“It’s been great being on a similar journey with teammates I’ve known for years”: Surrey’s Ollie Pope on his hot start to the cricket season and sharing a dressing room with friends

Despite the fledgling County Cricket season, there have already been a number of noteworthy incidents.  We’ve seen Peter Siddle bowling in a beanie. We’ve seen the aforementioned beanie-wearing Siddle break Rilee Rossouw's bat in quite hilarious fashion.  And we’ve also seen the coming-of-age of a young Surrey team that are ready to

How an emphasis on local talent brought the glory days back to Chelmsford

After a remarkable unbeaten season brought Essex an unlikely first County Championship title since a dominant spell in the 1980s and early '90s, Nick Friend spoke to former Essex wicketkeeper Neil Burns about the similarities between this year's success and that of the previous great Essex sides. Without County Championship silverware