Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Post update

    Thanks for being with us today - we hope you enjoyed our trial, if not the results that we were able to bring you!

    We are very keen to hear from you if you have any comments about the service we provided today, so please email with any feedback you may have.

    And if you want to continue following England's progress against India at Emirates Old Trafford, switch to BBC Sport's dedicated live text service.

    Have a lovely evening.

  2. Post update

    Today's programme may be over, but remember BBC Radio Manchester has live commentary from Wembley tomorrow, as Manchester City take on Arsenal in the Community Shield.

    Our coverage begins at 14:00 BST, with kick-off an hour later.

    You can hear from your manager on the BBC Sport website later this evening - go to and click on your club's page to listen to the post-match interviews.

  3. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @popeBWFC tweeted: "Absolute disgrace all round, it's going to be a long season."

  4. Football

    Match reaction: Watford 3-0 Bolton

    Dougie Freedman

    Bolton manager Dougie Freedman told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "Uncharacteristically, we gave away goals that you could never see them scoring. It's not the way we do things and it put us on the back foot throughout the match.

    "We stuck together in the second half, gave it a go, and with a bit of luck we could have probably pulled something back.

    "If you're going to defend that way, you're not going to win a lot of games."

  5. Football

    Match reaction: Wigan 2-2 Reading

    Uwe Rosler

    Wigan manager Uwe Rosler told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "The first half was a typical season opener. Reading put us under severe physical pressure and I felt we coped well.

    "We got the ball down and got Callum McManaman in the right areas. He was the difference between the two teams in the first half.

    "I had four or five players on the pitch who had not taken a full part in our pre-season and you could see that today. We didn't have the energy and the power to compete with Reading's play in the second half, and also the power to attack.

    "They sat back, they gave us an invitation and we used that. When you're not at your best, it's important that you still get something from games and that is what we did today."

  6. Cricket

    Lancashire beaten in One-Day Cup

    It's been an excellent run chase by Worcestershire, who have beaten Lancashire by seven wickets in the One-Day Cup at New Road. Alex Kervezee (63no) and Ross Whiteley (45no) saw the home side to victory with 13 balls to spare.

  7. Wicket

    Run-out calamity for India

    Dear, oh dear! Just what are India thinking? Bhuvneshwar Kumar tucks the ball into the offiside, but, with Moeen Ali homing in, the batsmen inexplicably come back for a second. Moeen's throw to Jos Buttler is pinpoint and Kumar is so far out the third umpire isn't even called for. India are staring down the barrel at 133-8.

  8. Cricket

    All over for Lancashire?

    The first two balls of Jordan Clark's 47th over have gone for 10 runs, and Worcestershire need 17 runs from 22 balls to beat Lancashire in the One-Day Cup.

  9. Football

    Match reaction: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham

    David Flitcroft

    Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "In patches we were okay, but I didn't enjoy seeing the performance in the last third.

    "We've carved out and created enough chances to win a couple of games but the quality just wasn't there. We just seemed to tighten up.

    "It's like a golfer with a putt. It's no good getting on the green in two and then having four or five putts. That's where we were at today.

    "We didn't hit the right areas that we'd worked on in training, where we'd looked fluent."

  10. No-ball denies England

    Chris Jordan thinks he's got wicket number eight as Bhuvneshwar Kumar edges into the grateful hands of Ian Bell at second slip. But he hangs around as the third umpire checks for the no-ball, with the replays showing no part of Jordan's front foot was behind the popping crease. No-ball is called and Kumar is reprieved.

  11. Cricket

    One-Day Cup - Worcestershire v Lancashire

    Scott Read

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "A fascinating finish in prospect here. Ross Whiteley and Alex Kervezee unbeaten for Worcestershire, who are having a real go at this."

  12. Jonson Clarke-Harris, Oldham striker


    Oldham striker Jonson Clarke-Harris tweeted: "The unbeaten run goes on, not a bad point, would have loved to get three."

