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Category: County Championship Division One

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Worcestershire, Surrey v Lancs and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds. Discuss the action below the lineDurham on the defensive after signing Cameron Bancroft 11.18am BST Early wicket for Worcestershire as Harry Brook pulls Josh Tongue out to deep square-leg, where Dillon Pennington takes…

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County cricket talking points: gripping T20 Blast finds right formula

Vitality Blast’s structure is working well, Ross Whitely entertains again and Finch flies high in the London derby By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogTwenty20 cricket can be maligned for its formulaic quality, its try-hard presentation (a thickis…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey are building a big lead in Division One

Surrey, the only undefeated team in the country, are looking imperious after five straight wins in the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSurrey have opened up a 34-point buffer at the top of Division One after marmalising Nott…

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Domestic cricket under threat as Lord’s leaps to wretched conclusion

City-based competition The Hundred, brainchild of the ECB’s chairman and chief executive and due to arrive in 2020, will not complement the old ways but cannibalise themThe tumult of this extraordinary sporting summer has momentarily died away. Suddenl…

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County cricket: Worcestershire v Somerset, plus Essex v India – live!

Durham and Northants chase victories in Division TwoRoot’s bowling blitz earns Roses win for YorkshireEmail Graham, tweet or comment below the line 9.19am BST Just the three matches still ongoing in what has been a bit of a helter-skelter round of Cham…

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Joe Root returns his best figures as Yorkshire win short battle of the Roses

• England Test captain takes four for five in 118-run success• Yorkshire out of bottom two but result puts Lancashire in perilJoe Root, despite scoring only 22 and three, still contributed significantly as Yorkshire wrapped up a 118-run Roses win over …

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County cricket: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Notts v Surrey and more – live!

Live updates from across the County ChampionshipCounty cricket talking points for the weekEmail or tweet Graham your thoughts 11.10am BST Good morning from a sunny Old Trafford, where Yorkshire have Lancashire on the rack ahead of day three. We are two…

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Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow weighs in to put pressure on Lancashire

• Bairstow scores 82 as Lancs chase 323• Ben Stokes claims rare county five-wicket haulJonny Bairstow’s combative 82 has been the standout contribution with the bat in a so far bowler-friendly Roses match, in which Lancashire are chasing an highly unli…

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County cricket talking points: Roses drama excites fans more than media

Lancashire and Yorkshire produced a marvellous last-ball finish in the T20 Blast – not that you’d know from the scant coverageBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogHas there ever been a greater mismatch between popular interest and media profile tha…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Notts v Surrey and more – live!

Live updates from across the County ChampionshipLancs fail to build on Clark’s all-star hat-trickKSL: Vipers sink Stars despite Dunkley defianceEmail or tweet Graham your thoughts 11.19am BST Here we go again….Lancashire have the breakthrough after 1…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Notts v Surrey and more – live!

Live updates from across the County Championship and KSLHow life has changed for England’s women after World Cup winSophia Dunkley: ready to use WSL to claim England spotEmail or tweet Tanya your thoughts 11.27am BST Here, Yorkshire have won the toss a…

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County cricket talking points: old heads lead Yorkshire in T20 Blast

Gary Ballance, Tim Bresnan and Steve Patterson combined to give Worcestershire their first defeat in the competitionBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire stay top of the North Group in the T20 Blast having won one and lost one last we…

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County cricket talking points: why is the T20 Blast not taking off?

The tournament has been blessed with good weather and a plum spot in the calendar but it is not reaching a wide audienceBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe Vitality Blast! (Is it just me, of does “Vitality Blast” sound like a pole vaulter rout…

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County cricket talking points: Hampshire outsmart Kent in cup final

Rilee Rossouw hit a match-winning 125 as Hampshire beat Kent in the Royal London Cup final at Lord’sBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEven in the 50-overs format, cricket requires strategic choices of a complexity beyond what most other sports c…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Hants, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

England hit Australia for six with Buttler to fore again in T20Kent top of Division Two as Leicestershire race to victoryAnd you can mail Tanya, get in touch on Twitter or post BTL 10.28am BST It’s the last day of County Championship cricket for a whil…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Hants, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

Updates from the third day of play in the County ChampionshipDay two: sea fret stops Surrey in ScarboroughAnd email Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 11.53am BST Surrey 267 all out. Ollie Pope 69 not out. Ben Coad 5-53. A useful Yorkshire lead of …

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County cricket: Lancashire v Hants, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

Latest updates from County Championship round eightDust off deckchairs and let zany joy of outgrounds stream inAnd you can email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 11.23am BST A WICKET! At OT. Rayner lbw to the 22nd ball of the day for a duck. He playe…

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Dust off the deckchair and let the zany joy of outground cricket stream in

That outground games live on, sun-soaked and sea-specked, is a small miracle and this week we can enjoy one such treat for freeTo North Marine Road! The turnstiles! The future! What’s that you say? It was hard to hear, with the gulls fine-dining over g…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Hants, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

Latest updates from County Championship round eightCounty cricket talking points: Surrey go top thanks to PopeAnd you can email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 12.21pm BST Pujara’s off the mark! Applause from a Scarborough crowd feeling generous. At…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey go top thanks to supreme Pope

Ollie Pope’s 117 helped Surrey beat Somerset and go top of Division One. He could also do a job for EnglandBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe County Championship backed into the spotlight with a round of matches that, if you could find them, …