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County Championship roundup: Ed Smith sees Surrey’s batsmen find form

• Ryan Patel, Ben Foakes and Will Jacks all pass 50 against Essex• Gary Ballance and Joe Root in the runs again for YorkshireSurrey’s title defence got under way with a flourish at The Oval as a succession of their young batsmen gamboled in the spring …

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County cricket talking points: the winners will take it all this season

Only one team will be relegated this season, so captains should throw caution aside and try to build a title chaseBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThere is always a bit more than the points at stake when Yorkshire visit Trent Bridge but, at the…

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County cricket roundup: Root and Ballance tons salvage draw for Yorkshire

• Pair share partnership of 253 to frustrate Nottinghamshire• Somerset pull off unlikely 74-run victory against KentUnbeaten centuries from Joe Root and Gary Ballance helped Yorkshire secure a draw at Trent Bridge.Nottinghamshire had declared overnight…

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County Championship roundup: Yorkshire struggle at Nottinghamshire

• Joe Root leaves field with hand injury but expected to bat• Notts’ Joe Clarke closing in on second century of the matchAn injury scare for Joe Root could not overshadow Yorkshire’s predicament as another super innings from Joe Clarke helped Nottingha…

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County Championship 2019: Divisions One and Two team-by-team guide

Somerset and Surrey look best equipped to battle for the title while Division Two features an intriguing race to make the top three promotion places Continue reading…

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Durham defend decision to appoint Cameron Bancroft as county captain

• Marcus North says West Australian has ‘suffered’ in past year• Bancroft has returned from ban due to ball-tampering affairThe Durham director of cricket, Marcus North, has spoken out for the first time about the controversial decision to appoint Came…

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Durham defend decision to appoint Cameron Bancroft as county captain

• Marcus North says West Australian has ‘suffered’ in past year• Bancroft has returned from ban due to ball-tampering affairThe Durham director of cricket, Marcus North, has spoken out for the first time about the controversial decision to appoint Came…

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Durham defend decision to appoint Cameron Bancroft as county captain

• Marcus North says West Australian has ‘suffered’ in past year• Bancroft has returned from ban due to ball-tampering affairThe Durham director of cricket, Marcus North, has spoken out for the first time about the controversial decision to appoint Came…

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Eight degrees and windy in Durham: the cricket season is here

With so much international cricket to fit in this summer there is barely room for the county season, which is why Durham were playing on 26 March, the earliest ever startWith 20 minutes to go before the start of the English cricket summer a total of ei…

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The Spin | Gambling on captain Cameron may prove light-bulb moment for Durham

Cameron Bancroft has never played for Durham but in 1998 Somerset took a punt with Jamie Cox and never looked backCameron Bancroft is not the first Australian to be made captain of a county cricket club he has never represented. In 1998 Somerset were i…

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Durham double down on Cameron Bancroft by giving him captaincy

• Decision comes a year after ball-tampering scandal• Western Australia duties mean he will miss first gameDurham are set to name their new signing Cameron Bancroft as captain for the start of the county season, a year on from the Australian ball-tampe…

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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 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: 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 …

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County cricket: Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire and more – live!

Updates from the final day of the latest round of matchesGet in touch below the line or tweet Graham hereEngland v India: fifth Test, day one – live 10.03am BST Good morning from Trent Bridge, where it is a gloriously sunny morning for the second day r…

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County cricket: Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire and more – live!

Updates from the final day of the latest round of matchesGet in touch below the line or tweet Graham hereEngland v India: fifth Test, day one – live 10.03am BST Good morning from Trent Bridge, where it is a gloriously sunny morning for the second day r…

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County cricket: Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire and more – live!

Updates from the final day of the latest round of matchesGet in touch below the line or tweet Graham hereEngland v India: fifth Test, day one – live 10.03am BST Good morning from Trent Bridge, where it is a gloriously sunny morning for the second day r…

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Durham sign banned Australia opener Cameron Bancroft for 2019 season

• Batsman involved in ball-tampering scandal in South Africa • ‘I am grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get over’Durham have signed Cameron Bancroft, the ball-tampering opening batsman who received a nine-month domestic ban by Cricket Aus…

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Ben Stokes cleared of affray after brawl outside Bristol club

England cricketer acquitted after jury accepts he had acted in self-defenceThe England cricketer Ben Stokes has been cleared of affray after a fight outside a Bristol nightclub.A jury at Bristol crown court acquitted the 27-year old Durham all-rounder …