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One-Day Cup talking points: Notts and Hampshire cruise into semi-finals

Nottinghamshire will face either Worcestershire or Somerset, and Hampshire will play either Middlesex or LancashireBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogNottinghamshire needed 23 runs off 12 balls with just two wickets in hand if they were to top th…

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Royal London Cup: Royal London Cup: Patel century earns Notts semi-final win by one wicket

• Samit Patel hits 136 against Northamptonshire• Lancashire earn final play-off place in North GroupSamit Patel’s unbeaten century ensured Nottinghamshire secured a home Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final by the barest of margins after they defeated N…

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Kumar Sangakkara becomes first non-British MCC president

Sri Lankan great succeeds Anthony Wreford in OctoberWorcestershire hammer Notts in Royal London CupThe former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first non-British president of Marylebone Cricket Club. Sangakkara will begin his…

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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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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 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: 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: look out for spin on T20 Finals Day

Somerset, Worcestershire, Sussex and Lancashire have made it to the most entertaining day of the season at EdgbastonBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogAll four Vitality Blast quarter-finals proved to be comfortable wins for the progressing teams,…

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County cricket talking points: Roses drama excites fans more than media

Lancashire and Yorkshire produced a marvellous last-ball finish in the T20 Blast – not that you’d know from the scant coverageBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogHas there ever been a greater mismatch between popular interest and media profile tha…

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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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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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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,…

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County Championship: fans of all 18 counties preview the cricket season

How is your team shaping up? Fans give their verdicts on the season aheadI thought we’d narrowly avoid relegation before last season, so found our Championship win quite astonishing. But Simon Harmer won’t be the same unknown quantity this season and J…