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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 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: Essex beat Hampshire to step up title bid

Essex crushed Hampshire at Chelmsford and now face a huge match against league leaders Somerset next weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset really can do no wrong! With a week off to contemplate their view from the summit of Division One…

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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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The Spin | Brian Lara’s unbeaten 501, 25 years on, still looks unconquerable

The Trinidadian’s first-class masterpiece for Warwickshire remains the world record innings, despite the game’s evolution The Spin: listen and subscribe to our brand new podcastBrian Charles Lara. The middle name is nearly always inserted whenever the …

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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…

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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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County cricket talking points: Somerset dare to dream of first title

Somerset had to settle for a draw against Surrey but they are still unbeaten and still top of the table By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset lead a trio of counties at the top of Division One table, but it could have been so much better fo…

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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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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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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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Six-wicket Jack Leach spins Somerset to innings victory over Nottinghamshire

• Notts lose last eight wickets for 60 in second innings• Essex hold off Surrey pacemen, Dan Lawrence falls short of 100England spinner Jack Leach’s six for 36 inspired Somerset to their second successive victory of the season. Leach, playing in his fi…

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County Championship roundup: Ed Smith sees Surrey’s batsmen find form

• Ryan Patel, Ben Foakes and Will Jacks all pass 50 against Essex• Gary Ballance and Joe Root in the runs again for YorkshireSurrey’s title defence got under way with a flourish at The Oval as a succession of their young batsmen gamboled in the spring …

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County Championship 2019: Divisions One and Two team-by-team guide

Somerset and Surrey look best equipped to battle for the title while Division Two features an intriguing race to make the top three promotion places Continue reading…

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Farbrace considering Trevor Bayliss for Edgbaston team in The Hundred

• Bayliss in running to coach side in new 100-ball tournament• Australian will step down as England coach in SeptemberPaul Farbrace began life as Warwickshire’s new director of sport on Thursday but England’s recently departed assistant coach is alread…

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Sports prospects of 2019: the men set to shine in the year ahead

From a much-vaunted Dutch footballer to a quick bowler and pole vaulter who broke a world record aged sevenFrenkie de Jong (Ajax & Netherlands) Continue reading…

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Ashley Giles appointed England’s new director of cricket

• Former England left-arm spinner replaces Andrew Strauss• Appointment follows month-long recruitment processAshley Giles was appointed the new director of England cricket on Friday. The former England left-arm spinner, who is currently sporting direct…