Surrey begin against Glamorgan

CRICKET: Surrey will begin the revamped Division Two County Championship season against Glamorgan at the Oval on 6 April. Counties will now earn five points for a draw instead of three and 67 per cent of matches will begin on a Sunday. The 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup replaces the YB40 competition, while the renamed NatWest Twenty20 Blast will see Middlesex play both Sussex and Essex at Lord’s on 17 May.