Dave Tickner previews the third Ashes Test at the WACA and sees value in the side markets.
A century from Jonny Bairstow helped the England Performance Programme to a four-wicket win over a Western Australia XI.
The ECB has awarded increment contracts to five England players, including Ravi Bopara, for 2013-14.
New Zealand took control of the second Test against West Indies despite rain washing out the middle session of day two.
Rain at Centurion forced the third one-day international between South Africa and India to be abandoned.
Shahid Afridi took Pakistan to a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first of two Twenty20 encounters in Dubai.
Gary Ballance insists he will be ready for a Test debut should he get an Ashes call after impressing with 89 in Perth.
Mitchell Johnson is vowing to continue his intimidation of England and appears amused by the tourists' plans to fight fire with fire.
Warwickshire and England all-rounder Chris Woakes has signed a two-year contract extension.
England have announced their squad for the defence of the women's Ashes in Australia in the new year.