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Category: County Championship Division Two

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County cricket’s summer shake-up would push away young fans | Vic Marks

A 10-team First Division is a good idea but the shires will host the most low-key games during the school holidaysViewed in isolation, the proposals for English domestic cricket from 2020 onwards from the men’s domestic playing programme (MDPP) group, …

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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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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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County cricket: Surrey on brink of title glory and Collingwood to retire – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsPaul Collingwood retires after 23-year playing careerAnd you can mail Tanya, tweet her @tjaldred or post BTL 9.22am BST Good morning. Tanya will be here a little bit later on. But let’s get the blog up…

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County cricket: Surrey look to close on title, Middlesex v Kent and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsHampshire beat Somerset inside two daysYou can email Tanya, tweet her or post BTL 10.31am BST Good morning from an autumnal Lord’s, where the season is moving towards an end. Somerset’s implosion yesterday hands th…

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County cricket: Middlesex v Kent, Somerset v Hants and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsEngland v India: fifth Test, day five – live!You can email Tanya here or tweet her here 11.23am BST Somerset now 20/4 – still trailing Hampshire by 22 runs on first-innings. Abbott 4/16. 11.20am BST This is Will’s …