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

Latest from around the grounds on opening weekendSaturday roundup: Kent and Northants suffer collapsesEmail Tanya or get in touch below the line 10.26am BST Update from Headingley: further pitch inspection at 1.40. And words from the Yorkshire chief ex…

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County Championship roundup: Kent and Northants suffer stunning collapses

• Kent bowled out for 64 in 18.5 overs by Gloucestershire• Middlesex’s James Harris takes five-for against NorthantsAnd so within 48 hours the County Championship swung from the damply ridiculous to the calamitously camp. A combination of pitches sweat…

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James Sutherland’s message to Australian cricket fans who can’t afford pay TV – video

In Sydney, James Sutherland responds to a question from a journalist after announcing Cricket Australia has signed off on a landmark $1.182bn, six-year broadcast rights deal with Fox Sports and the Seven Network. Sutherland is asked what he would say t…

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

Latest from around the grounds on opening weekendVince back to his frustrating best for HampshireEmail Tanya or get in touch below the line 10.09am BST Good morning from Old Trafford where the lawnmowers are marching up and down, both teams are practis…

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Why England need to take a chance on talent and alter their top six | Barney Ronay

It seems the same batsmen from the disastrous Test winter will keep their spots against Pakistan, despite the fact they are England’s weakest top six of the modern ageNobody ever feels completely ready for the start of the English cricket season but he…

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James Vince back to frustrating best as rain hits County Championship return

• Hampshire batsman hits rapid 75 before missing straight ball• Four games are washed out without a ball being bowledIt is not supposed to start with a whimper. Six Championship games: four called off without a ball bowled, at Headingley, Old Trafford,…

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Essex and Yorkshire left frustrated as wet weather stalls start of county season

Yorkshire v Essex was one of four games abandoned without play due to rain as the 2018 county season got off to a miserable start 6.42pm BST Anthony McGrath knows all about miserable starts to a county season in Leeds having spent his entire playing ca…

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Essex’s Jamie Porter: ‘Vernon Philander is unreal … I can be more successful’

The effervescent Essex seamer Jamie Porter has just been named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year. Not that he was lacking in confidence before that…“We are only looking at one thing and that is how we win the Championship again,” says Jamie…

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India cruise past England to secure ODI series victory

England 201-9; India 202-2, win by eight wicketsIndia wrap up the three-match series 2-1India recorded a comfortable eight-wicket victory over England at Nagpur to win the final one-day international and secure the three-match series 2-1. Heather Knigh…

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Grand National memories, Eric Bristow and time for county cricket | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Roma riffing on Barcelona’s pain, Hearts’ advert for a Lego bus and Jackman v Warne1) Grand National weekend makes it obligatory to begin with Red Rum. Here’s his lesser watched 1974 triumph, the second of three, when …

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County Championship: fans of all 18 counties preview the cricket season

How is your team shaping up? Fans give their verdicts on the season aheadI thought we’d narrowly avoid relegation before last season, so found our Championship win quite astonishing. But Simon Harmer won’t be the same unknown quantity this season and J…

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County Championship 2018: Divisions One and Two team-by-team guide

Lancashire have recruited well and should prosper, Essex and Surrey may run them close while Sussex and Jason Gillespie are favoured to find their way out of Division Two Continue reading…

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Wisden names three female World Cup winners in its five cricketers of 2017

• England’s Knight, Shrubsole and Sciver take the honours• Essex’s Jamie Porter and Shai Hope of West Indies make up quintetA hat-trick of World Cup winners sees women make up the majority of Wisden’s cricketers of the year for the first time in the aw…

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England’s Test failures will raise the County Championship’s profile | Rob Smyth

There are 30 or 40 players who could make the first Test against Pakistan and the start of the County Championship on Friday is there chance to stake a claimThe weather is miserable, the football season is approaching the business end – yes, it’s time …

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County cricket talking points: six questions before the new season

Essex are defending champions and Middlesex are aiming to return to the top flight. Will we witness an historic summer?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogApart from 1947’s Denis Compton inspired sun-soaked, run-soaked season, perhaps every spring…

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Indigenous Australian cricketers to commemorate 1868 tour with trip to UK

150 years since famous original 47-game tour Modern-day party includes men’s and women’s teamsD’Arcy Short and Dan Christian will commemorate 150 years since their fellow Aboriginal cricketers became the first sporting team from Australia to tour overs…

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David Willey’s late IPL departure delivers another blow to Yorkshire

• England all-rounder joins Chennai Super Kings as injury replacement• Yorkshire call for cut-off point on such signingsYorkshire have bemoaned “an impossible situation” and demanded the introduction of a cut-off point for Indian Premier League deals a…

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Spin twins run riot as England Women level one-day series against India

• Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell take four wickets each• England win with 21 overs to spare after skittling India for 113Career-best performances from the spinners Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell carried England to a series-levelling eight…

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Cricket Australia’s TV rights battle and why it risks being a disaster it can’t afford

A poor result at the negotiating table would dwarf any reputational damage CA endured after the ball-tampering sagaCricket Australia is preparing for its most decisive week in years as it scrambles to get bidders to the table for the next six-year tele…

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County cricket’s outsiders and intruders spy early season movement | Vic Marks

The County Championship returns on Friday with rare opportunities for unfamiliar names to earn England call-upsIt is never a good sign when the selectors are anxiously awaiting the start of the County Championship. It means there is a need for some new…