Australia’s Steve Smith was greeted by a mixture of boos and polite applause as he marked his comeback appearance against England with a fine century in the World Cup warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl.
The disgraced batsmen, who served year-long bans for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal, are set to face tournament hosts England in a World Cup warm-up match in Southampton on Saturday, starting 7.30pm (EDT).
OLD rivals England and Australia meet in a World Cup warm-up clash in Southampton.
CARDIFF (Reuters) - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis struck a fluent 88 as his side eased to an 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in a Cricket World Cup warm-up game at Sophia Gardens on Friday.
WELLINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor enters his fourth, and almost certainly last, World Cup in the form of his life, raising the prospect he might even outshine Kane Williamson in England and Wales.
Kumar Sangakkara is confident Sri Lanka will be able to host England's scheduled tour next year despite security concerns raised by the recent Easter Sunday terrorist bombings.
Reed were able to claim win number two in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Championship thanks to the bludgeoning bat of Ed Wharton.
A magnificent unbeaten 91 from Pat Scott was the difference as Potters Bar battled to victory at North Mymms in a fantastic game of cricket.
Joe Burns has gone home to Australia for personal reasons - PA Australia Test opener Joe Burns has ended his spell with Lancashire and returned home for personal reasons.