Compton heads winter transfers A spot of Christmas shopping for Angus Fraser and Middlesex, with confirmation that Nick Compton will be returning to Lord’s, brought county cricket back into the limelight in deepest December. ecb.co.uk's Andy Wilson looks at the other business done by counties this winter.

Weather disrupts Proteas progress Rain ruined day two of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies as only six overs of play were possible at Port Elizabeth.

Lancashire mourn Pullar Former England, Lancashire and Gloucestershire batsman Geoff Pullar has died, aged 79.

Super Smith stars again Steve Smith's career-best 192 put Australia in charge of the third Test on day two in Melbourne before India dug in with the bat.

New Zealand continue to dominate New Zealand’s bowlers picked up where Brendon McCullum left off on Boxing Day as the Black Caps continued to dominate Sri Lanka at the Hagley Oval.

Wessels strikes down Thunder Riki Wessels’ half-century laid the platform as Sydney Sixers overcame city rivals Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.

Home is where the heart is for Compton There was only ever going to be one county Nick Compton considered joining after leaving Somerset. The 31-year-old talks ecb.co.uk through his return to Middlesex, a club close to his heart.

Klinger scorches to Big Bash ton Gloucestershire limited-overs captain Michael Klinger’s unbeaten 105 set up Perth Scorchers’ comfortable win over Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.

Elgar and du Plessis ride their luck Dean Elgar and Francois du Plessis made the most of let-offs to score 121 and 99 not out respectively as South Africa dominated the opening day of the second Test against West Indies in Port Elizabeth.

McCullum hands out Boxing Day battering Brendon McCullum lit up the new-look Hagley Oval with a stunning 195, making New Zealand’s fastest Test ton in the process, as the hosts bossed day one of their mini-series with Sri Lanka.