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

Keep up with all the action from around the groundsCheck in on Scotland v England: ODI – live!And feel free to email Tanya or tweet: @tjaldred 11.37am BST And a super wicket for Onions, Chopra bowled for 3 to one that zipped back off the pitch. He’s be…

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

Updates from around the county groundsCounty cricket talking points: Bell and Trott roll back yearsEmail Tanya here or tweet her here with your thoughts 11.23am BST That lions squad in full: Squad: Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshir…

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County cricket talking points: Royal London Cup throws up a few surprises

Worcestershire and Derbyshire are leading the north group, with Hampshire making the early running down southBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe Royal London Cup north group table is beginning to take on a shape and it’s something of a surpris…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey’s youngsters see off Joe Root

Sam Curran and Amar Virdi put on a show at the Oval and they gave the England captain the best view in the houseBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSurrey flogged 20 wickets out of the Oval square in smashing a strong Yorkshire side by an innings …

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County cricket: Surrey v Yorkshire, Notts v Lancs and more – live!

All the action across the County ChampionshipUpdates on Ireland’s first Test against PakistanKeep up with all today’s cricket news 10.36am BST Saturday was a day for two centurions who are very much in the category of England hopefuls; Keaton Jennings …

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County cricket talking points: Notts are threatening to emulate Essex

Newly promoted Nottinghamshire are top of the table after their third win of the season. Will they ‘do an Essex’?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogNottinghamshire’s third win of the season puts them 17 points clear at the top of Division One, as…

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Somerset’s Steve Davies and Jack Leach fend off Matt Parkinson for draw

• Lancashire leg-spinner’s career-best fails to force win• Notts go top of First Division with win over HampshireOn a scorching day in Manchester, as the swifts arrived from the south, Somerset batted all day until the teams shook hands at te…

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

Live updates from around the groundsRoot and Cook out for ducks on day oneEmail, tweet or get in touch below the line 10.23am BST Good morning from a sunny Chelmsford. I have to say I’m still trying to get my head around yesterday’s events. For two ses…

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County cricket talking points: Luke Fletcher’s return helps Notts go top

Luke Fletcher missed half of last season due to an awful head injury so it is great to see him back on form for NottinghamshireBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogNottinghamshire sit atop Division One after a second win of the season, blowing away…

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Craig Overton stars as Somerset attack proves too strong for Yorkshire

• Somerset bowl out Yorkshire in second consecutive victory• Nottinghamshire top the table with defeat of WorcestershireThe weather failed to put a dampener on an intriguing final day of the County Championship’s third round. At Taunton, Somerset bowle…

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

Updates from Old Trafford and around the groundsRenshaw stars for Somerset against YorkshireEmail Tanya, tweet or get in touch below the line 10.25am BST Good morning from Old Trafford where a chilly breeze is whistling merrily but the sun is set fair….

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

Updates from Old Trafford and around the groundsMorgan says ‘rigid’ cricket must accept change or dieEmail Tanya, tweet or get in touch below the line 11.13am BST It’s raining again at Lord’s so I’m not sure there will be any play there before lunch. O…

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

Live updates from around the groundsYou can email Tanya here or Tweet her hereMorgan circumspect about World Cup prospectsCounty talking points: Essex back to winning ways 11.29am BST Sussex are 15-0 after 6, but more intriguingly I read in the Cricket…

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Jack Brooks stars with bat and ball as Yorkshire make Nottinghamshire suffer

• Late stand with Ben Coad plus three wickets puts visitors in trouble• 18 wickets fall at Chelmsford as Ed Barnard takes five at TauntonJack Brooks lit up a feverish evening session at Headingley as Yorkshire recovered from early strife against Nottin…

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County cricket talking points: Olly Stone deserves an England call-up

The Warwickshire bowler was brilliant against Sussex in the first week of the season. Why not play him against Pakistan?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWarwickshire’s Olly Stone is the fastest English bowler right now – and probably the fastes…

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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…

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County Championship roundup: Kent and Northants suffer stunning collapses

• Kent bowled out for 64 in 18.5 overs by Gloucestershire• Middlesex’s James Harris takes five-for against NorthantsAnd so within 48 hours the County Championship swung from the damply ridiculous to the calamitously camp. A combination of pitches sweat…

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

Latest from around the grounds on opening weekendVince back to his frustrating best for HampshireEmail Tanya or get in touch below the line 10.09am BST Good morning from Old Trafford where the lawnmowers are marching up and down, both teams are practis…

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James Vince back to frustrating best as rain hits County Championship return

• Hampshire batsman hits rapid 75 before missing straight ball• Four games are washed out without a ball being bowledIt is not supposed to start with a whimper. Six Championship games: four called off without a ball bowled, at Headingley, Old Trafford,…