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The five county cricketers of the year

It’s time to salute the standout players of the season: Rory Burns, Olly Stone, Tom Bailey, Joe Denly and Lewis GregoryBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLeft-handers seem to be given more licence by the gods, their sinister deals unknown to thos…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey and Essex see out the season in style

Essex won the title without losing a game last season. This week they ensured Surrey did not emulate their achievement By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith the last ball of the last day of the last match still standing in 2018, the County Cham…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey and Essex see out the season in style

Essex won the title without losing a game last season. This week they ensured Surrey did not emulate their achievement By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith the last ball of the last day of the last match still standing in 2018, the County Cham…

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Surrey’s Rory Burns maintains push for England spot with runs at Somerset

• Surrey 368-4 v Somerset at Taunton• Surrey’s top four all pass 50 on a tough day for bowlersThis will not be such a stressful match for the pitch liaison officer. Two weeks ago in Somerset’s match against Lancashire 22 wickets fell on the first day; …

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County cricket: Sussex v Warwickshire, Somerset v Surrey and more – live!

Updates from the penultimate round of Championship matchesYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereECB sets out to show reasons Hundred can be a success 10.58am BST Actually, it was a close-run thing. Gloucestershire are now 1/1. Hammond to Hutton (wh…

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Somerset scent glory as Vitality Blast puts unsung counties in spotlight

Edgbaston will be full for a Finals Day that promises to show some of the game’s less heralded sides at their Twenty20 bestSurrey have already been crowned county champions, England have wrapped up a Test series victory over India and the football seas…

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County cricket: Middlesex v Kent, Somerset v Hants and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsEngland v India: fifth Test, day five – live!You can email Tanya here or tweet her here 11.23am BST Somerset now 20/4 – still trailing Hampshire by 22 runs on first-innings. Abbott 4/16. 11.20am BST This is Will’s …

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County cricket: Middlesex v Kent, Worcs v Surrey and more – live!

County cricket talking points: prepare for epic relegation battleEngland v India: fifth Test, day four – live! Follow our OBO reportAnd you can email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post below the line 11.32am BST Ignoring tumbling wickets for one moment, I …

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Lancashire snatch tie with Somerset in County Championship thriller

• Pitch under fire as Maharaj and Onions skittle Somerset for 77• Rikki Clarke puts leaders Surrey on top against EssexIn an improbable 18-wicket, jaw-clencher of a day at Taunton, the game between Lancashire and Somerset ended in a tie just after tea….

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County cricket: Essex v Surrey, Somerset v Lancashire and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsGet in touch with Chris on Twitter or below the lineVic Marks pays tribute to Alastair CookCounty cricket talking points: Surrey sniff title 11.15am BST We have a wicket at Chelmsford and it’s bad news for Mark Sto…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Worcestershire, Surrey v Notts and more – live!

Updates from day two of the latest round of matchesYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereEngland v India: fourth Test, day one – live! 11.54am BST These wickets they are a-tumbling. Bailey gone now for 4 – 143/8. And another… Maharaj second ball …

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County cricket: Lancashire v Worcestershire, Surrey v Notts and more – live!

Updates from day two of the latest round of matchesYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereEngland v India: fourth Test, day one – live! 11.54am BST These wickets they are a-tumbling. Bailey gone now for 4 – 143/8. And another… Maharaj second ball …

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County cricket: Lancashire v Worcestershire, Surrey v Notts and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds as the Championship returnsYou can email Tanya here or tweet her hereKohli gives 100-ball plan the thumbs down 12.09pm BST The rain has abated at The Oval – Burns and Stoneman march out dominant tread after dominant trea…

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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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Lewis Gregory’s knock sinks Notts and sends Somerset to T20 Finals Day

• Somerset 209-5; Notts 190 all out; Somerset win by 19 runs• Taunton win secures semi-final against Sussex at EdgbastonThe captaincy can enhance a cricketer and here we saw another example of this phenomenon as Somerset’s Lewis Gregory produced a…

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

Live updates from around the Championship groundsEngland v India: third Test, day three – live!Send Graham your thoughts on Twitter @tykestravels 11.38am BST Two wickets in as many overs for Derbyshire’s Kiwi quick Lockie Ferguson, who has removed Davi…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Worcestershire, Surrey v Lancs and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds. Discuss the action below the lineDurham on the defensive after signing Cameron Bancroft 11.18am BST Early wicket for Worcestershire as Harry Brook pulls Josh Tongue out to deep square-leg, where Dillon Pennington takes…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey are building a big lead in Division One

Surrey, the only undefeated team in the country, are looking imperious after five straight wins in the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSurrey have opened up a 34-point buffer at the top of Division One after marmalising Nott…

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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: 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…