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Ollie Robinson given time off by Sussex for his ‘mental health and wellbeing’

Sussex statement: ‘Ollie has made clear the shame he feels’Rory Burns says England concentrating on winning second TestOllie Robinson has pulled out of playing for Sussex this weekend citing the need for a break as the England and Wales Cricket Board c…

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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: Lancs still unbeaten after Roses triumph

Lancashire are the only undefeated team in the championship after a tremendous round of matches in the sunBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThere may more amenable times of the year to play the county championship; there may be better players cu…

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Tawanda Muyeye: asylum seeker who could become ‘best cricketer in the world’

The 20-year-old, who has just won right to remain in the UK, has been pro for only six weeks, but his flashing hands and easy style are making waves in the sportTawanda Muyeye is one of those cricketers you tend to hear stories about. From the thousand…

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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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Sussex v Kent, Somerset v Surrey and more: County Cricket – live!

Live updates from around the groundsJofra Archer back in the mix as England cast eye over Test candidatesGet in touch! Email Tanya, tweet @TJAldred or comment BTL 10.26am BST Group OneNottinghamshire 73 (played 5) 9.53am BST Group oneRiverside: Durham …

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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 Yorks and more: county cricket – live!

Updates from the final day of the latest round of matchesDay three roundup: Surrey sunk by MiddlesexAnd you can contact Tanya by email and on Twitter 10.17am BST GROUP ONERiverside: Durham 475 all out and 175-2dec v Derbyshire 267 and 10-0. DERBY NEED …

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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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‘At the peak of his powers’: Robinson gets Gillespie’s backing for England

Former Yorkshire coach believes Sussex’s forensic wicket-taking workhorse could be a great Ashes addition for EnglandJason Gillespie was Yorkshire’s head coach when Ollie Robinson was let go by the club due to a lack of professionalism but, seven years…

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England bowler Jofra Archer clear to resume training after hand operation

Pace bowler able to resume light training this weekArcher’s IPL involvement still in the balanceJofra Archer has been cleared to resume training following an operation last month on his injured hand.The England and Sussex bowler underwent surgery on 29…

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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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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast sets up intriguing quarter-finals

Sussex, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire secured their places in the last eight of the T20 Blast this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThis column does not do news, but if you haven’t tracked down the T20 Blast’s quarter-finals to be pla…

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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 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 talking points: a welcome return for county cricket

After months of waiting, cricket fans were treated to nine intriguing matches in the first week of the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogMaking a decent fist of it at the top of the England order are a couple of what you might c…