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Category: County Championship Division One

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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, …

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County cricket: Worcestershire v Lancashire, Kent v Warwicks and more – live!

Updates from the final day of the latest round of matchesEmail Tanya here or tweet her here with your thoughts 12.01pm BST 150 for JJJJJJennings and 50 for Eskinazi. Manly back-pats for plucky Patel too, 20 not out . Incidentally Kudos to the Hackney G…

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

Live updates from around the county groundYou can email Tanya here or tweet her here 11.36am BST No wickets yet at Tunbridge Wells, where Zak Crawley has moved onto 67, or Swansea. Durham now 9 down, having lost five for seven runs so far this morning….

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

Live updates from around the county groundBeaumont fires England to T20 record against South AfricaYou can email Tanya here or tweet her here 11.43am BST 11.39am BST Pope overtakes Rory Burns as leading Championship run-scorer with four to move onto 9…

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

Live updates from around the county groundsCounty cricket talking points: Kent and Hampshire to meet in cup finalThe Spin: India’s young talents getting leg up from The WallDrop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.46am BST Bright sunshine here at Guild…

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County cricket talking points: Kent and Hampshire to meet in cup final

Kent will play Hampshire at Lord’s on 30 June, making this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup final an all-southern affairBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhat makes a good team a bad team for just one match? As Kent hammered Nottinghamshire in th…

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County cricket talking points: Ravi Bopara’s runs require more respect

Only six players have scored more runs than Ravi Bopara in the last decade. And he hit another century for Essex this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEssex, who know a bit about winning cricket matches, disposed of already qualified Kent t…

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County cricket: Somerset v Nottinghamshire and more – live!

Updates from the remaining games in Divisions One and TwoBig interview: Barney Ronay meets Daniel Bell-DrummondEmail Tanya or tweet @tjaldred with your thoughts 11.47am BST A wicket at Taunton! Matthew Carter for 20. Notts 502 for 9. 11.35am BST And No…

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

Essex trail by 247 runs with four wickets remainingClarke takes five wickets as Surrey edge HampshireAnd feel free to email or tweet Tanya to get in touch 12.21pm BST A breakthrough at Old Trafford where the mugginess has passed, the sun is out and goo…

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

Keep up with all the action from around the groundsCheck in on Scotland v England: ODI – live!And feel free to email Tanya or tweet: @tjaldred 11.37am BST And a super wicket for Onions, Chopra bowled for 3 to one that zipped back off the pitch. He’s be…

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

Updates from around the county groundsCounty cricket talking points: Bell and Trott roll back yearsEmail Tanya here or tweet her here with your thoughts 11.23am BST That lions squad in full: Squad: Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshir…

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County cricket talking points: Royal London Cup throws up a few surprises

Worcestershire and Derbyshire are leading the north group, with Hampshire making the early running down southBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe Royal London Cup north group table is beginning to take on a shape and it’s something of a surpris…

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County cricket talking points: One-Day Cup spoils the plot for the season

Why disrupt the season just as the County Championship had started to take shape and build some momentum?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogI review theatre elsewhere and, inevitably, the worlds of cricket and stage occasionally overlap. To succe…

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What county cricket can expect from ‘big dog’ Virat Kohli’s arrival | Ali Martin

Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes give their first-hand experience of playing alongside India’s biggest starDue to GDPR, you may need to resubscribe to The SpinThe last time an incumbent captain of India joined an English county side was in 2000, when Sourav …

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County cricket talking points: Surrey’s youngsters see off Joe Root

Sam Curran and Amar Virdi put on a show at the Oval and they gave the England captain the best view in the houseBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSurrey flogged 20 wickets out of the Oval square in smashing a strong Yorkshire side by an innings …

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

All the action across the County ChampionshipUpdates on Ireland’s first Test against PakistanKeep up with all today’s cricket news 10.36am BST Saturday was a day for two centurions who are very much in the category of England hopefuls; Keaton Jennings …

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County cricket: Surrey v Yorkshire, Somerset v Hampshire and more – live!

County Championship updates from day two of round fiveOlly Stone: ‘I greet each wicket with a fist-pump now’ 11.56am BST … as Amar Virdi is superbly caught at third slip by Jack Leaning off Tim Bresnan. Ollie Pope finishes unbeaten on 158.Elsewhere, a …

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Championship round-up: Ollie Pope century helps Surrey keep faith

• Young batsman turned match round against Yorkshire• Lancashire dismiss Division One leaders Notts for 133In the youngster Ollie Pope Surrey have a batsman to watch. The 20-year-old scored his third hundred in 10 first-class matches to turn day one ag…