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Category: Kent

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The five county cricketers of the year

It’s time to salute the standout players of the season: Rory Burns, Olly Stone, Tom Bailey, Joe Denly and Lewis GregoryBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLeft-handers seem to be given more licence by the gods, their sinister deals unknown to thos…

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Joe Denly: ‘I went missing for a few years. I had to start enjoying it again’

The Kent batsman talks about playing his way back to form and into England’s plans for the first time in nearly a decadeJoe Denly experienced an eight?year gap between the last of 14 white-ball caps and his recent call-up for England’s Test tour to Sri…

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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: Worcestershire down and lose Clarke

Worcestershire were relegated to Division Two – for the sixth time in 14 years – five days after winning the T20 Blast trophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire’s relegation – as much expected as their Twenty20 Cup win last week was…

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County cricket: Sussex v Warwickshire, Somerset v Surrey and more – live!

Updates from the penultimate round of Championship matchesYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereECB sets out to show reasons Hundred can be a success 10.58am BST Actually, it was a close-run thing. Gloucestershire are now 1/1. Hammond to Hutton (wh…

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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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County cricket talking points: old heads lead Yorkshire in T20 Blast

Gary Ballance, Tim Bresnan and Steve Patterson combined to give Worcestershire their first defeat in the competitionBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire stay top of the North Group in the T20 Blast having won one and lost one last we…

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County cricket talking points: why is the T20 Blast not taking off?

The tournament has been blessed with good weather and a plum spot in the calendar but it is not reaching a wide audienceBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe Vitality Blast! (Is it just me, of does “Vitality Blast” sound like a pole vaulter rout…

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County cricket talking points: Hampshire outsmart Kent in cup final

Rilee Rossouw hit a match-winning 125 as Hampshire beat Kent in the Royal London Cup final at Lord’sBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEven in the 50-overs format, cricket requires strategic choices of a complexity beyond what most other sports c…

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Hampshire’s Rilee Rossouw puts Royal London Cup out of Kent’s reach

• Hampshire 330-7; Kent 269. Hampshire win by 61 runs• Sam Billings scores 75 off 60 but four run outs cost KentForty years of hurt and Kent will still be dreaming. Sunny skies, queues around the corner and a crowd of more than 20,000 to witness the oc…

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Hampshire all-stars face Kent’s homegrown underdogs in Royal London final

• First Lord’s final between the sides since 1992• James Vince and Heino Kuhn have been prolific run-scorersThe human interest stories for Saturday’s Royal London One-Day Cup final are varied and many. Kent’s 42-year-old Darren Stevens will be negotiat…

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County cricket talking points: Kent and Hampshire to meet in cup final

Kent will play Hampshire at Lord’s on 30 June, making this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup final an all-southern affairBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhat makes a good team a bad team for just one match? As Kent hammered Nottinghamshire in th…

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County cricket talking points: Ravi Bopara’s runs require more respect

Only six players have scored more runs than Ravi Bopara in the last decade. And he hit another century for Essex this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEssex, who know a bit about winning cricket matches, disposed of already qualified Kent t…

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Daniel Bell-Drummond: ‘We want people from all backgrounds coming to cricket clubs’

Daniel Bell-Drummond talks of his ambition to climb into the Test top order as well as to develop cricket in low-income areasDaniel Bell-Drummond does not get recognised much as he walks around his home streets in Catford, south-east London. In fact he…

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All-round brilliance of James Harris drives Middlesex to win over Northants

• Former champions demoted in 2017 are first to triumph this season• Harris takes most wickets and makes highest score in gameAnd so the first spoils of the 2018 Specsavers County Championship went to Middlesex, champions of 2016 but demoted to Divisio…