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Subject: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 9:54 am

Essex seam bowler Jamie Porter has signed a two-year contract extension with the new county champions. The 24-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in the Championship this summer with 75 at an average of 16.82, three more than team-mate Simon Harmer. His new deal ties him to Chelmsford until the end of the 2020 season.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 2:53 pm

Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer has signed a new contract to stay with the club until the end of the 2020 season. Archer, 22, was Sussex's leading wicket-taker in County Championship Division Two this season with 61 dismissals at an average of 25.29. The Barbados-born player has made 49 appearances for the county in all formats of the game since 2016. "He has achieved everything we could have expected and more," director of cricket Keith Greenfield said.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 12:46 pm

Seam bowler Brett Hutton is to leave promoted Nottinghamshire and join Northants on a three-year contract. The 24-year-old took 37 wickets as Notts finished second in Division Two of the County Championship, including 11 in two games against Northants. Hutton will fill the gap at Wantage Road caused by Mohammad Azharullah's decision to leave the club. "He will bring quality and competition to what is already a fine group of seam bowlers," said head coach David Ripley.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 1:11 pm

Division Two champions Worcestershire have made their first signing for 2018 by re-signing paceman Steve Magoffin from Sussex on a one-year deal. The 37-year-old Australian will return to New Road a decade on from the season he spent with the Pears in 2008. Queensland-born Magoffin, who was at Surrey in 2007, has taken 334 wickets over the past six years with Sussex. He was offered a contract by several other counties, including another Division One side.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 5:35 am

Andy Hurry has returned to Somerset as their new director of cricket, while bowling coach Jason Kerr has been promoted to head coach. The two men will replace former director of cricket Matt Maynard. Hurry, 52, coached at Somerset from 2001 and became the county's director of high performance for 2014, but then left to take charge of the England Young Lions programme. Former all-rounder Kerr, 43, had been working as assistant coach. Injury ended his playing career in 2002.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 7:55 am

Matthew Maynard would consider a return to Glamorgan after leaving his role as Somerset director of cricket. Ex-England batsman Maynard has left Taunton after three years in charge despite having two years left on his contract. The former Glamorgan coach and captain says he would welcome a return to the Swalec Stadium in some capacity. "It's a wonderful club and it may happen, we will have to wait and see," said Maynard. He says he plans to meet with the Welsh country's director of cricket Hugh Morris.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 9:54 am

Gloucestershire have signed Middlesex all-rounder Ryan Higgins on a three-year deal until the end of 2020.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/17 at 3:07 pm

Veteran Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens and spinner James Tredwell have extended their contracts with the club. Stevens, 41, took 62 wickets in Division Two of the County Championship at an average of 18.08 and scored 707 runs at 41.58. Tredwell, 35, took three wickets in his six first-class games last season.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/17 at 3:34 pm

Former England opener Michael Carberry will replace Mark Cosgrove as Leicestershire captain next summer, BBC Radio Leicester understands. Last week, Foxes chief executive Wasim Khan promised "wholesale changes" after a winless season in Division Two of the County Championship. Cosgrove joined the Foxes ahead of the 2015 season and has been Championship captain for the last three seasons. Carberry arrived on loan in August and signed a two-year contract last month. Leicestershire finished bottom of Division Two with nine defeats in 14 matches.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/17 at 4:32 pm

Wicketkeeper Daryn Smit has signed a one-year contract extension with Derbyshire to keep him at the club until the end of the 2019 season. The 33-year-old South African arrived on a two-year deal in March and scored 548 runs in all formats this summer, with 30 catches and three stumpings.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 11:44 am

Durham batsman Jack Burnham has been banned for a year after testing positive for a recreational drug. The 20-year-old failed the test under the England and Wales Cricket Board's illicit drugs policy after providing a hair sample in September. The club say Burnham will receive their support in tandem with the Professional Cricketers' Association and ECB. "I'm bitterly disappointed in my actions, I've let my team, members and supporters down," Burnham said.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 12:00 pm

Essex seam bowler Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract with the new county champions to run until 2019. The 20-year-old took 18 wickets in four Championship appearances, claiming five in an innings on two occasions. Cook will complete degree studies at Loughborough University before focusing on cricket full-time. "The last few weeks or so have been a bit of a blur, but it has been absolutely incredible," he told the club website.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/17 at 8:59 am

Batsman Graham Clark and wicketkeeper Michael Richardson have extended their contracts at Durham, which will now expire at the end of 2019. Clark, 24, was the county's third-highest first-class run scorer in the 2017 season, making his first century and nine half-centuries in all formats. Richardson, 31, has been with Durham for seven years and made nine half-centuries in the 2017 season. "They will each have a big role to play," head coach Jon Lewis said. "Both have a good range of skills that can be utilised in red-ball and white-ball cricket and in 2018 they have a chance to show what they can do as key members of the first team."

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 8:49 am

Derbyshire all-rounder Luis Reece has signed a new three-year deal with the club until the end of the 2020 season. The 27-year-old joined the county from Lancashire in October 2016 and scored 732 first-class runs, including two centuries, in 2017. He also scored 433 runs in the T20 Blast at a strike-rate of 138. "You work hard throughout the winter and into the summer, and then when you put in good performances it's always nice to be rewarded," Reece said.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 9:35 am

Durham captain Paul Collingwood has signed a new contract until the end of the 2018 season, his 22nd campaign with the county. The 41-year-old ex-England all-rounder, scored 1,087 Championship runs and 1,657 in total in 2017. He was named player of the year, players' player of the year and batsman of the year at the 2017 Durham Players Awards ceremony on Thursday. "I am so proud to still be playing for my home county," Collingwood said

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 5:34 am

Nottinghamshire paceman Matt Milnes has signed a one-year deal with the club. The 23-year-old was given a three-month contract in June, but has yet to make a first-team appearance. Milnes, who was born in Nottingham and came through the academy, said: "It's a very hard first team to break into, but that's the aim. "I haven't quite made the cut after being in first-team squads, but it's given me a taste for it and it's been great to learn from the senior lads." Director of cricket Mick Newell added: "Matt's been with us all year, part-time at first, and we've known about him for quite a long time. "He's probably been the stand-out pace bowler in the second team, so we feel he fully deserves the opportunity to become a full-time professional."

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 9:43 am

England opener Keaton Jennings says he cannot wait to start the next phase of his career with new county Lancashire. Jennings signed a four-year deal with the Red Rose club after attracting the interest of several other counties. The ex-Durham batsman will slot into a top order that includes Haseeb Hameed, Alex Davies and Liam Livingstone. "Between the four of us, hopefully we can grow together and really push this changing room to new heights," Jennings told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 1:33 am

England limited-overs wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings has extended his contract with Kent, and been appointed as the club's vice-captain. The 26-year-old has played 13 one-day internationals and 13 T20 matches for England since making his debut for the national side in June 2015. "It means a lot to play for my home county," he said.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 6:45 am

Sussex batsman Luke Wells has extended his contract with the club, and will now remain at Hove until the end of the 2019 season. The 26-year-old left-hander was the top scorer in Division Two of the County Championship last season, with 1,292 runs at an average of 64.60. "We have a lot of work to do over the next two years and beyond to get back to winning ways," he said. "I'm hoping to continue leading from the front as a senior player." Eastbourne-born Wells, the son of former Sussex captain Alan Wells, has scored 6,489 runs in 107 first-class appearances for the club since making his debut in 2010.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 9:06 am

Worcestershire captain Joe Leach has signed a new three-year contract with the promoted club. Leach has been rewarded for leading from the front with a career-best campaign haul of 69 wickets as he led the Pears to promotion from Division Two in his first season as skipper. "Joe has been so consistent with the ball in Championship cricket," said director of cricket Steve Rhodes. "To secure him for the next three years sends a message to everyone."

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 11:03 am

Bowler Luke Wood has signed a contact extension with Nottinghamshire to keep him at Trent Bridge until 2019. The 22-year-old took 18 wickets in six first-class matches last season, with match figures of 8-83 at Northants.
The Nottinghamshire-born bowler said: "It was nice to get the opportunity at the end of the season.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 9:30 am

Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn has signed a new one-year contract with the Division Two champions. The Australia-born player finished as leading run-scorer and top wicket-taker for the club's second team in three and four-day cricket last season. He broke into the Worcestershire side for the final five T20 Blast matches, with figures of 5-24 against Notts - the county's best in T20 cricket. Hepburn, 21, said: "It is nice to get rewarded for a good season."

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 9:54 am

England international Chris Jordan has extended his contract at Sussex, and will remain at the club until the end of the 2019 season. The 29-year-old all-rounder was Sussex's leading wicket-taker in the T20 Blast last season, with 16. Jordan has scored 1,765 runs and taken 230 wickets across all three formats since his debut for Sussex in 2013. "He is becoming a key, senior figure in the squad," Sussex director of cricket Keith Greenfield said. Jordan has played eight Tests, 31 one-day internationals and 26 T20s for England since making his international debut in September 2013.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 10:08 am

Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson believes his omission from the England Lions squad to tour Australia is based on his displays in red ball cricket. The 27-year-old played two Tests for England against South Africa in July before he was dropped from the side. "I don't think I did myself any justice at Test level," Dawson told BBC Sport.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 6:41 am

Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper Tom Moores has signed a new contract which will see him stay at the Trent Bridge club until the end of the 2019 season. Moores, son of Notts and ex-England coach Peter, played every match as the Outlaws won the T20 Blast for the first time last season. Notts were also promoted from Division Two of the County Championship and won the One-Day Cup. "Being involved in the T20 Blast was the highlight of my career," he said.

Subject: Re: 2018 Cricket Season (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 6:53 am

Derbyshire have signed former West Indies seam bowler Ravi Rampaul from Surrey on a three-year contract. The 32-year-old, who took 49 wickets in 18 Tests, has joined the county as a non-overseas player and will be available to play in all three formats. "The club has ambitious plans for the years ahead and I'm excited by what we can achieve," he told the club website. Rampaul spent two seasons with Surrey and helped them reach the One-Day Cup final in 2017. Derbyshire finished eighth in Division Two of the County Championship and reached the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast last season.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 7:02 am

England cricketer Ben Stokes has married Clare Ratcliffe at a ceremony in East Brent, near Weston-super-Mare. International team-mates Joe Root, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook were among the guests at the church service. Stokes, 26, was arrested last month on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol. Earlier this week, his agent said the all-rounder would publicly explain what happened "when the time is right".

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 7:53 am

Wicketkeeper Ben Cox has signed a new four-year contract with Division Two champions Worcestershire. The 25-year-old's existing deal at New Road still had three years to run but he has agreed improved terms until the end of the 2021 season. Cox is the 11th player to sign a new contract with the promoted county in 2017. "It's a statement of intent from the club that they want all the players now signing long-term contracts," Cox said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 9:22 am

Leicestershire have named former Foxes and England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon as their new head coach. The 46-year-old has replaced Pierre de Bruyn, who left the county in September after one year in the role. Nixon, who won the County Championship twice as a Leicestershire player, appeared in 19 one-day internationals and one T20 game for England. "I know that I can make a positive impact in my new role and I can't wait to get started," he said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 2:00 am

Northamptonshire all-rounder Rob Keogh has signed a new deal to stay with the club until the end of the 2019 season. Keogh has scored almost 4,000 runs in 139 games for Northants in all formats, having made his professional debut with the county in 2010. The 25-year-old off-spinner has also taken 73 wickets, averaging 39.89 with the ball in first-class matches. "Rob's a modern, three-dimensional cricketer, able to contribute in all formats," head coach David Ripley said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 2:25 am

Nottinghamshire off-spinner Matt Carter has signed a new one-year contract.
The 21-year-old has made five first-class appearances for Notts so far, taking 17 wickets. He played a vital role in the final County Championship game of the season, which clinched promotion from Division Two, scoring 33 runs and taking 4-106 to help earn a draw against Sussex. "It's good to know the club have faith in my ability to contribute at senior level," Carter said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 3:15 am

Leg-spinner Will Beer has signed a new one-year contract with Sussex. Beer, 29, has been at the club since he was 10 and has taken 153 wickets in 166 matches across all three formats. He took seven wickets in nine T20 Blast matches last season, as well as making three appearances in the One-Day Cup and one in the County Championship. "I am looking forward to kicking on from last season and hopefully bringing success and silverware back to Hove," he told the club website. Beer follows Chris Jordan, Luke Wells, Jofra Archer, Michael Burgess, Delray Rawlins, Abi Sakande and Stu Whittingham in signing new deals at Sussex.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:18 am

Nottinghamshire seamer Luke Fletcher is set to resume training for the first time since being hit in the head by the ball in a T20 Blast match in July. The 29-year-old, who was struck by a straight drive from Birmingham Bears' Sam Hain on his follow-through, is to return to training on 8 November. Fletcher said he was "lucky" to escape serious injury after the incident. "The consultant is extremely happy with his progress so far," physiotherapist James Pipe told Notts' website.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:46 am

Essex and England Lions batsman Dan Lawrence has signed a new contract with the county champions until 2019. The 20-year-old made 761 runs at an average of 44.76 in first-class cricket during the 2017 season. "For my first taste of Division One cricket, I thought I had a good season and to play a part in winning a first title in 25 years was incredible. "Hopefully 2018 can be just as good, if not better, and I can continue to score loads of runs," he said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 6:53 am

Teenagers Conor McKerr, Ollie Pope and Amar Virdi have all extended their contracts with Surrey, and will remain at The Oval until the end of 2020. The three players, all 19, made their first-class debuts for Surrey in 2017. Wicketkeeper-batsman Pope scored 371 runs in one-day competition and then played in the club's final five games in the County Championship. Off-spinner Virdi took six wickets in three outings while seamer McKerr struck once in two appearances. Right-armer McKerr had a loan spell at Derbyshire last season, taking 14 wickets in two appearances.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 8:06 am

All-rounder Steven Mullaney has signed a four-year contract with Nottinghamshire.
The 30-year-old joined prior to the 2010 season and has become a crucial figure across all three formats. Mullaney played a key role last season, scoring 1,171 runs and taking 41 wickets as Notts won the One-Day Cup, the T20 Blast and were promoted from Division Two of the Championship. "It's fantastic to sign until 2021. I feel my best is set to come," he said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 10:15 am

Somerset chairman Andy Nash is to step down in January after 10 years in the role and will be replaced by committee member Charles Clark. Nash will continue as a director of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Nash told the club website: "At the AGM in January I shall be handing over to Charles Clark, who has served for over six years on the general committee and is therefore very well qualified. "He is a man of integrity. He will be a very popular and effective leader."

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 12:14 pm

County champions Essex have signed Kent all-rounder Matt Coles on a contract until the end of the 2019 season. Coles started his career at Kent, before rejoining the club in 2015 after an 18-month spell with Hampshire. The 27-year-old has taken 334 wickets in first-class cricket at an average of 29.25 and a further 202 dismissals in limited-overs matches. He averages 20.17 with the bat in the four-day format, with one century and 12 fifties to his name.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 5:53 am

Gloucestershire seamer Chris Liddle has signed a one-year extension to his contract for the 2018 season. The 33-year-old, who has been with the county for two years, featured across all three formats of the game in 2017. The former Leicestershire man has taken 44 wickets in 31 first-class matches so far in his career. "Chris put together good performances in all formats, especially in the One-Day Cup," head coach Richard Dawson told Gloucestershire's club website.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 6:29 am

New limited-overs captain Colin Ingram says Glamorgan play the "right brand of cricket" to win a title. Glamorgan reached the T20 Blast Finals Day in 2017 after a quarter-final appearance the previous year. "I think there's a great atmosphere around our white-ball cricket and for me it'll be about building on that," said Ingram, who has skippered his South African side, Warriors. Michael Hogan continues as Glamorgan's County Championship captain.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 7:51 am

Surrey have signed Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as their overseas player for 2018. The 26-year-old will be available to play in all forms of the game, international commitments permitting. Marsh, the son of former Australia opener Geoff, has played 21 Tests, 48 one-day internationals and nine T20s since making his debut in 2011. "The opportunity to challenge myself in English conditions is something I can't wait for," he told the club website. Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart described Marsh as a "highly talented, exciting and motivated" all-rounder. "His all-round abilities and experience will add great balance and depth to our squad," he added. Marsh's elder brother Shaun is also an international cricketer and had a spell in county cricket with Yorkshire this summer.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 8:53 am

Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor has been banned from bowling for 12 months because of an illegal action. The off-spinner, 25, was reported twice by different umpires within a year. An England and Wales Cricket Board hearing upheld the findings of an independent analysis at Loughborough University which showed his action was in excess of the allowed limit. It is the third time Taylor has been suspended from bowling, following bans in 2013 and 2016. The right-armer's suspension runs until 26 September 2018, after which he will be able to ask for a re-assessment of his action. Regulations state the elbow joint must not straighten by more than 15 degrees during a bowler's delivery.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 10:44 am

Sussex have released batsman Chris Nash from the final year of his contract, ending his 26-year stay at the club. The 34-year-old, who joined Sussex at the age of eight, requested to be released from his deal at Hove. Cuckfield-born Nash made his first-class debut in 2002 and has scored over 11,000 first-class runs, winning six major trophies with the club. A Sussex statement thanked the right-hander for his "long and distinguished service" to the club. Nash was a member of the Sussex side which won the Championship title in 2006 and 2007, one-day trophies in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and the Twenty20 Cup in 2009. He scored 578 runs at an average of 27.52 in the County Championship last season, as Sussex finished fourth in Division Two. Sussex said Nash requested to be released from his contract as he wishes to "take his career in another direction".

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 6:09 am

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has signed a new five-year contract with newly-promoted Worcestershire. Birmingham-born Moeen, who moved to New Road from Warwickshire in 2007, is now tied to Worcestershire until 2022. "To commit my future and probably the rest of my career to Worcestershire is a fantastic feeling," he said. The 30-year-old has played 129 times in all formats for England since his debut in 2014, scoring five centuries and taking 128 wickets in 44 Tests. Moeen has made 18 County Championship appearances in four seasons for Worcestershire, and has also squeezed in regular appearances in limited-overs matches since becoming an England regular.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 9:05 am

Middlesex batsman Max Holden has signed a new contract, which will keep him at Lord's until the end of 2020. The 19-year-old spent most of last season on loan at Northamptonshire, scoring 629 runs at an average of 39.31 in the County Championship. England Under-19 captain Holden made his first-class debut for Middlesex against Hampshire last month. "In 2017 he gave everyone a glimpse of what he is capable of," said managing director of cricket Angus Fraser.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 12:04 pm

Essex opener Nick Browne has signed a contract extension with the club until the end of the 2019 season. The 26-year-old scored 952 County Championship runs in 2017 as Essex won the title for the first time since 1992 and went unbeaten through the campaign. Browne also shared a county-record opening stand of 373 with Alastair Cook against Middlesex in June. "After the season we have had, it was an easy decision to sign a contract extension," the left-hander said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 2:30 pm

Sussex have parted company with head coach Mark Davis by mutual consent following an internal club review of the season. The 46-year-old took charge in November 2015 after Mark Robinson left Hove to become head coach of England women. South Africa-born Davis joined Sussex as a player in 2001 and moved onto the coaching staff after retiring in 2005. "Action needed to be taken in order to build for the future," chief executive Rob Andrew said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 8:52 am

Former Sussex captain Chris Adams would "find it very hard" to turn down a role at the club if he was offered one. The Hove-based side are looking for a new head coach after parting company with Mark Davis on Wednesday. Adams, 47, won the County Championship three times during 11 years as a player with the county. "My heart and my passion is there but I don't make those decisions. If there was a position of some form it would be hard to say no," Adams told BBC Sussex.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 4:35 am

Australian fast bowler Nathan Rimmington has joined Division Two side Durham on a two-year deal. The 34-year-old played for Melbourne Renegades in the 2016-17 Big Bash League and will be available across all three formats for Durham until at least the end of the 2019 campaign. He has taken 103 first-class wickets at an average of 30.18. "I feel like I have a lot to offer in terms of experience and leadership," Rimmington said. Rimmington, who holds a British passport, has also played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and is a handy lower-order batsman with a first-class best of 102 not out.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 5:21 am

Hampshire all-rounder Ian Holland has signed a new two-year contract with the county after impressing in his first full season for the club. Former Victoria bowler Holland, 27, who won Australian show Cricket Superstar in 2012, is a British passport holder through his English father. He took 19 County Championship Division One wickets in eight appearances last season, at an average of 18.47. "It's great the club have shown faith in me," the right-armer said. "I'm excited to sign a new contract with Hampshire," he added. "I thoroughly enjoyed my first season with the first team."

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 10:02 am

Fast bowler James Weighell has signed a new two-year contract with Durham. Weighell, 23, has spent his entire career with the county and will now stay until the end of the 2020 season. He took 38 wickets across all three competitions in 2017, including 11 in four County Championship matches. "We've been impressed with James' development with both bat and ball and feel he can offer a lot to our bowling attack in red and white ball cricket," said head coach Jon Lewis. Weighell follows Graham Clark, Michael Richardson and Paul Collingwood in signing new deals at the north east county this month, while Durham have also signed Australian fast bowler Nathan Rimmington.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 4:32 pm

Surrey's England quartet Mark Stoneman, Ben Foakes, Jason Roy and Tom Curran have all extended their contracts at The Oval for at least three more years. The news of opening batsman Stoneman and wicketkeeper Foakes signing new deals comes on the day they fly off on England's Ashes tour to Australia.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/17 at 2:00 pm

Sussex wicketkeeper-batsman Michael Burgess has extended his contract with the Division Two club. The 23-year-old, who agreed a new one-year deal in September, will now remain at Hove until the end of 2019. The right-hander scored his maiden first-class century in the final game of the season against Nottinghamshire. "It was felt that, after outstanding performances at the end of the season, Michael deserved a further year," said director of cricket Keith Greenfield.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/17 at 3:16 pm

Essex's England batsman Tom Westley has agreed a new two-year contract. The 28-year-old helped them become county champions last month and played five tests for England this summer. After scoring 59 on his debut against South Africa, he failed to make double figures in five of his next seven innings and missed out on selection for this winter's Ashes tour of Australia. "To be a part of this team with my close friends and achieve the success we have done is special," he said.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 11:58 am

All-rounder Luke Wright has extended his contract with Sussex, keeping him at Hove until the end of 2020. The 32-year-old, who joined the county in 2004, spent 18 months captaining the side in all formats before stepping down from the role in June. Wright has scored over 13,000 runs and taken 244 wickets in 382 appearances for the club, winning two Championship titles and four white-ball trophies. He has also played 50 one-day internationals and 51 T20s for England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:25 am

Essex head coach Chris Silverwood will take over as full-time England bowling coach from January. Silverwood, 42, replaces former West Indies bowler Ottis Gibson, who left to become head coach of South Africa. Former England seamer Silverwood, who played in six Tests and seven ODIs, led Essex to their first County Championship for 25 years in September. He will not be involved in the Ashes, with England using former New Zealand bowler Shane Bond as a consultant.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 7:07 am

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove is determined to see the county avoiding another brush with County Championship relegation in 2018. They stayed up by two points in 2017 after being reinstated in Division One a year earlier after Durham's demotion. Bransgrove will meet with coaching staff later this month to plan a title challenge next summer. "Last season we were in the frame at the top end after the first three of four games," he told BBC Radio Solent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 7:26 am

Nottinghamshire have signed opener Chris Nash on a three-year contract. The 34-year-old former England Lions batsman was a free agent after left Sussex granted his request to end his 26-year stay with the club. Nash made his first-class debut in 2002 and has scored over 11,000 first-class runs, winning six major trophies. He said it was an easy decision to renew his link with Notts head coach Peter Moores, who gave him his first deal at Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 10:51 am

Surrey have appointed Richard Bedbrook as the first full-time head coach of their women's side. The 39-year-old has overseen the Surrey Stars in the Women's Super League for the past two years alongside his role in the club's academy. He will now also take control of the Surrey women's team that plays in the county One-Day Cup and T20 competition. "I'm very pleased to be given the opportunity to take on this new role," Bedbrook told the club website. "Having the task to take the women's team and other elite women's programmes forwards is a great moment in my career."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 7:31 am

Graeme Welch has left his job as assistant coach with Leicestershire to rejoin Warwickshire as bowling coach in the wake of Alan Richardson's exit. Former Bears medium-pacer Welch, 45, left Essex to become bowling coach at Edgbaston under Ashley Giles in January 2010, helping the team to win the County Championship in 2012. Welch left to become elite performance director with Derbyshire in 2014. But he left Derby in June 2016 after two and a half years in charge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 10:27 am

Veteran Lancashire batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has signed a new one-year deal to remain with the county for the 2018 season. The former West Indies international, 43, hit 819 runs in the 2017 County Championship, averaging above 50. "I'm very excited to return for the 2018 season having thoroughly enjoyed last year's campaign," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 4:43 am

England Test vice-captain Ben Stokes' absence from the Ashes tour of Australia is a "blow" to the team, says director of cricket Andrew Strauss. Stokes is awaiting the outcome of a police investigation into his involvement in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub on 25 September. England have completed their first warm-up match for the Ashes, which start in Brisbane on 23 November. "The situation in a word is complicated," Strauss told the BBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 12:58 pm

Batsman Alex Blake has become the latest Kent player to sign a new contract with the club. The 28-year-old was restricted to white-ball cricket during the 2017 season and hit a 46-ball century in a One-Day Cup game against Somerset. "I feel I've got a lot to offer the team in all three formats of the game," Blake told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/17 at 1:58 pm

Warwickshire have appointed former captain Ian Westwood in a new role as development coach - five months on from his retirement as a player. Westwood, 35, who had explored the possibility of becoming a first-class umpire, has opted to stay at Edgbaston. As part of the county's end-of-season restructuring, he is now responsible for helping to support academy players make the transition to the first team. Tony Frost remains unaffected as the county's second XI and batting coach.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 9:40 am

Former Glamorgan captain and director of cricket Matthew Maynard is to rejoin the Welsh county as a consultant batting coach. Maynard will take up a part-time role under head coach Robert Croft. The 51-year-old will work with both first-team squad members and academy players in the new position. Maynard left his post as Somerset director of cricket at the end of the 2017 season, after a reorganisation of their coaching structure.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 4:56 am

Hampshire quartet Jimmy Adams, Fidel Edwards, Brad Taylor and Chris Wood have all signed one-year contract extensions with the county. All four have penned new deals at the Ageas Bowl taking them through until the end of the 2018 season. Top-order batsman Adams, 37, will start his 17th season with the club in April. Former West Indies paceman Edwards, 35, will return for a fourth season at the club having taken 33 County Championship wickets in 2017. "I'm delighted to stay at the club and to still be part of the group is great," former county captain Adams told BBC Radio Solent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 11:08 am

Tim Ambrose says Warwickshire's young players should be given the empowerment to drive the club forward. The Bears were relegated from Division One of the County Championship last season with one victory and nine defeats, five of them by an innings. Wicketkeeper batsman Ambrose, 34, told BBC WM: "It is going to be up to the youngsters to step up and take direction of this team. "We should give them that platform and that empowerment to do it." The Bears also finished bottom of the One-Day Cup North Group, but found form in the T20 Blast as they reached Finals Day on their home Edgbaston ground, before defeat in the final by Notts Outlaws.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 12:05 pm

Australia opener Aaron Finch has signed a two-year contract to play Twenty20 cricket for Surrey. The 30-year-old right-hander has played in the T20 Blast in the past two years for the south London club, scoring 748 runs in 19 appearances. "Aaron is one of the leading T20 batsmen in the game," Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 1:28 pm

Essex wicketkeeper James Foster has signed a new one-year deal with the county champions for 2018. Foster has spent his entire career with Essex, scoring over 18,000 runs and accounting for more than 800 dismissals across all three formats of the game. The 37-year-old won seven Test caps and 16 limited-overs caps for England. "He fought his way back into the team last season which shows what sort of character he is," chairman John Faragher told BBC Essex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 5:49 am

Fast bowler George Garton has signed a two-year contract extension with Sussex, keeping him at Hove until 2020. Garton, 20, has been called up by England as cover for Jake Ball, who injured his ankle in an Ashes warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI. He will remain with the squad for the remaining warm-up game in Townsville before the first Test on 23 November, before rejoining the Lions party for their camp in Brisbane and Perth. Garton joined Sussex at under-10 level.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 5:18 am

Steven Mullaney has been appointed Nottinghamshire club captain following the retirement of Chris Read. The 31-year-old all-rounder will serve as skipper in four-day and 50-over cricket, with a decision still to be made on the T20 captaincy. "It's a huge honour and a privilege to be asked to be captain of such a great club," said Mullaney. Mullaney moved to Trent Bridge in 2010 and scored 620 runs and took 25 wickets in the County Championship last season. The former Lancashire player was a key part in the county securing promotion from Division Two, as well as winning silverware in both the T20 Blast and One-Day Cup in 2017. "I'm delighted Steven has accepted our offer to be club captain and believe he will do an excellent job," said director of cricket Mike Newell. "Should Dan Christian return as one of our overseas players for T20, as we hope he will, then he will captain that side, but Steven will lead us in the other two formats."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 12:29 pm

Derbyshire have escaped punishment over the loss of their entire rain-hit four-day County Championship match with Kent at Chesterfield in September 2017. The England and Wales Cricket Board's Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) have merely cautioned the county. But the CDC has advised all first-class counties in future not to use out-grounds before mid-May or in September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/17 at 9:03 am

Warwickshire have named veteran New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel as County Championship and One-Day Cup captain for the 2018 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/17 at 10:09 am

County champions Essex have appointed former bowler and Olympic fencer David Acfield as the club's new president. The 70-year-old played more than 400 first-class games for Essex and takes over the role from club legend Doug Insole, who died in August. Since retiring in 1986 after 20 years as a player, Acfield has held roles as chairman and treasurer at the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/17 at 11:53 am

County champions Essex have appointed assistant coach Anthony McGrath as their new head coach. Ex-Yorkshire and England all-rounder McGrath joined Essex in February 2016 as assistant to Chris Silverwood, who left his position on 1 November to become England bowling coach. McGrath, 42, had previously spent a year on Yorkshire's coaching staff. "He was an integral part of the success over the past two years," chief executive Derek Bowden said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/17 at 4:43 pm

Kent all-rounder Will Gidman has extended his contract with the club. The 32-year-old initially joined the county on loan from Nottinghamshire in July 2016, before agreeing a permanent switch at the end of that season. He scored 236 Championship runs at an average of 16.65 last season, as well as taking five wickets in 10 matches. "Will is an extremely experienced cricketer whose contribution within the group is priceless," head coach Matt Walker told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 9:31 am

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone will replace Steven Croft as the club's captain for the 2018 season. Livingstone, 24, made his Red Rose debut in 2015 and played two Twenty20 internationals for England in 2017. He replaces Croft, 33, who captained Lancashire for two years and led the county to the 2015 T20 Blast title as well as promotion to Division One. "I feel privileged, humbled, and most of all, hugely excited by this opportunity," Livingstone said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 4:17 pm

Newly-appointed Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie hopes to bring a "very positive and aggressive" brand of cricket to the county. The 42-year-old former Yorkshire coach has agreed a three-year deal at Hove and will take charge in March. "We have to work out how we are going to go about our style of play," the ex-Australia fast bowler told BBC Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/17 at 6:01 am

Lancashire have signed Australia all-rounder James Faulkner on a two-year Twenty20 contract. The 27-year-old had a spell with the Red Rose in 2015 and helped the team to the 2015 T20 Blast title. Faulkner was due to rejoin the county for 2017, but the move was blocked by Australia because of a knee injury. The pace bowler has taken 170 wickets in 149 T20 matches, including 24 international games, and scored 1,098 runs at a strike rate of 125.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/17 at 7:03 am

Hampshire wicketkeeper-batsman Calvin Dickinson has signed a new contract with the county. The 21-year-old broke into the first team in the 2017 season after an injury to Lewis McManus, featuring in the T20 Blast semi-final loss to Notts Outlaws. Pace bowler Chris Sole, 23, has also been handed a deal until the end of next season. Scotland international Sole is yet to make a first-team appearance following a hand injury last season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/17 at 11:50 am

Yorkshire have re-signed New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson for a fourth spell with the county. Williamson, 27, will join up with the Headingley side in July and will be available for four County Championship matches and 11 T20 Blast games. Meanwhile, Harry Brook, Ben Coad, Matthew Fisher, Jack Leaning and Matthew Waite have signed new deals. Pace bowler Coad, 23, took 50 wickets in Division One last season and has signed on until the end of 2020.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/17 at 2:58 pm

All-rounder Ravi Bopara has renewed his contract until the end of next season at county champions Essex. The 32-year-old, who has played 13 Tests, 120 One Day and 38 Twenty20 games for England, has spent his entire career at Chelmsford. "I have been with the club since I was 11-years-old and have loved every minute of it," Bopara said. "The 2017 season was incredibly special and I believe we are in a good place to build on our Division One title."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/17 at 12:24 am

Lancashire all-rounder Danny Lamb and seamer Toby Lester have signed new contracts with the county to the end of the 2018 season. Lamb, 22, took two wickets on his List A debut in Lancashire's One-Day Cup defeat by Nottinghamshire in May. Lester, 24, played 10 games for the Red Rose's second XI, taking 22 wickets in nine appearances. "We hope they'll both hit the ground running come the 2018 season," said Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/17 at 5:32 am

Kiran Carlson has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him with Glamorgan until at least 2020. The 19-year-old is the youngest player in county first-class history to score a century and take a five-wicket haul. Carlson took 5-28 against Northampton on 31 August 2016 on his Championship debut and 12 days later hit an unbeaten 101 against Essex. "It's great to commit to Glamorgan for the next three years and nice to have that security," Carlson said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/17 at 3:11 am

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher has been given the all-clear to return to training following a head injury. Fletcher, 29, has been out of action since being struck on the head by the ball during a T20 Blast match in July. He has been able to bowl in the nets recently, but the news from the doctor means can train from 8 January and return to matches for the 2018 season. "It's very pleasing to finally get the nod to start full training again," Fletcher told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/17 at 8:56 am

Steve Rhodes has left his role as director of cricket at Worcestershire following an internal investigation into his conduct. It was announced on 29 November that the club were "dealing with a disciplinary matter".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 2:31 am

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and Test bowler Toby Roland-Jones are among four players who have extended their deals with Middlesex. Morgan, 31, has scored more than 7,000 runs since his debut in 2005, while Roland-Jones has taken 458 wickets in 181 appearances. The paceman, 29, made his Test and one-day international debuts in 2017. Off-spinner Ollie Rayner and batsman Stevie Eskinazi have also agreed new contracts with the Lord's club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 5:00 am

Somerset have signed Australia opener Cameron Bancroft as an overseas player for the 2018 county season. The 25-year-old has played all three Tests in the current Ashes series and saw Australia to victory in the opening game in Brisbane with an unbeaten 82.
Bancroft will play for Somerset in the County Championship and One-Day Cup. "This will be a key ingredient to us achieving our aspirations of winning silverware," said Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 5:30 am

Nottinghamshire's T20 Blast-winning captain Dan Christian has agreed a new contract to play for the club in the competition for two more seasons. The Australian all-rounder, 34, first joined the Outlaws in 2015. "I'm thrilled," Christian said. "To lead Notts to their first T20 Blast win ranks as one of the most memorable moments of my career." Christian has made 16 international T20 appearances and has a further 19 caps in one-day internationals. The Outlaws begin the defence of the title they won for the first time in 2017 when they face Birmingham Bears, who they beat in last season's final, at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, 4 July.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 10:59 am

Middlesex opening batsmen Nick Gubbins and Sam Robson have extended their contracts with the club. Left-hander Gubbins has scored over 3,500 runs in all competitions since making his debut in 2014. On Tuesday, the 23-year-old was named in the England Lions squad to tour the West Indies in early 2018. Right-hander Robson, 28, played seven Tests for England in 2014 and scored 785 Championship runs at an average of 39.25 last season. The club, who were relegated from Division One in the summer, 12 months after winning the title, have not disclosed the length of the pair's new deals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 12:54 pm

Former Nottinghamshire captain and wicketkeeper Chris Read will return to the club in 2018 as a part-time coach. Read, 39, retired at the end of last season after helping Notts win the One-Day Cup and promotion from County Championship Division Two. He amassed a club record 983 first-class dismissals and scored 15,103 runs in 20 seasons at Trent Bridge. The former England player sat out of the Outlaws' T20 Blast win, instead having an off-the-field role. Notts head coach Peter Moores said: "To be able to tap into Chris' knowledge as a captain and player, as well as his specialist skills which he can use to can support our wicketkeepers, makes him the perfect fit for our coaching team."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/17 at 2:48 am

All-rounder Kieran Noema-Barnett has signed a one-year contract extension for County Championship Division Two side Gloucestershire. The 30-year-old, who joined Gloucestershire after a trial in 2014, has a career total of 120 wickets and two first-class centuries. The New Zealand left-hander said: "I'm happy to have signed a contract extension at Gloucestershire. "Hopefully I can contribute towards a successful 2018 season."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/17 at 4:45 am

Glamorgan fast bowler Marchant de Lange says a new 10-over format for cricket could help spread the game to new audiences and new countries. South African paceman De Lange played for Bengali Tigers in a trial tournament in the United Arab Emirates. "It's definitely something I think will take off and spread around the world," he told BBC Sport Wales. Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan and Ravi Bopara were among the England players involved in Sharjah.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/17 at 6:49 am

Surrey all-rounder Scott Borthwick has signed a new contract, and will remain at The Oval until the end of 2020. The 27-year-old moved from Durham last winter and featured in 12 Championship matches, scoring 446 runs at an average of 24.77 and taking four wickets. Borthwick played one Test for England against Australia in 2014, having appeared in two one-dayers and one T20 international in 2011. "My first year here has shown me what a talented group we have," he said. "I'm excited for what the future can bring for this team."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/18 at 2:45 am

Worcestershire have appointed former spinner Matt Rawnsley as their new chief executive.
The 41-year-old, who played at New Road between 1996 and 2002, will replace Tom Scott in the role on 1 March. Rawnsley will help the county look for a new head coach following Steve Rhodes' departure in December. "Matt inherits an exciting team and a club well set to continue to grow - on and off the pitch," said Worcestershire chairman Stephen Taylor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 6:01 am

Trevor Bayliss will step down as England coach when his contract expires at the end of the 2019 Ashes. The 55-year-old, who was appointed in 2015, has just seen his side beaten 4-0 in Australia, but told England director of cricket Andrew Strauss of his plans a year ago. "I'm contracted to September 2019 and that will see me out," the Australian told BBC Sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/18 at 12:40 am

Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth has signed a two-year contract extension. The 30-year-old, who played seven Tests for England in 2015, made his debut for the Headingley side 11 years ago. He struggled for runs in the County Championship in 2017, but his 161 off 73 balls against Northants in the T20 Blast in August is the highest ever score in English T20 cricket. "I've been here since I was 11 and I was absolutely thrilled to sign an extension," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/18 at 2:44 am

Worcestershire have appointed Kevin Sharp as their new head coach. Sharp, 58, was second team and batting coach at New Road and replaces Steve Rhodes, who was sacked in December. It has been reported Rhodes delayed telling the county about the arrest of 22-year-old all-rounder Alex Hepburn, who was charged with two counts of rape last month. Former Worcestershire paceman Alan Richardson, 42, has also replaced Matt Mason as bowling coach.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/18 at 5:40 am

Middlesex bowler James Harris has extended his contract with the Division Two club. The 28-year-old has taken 146 wickets in 48 first-class appearances since moving to Lord's from Glamorgan ahead of the 2013 campaign. "I am delighted that James has committed his immediate future to Middlesex," managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said. "He is a huge asset to the club and has many good years ahead of him."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/18 at 6:46 am

Ireland will take on Somerset in a four-day encounter at Taunton as preparation for their first men's Test match in May against Pakistan. The game against the county side on 6-9 April will see Irish left-arm spinner George Dockrell returning to the County Ground, where he spent five seasons. "Everyone is buzzing ahead of the historic first Test and this game will be a great help," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/18 at 8:53 am

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 9:53 am

Somerset will be captained in this year's T20 Blast by Lewis Gregory. Gregory, 25, led the side in last season's five-wicket quarter-final defeat by eventual winners Notts. And, although Tom Abell will captain the side in the County Championship and the One-Day Cup, Gregory will take over in the shortest form of the game. "To have my name on the captain's board alongside some of the great names in the club's history is a huge privilege," said Devon-born Gregory. Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: "Lewis has established himself as a key member of the squad with the bat, the ball and within the dressing room.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/18 at 8:13 am

