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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 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: One-Day Cup spoils the plot for the season

Why disrupt the season just as the County Championship had started to take shape and build some momentum?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogI review theatre elsewhere and, inevitably, the worlds of cricket and stage occasionally overlap. To succe…

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Joe Root ready for ‘more responsibility’ with return to England No 3 spot

• Captain moves up as part of revamped lineup against Pakistan• Tom Westley stars for Essex against Middlesex in one-day cupJoe Root feels ready to make a success of England’s troublesome No 3 position after a year spent adjusting to the demands o…

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Nottinghamshire v Surrey: Royal London Cup final – live!

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Stuie’s backing Notts! Enjoy work, pal.

@willis_macp morning will! I’m at work from 12:15-about 23:00 tonight 🙁

Notts my pick should be a cracker

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Early morning stat attack!

GJ Batty (39) & CMW Read (38) are the oldest pair of Lord’s Final captains since JD Bond (40) & MJK Smith (39) Lancs v Warwks in 1972 #RLODC

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England forced to explore their options before first Test with South Africa

• Trevor Bayliss speaks of most difficult selection meeting in his two years
• Dawid Malan and Mark Stoneman will be considered for debuts

Dawid Malan, Mark Stoneman and Toby Roland-Jones will all be considered for possible Test debuts against South Africa next week during what Trevor Bayliss has described as the toughest selection meeting of his two years as England head coach.

Related: FCC cricket podcast: Sam Northeast on captaining Kent and his England chances

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England forced to explore their options before first Test with South Africa

• Trevor Bayliss speaks of most difficult selection meeting in his two years
• Dawid Malan and Mark Stoneman will be considered for debuts

Dawid Malan, Mark Stoneman and Toby Roland-Jones will all be considered for possible Test debuts against South Africa next week during what Trevor Bayliss has described as the toughest selection meeting of his two years as England head coach.

Related: FCC cricket podcast: Sam Northeast on captaining Kent and his England chances

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Jason Roy returns to form as Surrey surge into Royal London Cup final

• Surrey 363-7; Worcestershire 210 all out
• Surrey win by 153 runs to reach final for third year in succession

Jason Roy recaptured his form with a vengeance as Surrey overwhelmed Worcestershire by 153 runs to reach the Royal London Cup final for a third consecutive year.

Roy top scored with 92 as Surrey amassed 363 for seven in their 50 overs after electing to bat at New Road. It was in sharp contrast to his struggles in recent weeks with England which culminated in him being dropped from the Champions Trophy semi-final setback against Pakistan at Cardiff.

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Jason Roy returns to form as Surrey surge into Royal London Cup final

• Surrey 363-7; Worcestershire 210 all out
• Surrey win by 153 runs to reach final for third year in succession

Jason Roy recaptured his form with a vengeance as Surrey overwhelmed Worcestershire by 153 runs to reach the Royal London Cup final for a third consecutive year.

Roy top scored with 92 as Surrey amassed 363 for seven in their 50 overs after electing to bat at New Road. It was in sharp contrast to his struggles in recent weeks with England which culminated in him being dropped from the Champions Trophy semi-final setback against Pakistan at Cardiff.

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Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney guide Nottinghamshire to Cup final

• Semi-final: Essex 370-5; Nottinghamshire 373-5
• Nottinghamshire win by five wickets (with three balls remaining)

A record 185-run fifth-wicket partnership between Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney guided Nottinghamshire into the Royal London Cup final after a five-wicket win over Essex at Chelmsford.

Nottinghamshire reached their target of 371 with three balls to spare – the highest successful run chase in a domestic List A competition – and they will face Worcestershire or Surrey at Lord’s on 1 July.

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Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney guide Nottinghamshire to Cup final

• Semi-final: Essex 370-5; Nottinghamshire 373-5
• Nottinghamshire win by five wickets (with three balls remaining)

A record 185-run fifth-wicket partnership between Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney guided Nottinghamshire into the Royal London Cup final after a five-wicket win over Essex at Chelmsford.

