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County cricket talking points: Essex and Somerset gave us a special season

The season belongs to the champions but Somerset also deserve great credit for the way they pushed Essex all the wayBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt wasn’t just the weather that was miserable at Taunton – or was it? Somerset failed again in …

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Alastair Cook steadies Essex nerves in County Championship triumph

• Somerset (203 & innings forfeit) drew with Essex (141 & 45-1)• Former England captain helps Essex avoid calamity at TauntonThis has been the season of miracles and there was just a hint of another at Taunton on Thursday. At the start another …

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County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day four – live!

Over-by-over updates from Taunton as title goes to the wireWhen championship went down to final over of the seasonDrop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 9.50am BST After toast and coffee at the Bakery at Riverside Coffee Shop (highly recommended), I’m b…

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When the County Championship went down to the final over of the season

Essex clinched the title in 1984 after a dramatic day in Taunton. They would take the same outcome this yearBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogAny budding screenwriters who want to pen a Hollywood blockbuster about the County Championship should i…

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County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day three – live!

Play scheduled to resume in rain-affected matchDay two: sides frustrated by rain againEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.24am BST Ok, so things are looking up. The rain has stopped and they are pulling the sheets off and doing things with …

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County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day two rain delay – live!

Play resumes after rain-hit first day at TauntonCatch up with Vic Marks’s day one reportEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 10.59am BST So …. Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was illegal…Lady Hale: Legality of prorogration is just…

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Somerset v Essex: County Championship title decider – live!

Over-by-over updates from the Division One showdown Thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket?Drop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.31am BST 15th over: Somerset 50-2 ( Abell 14, Hildreth 22) The fifty comes up as Abell stretches forw…

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Somerset v Essex: County Championship title decider – live!

Over-by-over updates from the Division One showdown Thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket?Drop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.31am BST 15th over: Somerset 50-2 ( Abell 14, Hildreth 22) The fifty comes up as Abell stretches forw…

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Simon Harmer says Essex hold all the cards in Championship showdown

• Somerset are bidding to win their first title• Essex can complete a double after T20 Blast victorySimon Harmer, fresh from one heck of a day out at Saturday’s T20 Blast Finals Day with maiden champions Essex, is expecting Somerset to sail close to th…

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Simon Harmer says Essex hold all the cards in Championship showdown

• Somerset are bidding to win their first title• Essex can complete a double after T20 Blast victorySimon Harmer, fresh from one heck of a day out at Saturday’s T20 Blast Finals Day with maiden champions Essex, is expecting Somerset to sail close to th…

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Somerset and Essex create thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket? | Tanya Aldred

Winner-takes-all finale to County Championship and yet there is talk of culling counties to make way for The HundredWith autumn stepping into its strides – and conkers rolling fat and round outside the pavilion at Lord’s – cricket still has one hand to…

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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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County cricket: Somerset v Yorkshire, Warwickshire v Essex and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsEngland v Australia: fifth Ashes Test – live!And you can email Tanya, tweet her or comment BTL 11.25am BST I just thought I’d post this of a Notts batsman playing well.UPDATE | Ben Duckett has hit three boundaries …

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Essex, Somerset v Yorkshire and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsDay one: wickets tumble as title contenders struggleGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 10.56am BST I’ve got Will, a young man on work experience from the Guardian here with me, and he’s going to take …

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Eoin Morgan blasts Middlesex to domestic T20 world record run target

• Morgan’s 83 from 29 balls grabs quarter-final spot from Somerset• Essex beat Kent to snatch unlikely last-eight place in T20 BlastMiddlesex completed a world-record run chase to snatch a T20 Blast quarter-final place away from Somerset with a six-wic…

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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: Yorkshire v Notts, Warwickshire v Somerset – live!

Follow the final day of play in latest county gamesEssex scrape win despite bowling Kent out for 40Email Graham, tweet or comment below the line 9.50am BST Good morning from Scarborough ahead of the fourth and final day of this latest round of Champion…

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County cricket live: Kent v Essex, Sussex v Middlesex and more!

Live updates from around the county groundsThe Ashes: follow the final day’s play at Lord’sEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 11.43am BST Befuddled of Hove, not sure if I can keep up with this torrent, nay whirlwind, of wickets. Worcestershir…

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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 talking points: Glenn Maxwell lights up the T20 Blast

The Australian was the star of the show for Lancashire as they beat Nottinghamshire and extended their unbeaten runBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire’s five wins have lifted them well clear of the pack in the North Group in a season br…