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Bob Willis – a life in pictures

One of England’s most famous bowlers, Bob Willis, has died aged 70. The fast bowler captained England in both Tests and one day internationals and took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984. He later put his knowledge and experience to good use whe…

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Bob Willis obituary

Former England cricket captain regarded as one of the finest fast bowlers of his generationIn the 1970s and early 80s, when English cricket was beset by regular crises and deep malaises, offset by the occasional moment of outrageous glory, there was on…

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The Spin | Rajasthan Royals’ English academy: a glimpse of cricket’s future?

The IPL franchise has branched out into remote Surrey and this is the kind of development English cricket will have to accept as the game continues to evolveJust a month to go, then, until the beginning of the end. Or the start of the beginning. Or som…

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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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County cricket: Kent v Essex, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesStokes warns Australia to expect more Archer barragesGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 11.14am BST Grif is scratching his head: Jimmy was named in the Second XI squad, but from what I …

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County cricket talking points: it’s all to play for in the T20 Blast

Both groups of the T20 Blast are finely poised as teams turn their attention back to the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire continued their fine season with a crushing win over Northamptonshire to all but secure qual…

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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…

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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast lifts off in front of big crowds

Kent and Lancashire have made the early running in the T20 Blast, which has filled stadiums across the countryBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog“I don’t really follow cricket, but that was incredible!” That’s been said to me three or four times …

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County cricket talking points: Yorkshire dent Somerset’s title bid

Somerset’s hopes of winning their first County Championship took a hit at Headingley – and Essex were quick to capitalise By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset ran into three Yorkshire centurions, as Gary Ballance, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Ha…

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County cricket talking points: Essex keep winning … but so do Somerset

Somerset keep finding ways to win games and now have a 15-point lead over Essex with five games to playBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogTo win the pennant, you have to win matches – and to win matches, you need to win the big moments. Somerset …

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

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesEngland v Australia: Women’s Ashes, third ODI – live!And you can email Graham here or tweet him here 11.07am BST Notts have made three changes to their team for the clash with leaders Somerset at Tau…

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County cricket talking points: happier Somerset hammer Hampshire

Somerset’s 313-run win over Hampshire at Taunton was the perfect response after their defeat to Essex last weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogAfter their defeat at Chelmsford last week, Somerset were back at Taunton and looking to re-establis…

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County cricket: Somerset v Hampshire, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

Day one updates from around the groundsEngland v India – live with Rob Smyth!Email, tweet or comment below the line 11.02am BST It is overcast at Sophia Gardens, and I’ve just spotted the team sheet for Somerset – yes for young Bess but still no space …

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County cricket talking points: Essex beat Somerset to crack open title race

Aaron Beard and Alastair Cook were on form for Essex as they cut Somerset’s lead at the top of the tableBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s often the way that a run like Somerset’s ends in a blazing car wreck of a match – and, sure enough, it…

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County cricket talking points: Somerset keep swinging in the rain

Somerset beat Kent – and the weather – to extend their lead at the top of Division One to 26 pointsBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset found a way to win – yet again. With two days rained off, wickets needed to be taken, so Tom Abell toss…

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County cricket: Surrey v Yorkshire, Kent v Somerset and more – live!

Keep up with all the action from around the county groundsAustralia v Pakistan: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!Feel free to email Tanya or to tweet @tjaldred 11.13am BST My esteemed colleague has suggested that Jordan Thompson has the look of a young Fr…

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County cricket: Surrey v Yorkshire, Kent v Somerset and more – live!

Keep up with all the action from around the county groundsFollow South Africa v West Indies at the Cricket World CupFeel free to email Tanya or to tweet: @tjaldred 11.47am BST Worcestershire 22 for three – another for Onions and one for Anderson. Come …

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County cricket talking points: Somerset do a Surrey and beat Surrey

George Bartlett hit a career-best 137 as Somerset won at Guildford to return to the top of the tableBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset made Surrey feel like they were playing the 2018 version of themselves, as they won their fourth match…

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County cricket talking points: Hampshire draw at Yorkshire to go top

Gary Ballance hit a century for Yorkshire but Hampshire dug in at Headingley to leapfrog Somerset at the top of the tableBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogHampshire leapfrogged inactive Somerset to go top of the table after time ran out in a wea…