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Mike Hendrick obituary

Masterful fast medium bowler who played 30 Tests for England and shone for Derbyshire and NottinghamshireThe cricketer Mike Hendrick, who has died aged 72 of bowel cancer, was a supremely accurate and dependable right-arm fast medium bowler who played …

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County cricket: Championship and Blast reach midsummer shake-ups

A flurry of matches this week have set up the fight for divisional status in the Championship and the quarter-finals in the BlastBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn Group One in the County Championship, the qualifying slots for Division One pro…

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County cricket: Worcs, Surrey and Kent set early pace in T20 Blast

Joe Clarke and Gareth Batty were the stars of the show as the T20 Blast returned this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire sit top of the North Group, courtesy of two wins and a tie at home to Nottinghamshire. Chasing 153 after J…

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County cricket talking points: groups set up nicely before month-long break

After eight entertaining rounds of fixtures it’s still difficult to predict which teams will qualify for Division OneBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogJust nine points separate the top four in Group One as Warwickshire took their turn to top the…

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County cricket talking points: Essex the big movers in rain-affected week

It was a productive week for the reigning champions and an emotional one for Durham bowler Chris RushworthBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogHaving been uncharacteristically out of sorts for a few weeks, Essex cranked up the mean machine and brus…

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County cricket talking points: the new format is delivering a thrilling season

It remains to be seen what the second phase of this strange campaign will bring, but the first phase has been a huge successBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn Group One, only five points separate Warwickshire, Durham, Worcestershire, Nottingha…

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County cricket talking points: the new format is delivering a thrilling season

It remains to be seen what the second phase of this strange campaign will bring, but the first phase has been a huge successBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn Group One, only five points separate Warwickshire, Durham, Worcestershire, Nottingha…

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County cricket talking points: all to play for as T20 Blast comes to the boil

Every team will play three games this week as they try to book their places in the quarter-finalsBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith all sides having three matches left in the Blast, Nottinghamshire are the closest to securing a top-two slot …

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County cricket, Bob Willis Trophy: Lancashire v Derbyshire and more – live!

Live updates from around the county groundsButtler’s absence from final T20 opens door for BantonDrop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.09am BST Yorkshire not having the greatest start at their unlikely tilt at the final. Two early wickets this morn…

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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast enjoys an unexpected return

With The Hundred shelved for a year, the T20 Blast is treating us to some fine cricket from old favourites and new facesBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogShiny and new 17 years ago – when taxis would disgorge city types at the Oval to join the m…

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County cricket talking points: Somerset set sights on Lord’s final

Somerset have never won the County Championship but they are the team to beat in the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset, six points clear at the top of the Central Group, prospered having rustled up a storm of their own …

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County cricket: Notts v Lancashire, Yorks v Derbyshire and more – live!

Updates from day two in the Bob Willis Trophy matches‘Others did less but got more’: a lost generation of black cricketersEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment below the line 1.17pm BST SouthHove: Sussex 155-6 v Essex 1.07pm BST My BBC scorecard keep…

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County cricket talking points: Essex, Somerset and Derbyshire set the pace

Will Somerset finally come good this year – just when there is no County Championship at stake?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogFor a phrase that is synonymous with clarity of vision, there’s little about 2020 that one could see coming – not le…

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Bob Willis Trophy talking points: a welcome return for county cricket

After months of waiting, cricket fans were treated to nine intriguing matches in the first week of the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogMaking a decent fist of it at the top of the England order are a couple of what you might c…

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Bob Willis Trophy talking points: a welcome return for county cricket

After months of waiting, cricket fans were treated to nine intriguing matches in the first week of the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogMaking a decent fist of it at the top of the England order are a couple of what you might c…

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County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more, Bob Willis Trophy, day four – live!

Live updates from all the games across the countryImproving England must stop losing series-opening TestsFeel free to email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment BTL 10.05am BST News from Australia: Related: Australia postpones T20 series with West Indies …

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County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more, Bob Willis Trophy, day three – live!

Live updates from all the games across the countryBresnan hits century on Warwickshire debutFeel free to email Tanya, tweet @TJAldred or comment below the line 12.06pm BST Going back to The Edge in a round-about kind of way… I listened to an episode …

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Bob Willis Trophy: county cricket returns with new rules and no fans | Tanya Aldred

Four-day red-ball cricket returns with one-off tournament named after the much-loved England bowler and punditThis was going to be the year the Hundred booted the County Championship to the margins of the summer and took over the school holidays with i…

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My favourite game: Derbyshire v Northants, 1981 NatWest Trophy final | Robert Kitson

For a sport-obsessed teenager who had a perverse obsession with Derbyshire, this nail-biting final was a chance of validationNot every childhood highlight stands the test of time. Were Curly Wurlys really that good? Or Toffos? Or Puffa Puffa Rice? It p…

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Simon Harmer guides Essex to last-ball T20 Blast title win over Worcestershire

• Worcestershire 145-9; Essex 148-6. Essex win by four wickets• Captain hits winning runs after taking seven wickets during dayWith two star names on show who on Friday had been adversely affected by England’s central contract announcement, there was a…