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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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Moeen Ali did not want England to pursue ‘Osama’ claims, says Bayliss

• ‘He didn’t want it to go any further,’ says coach of 2015 incident• Cricket Australia investigating claim against unnamed playerMoeen Ali talked his England teammates out of pursuing an official complaint against the Australian cricketer who allegedl…

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The Hundred’s pilot matches put cricket’s brave new world on trial

Trial matches involving male and female players will try to determine if cricket’s new format is up to scratchAway from the life-affirming afterglow of England’s gripping Test series with India, Surrey’s first county title in 16 years and another packe…

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Ben Cox wallops Worcestershire past Sussex to T20 Blast glory

• Rapids chase down Sharks’ 157 with nine balls to spare• Cox smashes winning runs and finishes 46 not outGiven the day out had begun almost eight hours previously, it was a show of restraint that we were a full 15 minutes into the final before we saw …

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Vitality Blast T20 Final: Worcestershire Rapids v Sussex Sharks – live!

Over-by-over updates from the final at EdgbastonCricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’Email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 7.46pm BST 16th Over: Sussex 133-4 (Evans 50, Burgess 1)The Somerset lads are in the crowd dressed …

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Moeen Ali: I was called ‘Osama’ by Australia player during 2015 Ashes

England all-rounder makes accusation in autobiographyUnnamed player claimed at time he said ‘part-timer’ England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was subjected to a racial taunt from an unnamed Australian player during the first Test of the 2015 Ashes s…

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Somerset scent glory as Vitality Blast puts unsung counties in spotlight

Edgbaston will be full for a Finals Day that promises to show some of the game’s less heralded sides at their Twenty20 bestSurrey have already been crowned county champions, England have wrapped up a Test series victory over India and the football seas…

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Is Jimmy Anderson the GOAT? Who cares, just enjoy him while you can | Barney Ronay

Overhauling Glenn McGrath’s Test tally has sparked a long and ultimately futile debate among England cricket fans this week when we should just be marvelling at the man in question“I think constantly of those who were truly great,” Stephen Spender wrot…

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How Surrey won the title: five factors behind County Championship canter

From the brilliance of Rory Burns and Morne Morkel to a solid backroom team, why Surrey stood out this season Continue reading…

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How Surrey won the title: five factors behind County Championship canter

From the brilliance of Rory Burns and Morne Morkel to a solid backroom team, why Surrey stood out this season Continue reading…

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England to reward Jos Buttler and Sam Curran with central contracts

• Duo played key roles in England’s series win against India• Test deal for Adil Rashid more uncertain after sparing useJos Buttler and Sam Curran are in line to receive Test central contacts from England at the end of the month after proving instrumen…

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Surrey clinch County Championship title with victory over Worcestershire

• First championship title since 2002 after tense win• Depth of local talent augurs well for new championsSurrey sealed a first County Championship title for 16 years with a tense three-wicket win over Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road.Openers Rory…

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Surrey clinch County Championship title with victory over Worcestershire

• First championship title since 2002 after tense win• Depth of local talent augurs well for new championsSurrey sealed a first County Championship title for 16 years with a tense three-wicket win over Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road.Openers Rory…

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Sublime swerve, motorbike madness and an introduction to Kin-Ball | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features T20 action, the best of Wesley Sneijder and Marshawn Lynch’s philosophy1) Geraldao Dutra Pereira or Geraldão, a centre-back by trade, scored probably the greatest swerving free-kick of all time that you haven’t seen fo…

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Sublime swerve, motorbike madness and an introduction to Kin-Ball | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features T20 action, the best of Wesley Sneijder and Marshawn Lynch’s philosophy1) Geraldao Dutra Pereira or Geraldão, a centre-back by trade, scored probably the greatest swerving free-kick of all time that you haven’t seen fo…

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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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Keaton Jennings should be nervous about Sri Lanka place, says Bayliss

• Coach: ‘I can’t say at this stage whether he will go or not’• England will consider resting a senior seamer for Sri Lanka tourTrevor Bayliss has declined to offer Keaton Jennings any assurances over his place on England’s winter tour to Sri Lanka fol…

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Keaton Jennings should be nervous about Sri Lanka place, says Bayliss

• Coach: ‘I can’t say at this stage whether he will go or not’• England will consider resting a senior seamer for Sri Lanka tourTrevor Bayliss has declined to offer Keaton Jennings any assurances over his place on England’s winter tour to Sri Lanka fol…

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England and Joe Root feel the positives but opening question remains | Vic Marks

Series victory against India was a fillip as was Joe Root’s century but who opens the batting in Sri Lanka is no clearerThe players deserve their rest after a whirlwind five-Test series completed in record time, which has enchanted those able to watch …

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England and Joe Root feel the positives but opening question remains | Vic Marks

Series victory against India was a fillip as was Joe Root’s century but who opens the batting in Sri Lanka is no clearerThe players deserve their rest after a whirlwind five-Test series completed in record time, which has enchanted those able to watch …