Sri Lanka take the spoils

Any team with Muttiah Muralitharan playing in their own back yard are always going to be a difficult proposition but when England dismissed them on the 1st day for only 188 the door was more than ajar. But England’s batting proved fallible  and Ian Bell apart  no-one performed over both innings whilst Kumar Sangakkara proved what a class act he is with the highest score in both innings.


The BBC report that Bears Kolpak signing Vaughn van Jaarsveld is refusing to return to the county despite signing a 2 year contract in June.

For the life of me I cannot understand how importing South African cricketers under this pretext is going to help English Cricket, good riddance to him I say.