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Category: County Championship Division One

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Domestic calendar makes Test selectors’ task harder with The Hundred centre stage | Vic Marks

There will be only three rounds of matches next year in the three months that constitute high summer, offering few chances for those seeking to break into Joe Root’s teamOne day after a numbing, naive innings defeat against New Zealand the impetus for …

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Domestic calendar makes Test selectors’ task harder with The Hundred centre stage | Vic Marks

There will be only three rounds of matches next year in the three months that constitute high summer, offering few chances for those seeking to break into Joe Root’s teamOne day after a numbing, naive innings defeat against New Zealand the impetus for …

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Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire to start The Hundred next season

• ECB’s new competition to dominate high-summer calendar• Full fixture list announced for all domestic cricket fixturesThe Oval Invincibles and the Welsh Fire will open the batting on 17 July next year for The Hundred, the England and Wales Cricket Boa…

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Somerset docked 24 points for poor pitch in title decider against Essex

• Club have 24 points deducted with 12 suspended for two years• Taunton pitch found to be ‘not the best quality’Somerset have been handed a 12-point deduction for next season’s County Championship after being found guilty of breaching pitch regulations…

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The five county cricketers of the year

It’s time to salute the County Championship’s standout players this season: Sibley, Stevens, Abell, Bopara and Vilas• The cricketers of the year in 2017• The cricketers of the year in 2018Dominic Sibley was a schoolboy when he scored a maiden century i…

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County cricket talking points: Essex and Somerset gave us a special season

The season belongs to the champions but Somerset also deserve great credit for the way they pushed Essex all the wayBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt wasn’t just the weather that was miserable at Taunton – or was it? Somerset failed again in …

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Simon Harmer proves the man for all season in Essex’s title triumph | Tanya Aldred

Spinner ends the campaign as the County Championship’s leading wicket-taker in a majestic year for EssexAs was entirely apt for this summer of summers, Essex clinched the County Championship not with a damp whimper but in a heart-stopping afternoon at …

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Alastair Cook steadies Essex nerves in County Championship triumph

• Somerset (203 & innings forfeit) drew with Essex (141 & 45-1)• Former England captain helps Essex avoid calamity at TauntonThis has been the season of miracles and there was just a hint of another at Taunton on Thursday. At the start another …

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County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day four – live!

Over-by-over updates from Taunton as title goes to the wireWhen championship went down to final over of the seasonDrop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 9.50am BST After toast and coffee at the Bakery at Riverside Coffee Shop (highly recommended), I’m b…

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When the County Championship went down to the final over of the season

Essex clinched the title in 1984 after a dramatic day in Taunton. They would take the same outcome this yearBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogAny budding screenwriters who want to pen a Hollywood blockbuster about the County Championship should i…

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County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day three – live!

Play scheduled to resume in rain-affected matchDay two: sides frustrated by rain againEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.24am BST Ok, so things are looking up. The rain has stopped and they are pulling the sheets off and doing things with …

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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 v Essex: County Championship title decider – live!

Over-by-over updates from the Division One showdown Thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket?Drop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.31am BST 15th over: Somerset 50-2 ( Abell 14, Hildreth 22) The fifty comes up as Abell stretches forw…

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Somerset v Essex: County Championship title decider – live!

Over-by-over updates from the Division One showdown Thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket?Drop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.31am BST 15th over: Somerset 50-2 ( Abell 14, Hildreth 22) The fifty comes up as Abell stretches forw…

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Simon Harmer says Essex hold all the cards in Championship showdown

• Somerset are bidding to win their first title• Essex can complete a double after T20 Blast victorySimon Harmer, fresh from one heck of a day out at Saturday’s T20 Blast Finals Day with maiden champions Essex, is expecting Somerset to sail close to th…

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Simon Harmer says Essex hold all the cards in Championship showdown

• Somerset are bidding to win their first title• Essex can complete a double after T20 Blast victorySimon Harmer, fresh from one heck of a day out at Saturday’s T20 Blast Finals Day with maiden champions Essex, is expecting Somerset to sail close to th…

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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: Yorkshire v Kent, Lancashire v Middlesex – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsThe Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 10.35am BST Parky starting the day with gumption, two banging fours – “Amongst,” said Ken Gri…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Kent, Lancashire v Middlesex – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsThe Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 10.35am BST Parky starting the day with gumption, two banging fours – “Amongst,” said Ken Gri…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Kent, Lancashire v Middlesex – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsThe Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 10.35am BST Parky starting the day with gumption, two banging fours – “Amongst,” said Ken Gri…