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County cricket: Hampshire’s double delight in Championship and Blast

Joy for Hampshire and dismay for Gloucestershire as Championship divisions and T20 Blast knockouts are setBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogRather than an over (so passé after all), this week’s column could become an example of the Queen of Hear…

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County cricket: Hampshire’s double delight in Championship and Blast

Joy for Hampshire and dismay for Gloucestershire as Championship divisions and T20 Blast knockouts are setBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogRather than an over (so passé after all), this week’s column could become an example of the Queen of Hear…

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County cricket: Championship and Blast reach midsummer shake-ups

A flurry of matches this week have set up the fight for divisional status in the Championship and the quarter-finals in the BlastBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn Group One in the County Championship, the qualifying slots for Division One pro…

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County cricket: T20 Blast comes to the boil as teams battle to reach last eight

With three rounds of fixtures to play in the T20 Blast group stage, 13 teams have a chance of reaching the quarter-finalsBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogNottinghamshire, the defending champions, stormed away at the top of the North Group after…

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County cricket talking points: Yorkshire youngsters excel in Blast

Jordan Thompson and Harry Brook shared a sixth-wicket stand of 141 as Yorkshire beat WorcestershireBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogYorkshire top the North Group after an extraordinary win that was surely worth more than two points in terms of …

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County cricket: T20 Blast group stage is proving enjoyably competitive

At the midpoint of the group stage, five teams are separated by just one point at the top of the North GroupBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogOne point separates five teams at the top of the North Group – it’s almost as if the ECB has a popular …

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County cricket: Worcs, Surrey and Kent set early pace in T20 Blast

Joe Clarke and Gareth Batty were the stars of the show as the T20 Blast returned this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire sit top of the North Group, courtesy of two wins and a tie at home to Nottinghamshire. Chasing 153 after J…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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How the Indian Premier League clean bowled English T20 cricket | Barney Ronay

It is fascinating to recall now that when Twenty20 was starting out there were real questions about who would come to colonise this new worldThe weather forecast for Birmingham this weekend isn’t messing about. Usually weather in this country is descri…

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Rain threatens a soggy end to cricket season for T20 Finals day at Edgbaston

Reserve day on Sunday expected to be neededBowl-out and shared trophy possible at EdgbastonThe autumn equinox has gone, and the summer’s a memory already, but the cricket season lingers on. The short, strange season will end sometime this weekend when …

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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast sets up intriguing quarter-finals

Sussex, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire secured their places in the last eight of the T20 Blast this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThis column does not do news, but if you haven’t tracked down the T20 Blast’s quarter-finals to be pla…

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County cricket talking points: all to play for as T20 Blast comes to the boil

Every team will play three games this week as they try to book their places in the quarter-finalsBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith all sides having three matches left in the Blast, Nottinghamshire are the closest to securing a top-two slot …

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Dropped Yorkshire players ‘sat outside ground’ in hope of negative Covid result

David Willey among four players who missed T20 Blast matchCoach Andrew Gale ‘they were sat outside waiting for a text’Yorkshire were left without four senior players, including captain David Willey, for their T20 Blast match against Lancashire at Headi…

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Vitality Blast roundup: Joe Root helps Yorkshire crush Derbyshire by 99 runs

England Test captain scores 64 off 40 and takes two wicketsAdam Rossington defies injury to lead Northamptonshire to winJoe Root’s commanding 64 off 40 balls followed by two wickets with his off-breaks helped Yorkshire to end their Vitality Blast hoodo…

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ECB delays start of cricket season again but defers decision on the Hundred

ECB confirms there will be no professional matches before 1 JulyWest Indies series slated for June to be rescheduledThe England and Wales Cricket Board has been forced to issue a further delay to the start of the season but a decision over whether to m…

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Cricket could use its enforced pause to find a way forward | Vic Marks

Saving this summer’s internationals, T20 Blast and The Hundred is beyond the ECB’s control during the coronavirus crisis, so perhaps the hiatus should be used to reform the gameSeptember 2019. Was there ever a better time to be a professional cricketer…

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Simon Harmer guides Essex to last-ball T20 Blast title win over Worcestershire

• Worcestershire 145-9; Essex 148-6. Essex win by four wickets• Captain hits winning runs after taking seven wickets during dayWith two star names on show who on Friday had been adversely affected by England’s central contract announcement, there was a…

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T20 Blast Finals Day: Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire in first semi – live!

Updates from the first semi-final at EdgbastonEmail Graham, tweet or comment below the line 10.43am BST Nottinghamshire captain Dan Christian wins the toss and will bowl first.Worcestershire: Wessels, Rutherford, Moeen (c), Cox (wk), D’Oliveira, Whitel…