Kent have named Sam Billings as their new club captain in all formats of the game, replacing Sam Northeast. Wicket-keeper-batsman Billings, 26, made his Kent debut in 2011 and has played 13 one-day internationals and 13 T20 matches for England. Batsman Northeast, 28, had been skipper since 2016, but is now free to speak to other counties about a possible move. "I am incredibly proud and honoured to have been offered the captaincy," Billings told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/18 at 9:26 am

Lancashire have signed Australian pace bowler Joe Mennie for the 2018 season as the club's overseas player. The 29-year-old, who currently plays for South Australia and Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash, has taken 200 first-class wickets in 53 matches. Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple said: "It was really important that we brought in a high-quality overseas player to the club. "Joe will be involved in all three competitions throughout the season." Mennie, who has signed for Lancashire until 2 September, will play alongside fellow Australian James Faulkner, who joined the club for the T20 Blast last month. "I can't wait to join up with Lancashire for the upcoming county season." Mennie told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/18 at 10:43 am

Nottinghamshire are considering Australia spinner Nathan Lyon as their overseas player for the upcoming season, reports BBC Radio Nottingham. The 30-year-old played county cricket for Division Two champions Worcestershire in 2017 and took six wickets in four Championship matches. Lyon was an integral part of the Australian side that reclaimed the Ashes 4-0 earlier this month. The off-spinner took 21 wickets at an average of 29.23.Lyon is understood to be one of a number of overseas options Notts are considering for the 2018 campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/18 at 12:03 pm

Kent have appointed former England wicketkeeper Paul Downton as their new director of cricket. The 60-year-old was managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board from February 2014 to April 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/18 at 7:39 am

Somerset seamer Tim Groenewald has extended his contract until the end of the 2019 season. The 34-year-old South African has taken more than 150 wickets across all three formats for the Taunton side since joining from Derbyshire in June 2014. "I'm really happy to be staying. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Somerset and I wouldn't want to play for anyone else," he told the club website. "It's an ambitious club and no one is happy to settle for second best."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/18 at 10:07 am

Leicestershire have signed Pakistan seam bowlers Mohammad Abbas and Sohail Khan to share the club's main overseas role for the 2018 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/18 at 1:23 am

Middlesex pace bowler Tom Helm has extended his contract with the club. The 23-year-old made his debut in 2013, but injury has restricted him to 10 first-class and 26 white-ball appearances for the county. "For some time we have been saying that all Tom has needed is an injury-free year," managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said. "In 2017 he virtually achieved this and we all witnessed what he is capable of producing in matches." Middlesex have not disclosed the length of Helm's new deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/18 at 3:44 am

Paul Russell, a former Glamorgan cricket club chairman and ex-Ebbw Vale RFC president, has died. Russell became the Welsh county's chairman in 2003 and left the role in 2011. During that time he helped turn their home ground in Cardiff into a Test and one day international cricket venue. Ebbw Vale issued a statement praising Russell for the role he played after rugby union turned professional in 1995. In the statement, The Steelmen said: "Those of us that were fortunate to follow the club at that time have fantastic memories to thank Paul for. "His contribution to his home town club cannot be underestimated and will never be forgotten."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/18 at 5:39 am

Off-spinner Dom Bess has signed a new two-year deal with Somerset. Bess made his first Somerset appearance in 2016 against Pakistan, followed by an impressive County Championship debut against Warwickshire. The 20-year-old has featured in 12 first-class matches, taking 49 wickets. "We are pleased that one of the most exciting young spinners in the country has committed his future to the club," said Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/18 at 10:55 am

Surrey have appointed Vikram Solanki as assistant head coach, with Stuart Barnes leaving the south London club to pursue other opportunities. Barnes, 47, moved to The Oval from Gloucestershire in October 2012, initially as bowling coach. Former England limited-overs batsman Solanki, 41, has been coaching at Surrey since retiring in 2015. "I'd like to thank Barnesy for all his effort and dedication to the job," said director of cricket Alec Stewart. "Vik has impressed everyone since being brought onto the coaching staff after ending his playing career and has earnt this promotion."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 7:36 am

Sussex have signed Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan for the first half of their T20 Blast campaign. The 19-year-old has taken 42 wickets at an average of 14.35 in 27 Twenty20 internationals since his debut in 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 7:47 am

County champions Essex have signed Australia paceman Peter Siddle for the first five games of the 2018 Championship season. The 33-year-old, who has 62 Test caps for his country, is set to make his bow in their Division One opener in April. He has previous four-day experience in England with Nottinghamshire, where he left in March because of a back injury. "I've enjoyed my previous experiences of county cricket and can't wait to get under way at Chelmsford," Siddle said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 9:54 am

Northamptonshire have re-signed Sri Lanka all-rounder Seekkuge Prasanna for this summer's T20 Blast campaign. He played 10 games for the Steelbacks in the 2016 competition when they lifted the trophy for the second time. The 30-year-old, who bowls leg-spin, will arrive prior to their first group game against Leicestershire on 4 July. "We know he's capable of boundary hitting - he's an archetypal T20 cricketer," head coach David Ripley told BBC Radio Northampton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 10:06 am

Middlesex have appointed England batsman Dawid Malan as captain across all formats of the game. The 30-year-old, who has played 10 Tests and one T20 international, has scored over 14,000 runs for the club since making his debut in 2006. Malan, who became Middlesex skipper in the T20 Blast in 2016, replaces all-rounder James Franklin in the role. England opener Sam Robson has been appointed as Malan's vice-captain in the County Championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 10:40 am

Derbyshire seamer Ben Cotton has left the club after agreeing to cancel the final year of his contract. Cotton appeared in 67 games for Derbyshire in all formats of the game, taking 89 wickets. The 24-year-old made only two appearances in first-class cricket last season, but played in eight T20 Blast fixtures, taking nine wickets. "Ben has shown that at his best he can take wickets," cricket advisory director Kim Barnett said. "But with opportunities likely to be limited this year, we felt that it would be best for both parties that Ben should be able to pursue his career elsewhere."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 11:55 am

Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer says he is "doing the maths" to ensure he qualifies for his "dream" of playing Test cricket for England. Barbados-born Archer, 22, is not eligible for England until the winter of 2022, when he will have completed the seven-year residency period. He needs to spend 210 days a year in England to complete his residency. "I think I have a longer career in England than I would have in Barbados," he told Stumped on BBC World Service. Archer, who was sold in this month's IP

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 12:35 pm

Northamptonshire have signed New Zealand seamer Doug Bracewell for the first month of the 2018 season. The 27-year-old is available for four County Championship matches before South African all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt arrives in mid-May. Bracewell has played 27 Test matches, 16 one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20 fixtures for New Zealand. "It's a great opportunity to challenge myself in different conditions," Bracewell said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 2:07 pm

Middlesex pace bowler Tom Helm has extended his contract with the club. The 23-year-old made his debut in 2013, but injury has restricted him to 10 first-class and 26 white-ball appearances for the county. "For some time we have been saying that all Tom has needed is an injury-free year," managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said. "In 2017 he virtually achieved this and we all witnessed what he is capable of producing in matches." Middlesex have not disclosed the length of Helm's new deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 3:13 pm

Birmingham Bears have re-signed New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for their 2018 T20 Blast campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 4:17 pm

New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has agreed a new deal to return to Notts Outlaws as their second overseas player for the T20 Blast in 2018. The 25-year-old, the world's number one T20 bowler in the ICC rankings, helped the Outlaws to a first victory in the competition in September. Sodhi is expected to be available for all of Notts' T20 matches. "I can't wait to come back as it was such an amazing experience playing in a winning team last year," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 5:02 pm

Derbyshire all-rounder Tom Milnes has been released by the county. The 25-year-old joined the club at the end of the 2015 season after a loan spell from Warwickshire. He made 11 first-class appearances for the Division Two side, but played mostly for the second XI in 2017. "With opportunities likely to be limited for Tom in the coming season, we have agreed that he should be able to pursue his career elsewhere," cricket advisor Kim Barnett said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 5:10 pm

Matt Mason has left Worcestershire after 16 years to join Leicestershire as the club's new head bowling coach.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/18 at 2:37 am

Karl Krikken has left his role as Shropshire director of cricket to take on a coaching position with Lancashire. Krikken, 48, has been named lead coach at the county's Indoor Cricket Centre at Old Trafford and will also be head coach of the under-14s side. Shropshire chairman Toby Shaw praised Krikken's "fantastic professionalism". "He's helped the development of many of the players. His coaching abilities were very well received and we are sorry to see him go," Shaw added. Krikken spent 27 years at Derbyshire as a player and coach before joining Minor Counties side Shropshire in 2014.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/18 at 6:54 am

Worcestershire have signed Australia batsman Travis Head as their "main overseas player" for the 2018 season. Head will be available for all formats of the game for the newly-promoted Championship Division One side. The 24-year-old has played 34 one-dayers and nine T20 internationals. "He is ambitious to play Test cricket and Cricket Australia have encouraged him and other young players to play cricket this summer," Worcestershire vice-chairman Tim Curtis said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 1:38 pm

New Zealand seamer Neil Wagner will re-join county champions Essex in May. The 31-year-old is available for all formats and has signed until the end of July, though he could extend his stay until the end of the campaign. He began last season with the Chelmsford side and returned for their final three County Championship games as they lifted the title. "We have been working hard on bringing Neil back for a while," said Essex head coach Anthony McGrath.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/18 at 2:28 am

India fast bowler Ishant Sharma will join Sussex for the first two months of the English county season. The 29-year-old has taken 234 wickets in 81 Test matches, and has also played 80 one-day internationals and 14 T20s for his country. The right-armer will be available for five games in the County Championship, and all eight of Sussex's group stage fixtures in the One-Day Cup. "I am looking forward to my maiden stint in county cricket," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/18 at 11:22 am

Derbyshire have signed New Zealand international spinner Mitchell Santner as their overseas player for the second half of the 2018 season. Santner, 26, who helped New Zealand reach the 2016 World T20 semi-finals, has played the short format for the last two summers with Worcestershire. He broke his finger on his debut in 2016, missing the rest of the season. But he returned last summer to play in 13 of the 14 matches, taking 13 wickets and weighing in with 239 runs. "We're delighted to secure Mitchell for the second half of the 2018 season," said Derbyshire cricket advisor Kim Barnett

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 11:33 am

England all-rounder Adil Rashid will only play white-ball cricket for Yorkshire during the 2018 season. The club are renegotiating the leg-spinner's contract, although the 29-year-old's situation will be reviewed in the autumn. Rashid, a regular in England's one-day international and T20 sides, made the most recent of his 10 Test appearances against India in December 2016. "It's for this season coming and to see how it goes," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/18 at 7:13 am

Hampshire have signed Kent middle-order batsman Sam Northeast on a four-year contract.
Northeast, 28, turned down a contract extension in January and as many as eight counties are believed to have been interested in his signature. The right-hander scored 1,017 runs in the County Championship last season, including three centuries. "I'm hugely excited about joining Hampshire," Northeast said. "It's a club and team with a bright future."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/18 at 4:49 am

Yorkshire have signed Australia international fast bowler Billy Stanlake for the 2018 T20 Blast. The 23-year-old, who at 6ft 8in is the tallest player to ever represent his country, is set to play a minimum of 12 games for the Vikings. The paceman helped Australia win the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 tri-series against New Zealand on Wednesday. "It'll be a great experience and hopefully an exciting few weeks," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 8:50 am

England and Hampshire seamer Reece Topley will play white-ball cricket only in 2018 following two seasons of injury problems.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 10:05 am

Somerset have re-signed New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for the entirety of this season's T20 Blast. Anderson made four appearances for Somerset in last season's T20 Blast, scoring 142 runs before an injury ended his time at Taunton. The 27-year-old has won 29 Twenty20 international caps for New Zealand, scoring 432 runs and taking 14 wickets. "I feel I have unfinished business and I hope I can help Somerset go all the way," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 10:58 am

Nottinghamshire have announced a pre-tax profit for the year ending September 2017 of £279,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 11:39 am

Batsman Sam Hain has signed a contract to keep him at Warwickshire until at least the end of the 2021 season. The 22-year-old, part of the England Lions squad for the one-day series with West Indies A, joined in 2013 and has scored 3,965 runs across all formats. Sport Director Ashley Giles said Hain is a tremendously talented batsman and "one of the most exciting young prospects in the county game". "He's enjoyed a lot of success in white ball cricket," Giles added.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 1:21 pm

Somerset all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe has extended his deal at Taunton until the end of the 2019 season. The 33-year-old Netherlands international re-joined the Division One side in 2016, after an initial spell with the county in 2011. Last season he made Somerset's fourth-highest List A score - 165 not out - to help them recover from 22-5 and beat Surrey in the One-Day Cup. "This is a great place to play your cricket," Van der Merwe said. "I genuinely feel that we could be on the brink of something special."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 1:59 pm

Durham have signed South Africa's Aiden Markram and New Zealand's Tom Latham as overseas players for the 2018 season. Markram, 23, will arrive for the start of the season and play in the County Championship until May. Latham, who also played for Durham last season, will then take over and captain the side in the One-Day Cup. "I am confident they will both contribute to what we hope will be a successful season," said Durham chairman Sir Ian Botham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/18 at 4:21 am

Hampshire have signed South Africa batsman Hashim Amla as an overseas player for the first three months of the county season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 5:05 am

Worcestershire have announced a post-tax profit of £449,426 for their promotion-winning 2017 season. But the County Championship Division Two champions have only been kept in profit by a £500,000 England and Wales Cricket Board 'income' contribution - for the second year running. A similar £500,000 ECB payment in 2016 enabled a £428,673 surplus to be shown. Without both payments, Worcestershire would have reported a £71,327 loss in 2016 and £50,574 in 2017. Cricket wages increased by £406,842 in 2017, but this was partially offset by a healthy increase in both membership and match income.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 5:41 am

Worcestershire have completed the winter overhaul of their coaching team by bringing back Alex Gidman to New Road as second XI coach. The former Gloucestershire captain, 36, first moved to Worcester near the end of his playing career in 2015. He now returns as part of the reshuffle following director of cricket Steve Rhodes' departure in December. Kevin Sharp became head coach, while Alan Richardson was brought back to replace Matt Mason as bowling coach.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 7:17 am

Northamptonshire have signed South African wicketkeeper Ricardo Vasconcelos for the 2018 season. The 20-year-old will join the county for the One-Day Cup in May and will provide cover for first-choice gloveman Adam Rossington and Ben Duckett. He is a Portuguese passport holder and qualifies as a domestic player. "He's a young, hungry cricketer who's able to provide wicketkeeper cover and push the guys for batting spots," said Northants head coach David Ripley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 7:39 am

India captain Virat Kohli should spend time in the County Championship before this summer's Test series against England, says former skipper Kapil Dev. Kohli has a career batting average of 53.40 from 66 Tests, but averaged only 13.40 during India's last Test series in England in 2014. Kapil, who won the World Cup as skipper in 1983, feels Kohli must "get runs everywhere" to be the world's best. "Practice makes a man perfect. One has to practise those conditions," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 8:41 am

Andy Nash has stepped down as a non-executive director of the England and Wales Cricket Board as a result of "significant differences". The former Somerset chairman had been a member of the ECB's board since 2004. Nash said plans to compensate Test venues - reported by the Times to be £500,000 for each year they miss out on a Test - "suggest a move to promote eight counties as first among equals". "This is not a direction of travel I can live with," he wrote.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 10:41 am

Leicestershire have signed Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for this summer's T20 Blast competition. Nabi is the second Afghan player to agree a county deal after compatriot Rashid Khan signed for Sussex. The 33-year-old has played 93 one-day internationals and 60 T20 matches for his national team. "He can make a huge impact in our middle order and is an off-break bowler with great control and skill," said Foxes head coach Paul Nixon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 11:18 am

Kent have signed South Africa batsman Heino Kuhn on a Kolpak deal, subject to the 33-year-old obtaining a visa. The right-hander has played four Tests and seven T20Is for the Proteas. "We're delighted to welcome a player of Heino's quality and experience to the club," said Kent director of cricket Paul Downton. "We believe Heino can complement our talented batsmen across the three formats and serve as a mentor to those coming through the ranks." Kuhn, who has scored 9,698 first-class runs at an average of 43.48, will be available in all three formats of the game for Kent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 12:36 pm

Warwickshire boss Ashley Giles says that England Lions batsman Sam Hain has the potential to be playing Test cricket within the next 12 months. Hain shone after being called up by England Lions in Antigua on Wednesday, hitting 144 against West Indies A. And Giles insists that there could be a lot more yet to come from the 22-year-old in white and red-ball cricket. "In white-ball cricket terms, you could probably argue that this England call is overdue," Giles told BBC Sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 3:49 pm

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has signed for Nottinghamshire for the first half of the 2018 season. The 34-year-old is available for eight County Championship games and the entire One-Day Cup campaign before leaving at the end of June. Taylor scored a match-winning 181 not out on Wednesday in New Zealand's five-wicket ODI win over England. "I'm looking forward to testing myself in the early-season English conditions," Taylor said

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/18 at 4:41 pm

Stephen Parry and Dane Vilas have signed contract extensions with Lancashire to keep them with the county until the end of the 2019 season. Left-arm spinner Parry, 32, took 25 wickets in 13 Championship matches in 2017. South African Vilas, 31, joined Lancashire on a Kolpak deal in January 2017, signing an initial two-year deal. "They are both integral parts of the squad in all competitions," head coach Glen Chapple said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/18 at 4:08 am

John Wright and Dominic Cork are returning to Derbyshire to guide their challenge in this summer's T20 Blast. Wright, who returns as specialist coach, masterminded a club record eight T20 wins for Derbyshire as they reached the quarter-finals last season. Former Derbyshire and England bowler Cork returns as T20 bowling coach. "We are delighted to have John and Dominic back as specialist coaches for the Vitality Blast this summer," said Derbyshire cricket advisor Kim Barnett.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/18 at 4:59 am

Batsman Chris Dent has signed a new two-year contract with Gloucestershire and has been made the new club captain. The 27-year-old will lead the side in the County Championship and One-Day Cup this summer and will remain with the club until September 2020. The opener takes over the four-day captaincy from Gareth Roderick and the 50-over role from Michael Klinger. "I'm excited and proud to have the opportunity to captain Gloucestershire," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/18 at 11:18 am

Kent have signed New Zealand paceman Adam Milne and Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis for the 2018 T20 Blast. Milne, 25, re-joins the Spitfires having taken 15 wickets at an average of 12.46 in the Blast last season. Stoinis, 28, has played 20 white-ball matches for Australia and T20 cricket for Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Melbourne Stars. Milne is available for the whole Blast, while Stoinis will play the last nine of Kent's 14 group-stage matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/18 at 2:59 pm

Former England and Yorkshire seamer Ryan Sidebottom has joined Surrey as a bowling consultant. Sidebottom, 40, retired in 2017 having taken 762 first-class wickets and won five County Championship titles over a 20-year playing career. The left-armer also played 65 internationals for England across all three formats between 2001 and 2010. "It's great to be back in the game and I can't wait to get out there working with the boys," Sidebottom said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 2:06 am

Gloucestershire seamer David Payne is to have ankle surgery next week and will miss the start of the season. The 27-year-old was the club's leading wicket-taker in the T20 Blast last year and took 28 wickets in 11 County Championship Division Two matches. Ex-England Under-19 player Payne is a product of Gloucestershire's academy and is under contract until 2019. Kent provide the opposition for the county's four-day campaign opener at Canterbury on Friday, 13 April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 2:34 am

Concussion replacements will be available for the first time in English county cricket during the 2018 season. As a result of a new law, teams will be able to replace a player who has concussion or a suspected concussion. The substitute will be eligible to bat and bowl in the game, but the new player must be deemed a "like for like" replacement by match officials. The new rule will apply in the County Championship, One-Day Cup, T20 Blast and Women's Super League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 4:25 am

Worcestershire chief executive Matt Rawnsley plans to keep the promoted Division One county as a competitive force following his appointment at New Road. Although the Pears won the Division Two title last September, Rawnsley feels that the club has been too divided. "I want to get the feeling that we're one club again," Rawnsley told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 4:49 am

Nottinghamshire's Paul Coughlin will miss at least four months of the coming season after a shoulder operation. The 25-year-old all-rounder was hurt diving in the field during the England Lions' final match of their One-Day series against the West Indies A earlier this month. Coughlin, who has yet to play for Notts after joining from Durham in September, underwent surgery last Wednesday. "He has now got a long rehab to go through," said head coach Peter Moores.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 5:49 am

India fast bowler Varun Aaron is to join Leicestershire for part of the 2018 county season. The 28-year-old will replace injured Sohail Khan, who had been set to fill the gap when Mohammad Abbas is part of Pakistan's side touring England. Aaron will be available for County Championship and One-Day Cup games between 20 April and 20 June. He has taken 18 wickets in nine Tests for India, and 11 in nine one-day international appearances. "Varun is a high-quality performer and his skills will be ideally suited to early season conditions in England," said Leicestershire head coach Paul Nixon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 9:03 am

Derbyshire batsman Charlie Macdonell has left the club by mutual consent to pursue other career opportunities. The 23-year-old requested to be released from his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the 2018 season. Macdonell played six first-class games, scoring 325 runs at an average of 46. "Charlie is a good young player who showed us his potential at this level when given the opportunity," said club captain Billy Godleman. "He has spent the winter continuing his studies at Durham University, while also training with Durham MCCU ahead of the new season. "Charlie has taken the decision to pursue other career opportunities and we wish him all the very best for the future."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 10:04 am

Gloucestershire wicketkeeper James Bracey has signed a new contract until the end of the 2019 season. The 20-year-old has played seven first-class matches since making his debut in 2016 and averages 51.44 with the bat. Bristol-born Bracey scored a career-best 156 against Glamorgan at Cardiff in the penultimate County Championship fixture last season. "It's something I've always worked very hard for and I'm grateful for all the opportunities," Bracey said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 11:12 am

Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson says the Pakistan Super League was the best atmosphere he has experienced. Dawson, 28, helped Peshawar Zalmi to the final of the T20 competition where they were beaten by Islamabad United in Karachi on Saturday. "To play three games out there in what was the first cricket for a while in the country was a great experience," Dawson told BBC Radio Solent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 12:07 pm

The England and Wales Cricket Board has commissioned a review into the £2.5m Glamorgan received for not applying to host Tests between 2020 and 2024. The "external review" follows a meeting between the ECB and representatives from all 18 first-class counties. Surrey chairman Richard Thompson has quit his role as a non-executive director of the ECB and Andy Nash also left citing "significant differences". Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris says he is not worried by the review. "The board agree that it will be valuable to have an external review into the process around the payment," said ECB chairman Colin Graves. "I recognise there have been questions raised and, while answers have been provided, we are determined that the process is fully reviewed."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 12:43 pm

Worcestershire have signed New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill for their first eight matches in this summer's T20 Blast competition. Australian batsman Callum Ferguson, 33, will then come in to replace him for the final six group games. Ferguson's compatriot Travis Head will be available for the full 14-match schedule of games as the county's main overseas signing this summer. Guptill, 31, is due to arrive on 20 June and will stay until 29 July.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 2:47 pm

Somerset have appointed Andrew Cornish, formerly the boss at Liverpool Airport, to be the club's new chief executive. He will succeed Lee Cooper, who stood down on 14 March after just nine months in the position. Former club cricketer Cornish will take up office at Taunton on 3 April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 4:00 am

England batsman Alex Hales has been signed by Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad as Australian David Warner's replacement. Warner resigned as captain of the IPL side before being banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia for his part in a ball-tampering scandal. Hales, 29, had gone unsold when the IPL auction took place in January.

"I'm excited to be given this chance to play in arguably the biggest domestic tournament in the world," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 5:54 am

Wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Brown will captain Sussex in the Championship and One-Day Cup in 2018. Brown led the team for the second part of the 2017 season after Luke Wright stepped down from the role. "Everyone that knows me knows how passionate and proud I am to be a Sussex player, so to become club captain is a special day for me and my family," said the 29-year-old. Former England international Wright will lead Sussex in the T20 Blast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 6:11 am

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry would consider signing Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft in the future, despite confirming he would no longer be joining them this summer. Bancroft was given a nine-month ban after he used sandpaper to damage the ball in a Test against South Africa. The 25-year-old had been set to join Somerset as their overseas player. Hurry, who confirmed Bancroft had still been "keen to come to Somerset", said "the door would never be closed".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/18 at 8:00 am

Pace bowler Harry Podmore has left Middlesex to join County Championship Division Two rivals Kent. Podmore, 23, made his Middlesex debut as a teenager in a T20 match against Essex in 2014, taking 2-20. He has taken 31 first-class wickets, but did not play for Middlesex in the Championship in 2017 and had loans spells with Glamorgan and Derbyshire. "Harry is a talented bowler who we believe can thrive here," head coach Matt Walker told the Kent website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 7:06 am

Hampshire have signed fast bowler Dale Steyn for a minimum of two matches as he looks to be fit for South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka in July. The 34-year-old will join in June and cover for compatriot Hashim Amla in a one-day and County Championship game. Steyn, who has taken 419 Test wickets, could return as an overseas player in the "final weeks" of the 2018 season. "Dale is one of the best bowlers in the world," Hampshire director of cricket Giles White told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 8:40 am

Surrey have begun looking for a new overseas signing for the start of the county season because Australia's Mitchell Marsh needs ankle surgery. The 26-year-old all-rounder signed for the club in October and was due to play all three formats this summer. A Surrey statement said he could still play for them later in the season "providing he can prove his fitness"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 2:38 pm

Middlesex have signed Australia all-rounder Hilton Cartwright as an overseas player for the start of the 2018 domestic season. The 26-year-old, who has played two Tests, will be available for the north London club's first five games of the County Championship campaign. Right-hander Cartwright averages 43.60 with the bat in first-class cricket. His deal at Lord's, which is subject to approval by Cricket Australia, could be extended further into the summer. "Our initial policy was to go into the season without an overseas player," Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 4:44 pm

Spin bowler Tom Smith has signed a new two-year contract with Gloucestershire that will expire after the 2019 Championship season. The 30-year-old has been associated with Glos since 2013 and was a regular in one-day cricket in 2017, playing 19 games across the two competitions. Eastbourne-born Smith took two wickets in the 2015 One-Day Cup Final win against Surrey at Lord's. "I thoroughly enjoy my time at Gloucestershire," Smith said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/18 at 2:32 am

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Worcestershire may be forced to move their first home game following the customary flood problem at New Road. Over two-thirds of the outfield is currently under water following prolonged heavy rain throughout March. Although they had been scheduled to start with two away games, to avoid such an eventuality, the first County Championship home game on 27 April against Nottinghamshire is now at risk. "I hoped we wouldn't be affected much," said chief executive Matt Rawnsley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 6:55 am

The cricket season started with Championship matches yesterday, reports will be done on results on the ending of matches, or significant events.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 8:28 am

Somerset have signed Australia batsman Matt Renshaw as their overseas replacement for Cameron Bancroft. Bancroft was banned from cricket for nine months for his part in Australia's ball-tampering scandal. Renshaw, 22, has scored 630 runs in 13 Test appearances with a top score of 184, while he has been capped once in Twenty20 cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 1:51 pm

Surrey have signed South Africa batsman Dean Elgar as an overseas player for the first two months of the season. The 30-year-old left-handed opener has played 49 Test matches for the Proteas, averaging 42.58 with the bat. Elgar will join the south London side ahead of their opening game against Hampshire on 20 April and will remain until his country's tour of Sri Lanka. He had a stint with Surrey in 2015, playing three games, and had spells with Somerset in 2013 and 2017. "Given the news that Mitch Marsh will need ankle surgery, to be able to bring someone of Dean's calibre to the club, at such short notice, for the first period of the season is a real bonus," Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 4:24 pm

Lancashire County Cricket Club made an operating profit of £2,347,000 for 2017, an increase of 92% on the previous year. The figures also reveal a net surplus after interest of £971,000, the first time the county has accrued this since 2013, which included an Ashes Test. Again Test revenue helped, with a total 60,000 crowd for the South Africa Test. Domestic cricket also played a part, with the T20 Blast Roses derby against Yorkshire attracting 20,000 supporters. Their success as an international venue has resulted in the award of four Test matches over the next five years and they are also a host venue for the new domestic Twenty20 competition, which is set to start in 2020. Lancashire finished second in Division One of the County Championship last season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/18 at 10:12 am

Middlesex laid down a marker in Division Two with a 160-run win over Northamptonshire at Lord's. I was there!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/18 at 7:20 am

Yorkshire and Essex's County Championship match at Headingley was abandoned as a draw without a single ball bowled because of a wet outfield. Umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth called off day four shortly after a second inspection at 10:00 BST. Yorkshire head groundsman Andy Fogarty described recent conditions in Leeds as "the worst in 30 years I've known". "This weather seems to have started since January right until now," Fogarty told BBC Radio Leeds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/18 at 10:54 am

Nottinghamshire began life back in Division One with a six-wicket win at Lancashire after an incredible finish. Having resumed on 58-2, the hosts were all out for just 73 after losing eight wickets for 15 runs, as England paceman Jake Ball (4-14) and left-armer Harry Gurney (6-25) ran riot at Old Trafford. That left Notts needing 10 runs to win, but they then slumped to 9-4.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/18 at 12:27 pm

Hampshire's fast bowlers condemned newly promoted Division Two champions Worcestershire to a heavy 196-run County Championship defeat on the final morning at Southampton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/18 at 4:04 pm

Gloucestershire scored the 47 runs needed to beat Kent by five wickets, despite a mini-collapse at Canterbury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 2:32 am

Yorkshire completed their first County Championship win of 2018 by 164 runs despite resistance from Nottinghamshire on the final morning at Headingley. It took the home side 12.4 overs to pick up the two wickets they needed as Tom Moores and Jake Ball put on 66. Ben Coad bowled Ball for 30 and ended the game two balls later when Harry Gurney edged to second slip. Coad finished with 6-81 - and match figures of 10-130 - with Moores left unbeaten on 40 in Notts' 238.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 6:01 am

Sam Northeast's fine century for Hampshire was in vain as Surrey claimed the six wickets needed on day four at The Oval to complete a 139-run win. Resuming on 116-4, still 356 runs away from their target of 472, former Kent batsman Northeast fought a lone battle in his 254-ball innings of 129. Number 10 batsman Brad Wheal resisted with Northeast for most of the middle session to take the game past tea. But both went after the interval and Hampshire were all out for 332.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 9:55 am

Somerset made a winning start to their County Championship campaign by beating Worcestershire by 83 runs at Taunton. They failed to add to their overnight 255-9 as Ed Barnard (6-37) bowled Tim Groenewald, leaving James Hildreth unbeaten on 111. Set 279 to win, Worcestershire lost early wickets and despite Tom Fell's 41, they went into lunch on 85-6. The tailenders added 74 for the last two wickets, with Barnard making 45 not out, but they were all out for 195. A run-out ended the game with more than four sessions to spare as Barnard called Steve Magoffin for a second run and he was beaten by Matt Renshaw's throw to the bowler's end. Worcestershire have begun the summer with back-to-back defeats following promotion from Division Two last season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 12:45 pm

Defending champions Essex claimed their first success of the new season by bowling out Lancashire for 288 to win by 31 runs on day three at Chelmsford. Chasing a target of 320, the visitors lost openers Haseeb Hameed and Keaton Jennings with only 32 on the board. Alex Davies (71) and Jordan Clark (59) batted well, but both went leg-before-wicket to pace bowler Jamie Porter. The Essex man then ended the game by removing Joe Mennie for 56 to finish with 4-54 and match figures of 9-80. Despite struggling in bowler-friendly conditions in their first innings, it was an excellent performance by Essex after seeing no play at all over the four days in Yorkshire last week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 2:11 pm

Warwickshire gave an early indication of their promotion potential by beating Northamptonshire by an innings and 48 runs on day three at Wantage Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 3:09 pm

Luke Wells made a century for Sussex on day four before they settled for a draw at Leicestershire in Division Two. Resuming on 11-0 with a 27-run lead, Sussex lost four batsman, but the hosts were unable to take a flurry of wickets to trigger a final-session run chase. Wells, who also took four first-innings wickets, finished unbeaten on 102. As the hosts were yet to bat in their second innings, the players shook hands when Sussex declared on 241-4 - with a lead of 257 - shortly before 17:00 BST.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 3:15 pm

Glamorgan got their campaign off to a winning start as they just got home by six wickets before the light closed in at Bristol. Gloucestershire took the game deep into the final session after reaching 372 all out, led by James Bracey's marathon 120 not out. Glamorgan needed 83 to win in 21 overs, but there was a clatter of wickets in the gathering gloom. Aneurin Donald's hooked six eventually got them across the finishing line.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 3:28 pm

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Heino Kuhn steered Kent to their first win of the Division Two season against Durham. After Durham set a target of 93 to win, Kent survived losing Sean Dickson to a thick edge from a Nathan Rimmington delivery to coast to victory. Bell-Drummond made 45 not out from 64 balls, with Kuhn hitting an unbeaten 36 from 71 to achieve the target. Earlier, James Weighell's 84 had given Durham faint hopes, leading a recovery from 39-7 to 170 all-out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 3:41 pm

Derbyshire won their first home County Championship match since September 2014 with a 101-run victory over Middlesex in Division Two. The hosts began the final day at Derby needing seven more wickets, with Middlesex on 86-3 chasing 442. Middlesex slumped to 166-7, before runs from Toby Roland-Jones (46), James Harris (64 not out) and Tom Helm (52) took the match into the final session. But Duanne Olivier bowled Tim Murtagh as the visitors were all out for 340. Derbyshire had gone three whole seasons without a victory on their own ground since beating Leicestershire in the final match of the 2014 campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/18 at 2:43 pm

London Stadium will not host any World Cup matches next summer. The England and Wales Cricket Board was considering high-capacity venues to host the 50-over competition in 2019, but the home of West Ham is not one of the 11 grounds named. Lord's will host the final on 14 July, while the semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford and Edgbaston. England play the first match of the tournament against South Africa at The Oval on 30 May. Australia begin their title defence in a day-night match against Afghanistan on 1 June in Bristol. The tournament, which features 10 teams playing nine round-robin matches, runs from 30 May to 14 July.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 1:39 pm

Play was abandoned for the day between Middlesex and Glamorgan at Lord's without a ball bowled, after hours of frustration for players and spectators. Only intermittent light rain fell after the scheduled start of 11:00 BST, but five inspections failed to produce any action because of a damp outfield. Umpires Ian Gould and Rob Bailey finally called off proceedings at 17:00 BST. It was the only county match in the South of England not to see any play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 3:28 pm

Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan is set to focus on assisting the club's coaching staff across all age levels rather than playing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 9:33 am

Middlesex and Glamorgan saw the final day of their Championship match at Lord's washed out because of heavy rain. Umpires Ian Gould and Rob Bailey abandoned the game at 12:05 BST. Just 58 overs were bowled in total, with a frustrating combination of light rain, a damp outfield and bad light affecting the first three days. Glamorgan took eight points to Middlesex's six, having had more chance to use favourable bowling conditions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 2:52 pm

Nottinghamshire beat Worcestershire by an innings and 41 runs to go top of County Championship Division One.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 5:02 pm

Jack Leaning's 68 could not prevent Somerset from claiming their second win of the Championship campaign as they beat Yorkshire by 118 runs in Taunton. Chasing a target of 321, with nine wickets left, Yorkshire lost Cheteshwar Pujara to the day's first ball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 5:19 pm

England opener Mark Stoneman again failed to fully press his case for Test selection in Surrey's Division One draw with Lancashire at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 5:47 pm

Hampshire and Essex vied for bonus points as their weather-affected match at the Ageas Bowl ended in a draw. Resuming on 241-4, Liam Dawson (34 not out) and Kyle Abbott (43) helped Hampshire secure a fourth batting bonus point as they declared on 351-7.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 5:59 pm

Sussex and Gloucestershire were thwarted in their respective bids for a Division Two victory as rain prevented any play on the final day at Hove.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 6:10 pm

Gary Wilson hit an unbeaten 64 as Leicestershire and Derbyshire both battled for bonus points on the final day of their draw at Grace Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 6:24 pm

Northamptonshire suffered their first total abandonment of four-day County Championship fixture as the visit of Durham ended in a draw without a ball being bowled.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 8:15 am

Middlesex skipper Dawid Malan has suggested trying out pink balls in early-season matches in the wake of his side's weather-hit County Championship home game with Glamorgan. After an entire lost second day at Lord's on Saturday, Malan points out that they could have played under floodlights with a pink ball. "It's disappointing," Malan told BBC Radio London. "It might be worth the ECB looking at pink balls at this time of year." He added: "We've been experimenting for the past eight or nine years. Why not throw another in?" Malan made his first half-century for England in the first day-night Test to be played in England against the West Indies at Edgbaston in August 2017.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/18 at 7:29 am

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite will join Kent for their first four matches of the T20 Blast. The 29-year-old hit four successive sixes off Ben Stokes to help his side to victory against England in the World T20 final in India in 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/18 at 9:27 am

Leicestershire wicketkeeper Lewis Hill has signed a new deal to keep him with the Division Two county until the end of the 2020 season. The 27-year-old, who has scored 1,843 career runs in all formats, came through the club's academy system.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/18 at 1:52 pm

Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz will join Derbyshire for the first 10 matches of this season's T20 Blast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 2:54 pm

Essex collapsed on the third morning as Yorkshire completed victory at Chelmsford, despite being bowled out for 50 in their first innings. The county champions resumed on 97-4, needing 141 more runs to win. But they slumped to 146 all out to lose by 91 runs as Steve Patterson claimed a career-best 6-40 and Ben Coad 3-36. Yorkshire's score after choosing to bat first was the sixth lowest total made in the first innings of a County Championship match by a winning team. The lowest remains the 31 that Gloucestershire posted against Middlesex at Bristol in 1924.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 3:13 pm

Early Division Two leaders Warwickshire needed just an hour to record a final-day eight-wicket win over Derbyshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/18 at 3:51 am

Imam-ul-Haq and Haris Sohail hit unbeaten half-centuries to guide Pakistan to a nine-wicket victory over Northamptonshire on the final day of their second tour match. Resuming on 240-5, Northants added another 30 runs before Rob Newton was removed lbw by Mohammad Abbas for 118.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/18 at 9:54 am

Worcestershire avoided defeat for the first time this season as their County Championship meeting with Surrey ended in an expected draw at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/18 at 2:53 pm

Sussex kept their heads to record their first County Championship win of the season by beating Middlesex at Hove. Coming in at seven following a collapse of four wickets for 15 runs, skipper Ben Brown hit an unbeaten 65 to see his side to a three-wicket victory

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 9:46 am

Lancashire took just over an hour to finish off Nottinghamshire as they beat the County Championship Division One leaders by an innings and 67 runs. Seam bowler Graham Onions took three of the wickets at Trent Bridge to finish with 6-55 and match figures of 9-77. England's James Anderson warmed up for Test duty by taking two wickets in his 4-26 haul, with 6-53 in the match. Lancashire's first victory of the season was their first top-flight away win since beating Northants in 2014. It earned them 22 points, with Notts taking only three.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 6:03 am

Pakistan seized control in Malahide as they closed day three with a 116-run lead over Test debutants Ireland. Ireland were reduced to 7-4 in reply to Pakistan's 310-9 declared but they recovered thanks to Kevin O'Brien's 40 and an unbeaten 33 from Gary Wilson. Mohammad Abbas took 4-44 as Ireland were bowled out for 130. Pakistan enforced the follow-on but openers Ed Joyce (39) and William Porterfield (23) gave Ireland hope by moving to 64-0 at stumps.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 6:59 am

Simon Harmer and the departing Peter Siddle took five wickets each as Essex held their nerve to beat Worcestershire for their second victory of the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 9:46 am

Sam Curran took 10 wickets in a match for the first time as Surrey wrapped up victory over Yorkshire by an innings and 17 runs at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 12:11 pm

Somerset left-arm spinner Jack Leach is set to miss England's first Test match against Pakistan later this month after the county confirmed he has broken the thumb on his bowling hand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 2:15 pm

