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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: Yorkshire v Lancashire, Surrey v Somerset and more – live!

Updates on day three of the latest round of Championship gamesAndrew Flintoff: ‘The Hundred will be an adjustment for me too’Get in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or comment BTL 12.03pm BST Forget everything I said about maximum bowling points. Dur…

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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: 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: groups set up nicely before month-long break

After eight entertaining rounds of fixtures it’s still difficult to predict which teams will qualify for Division OneBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogJust nine points separate the top four in Group One as Warwickshire took their turn to top the…

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County cricket talking points: Notts and Darren Stevens shine in gloom

It was a big week for Nottinghamshire, power couples, a reigning cricketer of the year and bad weatherBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIf you’ve been reading the current edition of Tatler, you will have noticed the headline: “Exclusive: Stuart …

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County cricket talking points: Essex the big movers in rain-affected week

It was a productive week for the reigning champions and an emotional one for Durham bowler Chris RushworthBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogHaving been uncharacteristically out of sorts for a few weeks, Essex cranked up the mean machine and brus…

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County cricket talking points: Notts send message with big win over Essex

Nottinghamshire beat the reigning champions by an innings and look good at the midway point of the group stageBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIf sport really were drama, the French philosophers of the 1960s would have pronounced upon it. Somew…

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County cricket talking points: the new format is delivering a thrilling season

It remains to be seen what the second phase of this strange campaign will bring, but the first phase has been a huge successBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn Group One, only five points separate Warwickshire, Durham, Worcestershire, Nottingha…

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County cricket talking points: the new format is delivering a thrilling season

It remains to be seen what the second phase of this strange campaign will bring, but the first phase has been a huge successBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn Group One, only five points separate Warwickshire, Durham, Worcestershire, Nottingha…

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County cricket talking points: fans given another week of fine matches

Anyone tired of Netflix and turned off by greedy football clubs should consider watching first-class cricket for free on YouTubeBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogI’ve long contended that there are two things wrong with county cricket: the weathe…

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County cricket talking points: Essex and Somerset reprise rivalry at Lord’s

Essex and Somerset played a County Championship decider last year. Now they will meet in the Bob Willis Trophy final By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogRyan ten Doeschate is 40 years old and isn’t blasting the volume of runs he once did. But his …

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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast enjoys an unexpected return

With The Hundred shelved for a year, the T20 Blast is treating us to some fine cricket from old favourites and new facesBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogShiny and new 17 years ago – when taxis would disgorge city types at the Oval to join the m…

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County cricket talking points: Essex beat Sussex to maintain 100% record

The only 100% record in the Bob Willis Trophy is held by the club who also fly the County Championship pennant By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn my mind’s eye, it’s always David Coleman in his staccato voice. “So Bill Beaumont, the simple que…

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County cricket talking points: Essex, Somerset and Derbyshire set the pace

Will Somerset finally come good this year – just when there is no County Championship at stake?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogFor a phrase that is synonymous with clarity of vision, there’s little about 2020 that one could see coming – not le…

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Bob Willis Trophy: county cricket returns with new rules and no fans | Tanya Aldred

Four-day red-ball cricket returns with one-off tournament named after the much-loved England bowler and punditThis was going to be the year the Hundred booted the County Championship to the margins of the summer and took over the school holidays with i…

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‘It’s been extreme’: Worcestershire cricket stay upbeat despite floods

Club’s pre-season tour threatened by coronavirus‘It’s a hold-our-breath and fingers crossed job’Worcestershire could be forgiven for feeling down on their luck at present, with their ground still submerged following its fifth flood of the winter and th…

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Pat Brown hoping red-hot form will lead to World T20 place for England

Death-bowling specialist impressed on his debut but is keen to avoid being labelled a short-format playerHis county teammates have accused him of suffering from red-ball rash but Pat Brown, whose rise to prominence has come as a death-overs specialist …

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County cricket talking points: Essex and Somerset gave us a special season

The season belongs to the champions but Somerset also deserve great credit for the way they pushed Essex all the wayBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt wasn’t just the weather that was miserable at Taunton – or was it? Somerset failed again in …