  13. Rugby League

    Highlights: Warrington Wolves 16-24 Leeds Rhinos

    If you missed Warrington's Challenge Cup defeat by Leeds earlier today, you can now watch the highlights here or in the 'Highlights' tab at the top of this page.

  14. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @1gilesy1 tweets: "Rochdale did well today, hope we get to play some football this season and not end up watching the opposing team waste time."

  15. Football

    Match reaction: Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough

    Keith Hill

    Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "I'm really encouraged by the performance, but the bottom line says we got beat 1-0.

    "We've stood up to the test, we were competitive and creative, and I thought we played really well against good opposition.

    "I was happy that we stood up to that challenge, but I don't want us to be labelled as a good side who lose football matches. It's important we win football matches. I thought we deserved at least a point."

  16. Get involved

    Text 81333, start your message with Manc

    Ian in Wigan says: "The Latics got lucky today. More a point gained rather two points lost. First half even and lucky to go in one up but second half Reading were well on top, and if it wasn't for Scott Carson, they'd have won comfortably. Improvement needed."

    Graham says: "Watched Bury today, and you wouldn't think they played with any strikers after that match. Cheltenham's defence had deckchairs out. Bury too slow, predictable down the wings and no end product at all."

    Steve in Prestwich says: "Bury's defeat may not be the worst thing to happen as we played today as if we believed all the hype about us being favourites to go up. Played very narrow and as much as Cheltenham allowed us to play our passing game they rarely let us beyond the subbuteo line!"

  17. Cricket

    Worcs edging closer to victory

    We're heading for a tense finish at New Road. Worcestershire need 58 runs from the final seven overs to beat Lancashire. Alex Kervezee may be the difference, he's still at the crease on 48 not out.

  18. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @TheTonyCoffey tweeted: "I'm giving Dougie the first 10 games before offering an opinion on this #bwfc side. Think you can guess how I'm feeling though."

  19. Wicket

    England edge closer to victory

    The Indian captain goes! MS Dhoni tries to slog Moeen Ali over mid-wicket but Gary Ballance dives to his right and takes a stunning catch. Dhoni troops off for 27 and India are 105-7, needing 110 more to make England bat again. You sense this will be over this evening.

  20. Football

    Match reaction: Colchester 2-2 Oldham

    Lee Johnson

    Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "It's a new group that we've got and there were a lot of positives in our play today. Jonathan Forte was excellent and there were some other good performances as well.

    "At this early stage of a season, with a whole new group of players, you're going to have to give up certain things in order to blend and come good.

    "I was pleased that we were down originally and then got to a winning position, and then disappointed with the final goal."

  21. Get involved

    Text 81333, start your message with Manc

    Sandi Lane: "Rochdale lost. No great disaster, just a warning signal. What do u expect with Fergie senior in the stand? Guess what: ET 8 minutes Fergie time."

    Snowy in Bolton: "Not an impressive start at all for Bolton. Still very early days, but it's one thing Gartside saying we're not as skint as the media says, it's another thing the manager saying the players he wants aren't of appropriate value. Hmm. Someone's talking rot here. Surely we have to pay top wedge if we are serious about a challenge to get out, and stay out of this wretched league."

  22. Wicket

    Mitchell goes - the key wicket for Lancs?

    Lancashire's Wayne White has dismissed Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell for 88, and the hosts are now 221-3. They need 84 from the final 10 overs to win at New Road.

    Ball-by-ball commentary continues online - listen by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  23. Get involved

    Jimmy Wagg is waiting for your call right now - 0161 228 2255 is the number you need to get involved.

    You can also email, use #BBCRMSport on social media or text 81333 and start your message with the word MANC.

  24. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @Nutty_tart0482 tweeted: "Dale did not deserve to lose. Happy with their performance. Happy the season is back :-)"

  25. Football

    Not a great start...

    Was it D:Ream who sang "Things Can Only Get Better"? Well those words ring true for our Greater Manchester clubs today.

    In the Championship, there was a heavy defeat for Bolton at Watford, while Wigan needed a 93rd-minute equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw against Reading.