James Vince boosted his England selection chances by batting through the entire final day to guide Hampshire to a draw against Somerset at Taunton. He scored 201 not out from 437 balls as the visitors went from 178-2 overnight to 432-4 when the game ended at 16:50 BST, with Hashim Amla making 107.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 3:05 pm

Warwickshire opener Will Rhodes made his maiden first-class century to help the County Championship Division Two leaders beat Northants at Edgbaston and earn their third straight win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 3:25 pm

Leicestershire won their first Championship game since September 2016 as they scraped a thrilling three-run victory over Glamorgan, who were dismissed for 247.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 1:36 am

Matt Henry starred with bat and ball as Kent beat Sussex by 58 runs to clinch a third successive Division Two win. Henry smashed five fours and three sixes in vital 55 to push Kent's score on from 125-4 overnight to 235, setting Sussex 270 for victory in Canterbury. The New Zealand fast bowler then took 6-53 to dismiss Sussex for 211 and reach 37 wickets for the season. Luke Wright (47) and Ben Brown (48) batted well, but their dismissals saw Sussex slip to their first defeat. The victory lifted Kent to second in Division Two, 15 points behind unbeaten leaders Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 3:21 am

England paceman Mark Wood took a career-best 6-46 for Durham as their County Championship game against Derbyshire ended in a draw. The 28-year-old, who is hoping to be named in England's squad for the first Test against Pakistan on Tuesday, bowled 22 overs on the final day, but his side were unable to force a win. Derbyshire had reached 279-9 in their second innings, a lead of 186, when the captains shook hands at 17:00 BST. Both have drawn two games in 2018.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 4:45 am

James Bracey hit an unbeaten century as Gloucestershire dug in to earn a draw against Middlesex at Lord's. Resuming on 66-2, and trailing by 179, the visitors appeared set for their second defeat of 2018 on the final day. But Gareth Roderick's 48 helped them pass 150 before he was caught off James Harris (3-60) and Jack Taylor (41) and Bracey added 91 for the fourth wicket. The 21-year-old reached 125 alongside Graeme van Buuren (46) before they declared on 326-4, ahead by 81 runs. For Gloucestershire, who were forced to follow-on on day three, the result was a huge boost, thanks largely to Bracey facing 271 balls, and hitting 16 fours, during his 329 minutes in the middle. Middlesex, who looked dominant as they made 455-8 declared in their first innings, were thwarted by persistent rain on day two. The draw was the second of the season for both sides, and Middlesex are fifth in the table, with Gloucestershire seventh, as switch to for the start of the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 9:48 am

England have recalled batsman Jos Buttler and called up uncapped off-spinner Dom Bess for the first Test against Pakistan starting next week. Lancashire's Buttler, 27, has not played first-class cricket this season but has made five successive fifties in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bess, 20, replaces Somerset team-mate and left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who broke a thumb on Monday. James Vince, who batted at three for England over the winter, misses out. The first Test at Lord's starts on 24 May and the second at Headingley on 1 June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 2:11 pm

Pakistan denied Ireland an unlikely win in their inaugural Test after a nervous start to their run chase at Malahide. A stunning opening bowling spell raised the tantalising prospect of Ireland becoming the second side to win on Test debut as Pakistan were reeling on 14-3. But Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam shared a 126-run fourth wicket stand as Pakistan battled to their winning target of 160. The match ended just as rain clouds began to darken over Malahide and the prospect of a draw had surfaced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 4:29 pm

Derbyshire have signed Scotland international fast bowler Safyaan Sharif to play in the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast competitions this summer. The 26-year-old has played 35 ODIs, taking 53 wickets at an average of 25.41 and with best figures of 5-33. He has also taken 52 wickets at 19.80 from 42 international Twenty20 matches. Cricket adviser Kim Barnett said: "He's a talented quick bowler and showed this winter he has ability to take wickets and perform to a high standard."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/18 at 9:20 am

Nottinghamshire have signed top-order batsman Will Fraine for all formats until the end of the season. The 21-year-old has been playing for the county's second XI and has also featured for Durham MCCU. The right-hander will go straight into the Notts Outlaws squad as they begin the defence of their One-Day Cup title against Lancashire at Old Trafford on Thursday. "I'm really excited for my chance to show what I can do," said Fraine

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/18 at 10:16 am

Alfonso Thomas has joined Surrey as a white-ball bowling consultant for this season's One-Day Cup and T20 Blast. The 41-year-old, who has been West Indies bowling coach since February, will work alongside Geoff Arnold. Thomas took 263 T20 wickets and 219 in List A games during his career, which included eight years at Somerset. "Alfonso will be a very good addition to the coaching team with his deep knowledge of the game," Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said. "I'm very confident he will act as an excellent mentor to our bowlers and work well alongside Geoff."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/18 at 12:08 pm

Fast-bowler Billy Stanlake will no longer join Yorkshire after Cricket Australia pulled him out of the move. The 23-year-old had agreed to play a minimum of 12 T20 Blast games for the Vikings this summer, but Australia now want him to focus on other formats. Stanlake has played two one-day and six T20 internationals for his country. "They've pulled him out of our deal, which is obviously very disappointing for us," said Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon. "Now the new Australia coach is in place, they want him to play some different cricket to T20 during the period he was due to be with us."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 4:32 am

Hampshire have signed New Zealand all-rounder Colin Munro and Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman for the upcoming T20 Blast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 5:43 am

Derbyshire made their highest-ever score in 50-over cricket as they began this season's One-Day Cup campaign with a 57-run win over Warwickshire. Led by opener Billy Godleman's career-best 137, and fifties from Ben Slater (69) and Wayne Madsen (58), the visitors piled up 357-8 at Edgbaston. Jonathan Trott was the surprising standout bowler with 4-65. Sam Hain made a fine 108 in the chase, and Keith Barker blasted 48 not out, but Warwickshire were all out for 300. The Bears looked well set at 173-3 in the 27th over, with Hain and Adam Hose scoring at a good rate

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 6:12 am

Paul Horton's century helped Leicestershire beat Northamptonshire in their first game of the One-Day Cup. Horton's 103 from 126 balls saw Leicestershire to 182-3, but no other batsman was able to reach fifty as the Foxes made 265-7 from their 50 overs. Opener Josh Cobb hit 56 for Northants, but his dismissal left his side 95-5. Brett Hutton (34 not out) and Graeme White (38) put on 64 for the ninth wicket, before the hosts were bowled out for 193, 73 runs short. White scored his 38 from only 42 balls with four fours and one six, but Northants' hopes were ended when he was caught behind off Ben Raine (3-31), with Ben Sanderson the last man out two overs later. Gavin Griffiths was the pick of the Northants bowlers, taking 4-30 from his seven overs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 10:04 am

Defending champions Notts Outlaws started their 2018 One-Day Cup campaign with a win, despite a brilliant century from Lancashire's Keaton Jennings. Notts were bowled out for 318 as Chris Nash (52), Ross Taylor (58) and captain Steven Mullaney (70) all hit fifties. Leg-spinner Matt Parkinson took a career-best 5-68 for Lancashire. Opener Jennings kept the chase on course, but pulled Harry Gurney to mid-wicket for 136 in the 47th over and Lancashire finished on 309-9. The hosts needed 16 off the final over at Old Trafford with last-wicket pair Tom Bailey and Parkinson at the crease, but fell nine runs short.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 12:08 pm

Sussex comfortably chased down Kent's below-par target in their opening game of the One-Day Cup. Kent struggled with variable bounce as they were bowled out for 188 in 43.3 overs, with opener Daniel Bell-Drummond the last man out for 90 from 115 balls. Sussex looked in trouble early in their chase as Luke Wright fell for just four and Harry Finch was dismissed for nine. But Luke Wells (62) and Ben Brown (73 not out) helped the hosts to a seven-wicket win with 10.1 overs to spare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 12:41 pm

Tom Westley made a career-best 50-over score of 134 as Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets in the One-Day Cup. England international Westley, 29, survived being dropped three times on his way to a 94-ball century. Varun Chopra (59) put on 153 for the second wicket with Westley as Essex won with 44 balls to spare, making 253-4. Nick Gubbins had earlier made 50 from 52 balls but Middlesex slumped to 250 all out from 79-0, Ravi Bopara and Neil Wagner both taking three wickets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 4:03 am

Paceman Craig Overton produced his best limited-overs figures as Somerset beat last season's losing One-Day Cup finalists Surrey by eight wickets. Overton took 4-27 as the home side were skittled for just 129 in 35.2 overs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 11:58 am

Gloucestershire cruised to an eight-wicket win over Glamorgan in their One-Day Cup match, reaching 265-2. George Hankins, with a career-best 85, and captain Chris Dent (80) put on 150 to set up the win. Glamorgan's 264 was based round stands of 98 between Shaun Marsh (57) and Colin Ingram, and 75 between Chris Cooke and David Lloyd. But Dan Worrall (3-47) took key wickets upfront, and Chris Liddle (4-60) ran through the lower order.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 1:29 pm

Tom Kohler-Cadmore hit 164 off 151 balls as Yorkshire powered to a 142-run victory at Durham in the opening round of fixtures in the 2018 One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 3:29 pm

Worcestershire began their One-Day Cup campaign with a 50-run victory over Derbyshire at New Road. Ross Whiteley (58), Ben Cox (56 not out) and Tom Fell (56) all made half-centuries as the hosts reached 323-6 - their second biggest total at their home ground in 50-over cricket. Wayne Madsen's 87 and 62 from Luis Reece kept Derbyshire in contention at 208-4 with 15 overs remaining. But they lost three wickets in six balls before ending 273 all out. Three Worcestershire bowlers took two wickets apiece, with Travis Head (2-48) ending Madsen's aggressive 70-ball innings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 4:05 pm

A quick-fire 65 from all-rounder Gareth Berg handed Hampshire a dramatic two-wicket win against Sussex at Hove in the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 1:47 am

Warwickshire captain Jeetan Patel took 4-33 and Sam Hain hit a ton as the Bears made it two One-Day Cup wins out of two against Yorkshire at Headingley. After openers Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth put on 80 inside the first 12 overs, Yorkshire were reeled in when both went in the space of three balls, Che Pujara top-scoring with 73. Having limited the Tykes to 247-9, Hain then made a fine unbeaten 102. Jonathan Trott hit 50 as the Bears made 248-5 to win with 25 balls to spare. Adam Hose also weighed in with an important 44 in a 97-run stand with England Lions batsman Hain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 5:30 am

Warwickshire captain Jeetan Patel took 4-33 and Sam Hain hit a ton as the Bears made it two One-Day Cup wins out of two against Yorkshire at Headingley. After openers Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth put on 80 inside the first 12 overs, Yorkshire were reeled in when both went in the space of three balls, Che Pujara top-scoring with 73. Having limited the Tykes to 247-9, Hain then made a fine unbeaten 102. Jonathan Trott hit 50 as the Bears made 248-5 to win with 25 balls to spare. Adam Hose also weighed in with an important 44 in a 97-run stand with England Lions batsman Hain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 5:45 am

Notts Outlaws suffered their first defeat as defending champions of the One-Day Cup, losing by 49 runs to Northamptonshire at Market Warsop. Josh Cobb (78), Alex Wakely (72) and Adam Rossington (50) all contributed half-centuries as the the visitors posted a healthy 339-9. Notts lost regular wickets in their chase, although captain Steven Mullaney's 71 kept them in contention. But they ended up comfortably short, all out for 290 with 3.4 overs left. Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson and Brett Button took two wickets each, while Graeme White returned figures of 3-63.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 8:34 am

Lancashire opener Alex Davies hit his first one-day century to help his side hammer Durham by 192 runs. After losing their One-Day Cup opener to holders Nottinghamshire on Thursday, the Red Rose responded well, enjoying their biggest runs victory in this competition in 28 years. Davies (147) and Keaton Jennings (73) set the platform for the hosts' 314-7. Tom Bailey, Stephen Parry, Joe Mennie, Matt Parkinson and Liam Livingstone all took two scalps as Durham made 122. Davies' knock was Lancashire's highest-ever individual score at Old Trafford in one-day cricket - and their best against a fellow first-class county, beating Neil Fairbrother's 145 against Hampshire at Old Trafford in 1990. It is bettered in the county's one-day records only by Australian Andrew Crook's 162 not out against Minor Counties side Buckinghamshire at Wormsley in 2005. Durham, who suffered their second worst defeat in List A cricket, also lost their opening game heavily, by 142 runs to Yorkshire on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 9:58 am

A quick-fire 65 from all-rounder Gareth Berg handed Hampshire a dramatic two-wicket win against Sussex at Hove in the One-Day Cup. The visitors chased a target of 251 with just four balls to spare as they recovered from a perilous 133-6. Berg struck sevens fours and two sixes off just 37 balls to follow his earlier 3-51 with the ball. Sussex had looked set for a second win in two games when Harry Finch made 108 from 142 balls in a total of 250. Finch's maiden List A century came from 137 balls as he marshalled the majority of Sussex's innings, although he survived being dropped three times - including twice in his 90s. Luke Wright made 56 from 66 balls as he and Finch shared a second-wicket partnership of 105. Hampshire looked well behind the required rate when Hashim Amla fell for 63 off 83 balls, but Berg and Lewis McManus (41) put on 61 in just 37 balls for the seventh-wicket to wrestle the momentum back in their favour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 11:03 am

James Hildreth blasted a superb career-best 159 off just 125 balls as Somerset beat Glamorgan by 83 runs for their second One-Day Cup win. Hildreth, who was dropped on 63, smashed eight sixes and 13 fours as Somerset raced to 372-7. Peter Trego made 56 while Tom Abell hit 40 off just 25 balls. Glamorgan were bowled out for 289 in reply, Colin Ingram top-scoring with 85 off 70, but rarely looked likely to threaten their target. Tim Groenewald took the vital wickets of Ingram and fellow Test batsman Shaun Marsh, both caught in the deep, with Max Waller claiming four catches in all. Those dismissals after a slow start left too much for the middle and lower order, despite some brave hitting from Marchant de Lange (40). Glamorgan bowler Michael Hogan faces a scan on a hamstring injury which saw him limp off after bowling, and bat with a runner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 12:09 pm

Gloucestershire battled to a four-wicket One-Day Cup win over Essex after a successful run chase in Bristol. Gareth Roderick's unbeaten 87 from 89 balls saw the hosts pass their target of 288 with 11 balls to spare. Roderick added 79 for the fifth wicket alongside Ryan Higgins (47), after opener George Hankins had made 77. Ashar Zaidi's 82 from 77 balls and a 50 from Ravi Bopara had given Essex hope as they posted a solid 287-7, but they were unable to halt Roderick's reply. The hosts' Chris Liddle took 4-57 - including the wickets of Bopara, Zaidi and opener Varun Chopra - to help limit the visitors. Essex looked in a strong early position on 74-0 after 11 overs, but then lost three wickets in the next 14 balls to slip to 82-3, and captain Ryan ten Doeschate was later run our for 22. Victory was Gloucestershire's second from two matches so far in the South Group, while for Essex defeat was their first of the 2018 competition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 2:44 pm

Paul Stirling struck 125 as Middlesex beat Kent by 70 runs to register their first One-Day Cup win of the summer. Stirling's 115-ball knock, including 13 fours and five sixes, helped his side make 313-9 - as England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan chipped in with 50. Kent looked to be falling well short when they slipped to 159-6, with Tom Helm's 4-49 doing much of the damage. Heino Kuhn's 90 from 92 deliveries revived their hopes but, after he fell to Helm, they slipped to 243 all out. No other visiting batsman managed to reach fifty, with Daniel Bell-Drummond's 44 the next best score. Kent have now lost both of their opening One-Day Cup games, after a comfortable seven-wicket loss to Sussex on Thursday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 2:45 pm


Paul Stirling struck 125 as Middlesex beat Kent by 70 runs to register their first One-Day Cup win of the summer. Stirling's 115-ball knock, including 13 fours and five sixes, helped his side make 313-9 - as England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan chipped in with 50. Kent looked to be falling well short when they slipped to 159-6, with Tom Helm's 4-49 doing much of the damage. Heino Kuhn's 90 from 92 deliveries revived their hopes but, after he fell to Helm, they slipped to 243 all out. No other visiting batsman managed to reach fifty, with Daniel Bell-Drummond's 44 the next best score. Kent have now lost both of their opening One-Day Cup games, after a comfortable seven-wicket loss to Sussex on Thursday.
Yippee!!!!!!  A win for my team!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 5:44 pm

Rilee Rossouw struck an entertaining 90 to help Hampshire maintain their 100% start in the One-Day Cup with a four-wicket win against Surrey. In a rain-reduced game, Hampshire reached a revised target of 227 from 34 overs with seven balls to spare. Left-hander Rossouw struck 11 fours and two sixes in his 68-ball knock. Earlier, fellow South African Dean Elgar top scored with 91 for Surrey before rain reduced their innings to 44 overs in which they posted 262-7. Hampshire have two wins from two in the South Group, while last season's runners-up Surrey have lost their first two games. The hosts looked set for a more convincing victory before Rossouw fell at 167-3. He was one of four wickets for Surrey all-rounder Rikki Clarke, whose 4-48 in seven overs threatened to claw his side back into it. England leg-spinner Mason Crane continued his encouraging return from a stress fracture of the back, taking 3-45 from eight overs for Hampshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/18 at 6:56 am

Sussex made their third highest List A score as they ended Somerset's winning start in the One-Day Cup at Taunton. Luke Wright made 105 off 87 balls to lead Sussex to 341-7, and was well backed by David Wiese (58 off 37) and Michael Burgess (56 off 44). Somerset were well set to chase the target as James Hildreth's 87 helped them recover from 101-4 to 240-5. But the last five wickets went down for 26 as Somerset were bowled out for 266 in the 43rd over to lose by 75 runs. After reaching 281 runs in three One-Day Cup innings in the space of six days, it was Hildreth's return catch to spinner Danny Briggs which started the rot at the end.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/18 at 12:24 pm

Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday. The 20-year-old, who has played only 16 first-class matches, will become the third new spinner to debut for England in the space of four Tests. "He's full of confidence, he has a lot of energy and he's very switched on," captain Joe Root told BBC Sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/18 at 4:18 pm

Kane Williamson will play fewer games for Yorkshire this summer after Cricket New Zealand reduced his availability. Kiwi captain Williamson, 27, had agreed a deal to play four County Championship and 11 T20 Blast matches this summer. But he will now be available for three Championship and nine T20 games for Yorkshire between 20 July-29 August. "We're frustrated and counties are having to deal with this sort of thing all the time," said director of cricket Martyn Moxon. He told the club website: "Obviously the club are disappointed by the reduced amount of cricket Kane will be available for, but he will still play a significant amount for us."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 7:37 am

England captain Eoin Morgan has been named in the one-day international squads to play Scotland and Australia in June after fracturing his finger. Morgan chipped a bone in the end of his finger while fielding for Middlesex on Sunday but should be fit for the one-off ODI in Edinburgh on 10 June. England then host Australia in a five-match series starting on 13 June. Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will be rested against Scotland, with Sam Billings replacing him in the 13-man squad. Buttler and bowler Tom Curran return to the 14-man squad for the Australia series, while Billings drops out. Fast bowler Liam Plunkett also returns after missing the 3-2 series win over New Zealand in March due to a hamstring injury, replacing Craig Overton. England recorded a 4-1 one-day series win over Australia in January and became the world's number one ranked ODI side earlier this month.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 8:25 am

England's Jason Roy hit 86 from just 64 balls as Surrey eased to a six-wicket victory at Essex in the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 9:11 am

Hampshire suffered their first One-Day Cup defeat of the summer as Kent pulled off a thrilling one-run victory. Joe Weatherley hit a maiden century for the home side, but they could only manage two of the four runs needed for victory off the final over of the game. Weatherley, who played four dot-balls from Matt Henry before taking a single, was unbeaten on 105 in their 295-5. Kent earlier totalled 296-4 with Daniel Bell-Drummond making 82 and Sean Dickson 68 not out off 41 balls.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 9:27 am

Gloucestershire's One-Day Cup game against Sussex was abandoned without any play following a heavy storm in the Bristol area. Umpires Neil Mallender and Tom Lungley took the decision to call off the game after discussions with ground staff. "In their opinion, the entire playing area is waterlogged," Gloucestershire posted on Twitter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 11:10 am

Durham moved off the bottom of their One-Day Cup group with a five-run win against Northants at Wantage Road. Batting first, captain Tom Latham made 86 and built a fourth-wicket stand of 125 with Will Smith as the visitors reached 256-7 on a difficult pitch. Adam Rossington (66) and Alex Wakely (79) added 129 runs for Northants' fourth wicket as they looked on track. They needed 16 from the final over and Rory Kleinveldt hit a six but then fell as Durham restricted them to 251-9.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 12:35 pm

Adam Lyth hit an unbeaten 132 as Yorkshire coasted to victory against Leicestershire in the One-Day Cup. Mark Cosgrove's 84 from 88 balls and fifties by Ned Eckersley and Neil Dexter helped Leicestershire to 293-9. Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore put on 153 for Yorkshire's first wicket before the latter fell to Cameron Delport for 74. But India's Cheteshwar Pujara helped himself to man unbeaten 75 as he and Lyth, who hit two sixes and 15 fours, saw them to 295-1 in the 47th over.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 3:07 pm

One-Day Cup holders Notts suffered their second group stage defeat of this summer's competition as Warwickshire won by 108 runs at Trent Bridge. The Bears lost Jonathan Trott for a duck but were given a flying start by Ed Pollock, who smashed a quickfire 56. In-form Sam Hain weighed in with 72 and Adam Hose made 51 before the innings subsided from 250-3 to 295-9. New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor scored 56 for Notts, but Aaron Thomason took 4-45 as they were all out for 187. It was a largely undistinguished batting effort by the home side, whose final wicket fell with over 11 overs remaining.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 3:54 pm

Daryl Mitchell hit an unbeaten 102 to help Worcestershire move to the top of the One-Day Cup North Group as they beat Lancashire at New Road. With both sides reduced to 48 overs after stormy weather in Worcester, Karl Brown's 48 and Liam Livingstone's 67 helped the Red Rose finish on 254-9. Worcestershire started slowly as Joe Mennie (3-56) removed Travis Head for 17 and England's Moeen Ali for 24. But Mitchell's century stabilised the hosts and they ended on 255-7. The players were taken off for safety reasons with Lancashire 175-5 after 31 overs of their innings in at New Road, when lightning struck near to the ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 4:19 pm

Somerset ended Middlesex's three-match winning run in the One-Day Cup as they came out on top by 53 runs at Taunton. With a delayed start having reduced the game to 49 overs a side, Peter Trego (65) steadied Somerset after Steven Finn (4-65) removed both openers. Lewis Gregory (56) and Roelof van der Merwe (52) shared 91 before they were all out for 283 with three balls left. Middlesex lost wickets regularly in reply, but John Simpson made 77 before they were bowled out for 230. Simpson hit two sixes and nine fours in his 76-ball innings, but was finally caught behind off Paul van Meekeren (3-32) at the start of the 41st over. Earlier, James Hildreth pulled off a magnificent leaping catch at slip to remove the dangerous Eoin Morgan for 11. Both sides now have three wins and two defeats from five group games played. Somerset are in action again on Tuesday, when they take on Kent at Canterbury, while Middlesex play Hampshire at Northwood the following day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 5:03 pm

Kent captain Joe Denly starred with bat and ball as they earned their first One-Day Cup win of the summer by beating Glamorgan by four wickets. Denly hit 17 fours and two sixes in an imperious Kent record 150 not out off 143 balls, sharing a stand of 88 with Alex Blake (41) as they reached 278-6. Nick Selman anchored Glamorgan's innings with a career-best 92 off 125 balls in a total of 274. But Denly's leg-spin claimed key wickets as he finished with 4-56.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/18 at 5:41 pm

Worcestershire completed English one-day cricket's largest successful run chase to beat Leicestershire by six wickets at New Road. Callum Ferguson's 192 helped them pass the target of 377 with 16 balls to spare after opener Joe Clarke's 62. Paul Horton (79), Ben Raine (83), Mark Cosgrove (70) and Colin Ackermann (71 not out) helped the visitors to 376-4. In reply, the hosts lost Moeen Ali for a duck before Ferguson arrived and hit five sixes and 21 fours. Daryl Mitchell's 50 from 36 balls and Brett D'Oliveira's unbeaten 54 from 47 balls also helped the hosts get over the line. Worcestershire's win was their fourth from five games and kept them top of the One Day Cup's North Group.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/18 at 1:23 am

Surrey and Sussex's One-Day Cup match at the Oval was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain. The abandonment was the second involving Sussex in the space of three days after Sunday's heavy storms saw no play at Gloucestershire. Bad weather had delayed the start until 12:45 BST but the rain returned and the game was called off at 14:30 BST. Surrey and Sussex have both won two matches in the One-Day Cup South Group so far in the 2018 campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/18 at 5:45 am

Kent won their third successive One-Day Cup match, beating Somerset by 28 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/18 at 11:05 am

England's Ben Stokes will have a scan on his hamstring later on Thursday as he attempts to prove his fitness for the second Test against Pakistan. The all-rounder spent time in the nets on Thursday morning and was able to run at full intensity without any issues. However, he will not take part in any bowling or fielding sessions and will undergo a fitness test before play starts at Headingley on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/18 at 5:34 am

Lancashire kept their hopes of progressing in the One-Day Cup alive as they comfortably beat Leicestershire by nine wickets with 24.1 overs to spare. The hosts had been dismissed for 172 after 49 overs, with Mark Cosgrove top-scoring for Leicestershire with 52, as in-form Matthew Parkinson took 4-30. In reply, Alex Davies made 23 for Lancashire before Haseeb Hameed and Liam Livingstone's 133-run partnership. Skipper Livingstone's 90 not out and Hameed's unbeaten 55 eased them home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/18 at 7:34 am

England captain Eoin Morgan has been named in the one-day international squads to play Scotland and Australia in June after fracturing his finger. Morgan chipped a bone in the end of his finger while fielding for Middlesex on Sunday but should be fit for the one-off ODI in Edinburgh on 10 June. England then host Australia in a five-match series starting on 13 June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 3:47 am

England responded to a heavy defeat at Lord's by dominating the first day of the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley. Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Chris Woakes each took three wickets to bowl Pakistan out for 174. At one stage, they slipped to 79-7 and needed 56 from Shadab Khan to avoid being embarrassed. England suffered the late blow of losing Alastair Cook for 46, but captain Joe Root ended on 29 not out as England reached 106-2, 68 behind. This was a complete turnaround from the nine-wicket defeat in the first Test, where they were comprehensively outplayed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 5:48 am

Luke Fletcher claimed his limited-overs best figures of 4-20 as One-Day Cup holders Nottinghamshire defended a comparatively low total to beat northern group leaders Worcestershire. Notts looked under par when they only posted 202, of which Riki Wessels made 50 and Ross Taylor 47. England all-rounder Moeen Ali took career-best one-day figures of 4-33. But Worcestershire struggled on a slow Trent Bridge pitch, slumping to 28-4, before being bowled out for 164. Only briefly, in a 63-run seventh-wicket stand between Daryl Mitchell (62) and Ed Barnard (36), did the visitors look like reaching their target.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 7:46 am

Rain delayed the start of day two in the second Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley. A pitch inspection is due at 13:50 BST although the forecast is for more wet weather throughout the day in Leeds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 9:44 am

Derbyshire moved to the top of their One-Day Cup group with a 51-run victory over Northamptonshire. Billy Godleman and Ben Slater (94) put on 182 for the first wicket as Derbyshire batted first. Godleman finished 125 not out, his second century of the competition, to help his side to 265-2. Ben Duckett gave Northants hope with 57, but once he was out the rest of the innings folded and the hosts were bowled out for 214.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 10:55 am

Ian Bell scored a brilliant unbeaten 145 to guide Warwickshire to a five-wicket win over Durham at Chester-le-Street in the One-Day Cup. After Will Smith (119) and Michael Richardson (111) helped the hosts to 299-8, the Bears fell to 14-2. But Bell and fellow ex-England batsman Jonathan Trott put on 202 for the third wicket to wrestle back control. Trott was dismissed by Paul Collingwood for 100, before Bell saw the visitors to victory with seven balls to spare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 11:27 am

Gloucestershire were rained off after six overs in reply to Somerset's 211 as the West Country One-Day Cup derby ended in a draw in Taunton. Torrential rain left areas of water on the outfield, leaving umpires Ben Debenham and Richard Illingworth with no option but to abandon the game. Both sides take a point each. Peter Trego (74) and James Hildreth (35) were Somerset's main run makers. Chris Dent then hit four boundaries as the frustrated hosts raced to 39-0. Craig Miles (3-31), Benny Howell (2-24) and Chris Liddle (2-42) were the main contributors with the ball for a Gloucestershire side who still stand handily placed to qualify for the knockout stages, despite having three of their six group games rained off.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 1:33 pm

Kent moved up to second in the One-Day Cup south group with a fourth successive win as they put in a commanding display at home to Surrey. Heino Kuhn top-scored with 117 as Kent amassed a club record-equalling 384-8 from their 50 overs. Surrey, in reply, slumped from 97-2 to 164 all out inside 31 overs after Jason Roy's quick-fire 68. Veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens took a List A career-best 6-25 with the ball as Kent won by a mammoth 220 runs. Kent's total matched their previous List A best of 384-6 against Berkshire in 1996.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 3:01 pm

Glamorgan captain Colin Ingram hit an unbeaten 95 to steer to his side to a six-wicket victory over Sussex. Kiran Carlson, returning from university exams, smashed 59 not out off 40 balls as Glamorgan reached 278-4 for their first One-Day Cup win. They added 98 in 10 overs to break the shackles imposed by Sussex's bowlers. Sussex owed their total of 277-8 to a hard-hitting stand of 120 off 97 balls between David Wiese (67) and Michael Burgess (58). But Sussex are now almost certainly out of One-Day Cup contention.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 4:32 pm

England and Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales says he will return to red-ball cricket after the 2019 World Cup. In February, the 29-year-old signed a deal with Notts to only play limited-overs games until 2019, in a bid to cement his spot in the England team. "I'm certainly not turning my back on four-day cricket," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/18 at 6:48 am

England are close to an agreement to play a four-day Test against Ireland at Lord's next summer. The match would take place between the World Cup, which is being hosted in England, and the five-Test Ashes series against Australia. The proposal will be put to the England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee and discussed at board level. Ireland lost by five wickets to Pakistan in their inaugural Test in May.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/18 at 2:16 pm

England surged to victory over Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs to win the second Test and draw the series 1-1. Jos Buttler displayed his full range of strokeplay in a sparkling 80 not out to take England to 363 - a 189-run lead. And after Pakistan were reduced to 42-3, it never seemed likely that the game would reach day four at Headingley. Off-spinner Dom Bess claimed his maiden Test wicket in returning 3-33, while Stuart Broad took 3-28 as Pakistan were 134 all out in their second innings. It was a limp capitulation by the tourists, who failed to get anywhere near the performance of their nine-wicket win at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/18 at 4:29 pm

Northamptonshire wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rossington has signed a new deal until the end of the 2019 campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 2:14 pm

Australia began their preparations for the upcoming one-day series with England by beating Middlesex by 101 runs at Lord's. Travis Head top-scored with 106 while Aaron Finch hit 54 as Australia ended their 50 overs on 283-6. Middlesex opener Max Holden, 20, scored 71 in reply but he was unable to find support at the other end. Kane Richardson claimed figures of 9-0-3-31 for the visitors as Middlesex were bowled out for 182 after 41 overs. Australia begin their one-day series with England on Wednesday in a day-night match at the Oval. Middlesex return to County Championship Division Two action when they travel to Leicestershire on Wednesday, 20 June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 5:01 am

England bowler James Anderson is to miss six weeks of action to get over a "long-standing right shoulder injury". The move has been made to ensure the 35-year-old is fit to face India. "We have five Tests against India in a six-week period from 1 August, which will be an intense and challenging period for all our bowlers," said England coach Trevor Bayliss. "Therefore it's vital that we ensure Jimmy goes into that series in the best possible condition." Anderson played in both Tests of the drawn series against Pakistan, taking 9-172 overall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 2:39 pm

Scotland stun England as Calum MacLeod hits 140 not out in Edinburgh

Scotland 371-5 (50 overs): MacLeod 140* (94), Coetzer 58 (49)
England 365 (48.5 overs): Bairstow 105 (59), Watt 3-55

Scotland secured the biggest win in their cricketing history with a thrilling six-run defeat of England. Callum MacLeod's brilliant 140 not out took the home side to 371-5 in glorious batting conditions in Edinburgh. Jonny Bairstow's 54-ball century looked to have England on course until they slipped from 220-2 to 276-7. Liam Plunkett (47 not out) and Moeen Ali (46) kept them in it, but last man Mark Wood was lbw to Safyaan Sharif from the fifth ball of the 49th over. It is a wonderful result for Scotland, who have been improving steadily since the 2015 World Cup and were only denied a place in the 2019 tournament when rain stopped their match against West Indies in the qualifying tournament in March.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 5:09 am

Derbyshire have added to their T20 Blast squad by signing batsman Calum MacLeod, who led Scotland to a one-day triumph over England on Sunday.

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An air ambulance landed on the outfield at Old Trafford to attend to an ill spectator at the ground, interrupting Lancashire's County Championship fixture against Essex for 35 minutes. The helicopter landed next to the old pavilion while Essex's Simon Harmer was facing a delivery from Lancashire's Graham Onions early on the third day. It is believed that the spectator left the ground in one of three ambulances that also attended the scene.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 11:31 am

Surrey bowled out Hampshire in two sessions on day three at the Ageas Bowl to win their County Championship match by an innings and 58 runs. Hampshire started their second innings 233 runs behind after being asked to follow on and were bowled out for 175. Joe Weatherley top-scored with 50, while Rilee Rossouw was 39 not out. Surrey's South African paceman Morne Morkel claimed 3-37 to finish with five wickets on debut, and teenage spinner Amar Virdi also took three wickets. Victory takes Surrey to the top of a tight Division One table, although Somerset will move above them if they beat Nottinghamshire in the game still taking place at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 2:01 pm

County champions Essex came through a late alarm as they beat last season's runners-up Lancashire inside three days for the second time this summer.On a day in which 20 wickets fell at Old Trafford, nine were taken by Jamie Porter (5-30) and Simon Harmer (4-34). After helping Essex post 302 to earn a one-run first-innings lead, the duo bowled out Lancashire for 105. Essex then slipped to 41-4 before Ryan ten Doeschate and Ravi Bopara saw Essex home to win by five wickets on 108-5.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 3:56 pm

Leicestershire earned their second win of the 2018 County Championship season as they beat winless Northamptonshire by six wickets inside three days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 5:52 pm

Nottinghamshire have made a 28-day approach to sign Leicestershire all-rounder Zak Chappell, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/18 at 10:22 am

Hampshire have signed Middlesex off-spinner Ollie Rayner on loan for their next two County Championship matches. Rayner provides cover for Brad Taylor, who has an ankle injury, and England spinner Mason Crane, who is again suffering with back pain. The 32-year-old has 290 wickets in 135 first-class games for Middlesex and Sussex at an average of 33.32. "I'm looking forward to repaying Hampshire's faith in me," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/18 at 7:25 am

England's Mark Stoneman has withdrawn from Surrey's side for their match with Somerset because of family reasons. The 30-year-old opener had been set to play in their County Championship fixture Division One on Wednesday. A post on Surrey's Twitter page said Stoneman would be absent "until further notice".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/18 at 7:51 am

England seamer Jake Ball has extended his contract with Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2021 season. The 27-year-old, who has taken 27 wickets in the County Championship and 14 in the One-Day Cup this season, earned an England recall for the ongoing one-day series with Australia. He helped Notts win last season's One-Day Cup, although he missed the final. "Being Notts born and bred, I'm delighted to sign up to my home county for three more years," said Ball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/18 at 9:57 am

England made the highest one-day international total in history as they crushed Australia by 242 runs to seal the series at Trent Bridge. The hosts scored 481-6 in 50 overs - eclipsing their own own record of 444-3, set against Pakistan at the same venue in 2016. Alex Hales hit 147 and Jonny Bairstow 139 as England briefly threatened to post 500 in the third ODI. Australia were bowled out for 239 in 37 overs as Adil Rashid took 4-47. England's win, which gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series with two games to play, came only 11 days after New Zealand made the highest total in a women's ODI - 490-4 against Ireland in Dublin. While the innings of Hales and Bairstow, which both lasted 92 balls, laid the platform, skipper Eoin Morgan provided the late impetus with a rapid 67. The left-hander hit a 21-ball half-century - the fastest by an England player - in becoming his country's all-time top ODI run-scorer. "This is a poor Australian side who have been utterly dismantled," said BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. "It was ruthless from England. The wheels fell off for Australia."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/18 at 1:11 am

England made the highest total in women's Twenty20 internationals as they beat South Africa - only hours after the record was set by New Zealand. New Zealand posted 216-1 in a 66-run win over South Africa in the tri-series opener, thanks largely to captain Suzie Bates' 124 not out. But England eclipsed it with a mammoth 250-3 on the same Taunton wicket. Tammy Beaumont hit 116 off 52 balls before England limited South Africa to 129-6 to seal a 121-run win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/18 at 3:12 pm

Ryan Patel's incredible five-wicket haul put Surrey on course for victory against Championship leaders Somerset. Surrey started the day on 351-5 but they were all out for 459, with Ollie Pope making 117.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/18 at 9:28 am

Northamptonshire sealed a first County Championship win of the season as they eased to a 10-wicket victory against Gloucestershire at the County Ground. Resuming on 245-8, Matt Taylor and Craig Miles's overnight 78-run ninth-wicket partnership was broken early on. Brett Hutton added the wickets of Taylor and Chris Liddle for career-best figuresof 8-57 as Gloucestershire were all out for 250, with a 31-run lead. Ben Duckett hit all the required 32 runs as Northants wrapped up victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/18 at 2:44 am

England pace bowler Stuart Broad will have a scan on an ankle injury on Friday, Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores has confirmed. The 31-year-old only bowled four overs in Worcestershire's second innings in their County Championship game. Moores said it "made sense" to remove Broad, who has taken 417 Test wickets, after he aggravated the injury. He added: "It is manageable, but he has a lot of cricket to play in the rest of the summer." England's Test series against India begins on 1 August at Edgbaston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/18 at 7:26 am

Batsman Dawid Malan has replaced seamer Tom Curran in the England squad for their Twenty20 match against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Curran is recovering from a side strain and is expected to be fit for the other two games in the three-match series. Middlesex captain Malan, 30, has played five T20s for England, scoring 250 runs at a rate of 150.6 runs per 100 balls. After the T20 series, the teams will meet in three one-day internationals before a five-match Test series. England go into the series having beaten Australia 5-0 in a one-day series, and winning a T20 match against them. India prepared by beating Ireland 2-0 in a T20 series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/18 at 12:46 pm

Rilee Rossouw starred with a superb 125 as Hampshire beat Kent by 61 runs to win the One-Day Cup final at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/18 at 5:47 am

Joe Root's gritty century laid the foundations for England's series-levelling victory over India in the second one-day international at Lord's. Root made 113, and David Willey's unbeaten 50 from 31 balls gave England the late impetus to reach 322-7. Though India slipped to 60-3 in reply, the reassuring presence of captain Virat Kohli kept them in the game. After he was lbw to Moeen Ali for 45, the tourists limped to 236, to lose by 86 runs. The three-match series is left poised at 1-1 and will be decided at Headingley on Tuesday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/18 at 4:55 pm

England served notice of their World Cup-winning credentials by crushing India in the third one-day international to take the series 2-1. The home side eased to their target of 257 with 33 balls and eight wickets to spare - Joe Root hitting the winning runs to complete a second successive century and Eoin Morgan ending on 88 not out. That India were restricted to a modest 256-8 was down to England's excellence with the ball and in the field. Shikhar Dhawan made 44 before being run out by Ben Stokes, while Virat Kohli looked ominous for 71 until he was bowled by a lovely Adil Rashid delivery. With England's limited-overs summer now at an end, the first of five Tests against India begins on Wednesday, 1 August.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/18 at 3:46 am

