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Category: County Championship Division One

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The Spin | County Championship finale: who will prevail in four-way title fight?

David Gower is pulling for his old club Hampshire as they look to pip Lancs, Warks and Notts in the final set of matchesDavid Gower was at Scarborough this month, when Yorkshire thrashed Somerset to end, yet again, their hopes of winning the County Cha…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Warwicks, Surrey v Essex and more – live!

Updates from day four around the county groundsHampshire go top and Lancashire rout SomersetEmail Tanya, tweet her or comment below the line 11.01am BST He does! Woakes flexing his Test match muscles and plonking his bum on that Ashes plane. Brook has …

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Warwicks, Surrey v Essex and more – live!

Updates from day four around the county groundsHampshire go top and Lancashire rout SomersetEmail Tanya, tweet her or comment below the line 11.01am BST He does! Woakes flexing his Test match muscles and plonking his bum on that Ashes plane. Brook has …

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Warks v Hampshire, Notts v Lancashire and more: county cricket – live!

Updates on final day of the latest round of Championship gamesDay three roundup: Essex and Kent speed to innings victoriesAnd you can get in touch with Tanya by email or on Twitter 10.02am BST More departures, this time Dave Houghton from Derby, after …

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Hants, Yorkshire v Somerset and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds in the County ChampionshipSurrey’s Smith strikes century as wickets tumble all aroundGet in touch! Email Tanya, tweet her or comment BTL 12.16pm BST Hampshire lose Ian Holland just six short of his fifty – 112-2, a lead …

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Surrey v Middlesex, Essex v Warwicks and more: county cricket – live!

County Championship updates from around the grounds Day one roundup: Surrey collapse against MiddlesexGet in touch! Email Simon, tweet him here or post BTL 11.19am BST Innings break! Crikey, Leicestershire aren’t hanging around this morning. From 223-7…

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County cricket: Lancashire v Glamorgan, Middlesex v Gloucestershire – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsAnderson strikes between the showers but Glamorgan hold firmGet in touch! Email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment BTL 11.10am BST One down… 11.07am BST No play before lunch at Northampton. Do email m…

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Surrey v Hampshire, Worcestershire v Essex and more: county cricket – live!

Follow county cricket updates from around the grounds Wood and Raine on song for Durham as Cook hits centuryEmail Simon, tweet @Simon_Burnton or join the discussion BTL 12.17pm BST Northamptonshire’s day has suddenly darkened: they’ve gone from 76-1 to…

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Surrey v Hampshire, Worcestershire v Essex and more: county cricket – live!

Follow county cricket updates from around the grounds Wood and Raine on song for Durham as Cook hits centuryEmail Simon, tweet @Simon_Burnton or join the discussion BTL 12.17pm BST Northamptonshire’s day has suddenly darkened: they’ve gone from 76-1 to…

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ECB ponders Covid passports to get fans back into grounds for championship

ECB exploring all possibilities for spectators to returnNew season will begin without fans on 8 AprilAs the county season prepares to burst into life on 8 April with the first round of Championship matches, the ECB revealed that it is pondering the use…

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Ian Salisbury: ‘To coach players you need to show you care for them’

As Salisbury returns to where it all began at Sussex, he talks about love, loss, leg breaks and his own remarkable journeyBy Phil Walker for Wisden Cricket MonthlyAt around the midway point of a conversation that has ranged across the plains of love, l…

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Ian Salisbury: ‘To coach players you need to show you care for them’

As Salisbury returns to where it all began at Sussex, he talks about love, loss, leg breaks and his own remarkable journeyBy Phil Walker for Wisden Cricket MonthlyAt around the midway point of a conversation that has ranged across the plains of love, l…

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Three memories of cricket in 2020

Following on from his reviews of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Gary has picked out a few highlights from 2020By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt had been an emotional few days. It was early July, deep in lockdown, and we didn’t know wh…

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Restructured first-class cricket season schedule announced for 2021

Three-conference County Championship begins on 8 AprilBob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s from 27 SeptemberEssex will begin the defence of their County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy titles next year against Worcestershire at Chelmsford on 8 April, w…

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Restructured first-class cricket season schedule announced for 2021

Three-conference County Championship begins on 8 AprilBob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s from 27 SeptemberEssex will begin the defence of their County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy titles next year against Worcestershire at Chelmsford on 8 April, w…

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The Spin | Gone in 11 seconds: how technology fixed cricket fixture headaches

Fifty years ago cricket began using computers to draw up fixtures, putting an end to manually tackling county demands“Arranged two months in advance of the old date, the annual meeting of county secretaries was held yesterday at Lord’s,” the Guardian r…

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ECB reveals new County Championship structure and South Africa tour boost

Three divisions of six counties for summer of 2021 England’s tour next month set to get green lightSome clarity is emerging during what are uncertain times for cricket with news of a restructured County Championship for 2021 and the expectation that En…

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Live county cricket season day two: Bob Willis Trophy!

Rolling updates from action all over the countryDay one report: Hameed hits 50 on debut for NottinghamshireEmail Tanya with any thoughts | Tweet @tjaldred 10.46am BST News that the BCCI are intending to hold a women’s IPL, to run alongside the last leg…

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The Spin | County cricket’s life-affirming return is perfect tribute to Bob Willis

Willis longed for a leaner structure that would attract more fans. The new tournament named in his honour fits the bill“On the day that the 1978 cricket season ended, I managed at once to feel satisfaction, gratitude, regret, depression – and overwhelm…

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Darren Stevens: ‘If I never played cricket again I’d feel robbed’

The Kent all-rounder discusses his 24-year career, his ambitions for the future and the England call-up that never cameBy Alex Hoad for The Pinch Hitter“I feel as fresh as a 34-year-old” is not a statement likely to inspire a great swell of confidence …