    Oldham drew 2-2 at Colchester in League One, with striker Jonathan Forte scoring twice on his debut, while Rochdale's first game back in the third tier was a 1-0 home defeat by Peterborough.

    It wasn't much better for Bury in League Two, as the Shakers lost 1-0 at home to Cheltenham.

    Altrincham were beaten by Aldershot in the Conference, but there was one winner! Macclesfield beat Braintree 1-0 with a first-half goal from Chris Holroyd.

  26. Get involved


    Alex Rigby emailed in saying Bolton are now a team of freebies and cast-offs and only going in one direction.

  27. Cricket

    There's 12 overs left at New Road and we could have a tasty finish on our hands. Worcestershire are 206-2, needing 99 more to beat Lancashire, with Daryl Mitchell still there on 87 not out.

  28. Rugby League

    No Wembley return for Warrington

    Ryan Hall and Joel Moon celebrate

    So it was not to be for Warrington, who lost their Challenge Cup semi-final to Leeds Rhinos 24-16 at Langtree Park.

    Ryan Hall scored two of Leeds' four tries, while Joel Moon and Tom Briscoe also crossed, to book the Rhinos' place at Wembley on 23 August.

    Their opponents will be decided tomorrow, when Widnes play Castleford at Leigh Sports Village.

  29. Football

    Can Man City begin with a trophy?

    Vincent Kompany

    Before we reflect on today's matches, let's take a quick look ahead to tomorrow.

    Manchester City have become used to winning silverware over the past few seasons and the Premier League champions could add another trophy to their collection on Sunday, when they face FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley.

    BBC Radio Manchester will have full match commentary from 15:00 BST, with coverage beginning an hour earlier.

  30. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @tony49 tweeted: Very poor but not unexpected start to the season for Bolton. Time for radical changes in squad, management and tactics.

  31. Full-time

    Conference: Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree

  32. Football

    Full-time: Watford 3-0 Bolton

    Steve Taylor

    Former Bolton Wanderers striker

    "You've got to give credit to Watford. They'll be a decent side this year, but even so, you would expect Bolton to do better. I'm worried about the defence. You can't keep leaking goals like they did last year. I was hoping they would play it tighter today and it just wasn't there."

  33. Full-time

    Championship: Watford 3-0 Bolton, Wigan 2-2 Reading. League One: Colchester 2-2 Oldham, Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 3-1 Altrincham

  34. Wicket

    Moeen does more damage

    Moeen Ali

    England could wrap this up within three days, which will not be great news for the money men at Emirates Old Trafford. Moeen Ali, the man with the beard that is feared, gets one to spin and take the outside edge of Ravindra Jadeja's bat. Chris Jordan pouches it at slip and India are 66-6, having lost five wickets for 13 runs.

  35. Goal

    Wigan 2-2 Reading - James McArthur (90+3 mins)

    Maybe Uwe Rosler and Wigan will get that point after all, as Scottish midfielder James McArthur snatches an equaliser for the Latics in added time.

  36. Post update

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester at Bury v Cheltenham

    Injuries at Bury v Cheltenham

    Both teams take advantage of injury. James Poole on for debut and Nathan Cameron on as makeshift striker #BBCRMSport

  37. Wicket

    Anderson on song on home turf

    Lancashire's James Anderson is at it again as England close in on victory in the fourth Test against India at Emirates Old Trafford. Virat Kohli is quickly becoming his rabbit, as he is caught at slip by Ian Bell. India in tatters at 61-5, still 154 runs behind the hosts.

  38. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @JackHigginson6 tweeted: "Sir Alex Ferguson taking his seat at Rochdale #bbcrmsport, wow never thought I would see that".

    Well, he certainly appears to have made an impact at Spotland - there's eight minutes of Fergie time.

