Nottinghamshire captain Chris Read has been reprimanded by the England and Wales Cricket Board for showing dissent to an umpire during their LV= County Championship Division One encounter against Yorkshire.
The wicketkeeper was run out in controversial circumstances on day one at Headingley after colliding with Yorkshire bowler Steve Patterson, allowing Jack Leaning to throw down his stumps from mid-on.
He responded with 75 in the second innings as Nottinghamshire secured a draw.
An ECB statement read: “Read was reported by umpires Martin Saggers and Alex Wharf for a Level 1 breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).
“The penalty for this offence is a reprimand. This penalty will remain on his record for a period of two years and the accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two year period will result in an automatic suspension.”
New Zealand won the first Test against the West Indies by 186 runs after a hectic fourth day at Sabina Park.
Opener Tom Latham made 73 of the Black Caps’ 156-8 declared before their bowlers ripped into the home line-up.
The West Indies fell to 11-2, and then 54-5 as Mark Craig’s dream debut continued with 4-97, and they were bowled out in the last over of the extra half-hour after a hugely entertaining 82-run last-wicket stand between Shane Shillingford, who hit a 25-ball half-century, and Sulieman Benn.
The win gave the tourists a 1-0 lead with two Tests to go, in Trinidad and Barbados.
Craig’s match figures of 8-188 were the best by a New Zealand debutant, beating Paul Wiseman’s 7-143 against Sri Lanka in 1998.
Brian Lara is set to turn out for Marylebone Cricket Club against Hertfordshire on Lord’s Anniversary Day on June 22.
The former West Indies star batsman, who set the highest score in Test cricket with an unbeaten 400 against England in 2004, will appear in the fixture to commemorate the Lord’s bicentenary year.
Hertfordshire were MCC’s opponents in the first match played at the current Lord’s ground on June 22, 1814 and there will also be a series of attractions around the ground to mark the celebration.
Lara, 45, will also play for MCC against a Rest of the World side on July 5 alongside other stars such as Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne.
The Bradford League stages its Priestley Cup quarter-finals tomorrow and Cleckheaton host last season’s beaten finalists Hanging Heaton.
You have to go back to 1986 for the last time the visitors, who lifted the Heavy Woollen Cup in 2013, won the Priestley Cup and they are seeking to go one step further after losing out to Lightcliffe in last season’s showpiece.
It is also quarter-finals day in the Huddersfield League’s Sykes Cup and their are matches in the Yorkshire League’s Cup tomorrow.
After beating Hoylandswaine in the quarter-finals of the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy, Cleckheaton will have home advantage against ECB Yorkshire League champions York on July 20.
Beckwithshaw or Townsville will travel to Elsecar in the other semi-final following completion of their last-eight tie.