Andre Russell returns to West Indies squad for T20Is

ODI captain Shai Hope is the designated vice-captain, while familiar faces Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Kyle Mayers and Nicholas Pooran are all set to be involved, having missed the 50-over matches

Northamptonshire bring in Greg Smith as batting coach

The 40-year-old, who represented South Africa at the Under-19 World Cup in 2002, replaces Ben Smith, who left the county in October to pursue other opportunities

Danni Wyatt and Kate Cross snapped up at WPL auction

Wyatt was distraught to miss out on the inaugural WPL earlier this year, but she was picked up by UP Warriorz – led by England head coach Jon Lewis – at base price in Saturday’s auction

Alyssa Healy replaces Meg Lanning as Australia captain

Healy, with Tahlia McGrath as vice-captain, has large boots to fill in Lanning’s but successfully retained the Women’s Ashes during the summer as stand-in, a role that she has held at various points over the last year

Girls’ cricket becomes quick success story for John Lyon School

Programme has grown to 90 across just three age groups since the school became co-educational two years ago

Hampshire tie quartet to new contracts

John Turner, Toby Albert, Fletcha Middleton and Tom Prest have each penned fresh terms with the club having each come through the pathway system in recent years

Lou Vincent’s lifetime ban eased to open door for domestic cricket return

The Cricket Discipline Commission have scaled back the punishment handed to the former New Zealand international in 2014 for breaching anti-corruption rules across three matches in 2008 and 2011

Sam Robson signs Middlesex contract extension

Even as Middlesex were relegated in 2023, no opener in Division One scored more runs than the former England batter

Liam Livingstone: “Things are going to change around with the bat”

The England allrounder insists he is just one innings away from rediscovering his best form after playing a leading role with the ball in the six-wicket win over the West Indies in Antigua

Maia Bouchier and Kirstie Gordon called up to Test squad after Emma Lamb withdrawal

Lamb, who has opened in England’s last two Tests against South Africa and Australia, has suffered a back injury and has returned home to see a spinal surgeon