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Category: County Championship Division One

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County cricket 2018 awards: the Spin’s final word on the season

Hats off to Surrey for winning the title with home-grown youth and some canny signings, to Kent stalwart Darren Stevens and the departing Paul Collingwood and Jonathan TrottAnd so, with a last splendid hurrah, the doors have closed on another county se…

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The five county cricketers of the year

It’s time to salute the standout players of the season: Rory Burns, Olly Stone, Tom Bailey, Joe Denly and Lewis GregoryBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLeft-handers seem to be given more licence by the gods, their sinister deals unknown to thos…

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Warm hearts and misty eyes as Paul Collingwood leads cricket’s exodus | Tanya Aldred

Poignancy presides over the time of year when fans and players brace themselves for a long goodbyeThe last day of the domestic cricket season fell on Thursday when Essex, the defending county champions, played out the final day of the final match again…

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Warm hearts and misty eyes as Paul Collingwood leads cricket’s exodus | Tanya Aldred

Poignancy presides over the time of year when fans and players brace themselves for a long goodbyeThe last day of the domestic cricket season fell on Thursday when Essex, the defending county champions, played out the final day of the final match again…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey and Essex see out the season in style

Essex won the title without losing a game last season. This week they ensured Surrey did not emulate their achievement By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith the last ball of the last day of the last match still standing in 2018, the County Cham…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey and Essex see out the season in style

Essex won the title without losing a game last season. This week they ensured Surrey did not emulate their achievement By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith the last ball of the last day of the last match still standing in 2018, the County Cham…

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County cricket: the final day of the county season – live!

The championship season comes to an end with Surrey v Essex going into a final day at the Oval 11.01am BST One of many things I love about cricket – there must be 700 people here and perhaps 80 per cent of them are sitting by themselves, with their tho…

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

Rolling County Championship updates from around the groundsTuesday’s roundup: Lancashire relegated to Division TwoEmail Tanya with any thoughts | Tweet @tjaldred 11.12am BST Tom Bailey takes the final two wickets to fall at The Ageas – to take him to 6…

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

Day two updates from County Championship final roundWarwickshire close on Division Two titleEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 11.35am BST Stop all the clocks: Trott is in at Edgbaston for possibly the last time. 11.28am BST Jamie Overton’s b…

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

Live updates from the last round of county matchesCounty cricket talking points: Worcs down and lose ClarkeSurrey and Worcs bookend table but share much in betweenSend Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.13am BST The latest on the more than unsavoury …

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County cricket talking points: Worcestershire down and lose Clarke

Worcestershire were relegated to Division Two – for the sixth time in 14 years – five days after winning the T20 Blast trophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire’s relegation – as much expected as their Twenty20 Cup win last week was…

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County cricket: weather-hit updates from Yorkshire, Bristol and more – live!

• Follow the (weather-affected) action from around the grounds• How Surrey created the greatest cricket production line• Leave comments below the line or tweet @tykestravels 10.56am BST A little more on events at Taunton, where high winds blew the cove…

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County cricket: updates from Yorkshire, Essex and more – live!

• Keep up with all the latest around the county grounds• Catch up on Durham’s stunning two-day defeat• Get involved by leaving your comments below the line 11.19am BST Plucky unbeaten eighth-wicket stands at Chelmsford (3) and Canterbury (10) putting t…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Hampshire, Sussex v Warwickshire and more – live!

Keep up with all the latest around the county groundsRead the latest Spin column or sign up hereTweet @tykestravels or leave your comment below the line 11.10am BST Read Tanya Aldred’s paean to New Road, and the importance of Worcestershire in the West…

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Surrey’s Rory Burns maintains push for England spot with runs at Somerset

• Surrey 368-4 v Somerset at Taunton• Surrey’s top four all pass 50 on a tough day for bowlersThis will not be such a stressful match for the pitch liaison officer. Two weeks ago in Somerset’s match against Lancashire 22 wickets fell on the first day; …

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Surrey and Worcestershire bookend table but share much in between | The Spin

The county title was won in a thriller reminding us how the West Midlands club retains the heart of first-class cricketWhen 22 players gather in huge stadiums built for full houses in midsummer, and rattle around in late season gloom to the applause of…

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County cricket: Sussex v Warwickshire, Somerset v Surrey and more – live!

Updates from the penultimate round of Championship matchesYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereECB sets out to show reasons Hundred can be a success 10.58am BST Actually, it was a close-run thing. Gloucestershire are now 1/1. Hammond to Hutton (wh…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey’s youngsters deserve their title

Surrey are well led, unbeaten and have bowled, batted and fielded better than any other side in the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogAs had been clear for some weeks now, the champions’ pennant will fly over the Oval next sum…

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How Surrey won the title: five factors behind County Championship canter

From the brilliance of Rory Burns and Morne Morkel to a solid backroom team, why Surrey stood out this season Continue reading…

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How Surrey won the title: five factors behind County Championship canter

From the brilliance of Rory Burns and Morne Morkel to a solid backroom team, why Surrey stood out this season Continue reading…