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Concern for England as Jason Roy retires hurt in Surrey win over Essex

• Batsman withdraws with back spasm after four overs• Aiden Markram stars as Hampshire beat MiddlesexSurrey’s 65-run win over Essex at the Oval – their first Royal London One-Day Cup win of the season – came at a price as Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikk…

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Like Bradman, Hobbs and Lara, Robert Percival’s record may never be broken

Wisden states the all-rounder once threw a cricket ball 140 yards and two feet, a distance that several tried to reach and none have been confirmed as betteringSome numbers are records fixed in the minds of every cricket fan. Bradman’s 99.94, Hobbs’s 1…

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The Spin | Mexico all set for CAC 2019: ‘People think it’s the game from Alice in Wonderland’

Mexico may have only one proper cricket pitch but the country’s relationship with the sport goes way back and it plays host to the Central American Cricket Championships this weekThe umpires are flying in from Canada, the problems with Costa Rica’s hot…

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Does Texas really need a $500m cricket stadium?

The Lone Star state – like much of America – has a growing south Asian population. Some see enough interest to justify massive investment The city of Allen, a northern suburb of Dallas, occupies a special place in the history of sports stadiums: it was…

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Siddle: baiting Smith and Warner over ball-tampering scandal will backfire

• Pair selected in Australia squad for World Cup in England• ‘They weren’t the first and they probably won’t be the last’Peter Siddle has called for Australia’s Steve Smith and David Warner to be cut some slack on their international return, saying: “T…

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One-Day Cup roundup: Lancashire beat Yorkshire by one run in thriller

• Home side fall short of victory in last-ball drama at Headingley• Sussex thrash Kent; Glamorgan give Somerset a frightLancashire successfully defended 311 to win a nailbiting Easter Sunday Roses match by one run at Headingley and end their losing sta…

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Jofra Archer hits the target, own-goals and Richie Benaud’s road safety tips | Classic YouTube

This week also features a goal of the season contender, Victor Campanaerts’s hour heroics and Fed Cup highlights1) It’s been quite the week for spectacular goals, and some pretty striking own-goals too. There was heartache for Chelsea’s Magdalena Eriks…

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The curious conservatism of Australia’s World Cup squad selection

To stop England, in England, Australia will need game-changing power and flexibility – yet they’ve opted for neitherOn Sunday July 14, Eoin Morgan will hoist the glittering World Cup trophy high above his head at Lords (preferably in fading light, the …

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Cameron Bancroft hits unbeaten 151 on one-day debut for Durham

• Australian was banned for nine months after ‘sandpaper-gate’• Durham’s new captain sets Northamptonshire 343 to winCameron Bancroft blasted an unbeaten century on his one-day debut for Durham to reward the club’s faith in him. The 26-year-old Austral…

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Jofra Archer receives England call-up but left out of initial World Cup squad

• Newly qualified fast bowler can put himself into frame in ODIs• Archer features in squads named to face Pakistan and IrelandJofra Archer has been left out of England’s initial 15-man World Cup squad but could be given an opportunity to prove himself …

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The Joy of Six: sporting ‘sliding doors’ moments | Nick Miller

Imagine England losing the 2005 Ashes, Sir Alex Ferguson managing Spurs and women’s and men’s football being equalAustralians wishing to hush the buzz of your average Pom (read: most Australians) will never tire of pointing out the only two Tests Engla…

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The Spin | Jofra Archer can hit the target for England as World Cup beckons

Ed Smith names his World Cup preliminary squad this week and Sussex’s Jofra Archer looks likely to join a strong selectionDeadlines are not what they were, although there may be some harrumphing in the office if I don’t get this there on time. In the w…

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A cricket coaching revolution is under way in Sussex – just press play | Andy Bull

Sussex academy director’s overhaul of the club’s youth cricket could change the way the game is taught in EnglandIn the indoor school at Hove a young Zimbabwean called Tawanda Muyeye is batting against three of Sussex’s best young spinners, Jack Carson…

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County cricket talking points: Somerset set early pace in title race

Jack Leach was superb for Somerset as they beat Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge to maintain their 100% recordBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogJack Leach gets all those wickets because he plays at “Ciderabad” doesn’t he? And it’s April, so why p…

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Josh Hazlewood misses World Cup selection as Warner and Smith return

Former vice-captain Josh Hazelwood shock omissionDavid Warner and Steve Smith return as Handscomb drops outJosh Hazlewood has missed out on Cricket World Cup selection while fellow pacemen Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jason Behrendorff are surprise picks in…

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County cricket day four: Surrey v Essex and more – live!

Live updates from all the matches around the countryRoundup: Leach spins Somerset to win at Trent BridgeFeel free to email Tanya or tweet @tjaldred 11.37am BST A crumb for those pining for Jonathan Trott – he’s going to Kent as a temporary coach. Jonat…

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Six-wicket Jack Leach spins Somerset to innings victory over Nottinghamshire

• Notts lose last eight wickets for 60 in second innings• Essex hold off Surrey pacemen, Dan Lawrence falls short of 100England spinner Jack Leach’s six for 36 inspired Somerset to their second successive victory of the season. Leach, playing in his fi…

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County cricket day three: Surrey v Essex and more – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsRoundup: Hameed makes overdue century for LancsEmail Tanya here. Tweet @tjaldred 11.23am BST Just been checking up on Dan Lawrence – youngest cricketer to make a Championship century, here at The Oval …

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Cricketer guilty of raping sleeping woman

Judge tells Alex Hepburn, ex-Worcestershire all-rounder, jail sentence is inevitableA cricketer has been found guilty of raping a sleeping woman as part of a “sexual conquest competition” he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.Alex Hepburn, 23, was found…

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County cricket day two: Surrey v Essex and more – live!

Updates from around the groundsRoundup: Surrey batsmen find formTalking points: the winner takes it allEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below 11.23am BST A little green lung in the middle of the city. Patel, by the way, has 80.Surrey’s living wall – home …