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Briggs and Hamza help Sussex pip Essex in last-ball One-Day Cup drama

• Sussex win by one wicket with one ball remaining• Lancashire’s Graham Onions returns to haunt Durham with batSussex claimed a thrilling last-gasp victory over Essex after last pair Danny Briggs and Mir Hamza got them home with a ball to spare at Chel…

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Concern for England as Jason Roy retires hurt in Surrey win over Essex

• Batsman withdraws with back spasm after four overs• Aiden Markram stars as Hampshire beat MiddlesexSurrey’s 65-run win over Essex at the Oval – their first Royal London One-Day Cup win of the season – came at a price as Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikk…

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Siddle: baiting Smith and Warner over ball-tampering scandal will backfire

• Pair selected in Australia squad for World Cup in England• ‘They weren’t the first and they probably won’t be the last’Peter Siddle has called for Australia’s Steve Smith and David Warner to be cut some slack on their international return, saying: “T…

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County cricket day four: Surrey v Essex and more – live!

Live updates from all the matches around the countryRoundup: Leach spins Somerset to win at Trent BridgeFeel free to email Tanya or tweet @tjaldred 11.37am BST A crumb for those pining for Jonathan Trott – he’s going to Kent as a temporary coach. Jonat…

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Six-wicket Jack Leach spins Somerset to innings victory over Nottinghamshire

• Notts lose last eight wickets for 60 in second innings• Essex hold off Surrey pacemen, Dan Lawrence falls short of 100England spinner Jack Leach’s six for 36 inspired Somerset to their second successive victory of the season. Leach, playing in his fi…

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County cricket day two: Surrey v Essex and more – live!

Updates from around the groundsRoundup: Surrey batsmen find formTalking points: the winner takes it allEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below 11.23am BST A little green lung in the middle of the city. Patel, by the way, has 80.Surrey’s living wall – home …

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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: Surrey start defence against Essex and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds as play beginsTalking points: the winner takes it all this seasonTen commandments club cricketers must followEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.15am BST Good Morning from a sunny south London. An americano a…

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

Updates from around the county groundsYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereDay two: Kent take control against Somerset 11.27am BST And by the way, Gal says Gill Sans Serif, and Tim agrees with some sort of Gill (“like John Lewis”). 11.25am BST Hav…

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County cricket: updates from the opening day of the season – live!

Updates from the County Championship’s season-openersYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereAli Martin: county season ushers in mother of all summersCounty Championship team-by-team guide 10.40am BST Here at Trent Bridge Zak Chappell and Matt Carter…

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County cricket: updates from the opening day of the season – live!

Updates from the County Championship’s season-openersYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereAli Martin: county season ushers in mother of all summersCounty Championship team-by-team guide 10.40am BST Here at Trent Bridge Zak Chappell and Matt Carter…

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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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‘I’ve played my last game for England’: Alastair Cook relishing county life

• Essex opener made 150 against Cambridge University last week • ‘I’ve had my time. I’ve had an amazing journey’It might be a stretch to see Alastair Cook as the Billy Bonds of cricket, although the England and now exclusively Essex hero shares with th…

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Alastair Cook makes it a knight’s tale with supreme century for Essex

Former England captain had one scare on his way to 150 in his first match since he was knighted in the New Year’s Honours listHe did not want a fuss. He was still one of the lads, he said. He had only been made a knight, for heaven’s sake, not a god.An…

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There was a time when cricketers were big players – on and off the field | Matthew Engel

Derek Pringle’s unconventional autobiography romps through the 80s and is a reminder of a lost age – when cricket was a serious game and sociable with itI first met Derek Pringle on 23 April 1982, St George’s Day. It can be dated exactly because the oc…

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Danish Kaneria admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case after six years

Kaneria apologises to Westfield, who was jailed in 2012‘You cannot live a life with lies,’ says former Pakistan spinnerDanish Kaneria has admitted his role in a spot-fixing case involving his former Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield, more than six years …

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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…