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County cricket: Yorkshire v Worcestershire, Surrey v Lancs and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds. Discuss the action below the lineDurham on the defensive after signing Cameron Bancroft 11.18am BST Early wicket for Worcestershire as Harry Brook pulls Josh Tongue out to deep square-leg, where Dillon Pennington takes…

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Yorkshire’s special day – out of many – turns out to be a mixed occasion | Andy Bull

Players from the county dominated the Test build-up and first day but a run out and dropped bear summed everything upIt was Yorkshire Day on Wednesday, a rare opportunity for those of us unlucky enough to be born in the other 47 counties to hear Yorksh…

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Jonny Bairstow: Yorkshire will be chuffed at Adil Rashid’s Test call-up

• Leg spinner voices doubt over Headingley future after furore• ‘If they don’t see value in me, I have to think about the future’Jonny Bairstow believes the Yorkshire hierarchy will be secretly “chuffed” at Adil Rashid’s Test call-up despite the leg sp…

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Public must be told true reasons for Adil Rashid’s differences with Yorkshire | Jason Gillespie

Rashid’s decision to play red-ball cricket for England but not his county has caused a stink and now we should be informed exactly what is behind this standoffAdil Rashid’s selection by England for the first Test with India has caused one hell of a sti…

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Don’t whine at Adil Rashid over his switch from white to red | Vic Marks

There is anger in Yorkshire at spinner’s absence from county’s T20 campaign, but it should be directed at England selectorsWhatever the names of the spin bowlers announced by Ed Smith they were less likely to cause Virat Kohli and his fellow batsmen sl…

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Joe Root returns his best figures as Yorkshire win short battle of the Roses

• England Test captain takes four for five in 118-run success• Yorkshire out of bottom two but result puts Lancashire in perilJoe Root, despite scoring only 22 and three, still contributed significantly as Yorkshire wrapped up a 118-run Roses win over …

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County cricket: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Notts v Surrey and more – live!

Live updates from across the County ChampionshipCounty cricket talking points for the weekEmail or tweet Graham your thoughts 11.10am BST Good morning from a sunny Old Trafford, where Yorkshire have Lancashire on the rack ahead of day three. We are two…

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Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow weighs in to put pressure on Lancashire

• Bairstow scores 82 as Lancs chase 323• Ben Stokes claims rare county five-wicket haulJonny Bairstow’s combative 82 has been the standout contribution with the bat in a so far bowler-friendly Roses match, in which Lancashire are chasing an highly unli…

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County cricket talking points: Roses drama excites fans more than media

Lancashire and Yorkshire produced a marvellous last-ball finish in the T20 Blast – not that you’d know from the scant coverageBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogHas there ever been a greater mismatch between popular interest and media profile tha…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Notts v Surrey and more – live!

Live updates from across the County Championship and KSLHow life has changed for England’s women after World Cup winSophia Dunkley: ready to use WSL to claim England spotEmail or tweet Tanya your thoughts 11.27am BST Here, Yorkshire have won the toss a…

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County cricket talking points: old heads lead Yorkshire in T20 Blast

Gary Ballance, Tim Bresnan and Steve Patterson combined to give Worcestershire their first defeat in the competitionBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWorcestershire stay top of the North Group in the T20 Blast having won one and lost one last we…

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Tributes paid to amateur rugby player who died mid-match

Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for Bradford-based Birkenshaw Bluedogs when he fell illTributes have been paid to a popular amateur rugby player who died after collapsing during a match on Saturday.Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for the Bradford-based clu…

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Tributes paid to amateur rugby player who died mid-match

Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for Bradford-based Birkenshaw Bluedogs when he fell illTributes have been paid to a popular amateur rugby player who died after collapsing during a match on Saturday.Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for the Bradford-based clu…

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England players return to muted reception in Birmingham

Crowd of about 400 greet World Cup squad after fans were advised to stay away England’s World Cup squad landed at Birmingham airport to a muted fanfare as they were greeted by a few hundred supporters behind barbed-wire fences.Fans had been warned to s…

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Yorkshire chairman resigns as Geoffrey Boycott recovers from heart surgery

• Steve Denison steps down in the wake of BHS collapse• Boycott undergoes quadruple bypass open heart surgeryYorkshire are to appoint a new club chairman following the resignation of Steve Denison, the former PwC accountant who was last month heavily s…

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Fell runner’s 116-mile feat adds to summer of sporting triumphs

Nicky Spinks, a 51-year-old farmer, is the first person to do the ‘double Ramsay’Amid the razzmatazz of the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Tour de France, one athlete has discreetly set a world record and raised the bar in UK long-distance mountain runni…

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A nation hungry for joy finds new heroes in England’s World Cup stars

From Yorkshire, home of six of the squad, to Tottenham, where five of them play, the country united to cheer an intoxicating winAnd so to the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.As the final whistle blew on a 2-0 victory that left ecstatic Engla…

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County cricket talking points: Hampshire outsmart Kent in cup final

Rilee Rossouw hit a match-winning 125 as Hampshire beat Kent in the Royal London Cup final at Lord’sBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEven in the 50-overs format, cricket requires strategic choices of a complexity beyond what most other sports c…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Hants, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

Updates from the third day of play in the County ChampionshipDay two: sea fret stops Surrey in ScarboroughAnd email Tanya, tweet or comment below the line 11.53am BST Surrey 267 all out. Ollie Pope 69 not out. Ben Coad 5-53. A useful Yorkshire lead of …

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County cricket talking points: Surrey go top thanks to supreme Pope

Ollie Pope’s 117 helped Surrey beat Somerset and go top of Division One. He could also do a job for EnglandBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe County Championship backed into the spotlight with a round of matches that, if you could find them, …