  39. Wicket

    White strikes for Lancashire

    It's been a long time coming but Lancashire have a breakthrough at New Road where Wayne White has removed Tom Fell for 74 to end a second-wicket partnership of 137 with Daryl Mitchell. Worcestershire are now 163-2 needing 142 more runs to win in just over 17 overs.

  40. Get involved

    It may be a new season, but some things remain the same on BBC Radio Manchester. You can have your say with Jimmy Wagg after the final whistle by calling 0161 228 2255, texting 81333 and starting your message with the word MANC, or using #BBCRMSport on social media.

  41. Wicket

    Moeen has India in a spin

    Another wicket for England and another for Moeen Ali, who is fast proving to be anything but a part-time spinner, Ajinkya Rahane mis-hits a drive straight back at Moeen, who takes a straightforward return catch low to his right. India are 61-4 and deep in trouble.

  42. Goal

    Watford 3-0 Bolton - Fernando Forestieri (80 mins)

    Watford fans celebrating

    Bolton's opening-day misery is complete. A mistake by debutant Dorian Dervite allows Fernando Forestieri to make it 3-0 to Watford. The home fans are celebrating once more. The same could not be said of the travelling support at Vicarage Road.

  43. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @RSBWFC79 tweeted: #bwfc normal service resumed, sounds like we can't play 4231 still. Chopped out dead wood but lacking squad depth.

  44. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Calvin Andrew of Rochdale now wearing a bandage around his head and numberless shirt.

  45. Goal

    Wigan 1-2 Reading - Sean Morrison (77 mins)

    A very quick turnaround at the DW Stadium, as Alex Pearce sets up Sean Morrison to put Reading 2-1 in front against Wigan. Having looked like taking all three points today, Uwe Rosler will be grateful if his side could pick up one.

  46. Wicket

    England strike at Old Trafford

    England have a double breakthrough after tea to put them well on top against India. First James Anderson gets a bouncer to lift on Gautam Gambhir, who gloves it down the leg side to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.

    Then, in the following over, Moeen Ali wins an lbw appeal against Cheteshwar Pujara, with replays suggesting it was going to miss the stumps.

    With no DRS in the series, the umpire's decision is final and India are 53-3, trailing by 162.

  47. Post update

    Bury 0-1 Cheltenham

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "Chances thick and fast now for Bury. A second stunning save by Carson from Nicky Adams' header, then Adams pulls just wide from the edge of the area."

  48. Goal

    Wigan 1-1 Reading - Shaun Cummings (71 mins)

    Wigan are pegged back by Reading in the Championship. Shaun Cummings fires in from the edge of the box to bring the Royals level with 19 minutes left to play at the DW Stadium.

  49. 50

    Worcestershire's Mitchell gets to 50

    Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell has 50 from 67 balls and Lancashire have work to do to defend their total of 304-7 in the One-Day Cup. The hosts are 137-1 after 27 overs.

  50. Football

    Latest scores

    Championship: Watford 2-0 Bolton, Wigan 1-0 Reading. League One: Colchester 2-2 Oldham, Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 3-1 Altrincham, Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree.

  51. Football

    Watford 2-0 Bolton

    Bolton make their second change, with Dorian Dervite brought on for his debut in place of Dean Moxey. Tim Ream moves over to left-back and Dervite slots into the centre of defence.

  52. Full-time

    Warrington Wolves 16-24 Leeds Rhinos

    Liam Sutcliffe and Tom Briscoe

    It's all over at Langtree Park and it's Leeds Rhinos heading to Wembley at the expense of Tony Smith's Warrington. The Wire just left themselves too much to do after those two tries from Ryan Hall and others from Joel Moon and Tom Briscoe.

  53. Goal

    Aldershot 3-1 Altrincham - Nicky Clee (58 mins)

    Hello, is there a way back for Alty yet? Nicky Clee scores with a left-foot shot after being put clear by Steven Gillespie and the Robins have a glimmer of hope.

  54. Goal

    Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough - Kyle Vassell (61 mins)

    Peterborough take the lead at Spotland through Kyle Vassell, who tucks the ball in left-footed at the far post. Rochdale's return to the third tier may be about to start with a defeat.

