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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…

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County cricket talking points: Hampshire draw at Yorkshire to go top

Gary Ballance hit a century for Yorkshire but Hampshire dug in at Headingley to leapfrog Somerset at the top of the tableBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogHampshire leapfrogged inactive Somerset to go top of the table after time ran out in a wea…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Hampshire final day and more – live!

Updates from Headingley and around the groundsGet in touch below the line or tweet @tykestravels 9.49am BST Good morning from Headingley, where we realistically need a full day’s play to produce a positive result. Yorkshire hold the advantage with a le…

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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…