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County cricket talking points: Kent and Hampshire to meet in cup final

Kent will play Hampshire at Lord’s on 30 June, making this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup final an all-southern affairBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhat makes a good team a bad team for just one match? As Kent hammered Nottinghamshire in th…

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David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to tear up contract for playing in IPL

• Bowler missed the early weeks of county season• Willey calls chance to join Super Kings a ‘no-brainer’David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to rip up his contract over the 11th-hour move to the Indian Premier League at the start of the season.The al…

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County cricket talking points: Ravi Bopara’s runs require more respect

Only six players have scored more runs than Ravi Bopara in the last decade. And he hit another century for Essex this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEssex, who know a bit about winning cricket matches, disposed of already qualified Kent t…

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Even as a building site the refitted Headingley retains her charm

Redevelopment has become commonplace at the Test venues of England, with cricket moving out of grounds and into arenasJos Buttler’s second six flew straight past the television cameras on their temporary gantry, high over the building works and into th…

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County cricket talking points: Surrey’s youngsters see off Joe Root

Sam Curran and Amar Virdi put on a show at the Oval and they gave the England captain the best view in the houseBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSurrey flogged 20 wickets out of the Oval square in smashing a strong Yorkshire side by an innings …

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

All the action across the County ChampionshipUpdates on Ireland’s first Test against PakistanKeep up with all today’s cricket news 10.36am BST Saturday was a day for two centurions who are very much in the category of England hopefuls; Keaton Jennings …

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Championship round-up: Ollie Pope century helps Surrey keep faith

• Young batsman turned match round against Yorkshire• Lancashire dismiss Division One leaders Notts for 133In the youngster Ollie Pope Surrey have a batsman to watch. The 20-year-old scored his third hundred in 10 first-class matches to turn day one ag…

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County cricket: Essex v Yorkshire, Lancashire v Somerset and more – live!

All the latest from Chelmsford and around the groundsBrook outshines big names to give Yorkshire hopeTweet Graham or get in touch below the line 9.59am BST Good morning from Chelmsford, where we are greeted by wall to wall sunshine for the third day ru…

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Harry Brook outshines big names to give Yorkshire hope against Essex

• Brook scores maiden century to revive Yorkshire’s hopes • The England under-19s captain hits 124 off 187 ballsJonny Bairstow, Alastair Cook and Joe Root are all on show here at one of the more extraordinary Championship matches in recent memory. But …

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County cricket: Essex v Yorkshire, Lancashire v Somerset and more – live!

Live updates from around the groundsRoot and Cook out for ducks on day oneEmail, tweet or get in touch below the line 10.23am BST Good morning from a sunny Chelmsford. I have to say I’m still trying to get my head around yesterday’s events. For two ses…

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Joe Root and Alastair Cook out for ducks as Yorkshire edge it against Essex

• Both sides bowled out cheaply as 22 wickets tumble• Jonny Bairstow leads fightback in Yorkshire’s second inningsThis was a day of Championship cricket the 2,600 crowd present at Chelmsford will not forget in a hurry: England captains current and form…

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County cricket talking points: Luke Fletcher’s return helps Notts go top

Luke Fletcher missed half of last season due to an awful head injury so it is great to see him back on form for NottinghamshireBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogNottinghamshire sit atop Division One after a second win of the season, blowing away…

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Tom Abell’s crisp innings puts Somerset in driving seat against Yorkshire

• Somerset 216 & 200, Yorkshire 96 & 49-1• Captain strikes 82 to open up healthy advantage going into final dayA hint of normality returned to the ground that was once the haven of out?of-form batsmen. Just 11 wickets fell in the day, albeit on…

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

Updates from Old Trafford and around the groundsRenshaw stars for Somerset against YorkshireEmail Tanya, tweet or get in touch below the line 10.25am BST Good morning from Old Trafford where a chilly breeze is whistling merrily but the sun is set fair….

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Matt Renshaw hits another century for Somerset before Yorkshire collapse

• Somerset 216 & 6-0, Yorkshire 96• Cameron Bancroft’s replacement on fire with the batThe ripples of that curious incident in Cape Town have not completely subsided. One consequence has been that Cameron Bancroft never made it to Somerset; he was …

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

Updates from Old Trafford and around the groundsMorgan says ‘rigid’ cricket must accept change or dieEmail Tanya, tweet or get in touch below the line 11.13am BST It’s raining again at Lord’s so I’m not sure there will be any play there before lunch. O…

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

Live updates from around the groundsYou can email Tanya here or Tweet her hereMorgan circumspect about World Cup prospectsCounty talking points: Essex back to winning ways 11.29am BST Sussex are 15-0 after 6, but more intriguingly I read in the Cricket…

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County cricket talking points: Essex back to winning ways in title defence

Jamie Porter was the main man for Essex against Lancashire and he could do a job for EnglandBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEssex won 10 of their 14 Division One matches last year and six of 16 in their promotion season (2016), so it shouldn’t…

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Ben Coad underlines England place claim in Yorkshire defeat of Notts

• Tykes captain Ballance says player has right attitude• Coad claimed 10 wickets in Yorkshire’s 164-run victoryBen Coad for England? “Why not” is the message from the Yorkshire captain, Gary Ballance, after seeing his seamer claim 10 wickets in the mat…

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Gary Ballance sends Yorkshire to verge of win against Nottinghamshire

• Captain hits calm 82 as his side revive ruthless spirit of old• Nottinghamshire to begin final day on 181 for eightThis third day, albeit one interrupted by morning rain, had the sense of revisiting recent glories for Yorkshire, who charged towards a…