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County cricket: Hampshire’s double delight in Championship and Blast

Joy for Hampshire and dismay for Gloucestershire as Championship divisions and T20 Blast knockouts are setBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogRather than an over (so passé after all), this week’s column could become an example of the Queen of Hear…

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County cricket: Hampshire’s double delight in Championship and Blast

Joy for Hampshire and dismay for Gloucestershire as Championship divisions and T20 Blast knockouts are setBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogRather than an over (so passé after all), this week’s column could become an example of the Queen of Hear…

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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 talking points: Yorkshire youngsters excel in Blast

Jordan Thompson and Harry Brook shared a sixth-wicket stand of 141 as Yorkshire beat WorcestershireBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogYorkshire top the North Group after an extraordinary win that was surely worth more than two points in terms of …

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County cricket talking points: Lancs still unbeaten after Roses triumph

Lancashire are the only undefeated team in the championship after a tremendous round of matches in the sunBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThere may more amenable times of the year to play the county championship; there may be better players cu…

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County cricket talking points: Notts and Darren Stevens shine in gloom

It was a big week for Nottinghamshire, power couples, a reigning cricketer of the year and bad weatherBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIf you’ve been reading the current edition of Tatler, you will have noticed the headline: “Exclusive: Stuart …

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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: Notts send message with big win over Essex

Nottinghamshire beat the reigning champions by an innings and look good at the midway point of the group stageBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIf sport really were drama, the French philosophers of the 1960s would have pronounced upon it. Somew…

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County cricket talking points: fans given another week of fine matches

Anyone tired of Netflix and turned off by greedy football clubs should consider watching first-class cricket for free on YouTubeBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogI’ve long contended that there are two things wrong with county cricket: the weathe…

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Warwickshire v Essex, Hampshire v Gloucestershire: county cricket – live!

Updates from opening day in third round of matchesTalking points: Essex find a way against DurhamGet in touch! Email Tanya, tweet or comment BTL 11.43am BST Some early Ollie Pope for your delectation.Fresh from his 245 against Leicestershire. Ollie Pop…

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County cricket talking points: chilly start for the revamped championship

Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset all enjoyed victories in the opening round of fixturesBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset started the season by taking a step closer to their traditional autumnal heartbreak with a wonderfully resis…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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Nottinghamshire lift T20 Blast title after defeating Surrey by six wickets

Surrey 127 for seven; Nottinghamshire 129 for four (13.2 overs)Semi finals: Gloucestershire 73 for seven; Surrey 74 for four (9.4 overs)Lancashire 94 for four; Nottinghamshire 95 for five (8.2 overs)This short, strange season finally finished with thre…

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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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Covid-19 forces abandonment of Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire

Northants player who had not travelled tested positiveBob Willis Trophy match called off on day oneEnglish professional cricket suffered its first Covid-19 abandonment since the resumption when stumps were pulled at the Bob Willis Trophy match between …

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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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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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James Bracey: ‘It’s still mad to think I’m in an England training squad’

Gloucestershire’s young wicketkeeper-batsman, who cites Kumar Sangakkara as one of his idols, believes he has the potential to make his mark in both positionsIt has been 15 years since a Gloucestershire cricketer made his debut for England – Jon Lewis …