With the season firmly put to bed and award ceremonies completed, October should be a very quiet month for the cricket world. It isn't going to be, as this is a ground-breaking month for the professional game in this country.

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley reveals his reasons why England lost the Ashes, suggests who will be their new head coach and bids farewell to three icons of the game..

Whilst September's 'Autumnal Test' is being played at Old Trafford, four important Vitality t20 Blast quarter-finals are taking place elsewhere in the country, writes Don Topley.

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley discusses an emotional day at the Ashes, and offers his thoughts on Jason Roy as an opening batsman.

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley savours England's historic World Cup win - but wonders if it's enough to secure the future of the sport.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses England's famous Cricket World Cup triumph, his own experiences in the sport and his admiration for one England star inparticular.

In his latest column, Don Topley looks ahead to Sunday's Cricket World Cup Final between England and New Zealand - and predicts the winner.

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley talks about England's World Cup performance so far and praises County Championship contenders Essex.

In his latest column, Don Topley shares his views on the Cricket World Cup so far...

After casting his eye over England's Cricket World Cup squad yesterday, Don Topley takes a look at the rest of the teams competing to rule the world...

In his latest column, Don Topley runs the rule over England's World Cup squad ahead of the start of the competition next week...

Cricketers annually spend hundreds of pounds on a new bat but place less importance on the major ingredient of any match - the ball - which has been topical this week in the professional game, writes Don Topley.

In his latest column, Don Topley looks at changes to the Minor Counties game - and potential issues with the format.

Suffolk will go into Sunday's Unicorns T20 double-header versus Cambridgeshire at Woolpit rueing a missed opportunity to get off to a flying start in their group, writes Nick Garnham.

It's been a disastrous ten days for Alex Hales, who has been withdrawn from all England cricket with immediate effect, including the forthcoming ICC World Cup which starts later this month, writes Don Topley.

Jofra Archer's selection for England's World Cup Squad has caused much debate over recent days, writes Don Topley in his latest column.

Carlyle Randolph Layne, a Suffolk county cricketer who made 45 appearances in the Minor Counties Championship between 1966 and 1971, has died at the age of 81.

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