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County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day two rain delay – live!

Play resumes after rain-hit first day at TauntonCatch up with Vic Marks’s day one reportEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.59am BST So …. Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was illegal…Lady Hale: Legality of prorogration is just…

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Somerset and Essex create thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket? | Tanya Aldred

Winner-takes-all finale to County Championship and yet there is talk of culling counties to make way for The HundredWith autumn stepping into its strides – and conkers rolling fat and round outside the pavilion at Lord’s – cricket still has one hand to…

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Essex, Gloucestershire v Sussex and more – live!

Day four updates from Edgbaston and beyondSomerset take title-race edge with win over YorksEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.02am BST Division One: Warwickshire 517; Essex 278-6. Essex trail by 239 runs with four wickets remaining (first …

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Shane Warne urges cricket to be proactive about climate crisis dangers

• The Hit for Six report examines the threats to cricketers• Players wearing shorts among the recommendationsShane Warne has called for cricket to be “proactive, not reactive” about the dangers the sport faces due to the climate crisis, after being sho…

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The Spin | Cricket feels heat as climate crisis creates corridor of uncertainty

New study suggests raft of possible consequences due to changing weather, from more drinks breaks to playing in shortsThis year the UK experienced its hottest winter day, its hottest Easter, its hottest day on record. That peak of 38.7C came as England…

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The Spin | Old Trafford and the Ashes stir great memories – plus one of leaving early

With Botham, Warne’s ball of the century and England winning in the rain, Manchester has often hosted something specialOn 15 August 2005, around 6pm, in that fug of early motherhood, I pushed my 15-month-old daughter out of the ground at Old Trafford a…

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County cricket: Kent v Essex, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesStokes warns Australia to expect more Archer barragesGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 11.14am BST Grif is scratching his head: Jimmy was named in the Second XI squad, but from what I …

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County cricket: Essex at Kent, Somerset at Warwickshire and more – live!

All the latest from day 2 of the latest round of matchesBrutal Archer leaves cricket reeling from his Ashes blowsEmail Tanya your thoughts | or tweet @tjaldred 9.38am BST Good morning from gorgeous Hove – or gorgeous-ish Hove, it is now raining: a squa…

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Gloom, drizzle and little cricket but Lord’s neighbourly magic still crackles | Tanya Aldred

Friday’s curtailed Ashes Test was proof that sport is secondary to the sense of belonging conjured by one of the great arenasFrom the darkness of a 5am late-summer Friday morning, a train charged down the spine of a country divided, past paddock and ca…

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If only England could match the splendour of their Ashes Test grounds | The Spin

England’s best-known grounds have come into their own this summer, noisy and proud as they loom over their citiesEven if spending eight hours getting pissed in fancy dress while clutching replica sandpaper is your idea of a living hell, you have to adm…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Somerset, Essex v Warwickshire and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsSurrey’s Virdi sends Notts spinning to another defeatHunt for legacy continues in wake of World Cup triumphYou can get in touch with Tanya by email, twitter or BTL 10.32am BST And the latest from Moeen Ali yesterda…

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Forty-four years of hurt made England’s winning moment even sweeter | Tanya Aldred

Victory over New Zealand was an apt conclusion to England’s men’s World Cup story, from Ben Stokes to Ian BlackwellWhoever chewed that umbrella handle watching the Demon Spofforth in 1882 was an amateur.Where were you when Jason Roy reviewed that lbw? …

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Forty-four years of hurt made England’s winning moment even sweeter | Tanya Aldred

Victory over New Zealand was an apt conclusion to England’s men’s World Cup story, from Ben Stokes to Ian BlackwellWhoever chewed that umbrella handle watching the Demon Spofforth in 1882 was an amateur.Where were you when Jason Roy reviewed that lbw? …

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Somerset, Lancashire v Sussex – live!

Follow the action from seven County Championship matchesCricket’s quieter soap opera still enthrals amid World CupAnd you can mail Tanya, tweet her or post below the line 11.37am BST Not a great start for Warwickshire as Essex sniff the air from Headin…

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World Cup is a summer blockbuster, but cricket’s quieter soap opera still enthrals | Tanya Aldred

The international tournament has more flash, but the county scene continues to charm and entrance its devoteesRoll up, roll up, here comes the Cricket World Cup, if only for one more day. In her high heels and tail-feathers, she jiggles past smiling, w…

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County cricket: Surrey v Kent, Northants v Lancs and more – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsEssex thrash Yorkshire, Somerset beat NottsEmail Tanya here, tweet @tjaldred or discuss below the line 11.20am BST 5-3?????? 11.19am BST This tweet suggests I should take a look at the OBO:Sharma and K…

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English is the Cricket World Cup’s universal language of last resort

There is a smorgasbord of insight on offer from the talented multi-lingual Asian players at the Cricket World Cup who only use English when they need to find a cricket clicheAfter all the rain, the iron-weight zing bails and the threatened menu of endl…

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County cricket: Essex v Yorkshire, Somerset v Notts and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsMonday roundup: Leach and Bess rip through NottsYou can email Tanya here, tweet her here or comment BTL 11.47am BST And Durham bat on, and on, and on. 221 for 1 – a lead of 126. Do any Durham fans have a feedback o…

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County cricket: Essex v Yorkshire, Somerset v Notts and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds on day twoHarmer helps Essex gain edge on opening dayEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment BTL 10.42am BST Good morning! The bad news is that it is Monday, the good news is that County Cricket gets its little moment in…

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How the Cricket World Cup semi-finalists compare | Tanya Aldred

India have the easiest task against an off-colour New Zealand, while Australia must recover from injury concerns and defeat by South Africa before facing EnglandPl 9 W7 L1 NR1 Continue reading…