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Category: County Championship Division Two

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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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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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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 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…

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

County Championship updates from around the groundsThe Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Tanya, tweet her or post BTL 10.54am BST County caps are funny things. Durham give them out when players make their debuts beca…

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

Live updates from around the county groundsCounty Championship: day one roundupThe Ashes: Guardian writers pick their highs and lowsAnd you can email Tanya here, tweet her here or comment BTL 11.26am BST Middlesex bring up the fifty partnership in 95 b…

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County cricket talking points: Somerset take advantage in title race

Somerset have overtaken Essex again at the top of the table, but the sides still have to meet in the final week of the seasonBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset’s win over Yorkshire opened up an eight-point gap on Essex, who could only dr…

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

County Championship updates from around the groundsThe Spin podcast: the Ashes after show partyAnd feel free to tweet @tykestravels or post BTL 10.14am BST Good morning from Emerald Headingley for the penultimate round of the season. It’s a bright star…

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Essex, Gloucestershire v Sussex and more – live!

Day four updates from Edgbaston and beyondSomerset take title-race edge with win over YorksEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.02am BST Division One: Warwickshire 517; Essex 278-6. Essex trail by 239 runs with four wickets remaining (first …

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County cricket: Somerset v Yorkshire, Warwickshire v Essex and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsEngland v Australia: fifth Ashes Test – live!And you can email Tanya, tweet her or comment BTL 11.25am BST I just thought I’d post this of a Notts batsman playing well.UPDATE | Ben Duckett has hit three boundaries …

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Essex, Somerset v Yorkshire and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsDay one: wickets tumble as title contenders struggleGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 10.56am BST I’ve got Will, a young man on work experience from the Guardian here with me, and he’s going to take …

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County cricket: Somerset v Yorkshire, Warwickshire v Essex – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsThe Spin: cricket feels heat amid the climate crisisAnd feel free to email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 11.11am BST A lovely memory from Cath Hanley on Twitter. Sitting in the lower tier of those…

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T20 Blast talking points: prepare for a week of intriguing quarter-finals

Lancashire v Essex, Notts v Middlesex, Sussex v Worcestershire and Gloucestershire v Derbyshire will give us a treat this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhen Kent beat Essex at Canterbury at the beginning of the month, it was the third of…

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County cricket talking points: Championship returns with thrillers

Essex are still top of the table in Division One after their victory over Kent in a remarkable game at CanterburyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogDid you like that week of first-class wicket, slyly interpolated into the T20 biffathon? Sam Billi…