  55. Goal

    Colchester 2-2 Oldham - George Moncur (58 mins)

    Freddie Sears hits a post and substitute George Moncur puts in the rebound to level for Colchester against Oldham in League One.

  56. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Good support from Peterborough at Rochdale's Spotland Stadium, short shirt sleeve weather.

  57. Try

    Warrington Wolves 16-24 Leeds Rhinos

    Hang on a minute. Maybe I underestimated the Wolves. Ben Westwood is a man you would want with you on the battlefield, he will never give in, and he touches down under the posts to drag Warrington back into this Challenge Cup semi-final. It gives his side the slightest of hopes with five minutes left to play.

  58. Goal

    Aldershot 3-0 Altrincham - Josh Scott (50 mins)

    It looks like it's not going to be a happy first day back in the Conference for Altrincham after Josh Scott nets Aldershot's third of the afternoon after a corner wasn't cleared.

  59. Football

    It's all gone quiet over there...

    No goals to tell you about since half-time. Seems to have been the quietest few minutes of the afternoon so far.

    Only eight minutes to go in the rugby league, though, and I fear I will not be bringing you good news if you are a Warrington fan...

  60. 50

    Fell leading Worcestershire reply

    Tom Fell has reached a half-century from 58 balls as Worcestershire chase 305 to beat Lancashire in the One-Day Cup. The home side are 108-1 after 22 overs at New Road.

    Follow ball-by-ball commentary of Worcestershire v Lancashire by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  61. Post update

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester at Bury v Cheltenham

    Bury v Cheltenham

    Bury against Cheltenham up and running in second half. Shakers players sent out early by David Flitcroft #BBCRMSport

  62. Post update

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester at Colchester v Oldham

    The boys are ready and the manager's jacket is off, Oldham mean business.

  63. Try

    Warrington Wolves 10-24 Leeds Rhinos

    That surely ends Warrington's hopes of a return to Wembley doesn't it? Leeds winger Tom Briscoe takes advantage of a dropped pass by collecting the loose ball and racing away to touch down under the posts. Kevin Sinfield adds the simplest of conversions.

  64. Football

    Watford 2-0 Bolton

    Bolton have made a half-time substitution, with Liam Feeney coming on in place of Darren Pratley.

  65. Cricket

    Back out at Old Trafford

    India are back out after tea at Emirates Old Trafford, resuming on 33-1 in their second innings.

    Listen to Test Match Special by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  66. Football

    Wigan 1-0 Reading

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Wigan are back under way, leading 1-0 against Reading in the Championship. BBC North West Tonight's Richard Askam has spotted Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is an interested spectator at the DW Stadium.

  67. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @domstmoritz tweeted: Will be happy to keep it at just two #thatwhatithascometo

  68. Post update

    Watford 2-0 Bolton

    Steve Taylor

    Former Bolton Wanderers striker

    "It was disappointing to watch. Watford have dominated the play. They've only created two chances but they've scored them. You've got to put them away when you get them."

  69. Post update

    Bury 0-1 Cheltenham

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "Hanks' lovely curler separates the teams. Bury barely created anything and Cheltenham look dangerous on the counter."

  70. Try

    Warrington Wolves 10-18 Leeds Rhinos

    Ben Westwood darts through a gap and offloads to Stefan Ratchford, who touches down for Warrington. The video referee awards the score and Chris Bridge converts. Game on again at Langtree Park.

  71. Football

    Things can only get better for Bolton

    Dougie Freedman

    We said at the start of the afternoon that not everyone would be smiling today, and Bolton manager Dougie Freedman certainly will not be. His side are 2-0 down at Watford. Can they turn it around? Live second-half commentary on the way on 95.1FM and DAB with Jack Dearden and former Wanderers striker Steve Taylor.

  72. Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves 4-18 Leeds Rhinos

    Warrington are denied a second try, prop Chris Hill the unlucky man.

