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County cricket talking points: Somerset take advantage in title race

Somerset have overtaken Essex again at the top of the table, but the sides still have to meet in the final week of the seasonBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset’s win over Yorkshire opened up an eight-point gap on Essex, who could only dr…

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Essex, Gloucestershire v Sussex and more – live!

Day four updates from Edgbaston and beyondSomerset take title-race edge with win over YorksEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.02am BST Division One: Warwickshire 517; Essex 278-6. Essex trail by 239 runs with four wickets remaining (first …

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County cricket: Somerset v Yorkshire, Warwickshire v Essex and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsEngland v Australia: fifth Ashes Test – live!And you can email Tanya, tweet her or comment BTL 11.25am BST I just thought I’d post this of a Notts batsman playing well.UPDATE | Ben Duckett has hit three boundaries …

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Essex, Somerset v Yorkshire and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsDay one: wickets tumble as title contenders struggleGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 10.56am BST I’ve got Will, a young man on work experience from the Guardian here with me, and he’s going to take …

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T20 Blast talking points: Old heads set up fascinating Finals Day

Nottinghamshire play Worcestershire and Derbyshire face Essex in the T20 Blast semi-finals. It’s hard to call a winnerBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn the 140 days between their first match of the season at Old Trafford and the Blast quarter…

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Ravi Bopara smashes Essex Eagles into T20 Blast semi-finals

• Former England all-rounder hits quickfire 39 against Lancashire• Ryan ten Doeschate key to chasing target of 160Ravi Bopara struck a superb unbeaten 39 to take Essex into a fifth Vitality Blast finals day after a six-wicket win over Lancashire at Dur…

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T20 Blast talking points: prepare for a week of intriguing quarter-finals

Lancashire v Essex, Notts v Middlesex, Sussex v Worcestershire and Gloucestershire v Derbyshire will give us a treat this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhen Kent beat Essex at Canterbury at the beginning of the month, it was the third of…

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Eoin Morgan blasts Middlesex to domestic T20 world record run target

• Morgan’s 83 from 29 balls grabs quarter-final spot from Somerset• Essex beat Kent to snatch unlikely last-eight place in T20 BlastMiddlesex completed a world-record run chase to snatch a T20 Blast quarter-final place away from Somerset with a six-wic…

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County cricket talking points: Championship returns with thrillers

Essex are still top of the table in Division One after their victory over Kent in a remarkable game at CanterburyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogDid you like that week of first-class wicket, slyly interpolated into the T20 biffathon? Sam Billi…

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County cricket: Kent v Essex, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesStokes warns Australia to expect more Archer barragesGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 11.14am BST Grif is scratching his head: Jimmy was named in the Second XI squad, but from what I …

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County cricket live: Kent v Essex, Sussex v Middlesex and more!

Live updates from around the county groundsThe Ashes: follow the final day’s play at Lord’sEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 11.43am BST Befuddled of Hove, not sure if I can keep up with this torrent, nay whirlwind, of wickets. Worcestershir…

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County cricket talking points: Yorkshire dent Somerset’s title bid

Somerset’s hopes of winning their first County Championship took a hit at Headingley – and Essex were quick to capitalise By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset ran into three Yorkshire centurions, as Gary Ballance, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Ha…

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County cricket talking points: Essex keep winning … but so do Somerset

Somerset keep finding ways to win games and now have a 15-point lead over Essex with five games to playBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogTo win the pennant, you have to win matches – and to win matches, you need to win the big moments. Somerset …

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

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesEngland v Australia: Women’s Ashes, third ODI – live!And you can email Graham here or tweet him here 11.07am BST Notts have made three changes to their team for the clash with leaders Somerset at Tau…

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County cricket talking points: happier Somerset hammer Hampshire

Somerset’s 313-run win over Hampshire at Taunton was the perfect response after their defeat to Essex last weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogAfter their defeat at Chelmsford last week, Somerset were back at Taunton and looking to re-establis…

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County cricket: Somerset v Hampshire, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

Day one updates from around the groundsEngland v India – live with Rob Smyth!Email, tweet or comment below the line 11.02am BST It is overcast at Sophia Gardens, and I’ve just spotted the team sheet for Somerset – yes for young Bess but still no space …

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County cricket talking points: Essex beat Somerset to crack open title race

Aaron Beard and Alastair Cook were on form for Essex as they cut Somerset’s lead at the top of the tableBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s often the way that a run like Somerset’s ends in a blazing car wreck of a match – and, sure enough, it…

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The Spin | The last-ball drama of Essex v Notts is memorable 30 years on

Injured and with a batting average of four, Eddie Hemmings found a gap to win the B&H Cup and end Essex’s dominanceEverybody remembers the ending. With one ball remaining Nottinghamshire had to score three to win, and steal the Benson & Hedges …

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County cricket talking points: Essex beat Hampshire to step up title bid

Essex crushed Hampshire at Chelmsford and now face a huge match against league leaders Somerset next weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset really can do no wrong! With a week off to contemplate their view from the summit of Division One…

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County cricket talking points: Somerset do a Surrey and beat Surrey

George Bartlett hit a career-best 137 as Somerset won at Guildford to return to the top of the tableBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset made Surrey feel like they were playing the 2018 version of themselves, as they won their fourth match…