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Category: County Championship Division One

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

Updates from around the grounds on the third day of playSign up to The Spin, our weekly cricket email 11.36am BST More rain at Headingley I’m afraid, and I think this could be a longer delay. There was just enough time for Gary Ballance and Jack Leanin…

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Gary Ballance guides Yorkshire to strong position over Nottinghamshire

• Ben Coad takes four wickets to bring visitors’ first innings to a close• James Hildred hits impressive century for SomersetAfter seven successive days of washed-out cricket at Headingley to start the summer this was the kind of contest they had been …

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

Updates from around the grounds on the second day of playDay one: Brooks stars with bat and ball as Yorkshire rallySign up to The Spin, our weekly cricket email 11.01am BST All is well with the world here at Headingley. The sun in shining and Dickie ha…

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Jack Brooks stars with bat and ball as Yorkshire make Nottinghamshire suffer

• Late stand with Ben Coad plus three wickets puts visitors in trouble• 18 wickets fall at Chelmsford as Ed Barnard takes five at TauntonJack Brooks lit up a feverish evening session at Headingley as Yorkshire recovered from early strife against Nottin…

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County cricket: Yorks v Notts, Somerset v Worcestershire and more – live!

Live updates from across the County Championship100-ball plans are a gimmick likely to kill off Championship 11.25am BST Early action at Durham as they lose two in the third over to Kent’s overseas New Zealander Matt Henry, leaving them at 4/2. That ha…

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County cricket talking points: Olly Stone deserves an England call-up

The Warwickshire bowler was brilliant against Sussex in the first week of the season. Why not play him against Pakistan?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWarwickshire’s Olly Stone is the fastest English bowler right now – and probably the fastes…

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Essex gripe after four-day Headingley washout of Yorkshire game

• ‘We haven’t seen any work, no Super Sopper, no forking’• Yorkshire say machinery would have made conditions worseRyan ten Doeschate has criticised Yorkshire’s lack of action after the opening match in Essex’s defence of the County Championship was ab…

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County cricket: Yorks v Essex washed out, Lancs v Notts and more – live!

Brilliance of Harris drives Middlesex to win over NorthantsSign up to The Spin and get our weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Tanya or tweet @tjaldred 11.45am BST Lancashire 73/7. Bailey c Moores b Gurney 1. Gurney joins the five-fer club 5-25….

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All-round brilliance of James Harris drives Middlesex to win over Northants

• Former champions demoted in 2017 are first to triumph this season• Harris takes most wickets and makes highest score in gameAnd so the first spoils of the 2018 Specsavers County Championship went to Middlesex, champions of 2016 but demoted to Divisio…

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

Latest from around the grounds on opening weekendSaturday roundup: Kent and Northants suffer collapsesEmail Tanya or get in touch below the line 10.26am BST Update from Headingley: further pitch inspection at 1.40. And words from the Yorkshire chief ex…

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County Championship roundup: Kent and Northants suffer stunning collapses

• Kent bowled out for 64 in 18.5 overs by Gloucestershire• Middlesex’s James Harris takes five-for against NorthantsAnd so within 48 hours the County Championship swung from the damply ridiculous to the calamitously camp. A combination of pitches sweat…

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

Latest from around the grounds on opening weekendVince back to his frustrating best for HampshireEmail Tanya or get in touch below the line 10.09am BST Good morning from Old Trafford where the lawnmowers are marching up and down, both teams are practis…

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James Vince back to frustrating best as rain hits County Championship return

• Hampshire batsman hits rapid 75 before missing straight ball• Four games are washed out without a ball being bowledIt is not supposed to start with a whimper. Six Championship games: four called off without a ball bowled, at Headingley, Old Trafford,…

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Essex and Yorkshire left frustrated as wet weather stalls start of county season

Yorkshire v Essex was one of four games abandoned without play due to rain as the 2018 county season got off to a miserable start 6.42pm BST Anthony McGrath knows all about miserable starts to a county season in Leeds having spent his entire playing ca…

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Essex’s Jamie Porter: ‘Vernon Philander is unreal … I can be more successful’

The effervescent Essex seamer Jamie Porter has just been named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year. Not that he was lacking in confidence before that…“We are only looking at one thing and that is how we win the Championship again,” says Jamie…

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County Championship: fans of all 18 counties preview the cricket season

How is your team shaping up? Fans give their verdicts on the season aheadI thought we’d narrowly avoid relegation before last season, so found our Championship win quite astonishing. But Simon Harmer won’t be the same unknown quantity this season and J…

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County Championship 2018: Divisions One and Two team-by-team guide

Lancashire have recruited well and should prosper, Essex and Surrey may run them close while Sussex and Jason Gillespie are favoured to find their way out of Division Two Continue reading…

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England’s Test failures will raise the County Championship’s profile | Rob Smyth

There are 30 or 40 players who could make the first Test against Pakistan and the start of the County Championship on Friday is there chance to stake a claimThe weather is miserable, the football season is approaching the business end – yes, it’s time …

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County cricket talking points: six questions before the new season

Essex are defending champions and Middlesex are aiming to return to the top flight. Will we witness an historic summer?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogApart from 1947’s Denis Compton inspired sun-soaked, run-soaked season, perhaps every spring…

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David Willey’s late IPL departure delivers another blow to Yorkshire

• England all-rounder joins Chennai Super Kings as injury replacement• Yorkshire call for cut-off point on such signingsYorkshire have bemoaned “an impossible situation” and demanded the introduction of a cut-off point for Indian Premier League deals a…