Kent all-rounder Will Gidman is to retire from playing at the end of the season. Gidman, 33, will take charge of the county's second XI for part of this summer while Min Patel is away with the England Under-19 squad. "I feel I've given the game everything I can as a player and the time is right to move into coaching," Gidman said. "The chance to lead the second XI for a couple of weeks and work with some exciting young talents is a great one."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/18 at 1:51 am

England will play their first ever Test match against Ireland in July 2019, before the start of the Ashes series. They begin the summer on 5 May with a Twenty20 international against Pakistan, followed by a five-match one-day international series, and then the World Cup starting on 30 May. England face Ireland at Lord's in a four-day match from 24-27 July - their first Test of fewer than five days since the tour of New Zealand in 1971. The Ashes series starts on 1 August.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/18 at 8:38 am

Leicestershire batsman Mark Cosgrove has agreed to extend his contract until the end of the 2020 season. The 34-year-old is closing in on 6,000 runs in all competitions for the Foxes since making his debut in 2015. Australian Cosgrove follows T20 captain Colin Ackermann in committing his future to the county. "I've loved my time with the Foxes and it was an easy decision," he said. "We're making good progress under Paul Nixon and the coaching staff." Cosgrove played in three one-day internationals for Australia in 2006, but holds a UK passport and so is not classed as an overseas player.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/18 at 1:39 pm

England completed a crushing innings and 159-run victory over India at Lord's to take a 2-0 series lead. James Anderson took 4-23 to finish with nine wickets in the match and Stuart Broad shone with 4-44 as India were bowled out for 130. The hosts had declared on 396-7, with Chris Woakes finishing on 137 not out, before Anderson reduced India to 17-2. Rain delayed play twice but India lost wickets regularly and Woakes took the final scalp to secure an emphatic win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/18 at 8:32 am

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray after a fight near a Bristol nightclub. The Durham all-rounder, 27, denied the charge following the fracas between a group of men last September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 5:08 pm

Nottinghamshire have signed West Indies Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite for the rest of the County Championship season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 1:51 am

Alastair Cook said his retirement from international cricket has been an "18-month process" after he ended his Test batting career with a century against India in the fifth Test at The Oval. His 147 helped England set the tourists an unlikely 464 to win, with India closing the fourth day on 58-3. "The timing is right," said Cook. "This has been an 18-month process. "I started noticing things in my game and preparation were missing. That edge isn't there."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 8:02 am

Veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens has signed a new one-year deal to stay at Kent until the end of the 2019 season. The 42-year-old, who joined Kent in 2005, has scored 14,928 first-class runs and taken 449 wickets. He made his debut for Leicestershire in 1997 and took a career-best 8-75 for Kent against the Foxes last season. Stevens hit 64 with the bat and took 4-44 with the ball at Middlesex on Monday as Kent continue to push for promotion from County Championship Division Two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 9:56 am

All-rounder Martin Andersson has joined Derbyshire on loan from Middlesex for the rest of the 2018 season. The 21-year-old replaces Sean Ervine in the squad for the County Championship match against Glamorgan on Tuesday. Hampshire all-rounder Ervine retired last month while on loan at Derbyshire. Andersson has made one T20 Blast appearance for Middlesex and played in six Second XI Championship games this summer, scoring 267 runs at and average of 33 and taking 10 wickets at 27.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 11:47 am

James Anderson took the final wicket to become the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket and secure a 118-run victory in the fifth Test against India at The Oval. The 33-year-old bowled Mohammed Shami to claim his 564th wicket, surpassing the record of Australia's Glenn McGrath. It secured a 4-1 series victory for England, who were held up for much of the fifth day by centuries from KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. However, a stunning leg-break from Adil Rashid dismissed Rahul as the tourists fell from 325-5 to 345 all out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 1:40 pm

Surrey closed in on their first title since 2002 as prolific captain Rory Burns hit another superb century on day two against Worcestershire. They were 213-6 at stumps in reply to the home side's 336 all out, a deficit of 123, with Burns unbeaten on 103. Somerset's defeat by Hampshire means his side just need to avoid losing the game to become champions. Worcestershire added only 48 to their overnight 288-6 after Ed Barnard went early for 63, bowled by Morne Morkel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 2:19 pm

Kent need just 52 more runs to beat Middlesex at Lord's and boost their Division Two promotion chances. Kent took a 31-run lead after adding six runs in the morning to finish on 192 in reply to Middlesex's 161. Matt Henry then took 4-40 to take his wickets tally to 66 as Middlesex made just 186 in their second innings. Kent's chase of 156 wobbled at 57-4 before Daniel Bell-Drummond (27 not out) and Heino Kuhn (26 not out) steered them to 104-4 at stumps.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 5:41 am

Kent have signed Nottinghamshire seamer Matt Milnes on a three-year deal. The 24-year-old made his debut for his hometown club against Somerset in June and has taken 14 first-class wickets. Milnes told the club website: "I'm grateful for the opportunity Notts have given me and I've loved every second of being involved with my childhood club. "I appreciate all the help I've been given to improve my game but feel the time is right to move on and I'm looking forward to getting going here."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 7:11 am

Kent boosted their hopes of promotion from Division Two and ended those of Middlesex by completing a three-wicket win on the third morning at Lord's. Chasing a target of 156, they had ended day two just 52 runs short on 104-4. James Fuller (3-53) and Ethan Bamber (2-34) shared three wickets between them, including Heino Kuhn for 39. But a lucky inside edge for four by Sam Billings off Fuller ended the game by taking the total to 157-7 and left the Kent captain unbeaten on 31. The 19 points earned by the visitors took them to the top of the table, pending the outcome of Warwickshire's away game against Leicestershire. And Middlesex are now unable to catch either side after their fourth defeat of the season - leaving Kent, Warwickshire and Sussex to contest the two promotion spots.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 10:21 am

Fast bowler Craig Miles has agreed a move to Warwickshire from Gloucestershire from next season. The 24-year-old will join the Bears on a three-year contract having made his Gloucestershire debut at 16.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 12:54 pm

Yorkshire require three more wickets on the final day of the Roses match to beat rivals Lancashire, who slipped to 109-7, chasing 230 at Headingley. The game was finely poised at 81-3, but Jack Brooks bowled Liam Livingstone before two wickets in three balls from Ben Coad swung it in the hosts' favour. Josh Bohannon and Keshav Maharaj will resume needing 121 more runs to win. Gary Ballance (83) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (63) earlier put on 148 to drag Yorkshire towards 272 all out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/18 at 11:09 am

Surrey have won the County Championship for the first time since 2002 after beating Worcestershire by three wickets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/18 at 7:55 am

Essex's former England wicketkeeper James Foster is to retire at the end of the season. The 38-year-old, who played seven Tests and 11 One-Day Internationals during his 19 years as a professional, is to pursue a career in coaching. In an open letter on the club's website Foster said it was "privilege" to play for his home county and talked of his pride at representing his country. "It is with great sadness I will no longer be an Essex player," he added. "Thank you to all the Essex players for making it such an enjoyable changing room. Winning the County Championship in 2017 was one of my happiest memories."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/18 at 8:46 am

Tomorrow is the T20 Blast Finals Day, the 16th in the competition's history, and another showpiece at Edgbaston awaits. Worcestershire Rapids take on Lancashire Lightning in the first semi-final, while Sussex Sharks later face Somerset. Lancashire, Somerset and Sussex have all won it before, whereas Worcestershire will be making their first Finals Day appearance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/18 at 12:18 pm

Middlesex seamer Steven Finn will miss the final two games of the County Championship Division Two season due to an ongoing knee problem. Finn, 29, is taking time off to rehabilitate his left knee, with Middlesex out of promotion contention. A statement on the club website said Finn's injury had "hampered his ability to perform close to his best". It added that the England international would "concentrate on getting his knee right for 2019".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/18 at 2:45 pm

Northamptonshire wicketkeeper/batsman Ricardo Vasconcelos has signed a contract extension to stay with the club until the end of the 2021 season. South African Vasconcelos has scored 527 runs in eight first-class matches since joining Northants in May. The 20-year-old, who was born in Portugal, has also featured in 11 limited-overs games. "Ricardo has impressed everybody with the quality of his batting," head coach David Ripley told the club website. "We took a bit of a punt on each other and the signs are things are working out very well for both parties."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 6:50 am


Tomorrow is the T20 Blast Finals Day, the 16th in the competition's history, and another showpiece at Edgbaston awaits. Worcestershire Rapids take on Lancashire Lightning in the first semi-final, while Sussex Sharks later face Somerset. Lancashire, Somerset and Sussex have all won it before, whereas Worcestershire will be making their first Finals Day appearance.
Worcestershire Rapids set Lancashire Lightning 170 to win, in the first semi final.

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Worcestershire Rapids beat Lancashire Lightning by 20 runs, and go through to the final.

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Sussex Sharks make 202-8 against Somerset in the second semi final.

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T20 Blast Finals
Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright's stunning 92 inspired his side to reach the T20 Blast Final as they beat Somerset by 35 runs. Wright smashed seven sixes and five fours in his 53-ball innings as Sussex posted an imposing 202-8. All-rounder David Wiese (52) shared a 120-run stand for the fourth wicket. Somerset slumped to 33-3 in reply although Tom Abell and Corey Anderson (both 48) briefly gave them hope before they finished short on 167-8.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 4:25 pm

T20 Blast Finals
Worcestershire won the T20 Blast for the first time as they beat Sussex at Edgbaston by five wickets. On their first appearance at Finals Day, Moeen Ali's side chased a target of 158 with nine balls to spare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 5:17 am

Lancashire were relegated to Division Two of the County Championship after being bowled out for 273 by Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. Nottinghamshire's two bowling bonus points against Somerset meant Lancashire needed to pass 300 within 110 overs of their first innings to keep their survival hopes alive. However, after resuming on 123-4, the tail collapsed to the second new ball. Despite their struggles, the Red Rose could at least end the year with a win. Good contributions from bowlers Josh Bohannon (3-46) and Richard Gleeson (3-45) left Hampshire on 178-8 at the close of play, a lead of 92 - former home skipper Jimmy Adams having gone for 13 on his final appearance. Lancashire will go down to the second tier alongside Worcestershire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 6:16 am

Kent fast bowler Ivan Thomas will miss six to nine months of cricket as he requires knee surgery on Wednesday. The 27-year-old needs a full reconstruction after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of his right knee. He sustained the injury in training before the County Championship Division Two clash against Glamorgan last week. A statement on the club website said: "He will be continually monitored throughout his recovery."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 7:35 am

Warwickshire's left-arm fast bowler Keith Barker will join Hampshire next season on a two-year contract. Former Lancashire junior Barker, 31, has been at Edgbaston since his football career ended in 2009.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 8:40 am

Craig Overton took a hat-trick - the second by a Somerset bowler in two days - as they beat Nottinghamshire by an innings and 146 runs. Overton followed captain Tom Abell's first-innings effort at Trent Bridge, removing Ben Slater, Samit Patel and Riki Wessels in successive balls. All three wickets were catches taken at slip by Marcus Trescothick. Josh Davey (3-20) wrapped up Notts' second innings for 184 to seal victory for the Division One runners-up. There are many instances of two hat-tricks being taken in the same first-class match, including eight players who have achieved the feat individually. The most recent of those was in November 2017, when Australia paceman Mitchell Starc took a hat-trick in each innings of New South Wales' Sheffield Shield game against Western Australia. Nottinghamshire finished level on points with Lancashire, who beat Hampshire in their final fixture, but avoided relegation by virtue of having won four Championship matches this season compared to Lancashire's three victories.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 11:33 am

Australian Michael Klinger will return to Gloucestershire next season after agreeing a contract to play and captain the side in the T20 Blast. The 38-year-old will be back for a seventh season at the county while also taking on a role as batting consultant. "I'm looking forward to returning and extending my contract in the T20 Blast," he said. "Hopefully we can go all the way to finals day next year." Klinger retired from first-class cricket at the end of the 2016 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 3:58 am

England one-day opener Jason Roy has been named in the four-day squad for the Lions' winter tour of the UAE.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 6:10 am

Warwickshire's former England batsman Jonathan Trott says announcing his retirement in May gave him a "new lease of life" and allowed him to enjoy his final season in professional cricket. Trott, who played 52 Tests for England, ended his career by helping the Bears win County Championship Division Two. The 37-year-old told BBC Sport: "It's not about me, it's about this being a good day for the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 10:45 am

Surrey narrowly missed out on a record-breaking win as Essex clinched a thrilling one-wicket victory over the county champions at The Oval. The hosts' 410-run first-innings deficit would have been the biggest to have been overturned to win a first-class match. Chasing 132 to win, Essex collapsed to 55-5, 97-7 and then 124-9. But Ryan ten Doeschate inflicted Surrey's first loss of the season with 53 not out in an amazing climax.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 11:34 am

Derbyshire batsman Anuj Dal has agreed a one-year deal to keep him at the county until the end of next season. The 22-year-old made both his first-class and T20 debuts this season and also had an impressive campaign for the second team in all formats. "I'm delighted to sign a professional deal to cap what's been a great summer for me," Dal told Derbyshire's website. The right-hander has played four matches in County Championship Division Two following his debut in August.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 1:51 pm

Gloucestershire all-rounder Graeme van Buuren has signed a one-year contract extension with the county. The 28-year-old South African-born right-hander qualifies as a non-overseas player due to his wife holding a British passport. His 2018 season was cut short by injury after playing against Middlesex in the T20 Blast in August. "I feel I have much unfinished business to play out with Gloucestershire next season and beyond," Van Buuren said. Meanwhile, batsman Kieran Noema-Barnett has left the club at the end of his contract and is returning to his native New Zealand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 7:37 am

Sam Curran and Rory Burns are among the Surrey players to be honoured at the annual Cricket Writers' Awards. Curran, 20, was named Young Cricketer of the Year and batsman Burns, 28, the County Championship Player of the Year. Natalie Sciver, 26, took the Women's Cricket award after skippering Surrey Stars to the Super League title. Alec Stewart and his father Micky, who both played for Surrey and England, received a special award for their family's contribution to the game. Their involvement with the club began almost 60 years ago when Micky, now 86, made his first-class debut and Alec is the current director of cricket at The Oval, while his brother Neil is part of the youth coaching set-up.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 7:57 am

All-rounder Craig Meschede has signed a two year-contract extension that keeps him at Glamorgan until the end of the 2020 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 8:21 am

Derbyshire wicketkeeper-batsman Harvey Hosein has signed a two-year contract, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2020 season. The 22-year-old has scored 1,259 first-class runs since his debut in 2014. "We feel Harvey has a bright future," Derbyshire head of cricket Dave Houghton told the club's website. "He has shown the qualities of a top cricketer who can win games and we now want to give him the confidence of our full backing."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 8:42 am

Yorkshire have signed Nottinghamshire opening batsman Will Fraine. The 22-year-old, who has agreed a three-year deal at Headingley, was part of the Yorkshire academy before moving away to go to school and university. Having played first class cricket for Durham MCCU, he joined Notts in May and hit 30 against Surrey in the County Championship in July. "He's a talented young batsman," Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 8:45 am

Leicestershire have signed Lancashire all-rounder Arron Lilley. The 27-year-old has signed a two-year contract at Grace Road. Lilley was a member of the Red Rose side that won the T20 Blast in 2015 and has a strike rate of 153.53 in the shortest format of the game. "Arron will add great value to our side, he is a three-dimensional cricketer who will be valuable in all formats," Leicestershire head coach Paul Nixon told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 9:01 am

Kent have signed Netherlands fast bowler Fred Klaassen. The 25-year-old, who made an appearance for the county's second team this season, has agreed a two-year contract. He joins having helped his club side VOC Rotterdam win the Dutch title for the first time in 23 years and made his international against Nepal in August. "In the short time we have known Fred he has made a big impression around the group," Kent director of cricket Paul Downton told the club website. "His left-arm bowling will give us a different option and balance to our attack. He'll be a great addition."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 10:25 am

Left-arm spinner Aron Nijjar has signed a contract extension at Essex The new deal will see the 24-year-old remain at Chelmsford until the end of next season Head coach Anthony McGrath said: "He has a lot of potential and we know how dangerous he can be with both ball and bat, so we're thrilled to see him stay Nijjar made his first-class debut against Leicestershire in 2015 and has taken 16 wickets, while averaging 26.11 with the bat. He played in last week's one-wicket win over Surrey at The Oval as a substitute fielder and took a catch to dismiss Jason Roy for 128 during the third day's play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 11:17 am

Relegated Lancashire have released Simon Kerrigan, Karl Brown and Arron Lilley at the end of their contracts. Slow left-armer Kerrigan, 29, made his only England Test appearance against Australia in 2013 and was loaned out to Northamptonshire last season. He announced earlier this season he was putting his playing career on hold to take up a coaching post at Lancashire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 11:48 am

Derbyshire have released wicketkeeper Gary Wilson by mutual consent. The 32-year-old Ireland international joined the Division Two side from Surrey in 2016 and scored 1,281 runs in 50 matches. Wilson, who had a year left on his deal, will now return to Ireland. "With Ireland gaining full ICC membership and being part of the future tours programme, coupled with my young family, this is a good opportunity to move home," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 2:55 pm

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas will return as Leicestershire's main overseas player next season. The 28-year-old took 50 wickets for the Foxes in County Championship Division Two this season at an average of 17.72. Abbas will be available again next summer to play in the Championship and the 50-over One-Day Cup. He was named man of the series during Pakistan's 1-1 draw with England in May, taking 10 wickets, including two four-wicket hauls at Lord's. "I've really enjoyed my time at Leicestershire," he told the club website. "I've relished the chance to be a senior bowler and I'm looking forward to coming back next year."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 7:47 am

Worcestershire have signed batsman Riki Wessels on a three-year deal from Nottinghamshire. Notts released Wessels, 32, from his contract with them to facilitate the move, just over a week after Joe Clarke left Worcestershire for Trent Bridge. He joined Notts from Northamptonshire in 2011 and helped them win both the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast in 2017. "I'm looking forward to starting another chapter of my career at a club I've a lot of admiration for," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 12:04 pm

"Strong candidates" will be vying to be Scotland's new head coach, says former England captain Michael Vaughan. Grant Bradburn stepped down last month after leading Scotland to the World T20 and victory over England. Vaughan said: "It's a good job. There will be many coaches who will see it is as an opportunity to drive an associate nation forward. "You know if you do a good job anywhere, people will be looking at you." Bradburn, 52, spent more than four years in charge of Scotland before leaving to become Pakistan assistant coach. Vaughan suggested former England all-rounder and team-mate Paul Collingwood, who retired last week, as a possible replacement. "Paul Collingwood, maybe. There's a name for you," Vaughan said. "It's a really good job for someone to grab hold of and try and drag Scottish cricket forward."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 5:32 am

Andrew Strauss has stepped down as England's director of cricket after three and a half years in the role. The 41-year-old had taken a break in May after his wife Ruth entered a new period of treatment for cancer. Andy Flower, who has covered for him, will continue in an interim role before a full-time replacement is found. Strauss said 2019 is "potentially the most important year the game has had in this country" with the World Cup and Ashes series on home soil. "We have an incredible opportunity to do something special," said the former Test captain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 6:21 am

England have named three uncapped players in their squad for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in the West Indies next month.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 9:08 am

Hampshire have signed right-arm seamer James Fuller from Middlesex on a two-year deal. The 28-year-old former Gloucestershire player joined Middlesex in 2016 and helped them win the County Championship in the same season. South African-born Fuller has also represented England Lions. He becomes Hampshire's second addition to their bowling ranks for next season with left-armer Keith Barker also joining from Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 10:16 am

All-rounder Aaron Thomason and wicketkeeper Alex Mellor have signed new contracts with Warwickshire. Thomason, 21, has agreed a two-year deal while Mellor, 27, will remain at Edgbaston for the 2019 campaign. Thomason has made 16 List A appearances for Warwickshire and played 28 T20 games for Birmingham Bears since his debut in 2014. Mellor was a regular for the second XI in 2018, scoring 883 runs and taking 29 catches in all formats. "Aaron has been a consistent performer in white-ball cricket for the last two years and he can make a serious push to play in the Championship side," sport director Ashley Giles told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 10:53 am

Leicestershire all-rounder Neil Dexter has signed a new one-year contract. The 34-year-old, who arrived before the 2016 season from Middlesex, has scored 1,843 first-class runs for the Foxes and taken 61 wickets. Dexter said: "We've made great strides forward under Nico (Paul Nixon) and the coaches and it's exciting to be a part of the future here. "We want to continue the progress in red-ball cricket and also have success in the white-ball competitions."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 3:05 pm

Northamptonshire have given contracts to Scotland off-spinner Tom Sole and batsman Charlie Thurston. Sole, 22, has penned a two-year contract while 22-year-old Thurston has been given a one-year summer contract. "Obviously Tom's season was ravaged by his ankle problem, but we see him as a very strong white-ball cricketer," head coach David Ripley said. "Charlie had a very strong white-ball season in our second XI which earned him some first-team opportunities."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 7:16 am

Former England batsman Nick Compton has announced his retirement. The 35-year-old right-hander played 16 Tests between November 2012 and June 2016, scoring 775 runs, including two centuries, at an average of 28.70. He made his first-class debut for Middlesex in 2004 and spent five years with Somerset before rejoining the north London club at the end of 2014. Compton, a regular pundit on BBC Radio 5 live, did not feature for the Lord's side during the 2018 campaign. "The pinnacle of my career was following in my grandfather Denis Compton's footsteps, having achieved my dream of playing and winning Test series for England," he told the Middlesex website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 8:18 am

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a new contract at Chelmsford until the end of the 2019 season. The all-rounder, 38, has spent his entire first-class career with the club and led them to the County Championship title in 2017, their first in 25 years. The Netherlands international averages 47.16 with the bat in first-class cricket and has taken 212 wickets. "My affinity for Essex just grows stronger and I'm really pleased with the way we're developing," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 10:59 am

Gloucestershire's Miles Hammond has signed a new contract until the end of the 2020 season. The left-handed batsman, 22, scored 474 runs at an average of 34 in County Championship Division Two this summer, including a maiden century.
He also made 313 runs in 14 T20 Blast appearances with a strike rate of 155.
"It was a breakthrough year for Miles. We look forward to working with him and continuing his development," said head coach Richard Dawson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 4:48 pm

Pace bowler Ben Cotton has signed a new one-year deal with Northamptonshire. The ex-Derbyshire seamer, 25, claimed a career-best 5-48 in the Championship win over Sussex last month, having moved to Northants earlier in the year. "There's no doubt Ben is very hungry for another opportunity in the county game," said head coach David Ripley. "He showed his quality in the three first-team matches he played for us after having a fine season in the second XI."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 1:31 am

Harry Dearden has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicestershire. The 21-year-old left-hander becomes the latest player to commit his future to the club in recent weeks, following Mohammad Abbas and Neil Dexter. Head coach Paul Nixon said: "We look forward to Harry continuing his development with us." Dearden made his first-class debut in 2016 and is approaching 1,000 runs in all formats for the club, as well as offering a handy off-spin option.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 6:29 am

Gloucestershire teenage seam bowler Ben Charlesworth has signed a three-year contract with the county. The 17-year-old impressed in the last four County Championship matches of 2018, taking four wickets, as well as playing for England Under-19s. Charlesworth is currently in the middle of sitting his A levels at St Edward's School in Oxford. "I'm excited about the future with our young squad and I am grateful to all who have supported me," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 7:32 am

Hampshire have released three players at the end of their contracts. Wicketkeeper Calvin Dickinson, 21, all-rounder Asher Hart, 24, and Scotland international bowler Chris Sole, also 24, will leave the county. But batsmen Ollie Soames and Harry Came have been offered their first professional contracts. Opening batsman Soames, 22, featured in four County Championship Division One matches at the end of the season, scoring 69 runs in eight innings. "It's that time of year where you have to make difficult decisions and sadly guys miss out," director of cricket Giles White told BBC Radio Solent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 8:23 am

Harry Dearden has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicestershire. The 21-year-old left-hander becomes the latest player to commit his future to the club in recent weeks, following Mohammad Abbas and Neil Dexter. Head coach Paul Nixon said: "We look forward to Harry continuing his development with us." Dearden made his first-class debut in 2016 and is approaching 1,000 runs in all formats for the club, as well as offering a handy off-spin option.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 12:13 pm

Glamorgan have signed batsman Billy Root, the younger brother of England captain Joe, on a two-year contract. Root, a product of the Yorkshire Academy, joins from Nottinghamshire where he has spent the last two seasons, subject to ECB registration. Glamorgan said they were looking to sign two batsmen ahead of the 2019 summer. "I believe I can make a big contribution to the side over the next few seasons," said Root, 26.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 1:03 pm

Hampshire left-arm seamer Chris Wood has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the Ageas Bowl until the end of the 2020 season. The 28-year-old has taken 105 first-class wickets and 220 in limited-overs games for the club since 2010. "He's become a very smart bowler who has a sense of what the batsman's looking to do," director of cricket Giles White told the club website. "Hopefully he plays a big part in our campaigns over the coming two years."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 1:50 pm

Former Northants and England all-rounder David Capel has had successful surgery on a brain tumour. The 55-year-old collapsed at a club event in August, but is now at home recovering from the operation. Capel first joined Northants in 1979, and his 33-year association with the club ended when he was replaced as head coach in 2012. He made 15 Test and 23 one-day international appearances for England between 1987 and 1990. "Everyone connected to the club wishes David a full and speedy recovery," said a club statement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 2:35 pm

Somerset leg-spinner Max Waller has signed a new two-year white ball contract with the county. The 30-year-old's deal is predominantly for the T20 Blast, but he will also be available for One-Day Cup selection. Waller has taken 111 Twenty20 wickets in 111 matches since his debut in 2009. "There's a genuine belief that this squad can achieve something great and I was always very keen to continue being a part of that," Wiltshire-born Waller told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 12:25 am

Glamorgan will appoint a new director of cricket following a review of their poor season. Chief executive Hugh Morris has been carrying out a dual role since his return to the club in 2013. The change follows a campaign in which Glamorgan finished bottom of the County Championship, failed to make the last eight of the T20 Blast and won just one One-Day Cup game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 1:35 am

Leicestershire fast bowler Dieter Klein has agreed a new deal for 2019. The 29-year-old South Africa-born left-armer first joined the Foxes in 2016 and has taken 62 wickets for the county in all forms of the game. He also made a career-best 94 with the bat in the final Championship game of the summer against Glamorgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 4:37 am

James Bracey has signed a new deal with Gloucestershire to keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season. The 21-year-old batsman and wicketkeeper was their second-highest scorer in the County Championship this summer with 785 runs. He scored two centuries including 125 not out on the final day against Middlesex in May to salvage a draw. "We see James playing a massive role for Gloucestershire," chief executive Will Brown told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 6:01 am

Former England opener Michael Carberry has parted company with Leicestershire by mutual consent. Carberry, 38, initially joined the Foxes on loan from Hampshire in August 2017 and was named captain when he made the move permanent before last season. But his last appearance for the county came at the end of May after he was stripped of the captaincy. In a statement, Leicestershire wished Carberry well for the future and added it would make no further comment.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 7:02 am

Glamorgan have parted company with head coach Robert Croft who leaves the Welsh county after three decades. The decision comes after Glamorgan finished bottom of the County Championship, having failed to qualify for the T20 Blast quarter-finals. They will also appoint a new director of cricket after chief executive Hugh Morris relinquished the dual role. Croft, 48, has been with the county since 1989 as a player, assistant coach and has been head coach since 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 8:05 am

Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has admitted he spot-fixed after six years of denial. The 37-year-old has also apologised to former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield, who was sent to jail after Kaneria encouraged him to spot-fix. Essex Police say they are "currently reassessing the investigation" following Kaneria's admission. Kaneria, who was banned from playing in England and Wales for life, says he "cannot live a life with lies". "It's been six years. I lost everything," the leg-spinner told Al Jazeera. "I lost friends, respect from fans. "I want to apologise to Mervyn Westfield, my Essex team-mates, Essex Cricket Club and the fans, to Pakistan and my fans around the world. And to my wife and family - I have let them all down."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 9:26 am

Leicestershire seamer Gavin Griffiths has signed a new deal at Grace Road. The 24-year-old has agreed a contract extension that will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2020 season. He took 36 wickets at an average of 24.50 in the County Championship last season, including taking 10 wickets for 83 runs against Durham in a match where he had consecutive career-best figures. "I've relished being a part of the Foxes over the last two years," Griffiths told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 1:08 pm

Worcestershire all-rounder Ed Barnard and batsman Tom Fell have both signed new contracts to stay with the county.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 7:57 am

Gloucestershire seamer Chris Liddle has signed a one-year contract extension for the 2019 season. The 34-year-old former Leicestershire and Sussex left-armer, who arrived in November 2015, has agreed to remain in Bristol for a fourth straight year. Liddle has only made nine County Championship appearances in three seasons with Gloucestershire, but has performed well in the One-Day Cup. He took 18 wickets in six matches in 2017 and a further 13 in 2018. "Chris has consistently performed well in one-day cricket," said Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson. "He is an experienced and important player in the dressing room."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 4:53 am

Glamorgan all-rounder David Lloyd has signed two-year a contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season. That will stretch the 26-year-old's senior career at the Welsh county to six years. The north Walian has scored more than 2,200 first-class runs and taken over 50 wickets. I'm now one of the senior players at the club and I want to kick on over the next few seasons," said Lloyd. Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris said: "He is a proven performer across all three formats with both bat and ball and was having a strong 2018 campaign before injuries curtailed his season. "Hopefully next year he puts his injuries behind him and can carry on improving and fulfil his undoubted talent."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 11:12 am

Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper Tom Moores has signed a new three-year contract at Trent Bridge. The 22-year-old initially agreed a two-year deal last October but has been rewarded with fresh terms after an impressive 2018 season. Moores, the son of Nottinghamshire head coach Peter, took 52 catches and scored 1,324 runs in all competitions to win the Player of the Season award. "I can't thank the club enough for the faith they have shown in me," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 5:30 am

England are the one-day kings. Despite Tuesday's dead rubber producing their heaviest-ever defeat, their 3-1 series victory in Sri Lanka was their ninth one-day international series win in a row and their 14th out of 17 since the 2015 World Cup. They have totally reinvented themselves since being eliminated in the group stages of that tournament. Their one-day game was stuck in the dark ages. Now it is trailblazing. England, the world number one ODI side, are superbly poised to overturn their miserable World Cup record - despite reaching the final three times, they have never won the competition. This is how Eoin Morgan's side have leapt from a forlorn rabble to indisputable favourites for the 2019 World Cup on home soil.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 9:43 am

Hampshire pair Ryan Stevenson and Felix Organ have signed new extended contracts with the county until the end of the 2020 season. Right-arm seamer Stevenson nearly quit the game because of a back injury earlier this year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 11:26 am

Derbyshire have appointed MCC head coach Steve Kirby as the county's new assistant and bowling coach. The 41-year-old Lancashire-born former Yorkshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire fast bowler will work with Derbyshire head of cricket Dave Houghton and head of development Mal Loye. Kirby is Houghton's first appointment since returning to the county. "We're lucky to attract a coach of Steve's quality and experience to Derbyshire," said Houghton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 1:26 pm

Essex wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Wheater has signed a new two-year contract to keep him at the club until 2020. The 28-year-old rejoined Essex from Hampshire in 2016 and helped them win the County Championship last year. Wheater averaged 34 in red-ball cricket this season, making three half-centuries as well as taking 23 catches. "Since returning to Essex I've been fortunate enough to experience success and I'm keen to continue putting trophies in the cabinet," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 1:59 pm

Former England all-rounder Craig White has stepped down as Hampshire head coach after two seasons in the role. The 48-year-old took up the post full-time at the start of the 2017 season, having previously been the county's assistant and bowling coach. He leaves at the end of his contract, having been with the county since 2012. Hampshire won the One-Day Cup last season under White's leadership and also reached Finals Day in the T20 Blast in 2017. The former Yorkshire player cited personal reasons for his decision and "spending long periods of time away from his family".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 12:13 pm

The County Championship will feature a 10-team Division One from 2020, with only one team being relegated next year and three going up from Division Two. The current structure - in place since 2017 - will be reversed, with eight counties to compete in the second tier. The ECB also confirmed the One-Day Cup will run alongside the new competition - unofficially known as 'The Hundred' - when it launches in July 2020. Overseas players will not be allowed to play in the 50-over tournament. The men's domestic playing programme group (MDDP), chaired by Leicestershire chief executive Wasim Khan, met four times before agreeing to the proposals. "We are very pleased that that there was unanimous support for a structure that will hopefully improve our domestic game and in turn the England teams," Khan said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 1:36 pm

Kent head coach Matt Walker has signed a two-year contract extension. The 44-year-old has spent the past two summers in charge of the Canterbury side, guiding them to promotion to Division One in 2018. Walker was a player with the county for 16 seasons before becoming assistant coach to Jimmy Adams in 2014. "I have always been incredibly proud to coach Kent, so I'm delighted to be able to extend my contract," he told the county's website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 1:50 pm

Former Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams believes the club need a new head coach who can build on Craig White's work. White left the county on Tuesday after two seasons in the post to move back closer to his family. Adams, 38, retired at the end of last season and is moving into coaching, but admits the chance to succeed White himself has come a bit too soon. "It's about finding the right person who can manage the first-team group better," he told BBC Radio Solent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 11:18 am

Durham seamer Barry McCarthy has left the club to concentrate on his international career with Ireland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 2:34 am

Kent seamer Harry Podmore has signed a new deal the the end of the 2021 season, while batsman Zak Crawley has agreed an improved two-year contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 5:48 am

Surrey have appointed Richard Johnson as assistant coach after the former England bowler was released from his contract at Middlesex. The 43-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at The Oval and will focus on supporting the club's bowling attack. Johnson, who played three Tests and 10 one-day internationals in 2003, joined Middlesex's coaching staff in 2010 and had 14 months left on his contract. "This is an excellent chance to be part of something exciting," he said. Surrey won the County Championship title by 46 points under head coach Michael Di Venuto in 2018.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 12:34 pm

Gloucestershire pace bowler Matt Taylor has signed a new three-year contract to keep him with the county until 2021. The left-armer, 24, took 46 wickets in County Championship Division Two last season, at an average of 25.46. He is the younger brother of all-rounder Jack Taylor, who agreed a new deal with the club last month. "After making some great progress as a squad this season I am excited to see what we can achieve over the next few years," Matt Taylor said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 1:39 pm

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has donated a "significant" sum to help Durham's under-16 side fund their trip to Dubai in the Ramada Gulf Cup. Stokes, 27, played in the competition himself as a teenager, going on to represent the county across all senior formats. "It's a fantastic opportunity for some of Durham's young guys to gain invaluable experience," Stokes said. "It taught me a lot about myself as a cricketer and as a person." Academy director John Windows added: "This is a top-quality tournament and the boys get a chance to experience sub-continent conditions."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 3:48 pm

Notts paceman Harry Gurney will head to Australia in January to play for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash. The 32-year-old England one-day and Twenty20 international will play alongside his Notts T20 skipper Dan Christian, under the captaincy of Australia opener Aaron Finch. "I'm really excited. I can't wait to get going with the Renegades," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/18 at 5:21 am

Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor has switched to bowling leg-spin after serving a third ban for an illegal action as an off-spinner. The 26-year-old did not bowl last season, with his latest 12-month suspension ending in September. "I've had issues for the past five or six years and I'm a little bit sick of it," Taylor told BBC Bristol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/18 at 10:03 am

Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor has switched to bowling leg-spin after serving a third ban for an illegal action as an off-spinner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/18 at 11:25 am

Leicestershire all-rounder Cameron Delport has left the club midway through a two-year contract. Delport, 29, has agreed to depart by mutual consent after first moving to Grace Road in 2016. He last played a County Championship game in April 2017, featuring mainly in limited overs matches since then. He played in five One-Day Cup and nine T20 Blast games in 2018 - his last appearance was a second-ball duck against Birmingham Bears on 2 August. The South Africa-born player, who appeared for Leicestershire as a non-overseas player on a UK passport, has most recently been playing in the Afghan Premier League for Paktia Panthers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/18 at 12:30 pm

Kent batsman Sean Dickson has signed a two-year contract extension with the county. South Africa-born Dickson, 27, has been with Kent since 2015 and was an integral part of their County Championship promotion last season. The right-hander scored three Championship centuries and also took 39 catches across all formats. "I'm delighted to extend my stay," he said. "We've some hard work ahead, but team spirit is at an all-time high."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 6:34 am

Former Glamorgan captain and head coach Matthew Maynard will take temporary charge of the county's winter training. The 52-year-old told BBC Sport Wales he would not rule out applying for a second spell in the head coach role. Maynard rejoined the Welsh side in November 2017 as a consultant batting coach and steps up as interim coach following the departure of former head coach Robert Croft in October. Maynard does not intend to apply for the new director of cricket job.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 10:12 am

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris says the focus will be on the right appointments as director of cricket and head coach, whether they are from Wales or outside. Morris relinquished his role as director of cricket after five years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 12:56 pm

Lancashire have appointed South African Dane Vilas as their new captain. The 33-year-old was Lancashire's top County Championship run scorer in their 2018 relegation season, and succeeds Liam Livingstone, who stood down after just one year to focus on his batting. Vilas captained the team four times in Livingstone's absence last season. "I feel honoured and humbled. It's a privilege to be part of writing the next chapter in the club's history," said the six-times capped Test player.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 7:02 am

Durham batsman Cameron Steel has signed a contract extension to keep him with the county until the end of the 2021 campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 7:33 am

Kent seam bowler Calum Haggett has extended his contract at the county until the end of the 2020 season. The 28-year-old was ever-present in Kent's run to the One-Day Cup Final last season, taking 14 wickets. Taunton-born Haggett made his first-class debut for the county in 2013 and has taken 89 wickets since. "I'm thrilled to commit my future to Kent," Haggett said. "This county is now my home and I feel proud to represent it."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 8:40 am

Durham seamer Chris Rushworth has signed an extended contract until the end of 2020 season. The Sunderland-born 32-year-old took 80 wickets across all formats in 2018 and has more than 600 in his career. "I'm delighted to have extended my contract and still have a huge amount of passion, drive and energy to take wickets," he told Durham's website. "We have a positive dressing room at the minute and hopefully I can use my experience to help the younger lads."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 11:35 am

Kent fast bowler Ivan Thomas has signed a two-year extension to his contract. The right-arm seamer took 24 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 26.25 to help Kent win promotion to County Championship Division One in 2018. His best match figures of 9-126 came against Leicestershire in August. The 27-year-old, who is recovering from a serious knee injury, told the club website: "I really enjoyed my cricket this season. It was an easy decision to make to commit to the club."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 12:24 pm

Cumbria-born batsman Graham Clark has signed a contract extension with Durham that will run to the end of the 2021 county season. The 25-year-old has scored 1,464 first-class runs since making his debut for the county against Hampshire in 2015, and has played across all formats. "We're happy that Graham has extended his deal," head coach Jon Lewis said. "I am confident he will continue to demonstrate his ability over the next few seasons." Clark added: "I'm delighted to be extending my contract with Durham and excited to help the team compete for silverware next season."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 8:50 am

Sussex opening batsman Phil Salt has signed an extension to his contract. The 22-year-old was Sussex's second-highest run-scorer as they finished third in Division Two of the County Championship, in what was his first full season at the club. The Sussex academy graduate also scored 355 runs during the Sharks' run to the final of the T20 Blast. Salt told the club's website: "Sussex is definitely the place where I want to continue playing my cricket." The club have not disclosed how long the extension is.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 3:02 am

Surrey have appointed Richard Johnson as assistant coach after the former England bowler was released from his contract at Middlesex. The 43-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at The Oval and will focus on supporting the club's bowling attack. Johnson, who played three Tests and 10 one-day internationals in 2003, joined Middlesex's coaching staff in 2010 and had 14 months left on his contract. "This is an excellent chance to be part of something exciting," he said. Surrey won the County Championship title by 46 points under head coach Michael Di Venuto in 2018.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 9:30 am

T20 Blast winners Worcestershire have made a major change to their backroom staff for the second winter running by naming Alex Gidman as first-team coach.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 9:42 am

Lancashire leg-spinner Matthew Parkinson has signed a new contract to keep him at the county until the end of the 2021 season. Parkinson, 22, took 25 wickets to help the Lightning reach T20 Blast Finals Day in 2018. "It's a great feeling to secure my long-term future," he said. "I'm determined to cement a regular spot in the Championship side in 2019 and to help Lancashire achieve promotion back into Division One."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 10:53 am

