Cricket

Kent 231 for 5 (Billings 57*, Blake 42) beat Somerset 226 for 5 (Hildreth 45, Davies 45, Gregory 44*) by five runsScorecard Kent Spitfires downed South Group leaders Somerset by five runs in a high-scoring thriller at Canterbury to book their place in the last eight of this year’s Vitality Blast T20. Kent’s seventh south
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Ajit Wadekar, who led India to historic series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971, has died at the age of 77. He had been suffering from a prolonged illness. Wadekar, an aggressive left-hand batsman and an excellent catcher in the slips, played 37 Tests, scoring 2113 runs at an average of 31.07.
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Gary Stead, the former New Zealand batsman, has been named Mike Hesson‘s successor. He will take over as New Zealand coach for a two-year term, following Hesson’s resignation from the post in June. This means Stead will oversee New Zealand’s run to the 2019 World Cup; he already has some experience in the matter, having
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Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray. Stokes, who was arrested following an incident in Bristol in the early hours of September 25, had been on trial at Bristol Crown Court August 6. His co-defendant, Ryan Ali, was also found not guilty after more than two-and-a-half hours of deliberation by a jury of
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