Essex 117/3 (52.3 ov, NLJ Browne 66*, AJA Wheater 36*, PA van Meekeren 0/29)...

Somerset 118 for 5 (Hildreth 51, Porter 4-27) trail Essex 159 (Browne 44, ten Doeschate 35, C Overton 4-40, van Meekeren 4-60) by 41 runsJamie Porter took four wickets as Essex fought back Getty ImagesWhen Ryan ten Doeschate won...

Ray Williams — Overlooked by England, the architect of Wales’ 70s dominance

12:30 PM BSTHuw RichardsClose• FT's rugby writer from 1995 to 2009• Also writes for the International Herald Tribune and the Sunday HeraldThe coaching visionary Ray Williams, who would have been 90 last Sunday, was born into a year of coincidences...

Ask Steven: Birmingham bests and strike-rate worsts

Where does Shikhar Dhawan's 71-ball hundred stand on the list of the fastest for India in ODIs? asked Milind Raj from IndiaThere have been ten faster centuries for India in one-day internationals than Shikhar Dhawan's spectacular effort in...

ARU chief Bill Pulver prepared for Western Force fan backlash at Wallabies Test

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver is prepared to face irate Western Force fans at next week's Wallabies Test in Perth.Pulver confirmed on Tuesday that he will attend the Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at nib Stadium...