QPR fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Blackburn on Friday Follow live text coverage from 12:25 BST on Monday Duane Holmes will again be absent for Derby County against QPR as they chase a Championship play-off spot. Midfielder Holmes (thigh) is not likely to be in contention until next weekend, while left-back Scott Malone…

Former England opener Sam Robson fell in both Middlesex innings to James Anderson Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day four): Middlesex 265 & 200: Robson 63, Malan 51; Maxwell 5-40 Lancashire 427 & 39-3: Hameed 13*; Robson 2-4 Lancashire (22 pts) beat Middlesex (3 pts) by 7 wickets Scorecard Glenn Maxwell’s five-wicket haul secured…

Ryan ten Doeschate has now scored 28 first-class centuries Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day three): Surrey 395 & 68-0: Burns 34*, Stoneman 34* Essex 448: Ten Doeschate 130, Lawrence 93; Morkel 3-97, T Curran 3-118 Surrey (6 pts) lead Essex (8 pts) by 15 runs Scorecard Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate hit…

Rob Jones reached a century despite taking a blow to the head from a James Harris delivery Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day three): Middlesex 265 & 68-2: Robson 41*, Eskinazi 25; Anderson 1-8 Lancashire 427: Jones 122, Hameed 117, Vilas 68; Murtagh 5-69 Lancashire (6 pts) lead Middlesex (3 pts) by 94 runs…

Tom Curran played in two Ashes Tests for England during the 2017-18 tour of Australia Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day two): Surrey 395: Patel 100*, Jacks 88, Foakes 69; Siddle 6-104 Essex 202-4: Lawrence 87*; Curran 3-66 Essex (4 pts) trail Surrey (5 pts) by 193 runs Scorecard Ryan Patel’s maiden first-class…

Haseeb Hameed scored 117 runs on Friday – only 48 fewer than he managed in his 17 County Championship innings last season Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day two): Middlesex 265: Eskinazi 75, Gubbins 55; Bailey 5-67, Anderson 3-41 Lancashire 267-4: Hameed 117, Jones 55*, Jennings 52 Lancashire (5 pts) lead Middlesex (3 pts)…

Bolton Wanderers’ playing and coaching staff have still yet to be paid their salaries for March, despite them being due on 29 March Follow live text coverage from 14:00 BST on Saturday Derby may make changes following their defeat in midweek by Blackburn Rovers as they welcome struggling Bolton. The defeat left the Rams five…