After a series of operations at the Wellington Hospital next door, and a handful of white-ball games over the years, it is not like Reece Topley is unfamiliar with St John’s Wood. On Thursday, 10 years, three counties, five serious back injuries, and thousands of moments of doubt and pain later, Topley is finally set to play red-ball cricket at Lord’s again, for Surrey against Middlesex. Topley initially signed for Surrey in late 2019 on a white-ball deal, but last month that was upgraded to an all-format contract.
Follow all the latest developments as the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ confirm their departure from the breakaway competition
The positions of Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Guy Laurence are "untenable" following their failed attempt to join the European Super League, according to the Chelsea Supporters' Trust. Chelsea, along with the other five members of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, withdrew from the controversial project following fierce backlash and fan protests outside Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Chelsea claimed they had "joined the group late last week" and only now had "had time to consider the matter fully".