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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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Cricketer guilty of raping sleeping woman

Judge tells Alex Hepburn, ex-Worcestershire all-rounder, jail sentence is inevitableA cricketer has been found guilty of raping a sleeping woman as part of a “sexual conquest competition” he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.Alex Hepburn, 23, was found…

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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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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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County cricket talking points: Worcestershire down and lose Clarke

Worcestershire were relegated to Division Two – for the sixth time in 14 years – five days after winning the T20 Blast trophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire’s relegation – as much expected as their Twenty20 Cup win last week was…

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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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Ben Cox wallops Worcestershire past Sussex to T20 Blast glory

• Rapids chase down Sharks’ 157 with nine balls to spare• Cox smashes winning runs and finishes 46 not outGiven the day out had begun almost eight hours previously, it was a show of restraint that we were a full 15 minutes into the final before we saw …

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Vitality Blast T20 Final: Worcestershire Rapids v Sussex Sharks – live!

Over-by-over updates from the final at EdgbastonCricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’Email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 7.46pm BST 16th Over: Sussex 133-4 (Evans 50, Burgess 1)The Somerset lads are in the crowd dressed …

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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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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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Moeen Ali’s winning efforts with Worcester put his name back in the England frame

• Worcestershire 572-7 dec; Yorkshire 216 and 170• Worcestershire won by an innings and 170 runsMoeen Ali admits he would love to bat higher in England’s order if he returns to the Test side, a move advocated by his Worcestershire coach, Kevin Sharp, f…