steve Smith remains as Major and May are locked in conversation at The Oval  
  Ashes suffers end-of-term-itis as England and Australia labour through first day of final Test  
  Australia laying the foundations for World T20 success, reveals captain Aaron Finch  
  Rohit Sharma braced for spell as India opener for South Africa series  
  Kent considering Darren Stevens U-turn after inspiring display in Nottinghamshire win  
  Lancashire regain Division One status after innings victory over Derbyshire  
  Jos Buttler delivers at end of trying summer: 'I've just found it hard all series'  
  Andre Russell avoids serious injury after being floored during Caribbean Premier League  
  Shubman Gill handed maiden India Test call-up for South Africa series  
  CHAMPIONSHIP DIGEST: Catch-up with Wednesday's action from around the country  
  Afghanistan Premier League postponed after payment delay  
  The Cricketer's Ashes quiz: The Oval  
  Awkward and jittery but Steve Smith's latest superhuman effort is among his most impressive  
  Alex Hales and Chris Nash star as Nottinghamshire reach T20 Blast Finals Day with resounding win  
  Bob Carter named head coach of New Zealand Women through until end of 2021 World Cup  
  Steve Smith 'deserves to go down as an all-time great', says Ricky Ponting  
  Cricket against the clock and Broad's second coming... ASHES TALKING POINTS  
  Steve Smith continues to revel in keeping Jofra Archer at bay after fine double century  
  Steve Smith continues to revel in keeping Jofra Archer at bay after fine double century  
  England won't change plan to Steve Smith, says Jonny Bairstow  
  Reverse sweeps, hockey and me: The story of Tom Banton, the Somerset batsman with the world at his feet  
  Marnus Labuschagne learning on the job from Steve Smith as imperious Australia pair frustrate England  
  Craig Overton: What I told Marnus Labuschagne after Old Trafford wicket  
  Ravi Bopara and Ryan ten Doeschate star as Essex pull off thrilling chase to reach T20 Blast Finals Day  
  Strange sight at Old Trafford as England and Australia forced to play without bails  
  Ashes rivalry resumes with a damp squib at a windswept Manchester  
  Warne on Brexit as Australia are given a Manchester welcome... ASHES TALKING POINTS  
  Australia would be advised to keep their cool rather than dig into the history books for inspiration to beat England  
  Joe Root back to dealing with England's real-world problems  
  Paul Stirling to leave Middlesex after committing future to Ireland  
  T20 BLAST QUARTER-FINALS: All you need to know  
  ENGLAND T20 TRACKER: Who is starring in the Blast and who is set for Ashes action at Old Trafford?  
  Mitchell Starc set for Australia recall for fourth Ashes Test  
  Leus du Plooy signs two-year Derbyshire extension  
  KSL TEAM OF THE SEASON: Danni Wyatt and Freya Davies the obvious choices but who else makes the cut?  
  Dan Christian looking to extend Notts Outlaws' white-ball legacy as another Blast quarter-final approaches  
  KSL has bridged the gap between county players and best in the world, says Ellie Threlkeld  
  Blunham CC members 'overcome with emotion' after world record success  
  St Kitts & Nevis Patriots relying on batting improvements to drive CPL hopes  
  Trinbago Knight Riders look the team to beat as Brendon McCullum steps up as coach  
  Heather Knight plays starring role as Western Storm claim victory in last Kia Super League final  
  ICC make late change to umpire appointments for fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia  
  Venues announced for women's Hundred... and most county grounds will stage games  
  D'Arcy Short in running for unique double despite early T20 Blast exit  
  Lockie Ferguson to miss Sri Lanka T20 series after fracturing thumb  
  Kia Super League: The last finals day, a celebration dressed in bittersweet sunshine  
  Alex Carey: Multi-talented, persistent, unflappable  
  Surrey chief executive Richard Gould hails The Oval's Blast crowds  
  My Favourite: Isabelle Westbury on Tim de Leede  
  THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: Cornwall's Test debut and Middlesex's monster chase  
  Notts Outlaws slip up against Durham but still secure home Blast quarter-final  
  Yorkshire finish disappointing T20 Blast campaign with comprehensive victory  
  Nothing new but a good feeling to take first Test wicket, says Rahkeem Cornwall  
  Gareth Batty shows his ageless worth as Ravi Bopara goes berserk at The Oval  
  James Vince secures Hampshire victory to set up thrilling conclusion to group stage