Nottinghamshire reached their target of 371 with three balls to spare – the highest successful run chase in a domestic List A competition – and they will face Worcestershire or Surrey at Lord’s on 1 July.

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FCC cricket podcast: with Jack Shantry, the figure of fun who became a folk hero

Will and Vish meet Jack Shantry to talk about his unusual bowling action, the way he deals with fans and the day he took 10 wickets and scored a century

By Will and Vish, for Freelance Cricket Club, part of the Guardian Sport Network

As a wannabe professional cricketer aged 14 or 15, Jack Shantry was “diagnosed with a mixed bowling action.” “It sounds terminal, doesn’t it?” he laughs. As a canny and unorthodox left-arm swing bowler for Worcestershire, Shantry has developed a reputation as one of cricket’s most interesting and quirky characters, for both his peculiar bowling action and the way he engages wittily with fans – and detractors – on social media.

Shantry joins us as we return to the podcast after a rather accidental six-month absence. Artistic differences behind us, we travelled to Worcester to meet Shantry. “I’m sure you’ll bring up my lack of pace…” he says, as first up on the agenda is Shantry’s slightly unusual route into the game and how he developed that bowling action.

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FCC cricket podcast: with Jack Shantry, the figure of fun who became a folk hero

Will and Vish meet Jack Shantry to talk about his unusual bowling action, the way he deals with fans and the day he took 10 wickets and scored a century

By Will and Vish, for Freelance Cricket Club, part of the Guardian Sport Network

As a wannabe professional cricketer aged 14 or 15, Jack Shantry was “diagnosed with a mixed bowling action.” “It sounds terminal, doesn’t it?” he laughs. As a canny and unorthodox left-arm swing bowler for Worcestershire, Shantry has developed a reputation as one of cricket’s most interesting and quirky characters, for both his peculiar bowling action and the way he engages wittily with fans – and detractors – on social media.

Shantry joins us as we return to the podcast after a rather accidental six-month absence. Artistic differences behind us, we travelled to Worcester to meet Shantry. “I’m sure you’ll bring up my lack of pace…” he says, as first up on the agenda is Shantry’s slightly unusual route into the game and how he developed that bowling action.

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Essex beat Somerset to close in on Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final spot

• Tom Westley was the mainstay of victory, making 100 from 98 balls
• Gloucestershire dented Sussex’s hopes of reaching knockout stages

Essex moved close to a home semi-final in the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 72-run win over the previous South Group leaders, Somerset.

Tom Westley was the mainstay of Essex’s 50-over total of 334 for six at Taunton, making exactly 100 from 98 balls. Ravi Bopara (92 not out) and Alastair Cook (65) also shone with the bat and Somerset fell well short, despite Johann Myburgh hitting 57 out of a 64-run opening stand with Jim Allenby.

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James Vince makes Hampshire history with 178 but Glamorgan stun hosts

• Worcestershire beat Warwickshire despite century from Ian Bell
• Alastair Cook in the runs again for Essex as they see off Middlesex

James Vince scored Hampshire’s highest ever List A score but Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke pulled off a stunning run-chase to steal a three-wicket Royal London One-Day Cup victory for Glamorgan. The captain Vince struck a career-best 178 off 138 balls at the Ageas Bowl, including 18 fours and five sixes, to beat Gordon Greenidge’s previous best of 177 in 1975. Vince was eventually bowled by Marchant de Lange – one of the South African’s five wickets – as Hampshire posted 332 for six after losing the toss. But Ingram then crashed 115 off 78 deliveries before Cooke got the hosts over the line at the death with an unbeaten 59 from 27 balls.

Adam Hose hit his maiden Somerset century as the South Group leaders made it five wins from six matches with an 81-run Duckworth/Lewis victory over Gloucestershire in a match reduced to 46 overs per side. Hose’s unbeaten 101 and 90 from Jim Allenby helped the visitors make 294 for six at Bristol. Needing 297 to win under the Duckworth-Lewis method, Gloucestershire offered some resistance through Jack Taylor’s 68 and 33 from George Hankins but they could only manage 215 all out.

