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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 …

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T20 Blast talking points: Somerset find form as Yorkshire find rain

Somerset look well placed to reach the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast after three wins in four daysBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith four teams from each group to qualify for the quarter-finals, now is a good time to go on a little trot an…

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County cricket: Sussex v Durham and more – live

All the latest from the County ChampionshipIndia v West Indies: World Cup – live!Wednesday roundup: Surrey earn first win of seasonAnd you can email John here, tweet him here or comment BTL 11.21am BST Another wicket for Northants. Coles again, this ti…

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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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Fear and loathing in cricket’s fraying heartland | Andy Bull

There is a cost to tinkering with formats and selling the game to Sky – cricket’s very life is at stakeThe barman at the Bat and Ball isn’t sure whether or not he likes cricket. “Never seen it,” he says, “never played it.” It’s a pity, because the game…

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Saqib Mahmood makes history with five-wicket haul as Lancashire thrash Leicestershire

• Pace bowler finishes with 5-14 from his 10 overs• Nottinghamshire maintain perfect start against YorkshireSaqib Mahmood became the first Lancashire bowler to take five wickets in successive List A games as his side overwhelmed Leicestershire by nine …

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Saqib Mahmood makes history with five-wicket haul as Lancashire thrash Leicestershire

• Pace bowler finishes with 5-14 from his 10 overs• Nottinghamshire maintain perfect start against YorkshireSaqib Mahmood became the first Lancashire bowler to take five wickets in successive List A games as his side overwhelmed Leicestershire by nine …

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Somerset see off Sussex after rain curtails James Hildreth’s big day

• Derbyshire manage last-ball win against Leicestershire• Lancashire sink Northants thanks to Hameed and JenningsSomerset made it three wins out of three in the Royal London Cup after beating the previously undefeated Sussex by 68 runs on Duckworth-Lew…

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One-Day Cup roundup: Lancashire beat Yorkshire by one run in thriller

• Home side fall short of victory in last-ball drama at Headingley• Sussex thrash Kent; Glamorgan give Somerset a frightLancashire successfully defended 311 to win a nailbiting Easter Sunday Roses match by one run at Headingley and end their losing sta…

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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 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 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…

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County cricket roundup: Root and Ballance tons salvage draw for Yorkshire

• Pair share partnership of 253 to frustrate Nottinghamshire• Somerset pull off unlikely 74-run victory against KentUnbeaten centuries from Joe Root and Gary Ballance helped Yorkshire secure a draw at Trent Bridge.Nottinghamshire had declared overnight…

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County Championship roundup: Yorkshire struggle at Nottinghamshire

• Joe Root leaves field with hand injury but expected to bat• Notts’ Joe Clarke closing in on second century of the matchAn injury scare for Joe Root could not overshadow Yorkshire’s predicament as another super innings from Joe Clarke helped Nottingha…

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County Championship 2019: Divisions One and Two team-by-team guide

Somerset and Surrey look best equipped to battle for the title while Division Two features an intriguing race to make the top three promotion places Continue reading…

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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 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: 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: 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…