Derbyshire have signed batsman Tom Lace on loan from Middlesex for the 2019 county season. The 20-year old will be available for all three formats, excluding any fixtures against Middlesex. Lace made four appearances, including his first-class debut, on loan at Derbyshire in 2018, scoring 219 runs. "Tom is a young lad with a good technique, giving us another option at the top of the order," said Dave Houghton, Derbyshire's head of cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 11:38 am

Somerset wicketkeeper Tom Banton has signed a contract extension to stay with the County Championship runners-up until the end of 2020. The England Under-19s player has featured 13 times across all formats for Somerset since making his T20 Blast debut against Middlesex in July 2017. Banton, 20, made his first-class bow against Surrey at Taunton in September. Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: "Tom has a very high ceiling and he is on an upward trajectory."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 11:59 am

Northants have signed South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma for part of the 2019 county season. The 28-year-old will join up with the second-tier side for eight County Championship matches between 14 May and 17 July. He has scored 1,488 runs in 31 Test appearances for his country. "Signing a player of his international stature underlines our ambitions. His Test experience will bring an added dimension," chief executive Ray Payne.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 1:49 pm

The England & Wales Cricket Board have confirmed that their new competition in 2020 will be 100 balls a side. The format will be made up of ten 10-ball overs, which can be bowled by one or two bowlers, in clutches of either five or 10 consecutive balls. Trialled at Trent Bridge in September, it has been introduced as part of a new ECB five-year strategy for the game. "The strategy we have created will give the whole game clear priorities," said ECB chief executive Tom Harrison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 2:08 pm

Lancashire backroom duo Mark Chilton and Karl Krikken have been appointed to new roles targeting the pathway of more home-grown talent into the first team. Chilton, 42, takes on the job of performance director, on top of his existing position as assistant to head coach Glen Chapple. Former Derbyshire and Shropshire boss Krikken, 49, is performance manager. "There is a vast array of talent throughout the age-group sides," said director of cricket Paul Allott. "We want to ensure those players with the right attitude and ability fulfil their potential.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 2:27 pm

Glamorgan new signing Billy Root says he has joined the Welsh county in search of more first-team cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 3:07 pm

Former England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has signed a one-year contract extension at county side Essex that will expire at the end of 2019. Bopara, 33, made his first-class debut for the county in 2002, won the 2017 County Championship and he is the club's current longest-serving player. He played 13 Tests, 120 one-day and 38 Twenty20 games for England, the last of which came in 2015. "I still have plenty of years left," Bopara said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 3:29 pm

Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond has signed a contract extension, which will keep him at Canterbury until the end of the 2021 season. The 25-year-old right-hander has scored 4,825 first-class runs at an average of 32.16 since making his debut in 2011. "We are building a squad that will compete in all formats and Daniel is an integral part of our plans," director of cricket Paul Downton said. "I'm confident he can thrive in Division One next season."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 5:06 pm

Somerset fast bowler Josh Davey has signed a new two-year deal to remain at Taunton until at least September 2020.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 5:36 pm

County champions Surrey will start their defence of the title with a home match against predecessors Essex. The Championship season will begin on 5 April, eight days earlier than in 2018, with three games in each division.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 5:56 pm

Somerset have signed Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali for the 2019 county season. The 33-year-old had a short spell with the Division One side last season, scoring over 400 runs in seven County Championship games. Azhar, who is currently playing for his country in a Test series against New Zealand in United Arab Emirates, will be available for the Championship and One-Day Cup. "I am really pleased to be going back," Azhar told the Somerset website. "Somerset is a special club and it was a pleasure to play for them in 2018. There was a really good atmosphere in the dressing room and there are some very good players at the club. "The supporters were excellent, and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 6:12 pm

Essex off-break bowler Simon Harmer has signed a contract extension, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 campaign. The 29-year-old has taken 129 wickets over the past two Championship seasons. "Harmy is a world-class bowler who can do serious damage with the ball," Essex head coach Anthony McGrath told the club website. "He's such a vital part of the bowling attack, so I'm thrilled he'll be here for the foreseeable future."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/18 at 10:35 am

Derbyshire have signed all-rounder Logan van Beek as their overseas player for the entire 2019 season. The 28-year-old New Zealander is available for all formats of the game. "We were looking for a specific type of cricketer, someone to enhance our bowling attack," said Derbyshire head of cricket Dave Houghton. Van Beek recently played for New Zealand A against India A, having previously represented the Netherlands at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/18 at 12:01 pm

Gloucestershire have signed Stuart Whittingham after the right-arm fast bowler was released from his contract at Sussex. The 24-year-old, who has played four one-day internationals and three T20 games for Scotland, has agreed a three-year deal with the club. "Stuart will add to our bowling group and boost competition for places," head coach Richard Dawson said. "He is still at an age where there is room for development." Gloucestershire had been looking to boost their seam bowling options after Craig Miles and Liam Norwell both joined Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 11:49 am

Former Glamorgan captain Matthew Maynard says he will apply for a second spell as the county's head coach. Maynard was named as interim coach following Robert Croft's departure in October. In a management reshuffle Glamorgan have two roles available, with director of cricket candidates being interviewed this week. "I will go for the head coach post because I can see the talent in the squad," said Maynard.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 1:54 pm

Batsman Will Rhodes, fast bowlers Ryan Sidebottom and Henry Brookes, and all-rounder Alex Thomson have signed new contracts with Warwickshire. Opener Rhodes, 23, and academy graduate Brookes, 19, have agreed extensions until the end of the 2021 campaign. Australian Sidebottom, 29, and off-spinner Thomson, 25, will remain with the Bears until after the 2020 season. "Will, Ryan, Henry and Alex have big futures ahead of them as Bears," said sport director Ashley Giles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 2:46 pm

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will join Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League this winter after Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson was ruled out with a back injury. Parkinson, 22, was already out of the ongoing England Lions tour of the UAE due to a stress fracture in his back. Further scans have revealed he is not yet ready to return to training. Plunkett, 33, will instead play in the second half of the Twenty20 tournament, which starts on 19 December. The Surrey bowler, who is part of England's limited-overs sides, is set to replace Sandeep Lamichhane when the Nepalese leg-spinner goes to play in the Bangladesh Premier League. "I'm determined to get fully fit over the next couple of months," said Parkinson, who took 59 wickets for Lancashire in all formats in 2018. "Hopefully the Big Bash is an opportunity that will come around again in the future." Parkinson will have further scans and be assessed again in January.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 5:17 pm

Dimitri Mascarenhas has left his post of assistant head coach and bowling lead with Essex at the conclusion of his contract. The ex-Hampshire and Essex all-rounder, 41, joined the Chelmsford-based side at the start of the 2018 season, but has opted not to renew his deal. "Dimi is a highly sought-after coach with global experience," head coach Anthony McGrath told the club website. "However, his departure allows us to re-evaluate the coaching set-up."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 8:40 am

Former England left-arm spinner Ashley Giles is on the verge of replacing Andrew Strauss as England's new director of cricket. The 45-year-old, who is sporting director at Warwickshire, has been identified as the preferred candidate and is finalising contract details. Giles was sacked as England's ODI coach in 2014 despite leading them to a Champions Trophy Final. Ex-England batsman Strauss is stepping down because his wife Ruth has cancer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 9:48 am

England would have to "screw-up" to not win the 2019 World Cup, according to fast bowler James Anderson. Captain Eoin Morgan's side are the number one-ranked one-day team in the world and are strong favourites for next summer's World Cup on home soil. They have won their last nine series of two matches or more and have won 51 of 77 matches since the 2015 World Cup. "There's no-one really anywhere near in the one-day form, probably India is the closest," Anderson said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 1:30 pm

Hampshire have named former Ireland head coach Adrian Birrell as first-team manager, replacing Craig White. South African Birrell, 58, has more recently been an assistant coach with the Proteas, having previously led England's under-19 side. Ex-England all-rounder White stepped down in October for personal reasons, after two seasons as head coach. "It is a wonderful opportunity for me personally and I can't wait to get started in the new year," said Birrell. "I am very excited to be working with such a talented group of cricketers and look forward to competing for honours in all three formats."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 5:23 pm

Lancashire pair Josh Bohannon and Rob Jones have signed contract extensions to keep them with the county until the end of the 2020 season. All-rounder Bohannon, 21, made his debut for the Red Rose in May after signing his first professional deal ahead of the campaign. Batsman Jones, 23, has featured in 13 first-class games since his 2016 debut. Head coach Glen Chapple said: "We're delighted that Josh and Rob have agreed contract extensions at the club."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 1:32 pm

Ben Coad has signed a two-year contract extension with Yorkshire, keeping him at Headingley until the end of 2021. The 24-year-old seamer, who came through Yorkshire's academy system, took 48 wickets at 16.33 during the 2018 County Championship season. "It's not only the biggest club in England, but probably the world," Coad told the club's website. "It's a massive privilege to play here and a massive honour to sign an extension."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 1:54 pm

Gloucestershire have extended batsman George Hankins' contract to the end of the 2021 season. He was the club's top run-scorer in this year's Royal London One-Day Cup, with 291 runs at an average of 58.20. "I am delighted to have extended my contract," the 21-year-old said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 2:31 pm

England Test captain Joe Root has signed a new three-year contract with County Championship side Yorkshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 3:00 pm

Lancashire have signed Australia internationals Glenn Maxwell and Joe Burns for the 2019 county season. All-rounder Maxwell, 30, will be available for all formats, including up to five County Championship games. Opener Burns, 29, has played 14 Tests for his country, scoring three centuries at an average of 36.76, and will be available for 10 County Championship games. The Red Rose will play in Division Two in 2019 following relegation this year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 5:15 am

Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook and wicketkeeper Jonny Tattersall have both signed new three-year deals. Brook, 19, had a breakthrough season for Yorkshire last term, scoring 575 first-class runs at an average of 25. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Tattersall had already signed a one-year extension during last season but will now remain with the White Rose through to 2021. "It's a huge honour to be playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world," Brook told the club's website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 12:34 pm

Yorkshire all-rounder Matthew Waite has signed a new one-year contract extension to keep him with the club until the end of the 2020 season. The 22-year-old has had an injury-hit two seasons for the White Rose. "I'm over the moon to sign a new deal. Hopefully I can push on from what I've done in the past few years," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 6:21 am

Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely has signed a new contract until the end of the 2020 season. The batsman, 30, has made 329 appearances for the Division Two county since his debut in 2007, scoring 10,826 runs in all formats. He also led Northants to the T20 Blast title in 2013 and 2016. "I have so much more I want to achieve, both individually and as a captain, and I can't wait to get going next year," Wakely told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 12:54 pm

Essex have signed South African batsman Cameron Delport for the 2019 and 2020 T20 Blast competitions. The 29-year-old, who has played in the Big Bash League and Indian Premier League, left Leicestershire last month, midway through a two-year contract. He has scored almost 4,000 runs in 171 T20 matches at a strike-rate of 138.29, and is a useful medium-pace bowler. "The club has an amazing history and tradition so I'm proud to be given the opportunity to get involved," he said. "There's a strong squad and I hope to play my part in getting the Eagles to Finals Day come September."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 1:47 pm

Northamptonshire paceman Nathan Buck has signed a contract extension until the end of the 2021 season. The 27-year-old has spent two summers at Wantage Road, taking 67 first-class wickets at an average of 23.83. Buck, a former England Under-19 and England Lions player, has claimed a total of 225 first-class wickets in his career with best figures of 6-34. "I'm excited at the club's ambition over the next few seasons," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 12:06 pm

Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa has agreed to rejoin Essex for next year's Twenty20 Blast. Zampa, 26, was Essex's top T20 wicket-taker during the 2018 season, claiming 12 wickets at an average of 20.75. His new deal includes not only the Blast's group stage, but any potential matches in the knockout stages. Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said: "We saw how talented Zamps is with the ball last year and he's one of the best leg-spinners around at the moment."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 1:54 pm

Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor says he is "excited" to bowl again but admits a third suspension for an illegal action took a mental toll.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 3:02 am

England fast bowler Olly Stone has a stress fracture in his lower back, his county Warwickshire have confirmed. The 25-year-old returned from the West Indies tour last week for further tests which revealed the fracture. Stone made his one-day international debut against Sri Lanka in October and played in four of the five matches. "We're bitterly disappointed for Olly who has already had his fair share of injury heartache," said Bears first-team coach Jim Troughton. Stone previously spent just over a year out after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee as he celebrated the wicket of Moeen Ali while playing for Northamptonshire in 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 4:05 am

England internationals Sam Curran, Tom Curran and Ben Foakes have all extended their contracts with Surrey. All-rounder Sam Curran, 20, has signed until the end of the 2020 season, having made his Test debut last summer. His brother Tom, 23, and Test wicketkeeper Foakes, 25, will be with the county champions until 2021. "It's a credit to the club that our players want to sign extensions and help build on last year's success," said director of cricket Alec Stewart. Sam Curran and Foakes are both involved in the current series against West Indies, while Tom made his Test debut in Australia in 2017.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 4:54 am

Durham batsman Ryan Davies has opted to leave the club for personal reasons. The 22-year-old joined from Somerset last season, signing a two-year contract in May 2018. The former England Under-19 international went on to make three first-class appearances for Durham and was a regular in their T20 Blast side. A club statement said: "We extend our best wishes to him and his cricketing future."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 6:36 am

Sussex have signed Pakistan left-arm seamer Mir Hamza on a two-month deal. Hamza will be available for nine County Championship matches, plus a tour game against Australia A in July. The 26-year-old will join Sussex ahead of their Division Two fixture at Northamptonshire on 20 May. He said: "I'm very excited to have the chance to play county cricket with a great club like Sussex, following in the footsteps of Pakistan legends like Javed Miandad and Imran Khan." The Karachi Dolphins paceman made his Test debut in their 373-run win against Australia last October and has taken 282 wickets in 59 first-class matches at an average of 18.34.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 9:20 am

Durham have appointed former New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin as their new head coach. Franklin, 38, joins on a two-year contract and will start working at the Riverside in February. He will be assisted by former Durham players Neil Killeen and Alan Walker, who have agreed new deals. "I'm delighted to be given the opportunity to lead coaching at Durham," Franklin said. "I can't wait to join up with the squad and staff."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 12:21 pm

Leicestershire have appointed Karen Rothery as their new chief executive. Rothery has previously worked across a number of sports and spent two and a half years as England Netball's commercial director. She will join the county in April, with Roy Bent filling the position in an interim role until then. "Karen was the outstanding applicant with proven leadership and experience," chairman Paul Haywood told the club website. Rothery's predecessor Wasim Khan has left the county after four years to become managing director of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 2:55 pm

Warwickshire recorded an operating profit of £1.7m for 2017-18, but their profit and turnover figures both fell from the previous year. The club says the drop is down to four fewer major match days being staged at Edgbaston in 2018 than in 2017. In addition, the Test between England and India finished on the fourth morning, leading to reduced ticket, catering and merchandise revenues. On the pitch, the Bears won Division Two of the County Championship in 2018. Warwickshire made a profit of £2.4m in 2016-17.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 4:16 pm

England batsmen Ollie Pope and Mark Stoneman are among seven players to sign new contracts with Surrey. Scott Borthwick, who played one Test in 2014, has also extended his deal along with Will Jacks, Ryan Patel, Conor McKerr and Amar Virdi. Pope and Jacks have signed until 2022 with Patel, Borthwick, McKerr, Stoneman and Virdi agreeing deals until 2021. Director of cricket Alec Stewart said: "It's crucial we keep our highly talented group of players together."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 9:54 pm

Northamptonshire batsman Rob Newton has signed a new two-year contract. The 29-year-old, who made his County Championship debut for Northants in 2010, is now contracted to at least the end of the 2020 season. He follows the lead of Alex Wakely and Nathan Buck by becoming the third player to sign a new deal this winter. "Rob is a talented player who has been at the County Ground a long time. It is easy to forget that he is still under 30," said head coach David Ripley. "He has a lot of cricket still ahead of him in his career. He's both settled and ambitious, which is a good combination to have, and we're really happy that he has signed a new contract with us."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 10:33 pm

Derbyshire fast bowler Hardus Viljoen has left the club by mutual consent after two seasons at the County Ground. The 29-year-old South African joined the county on a three-year Kolpak deal before the 2017 campaign. Viljoen took 62 first-class wickets during his time with Derbyshire and played 53 matches across all formats. "Hardus wants to look at options to further his career and the decision was made to release him from his contract," head of cricket Dave Houghton said.
"I would like to wish him all the best for the future."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 11:14 pm

Former England fast bowler Boyd Rankin has confirmed his departure from Warwickshire after more than a decade. The 34-year-old has signed a central contract with Ireland and is set to feature in their first Test against England in July. Rankin played in one Test, seven one-day internationals and two T20s for England in 2013 and 2014. But he pledged his allegiance to Ireland in 2015, having played for them from 2007-2012. He took Ireland's first Test wicket in the country's inaugural Test appearance against Pakistan last summer and will now focus full-time on Ireland. He joined Warwickshire from Derbyshire in 2008.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/19 at 3:06 am

Leicestershire are looking to bring in an overseas specialist for next season's T20 Blast campaign. The club have Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas as the overseas signing but he has primarily been signed for four-day and one-day cricket. "We are looking for extra finance for an overseas T20 player," chairman Paul Haywood told BBC Radio Leicester. Meanwhile, it is likely that the club's new chief executive will not be in place for at least three months. Wasim Khan is leaving the role to take over as managing director of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/19 at 5:21 am

Middlesex quartet Stephen Eskinazi, Nick Gubbins, Tom Helm and Max Holden have signed new long-term contracts. The announcement means nine Middlesex players have committed their long-term futures since Stuart Law began work as head coach. England batsman Dawid Malan extended his deal until 2021 this week, along with fast bowler James Harris. Managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "These are players entering the prime of their career."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/19 at 6:26 am

Hampshire captain James Vince has signed a new four-year contract to keep him with the club until the end of the 2022 season. The 27-year-old England batsman has made 347 appearances across all formats since making his debut in 2009. "I'm delighted to have signed a new contract and look forward to all the challenges that lie ahead," he said. "We have a great set-up and fantastic facilities here and I'm very proud to be able to call Hampshire my home."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/19 at 7:05 am

England batsman Dawid Malan has signed a new contract with Middlesex until the end of the 2021 season. The 31-year-old, who made his first-class debut in 2006, has also been awarded a testimonial year in 2019. The Middlesex skipper has scored more than 15,000 runs and played over 350 games for the club, with 19 of his 26 centuries coming in first-class games. "The club has become my cricketing home in every sense," Malan told the club website after signing his deal. "There is a sense of energy around the club, and I believe that 2019 will be a great year for us all." He was a member of the Middlesex team that won the County Championship in 2016, but they were relegated 12 months later and will again play in Division Two this summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/19 at 8:56 am

Middlesex pace bowler James Harris has extended his contract and will remain at the club until the end of 2021. The 28-year-old was the club's leading wicket-taker in Championship Division Two last season, claiming 61 victims at an average of 20.54. The Welshman has taken over 250 wickets in all formats since joining from Glamorgan in 2014 and has developed into a bowling all-rounder. He also scored 454 Championship runs at an average of 32.42 in 2018. "During a difficult year for the club James was outstanding in 2018," Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said. "He was given greater responsibility with the bat and grew into the role. "He played several vital innings and we all believe he has the potential to produce even more."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/19 at 11:07 am

Lord's is set for a £50m redevelopment after owners Marylebone Cricket Club were granted planning permission to replace two stands. The Compton and Edrich stands at the Nursery End of the London ground will be replaced by new three-tier stands. It will increase the capacity by 2,500 seats to 31,000. Construction will start on 24 August, a week after England's second Ashes Test against Australia, with the seats ready to be used from 2020. Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) members will be asked to approve the plans at the club's annual general meeting in May, at the start of a busy summer in which Lord's will also host the men's World Cup final and an England Test against Ireland. "We are excited to be commencing another transformational development at Lord's," said MCC chief executive Guy Lavender. The redevelopment will be an outstanding addition delivering world-class facilities, ensuring that Lord's remains the finest ground in the world to watch and play cricket." The new stands will accommodate 11,500 spectators in total and will include better sightlines, catering and toilet facilities and wheelchair-accessible spaces as well as lift access at all levels. All the facilities are due to be finished by summer 2021.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/19 at 12:00 pm

Ethan Bamber, Nathan Sowter and Robbie White have all signed new long-term contracts with Middlesex. Bowler Bamber, 20, and wicket-keeper White, 23, both made their Championship debuts last season. Spinner Sowter, 26, was a regular in white-ball cricket in 2018, taking 13 wickets across both competitions. "Ethan, Nathan and Robbie will play a big part in helping us to achieve our ambitions in years to come," managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said. Middlesex have not disclosed the length of the trio's new deals at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/19 at 5:46 am

Matthew Maynard will have a second spell in charge of Glamorgan after being appointed interim coach for the 2019 season. The recruitment process for a permanent head coach will begin at the end of the season. Maynard, who was head coach between 2008 and 2010, replaces former county and England colleague Robert Croft. "The club's very close to my heart... I'm delighted to be given the opportunity," said Maynard.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/19 at 7:30 am

Northamptonshire have signed West Indies captain Jason Holder for the first month of the 2019 county season. The all-rounder, 27, can play in Northants' first two Division Two games and opening six One-Day Cup matches. Holder led his country to a series win over England this winter, but is banned for the third Test because of his side's slow over-rate in Antigua. "I'm grateful to Northamptonshire for the opportunity which I am really looking forward to," he said. "England is somewhere I've wanted to play for a long time and I'm looking forward to the experience of county cricket and testing myself in the different conditions."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/19 at 8:46 am

Yorkshire bowler Steve Patterson has been appointed as captain on a full-time basis across all three formats. The 35-year-old seamer was initially the one-day skipper, but took over in mid-June until the end of last season after Gary Ballance was given time off. Patterson was one of five players to captain Yorkshire in 2018 - just the fourth time the county had had so many. "He did fantastically well both on and off the field," director of cricket Martyn Moxon told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 3:38 am

Middlesex have signed 17-year-old Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman for the 2019 Twenty20 Blast campaign. The teenager, who made his Afghanistan debut at 16, has taken 54 wickets in 31 games for his country and made his Test bow against India last summer. In February 2018, Mujeeb became the youngest-ever player to take a five-wicket haul in a one-day international when Afghanistan faced Zimbabwe. Head coach Stuart Law said: "His record is outstanding in this format." Mujeeb played for Hampshire in the 2018 T20 Blast, taking nine wickets in 12 games, and has most recently featured for Australian side Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 8:10 am

Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir will rejoin Essex for part of this summer's T20 Blast campaign. The 26-year-old took 28 wickets for the club in first-class and T20 competition during a stint at Chelmsford in 2017. He will be available for eight group games before fulfilling commitments in the Caribbean Premier League. "Mo is one of the most exciting bowling talents in the world and I'm ecstatic he's going to be back with us," Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said. "He has the ability to bowl at a fast pace whilst swinging the ball both ways and everyone has seen how devastating he can be with the ball."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 9:41 am

England opener Rory Burns and pace bowler Jade Dernbach have signed new contracts with Surrey. Club captain Burns, who is part of the England Test side touring the West Indies, has signed until the end of the 2022 season, while Dernbach's deal runs until the close of the 2020 campaign. Burns, 28, led Surrey to the County Championship title in 2018, and was the leading scorer with 1,359 runs. Ex-England one-day bowler Dernbach, 32, led the team in the T20 Blast in 2018. Director of cricket Alec Stewart said: "Both Rory and Jade have Surrey in their blood and they will be working hard to bring success across all formats."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 1:08 pm

Former captain Jimmy Adams and ex-Somerset bowler Alfonso Thomas have joined Hampshire as assistant coaches. Adams, 38, retired from playing at the end of last season after 16 years with the south coast club and will focus on working with the second XI. Thomas, 42, has coached several sides since retiring in 2015 and is to work with Hampshire's bowlers. The pair join first-team manager Adrian Birrell, who replaced Craig White in December, at the Ageas Bowl. Hampshire open their 2019 County Championship campaign with a home fixture against Essex, starting on 5 April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 2:53 pm

Nottinghamshire and England fast bowler Stuart Broad will captain the MCC side in the four-day champion county match against Surrey next month. The game, a traditional curtain-raiser to the new season, will take place in Dubai between Sunday 24 March and Wednesday 27 March. Broad, 32, is currently involved in the Test series in the West Indies. The MCC beat Essex by an innings and 34 runs in last year's match, which was held in Barbados.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 3:25 pm

Glamorgan have handed spin-bowling all-rounder Andrew Salter a two-year contract extension. Salter, 25, will now be at the club until at least 2021, after making his debut in 2012. "Andrew's played quite a lot of cricket for the club in all formats, but we see him as a guy with a huge improvement to give," said director of cricket Mark Wallace. "It's a good time to push on and turn into that senior all-rounder we want." "He's a dynamic player and we're delighted to have him for the foreseeable future," he continued.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 4:24 pm

Former Derbyshire and England bowler Dominic Cork has returned to the county as their head coach for the 2019 T20 Blast season. The 47-year-old has been the club's T20 bowling coach in the past two seasons and takes over from John Wright. As a player, Cork captained Derbyshire during 13 years with the county and won the T20 Blast with Hampshire as they beat Somerset in the 2010 final. "The opportunity was too good to miss and I'm delighted to be back," he said. "The club is dear to my heart - it's where I started my career - and I've been grateful to work alongside John Wright in the last two years as the team has progressed. "We've got players here who can win Twenty20 games and we've already upset the odds on a number of occasions."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 9:18 pm

Kent have re-signed New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne for 2019's T20 Blast campaign, for a third straight year. The 26-year-old took 13 wickets in the competition last year, at a strike-rate of 19.15 and economy rate of 7.16. "I'm delighted to come back to Kent, a team of talented players, hungry for success," he told the club website. "Last year we came close to reaching T20 Finals Day and there is a real belief in this squad that we can challenge again this season." Kent's director of cricket Paul Downton added: "Adam is an outstanding T20 bowler with the ability to take early wickets in the power play and to bowl vital overs at the death. He is a match-winner."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 10:09 pm

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace is to become the sport director of county side Warwickshire. The 51-year-old former wicketkeeper will succeed Ashley Giles, who left Edgbaston to become managing director of England men's cricket last month. Farbrace first became England assistant coach under Peter Moores in 2014 and stayed on when Trevor Bayliss was appointed the following year. He will join Warwickshire after the West Indies tour, which ends in March.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/19 at 5:47 am

Worcestershire have re-signed New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill for this year's T20 Blast. The 2018 champions will have the 32-year-old available for 11 of their 14 group games and for the quarter-finals and Finals Day, should they qualify. Guptill played seven group games last summer and will rejoin the county after this summer's 50-over World Cup. "It is a huge confidence boost and we are chuffed he is coming back," said first-team coach Alex Gidman. "Guppy was wonderful around the group last year, a fantastic bloke, and he showed how good he was in a handful of wonderful innings for us. "We've got to make sure all our processes are in place and our preparations are spot on to give these guys the best chance of going out and enjoying their cricket and winning matches."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/19 at 7:21 am

Glamorgan bowler Ruaidhri Smith says his return to international cricket with Scotland is a "great opportunity" to develop his professional career. His call-up for the tour of Oman was the first time he had represented Scotland since 2016. Seamer Smith, 24, played two T20 internationals against Ireland and Netherlands, and two one-day internationals against Oman. He took four wickets for seven runs in the first 50-overs win against Oman. However, a pectoral strain in the second match, which Scotland lost, saw him restricted to bowling just three overs. That injury is also set to keep him out of the decider, though he hopes it will not affect the start of his season with Glamorgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/19 at 11:01 am

Former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers will play for Middlesex in this summer's T20 Blast - his first stint in English county cricket. The 35-year-old has signed up for Middlesex's first seven group matches, starting in July, but is also available for the tournament's latter stages. De Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018, having scored more than 20,000 runs in all three formats. "I have always wanted to play county cricket," De Villiers said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 12:23 am

The 100-ball competition starting next year "has been a success already", says England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison. The Hundred - the rules for which were confirmed this week - has been criticised since it was proposed. "It will be something that cricket fans all around the country will flock to see," Harrison told BBC Sport. Eight new city-based teams will play over a five-week period in the summer of 2020. The Hundred will be the fourth different format in county cricket, alongside the four-day County Championship, 50-over and 20-over competitions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 4:19 am

Northamptonshire remain on course to be debt free by 2020 after announcing profits of £287,212 after tax in their latest financial results. They were down slightly in the year ending 30 September 2018 from their profit of £329,483 the previous year. The club are set to repay a £923,000 loan from Northamptonshire County Council in 2019-20.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 6:25 am

Leg-spinner Mason Crane and all-rounder Ian Holland have agreed extended contracts with Hampshire. Crane, 22, endured an injury-disrupted 2018 season with a stress fracture of the back shortly after making his England Test debut. "I was disappointed not to play much last year, but to get a new deal and commit my future to this club is great," Crane told BBC Radio Solent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 8:56 am

Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell has warned that there must be a clear defining line between English cricket's existing counties and the new teams in The Hundred when it begins in 2020.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/47379205

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 11:05 am

Yorkshire have signed South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier on a three-year Kolpak contract. Olivier, 26, played for Derbyshire in 2018, and is one of the world's most in-form pacemen, having taken 31 wickets in five Tests since being recalled by South Africa in December. His overall total of 48 wickets in 10 Tests has lifted him into the top 20 bowlers in the ICC Test match rankings. He also took 31 wickets in seven Championship games for Derbyshire. The terms of the Kolpak deal mean that he will not be able to play for South Africa again until his contract with Yorkshire expires. After taking 24 wickets in South Africa's three home Tests against Pakistan, to be named player of the series, he then claimed seven more scalps in two Tests against Sri Lanka. "I would be lying if I said this wasn't a difficult decision to make," he said. "It's giving up playing for my country with no guarantees of playing international cricket again.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 12:44 pm

Durham will be known as Durham Cricket and have a new limited-overs crest as part of a rebrand. The county has merged the board and club behind the scenes, which has prompted the relaunch that includes a new badge and new kit. The switch away from being known as Durham Jets for Twenty20 matches also sees the red kit ditched. Instead, the traditional blue and yellow of the heraldic shield will be worn in limited-overs formats.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/19 at 3:01 pm

Birmingham Bears have signed Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar for their entire T20 Blast campaign in 2019. The 25-year-old from Victoria, who played alongside Ian Bell to help Perth Scorchers win the Big Bash in 2017, will improve the Bears' spin options. "It was pretty obvious last year that, with the ball, we lacked potency," Bears coach Jim Troughton told BBC WM. "It was quite important that we found a spin option. Partnering Jeetan Patel, he could be the difference."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/19 at 10:42 am

Sussex opener Luke Wells has signed a contract extension with the Hove club. The 28-year-old left-hander has spent his entire career with Sussex and was ever-present in their County Championship side last season. He has been playing in Australian grade cricket this winter, scoring more than 1,000 runs for Casey-South Melbourne. "He is a positive presence in the dressing room, and I am looking forward to seeing his game develop further," said Sussex coach Jason Gillespie. Sussex have not disclosed the length of the new deal for Wells, who also bowls occasional leg-spin and picked up eight wickets in Division Two last year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/19 at 12:19 pm

Wicketkeeper Chris Cooke has been named as the new 2019 Glamorgan captain for the county championship and 50-over tournaments. Cooke replaces Michael Hogan for the Specsavers County Championship and will also skipper in the Royal London One-Day Cup in place of Colin Ingram. South Africa batsman Ingram will continue to lead the side in the T20 Blast. "I'm excited to take the role on a more permanent basis," said Cooke.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/19 at 2:47 pm

Birmingham Bears have signed Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar for their entire T20 Blast campaign in 2019. The 25-year-old from Victoria, who played alongside Ian Bell to help Perth Scorchers win the Big Bash in 2017, will improve the Bears' spin options. "It was pretty obvious last year that, with the ball, we lacked potency," Bears coach Jim Troughton told BBC WM. "It was quite important that we found a spin option. Partnering Jeetan Patel, he could be the difference."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/19 at 3:05 pm

Kent have signed Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for the first 11 matches of this season's T20 Blast. Nabi, 34, won the Australian Big Bash with Melbourne Renegades this month. He played for Leicestershire in the T20 Blast last season and hit 86 off 32 balls to help the Foxes beat Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford. "We are thrilled to have beaten several other counties to sign Nabi for our Vitality Blast campaign," Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/19 at 7:12 am

Fast bowler Morne Morkel has signed a new contract with Surrey until the end of the 2020 season. The 34-year-old took 59 wickets at an average of 14.32 last season, as Surrey won the County Championship title. Right-armer Morkel played 86 Tests for South Africa between 2006 and 2018, taking 309 wickets. "Morne was outstanding for us during his first season, both on and off the field," Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/19 at 9:47 am

Glamorgan's star South African batsman Colin Ingram has signed up for a further two years of limited-overs cricket with the county. The 33-year-old left-hander and leg-spin bowler has extended his contract to cover the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He will captain Glamorgan in the T20 this summer and could play in the One-Day Cup in the unlikely event he does not play the ECB's 100-ball tournament. "I've travelled a lot but Glamorgan is my cricket home," said Ingram.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/19 at 12:20 pm

England batsman Gary Ballance has signed a new contract with Yorkshire until the end of the 2021 season. The 29-year-old. who has 23 Test caps, came through Yorkshire's academy and helped them win the County Championship in successive years in 2014 and 2015. Ballance took a break from cricket last May for personal reasons, giving up the captaincy to seamer Steven Patterson. "I've played here for such a long time, I love the lads and everything about Yorkshire," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/19 at 1:13 pm

Glamorgan have revealed a loss for 2018 of £365,000 in the county's annual report to members. A deficit had been forecast for the year, in which Glamorgan staged just two days of international cricket at Sophia Gardens. It takes their overall debt to £2,754,000, but the county hope to record a profit in 2019. Sophia Gardens will host four World Cup matches and an England T20 international this summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/19 at 5:00 am

Derbyshire have signed Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson for their 2019 T20 Blast campaign. The 28-year-old, who won the Big Bash with the Melbourne Renegades last month, will be available for the entire tournament in England. He was the leading wicket-taker in the Big Bash, with 24 at an average of 17.70 and a strike rate of 13.70. He has also appeared in three Indian Premier League campaigns and played 27 limited-overs internationals. "Kane is a top-level T20 bowler and that is what we were looking for with our second overseas signing," Derbyshire's T20 Blast head coach Dominic Cork told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/19 at 6:09 am

Durham have signed Australia batsman D'Arcy Short for the 2019 T20 Blast. Short, 28, has played 20 T20 matches for his country, averaging 32.88, and will team up with compatriot Cameron Bancroft for the entire campaign. He has won player of the tournament twice with Hobart in the Australian Big Bash and also played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. "Playing in England is something I have wanted to do for a while," said Short, who has a top 50-over score of 257. "It's very much a new experience for me and a challenge to play on some different grounds, wickets, pitches and against some new bowlers."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 6:03 am

England all-rounder Chris Woakes has signed a contract extension with Warwickshire until at least the end of the 2022 season. Birmingham-born Woakes has scored 5,620 runs, including 10 centuries, and taken 474 wickets in first-class cricket. The 30-year-old only played twice in the County Championship in 2018 as the Bears won promotion to Division One. "Representing my home county is always a great honour and I'm thrilled to secure this extension," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 7:08 am

Derbyshire have signed Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson for their 2019 T20 Blast campaign. The 28-year-old, who won the Big Bash with the Melbourne Renegades last month, will be available for the entire tournament in England. He was the leading wicket-taker in the Big Bash, with 24 at an average of 17.70 and a strike rate of 13.70. He has also appeared in three Indian Premier League campaigns and played 27 limited-overs internationals. "Kane is a top-level T20 bowler and that is what we were looking for with our second overseas signing," Derbyshire's T20 Blast head coach Dominic Cork told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 7:56 am

Durham have signed Australia batsman D'Arcy Short for the 2019 T20 Blast. Short, 28, has played 20 T20 matches for his country, averaging 32.88, and will team up with compatriot Cameron Bancroft for the entire campaign. He has won player of the tournament twice with Hobart in the Australian Big Bash and also played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. "Playing in England is something I have wanted to do for a while," said Short, who has a top 50-over score of 257. "It's very much a new experience for me and a challenge to play on some different grounds, wickets, pitches and against some new bowlers."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 9:24 am

Middlesex have appointed former Hampshire wicketkeeper Nic Pothas as their assistant coach. The 45-year-old has previously worked alongside head coach Stuart Law during his time with West Indies. "It is a great honour to be joining arguably the most prestigious club in England, steeped in history and success," Pothas told the club website. "I'm looking forward to joining a great group of players and staff in bringing success to the club."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 10:48 am

Ex-South Africa fast bowler Andre Nel has rejoined former county Essex as assistant head coach and bowling coach. Former Test and limited-overs player Nel, 41, will join the club from Easterns in his native country where he had been working as head coach. The paceman, who had two spells with Essex, helped the club win the 40-over competition in 2005 and amassed 1,016 wickets in 524 career games. "As a former player I know it's a fantastic club," Nel said. "I've only ever heard good things about Anthony McGrath as a coach and I can't wait to start working alongside him and the rest of the team out in Abu Dhabi this week."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 10:55 am

England captain Joe Root will face international team-mate Stuart Broad when Yorkshire visit Notts in their County Championship opener on 5 April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/19 at 12:35 pm

Paul Farbrace says he could not pass up the chance to take himself out of "a comfort zone" when he decided to leave England and join Warwickshire. Farbrace is the new sport director at Edgbaston after standing down as England assistant coach this month. He will oversee Warwickshire's men's senior squad as well as their women's sides and development programmes. "This is a special club," he told BBC WM. "It's a winning environment and who wouldn't want to be part of that?"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/19 at 1:56 pm

Glamorgan have given summer development contracts to young batsman Callum Taylor, and seam bowlers Kazi Szymanski and Jamie McIlroy. Taylor, a 20-year-old from Newport who also bowls off-spin, featured in several first-team squads in 2018 without making his debut. Devon-born Szymanski, 19, claimed eight for 21 in his best performance for Glamorgan second eleven. McIlroy has played for Glamorgan seconds and Herefordshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 10:06 am

Heino Kuhn will captain Kent while Sam Billings and Joe Denly are away playing in the Indian Premier League. Ex-South Africa batsman Kuhn, 34, had a crucial role in the club's promotion to Division One last year, scoring 780 runs at an average of 33.91. Regular captain Billings will play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, with vice-captain Denly representing Kolkata Knight Riders. The IPL starts on Saturday and runs until 5 May.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 11:42 am

Former England batsman Ian Bell will miss the start of Warwickshire's County Championship season after having surgery on his toe. Bell, 36, had an operation to repair a ligament tear after being struck on the foot during training with Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League. He could be out of action for up to three months. "Ian will immediately start his rehabilitation programme," first-team coach Jim Troughton said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 12:33 pm

Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne may not join Hampshire as their overseas player, while selectors consider him as a potential World Cup captain. Karunaratne signed for Hampshire last month on a deal until mid-July. The 30-year-old is reportedly one of three players in line for the Sri Lanka role, currently held by Lasith Malinga.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 2:33 pm

Jeetan Patel has been named captain of Birmingham Bears for this season's T20 Blast campaign. The New Zealand spinner takes up the role following the retirement of fellow countryman and all-rounder Grant Elliott at the end of last season. Patel, 38, has taken 124 T20 wickets for the Bears and helped the side reach Finals Day three times in the past five years, winning the trophy in 2014. "I'm really excited to be taking over as captain," Patel said. The appointment means Patel will be skipper across all three formats of the game, as he already leads Warwickshire in first-class and 50-overs cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 3:04 pm

Nottinghamshire's former England seamer Harry Gurney has retired from County Championship cricket and will focus solely on limited-overs matches. The 32-year-old left-armer has agreed a new deal at Trent Bridge until 2020 for the T20 Blast and One-Day Cup. Gurney is set to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and won Australia's Big Bash this year with Melbourne Renegades. He was in the Notts side that did the T20 and One-Day Cup double in 2017