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County cricket roundup: Steven Croft fires Lancashire to win at Warwickshire

• Lancashire (351) beat Warwickshire (325) by 26 runs
• Yorkshire top of North Group after 15-run win over Derbyshire

Lancashire’s poor start to their white‑ball campaign was arrested with a 26-run win against the champions Warwickshire thanks to a stunning innings of 127 from their captain, Steven Croft, which included three consecutive sixes in a 10-ball Oliver Hannon-Dalby over that cost 37.

Croft’s 83-ball knock propelled Lancashire to 351, which they defended despite a fifth-wicket stand of 126 between Tim Ambrose (68) and Rikki Clarke (76). James Anderson took two for 45 and ran out Ambrose, while Simon Kerrigan took three for 60, including the final wicket – of Keith Barker, who Croft had tucked in to earlier, smashing four sixes in an over.

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County cricket roundup: Steven Croft fires Lancashire to win at Warwickshire

• Lancashire (351) beat Warwickshire (325) by 26 runs
• Yorkshire top of North Group after 15-run win over Derbyshire

Lancashire’s poor start to their white‑ball campaign was arrested with a 26-run win against the champions Warwickshire thanks to a stunning innings of 127 from their captain, Steven Croft, which included three consecutive sixes in a 10-ball Oliver Hannon-Dalby over that cost 37.

Croft’s 83-ball knock propelled Lancashire to 351, which they defended despite a fifth-wicket stand of 126 between Tim Ambrose (68) and Rikki Clarke (76). James Anderson took two for 45 and ran out Ambrose, while Simon Kerrigan took three for 60, including the final wicket – of Keith Barker, who Croft had tucked in to earlier, smashing four sixes in an over.

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County cricket talking points: the schedule for the season is daft

Just as momentum and interest were building, the County Championship season took a break – and missed out on big crowds over the bank holiday

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Just when the County Championship narrative began to build with a logjam at the top of Division One, with Gary Ballance and Darren Stevens adding personal stories to colour the picture, cricket shifts to its white ball format – of course it does. At least the Royal London One-Day Cup got off to a spectacular start with an early contender for innings of the season. After Ben Foakes’s 92 had lifted Surrey to a competitive 290, Somerset collapsed to 22-5, the swing of Jade Dernbach (remember him?) and Sam Curran too much for the experienced top order. Dean Elgar – a very classy operator these days – was joined by fellow South African, Roelof van der Merwe and the long reconstruction job began. While the Test man dug in, the all-rounder chanced his arm and the runs kept coming, but the wickets didn’t. Elgar departed with the stand worth 213, but Van der Merwe only walked off when the job was done, his share 165.

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Somerset’s Roelof van der Merwe leads stunning recovery to sink Surrey

• South Group: Surrey 290-8; Somerset 291-6
• Somerset win by four wickets

A maiden one-day century by Roelof van der Merwe helped Somerset pull off a remarkable four-wicket win over Surrey in the Royal London One Day Cup at Taunton with more than six overs to spare.

Surrey were restricted to 290 for eight from their 50 overs, Ben Foakes top-scoring with 92. In reply Somerset crumbled to 22 for five and looked out of it before Van der Merwe, who hit 165 not out, and Dean Elgar (68) came together to lay the foundation for victory with a sixth-wicket stand of 213. Somerset reached their target with 37 balls remaining to complete a dramatic turnaround.

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Relegated Durham start Division Two life at home against Nottinghamshire

• Durham went down after £3.8m bailout by England and Wales Cricket Board
• Day-night county matches start in late June before first floodlit Test

Life in Division Two for Durham will begin at home against Nottinghamshire as part of a domestic fixture schedule for 2017 that includes a first-ever round of day‑night Championship matches, for which England’s Test players will be available.

Durham, who finished fourth in Division One last season, had their 11-year spell in the top flight ended last month when they were relegated and hit with a 48-point deduction from the start of next season as part of their £3.8m bailout by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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