  73. Half-time

    Championship: Watford 2-0 Bolton, Wigan 1-0 Reading. League One: Colchester 1-2 Oldham, Rochdale 0-0 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 2-0 Altrincham, Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree.

  74. Cricket

    Worcestershire making progress

    Worcestershire are 83-1 after 16 overs, chasing 305 to beat Lancashire in the One-Day Cup.

  75. Try

    Warrington Wolves 4-18 Leeds Rhinos

    A Joel Moon try extends Leeds' advantage over Warrington in the Challenge Cup at Langtree Park. A 14-point gap will be tough to overhaul in the second period.

  76. Post update

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester at Colchester v Oldham

    Manager Lee Johnson a happy man here @ColU_Official v @OfficialOAFC. Forte at it again, 1-2 Oldham.

  77. Cricket

    India 33-1 at tea, trailing England by 182 runs

    Chris Woakes

    India are 33-1 at tea on day three of the fourth Test against England at Emirates Old Trafford. Spinner Moeen Ali, the man with the best beard in sport, has a big shout for leg before wicket turned down just before the interval. Chris Woakes has the only wicket to fall so far.

  78. Goal

    Bury 0-1 Cheltenham - Joe Hanks (41 mins)

    The visitors strike first at the JD Stadium. Byron Harrison brings down a long ball into the box and lays it off to Joe Hanks, who curls a shot into the top corner.

  79. Football

    Bury 0-0 Cheltenham

    Cheltenham's Matt Taylor has a goal disallowed for a foul, and Bury remain level in League Two as half-time approaches.

  80. Goal

    Colchester 1-2 Oldham - Jonathan Forte (40 mins)

    It's turning into a dream debut for Jonathan Forte as he converts Brian Wilson's pass to put Oldham in front at Colchester. Lee Johnson's side have turned this one around.

  81. Goal

    Aldershot 2-0 Altrincham - Jordan Roberts (34 mins)

    Altrincham are now two goals down at Aldershot on their return to the Conference, Jordan Roberts doubling the home side's advantage.

  82. Try

    Warrington Wolves 4-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Warrington back in it as Chris Bridge goes over for a try right at the start of the second half, and maybe Wembley is coming back into view for the Wolves. Bridge's conversion hits the post but there is hope for the Wire against Leeds.

  83. Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves 0-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Warrington v Leeds

    A big 40 minutes ahead for Warrington Wolves against Leeds Rhinos. Tony Smith's side trail 14-0 as the second half of their Challenge Cup semi-final gets under way.

  84. Football

    So, mixed fortunes for our two Championship clubs. It will be a long way back for Bolton, who trail Watford 2-0 in our featured commentary game, but Wigan lead 1-0 against Reading.

    Oldham, Rochdale and Bury are all level, Altrincham trail but Macclesfield are ahead.

  85. Goal

    Wigan 1-0 Reading - Callum McManaman (27 mins)

    Callum McManaman scores

    Wigan have not been at their best in the first half but Callum McManaman has put them in front against Reading in the Championship. Excellent work from Martyn Waghorn to set up the chance for McManaman.

  86. Goal

    Watford 2-0 Bolton - Matej Vydra (23 mins)

    It's a happy return to Vicarage Road for Matej Vydra - back at Watford after spending last season at West Brom - as he doubles the Hornets' lead from close range.

  87. Football

    Watford 1-0 Bolton

    Steve Taylor

    Former Bolton Wanderers striker

    "Bolton have not been too bad apart from giving that goal away."

  88. Wicket

    Woakes strikes for England

    Who needs Stuart Broad? Well, I am sure Alastair Cook would love him as part of his bowling attack as India look to reduce a first innings deficit of 215.

    In his absence because of a facial injury, Chris Woakes has taken the new ball and taken the first wicket, dismissing Murali Vijay leg before wicket for 18. India are 26-1, 189 runs behind.

  89. Post update

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester at Bury v Cheltenham

    Bury dominating possession but being frustrated by Cheltenham's back 5. Flitcroft animated on sideline.