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/19 at 3:13 am

County ins & outs - signings, departures and rumours for 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45263823

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/19 at 7:49 am

Sussex and former England all-rounder Luke Wright has announced his retirement from red-ball cricket. Wright, who played 144 games in a 15-year first-class career, was not in the squad for their opening County Championship game of 2019. However, the 34-year-old will continue to captain the Sharks in the T20 Blast and also remains available for their One-Day Cup campaign. "The door has never been closed," coach Jason Gillespie told BBC Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/19 at 4:32 pm

Worcestershire have revealed that young cricketer Ben Twohig will miss the entire 2019 season with a knee injury which he suffered playing football. The 21-year-old left-arm spinner picked up an anterior cruciate ligament tear playing five-a-side at Sixways, home of rugby union side Worcester Warriors. Twohig is to undergo surgery next Tuesday (16 April).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/19 at 3:13 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day four):

Kent 504-9 dec & 124-2: Renshaw 48*, Crawley 45
Warwickshire 346 & 280: Ambrose 107, Brookes 84; Podmore 5-62

Kent (24 pts) beat Warwickshire (4 pts) by eight wickets

Five wickets for Harry Podmore set up victory for Kent in the final session of their game at Edgbaston. Podmore claimed 5-62 to record match figures of 8-123 as Warwickshire, following on, were dismissed for 280. Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose made 107 in a losing cause with Henry Brookes hitting 84 at number nine. Australia batsman Matt Renshaw (48 not out) then guided Kent to their victory target on 124-2 to secure a first County Championship win of the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/19 at 3:56 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day four):

Surrey 395 & 324-6 dec: Burns 98, Pope 69, Jacks 54; Harmer 5-88

Essex 448: Ten Doeschate 130, Lawrence 93; Morkel 3-97 & 0-0
Essex (13 pts) drew with Surrey (11 pts)

England opener Rory Burns fell two short of a century as county champions Surrey batted through the final day to draw with Essex at The Oval. Surrey resumed on 68-0, a lead of just 15, but never looked in trouble as they compiled 324-6 declared. Burns led the resistance with 98 and England hopeful Ollie Pope made 69 before both became two of five victims for off-spinner Simon Harmer (5-88). Jamie Porter faced one maiden over from Burns before the sides shook hands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/19 at 5:11 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day four):

Surrey 395 & 324-6 dec: Burns 98, Pope 69, Jacks 54; Harmer 5-88
Essex 448: Ten Doeschate 130, Lawrence 93; Morkel 3-97 & 0-0

Essex (13 pts) drew with Surrey (11 pts)

England opener Rory Burns fell two short of a century as county champions Surrey batted through the final day to draw with Essex at The Oval. Surrey resumed on 68-0, a lead of just 15, but never looked in trouble as they compiled 324-6 declared. Burns led the resistance with 98 and England hopeful Ollie Pope made 69 before both became two of five victims for off-spinner Simon Harmer (5-88). Jamie Porter faced one maiden over from Burns before the sides shook hands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 1:29 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day three):

Notts 263 & 126: Slater 34; Leach 6-36, Brooks 4-22
Somerset 403: Bartlett 133, Abell 101, Gregory 50; Broad 5-73

Somerset (24 pts) beat Notts (5 pts) by an innings and 14 runs

England spinner Jack Leach produced a brilliant spell of bowling as Somerset completed a three-day win over Notts by an innings and 14 runs at Trent Bridge. The left-armer took 6-36 and seamer Jack Brooks weighed in with 4-22 as the home side were all out for just 126. Ben Slater was Leach's first victim, stumped for 34, and that proved to be the hosts' highest score as Notts lost their last eight wickets for 60 runs. Somerset now have two wins out of two at the start of the new season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 3:57 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day four):

Yorkshire 554-7 dec: Ballance 148, Root 94, Leaning 77*; Dawson 3-184
Hampshire 302 & 208: Dawson 92, Barker 64; Patterson 4-47

Yorkshire (23 pts) beat Hampshire (4 pts) by an innings and 44 runs

Yorkshire earned their first County Championship win of the summer with an innings-and-44-run victory over Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 6:13 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground (day four):

Worcestershire 553-6 dec: Rutherford 123, Mitchell 114, Cox 100*
Leicestershire 302 & 233: Ackermann 69, Taylor 57, Azad 54; Morris 7-45

Worcestershire (24 pts) beat Leicestershire (4 pts) by an innings and 18 runs

Worcestershire paceman Charlie Morris took 7-45 as the Pears opened their Division Two campaign with an innings victory over Leicestershire. Resuming on 132-4, still 119 behind, the fourth day got off to the worst possible start for Leicestershire with the loss of three wickets for one run. Colin Ackermann (66) and Tom Taylor (57) then frustrated the visitors, narrowing the deficit to just 18. But Morris polished off the tail to dismiss the hosts for 233 before lunch. The 26-year-old, who had only twice previously taken five-wicket hauls, recorded his best figures in first-class cricket with his remodelled action. Daryl Mitchell, Hamish Rutherford and Ben Cox set the platform for Worcestershire's victory, all compiling centuries as they piled up 553-6 declared.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 6:22 am

Lancashire all-rounder Steven Croft has signed a new one-year deal, which will also see him coach at the club's youth academy this season. The 34-year-old, who came through Lancashire's academy and has played for the county since 2005, received a testimonial from the club last year. "I am extremely proud and excited to extend my stay at this great club," Croft said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 7:22 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (day four):

Derbyshire 291 & 388-3 dec: Madsen 204*, Hughes 109*
Gloucestershire 350: Roderick 98, Higgins 74, Bracey 65; Reece 3-60, van Beek 3-75

Gloucestershire (11 pts) drew with Derbyshire (9 pts)

Wayne Madsen and Alex Hughes both hit centuries as Derbyshire comfortably batted their way to a draw against Gloucestershire at Bristol. The hosts still harboured hopes of victory as Derbyshire began the final day on 97-2, a lead of just 38. But although Tom Lace (57) fell early on, an unbroken stand of 278 between Madsen and Hughes saw Derbyshire to 388-3 when the sides shook hands. Madsen finished unbeaten on 204, with Hughes on 109.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 9:23 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens (day four):

Glamorgan 570-8 dec: Root 126, Labuschagne 121, Carlson 111, Cooke 70* & 70-1
Northamptonshire 750: Vasconcelos 184, Keogh 150, Newton 105, Rossington 70, Cobb 60, Buck 53; Labuschagne 3-122

Glamorgan (11 pts) drew with Northants (11 pts)

Northants racked up the highest ever score against Glamorgan as they reached 750 all out in a marathon seven sessions at the crease. There was never any prospect of a positive result on a tedious final day on a featherbed pitch. Rob Keogh took his score to 150, while Josh Cobb (70) and tail-ender Nathan Buck (53) also weighed in. Glamorgan reached 70-1 in the farcical last hour of a frustrating game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 10:44 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day four):

Durham 224 & 189: Harte 74*; Wiese 5-43
Sussex 202 & 212-4: Van Zyl 101*, Evans 51, Wells 41; Salisbury 2-62

Sussex (20 pts) beat Durham (4 pts) by six wickets

Stiaan van Zyl completed his century as Sussex wrapped up a comfortable six-wicket win at Durham. The South Africa batsman, resuming on 66 not out, finished unbeaten on 101 as Sussex took just over an hour to finish off the formalities. A 112 stand between Van Zyl and Laurie Evans (51) looked set to lead Sussex to victory but the latter fell to Matthew Salisbury with just one run required. Ben Brown hit the single to send Durham to a second defeat in two games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 2:31 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day four):

Middlesex 265 & 200: Robson 63, Malan 51; Maxwell 5-40
Lancashire 427 & 39-3: Hameed 13*; Robson 2-4

Lancashire (22 pts) beat Middlesex (3 pts) by 7 wickets

Glenn Maxwell's five-wicket haul secured victory for Lancashire against a stubborn Middlesex side at Lord's. The Australian Ashes hopeful claimed five of Middlesex's final six second-innings wickets as the home side finally succumbed for 200. Opener Sam Robson led the Middlesex resistance with 63 before falling to England paceman James Anderson (3-29). Lancashire were set 39 to win, with Haseeb Hameed adding to his first-innings century by guiding them home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 8:12 am

Worcestershire fast bowler Charlie Morris says winning his battle to remodel his action has been a long, tough "mentally taxing" journey. The 26-year-old Hereford-born ex-Devon paceman looked on his way to stardom when he got more than 50 wickets in helping the Pears win promotion in 2014, a figure he matched in 2015. But he then ran into issues with his right-arm fast-medium bowling action. "It's not been easy to get through," he told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 8:13 am

Royal London One-Day Cup matches:

Durham v Northamptonshire
Glamorgan v Essex
Gloucestershire v Surrey
Kent v Hampshire
Lancashire v Worcestershire
Yorkshire v Leicestershire

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 11:32 am

Gloucestershire batsman Ian Cockbain has signed a one-year contract extension until the end of next season. The 32-year-old former captain joined the county in 2010 and has scored 2,382 first-class runs in total. Cockbain made 362 runs in the T20 Blast last year and hopes he can help his side win trophies. "We have a great squad and coaching staff and I hope that I can contribute to some silverware," he told the club's website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 11:34 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire 379-7 (50 overs): Ballance 156, Brook 103; Taylor 3-57
Leicestershire (29.3 overs): Cosgrove 42; Pillans 5-29

Yorkshire beat Leicestershire by 213 runs

Gary Ballance smashed six sixes and 15 fours in a brilliant 156 to anchor Yorkshire to a crushing 213-run win over Leicestershire at Headingley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 12:51 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Bristol County Ground

Gloucestershire 235 all out (47.5 overs): Dent 75, Roderick 74; Clarke 4-43
Surrey 88 all out (24 overs): Roy 19; Smith 3-7, Liddle 3-17

Gloucestershire beat Surrey by 147 runs

Gloucestershire skittled Surrey for 88 to win their opening One-Day Cup game of 2019 by 147 runs at Bristol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 1:46 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Durham 342-5 (50 overs): Bancroft 151*, Richardson 102, S Steel 68; Holder 2-72
Northamptonshire 270 all out (43.5 overs): Holder 86, Wakely 66; Potts 4-62

Durham beat Northamptonshire by 72 runs

Durham captain Cameron Bancroft scored an unbeaten 151 on his List A debut for the club as they beat Northamptonshire by 72 runs in the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 2:03 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Worcestershire 367 all out (49.1 overs): Rutherford 108, Mitchell 101, Wessels 72; Parkinson 5-51
Lancashire 242 all out (40.4 overs): Jennings 54

Worcestershire beat Lancashire by 125 runs

Hamish Rutherford and Daryl Mitchell both hit centuries as last year's semi-finalists Worcestershire began the 2019 One-Day Cup by beating Lancashire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 2:49 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Essex 326-7 (50 overs): Chopra 111, Westley 69, Lawrence 56
Glamorgan 146 all out (31 overs): Bopara 3-26

Essex beat Glamorgan by 180 runs

Varun Chopra spearheaded Essex's opening 180-run win over Glamorgan in the One-Day Cup as he continued his fine form in the fixture.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 3:20 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury

Hampshire 310-9 (50 overs): Northeast 105*, Vince 56, Rossouw 55; Milnes 5-79
Kent 220 (40 overs): Crawley 49, Podmore 40

Hampshire won by 90 runs

Former Kent captain Sam Northeast hit an unbeaten century to help Hampshire to a 90-run One-Day Cup victory. In a repeat of last year's Lord's final, won by Hampshire by 61 runs, the visitors won even more comfortably in Canterbury after posting 310-9.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 10:48 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Kia Oval, Kennington, London

Middlesex 277 (49.2 overs): Taylor 64, Roland-Jones 45; Batty 4-29
Surrey 240 (48 overs): Foakes 71, Burns 49; Sowter 4-37, Helm 4-40

Middlesex (2 pts) beat Surrey by 37 runs

Middlesex picked up a third win in four One-Day Cup games as they defeated Surrey by 37 runs in the London derby. New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor led the way on his Middlesex debut with 64 off 78 balls in their total of 277. Surrey lacked partnerships in reply despite 71 and 49 respectively from England pair Ben Foakes and Rory Burns. Nathan Sowter (4-37) and Tom Helm (4-40) made breakthroughs at regular stages as the hosts were bowled out for 240 for their third defeat in four. Middlesex climb to third in the South Group after bouncing back from defeat by Hampshire on Tuesday, while Surrey's chances of reaching the knockout stages look slim in seventh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 11:36 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Sophia Gardens Cardiff

Glamorgan 68-2 (15 overs): Cooke 29, Labuschagne 27*
Kent: Did not bat

Glamorgan 1 pt, Kent 1 pt - No result

A shoulder injury to Kent's England batsman Sam Billings overshadowed their rained-off One-Day Cup match against Glamorgan in Cardiff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 12:56 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Ageas Bowl

Hampshire 301-9 (50 overs): Markram 88, Rossouw 66, Dawson 43; Helm 5-71
Middlesex 182 (35.4 overs): Morgan 41, Simpson 36; Abbott 3-36, Markram 3-37

Hampshire (2 pts) beat Middlesex by 119 runs

Aiden Markram hit 88 off 90 balls for Hampshire and then took 3-39 with the ball as they comfortably beat Middlesex by 119 runs in the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 2:29 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Fischer County Ground

Leicestershire 312-8 (50 overs): Ackermann 119; Hughes 2-55, Reece 2-59
Derbyshire 266-3 (39 overs): Godleman 106, du Plooy 73 not out, Madsen 60; Ackermann 1-42

Derbyshire (2pts) beat Leicestershire by seven wickets (DLS method)

Billy Godleman achieved back-to-back One-Day Cup hundreds as Derbyshire beat Leicestershire by seven wickets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 5:27 pm

England's Alex Hales has been suspended following an "off-field incident", a spokesman for the batsman has said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 3:53 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Lord's, London

Sussex 298 (48 overs): Wright 166, Brown 55; Sowter 4-48
Middlesex 176 (33.3 overs): Eskinazi 42, Hamza 3-4

Sussex (2pts) won by 122 runs

Luke Wright made the highest limited-overs score of his career as Sussex thrashed Middlesex by 122 runs in their One-Day Cup game at Lord's. The opener hit 166 off 142 balls, with nine sixes and 10 fours, and shared a partnership of 174 with Ben Brown (55). Wright's dismissal led to their last five wickets going down for 21 as spinner Nathan Sowter took 4-48. The visitors were all out for 298, but Mir Hamza claimed 3-43 as Middlesex mustered only 176 in reply.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 5:42 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Emerald Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire 308-2 (40 overs): Kohler-Cadmore 79, Lyth 78, Willey 72*, Brook 59*
Derbyshire 224-3 (22 overs): Godleman 107*, du Plooy 75; Lyth 2-27

Match tied (DLS method)

Skipper Billy Godleman hit his third One-Day Cup hundred in six days as Derbyshire's game with Yorkshire ended in a tie. Godleman made an unbeaten 107 off 62 balls as they chased a revised target of 225 from 22 overs at Headingley. But needing two runs for victory from the final ball, they could only run a bye and their run-chase ended on 224-3. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (79), Adam Lyth (78) and David Willey (72 not out) earlier led the home side to 308-2 before rain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 6:23 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Warwickshire 244-8 (50 overs): Ambrose 62, Hain 50, Woakes 50; Carse 3-52
Durham 211-3 (33.4 overs): Lees 78*, Clark 66, Harte 51*

Durham (2 pts) won by seven wickets (DLS method)

Alex Lees, Graham Clark and Gareth Harte hit half-centuries as Durham won a third One-Day Cup group game in four at the expense of winless Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 8:02 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Nottinghamshire 433-7 (50 overs): Duckett 86, Mullaney 81; Griffiths 3-92
Leicestershire 259 (33.2 overs): Dearden 74, Cosgrove 59; Fletcher 3-53

Notts (2 pts) won by 87 runs (DLS method)

Nottinghamshire made the highest total so far in this season's One-Day Cup as they beat Leicestershire by 87 runs to continue their 100% winning start. All of their top six batsmen registered half-centuries in a total of 433-7, and Ben Duckett top-scored with 86. Leicestershire were 152-2 in the 22nd over when a rain delay left them a revised target of 347 from 37 overs. That task proved beyond them and they were bowled out for 259, with seamer Luke Fletcher taking 3-53. Notts have won all four of their group matches, while Leicestershire's defeat was their fourth in five games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 9:14 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, The County Ground, Northampton

Worcestershire 254-9 (50 overs): Rutherford 126; Sanderson 2-23, Cobb 2-38
Northamptonshire 234 (48.4 overs): Wakely 46, Cobb 44; Mitchell 2-40, Barnard 2-49

Worcestershire (2 pts) won by 20 runs

Hamish Rutherford made another hundred to help Worcestershire to a third One-Day Cup win in four games as they beat Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 11:16 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Ageas Bowl

Hampshire 331-8 (50 overs): Vince 190, Dawson 73; Liddle 4-66
Gloucestershire 246 (43.5 overs): Higgins 45, Bracey 40; Crane 3-64

Hampshire (2 pts) beat Glos by 71 runs (DLS method)

James Vince struck 190 - Hampshire's highest-ever List A score - as the One-Day Cup holders beat Gloucestershire by 71 runs to continue their 100% start.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 12:06 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Somerset 353-5 (39 overs): Trego 141, Azhar 110; Siddle 4-60
Essex 154-6 (17 overs): Lawrence 51; Groenewald 3-32, C Overton 1-9

Somerset beat Essex by 36 runs (DLS method)

Centuries from Peter Trego and Azhar Ali helped Somerset beat Essex by 36 runs on a wet night in the One-Day Cup. The pair hit 141 and 110 respectively to help the hosts post 353-5 from 39 overs, before wet weather frequently interrupted Essex's reply. Despite Dan Lawrence's 51 from 33 balls for the visitors, they were always well adrift of their adjusted targets, under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. The victory was Somerset's fourth from four cup matches so far this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 1:55 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Yorkshire 213 (42.2 overs): Lyth 63; Ball 3-32
Nottinghamshire 214-6 (34.3 overs): Mullaney 54*, Pillans 3-57

Notts win by four wickets

Captain Steven Mullaney made an unbeaten 54 to guide Nottinghamshire to a four-wicket One-Day Cup victory over Yorkshire at a sold-out Trent Bridge. Chasing a modest 214, Mullaney's 58-ball innings steered his side home with more than 15 overs remaining. Notts' fifth straight victory leaves them in control of the North Group, just one win away from confirming their place in the knockout stage. Adam Lyth made 63 for Yorkshire but they collapsed to 213 all out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 2:26 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Leicestershire 80 (37 overs): Mahmood 5-14, Hurt 2-24, Anderson 1-27
Lancashire 83-1 (19 overs): Croft 37*, Hameed 29*

Lancashire win by nine wickets

Lancashire cruised to a third straight One-Day Cup win as they hammered Leicestershire by nine wickets. Saqib Mahmood took 5-14, well backed by fellow pacemen Liam Hurt and England's Jimmy Anderson, as the Foxes were bowled out in 37 overs for just 80. The Red Rose then knocked off the runs for the loss of only England opener Keaton Jennings for 10. In-form Steven Croft, on 37, and Haseem Hameed, on 29, were unparted as Lancs reached 83-1 in 19 overs. The Foxes' lowest List A total in 19 years was the seventh-lowest in the county's 56-year one-day history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 2:47 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Somerset 242-9 (50 overs): Gregory 52, Azhar 43; Howell 3-45
Gloucestershire 246-6 (49.2 overs): van Buuren 61, Hammond 48; Gregory 2-38

Gloucestershire win by four wickets

Ryan Higgins brought Gloucestershire home in the One-Day Cup derby with an unbeaten 30 in 16 balls as Somerset were beaten by four wickets at Bristol. With 18 needed from 12 balls, Higgins struck Tim Groenewald for a six over square leg and four wide of long-off before striking the winning boundary. Graeme van Buuren's 61 led the chase while Jack Taylor made an important 43. Lewis Gregory struck 52 to give Somerset a score of 242-9 to defend but they slipped to their first defeat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 3:15 pm

Australian batsman Jake Lehmann will join Lancashire as overseas replacement for countryman Glenn Maxwell. The 26-year-old son of former Australia Test player and head coach Darren, will be available from the club's last two One-Day Cup group matches. Maxwell will return to Australia after playing against Durham on Tuesday to join up with the World Cup squad. "I'm hugely excited to have been given the opportunity to join a massive club like Lancashire," Lehmann said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 4:22 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester

Warwickshire 315-5 (50 overs): Hain 161*
Worcestershire 281 (47.2 overs): Parnell 76, Fell 53; Patel 4-37

Warwickshire (2 pts) won by 34 runs

Sam Hain's brilliant unbeaten 161 set up a tense 34-run One-Day Cup derby victory for Warwickshire over rivals Worcestershire at New Road. Hain's knock, the Bears' second-highest List A score behind the great Alvin Kallicharran's 206 against Oxfordshire in 1984, took his side to 315-5. The 23-year-old hit 10 fours and six sixes to steer the visitors from 62-3. Bears captain Jeetan Patel then took 4-37 as Worcestershire, despite rallying from 145-7, were bowled out for 281.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 5:22 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Derbyshire 255-8 (50 overs): Critchley 49*; Raine 2-40
Durham 260-7 (46.4 overs): Richardson 72*, Lees 55

Durham win by three wickets

Durham made it four wins out of five in the One-Day Cup group stage with a three-wicket win over Derbyshire. Derbyshire battled to 255-8 thanks to decent contributions by Matt Critchley (49 not out) and Tom Lace (48). Sam Conners removed Durham opener Graham Clark second ball, but number three Alex Lees' 55 steadied things. Michael Richardson then hit five sixes in an unbeaten 72 off 71 deliveries to take Durham to 260-7 and victory with 20 balls to spare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 6:39 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Bristol County Ground

Somerset 242-9 (50 overs): Gregory 52, Azhar 43; Howell 3-45
Gloucestershire 246-6 (49.2 overs): van Buuren 61, Hammond 48; Gregory 2-38

Gloucestershire (2 pts) won by four wickets

Ryan Higgins brought Gloucestershire home in the One-Day Cup derby with an unbeaten 30 in 16 balls as Somerset were beaten by four wickets at Bristol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/19 at 3:47 am

Royal London One-Day Cup: Glamorgan v Surrey

Glamorgan 323-7 (50 overs): Root 113*, de Lange 58*; Morkel 3-47
Surrey 259 (46.4 overs): J Clark 79, Meaker 50; de Lange 4-63, Wagg 3-46

Glamorgan win by 64 runs

Billy Root and Marchant de Lange starred for Glamorgan as they beat Surrey by 64 runs to record their first One-Day Cup win of 2019.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/19 at 5:08 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford

Essex 341-6 (50 overs): Bopara 89, Ten Doeschate 89; Dawson 2-39
Hampshire 230 (40.5 overs): Rossouw 93, Vince 47; Coles 4-48, Bopara 3-39

Essex win by 111 runs

Ravi Bopara starred with bat and ball as Essex consigned holders Hampshire to a first One-Day Cup loss of the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/19 at 5:49 am

Alex Hales has been withdrawn from England's preliminary World Cup squad to ensure the team is "free from any distractions", the England & Wales Cricket Board has said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/19 at 1:59 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Cloudfm County Ground

Essex 283-7 (50 overs): Westley 61, Lawrence 54; Wiese 3-54
Sussex 287-9 (49.5 overs): Beer 75, Evans 68; Coles 3-72

Sussex (2 pts) beat Essex by one wicket

Sussex recovered from 94-6 to successfully chase 284 and pull off a stunning one-wicket win against Essex in the One-Day Cup at Chelmsford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/19 at 2:29 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Bristol County Ground

Glamorgan 331-7 (50 overs): Cooke 161, Root 98; Howell 3-83
Gloucestershire 257 (48.3 overs): J Taylor 75: De Lange 3-41

Glamorgan (2pts) beat Gloucestershire by 74 runs

Glamorgan captain Chris Cooke hit a career-best 161 as his side beat Gloucestershire by 74 runs in the One-Day Cup.

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Royal London One-Day Cup, Roseworth Terrace, Gosforth

Durham 229 (48.2 overs): Lees 115, Raine 29; Maxwell 3-42, Onions 2-39
Lancashire 230-7 (49.2 overs): Croft 99, Jones 33*; Raine 2-34

Lancashire (2 pts) won by three wickets

Steven Croft made 99 as Lancashire beat Durham by three wickets to claim their fourth successive One-Day Cup win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/19 at 3:43 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Pattonair County Ground

Warwickshire 288-7 (50 overs): Thomson 68*, Mellor 58; Van Beek 3-69
Derbyshire 289-5 (46.3 overs): Madsen 119*, Hughes 69; Thomson 3-57

Derbyshire win by 5 wickets

Derbyshire kept their One-Day Cup qualification hopes alive with their third North Group victory, while eliminating Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/19 at 5:04 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Kia Oval

Hampshire 307 (49.2 overs): Dawson 108, Markram 88; Meaker 3-58, McKerr 3-59
Surrey 254 (46.2 overs): Stoneman 70; Abbott 3-58, Dawson 2-39

Hampshire (2 pts) beat Surrey by 53 runs

One-Day Cup holders Hampshire recovered from defeat at Essex to beat Surrey by 53 runs and record their fifth victory of the group stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/19 at 1:17 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester

Nottinghamshire 121 (32 overs): Nash 51; Parnell 5-24, Morris 2-17
Worcestershire 124-5 (25.1 overs): Fell 48*; Wood 2-36

Worcestershire (2 pts) won by five wickets

Worcestershire climbed to second in North Group as leaders Nottinghamshire suffered their first One-Day Cup loss.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/19 at 3:00 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, Radlett

Middlesex 364-6 (50 overs): Robson 106, Gubbins 90
Somerset 246 (43.4 overs): Azhar 46; Sowter 3-50

Middlesex win by 118 runs

Middlesex put themselves in the mix to reach the One-Day Cup knockout stages with a 118-run win against Somerset.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/19 at 3:43 pm

Marylebone Cricket Club members have voted unanimously in favour of the £52m project to redevelop the Compton and Edrich stands at Lord's. The new stands will increase seating by around 2,600, raising the overall capacity at the ground to 31,000. Work will commence on 27 August, shortly after England's Ashes Test with Australia. Seating in the new stands will be available in 2020, with a formal opening set for the following summer. Westminster City Council granted conditional planning permission to replace the existing stands early this year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/19 at 3:59 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, County Ground, Northampton

Northamptonshire 351 (49.3 overs): Vasconcelos 112, Cobb 58; Pillans 3-65
Yorkshire 175-5 (24.4 overs): Kohler-Cadmore 67, Brook 47; Holland 2-38

Yorkshire (2 pts) beat Northants by five wickets (DLS method)

Yorkshire beat Northamptonshire in a dramatic finish to a rain-affected game in the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 4:16 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Emerald Headingley, Leeds

Durham 182-2 (34.2 overs): S Steel 68, Lees 51*; Bresnan 2-36
Yorkshire: Did not bat

Match abandoned because of rain (1pt each)

Durham were denied the chance to reach the knockout stages of the One-Day Cup as rain forced their final group game against Yorkshire to be abandoned.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 5:19 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, The County Ground

Northamptonshire 325-7 (50 overs): Vasconcelos 74, Keogh 71, Cobb 63, Wakely 53
Nottinghamshire 328-9 (49.3 overs): Patel 136*, Moores 69; Buck 3-60, Sanderson 3-66

Nottinghamshire (2 pts) beat Northants by one wicket

Samit Patel hit a brilliant unbeaten 136 off 124 balls as Nottinghamshire beat Northamptonshire by one wicket to secure a home One-Day Cup semi-final.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 6:11 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Fischer County Ground

Leicestershire 340 (49.3 overs): Taylor 98*, Ackermann 74, Dearden 69; Hannon-Dalby 3-81
Warwickshire 304 (47.1 overs): Yates 66, Pollock 57; Taylor 3-58, Klein 3-66

Leicestershire (2pts) beat Warwickshire by 36 runs

Tom Taylor ran out of partners on 98 not out as Leicestershire ended their One-Day Cup campaign with a 36-run home victory over Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 6:54 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Pattonair County Ground

Derbyshire 351-9 (50 overs): Reece 128, Madsen 113; Parnell 2-75
Worcestershire 353-6 (48.2 overs): Wessels 130, Ferguson 103; Critchley 3-73

Worcestershire (2 pts) beat Derbyshire by four wickets

Worcestershire pulled off a record run-chase at Derby to win by four wickets, but must get through a home play-off to reach the One-Day Cup semi-finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 11:17 am

Kent have signed South Africa all-rounder Wiaan Mulder for seven County Championship matches, subject to regulatory approval. The 21-year-old, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in February, will begin his spell against Surrey on 20 May. Mulder will remain at the St Lawrence Ground until after the game at Hampshire, which commences on 13 July. The right-armer has also played 10 one-day internationals for the Proteas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 12:06 pm

Professional Cricketers' Association chief executive David Leatherdale is to step down from the role this year. The former Worcestershire all-rounder, 51, will leave after more than three years in the position as soon as someone to replace him is found. The PCA looks after the welfare of past and present first-class cricketers in England and Wales. Leatherdale spent all his career at New Road, scoring more than 10,000 first-class runs, before retiring in 2005.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 12:51 pm

Alex Hales can come back "stronger and better than ever" after his removal from England's World Cup squad, says national team coach Trevor Bayliss

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 3:10 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury

Middlesex 380-5 (50 overs): Holden 166, Taylor 94, Gubbins 49
Kent 347 (48.5 overs): Crawley 120, Renshaw 49, Blake 43; Harris 4-65

Middlesex (2 pts) beat Kent by 33 runs

Max Holden registered a new Middlesex record List A score of 166 at Canterbury to help his side beat Kent, clinch second place in South Group and earn a One-Day Cup home semi-final.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 4:04 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Cloudfm County Ground

Essex 293 (49.5 overs): Chopra 156; Higgins 2-55
Gloucestershire 294-6 (48.5 overs): Bracey 113 not out, Dent 89; Beard 3-51

Gloucestershire (2 pts) beat Essex by four wickets

Gloucestershire missed out on the One-Day Cup knockout stages despite beating Essex in their final South Group game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 4:21 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Surrey 289-9 (50 overs): Elgar 64, Foakes 46, Patel 41*, Smith 40; J Overton 4-64
Somerset 292-5 (45.4 overs): Hildreth 95, Bartlett 57*, Banton 53,

Somerset (2 pts) beat Surrey by five wickets

Somerset comfortably beat hapless Surrey by five wickets as they secured third place in South Group and a One-Day Cup play-off quarter-final with Worcestershire at New Road on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/19 at 1:21 am

Tri-Nations Series, Malahide

Ireland 327-5 (50 overs): Balbirnie 135, Stirling 77; Gabriel 2-47
West Indies 331-5 (47.5 overs): Ambris 148, Chase 46; Rankin 3-65

West Indies win by five wickets

A maiden century from Sunil Ambris helped West Indies to their highest successful ODI run chase as they made 331-5 to beat Ireland by five wickets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/19 at 4:57 am

Second one-day international, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

England 373-3 (50 overs): Buttler 110*, Roy 87, Morgan 71*
Pakistan 361-7 (50 overs): Fakhar 138, Willey 2-57, Plunkett 2-64

England won by 12 runs

England clung on to win an action-packed second one-day international against Pakistan by 12 runs in Southampton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/19 at 5:43 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Blackfinch New Road

Somerset 337-8 (50 overs): Banton 112, Hildreth 38, Trego 37; Parnell 3-50
Worcestershire 190 (38 overs): Mitchell 34, Whiteley 33; Azhar Ali 5-27

Somerset beat Worcestershire by 147 runs

Somerset crushed Worcestershire by 147 runs at New Road as they booked a One-Day Cup semi-final on Sunday against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/19 at 6:54 am

Royal London One-Day Cup, Lord's, London

Lancashire 304-4 (50 overs): Jennings 96, Vilas 70*, Croft 68; Helm 2-51
Middlesex 284 (48.5 overs): Harris 117, Simpson 74; Mahmood 4-38

Lancashire beat Middlesex by 20 runs

Lancashire beat Middlesex by 20 runs at Lord's to set up a One-Day Cup semi-final against holders Hampshire in Southampton on Sunday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 4:16 am

Pace bowler Kane Richardson has withdrawn from his upcoming stint with Derbyshire after being added to Australia's World Cup squad. Richardson was due to join the county for the entire T20 Blast campaign, which starts in July. However, Jhye Richardson's shoulder injury has resulted in an international call-up for the 28-year-old. And the club said he "requested to be released from his contract in order to manage his workload this summer". Derbyshire head of cricket David Houghton said: "We're disappointed to lose Kane but we're progressing nicely in finding a new overseas bowler. "There are several players available to us, but we won't jump at the first option." He added: "We've got a talented squad here and we need a player who can complement our side."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 5:35 am

Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Somerset 337 (50 overs): Trego 73, Azhar 72; Ball 4-62
Nottinghamshire 222 (38.2 overs): Slater 58, Hales 54; Van der Merwe 3-29

Somerset beat Notts by 115 runs

Somerset thrashed Nottinghamshire by 115 runs at Trent Bridge to reach the final of the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 6:24 am

Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Lancashire 241 (47.4 overs): Jennings 63, Lehmann 62; Berg 5-26, Crane 3-42
Hampshire 245-6 (49 overs): Rossouw 85, Vince 79; Mahmood 3-46

Hampshire beat Lancashire by four wickets

England World Cup hopeful James Vince scored 79 as holders Hampshire beat Lancashire by four wickets to book a One-Day Cup final with Somerset.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 12:22 pm

Middlesex are set to give a debut to batsman Tom Lace after recalling him from a loan spell at Derbyshire. The 20-year-old scored three half-centuries in two County Championship games for Derbyshire this season. He is expected to play in Middlesex's four-day match against Leicestershire at Lord's, which starts on Tuesday. Middlesex are without three top-order batsmen, with captain Dawid Malan injured and Eoin Morgan and Paul Stirling away on international duty.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 1:18 pm

Somerset's Jamie Overton has joined Northamptonshire on loan until 13 June, with Notts seamer Luke Wood returning for a similar loan spell. Fast bowler Overton, 25, has played four times for Somerset this season and is still eligible for their One-Day Cup final on 25 May. Wood, 23, was at the County Ground for the start of the Championship season and played against Middlesex. He has taken 79 first-class wickets and returns for a four-game spell. "The idea of having Jamie available to us is really exciting, he's a Lions bowler who's gone through the ranks very quickly," Northants boss David Ripley told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 3:27 pm

Gloucestershire paceman Dan Worrall will not play again this season because of a back injury. The 27-year-old Australian made just two appearances after rejoining the county as an overseas signing for 2019. Worrall overcame a hamstring problem over the winter, but left the field during Gloucestershire's One-Day Cup tie against Middlesex in April. After several medical investigations, a stress fracture in Worrall's back was eventually diagnosed. Gloucestershire have confirmed they will be seeking an overseas bowler to replace him.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/19 at 2:20 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day one of four)

Middlesex 325-8: Gubbins 75, Scott 52*, Lace 51; Mohammad Abbas 4-57
Leicestershire: Yet to bat

Middlesex 3 pts, Leicestershire 2 pts


George Scott scored his maiden first-class half-century as Middlesex frustrated Leicestershire on day one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/19 at 2:59 pm

South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir will be Surrey's second overseas player in this summer's T20 Blast competition. The 40-year-old will join Surrey in time for their opening game against Essex on 19 July, with Australia's Aaron Finch already in the squad. He has taken more than 300 wickets in T20 cricket and played for Chennai in Sunday's Indian Premier League final. "Surrey are a massive club and it will be great if I can contribute to helping them win another trophy," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/19 at 3:26 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day one of four)

Surrey 330-6: Burns 107, Elgar 103, Stoneman 50; Gregory 3-44
Somerset: Yet to bat

Surrey 3 pts, Somerset 2 pts

Centuries from Rory Burns and Dean Elgar put Surrey in control on day one at Taunton before Somerset hit back with wickets after tea. Mark Stoneman (50) helped Surrey make a good start before Burns (107) and Elgar (103) piled on the runs, adding 166. Lewis Gregory (3-44) led the fightback with the ball, trapping Elgar lbw, as the visitors went from 265-2 to 295-6. Ryan Patel and Rikki Clarke helped Surrey regain their composure as the defending champions closed on 330-6.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 12:27 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day one of four)

Hampshire 291-6: Alsop 131*, Donald 75; Hannon-Dalby 4-58
Warwickshire: Yet to bat

Warwickshire 2 pts, Hampshire 2 pts

Tom Alsop's second first-class hundred helped Hampshire end day one on 291-6 against Warwickshire at Edgbaston. While many of his team-mates struggled to build a meaningful innings, the left-hander patiently made his way to a century off 203 balls and was on a career-best 131 not out at the close.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 1:02 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury (day one of four)

Yorkshire 210: Brook 29, Tattersall 29; Milnes 3-63
Kent 130-4: Crawley 73*; Bresnan 2-19

Kent (3 pts) trail Yorkshire (2 pts) by 81 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Kent batsman Zak Crawley's unbeaten 73 steadied his side after an exciting first day against Yorkshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 1:24 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford (day one of four)

Nottinghamshire 187: Clarke 48, Slater 45; Porter 4-75
Essex 68-0: Browne 34*, Cook 29*

Essex (3 pts) trail Nottinghamshire (0 pts) by 119 runs

Pace bowler Jamie Porter claimed 4-75 as Essex dominated the opening day's play in their Championship game against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 4:50 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road, Woecester (day one of four)

Durham 273: Burnham 76, Bancroft 70; Morris 6-53, Leach 3-59
Worcestershire 1-1: Rushworth 1-0

Worcs (3 pts) trail Durham (2 pts) by 272 runs

Worcestershire captain Joe Leach marked his return to Championship cricket with three wickets against Durham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 5:46 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (day one of four)

Northants 230: Wood 66, Procter 48; Gleeson 5-63, Onions 4-45
Lancashire 29-1

Lancashire (3 pts) trail Northants (1 pt) by 201 runs

Lancashire pace bowler Richard Gleeson excelled against former side Northants on the first day of their Division Two match at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 7:05 am

England captain Eoin Morgan has been suspended for the next one-day international and fined 40% of his match fee for a slow over-rate during the six-wicket win against Pakistan on Tuesday. It is Morgan's second such offence within 12 months after England were guilty of a slow-over rate against the West Indies in February. Morgan will miss Friday's fourth ODI against Pakistan at Trent Bridge. England lead the five-match series 2-0. "England were ruled to be two overs short after time allowances were taken into consideration," the International Cricket Council said in a statement. They took almost four hours to bowl their 50 overs in Bristol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 8:51 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Spytty Park, Newport (day one of  four)

Gloucestershire 360-6 (96 overs): Bracey 152, Roderick 88; De Lange 3-76
Glamorgan: Yet to bat

Glamorgan 2 pts, Gloucestershire 4 pts

James Bracey led the way with a mature knock of 152 as Gloucestershire moved into a strong position at 362-6 against Glamorgan in Newport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 1:17 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day two of four)

Hampshire 291-6: Alsop 131*, Donald 75; Hannon-Dalby 4-58
Warwickshire: Yet to bat

Warwickshire 2 pts, Hampshire 2 pts

Tom Alsop's second first-class hundred helped Hampshire end day one on 291-6 against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 2:11 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day two of four)

Surrey 380: Burns 107, Elgar 103; Gregory 3-52, Leach 3-85
Somerset 243-5: Hildreth 90, Azhar 60, Davies 54*

Somerset (3 pts) trail Surrey (5 pts) by 137 runs

Surrey removed Somerset's James Hildreth for 90 late on day two to boost their hopes of a first-innings lead in a close contest at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 3:24 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury (day two of four)

Yorkshire 210 & 166-3: Ballance 57*
Kent 296: Robinson 103, Crawley 81; Coad 3-66

Yorkshire (4 pts) lead Kent (5 pts) by 80 runs

Kent's Ollie Robinson scored a second century in two County Championship games but Yorkshire fought back on day two to leave the match finely poised.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 3:43 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day two)

Nottinghamshire 187 & 90-6: Duckett 37, Slater 31; Harmer 4-32
Essex 241: Browne 67, Harmer 43, Siddle 40*; Fletcher 5-50

