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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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Warwickshire v Essex, Sussex v Yorkshire and more: county cricket – live!

Updates from day three of the latest round of matchesDay two roundup: Root fails again as Yorkshire toilAnd you can contact Tanya by email, on Twitter or BTL 10.35am BST I’m hoping to chat to Simon Harmer at lunch, so please let me know any questions y…

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County cricket talking points: chilly start for the revamped championship

Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset all enjoyed victories in the opening round of fixturesBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset started the season by taking a step closer to their traditional autumnal heartbreak with a wonderfully resis…

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Runs for Robson as Middlesex and Somerset make chilly start to season

Middlesex 293-8 v SomersetFormer England opener makes 165 on opening dayAs the clock struck 11 and around the country play got under way on the opening day of the County Championship, at Lord’s the hover cover settled gently on to the wicket like a pri…

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Sussex’s Mitch Claydon accused of using hand sanitiser on ball in match

Australian took three wickets in defeat by Middlesex‘Claydon is suspended pending outcome of ECB allegation’Sussex have confirmed that the veteran bowler Mitch Claydon is suspended following an allegation of placing hand sanitiser on the ball during th…

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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: Somerset set sights on Lord’s final

Somerset have never won the County Championship but they are the team to beat in the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset, six points clear at the top of the Central Group, prospered having rustled up a storm of their own …

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County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more as Bob Willis Trophy begins – live!

Updates from around the grounds as delayed season startsCounty cricket returns with new rules and no spectatorsEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment below the line 6.48am BST Some pitches for your delectation – at Chelmsford and then Chester le Stree…

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County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more as Bob Willis Trophy begins – live!

Updates from around the grounds as delayed season startsCounty cricket returns with new rules and no spectatorsEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment below the line 6.48am BST Some pitches for your delectation – at Chelmsford and then Chester le Stree…

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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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The sad goodbye when you give up your Lord’s seats after 15 seasons

Our own seats at the Home of Cricket? It always seemed too good to be true. If only it could have gone on foreverBy Charlie Burgess for The NightwatchmanMargaret, two seats away from us, married a man who didn’t like cricket. He hadn’t noticed that the…

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More than the average bear: Peter Handscomb’s meditative approach to cricket and life

Despite multiple setbacks, Peter Handscomb continues to have faith in his abilityAs Peter Handscomb made his Test debut in 2016, Chris Rogers told a story about his former teammate on radio. Five years earlier, the pair were batting together in a produ…

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My favourite game: Middlesex v Kent, 2008 Twenty20 final

A first trophy in 15 years was secured at the Rose Bowl where an unlikely mix of veterans, youngsters and unknowns secured a rare triumphWhen you write about sport for a living, you don’t watch it the way you used to. Subconsciously, you’re documenting…

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

Updates from around the county groundsEngland v Australia: fifth Ashes Test – live!And you can email Tanya, tweet her or comment BTL 11.25am BST I just thought I’d post this of a Notts batsman playing well.UPDATE | Ben Duckett has hit three boundaries …

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

Updates from around the county groundsDay one: wickets tumble as title contenders struggleGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 10.56am BST I’ve got Will, a young man on work experience from the Guardian here with me, and he’s going to take …

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T20 Blast talking points: Old heads set up fascinating Finals Day

Nottinghamshire play Worcestershire and Derbyshire face Essex in the T20 Blast semi-finals. It’s hard to call a winnerBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn the 140 days between their first match of the season at Old Trafford and the Blast quarter…

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T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws crush Middlesex to reach Finals Day

• Middlesex 160-8; Notts Outlaws 165-0 (Outlaws win by 10 wkts)• Alex Hales (83*) and Chris Nash (74*) show Middlesex no mercyThe openers Chris Nash and Alex Hales fired Notts Outlaws to Vitality Blast Finals Day with a 10-wicket win against Middlesex …

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T20 Blast talking points: prepare for a week of intriguing quarter-finals

Lancashire v Essex, Notts v Middlesex, Sussex v Worcestershire and Gloucestershire v Derbyshire will give us a treat this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhen Kent beat Essex at Canterbury at the beginning of the month, it was the third of…

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Eoin Morgan blasts Middlesex to domestic T20 world record run target

• Morgan’s 83 from 29 balls grabs quarter-final spot from Somerset• Essex beat Kent to snatch unlikely last-eight place in T20 BlastMiddlesex completed a world-record run chase to snatch a T20 Blast quarter-final place away from Somerset with a six-wic…

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County cricket: Kent v Essex, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesStokes warns Australia to expect more Archer barragesGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 11.14am BST Grif is scratching his head: Jimmy was named in the Second XI squad, but from what I …