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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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County cricket talking points: Notts beat Surrey (and rain) to win T20 Blast

Dan Christian was superb for Notts as they overcame Surrey at Edgbaston to secure their second T20 Blast titleBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIt’s only a game, of course. But it’s only a play too, and we still call them tragedies. I can recall…

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How the Indian Premier League clean bowled English T20 cricket | Barney Ronay

It is fascinating to recall now that when Twenty20 was starting out there were real questions about who would come to colonise this new worldThe weather forecast for Birmingham this weekend isn’t messing about. Usually weather in this country is descri…

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Rain threatens a soggy end to cricket season for T20 Finals day at Edgbaston

Reserve day on Sunday expected to be neededBowl-out and shared trophy possible at EdgbastonThe autumn equinox has gone, and the summer’s a memory already, but the cricket season lingers on. The short, strange season will end sometime this weekend when …

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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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County cricket talking points: all to play for as T20 Blast comes to the boil

Every team will play three games this week as they try to book their places in the quarter-finalsBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith all sides having three matches left in the Blast, Nottinghamshire are the closest to securing a top-two slot …

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Dropped Yorkshire players ‘sat outside ground’ in hope of negative Covid result

David Willey among four players who missed T20 Blast matchCoach Andrew Gale ‘they were sat outside waiting for a text’Yorkshire were left without four senior players, including captain David Willey, for their T20 Blast match against Lancashire at Headi…

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Vitality Blast roundup: Joe Root helps Yorkshire crush Derbyshire by 99 runs

England Test captain scores 64 off 40 and takes two wicketsAdam Rossington defies injury to lead Northamptonshire to winJoe Root’s commanding 64 off 40 balls followed by two wickets with his off-breaks helped Yorkshire to end their Vitality Blast hoodo…

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ECB delays start of cricket season again but defers decision on the Hundred

ECB confirms there will be no professional matches before 1 JulyWest Indies series slated for June to be rescheduledThe England and Wales Cricket Board has been forced to issue a further delay to the start of the season but a decision over whether to m…

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Cricket could use its enforced pause to find a way forward | Vic Marks

Saving this summer’s internationals, T20 Blast and The Hundred is beyond the ECB’s control during the coronavirus crisis, so perhaps the hiatus should be used to reform the gameSeptember 2019. Was there ever a better time to be a professional cricketer…

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Simon Harmer guides Essex to last-ball T20 Blast title win over Worcestershire

• Worcestershire 145-9; Essex 148-6. Essex win by four wickets• Captain hits winning runs after taking seven wickets during dayWith two star names on show who on Friday had been adversely affected by England’s central contract announcement, there was a…

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T20 Blast Finals Day: Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire in first semi – live!

Updates from the first semi-final at EdgbastonEmail Graham, tweet or comment below the line 10.43am BST Nottinghamshire captain Dan Christian wins the toss and will bowl first.Worcestershire: Wessels, Rutherford, Moeen (c), Cox (wk), D’Oliveira, Whitel…

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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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Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali hits century to sink Sussex in T20 Blast

• Sussex 184-6 lost to Worcestershire 187-2 by eight wickets• Rapids will defend Vitality Blast on finals day at EdgbastonMoeen Ali hit a superb undefeated century as Worcestershire defeated Sussex by eight wickets in their Vitality Blast quarter-final…

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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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Ravi Bopara smashes Essex Eagles into T20 Blast semi-finals

• Former England all-rounder hits quickfire 39 against Lancashire• Ryan ten Doeschate key to chasing target of 160Ravi Bopara struck a superb unbeaten 39 to take Essex into a fifth Vitality Blast finals day after a six-wicket win over Lancashire at Dur…

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County cricket talking points: it’s all to play for in the T20 Blast

Both groups of the T20 Blast are finely poised as teams turn their attention back to the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire continued their fine season with a crushing win over Northamptonshire to all but secure qual…

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County cricket talking points: Glenn Maxwell lights up the T20 Blast

The Australian was the star of the show for Lancashire as they beat Nottinghamshire and extended their unbeaten runBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire’s five wins have lifted them well clear of the pack in the North Group in a season br…

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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast lifts off in front of big crowds

Kent and Lancashire have made the early running in the T20 Blast, which has filled stadiums across the countryBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog“I don’t really follow cricket, but that was incredible!” That’s been said to me three or four times …