Nottinghamshire (3 pts) lead Essex (4 pts) by 36 runs

Notts suffered a dramatic collapse after Luke Fletcher's 5-50 put them back in the game against Essex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 4:04 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day twoof four)

Durham 273: Burnham 76, Bancroft 70; Morris 6-53, Leach 3-59
Worcestershire 321-6: Wessels 118, Whiteley 62*, Dell 61

Worcestershire (6 pts) lead Durham (5 pts) by 48 runs

Riki Wessels made his second century at New Road in little over a week to help Worcestershire build a first-innings lead against Durham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 4:25 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day two of four)

Northants 230: Wood 66; Gleeson 5-63, Onions 4-45
Lancashire 276-6: Jennings 97, Jones 67; Wood 3-44

Lancashire (5 pts) lead Northants (3 pts) by 46 runs

Keaton Jennings made 97 for Lancashire against Northants, but the England Test opener's dismissal sparked a second-day collapse by the hosts at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 4:56 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Spytty Park, Newport (day two of two)

Gloucestershire 463: Bracey 152, Higgins 103, Roderick 88; De Lange 4-116
Glamorgan 241-8: Hemphrey 60; Drissell 3-80

Glamorgan (3 pts) trail Gloucestershire (7 pts) by 222 runs

Glamorgan captain Chris Cooke was carried off with an ankle injury as Gloucestershire took control on day two in Newport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/19 at 5:13 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's, London (day two of four)

Middlesex 349: Gubbins 75, Scott 55, Lace 51; Mohammad Abbas 4-72
Leicestershire 257-9: Ackermann 63, Dearden 61; Rayner 4-58

Leicestershire (5 pts) trail Middlesex (6 pts) by 92 runs

Middlesex gained the upper hand on day two against Leicestershire at Lord's, despite a century stand between Colin Ackermann and Harry Dearden.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/19 at 11:40 am

Played yesterday:

One-day international tri-series, Clontarf

Ireland 292-8 (50 overs): Stirling 130, Porterfied 94; Jayed 5-58
Bangladesh 294-4 (43 overs): Das 76, Tamim 57; Rankin 2-48

Bangladesh win by six wickets

A five-wicket haul from Abu Jayed helped Bangladesh to a comfortable six-wicket win in the Tri-Nations ODI against Ireland at Clontarf.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/19 at 11:44 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day three of four)

Nottinghamshire 187 & 158: Duckett 37, Nash 32; Harmer 6-60, Porter 3-41
Essex 241 & 105-2: Westley 49, Cook 40*

Essex (20 pts) beat Nottinghamshire (3 pts) by eight wickets

Simon Harmer completed a six-wicket haul to help Essex wrap up an emphatic eight-wicket win with more than a day to spare against Nottinghamshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/19 at 12:47 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Spytty Park (day three of four)

Gloucestershire 463: Bracey 152, Higgins 103, Roderick 88; De Lange 4-116
Glamorgan 250 & 359-1: Selman 148*, Labuschagne 128*, Hemphrey 58

Glamorgan (4 pts) lead Gloucestershire (8 pts) by 146 runs

Nick Selman and Marnus Labuschagne hit contrasting centuries as Glamorgan fought back hard after being forced to follow on by Gloucestershire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/19 at 1:54 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury (day three of four)

Yorkshire 210 & 469: Ballance 159, Leaning 69; Claydon 3-83
Kent 296 & 34-3: Coad 2-17

Kent (5 pts) require 350 runs to beat Yorkshire (4 pts)

Gary Ballance made 159 as Yorkshire closed in on victory over Kent after a dominant third day at Canterbury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/19 at 2:42 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day three of four)

Hampshire 354: Alsop 150, Donald 75 & 302-5 dec: Rossouw 76, Soames 62, Northeast 55*, Weatherley 46
Warwickshire 233: Sibley 109*; Abbott 4-50 & 42-2

Warwickshire (3 pts) need a further 382 runs to beat Hampshire (7 pts)

Warwickshire vice-captain Dom Sibley completed a century for the sixth successive first-class match but the Bears still ended day three at Edgbaston facing defeat by Hampshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/19 at 3:32 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day three of four)

Surrey 380 & 152-5: Burns 78; Leach 2-44, Gregory 2-46
Somerset 398: Gregory 129*, Hildreth 90, Azhar 60; Clarke 3-74

Surrey (7 pts) lead Somerset (6 pts) by 134 runs

Lewis Gregory's century helped Somerset wrestle their way back into the contest on day three against Surrey to set up an intriguing final day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/19 at 3:55 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day three of four)

Durham 273: Morris 6-53, Leach 3-59 & 197: Trevaskis 47, Tongue 5-37, Leach 3-49
Worcestershire 390: Wessels 118, Whiteley 72, Dell 61; Salisbury 4-67

Worcestershire (7 pts) need 81 runs to beat Durham (5 pts)

Worcestershire need only 81 runs on the final day at New Road to beat Durham and claim a second straight County Championship Division Two win of 2019.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 1:05 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day three of four)

Durham 273: Morris 6-53, Leach 3-59 & 197: Trevaskis 47, Tongue 5-37, Leach 3-49
Worcestershire 390: Wessels 118, Whiteley 72, Dell 61; Salisbury 4-67

Worcestershire (7 pts) need 81 runs to beat Durham (5 pts)

Worcestershire need only 81 runs on the final day at New Road to beat Durham and claim a second straight County Championship Division Two win of 2019.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 1:40 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (day three of four)

Northants 230 & 200: Keogh 42; Gleeson 5-50
Lancashire 415: Jennings 97, Vilas 97, Jones 67; Wood 5-72

Lancashire (5 pts) require 16 runs to beat Northants (3 pts)

Northants avoided an innings defeat at Lancashire but the hosts need just 16 runs on day four to secure victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 3:19 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's, London (day three of four)

Middlesex 349 & 223: Simpson 59*, Helm 46; Wright 3-51
Leicestershire 268 & 38-0: Horton 28*, Javid 6*

Leicestershire (5 pts) require a further 267 runs to beat Middlesex (6 pts)

Leicestershire face a final-day run chase to beat Middlesex at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 8:25 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day four)

Durham 273: Morris 6-53 & 197: Trevaskis 47; Tongue 5-37
Worcestershire 390: Wessels 118 & 84-5: Rushworth 5-28

Worcestershire (23 pts) beat Durham (4 pts) by five wickets

Worcestershire were given a scare by Chris Rushworth's five-wicket burst before beating Durham by five wickets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 9:00 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (final day)

Northants 230 & 200: Gleeson 5-50
Lancashire 415: Jennings 97, Vilas 97; Wood 5-72 & 17-0

Lancashire (21 pts) beat Northants (3 pts) by 10 wickets

Lancashire needed only 16 balls to score the 16 runs they required to beat Northants at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 10:51 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (final day)

Hampshire 354& 302-5 dec: Rossouw 76, Soames 62, Northeast 55*, Weatherley 46
Warwickshire 233& 109: Edwards 3-36, Abbott 2-11, Dawson 2-16, Barker 2-23

Hampshire (23 pts) beat Warwickshire (3 pts) by 314 runs

Warwickshire buckled to a heavy defeat as eight wickets went down in little more than two hours at Edgbaston as they lost to Hampshire by 314 runs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 12:46 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (final day of four)

Surrey 380 & 255-8: Burns 78, Jacks 54; Leach 3-70
Somerset 398: Gregory 129*, Hildreth 90, Azhar 60; Clarke 3-74

Somerset (11 pts) drew with Surrey (12 pts)

Somerset regained top spot in the County Championship Division One table after drawing at home to Surrey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 2:07 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence
(final day of four)

Yorkshire 210 & 469: Ballance 159, Leaning 69; Claydon 3-83
Kent 296 & 211: Bell-Drummond 41, Robinson 35; Coad 6-52

Yorkshire (20 pts) beat Kent (5 pts) by 172 runs

Yorkshire overcame stubborn Kent resistance to complete a 172-run victory on the final day at Canterbury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 2:44 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Spytty Park (final day of four)

Gloucestershire 463 & 137-6 : Bracey 152, Higgins 103, Roderick 88; De Lange 4-116
Glamorgan 250 & 481-8 dec: Selman 150, Labuschagne 137; Payne 4-121

Glamorgan (9 pts) drew with Gloucestershire (13 pts)

Gloucestershire had to bat out time for a draw after being set 269 to win in 51 overs by Glamorgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 3:00 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (final day of four)

Middlesex 349 & 223: Simpson 59*, Helm 46; Wright 3-51
Leicestershire 268 & 226-5: Ackermann 70*; Harris 2-75

Middlesex (11 pts) drew with Leicestershire (10 pts)

Rain intervened with the outcome in the balance as Middlesex and Leicestershire had to settle for a draw at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/19 at 7:21 am

Derbyshire have signed Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake for this summer's T20 Blast. The 24-year-old has played seven one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20 internationals since his debut in 2017. He replaces compatriot Kane Richardson, who was named in Australia's World Cup squad. "Billy is an excellent white-ball bowler and has the qualities to trouble batsmen in this format," said Derbyshire boss Dave Houghton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/19 at 2:45 pm

Fifth one-day international, Headingley, Leeds

England 351-9 (50 overs): Root 84, Morgan 76, Shaheen 4-82
Pakistan 297 all out (46.5 overs): Sarfaraz 97, Babar 80, Woakes 5-54

England win by 54 runs; win series 4-0

England comfortably defeated Pakistan in their final one-day international before the World Cup to complete a 4-0 series victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 10:16 am

Match started yesterday:
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP - DIVISION TWO
Derbyshire v Glamorgan

Matches starting today:

SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP - DIVISION ONE
Somerset v Warwickshire
Kent v Surrey
Hampshire v Nottinghamshire

SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP - DIVISION TWO
Northampton v Sussex
Lancashire v Worcestershire
Durham v Gloucestershire

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 1:37 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day one)

Somerset 209: Davey 36; Hannon-Dalby 5-18, Norwell 2-51, Brookes 2-60
Warwickshire 110-7: C Overton 3-25

Warwickshire (3 pts) trail Somerset (3 pts) by 99 runs

Oliver Hannon-Dalby claimed career-best bowling figures of 5-18 as Division One's bottom club Warwickshire battled stoutly against leaders Somerset.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 2:31 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Beckenham (day one):

Surrey 420-9: Jacks 120, Borthwick 95, Clarke 87*; Mulder 4-103
Kent: Yet to bat

Surrey 5pts, Kent 3pts

Will Jacks' maiden first-class century helped Surrey take control on day one against Kent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 3:43 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground (day two)

Derbyshire 378: Reece 111, A Hughes 82, Dal 64; Carey 4-61. Hogan 3-55
Glamorgan 214-4: Hemphrey 75, Root 53*

Glamorgan (3 pts) trail Derbyshire (4 pts) by 164 runs

Charlie Hemphrey led the way with a patient 75 as Glamorgan ground their way to 214-4 in reply to Derbyshire's 378 all out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 4:31 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Newport (day one):

Hampshire 288-6: Weatherley 66, Soames 44; Mullaney 2-42, Ball 2-57
Nottinghamshire: Yet to bat

Hampshire (2 pts), Nottinghamshire (2 pts)

Notts fought back against Hampshire to leave the first Championship match on the Isle of Wight since 1962 finely balanced after day one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 4:51 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day one):

Sussex 370-6: Jordan 158*, Brown 153*; Sanderson 3-71
Northamptonshire: Yet to bat

Northamptonshire 2 pts, Sussex 4 pts

Chris Jordan and Ben Brown put together an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 302 runs as Sussex turned things around in style against Northants on day one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 5:12 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day one):

Worcestershire 172: Parnell 63, Leach 36, Cox 32; Anderson 5-25, Onions 3-52
Lancashire 88-5: Parnell 3-19

Lancashire (3 pts) trail Worcestershire (1 pt) by 84 runs

England legend James Anderson reduced Worcestershire to 38-7 in a stunning morning for Lancashire, well supported by ex-England paceman Graham Onions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 5:19 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day one):

Durham 158: Burnham 43, Raine 42; Payne 4-40
Gloucestershire 120-5: Bracey 35, Howell 27*; Salisbury 3-18

Gloucestershire (3pts) trail Durham (1pt) by 38 runs

Three quick Matt Salisbury wickets put Durham back in the game as both sides struggled with the bat on the opening day at the Riverside.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/19 at 9:39 am

Spinner Liam Dawson is still in contention to be named in England's World Cup squad despite not playing in the series against Pakistan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/19 at 9:59 am

Glamorgan's Billy Root has been suspended from bowling in county cricket after his action was reviewed. The 26-year-old, brother of England captain Joe, was reported to the England and Wales Cricket Board for a suspect action.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/19 at 10:44 am

Lancashire batsman Joe Burns has returned to Australia for personal reasons after making just one appearance for the club. The 29-year-old joined with fellow Australia international Glenn Maxwell in December for the 2019 county season. Burns previously played for Glamorgan, Leicestershire and Middlesex. "Lancashire Cricket wishes Joe all the best, and it would be appreciated if his privacy is respected during this time," a club statement said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/19 at 2:16 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground (day three):

Derbyshire 378 & 171-9 Madsen 47; Douthwaite 4-33
Glamorgan 346: Hemphrey 75, Root 68; Rampaul 5-94, Reece 3-53

Derbyshire (7 pts) lead Glamorgan (6 pts) by 203 runs

Debutant Dan Douthwaite bowled Glamorgan back into the game as Derbyshire slipped to 171-9, a lead of 203 going into the final day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/19 at 2:23 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day two):

Somerset 209: Hannon-Dalby 5-18 & 164: Overton 36*; Norwell 7-41
Warwickshire 135: Overton 5-31 & 103-6: Hain 43*; Gregory 2-26

Warwickshire (3 pts) require 136 more runs to beat Somerset (4 pts)

Somerset are favourites to complete victory in a low-scoring Division One contest with Warwickshire after a second wicket-filled day at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/19 at 2:35 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Beckenham (day two):

Surrey 439: Jacks 120, Borthwick 95, Clarke 88 & 11-0
Kent 294: Dickson 128; Batty 3-49, S Curran 3-54

Surrey (8 pts) lead Kent (5 pts) by 156 runs

Kent collapsed after tea to hand the initiative to defending champions Surrey on the second day at Beckenham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/19 at 3:07 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Newport (day two):

Hampshire 310: Weatherley 66; Fletcher 4-79 & 3-1
Nottinghamshire 239: Mullaney 102; Barker 3-46, Edwards 3-49

Hampshire (6 pts) lead Nottinghamshire (4 pts) by 74 runs

Nottinghamshire captain Steven Mullaney hit a defiant 102 but Hampshire ended day two on top on the Isle of Wight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 3:12 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day two):

Sussex 422: Jordan 166, Brown 156; Sanderson 3-78, J Overton 3-79
Northamptonshire 242-6: Vasconcelos 83, Cobb 62; Hamza 2-31

Northamptonshire (3 pts) trail Sussex (7 pts) by 180 runs

Sussex strengthened their position on day two as Northants lost both captain Alex Wakely and Luke Wood to injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 4:04 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (day two):

Worcestershire 172 & 149-9: Fell 40; Gleeson 4-35
Lancashire 201: Livingstone 69, Vilas 39; Parnell 5-47; Morris 4-52

Worcestershire (3 pts) lead Lancashire (4 pts) by 120 runs

Lancashire made late breakthroughs against Worcestershire as 14 wickets fell on day two at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 5:00 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day two):

Durham 158 & 132: Bancroft 40; Shaw 3-31
Gloucestershire 174 & 64-1: Hammond 30*

Gloucestershire (3 pts) need 53 more runs to beat Durham (3 pts)

Durham were left facing the prospect of a fourth consecutive County Championship defeat this season after leaving Gloucestershire with a target of just 117 at Chester-le-Street.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 7:00 am

Second one-day international, Belfast

Afghanistan 305-7 (50 overs): Shahzad 101, Rahmat 62; Adair 3-71
Ireland 179 (50 overs): Stirling 50, Balbirnie 34; Naib 6-43

Afghanistan win by 126 runs

Mohammad Shahzad struck an 87-ball century as Afghanistan beat Ireland by 126 runs to draw their two-game ODI series in Belfast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 7:40 am

Second one-day international, The Grange, Edinburgh

Sri Lanka 322-8(50 overs): Karunaratne 77, Fernando 74, Mendis 66, Wheal 3-49
Scotland 199 (33.2/34 overs): Munsey 61, Cross 55; Pradeep 4-34

Sri Lanka won by 35 runs (DLS method)

George Munsey's gallant 61 was not enough as Scotland fell to a rain-affected loss against Sri Lanka.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 8:17 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day three of four):

Durham 158 & 132: Bancroft 40; Shaw 3-31
Gloucestershire 174 & 119-4: Hammond 36; Salisbury 3-41

Gloucestershire (19 pts) beat Durham (3 pts) by six wickets

Gloucestershire knocked off the 53 runs they required to ease to a six-wicket win over Durham on day three at Chester-le-Street.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 9:38 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day three of four):

Worcestershire 172 & 154: Fell 40; Gleeson 5-37
Lancashire 201 & 127-4: Vilas 60*; Leach 2-26

Lancashire (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (3 pts) by six wickets

Lancashire held their nerve to beat early promotion rivals Worcestershire by six wickets at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 11:02 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day three of four):

Somerset 209 & 164: Overton 36*; Norwell 7-41
Warwickshire 135 & 189: Hain 92*; Gregory 4-48

Somerset (20 pts) beat Warwickshire (3 pts) by 49 runs

Somerset beat Warwickshire by 49 runs at Taunton to consolidate their lead at the top of the County Championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 12:16 pm

Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan has backed David Willey to "tear it up" for the county after being left out of England's World Cup squad. All-rounder Willey was left out of the 15-man squad despite featuring heavily in the side over the past four years. Bresnan told BBC Radio Leeds: "It's massively disappointing for Dave. "He won't let it affect him; in fact he's probably got the attitude to come back in for Yorkshire and tear it up and show England what they're missing." The 34-year-old added: "It's the pinnacle of your career, playing in World Cups and Ashes series, and Dave being white-ball only, he'll have been sweating on this for four years. "He'll be absolutely gutted, anyone would be, but I doubt that he has any other thought in his mind than absolutely nailing it for Yorkshire." Yorkshire have won two of their first three County Championship matches but were knocked out of the Royal London One-Day Cup in the group stage, with Willey appearing in four games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 12:26 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day three of four):

Durham 158 & 132: Bancroft 40; Shaw 3-31
Gloucestershire 174 & 119-4: Hammond 36; Salisbury 3-41

Gloucestershire (19 pts) beat Durham (3 pts) by six wickets

Gloucestershire knocked off the 53 runs they required to ease to a six-wicket win over Durham on day three at Chester-le-Street.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 1:15 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day three of four):

Sussex 422 & 292-4: Salt 122, Van Zyl 52*, Brown 51*; J Overton 2-58
Northamptonshire 368: Vasconcelos 83, Cobb 62; Wells 2-18

Sussex (8 pts) lead Northamptonshire (6 pts) by 346 runs with six wickets remaining

Phil Salt scored a quickfire century to press home Sussex's advantage over Northants on day three at Wantage Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 2:41 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Beckenham (day three of four):

Surrey 439 & 280: S Curran 80, Borthwick 58; Milnes 4-74
Kent 294 & 46-1: Dickson 27*; Morkel 1-15

Kent (5 pts) need another 380 runs to beat Surrey (8 pts)

Surrey put themselves in position to beat Kent after leaving them a target of 426 on day three at Beckenham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 3:01 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Newport (day three of four):

Hampshire 310& 367-5 dec: Northeast 133, Rahane 119, Alsop 51*; Mullaney 2-78
Nottinghamshire 239 & 42-2: Nash 20*; Edwards 1-12

Notts (4 pts) need another 397 runs to beat Hampshire (6 pts)

Centuries from Sam Northeast and India's Ajinkya Rahane helped Hampshire build a big lead over Nottinghamshire on day three on the Isle of Wight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 9:35 am

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will join Nottinghamshire as their overseas player for six County Championship games from late June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 10:30 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Newport (final day of four):

Hampshire 310 & 367-5 dec: Northeast 133, Rahane 119
Nottinghamshire 239 & 194: Nash 60; Edwards 3-37, Barker 3-42, Abbott 3-46

Hampshire (22 pts) beat Nottinghamshire (4 pts) by 244 runs

Hampshire completed their third win in four County Championship games as they took the final eight Nottinghamshire wickets for a 244-run victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 1:48 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (final day of four):

Sussex 422 & 339-4 dec: Salt 122, Van Zyl 81*
Northamptonshire 368 & 288-6: Rossington 69*, Cobb 68; Mir Hamza 4-51

Northamptonshire (11 pts) drew with Sussex (13 pts)

Northants batted for almost 90 overs on day four to earn a draw with Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 2:06 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Beckenham (final day of four):

Surrey 439 & 280: S Curran 80, Borthwick 58; Milnes 4-74
Kent 294 & 352-8: Dickson 91, Kuhn 81, Mulder 68*; Clarke 3-67

Kent (10 pts) drew with Surrey (13 pts)

Kent batted out the whole of the final day against defending champions Surrey to earn a draw at Beckenham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/19 at 12:10 pm

England captain Eoin Morgan will have a precautionary X-ray on a finger injury suffered less than a week before the start of the World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/19 at 4:52 pm

Wicketkeeper-batsman Michael Burgess has joined Warwickshire from Sussex on a two-year contract. Burgess, 24, will initially join on loan until the end of the season with Sussex having the option to recall him for County Championship matches. "It's a huge opportunity for me to become a Bear," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/19 at 3:52 am

Royal London One-Day Cup Final: Somerset v Hampshire

Venue: Lord's Date: Saturday 25 May Start time: 11:00 BST

It might be a long while before Lord's witnesses another county knockout final if reports of next season's expected fixture schedule prove correct. The ECB revealed in February that from 2020 onwards, in a bid to accommodate their new competition The Hundred, the One-Day Cup final would move from Lord's to Trent Bridge, Nottingham. But if this really is the last Lord's final, Hampshire and Somerset - currently occupying the top two positions in the County Championship - are both determined it should be a showstopper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/19 at 1:53 pm

Royal London One-Day Cup final, Lord's, London

Hampshire 244-8 (50 overs): Northeast 56, Fuller 55*; J Overton 3-48
Somerset 245-4 (43.3 overs): Banton 69, Hildreth 69*, Azhar 45; Edwards 3-60

Somerset won by six wickets

Somerset cemented their place in cricket history as the last county to win a Lord's final by beating Hampshire by six wickets to lift the One-Day Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/19 at 2:07 pm

World Cup warm-up, The Oval, London:

India 179 all out (39.2 overs): Jadeja 54, Boult 4-33, Neesham 3-26
New Zealand 180-4 (37.1 overs): Taylor 71, Williamson 67

New Zealand won by six wickets

India suffered a surprise loss against New Zealand in their first World Cup warm-up match at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/19 at 2:36 pm

World Cup warm-up, Southampton

Australia 297-9 (50 overs): Smith 116, Warner 43, Plunkett 4-69
England 285 (49.3 overs): Vince 64, Buttler 52, Behrendorff 2-43

Australia win by 12 runs

England fell to a 12-run defeat by Australia in a thrilling World Cup warm-up match in Southampton after Steve Smith's first century since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/19 at 9:42 am

ICC WORLD CUP WARM-UP: Pakistan v Bangladesh

Match abandoned - Match abandoned without a ball bowled (rain)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/19 at 10:54 am

World Cup warm-up, Bristol

South Africa 95-0 (12.4 overs): Amla 51*, De Kock 37*
West Indies: Did not bat

Match abandoned

Sunday's World Cup warm-up match between South Africa and West Indies in Bristol was abandoned because of rain, with only 12.4 overs of play possible.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 11:43 am

World Cup warm-up, The Oval, London

Afghanistan 160 (38.4 overs): Nabi 44, Root 3-22, Archer 3-32
England 161-1 (17.3 overs): Roy 89*

England win by nine wickets

England completed their World Cup preparations with a nine-wicket thrashing of Afghanistan at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 1:30 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, College Ground, Cheltenham (day one of four):

Gloucestershire 205: Hammond 82, Taylor 42; Mahmood 4-48, Livingstone 2-23, Anderson 2-25
Lancashire 47-2: Jennings 26*

Lancashire (3 pts) trail Gloucestershire (1 pt) by 158 runs

Gloucestershire opener Miles Hammond hit a season's best 82 at Cheltenham College, but Lancashire pacemen Saqib Mahmood and James Anderson dominated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 1:44 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford (day one of four):

Essex 303-8: Cook 125, Bopara 61; Stevens 3-53, Milnes 3-56
Kent: Yet to bat

Essex 3 pts, Kent 2 pts

Former England captain Alastair Cook scored his first century of the season for Essex before late wickets got Kent back into the game at Chelmsford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 2:03 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day one of four):

Warwickshire 275-8: Norwell 58*, Hain 47; Dunn 3-59
Surrey: Yet to bat

Warwickshire (2 pts), Surrey (2 pts)

Warwickshire fast bowlers Liam Norwell and Henry Brookes transformed the first day at Edgbaston as they shared an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 89 to stun reigning county champions Surrey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 2:39 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emerald Headingley, Leeds (day one of four):

Yorkshire 181: Kohler-Cadmore 45, Willey 34; Edwards 5-49, Fuller 3-51
Hampshire 14-1: Coad 1-4

Hampshire (3 pts) trail Yorkshire (0 pts) by 167 runs

Fidel Edwards took 5-49 as Hampshire bowled out Yorkshire on a rain-hit day one at Headingley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 3:07 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester (day one of four):

Derbyshire 139: Madsen 47; Abbas 3-38, Wright 3-39
Leicestershire 55-4: Ackermann 18; Palladino 3-3

Leicestershire (3 pts) trail Derbyshire (1 pt) by 84 runs

Leicestershire bowled Derbyshire out for 139 but then had their progress checked as 14 wickets fell on day one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 3:15 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day one of four):

Glamorgan 186: Selman 76*; Jordan 3-31, Warner 3-35
Sussex 208-5: Salt 103

Sussex (4 pts) lead Glamorgan (1 pt) by 22 runs

Sussex ended day one in control at Hove as they reached 208-5 in reply to Glamorgan's below-par 186 all out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/19 at 3:50 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester (day one of four):

Middlesex 221: Malan 45; Tongue 3-49, Morris 3-53
Worcestershire 64-3: Ferguson 37; Helm 2-14

Worcestershire (3 pts) trail Middlesex (2 pts) by 157 runs

The opening day of Worcestershire's Division Two match against Middlesex at New Road ended just about even as the batsmen struggled.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 9:24 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road (final day of four):

Derbyshire 139 & 214: Madsen 51; Abbas 3-58
Leicestershire 120 & 168: Azad 44; Rampaul 3-38, Reece 3-47

Derbyshire (19 pts) beat Leicestershire (3 pts) by 65 runs

Derbyshire secured their second victory of the County Championship season as they beat Leicestershire by 65 runs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 11:15 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, College Ground, Cheltenham (final day of four):

Gloucestershire 205: Hammond 82; Mahmood 4-48 & 68-2: Dent 30*
Lancashire 244: Jones 53, Jennings 52; M Taylor 5-57

Gloucestershire (9 pts) drew with Lancashire (9 pts)

Lancashire's winning start was ended at rain-hit Cheltenham College as, inevitably, the County Championship Division Two leaders' game with Gloucestershire ended in a draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 11:51 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (final day of  four):
Essex 313 & 206-7: A Cook 125 & 90

Kent 182 & 224: Bell-Drummond 81; Harmer 8-98

Essex (22 pts) beat Kent (3 pts) by 113 runs

Essex beat Kent by 113 runs as Simon Harmer spun the hosts to victory on the final day at Chelmsford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 12:26 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (final day of four):

Warwickshire 293 & 166-9 dec: Rhodes 54, Hain 41; Batty 8-64
Surrey 188: Foakes 57*, Patel 4-53 & 141: Clarke 51*, Patel 8-36

Warwickshire (21 pts) beat Surrey (3 pts) by 130 runs

Warwickshire secured their first County Championship win of 2019 late on the last day at Edgbaston, beating last year's champions Surrey by 130 runs. Bears skipper Jeetan Patel took 8-36 to inspire his side's victory after Surrey's ex-England man Gareth Batty's 8-64 earlier - career-best performances from both veteran off-spinners.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 1:31 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emerald Headingley (final day of four):

Yorkshire 181 & 332-5 dec: Ballance 100, Kohler-Cadmore 69, Tattersall 51; Barker 3-64
Hampshire 235 & 158-5: Weatherley 66, Rossouw 54*

Yorkshire (8 pts) drew with Hampshire (9 pts)

Hampshire dug in to draw with Yorkshire despite Gary Ballance completing a record-breaking fifth century in five County Championship matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 3:45 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, Hove (final day of four):

Glamorgan 186: Selman 76* & 466: Labuschagne 182, Selman 99, Douthwaite 63; Wells 5-63
Sussex 420: Brown 131, Salt 103 & 47-1

Sussex (13 pts) drew with Glamorgan (8 pts)

Marnus Labuschagne and Nick Selman set an all-time Glamorgan second-wicket record stand of 291 as they just held on for a draw against Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 4:08 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (final day of four):

Middlesex 221 & 287-6 dec: Malan 124, Gubbins 91; Leach 2-48
Worcestershire 156 & 225: Whiteley 60, Mitchell 51; Murtagh 6-51

Middlesex (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (3 pts) by 127 runs

Tim Murtagh's new-ball burst blew away Worcestershire's top order to set up Middlesex's first County Championship win of the summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/19 at 1:07 am

Finished yesterday:

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (final day of four):

Middlesex 221 & 287-6 dec: Malan 124, Gubbins 91; Leach 2-48
Worcestershire 156 & 225: Whiteley 60, Mitchell 51; Murtagh 6-51

Middlesex (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (3 pts) by 127 runs

Tim Murtagh's new-ball burst blew away Worcestershire's top order to set up Middlesex's first County Championship win of the summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/19 at 4:23 am

Sussex Sharks have signed Australia international Alex Carey ahead of their upcoming T20 Blast campaign. The wicketkeeper-batsman has made a combined 38 appearances for his country across one-day and T20 formats. Carey, 27, is also Australia's vice-captain at the Cricket World Cup. Sussex Sharks head coach Jason Gillespie said: "Alex is also a world-class keeper so to have a player like him joining the Sharks is a real coup for the club."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/19 at 2:18 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Welbeck Colliery CC, Nettleworth (day one of four)

Nottinghamshire 162: Mullaney 45; Abbott 6-37
Hampshire 93-2: Weatherley 47*, Rahane 34

Hampshire (3 pts) trail Nottinghamshire (1 pt) by 69 runs

Kyle Abbott took 6-37 as Hampshire skittled Nottinghamshire for 162 before making good progress with the bat on a dominant first day at Welbeck.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 7:52 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Welbeck Colliery CC, Nettleworth (day two of four)

Nottinghamshire 162: Mullaney 45; Abbott 6-37
Hampshire 93-2: Weatherley 47*, Rahane 34

Hampshire (3 pts) trail Nottinghamshire (1 pt) by 69 runs

No play today due to rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 8:14 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Woodbridge Road, Guildford (day oneof four)

Surrey v Yorkshire

No play today due to rain

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 10:04 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester (day one of four)

Leicestershire v Middlesex

No play today due to rain

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 10:50 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury (day one of four)

Kent v Somerset

No play today due to rain

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 2:09 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day one of four):

Worcestershire 98: Barnard 32; Anderson 4-24, Onions 4-55, Mahmood 2-8
Lancashire: Yet to bat

Lancashire 3 pts, Worcestershire 3 pts

Worcestershire were bowled out by Lancashire's pace attack for just 98 - Division Two's lowest score this season - on day one at rain-hit New Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 3:15 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day one of four):

Durham 209-7: Raine 75*; Sanderson 3-39
Northamptonshire: Yet to bat

Durham 1 pt, Northamptonshire 2 pts

Ben Raine and Brydon Carse came to Durham's rescue with an unbroken century stand on day one of their match against Northamptonshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 6:30 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Welbeck Colliery CC, Nettleworth (day three of four)

Nottinghamshire 162: Mullaney 45; Abbott 6-37
Hampshire 93-2: Weatherley 47*, Rahane 34

Hampshire (3 pts) trail Nottinghamshire (1 pt) by 69 runs

No play today due to rain

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 8:05 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day twp of four):

Worcestershire 98: Barnard 32; Anderson 4-24, Onions 4-55, Mahmood 2-8
Lancashire: Yet to bat

Lancashire 3 pts, Worcestershire 3 pts

No play Tuesday due to rain

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 8:19 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester (day two of four)

Leicestershire v Middlesex

No play Tuesday due to rain

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 12:53 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, St Helen's, Swansea (day one of four):

Glamorgan 167-5 (47.3 overs): Labuschagne 37; Reece 2-18
Derbyshire: Yet to bat

Glamorgan 0 pts, Derbyshire 1 pt

Glamorgan reached 167-5 in cold, murky conditions in Swansea after being put in by Derbyshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 2:23 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (day two of four):

Kent 139: Robinson 37; Gregory 6-31 & 24-2
Somerset 169: Banton 63; Podmore 3-37, Stewart 3-37, Milnes 3-39

Kent (3 pts) trail Somerset (3 pts) by six runs

All-rounder Lewis Gregory took a career-best 6-32 on a remarkable second day between Kent and Somerset that saw 22 wickets fall at Canterbury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 2:38 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Woodbridge Road, Guildford (day two of four):

Surrey 290-8: Foakes 62, Stoneman 61, Smith 56; Patterson 4-71
Yorkshire: Yet to bat

Surrey 2 pts, Yorkshire 2 pts

England's Ben Foakes shared a 118-run stand with teenage debutant Jamie Smith as Surrey reached 290-8 at the close against Yorkshire at Guildford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 2:51 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day two of four):

Durham 253: Raine 82, Carse 77*; Sanderson 4-55
Northamptonshire 254-6: Vasconcelos 94*, Bavuma 43; Rushworth 3-45, Carse 3-62

Northamptonshire (5 pts) lead Durham (4 pts) by one run

South African Ricardo Vasconcelos hit his second century of the summer, an unbeaten 105, as Northants rallied well against Durham at Chester-le-Street.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 3:21 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Arundel (day one of four):

Sussex 257-5: Beer 76*, Van Zyl 54
Gloucestershire: Yet to bat

Sussex 2 pts, Gloucestershire 1 pt

Sussex opening batsman Will Beer lasted all day for a career-best 76 not out to help his side through a full 96 overs against Gloucestershire at Arundel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 4:45 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Welbeck CC (final day of four):

Nottinghamshire 162: Mullaney 45; Abbott 6-37
Hampshire 93-2: Weatherley 47*, Rahane 34

Notts (5 pts) drew with Hampshire (8 pts)

A third consecutive washout at Welbeck resulted in a drawn Division One match between Nottinghamshire and Hampshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 4:57 am

Derbyshire have signed former Sussex all-rounder Fynn Hudson-Prentice on a three-year contract from 1 July. The 23-year-old, a right-handed batsman, played five times for Sussex between 2015 and 2016 before joining the MCC Young Cricketers Programme. He has played for Derbyshire's second team this season, scoring two centuries against Durham and Worcestershire. "We have been very impressed with Fynn's performances this season," said head of cricket Dave Houghton. "The Second XI is all about opportunities. He has taken his consistently and he'll be a valuable asset to the first-team squad."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 7:04 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day three of four):

Durham 253: Raine 82, Carse 77*; Sanderson 4-55
Northamptonshire 254-6: Vasconcelos 94*, Bavuma 43; Rushworth 3-45, Carse 3-62

Northamptonshire (5 pts) lead Durham (4 pts) by one run

No play Wednesday due to rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 7:38 am

Middlesex all-rounder James Harris will miss at least two County Championship matches after breaking his right thumb in the four-day game against Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 8:59 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (day three of four):

Kent 139: Robinson 37; Gregory 6-31 & 24-2
Somerset 169: Banton 63; Podmore 3-37, Stewart 3-37, Milnes 3-39

Kent (3 pts) trail Somerset (3 pts) by six runs

No play Wednesday due to rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 11:53 am

Essex all-rounder Matt Coles has joined Northamptonshire on a month's loan. The 29-year-old will be eligible for Northamptonshire's next four County Championship Division Two games where they are due to face Durham, Leicestershire, Sussex and Lancashire. Despite playing in the One-Day Cup, Coles has not broken into Essex's County Championship side this season. "Essex have a strong squad with good depth, and it's been frustrating not playing," he told the Essex website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 12:04 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Arundel (day two of four):

Sussex 351-8: Beer 97, Wiese 67; Van Buuren 3-46
Gloucestershire: Yet to bat

Sussex 3 pts, Gloucestershire 1 pt

Makeshift opener Will Beer narrowly missed out on a maiden first-class century as Sussex advanced to 351-8 against Gloucestershire at Arundel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 1:12 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day three of four):

Worcestershire 98: Barnard 32; Anderson 4-24, Onions 4-55, Mahmood 2-8
Lancashire 110-3: Livingstone 53*; Parnell 2-18

Lancashire (3 pts) lead Worcestershire (1 pt) by 12 runs with seven wickets remaining

Liam Livingstone sped to an unbeaten half-century as Lancashire moved into a first-innings lead in their rain-affected match against Worcestershire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 1:50 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Woodbridge Road, Guildford (day three of four):

Surrey 313: Foakes 62, Stoneman 61, Smith 56; Patterson 5-81
Yorkshire 58-1: Lyth 30

Surrey 3 pts, Yorkshire 3 pts

Yorkshire captain Steven Patterson took five wickets in an innings for the eighth time in first-class cricket on a rain-shortened day against Surrey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 2:38 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, St Helen's, Swansea (day two of four):

Glamorgan 394: Wagg 100, Carey 62; Reece 3-40, Palladino 3-104
Derbyshire 221-2: Godleman 86*, Lace 78*

Derbyshire (4 pts) trail Glamorgan (4 pts) by 173 runs

An attacking stand of 167 between Graham Wagg and Lukas Carey put Glamorgan briefly on top as they reached 394 against Derbyshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 3:04 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground (day three of four):

Leicestershire 36-3: Azad 17*; Helm 1-9, Murtagh 1-26
Middlesex: Yet to bat

Leicestershire 0 pts, Middlesex 1 pt

Middlesex claimed a bonus point with three early Leicestershire wickets when their Championship match belatedly got under way at Grace Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 4:57 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (final day of four):

Durham 253: Raine 82, Carse 77*; Sanderson 4-55
Northamptonshire 254-6: Vasconcelos 105*, Bavuma 43; Rushworth 3-45, Carse 3-62

Durham (9 pts) drew with Northamptonshire (10 pts)

Durham versus Northamptonshire finished as a draw after the second day in a row was abandoned without any play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 6:00 am

Warwickshire seam bowler Olly Hannon-Dalby has extended his contract with the county for another two years. The 29-year-old, who joined the Bears from Yorkshire in 2013, will remain at Edgbaston until the end of 2021. He has taken 222 wickets across all formats and helped them to win County Championship Division Two last season. "I've enjoyed my time tremendously since I joined the club and we've had a good amount of success on the field as well," said Hannon-Dalby.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 6:28 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground (final day of four):

Leicestershire 36-3: Azad 17*; Helm 1-9, Murtagh 1-26
Middlesex: Did not bat

Leicestershire (5 pts) drew with Middlesex (6 pts)

Leicestershire's Division Two match with Middlesex ended in a draw after play was abandoned again with only 11 overs possible in the four scheduled days of play at Grace Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 8:08 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (final day of four):

Worcestershire 98: Barnard 32; Anderson 4-24, Onions 4-55, Mahmood 2-8
Lancashire 110-3: Livingstone 53*; Parnell 2-18

Worcestershire (6 pts) drew with Lancashire (8 pts)

Worcestershire's rain-hit meeting with Lancashire was abandoned as a draw after heavy overnight rain led to no play being possible on the final day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 9:52 am

Kent head coach Matt Walker says they have made an approach to sign Essex batsman Tom Westley for next season. Westley, 30, won the last of five England Test caps in 2017 and is out of contract at Essex after this summer. Fellow Division One side Kent have given the required 28 days notice that they want to speak to Westley. "We want to try and bring a batter or two to this club - I think we need to strengthen and Tom is someone that is of interest for sure," Walker said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 10:24 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (final day of four):

