Durham CCC confirms that it is in talks with the ECB about the funding of county cricket. Durham and others have been in discussion with the ECB for some time on this subject and continue to have a positive dialogue.The Club believes that there is no imminent threat to the future of the Club and as such remains confident in its long-term plans to move towards a sustainable funding model.
Liam Cromar: The mutually agreed target in the Middlesex-Yorkshire Championship game didn't feel unsporting because the captains wanted a contest
Jon Hotten has a suggestion for those who don't want to see the first-class game consumed whole by T20 leagues
Jon Hotten: The competition retains a certain purity precisely because it is unfashionable and anachronistic, and is not loaded down by the requirements of television and sponsors