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County cricket talking points: Somerset win another trophy at last

The One-Day Cup final was underwhelming but the tournament should be resurrected at the earliest opportunityBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThey may be the two best sides this season but, on the day, one was a lot better than the other. Hampsh…

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James Hildreth guides Somerset to Royal London Cup final win over Hampshire

• Hampshire 244-8, Somerset 245-4• Somerset win by six wicketsPerhaps they turned the television off in the Somerset dressing room. Upon the screen at various intervals was a graphic which demonstrated that over the last 10 years Somerset had been runn…

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Hampshire and Somerset play their part in history with Lord’s cup final | Vic Marks

The sides meet to decide the destiny of the Royal London One-Day Cup in what will be the cricket ground’s last domestic finalAfter 56 mostly glorious years the last domestic Lord’s final – and the first one to be played in May – takes place on Saturday…

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County cricket talking points: in praise of the One-Day Cup

We say goodbye to an old friend on Saturday when Hampshire meet Somerset in the last one-day cup final at Lord’sBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogJust 26 days after the first match of the Royal London Cup, there’s only the final to come. Each te…

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Peter Trego helps Somerset set up One-Day Cup final against Hampshire

• Trego’s 73 helps Somerset to 115-run win over Nottinghamshire• Holders Hampshire beat Lancashire by four wicketsSomerset will face the holders Hampshire in the One-Day Cup final after convincing wins over Nottinghamshire and Lancashire in Sunday’s se…

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Somerset surge into One-Day Cup semis with 147-run win over Worcestershire

Azhar Ali takes five wickets as Worcs skittled for 190Lancashire set Middlesex 305 to win at Lord’sTom Banton’s century laid the foundations for Somerset’s convincing 147-run victory over Worcestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup play-off at New R…

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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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Briggs and Hamza help Sussex pip Essex in last-ball One-Day Cup drama

• Sussex win by one wicket with one ball remaining• Lancashire’s Graham Onions returns to haunt Durham with batSussex claimed a thrilling last-gasp victory over Essex after last pair Danny Briggs and Mir Hamza got them home with a ball to spare at Chel…

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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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Ben Foakes set for England ODI debut after Billings’ shoulder setback

• Billings sees specialist after dislocating shoulder• England injury concerns grow before one-day gamesSurrey wicketkeeper Ben Foakes is in line to make his white-ball debut for England after a dislocated shoulder felled Kent’s Sam Billings.Billings w…

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England on alert after Sam Billings injured minutes into Kent return

• Batsman hurts shoulder in first county appearance of season• News adds to England’s one-day injury concernsEngland’s injury concerns continued with the summer’s one-day cricket approaching after Sam Billings suffered a shoulder problem fielding for K…

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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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Concern for England as Jason Roy retires hurt in Surrey win over Essex

• Batsman withdraws with back spasm after four overs• Aiden Markram stars as Hampshire beat MiddlesexSurrey’s 65-run win over Essex at the Oval – their first Royal London One-Day Cup win of the season – came at a price as Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikk…

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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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Cameron Bancroft hits unbeaten 151 on one-day debut for Durham

• Australian was banned for nine months after ‘sandpaper-gate’• Durham’s new captain sets Northamptonshire 343 to winCameron Bancroft blasted an unbeaten century on his one-day debut for Durham to reward the club’s faith in him. The 26-year-old Austral…

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Joe Root v Stuart Broad kicks off cricket bonanza in summer to savour | Vic Marks

England heavyweights face each other at start of unique season that includes the World Cup and Ashes on home soilSummer’s lease hath all too short a date. Who can argue with Warwickshire’s old stalwart in advance of the 2019 cricket season? This is a s…

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County cricket talking points: Hampshire outsmart Kent in cup final

Rilee Rossouw hit a match-winning 125 as Hampshire beat Kent in the Royal London Cup final at Lord’sBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEven in the 50-overs format, cricket requires strategic choices of a complexity beyond what most other sports c…