Varun Chopra hit 14 fours and two sixes in his 127 but it was not enough for Essex to avoid defeat at Middlesex Royal London One-Day Cup, Cloudfm County Ground Middlesex 366-8 (50 overs): Malan 95, Scott 63, Gubbins 56; Siddle 3-71 Essex 328 (49.2 overs): Chopra 127, Westley 77; Sowter 6-62 Middlesex won by…

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…

Surrey’s Ben Foakes played five Tests during England’s winter tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day one): Surrey 342-7: Jacks 88, Patel 70*, Foakes 69; Siddle 4-82 Essex: Yet to bat Surrey 3 pts, Essex 2 pts Scorecard England’s Ben Foakes struck 69 as Surrey began their…