  90. Goal

    Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree - Chris Holroyd (15 mins)

    In the Conference, Chris Holroyd puts Macclesfield in front at the Moss Rose against Braintree from six yards.

  91. Football

    Rochdale 0-0 Peterborough

    A lucky escape for Rochdale, as Peterborough winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing hits the bar at Spotland. Still goalless.

  92. Goal

    Watford 1-0 Bolton - Troy Deeney (17 mins)

    Bolton fall behind in our commentary game at Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney, linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer, lofts the ball over Andy Lonergan to put the home side in front.

  93. Goal

    Colchester 1-1 Oldham - Jonathan Forte (18 mins)

    Oldham are level with their first attack, as debutant Jonathan Forte takes advantage of a deflection to equalise for the Latics.

  94. Football

    Latest scores

    Championship: Watford 0-0 Bolton, Wigan 0-0 Reading. League One: Colchester 1-0 Oldham, Rochdale 0-0 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-0 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 1-0 Altrincham, Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree.

  95. Half-time

    Warrington Wolves 0-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Two tries from Ryan Hall, both converted by Kevin Sinfield, plus a penalty from the Leeds skipper have put the Rhinos in a strong position against Warrington at half-time in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

    Much for Wolves coach Tony Smith to ponder at the break.

    Watch Warrington v Leeds live on BBC One and online by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  96. Try

    Warrington Wolves 0-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Ryan Hall is at it again, crossing easily in the corner for his second try of the match. Kevin Sinfield converts again from the touchline. Approaching the end of the first half in this Challenge Cup semi-final - Leeds have this one well in hand at the moment.

  97. Goal

    Aldershot 1-0 Altrincham - Brett Williams (10 mins)

    Altrincham are behind on their return to the Conference, Brett Williams scoring for Aldershot from Josh Scott's through ball.

  98. Goal

    Colchester 1-0 Oldham - Magnus Okuonghae (7 mins)

    Not the start Oldham would have hoped for. Magnus Okuonghae gives Colchester an early lead at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, drilling in after the Latics failed to clear a corner.

  99. Post update

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester at Colchester v Oldham

    The teams line up at Oldham


  100. Wicket

    Lancashire strike early at New Road

    Lancashire's Tom Bailey has Worcestershire opener Richard Oliver caught behind for 13, and the hosts are 21-1 chasing 305 to win.

  101. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Sir Alex Ferguson takes his seat at Spotland

    Sir Alex Ferguson taking his seat at Rochdale #bbcrmsport

  102. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Rochdale warming up at Spotland

    Excitement building at @officiallydale - I love football!

  103. Try

    Warrington Wolves 0-8 Leeds Rhinos

    Ryan Hall has shown his class there to acrobatically dive in at the corner for Leeds Rhinos, who extend their lead over Warrington Wolves in their Challenge Cup semi-final.

    Kevin Sinfield kicks the goal from the touchline, and Leeds are 8-0 up after 27 minutes.

  104. Post update

    Right, we're under way at Vicarage Road with our commentary match - Watford v Bolton Wanderers. You can listen to Manchester Sports on BBC Radio Manchester on 95.1FM and DAB.

    Football is back. Happy new season everyone.

  105. Football

    Colchester United v Oldham Athletic

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Oldham players warm up at Colchester

    Oldham fans starting to fill up the away end at Colchester.

  106. Football

    Team news: Bury v Cheltenham Town

    Bury: Jalal, Jones, McNulty, Tutte, Adams, Mayor, Hussey, Lowe, Nardiello, Soares, Mills.

    Subs: Sedgwick, Thompson, O'Brien, Widdowson, Lainton, Cameron, Poole.

    Cheltenham Town: Carson, Brown, M Taylor, Elliott, Vaughan, J Taylor, Richards, Hall, Braham-Barrett, Harrison, Gornell.

    Subs: Haworth, Deaman, Hanks, Black, Sterling-James, Arthur, Reynolds.