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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast sets up intriguing quarter-finals

Sussex, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire secured their places in the last eight of the T20 Blast this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThis column does not do news, but if you haven’t tracked down the T20 Blast’s quarter-finals to be pla…

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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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Dropped Yorkshire players ‘sat outside ground’ in hope of negative Covid result

David Willey among four players who missed T20 Blast matchCoach Andrew Gale ‘they were sat outside waiting for a text’Yorkshire were left without four senior players, including captain David Willey, for their T20 Blast match against Lancashire at Headi…

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County cricket, Bob Willis Trophy: Lancashire v Derbyshire and more – live!

Live updates from around the county groundsButtler’s absence from final T20 opens door for BantonDrop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.09am BST Yorkshire not having the greatest start at their unlikely tilt at the final. Two early wickets this morn…

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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast enjoys an unexpected return

With The Hundred shelved for a year, the T20 Blast is treating us to some fine cricket from old favourites and new facesBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogShiny and new 17 years ago – when taxis would disgorge city types at the Oval to join the m…

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

Live updates from Bob Willis Trophy matches across the countryLife will be never be the same for Crawley after his epic double tonFeel free to email Will, tweet @Will_Unwin or comment BTL 10.20am BST There was minimal action at Headingley yesterday but…

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

Live updates from every game in the Bob Willis TrophyCrawley savours the feeling after his maiden Test centuryFeel free to email Will, tweet @Will_Unwin or post BTL 10.40am BST “Morning Will, Morning All,” says Gerrumonside.“Looking forward to the Rose…

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County cricket: Notts v Lancashire, Yorks v Derbyshire and more – live!

Updates from day two in the Bob Willis Trophy matches‘Others did less but got more’: a lost generation of black cricketersEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment below the line 1.17pm BST SouthHove: Sussex 155-6 v Essex 1.07pm BST My BBC scorecard keep…

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Bob Willis Trophy talking points: a welcome return for county cricket

After months of waiting, cricket fans were treated to nine intriguing matches in the first week of the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogMaking a decent fist of it at the top of the England order are a couple of what you might c…

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Bob Willis Trophy talking points: a welcome return for county cricket

After months of waiting, cricket fans were treated to nine intriguing matches in the first week of the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogMaking a decent fist of it at the top of the England order are a couple of what you might c…

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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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Elite sports have plenty to offer in the war against coronavirus | Emma John

It is 100 years since Britain’s sports grounds were last used to treat the sick – none of us expected it to happen in our lifetimeIn the last months of the first world war, a ship arrived at Manchester from the US, its passengers deathly ill. They were…

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Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss dies after contracting coronavirus

Lancashire Cricket confirms death of 71-year-old‘He was respected throughout the cricketing world’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageLancashire chairman David Hodgkiss has died after contracting coronavirus. Hodgkiss, 71, is…

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Keaton Jennings: ‘I made the pursuit of hundreds my reason for existing’

Recalled to the England Test side the opener has a new-found perspective on cricket which will survive whether he thrives or fails in Sri Lanka next monthKeaton Jennings will not be reading this article. That is a departure for the 27-year-old, recentl…

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County cricket talking points: Somerset take advantage in title race

Somerset have overtaken Essex again at the top of the table, but the sides still have to meet in the final week of the seasonBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset’s win over Yorkshire opened up an eight-point gap on Essex, who could only dr…

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T20 Blast talking points: Old heads set up fascinating Finals Day

Nottinghamshire play Worcestershire and Derbyshire face Essex in the T20 Blast semi-finals. It’s hard to call a winnerBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn the 140 days between their first match of the season at Old Trafford and the Blast quarter…

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Ravi Bopara smashes Essex Eagles into T20 Blast semi-finals

• Former England all-rounder hits quickfire 39 against Lancashire• Ryan ten Doeschate key to chasing target of 160Ravi Bopara struck a superb unbeaten 39 to take Essex into a fifth Vitality Blast finals day after a six-wicket win over Lancashire at Dur…

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T20 Blast talking points: prepare for a week of intriguing quarter-finals

Lancashire v Essex, Notts v Middlesex, Sussex v Worcestershire and Gloucestershire v Derbyshire will give us a treat this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhen Kent beat Essex at Canterbury at the beginning of the month, it was the third of…

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County cricket talking points: Championship returns with thrillers

Essex are still top of the table in Division One after their victory over Kent in a remarkable game at CanterburyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogDid you like that week of first-class wicket, slyly interpolated into the T20 biffathon? Sam Billi…

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County cricket: Kent v Essex, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesStokes warns Australia to expect more Archer barragesGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 11.14am BST Grif is scratching his head: Jimmy was named in the Second XI squad, but from what I …