Kent 139: Gregory 6-32 & 59: Gregory 5-21, C Overton 3-7
Somerset 169: Banton 63 & 30-0

Somerset (19 pts) beat Kent (3 pts) by 10 wickets

Lewis Gregory finished with a match haul of 11-53 at Canterbury as County Championship leaders Somerset hammered Kent by 10 wickets to record their fifth win in six Division One games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 12:17 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Woodbridge Road, Guildford (final day of  four):

Surrey 313: Foakes 62, Stoneman 61, Smith 56; Patterson 5-81
Yorkshire 148: Thompson 34; Morkel 4-43, Clarke 3-35 & 30-0

Surrey (11 pts) drew with Yorkshire (8 pts)

Reigning champions Surrey are still seeking a first win of the season after rain denied them an unlikely victory on the final day against Yorkshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 1:13 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Arundel (day three of four):

Sussex 351-8 dec: Beer 97, Wiese 67; Van Buuren 3-46
Gloucestershire 146-3: Dent 59, Roderick 51*

Gloucestershire (1 pt) trail Sussex (4 pts) by 205 runs with seven wickets remaining

Gareth Roderick and Chris Dent struck half-centuries for Gloucestershire, who are heading for a draw at Sussex after a rain-affected day three at Arundel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 1:45 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, St Helen's, Swansea (day three of four):

Glamorgan 394: Wagg 100, Carey 62; Reece 3-40, Palladino 3-104
Derbyshire 504-4 Godleman 211*, Lace 143, Hosein 53*

Derbyshire (8 pts) lead Glamorgan (5 pts) by 110 runs

Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman and new recruit Tom Lace dominated day three as they steered the visitors to 504-4, 110 runs ahead of Glamorgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 6:14 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, St Helen's, Swansea (final day of four):

Glamorgan 394: Wagg 100, Carey 62; Reece 3-40, Palladino 3-104
Derbyshire 504-4 Godleman 211*, Lace 143, Hosein 53*

Derbyshire (8 pts) lead Glamorgan (5 pts) by 110 runs

Delayed - No play before Lunch, wet outfield

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 10:01 am

Glamorgan batsman Jack Murphy has been forced to retire because of a knee injury at the age of 23. Glamorgan say Murphy aggravated the injury in a second XI fixture against Somerset earlier this season. Two specialists have advised Murphy he cannot continue playing professionally. "It has been a dream come true to play and represent Glamorgan and that has made it an even harder decision to have to call time on my cricket career," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 11:30 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, St Helen's, Swansea (final day of four):

Glamorgan 394 & 184-2 Labuschagne 83, Selman 70*
Derbyshire 598-5 dec: Godleman 227, Lace 143, Hosein 91*

Glamorgan (10 pts) drew with Derbyshire (13 pts)

Glamorgan comfortably held out for a draw at 184-2 after Derbyshire gave themselves 58 overs to bowl the home side out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 12:08 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Arundel (final day of four):

Sussex 351-8 dec: Beer 97, Wiese 67, Van Zyl 54; Van Buuren 3-46
Gloucestershire 444-6 dec: Roderick 158, Higgins 119*, Dent 59; Robinson 3-88

Sussex (10 pts) drew with Gloucestershire (10 pts)

Gloucestershire batsmen Gareth Roderick and Ryan Higgins both made centuries on the final afternoon at Arundel Castle as their ran-hit Division Two game with Sussex ended in a tame draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 6:09 am

Sussex have signed Essex batsman Varun Chopra on a three-match loan deal. The opener, 32, will be available for their County Championship Division Two games against Northants and Lancashire and the friendly against Australia A. Chopra has 10,033 first-class runs to his name but has not played a four-day match for Essex this season. "We feel that adding Varun to our squad sends a good message that performances are being taken into account," said Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 6:48 am

Somerset and former England batsman Marcus Trescothick is to retire from cricket at the end of the season. The 43-year-old - in his 27th campaign as a pro - featured in 76 Tests for England, playing a key role when they beat Australia to win the 2005 Ashes. Opener Trescothick made his Somerset debut in 1993 and has gone on to score 19,654 first-class runs for the county. "I'm extremely grateful for all the support that I've received throughout this remarkable journey," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 8:00 am

England seamer James Anderson was forced to leave the field with injury on day three of Lancashire's County Championship game against Durham. He pulled up while running into bowl and tried three times to complete the over before going off. England play a Test match against Ireland at Lord's starting on 24 July, before the home Ashes series against Australia gets under way on 1 August. Anderson, 36, has taken 575 wickets in 148 Tests for his country. He claimed his 950th first-class wicket on Monday, including 30 in the Championship so far this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 10:41 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day three of four):

Northamptonshire 273 & 331: Vasconcelos 88, Newton 54; Robinson 4-69, Rawlins 3-34
Sussex 106: Sanderson 6-37 & 105: Brown 46; Sanderson 4-18, Hutton 4-32

Northamptonshire (21 pts) beat Sussex (3 pts) by 393 runs

Ben Sanderson led Northants to a record victory over Sussex with career-best match figures of 10-55 at Hove.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 1:00 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day three of four):

Yorkshire 327 & 303-9: Lyth 68; S Curran 3-75
Surrey 362: Stoneman 100; Coad 3-60, Maharaj 3-75

Yorkshire (6 pts) lead Surrey (7 pts) by 268 runs

Yorkshire built a 268-run lead over Surrey as Adam Lyth hit a half-century on day three at Scarborough.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 1:13 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day three of four):

Somerset 408: Hildreth 105; Abbott 6-84 & 358-8 dec: Azhar Ali 79, Banton 70
Hampshire 349: Northeast 101; J Overton 5-70 & 12-1

Hampshire (6 pts) require 406 more runs to beat Somerset (8 pts)

Division One leaders Somerset set Hampshire a target of 418 to win their County Championship match at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 1:31 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (day three of four):

Kent 585-7 dec: Bell-Drummond 166, Dickson 161, Robinson 78, Crawley 72; Wainman 3-112
Warwickshire 400-3: Sibley 207*, Rhodes 109

Warwickshire (4 pts) trail Kent (5 pts) by 185 runs

Dom Sibley hit the first double century in Division One this season and became the first man to 1,000 first-class runs in 2019 as Warwickshire all-but ensured a draw against Kent at Canterbury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 2:01 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (day three of four):

Nottinghamshire 213 & 100-5: Duckett 32*
Essex 519-9 dec: Browne 163, Bopara 135, Lawrence 64; Broad 3-75, Ashwin 3-162

Nottinghamshire (2 pts) trail Essex (6 pts) by 206 runs with five wickets remaining

Title-chasers Essex closed in on a fifth Championship win in six games as Ravi Bopara completed a century and Nottinghamshire struggled with the bat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 2:40 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (day three of four):

Glamorgan 449 & 137-1: Labuschagne 90, Selman 42; Leach 1-28
Worcestershire 370: D'Oliveira 103, Barnard 56; Hogan 5-62

Glamorgan (8 pts) lead Worcestershire (5 pts) by 216 runs

Marnus Labuschagne's unbeaten 90 helped Glamorgan stretch their lead to 216 over Worcestershire on day three of their Championship game at Cardiff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 2:58 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sedbergh School, Sedbergh (day three of four):

Lancashire 337 & 204-7: Vilas 74*
Durham 281: Bancroft 77, Rimmington 53; Onions 5-93

Lancashire (6 pts) lead Durham (4 pts) by 260 runs

Durham fought back well on day three to leave all three results still possible against a Lancashire side which lost England's James Anderson to injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 3:29 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground, Derby (day three of four):

Derbyshire 557-6 dec: Du Plooy 118, Godleman 102, Hudson-Prentice 99, Reece 96, Dal 92
Middlesex 436-6: Malan 177*, Simpson 91*; Reece 2-82

Middlesex (4 pts) trail Derbyshire (7 pts) by 121 runs

Dawid Malan scored an unbeaten 177 as Middlesex successfully avoided the follow-on and edged their Division Two game against Derbyshire towards a draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 3:47 pm

Injury-hit Warwickshire have signed Leicestershire all-rounder Ben Mike on loan for their next three County Championship matches. The 20-year right-arm seam bowler has been brought in as cover following a string of injuries in the Bears' pace bowling department. Liam Norwell, a winter signing from Gloucestershire, and Australian Ryan Sidebottom are out for the season. Craig Miles and Oliver Hannon-Dalby are now both sidelined too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 3:53 pm

Women's Ashes 2019: First ODI, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester

England 177 (46.5 overs): Sciver 64, Perry 3-43
Australia 178-8 (42.3 overs): Healy 66, Ecclestone 3-34

Australia won by two wickets

Australia took a 2-0 lead in the multi-format Women's Ashes with a nervy two-wicket victory over England in Leicester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 5:42 am

Sussex have signed England limited-overs bowler Reece Topley on a deal until the end of the season. The left-arm paceman, 25, has struggled with persistent injuries, including a stress fracture in his back which ruled him out for most of 2018. Topley has played 10 one-day games and six T20 internationals for England. "I've had to take a step back with my game for a while, so to be back in a place where I can contribute for Sussex is really exciting," said Topley. The former Hampshire and Essex bowler continued: "I'm looking forward not only to be playing again, but to being back in the dressing room and working with the rest of the squad and the coaches here at the club."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 7:49 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (final day of four):

Somerset 408: Hildreth 105; Abbott 6-84 & 358-8 dec: Azhar Ali 79, Banton 70
Hampshire 349: Northeast 101; J Overton 5-70 & 104: Leach 3-14

Somerset (24 pts) beat Hampshire (6 pts) by 313 runs

Somerset maintained their position at the top of Division One with a 313-run victory over Hampshire at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 8:45 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (final day of four):

Nottinghamshire 213 & 183: Duckett 39, Ashwin 35; Harmer 4-35
Essex 519-9 dec: Browne 163, Bopara 135, Lawrence 64; Broad 3-75, Ashwin 3-162

Essex (22 pts) beat Nottinghamshire (2 pts) by an innings and 123 runs

Essex completed an innings win against Nottinghamshire to strengthen their grip on second place in Division One and heap more pressure on the hosts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 12:02 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (final day of four):

Kent 585-7 dec: Bell-Drummond 166, Dickson 161; Wainman 3-112
Warwickshire 574-7 dec: Sibley 244, Rhodes 109: Stewart 2-120

Kent (10 pts) drew with Warwickshire (9 pts)

Dom Sibley was dismissed for 244 as Warwickshire's run-fest with Kent meandered towards an inevitable draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 12:14 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (final day of four):

Glamorgan 449 & 246-5 dec: Labuschagne 100, Selman 58; D'Oliveira 2-90
Worcestershire 370: D'Oliveira 103, Barnard 56; Hogan 5-62 & 143-1 Ferguson 70*, Mitchell 64*

Glamorgan (13 pts) drew with Worcestershire (10 pts)

Promotion-chasing Glamorgan were unable to press home their advantage in Cardiff as Worcestershire comfortably batted out time for a draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 12:37 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (final day of four):

Yorkshire 327 & 352: Lyth 68; S Curran 3-90
Surrey 362 & 194: Elgar 71; Maharaj 3-69, Coad 2-30

Yorkshire (22 pts) beat Surrey (7 pts) by 123 runs

Yorkshire beat Surrey by 123 runs on a dramatic final day at Scarborough.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 1:15 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sedbergh School (final day of four):

Lancashire 337 & 247: Vilas 85; Rimmington 4-42
Durham 281 & 194-6: Bancroft 92*; Mahmood 3-58

Lancashire (11 pts) drew with Durham (9 pts)

Cameron Bancroft scored an unbeaten 92 to help Durham to a Division Two draw with promotion-chasing Lancashire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 1:45 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground, Derby (final day of four):

Derbyshire 557-6 dec & 178-6: Du Plooy 69*, Hosein 61; Sowter 3-89
Middlesex 520: Malan 199, Simpson 115; Du Plooy 2-42, Palladino 2-44

Derbyshire (12 pts) drew with Middlesex (9 pts)

David Malan hit his highest first-class score but fell a run short of a maiden double century as Middlesex played out a predictable draw with Derbyshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 12:24 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day three of four):

Hampshire 539& 171-8 dec: Donald 52; Hannon-Dalby 3-29, Patel 3-71
Warwickshire 307: Hain 129*, Yates 91 & 31-3: Abbott 3-18

Warwickshire (4 pts) need a further 373 runs to beat Hampshire (7 pts)

Warwickshire face a daunting task on the final day at Southampton after being set 404 to win by Hampshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 1:03 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford (day two of four):

Yorkshire 208 & 38-3: Siddle 2-6
Essex 328: Westley 81; ten Doeschate 70*; Fisher 3-59, Maharaj 3-93

Yorkshire (4 pts) trail Essex (6 pts) by 82 runs with 7 wickets standing

Tom Westley made 81 and skipper Ryan ten Doeschate hit an unbeaten 70 as Essex put themselves on course for victory over Yorkshire at Chelmsford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 1:53 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day two of four):

Somerset 326 & 7-1: Abell 3*, Azhar 2*; Ashwin 1-4
Nottinghamshire 241: Libby 77, Nash 50; Bess 5-59, Jack Leach 3-79

Somerset (6 pts) lead Nottinghamshire (4 pts) by 92 runs with 9 wickets standing

Spinners Dom Bess and Jack Leach ran through Notts in the final session on day two as Somerset earned an 85-run first-innings lead at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 2:17 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day two of four):

Surrey 271-9 dec: Elgar 63, Foakes 60; Podmore 3-42, Milnes 3-54, Stewart 3-84
Kent 285-4: Denly 88, Crawley 69, Bell-Drummond 64, Kuhn 50*; Clark 2-67

Kent (3 pts) lead Surrey (2 pts) by 14 runs

England batsman Joe Denly hit a stubborn 88 as Kent took control against Surrey on day two at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 2:50 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Leicester (day two of four):

Durham 115 & 191-1: Bancroft 109, Lees 70*; Davis 1-39
Leicestershire 212: Ackermann 62*, Horton 50; Rushworth 5-55

Durham (3 pts) lead Leicestershire (4 pts) by 96 with nine wickets standing

Cameron Bancroft's century steered Durham to a strong position against Leicestershire, after the hosts had earlier been skittled for 212.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 3:29 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day two of four):

Northamptonshire 442: Bavuma 103, Vasconcelos 77, Rossington 76; Onions 5-77
Lancashire 211-4: Davies 124*, Jones 44; Keogh 2-30, Sanderson 2-33

Lancashire (2 pts) trail Northants (4 pts) by 231 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Alex Davies made an unbeaten 124 as Lancashire recovered from 2-2 to reach 211-4 but Northants still had a 231-run lead at the end of day two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 4:23 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Chester Road, Kidderminster (day two of four):

Derbyshire 108 & 272-6: Lace 101*, Madsen 60
Worcestershire 113: Reece 4-30, Hudson-Prentice 3-27

Derbyshire (3 pts) lead Worcestershire (3 pts) by 267 runs

Derbyshire made light of the first-day drama at Kidderminster as they built a good lead against Worcestershire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 4:24 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood (day two of four):

Middlesex 172 & 96-3: Eskinazi 37; Higgins 3-16
Gloucestershire 201: Higgins 61*; Roland-Jones 7-52

Middlesex (4 pts) lead Gloucestershire (3 pts) by 67 runs with seven wickets standing

Ryan Higgins was Gloucestershire's star on day two, rallying to save their first innings and then taking three key Middlesex wickets with the ball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 5:36 am

Hampshire have signed Surrey batsman Arun Harinath on loan for the rest of the season to provide cover following an injury to opener Joe Weatherley. The 32-year-old has been signed to play second XI cricket, as well as providing back-up following the foot ligament problem suffered by Weatherley in the Championship loss to Somerset. Left-hander Harinath has made six centuries in his decade with Surrey. He played twice in last season's Surrey County Championship title-winning side.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 7:01 am

Mike Yardy is to quit his Sussex coaching job to join New South Wales as batting coach. The 38-year-old former England World Twenty20 winner will leave his position at the end of July to join the Australian state side. "I'm excited about the chance to work with New South Wales," said ex-Sussex captain Yardy, who took up his coaching role at Hove in 2017. "It was an opportunity I couldn't afford to let pass by."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 7:41 am

Former England and Essex wicket-keeper James Foster will join Glamorgan as a coach for their T20 Blast campaign. Foster will work as a T20 consultant having retired from playing in 2018. He represented Essex for 18 years and also played seven Tests, 11 ODIs and five T20 internationals. "James is one of the highest-rated young coaches in the game having already worked with England and in T20 tournaments across the world," interim Glamorgan coach Matthew Maynard said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 11:20 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford (day three of four):

Yorkshire 208 & 211: Maharaj 85; Siddle 4-32, Porter 3-62, Harmer 3-72
Essex 328 & 94-2: Browne 33*, Lawrence 18*

Essex (22 pts) beat Yorkshire (3 pts) by eight wickets

Essex boosted their Championship title hopes with a convincing eight-wicket win over Yorkshire at Chelmsford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 12:30 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day three of four):

Somerset 326 & 169: Azhar 65*; Ashwin 5-59, Patterson-White 5-73
Nottinghamshire 241 & 122: Ashwin 41; J Overton 4-24, Leach 4-42

Somerset (22 pts) beat Nottinghamshire (4 pts) by 132 runs

Somerset reclaimed top spot in Division One with a 132-run victory over Nottinghamshire after being bowled out for just 169 on day three at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 1:42 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (final day of four):

Hampshire 539 & 171-8 dec: Donald 52; Hannon-Dalby 3-29, Patel 3-71
Warwickshire 307 & 347-8: Hain 129, Mike 72; Abbott 5-78

Hampshire (12 pts) drew with Warwickshire (9 pts)

Sam Hain struck his second century of the match as Warwickshire batted out the final day to escape with a draw against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 2:07 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval, London (day three of four):

Surrey 271-9: Elgar 63; Podmore 3-42 & 179-6: Elgar 65, Burns 41; Stevens 4-46
Kent 369: Denly 88, Crawley 69, Bell-Drummond 64; S Curran 3-56, Clarke 3-64

Surrey (5 pts) lead Kent (7 pts) by 81 runs with four wickets remaining

Veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens took four wickets as Kent reduced Surrey to 179-6 in their second innings to close in on victory at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 2:26 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Leicester (day three of four):

Durham 115 & 487-7 dec: Bancroft 109, Lees 93, Rimmington 92; Abbas 2-79
Leicestershire 212 & 58-1: Horton 30; Rimmington 1-8

Leicestershire (4 pts) need another 335 to beat Durham (3 pts) with nine wickets standing

Durham's huge second-innings total put them in prime position for victory against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 2:43 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day three of four):

Northamptonshire 442& 214-6: Keogh 74, Newton 48: Onions 2-42, Gleeson 2-66
Lancashire 315: Davies 147, Croft 78; Keogh 2-30, Sanderson 4-62, Keogh 3-43

Northants (7 pts) lead Lancashire (5 pts) by 341 runs with four wickets remaining

Rob Keogh scored a vital half-century as Northants built a 341-run lead to set up an intriguing final day against Lancashire at Wantage Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 3:24 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Chester Road, Kidderminster (day three):

Derbyshire 108 & 377: Lace 132, Madsen 60, Palladino 58; Barnard 4-48
Worcestershire 113 & 156-5: Ferguson 71, Cox 44

Worcestershire (3 pts) need another 217 runs to beat Derbyshire (3 pts) with five wickets remaining

Callum Ferguson and Ben Cox kept alive Worcestershire's chance of forcing an unlikely victory with an unbroken 108-run stand against Derbyshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 4:06 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood (day three of four):

Middlesex 172 & 244: Roland-Jones 51*, Helm 46; Higgins 4-35
Gloucestershire 201 & 137 : Van Buuren 57; Murtagh 5-44, Roland-Jones 3-27

Middlesex (3 pts) beat Gloucestershire (4 pts) by 78 runs

Veteran seamer Tim Murtagh's five-wicket haul helped dismantle Gloucestershire to give Middlesex a 78-run win inside three days at Northwood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 3:47 am

Derbyshire wicketkeeper-batsman Daryn Smit has extended his contract until the end of the 2020 season. The 35-year-old South African has captained their Second XI this season, but is yet to appear in the County Championship in 2019. Smit, who joined Derbyshire in 2017, will continue his coaching qualifications at the club. "He still has a lot to offer on the field," said head of cricket Dave Houghton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 7:42 am

England pace bowler Mark Wood has signed a new three-year contract with his county side Durham. The 29-year-old's 16 wickets in eight group matches have helped England reach a World Cup semi-final against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday. Wood has spent his entire county career with Durham and was part of the team that won the 2013 County Championship. "It is an exciting time for Durham at the moment, with the change in coaches and the new identity," said Wood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 8:43 am

Tour Match:

Australia A (373 & 12-0) beat Sussex (263 & 120) by 10 wickets

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 10:19 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (final day of four):

Surrey 271-9& 218: Elgar 65; Stevens 5-60, Milnes 4-61
Kent 369& 118-5: Robinson 51*; Morkel 2-22

Kent (23 pts) beat Surrey (5 pts) by five wickets

Kent survived an early scare as they chased down 121 to beat Surrey by five wickets at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 10:59 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Leicester (final day of four):

Durham 117 & 487-7 dec: Bancroft 109, Lees 93, Rimmington 92; Abbas 2-79
Leicestershire 212 & 273: Azad 62, Cosgrove 60; Raine 5-47, Rimmington 3-44

Durham (19 pts) beat Leicestershire (4 pts) by 119 runs

Ben Raine took 5-47 as Durham beat Leicestershire by 119 runs for their third win in a five-game unbeaten run in Division Two of the Championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 12:31 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Chester Road, Kidderminster (final day of four):

Derbyshire 108: Morris 4-26, Leach 3-33 & 377: Lace 132; Barnard 4-48
Worcestershire 113: Reece 4-30, Hudson-Prentice 3-27 & 290: Ferguson 127, Cox 62; Rampaul 4-64, Palladino 3-34, Hudson-Prentice 3-42

Derbyshire (19 pts) beat Worcestershire (3 pts) by 82 runs

Derbyshire's seamers did the job at Kidderminster as they saw off Division Two promotion rivals Worcestershire's brave challenge to win by 82 runs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 1:54 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (final day of four):

Northamptonshire 442 & 263-9 dec: Keogh 74, Newton 48: Parry 3-59
Lancashire 315& 275-4: Bohannon 65*, Hameed 55, Vilas 53*, Davies 53

Northants (12 pts) drew with Lancashire (10 pts)

Lancashire returned to the top of Division Two in the County Championship after escaping with a draw against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 2:05 am

AB de Villiers struck nine sixes as Middlesex outclassed Somerset to win by 35 runs at Richmond in the T20 Blast. The South African was unbeaten on 88 off 35 balls, with spinner Nathan Sowter taking 4-29 for the victors. Elsewhere, Birmingham Bears tied at Yorkshire and Gloucestershire were beaten by Sussex after being punished six penalty runs for a slow over-rate. Leicestershire beat Worcestershire to move off the bottom of North Group and high-flying Kent defeated Hampshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 5:56 am

Wicketkeeper Michael Richardson has left Durham after 10 years at the club. The South Africa-born 32-year-old was part of the side that won the County Championship in 2013 and helped Durham reach T20 Blast finals day in 2016. He made 103 first-class appearances, scoring six centuries, but has not played for the county in any format since early May. Director of cricket Marcus North said it had been decided that Richardson would not be offered a new deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 12:55 pm

Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer took 6-27 in a second XI match as he bids to prove his fitness to earn an Ashes call-up for England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/19 at 12:41 am

T20 Blast, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove: Sussex v Glamorgan

Glamorgan 146-9 (20 overs): Lloyd 50; Topley 3-20
Sussex 150-1 (13.5 overs): Salt 78*, Wright 56

Sussex (2 pts) won by 9 wickets

Sussex moved to the top of the T20 South Group with a nine-wicket thrashing of winless Glamorgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/19 at 5:50 am

Ryan Pringle and George Harding will leave Durham when their contracts with the county expire at the end of the 2019 season. All-rounder Pringle, 27, helped Durham reach the 2016 T20 Blast final and made 40 first-class appearances. Left-arm spinner Harding, 22, made three first-class appearances after his debut against Gloucestershire in 2017. Director of cricket Marcus North said: "We would like to wish both Ryan and George the very best for their future."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/19 at 8:31 am

Current T20 tables:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/english-twenty20/table

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/19 at 4:16 pm

Leicestershire captain Colin Ackermann set a new T20 world record with bowling figures of 7-18 in their victory against Birmingham Bears. Off-spinner Ackermann, 28, led the Foxes to a 55-run win which also boosted their quarter-final chances. His figures surpassed the previous best of 6-5 in 22 balls by Somerset's Arul Suppiah against Glamorgan in 2011.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/19 at 7:01 am

Travis Head hit an unbeaten century to help Australia dominate his former club Worcestershire on day one of their tour match at New Road. Head, who played for Worcestershire in 2018, made 109 not out from 173 balls as Australia declared on 266-5. In response, Worcestershire lost both openers without scoring to Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Australia, who won the first Ashes Test, had reduced the hosts to 31-3 at the close.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/19 at 11:29 am

Assistant coach Allan Donald will leave Kent once the 2019 County Championship season is complete, ending a two-year spell with the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 1:21 am

England captain Eoin Morgan and South Africa great AB De Villiers both played starring roles as Middlesex beat Surrey by 64 runs in the T20 Blast. There were 11 current or former England players in action at Lord's, but it was World Cup-winning skipper Morgan who stole the show with 70 from 37 balls. He put on 115 with De Villiers (64) as Middlesex set Surrey 211 for victory. Aaron Finch (47) got the visitors off to a quick start but Steven Finn's fiery 5-16 limited them to 146 all out. Fast bowler Finn, who has not played for England in any format since 2017, looked back to his rapid best and finished with career-best figures in T20 cricket. He very nearly took a sixth wicket - and what would have been a third in four balls - during his final over but was unable to hold on to a difficult caught-and-bowled chance off Gareth Batty.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 10:32 am

Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne has been named head coach of a Lord's-based London men's side for the inaugural season of The Hundred. The 49-year-old is seen as one of the best spin bowlers in cricket history and took 708 wickets in 145 Tests.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 1:40 pm

VITALITY BLAST

Lancashire Lightning v Yorkshire Vikings

Match abandoned - Match abandoned without a ball bowled, rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 2:53 pm

VITALITY BLAST

Glamorgan v Essex

No Result, rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 1:47 am

WOMEN'S KIA SUPER LEAGUE

Surrey Stars v Southern Vipers
Match abandoned without a ball bowled, rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 1:50 am

South African batsman AB de Villiers will return to play in Middlesex's final two T20 Blast group fixtures. The 35-year-old had previously agreed only to return for the knockout stages, having played in the first seven games. However, it has been confirmed that De Villiers will be back for Middlesex's South Group matches at Hampshire and Somerset on 29 and 30 August. He has the highest batting average of any player in the competition, scoring 64 in Thursday's win over Surrey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 2:23 am

Yorkshire's England World Cup winner Adil Rashid has been ruled out for the rest of the English domestic season with a shoulder injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 3:51 am

Pakistan's Babar Azam scored a superb unbeaten 55-ball century as Somerset thrashed Hampshire in the T20 Blast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 4:28 am

Matt Coles has extended his loan with Northamptonshire from Essex until the end of the T20 Blast. The 29-year-old all-rounder initially joined the club in June on a month's loan from the Eagles. The ex-Kent, Hampshire and England Lions bowler has played in six T20 games and four County Championship matches for the Steelbacks to date. Coles made his 100th T20 appearance on Friday in Northamptonshire's abandoned game against Leicestershire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 5:59 am

North Group leaders Lancashire lost for the first time in this season's T20 Blast despite Glenn Maxwell's 79 off 39 balls against Birmingham Bears. Bears won by 15 runs after making 179-6, as Adam Hose (65) and Dom Sibley (51) made half-centuries at Edgbaston. There were also wins for Middlesex against Gloucestershire and Surrey at Glamorgan, while Derbyshire beat Yorkshire in the North Group. But rain meant no play was possible in the two games at Worcester and Durham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 7:01 am

Worcestershire all-rounder George Rhodes is to join Leicestershire on a three-year contract from 2020. Rhodes, 25, the son of former Pears legend Steve Rhodes, was capped by Worcestershire in 2016 after coming through the ranks, but he has never quite established himself as a regular. He will link up with his former Pears bowling coach Matt Mason, who now performs that same role at Leicester. "George will offer a lot to the club," said Foxes head coach Paul Nixon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 7:25 am

Sussex have re-signed Yorkshire fast bowler Jared Warner on loan for their four-match County Championship run-in. The 22-year-old Wakefield-born paceman first went on loan to Sussex in May, only to suffer a side strain after just one match against Glamorgan. But he has now returned to Hove in time for the resumption of Championship Division Two cricket on Sunday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 7:31 am

New Birmingham Bears signing Chris Green is a classic example of the modern-day, globe-trotting cricketer. At the age of just 25, the South Africa-born, Australia-educated off-spinning all-rounder has already played in Australia's Big Bash, the Caribbean Premier League, the inaugural T10 trophy, the Pakistan Super League, the Global T20 Canada and now the T20 Blast. He has never played first-class cricket, yet he has turned out in a variety of multi-coloured strips for New South Wales, Sydney Thunder, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Northern Warriors, Multan Sultans, Toronto Nationals and now the Birmingham Bears. And he has so far made one of the livelier introductions to English T20 cricket, taking in four games in three cities on two different continents - in only eight days. He started in Toronto, featured in two games in Birmingham and then will play at Old Trafford, Manchester on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 9:33 am

Moeen Ali is to take a "short break" from cricket after being dropped by England for this week's second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's. After being part of England's World Cup-winning squad, Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen struggled in Tests against Ireland and Australia. He scored only 13 runs in four innings in those two matches, and took four wickets at a cost of 186 runs. Somerset spinner Jack Leach is set to take his place in the second Test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 10:25 am

Gloucestershire have confirmed all-rounder Benny Howell will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. Howell, 30, was injured during his county's T20 Blast win against Surrey at The Oval on Friday. Scans have confirmed the former Hampshire right-armer has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign. Gloucestershire have brought in Nottinghamshire all-rounder Zak Chappell, 22, on loan as injury cover for their remaining Blast fixtures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 12:16 pm

Vitality Blast, Taunton

Somerset 206-8 (20 ovs): Banton 100, Abell 63
Kent 151 (18.4 ovs): Bell-Drummond 36; C Overton 3-32

Somerset (2 pts) beat Kent by 55 runs

Tom Banton hit exactly 100 as Somerset claimed a third successive T20 Blast victory with a 55-run win over Kent to boost their quarter-final hopes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 1:18 pm

Middlesex have signed veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for the rest of their T20 Blast group games. The 38-year-old replaces Afghanistan's Mujeeb ur Rahman who has been recalled by his domestic cricket board. Hafeez will team up with AB de Villiers as Middlesex's other overseas player after the club last week announced the South African will return for the final two games of the campaign. He is set to make his debut against Essex at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 5:23 pm

Skipper Billy Godleman hit 92 to help Derbyshire beat defending T20 Blast champions Worcestershire by 20 runs to move up to fourth in the North Group. Derbyshire posted 181-2, with birthday boy Matt Critchley taking 4-36 to limit the visitors to 161-7 in reply. In Tuesday's other game Gloucestershire chased down Hampshire's 139-6 with ease to win by seven wickets in Bristol. Chris Liddle's 3-25 set the foundations and James Bracey made 64 as the hosts reached 144-3 with 13 balls to spare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 3:46 pm

Vitality Blast, Chelmsford, Essex

Essex Eagles v Middlesex

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 4:00 pm

Vitality Blast, Canterbury

Kent Spitfires v Glamorgan

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 4:22 pm

Vitality Blast

Lancashire opener Alex Davies scored an unbeaten 75 as they comfortably won at Northants to extend their lead at the top of the T20 Blast North Group. Chasing 158, Davies hit 10 fours to help the visitors reach 160-2 - winning by eight wickets with nine balls left. Skipper Dane Vilas struck the winning boundary, with Liam Livingstone hitting three sixes in his quickfire 22. Livingstone also took 2-24 with the ball, James Faulkner taking three wickets as Northants made 157-7.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 12:27 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (day two of four):

Kent 226: Bell-Drummond 55, Podmore 54*; S Cook 5-42, Amir 4-48
Essex 32-1

Essex (3 pts) trail Kent (1 pt) by 194 runs

Essex reached 32-1 by the end of day two at Canterbury, with their reply to Kent's 226 all out halted by rain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:15 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day two of four):

Hampshire 367: Abbott 72, Stevenson 51; Clarke 7-74
Surrey 109-2: Stoneman 52*, Borthwick 26*; Edwards 2-46

Surrey 4pts trail Hampshire 3 pts by 258 runs with eight wickets remaining

Mark Stoneman and Scott Borthwick helped steady Surrey late on after Hampshire had the better of day two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:23 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day two of four):

Warwickshire 419: Yates 141, Rhodes 82, Burgess 52; C Overton 3-98, Brooks 3-104
Somerset 167-5: Davies 89*; Hannon Dalby 2-21

Somerset (2 pts) trail Warwickshire (5 pts) by 252 runs with five wickets remaining

Somerset opener Steven Davies made his highest score of the summer as County Championship title hopefuls Somerset battled back against Warwickshire on the second day at Edgbaston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:37 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day two of four):

Yorkshire 232: Tattersall 92; Wood 5-67 & 177-2: Lyth 81, Ballance 52*
Nottinghamshire 184: Moores 48; Olivier 4-60, Coad 3-58

Nottinghamshire (3 pts) trail Yorkshire (4 pts) by 225 runs

Yorkshire fought back with ball and bat to wrest the ascendancy from struggling Notts on day two at Scarborough.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:57 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Pattonair County Ground, Derby (day two of four):

Derbyshire 200: Hughes 39, Hudson-Prentice 38; Higgins 5-54, Shaw 3-50
Gloucestershire 396-7: Dent 169, Higgins 101; Rampaul 3-80

Gloucestershire (7 pts) lead Derbyshire (3 pts) by 196 runs with three wickets remaining

Chris Dent and Ryan Higgins both made superb centuries to give visitors Gloucestershire a sizeable, growing lead over Derbyshire on day two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 2:04 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street (day two of four)

Durham 544-9: Lees 181, Burnham 86, Eckersley 71*; Davis 3-100
Leicestershire 152-4: Azad 53, Horton 52; Carse 3-36

Leicestershire (2 pt) trail Durham (6 pts) by 392 runs

Durham took four late wickets on day two to leave Leicestershire on 152-4, after they had started well replying to the home side's 544-9 declared.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 2:07 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Colwyn Bay (day two of four):

Glamorgan 257: Hemphrey 56, Patel 54, Carey 51*; Bailey 4-50, Lamb 4-70
Lancashire 544-9: Vilas 266, Jennings 86

Lancashire (8 pts) lead Glamorgan (4 pts) by 287 runs

An imperious career-best 266 from Lancashire captain Dane Vilas put his team in complete control as they reached 544-9, 287 ahead of Glamorgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 2:07 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day two of four):

Worcestershire 186: Leach 53*, Moeen 42; Hutton 6-57 & 42-4: Sanderson 4-13
Northamptonshire 376: Pretorius 111, Wakely 102, Keogh 53; Parnell 3-65, Moeen 3-126

Worcestershire (2 pts) trail Northants (6 pts) by 148 runs

Northamptonshire's new signing, South Africa international Dwaine Pretorius, and former captain Alex Wakely both hit centuries as out-of-form Worcestershire were made to suffer at Wantage Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 2:08 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day two of four):

Middlesex 75: Robinson 8-34 & 149-4: Robson 61*; Robinson 2-49
Sussex 309: Beer 77, Wells 62, Carey 56; Roland-Jones 5-70

Middlesex (3 pts) trail Sussex (6 pts) by 85 runs

Spinner Will Beer led a superb Sussex tail-end effort to keep the hosts well in charge on day two against Middlesex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 9:40 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day three of four):

Worcestershire 186: Leach 53*, Moeen 42; Hutton 6-57 & 223: Wessels Moeen 40; Sanderson 4-13
Northamptonshire 376: Pretorius 111, Wakely 102 & 36-0: Curran 17*, Newton 17*

Northants (22 pts) beat Worcestershire (2 pts) by 10 wickets

Northamptonshire boosted their Division Two promotion hopes as they finished off Worcestershire just after lunch.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 11:01 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Colwyn Bay (day three of four):

Glamorgan 257 & 138 Cooke 41; Mahmood 3-42, Bailey 3-44
Lancashire 545: Vilas 266, Jennings 86

Lancashire (24 pts) beat Glamorgan (4 pts) by an innings and 150 runs

Lancashire strengthened their grip at the top of Division Two with a comprehensive win over Glamorgan by an innings and 150 runs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 12:31 pm

Ex-Australia boss Darren Lehmann has been named head coach of the Leeds-based men's team for The Hundred, while Yorkshire Diamonds boss Danielle Hazell will coach the women's side.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:18 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day three of four):

Middlesex 75: Robinson 8-34 & 378: Simpson 89; Robinson 6-101
Sussex 309 & 145-3: Carey 69*, Wells 48*

Sussex (22 pts) beat Middlesex (3 pts) by seven wickets

Ollie Robinson registered Sussex's best bowling match figures for 55 years as they wrapped up a seven-wicket win over Middlesex in Division Two at Hove.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:34 pm

England's James Anderson bowled nine overs for Lancashire's second XI in his bid to prove his fitness for the rest of the Ashes series against Australia. Anderson aggravated a calf injury in the first Test and managed only four overs in the defeat at Edgbaston. In his first game since, he took 2-23 against Leicestershire's second XI at the Northern Club in Crosby. The 37-year-old seamer has been left out of the squad for the third Test, starting at Headingley on Thursday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:52 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (day three of four):

Kent 226 & 40: S Cook 7-23, Amir 2-16
Essex 114: Amir 28; Podmore 4-34 & 153-7: Wheater 30, Harmer 30; Claydon 3-21

Essex (19 pts) beat Kent (4 pt) by three wickets

County Championship leaders Essex skittled Kent for 40 on their way to winning a remarkable game at Canterbury that saw 26 wickets fall on day three.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 2:02 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street (day three of four)

Durham 544-9: Lees 181, Burnham 86, Eckersley 71*; Davis 3-100
Leicestershire 236: Carse 6-63 & 153-3: Azad 57

Leicestershire (3 pts) trail Durham (8 pts) by 155 runs

Durham will look to close out victory after enforcing Leicestershire to follow-on on day three.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 2:22 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day three of four):

Yorkshire 232: Tattersall 92; Wood 5-67 & 338: Lyth 81, Ballance 61, Kohler-Cadmore 59; Fletcher 5-67
Nottinghamshire 184: Moores 48; Olivier 4-60, Coad 3-58 and 135-4: Duckett 47*

Nottinghamshire (3 pts) need a further 252 runs to beat Yorkshire (4 pts)

Yorkshire ended the third day at Scarborough still needing six more wickets to claim victory over Division One bottom club Nottinghamshire, who are on 135-4, chasing 386 to win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 2:41 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day three of four):

Hampshire 367: Abbott 72, Stevenson 51; Clarke 7-74
Surrey 490-5: Pope 176*, Borthwick 100, Finch 90, Stoneman 63; Edwards 4-106

Surrey (7 pts) lead Hampshire (5 pts) by 123 runs

Ollie Pope helped Surrey build a first-innings lead over Hampshire to give the hosts a chance of victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 3:15 pm

County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day three of four):

Warwickshire 419: Yates 141, Rhodes 82 and 146: Yates 53, Rhodes 30; Abell 4-39, J Overton 3-26
Somerset 308: Davies 109, Bess 52*, C Overton 36; Rhodes 3-37, Hannon-Dalby 3-65 and 8-0

Somerset (5 pts) need a further 250 runs to beat Warwickshire (7 pts)

Somerset captain Tom Abell claimed a career-best 4-39 as Warwickshire slid from 48-1 to 146 all out to set up hope of a final-day win for the visitors.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 3:25 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Pattonair County Ground, Derby (day three of four):

Derbyshire 200 & 305-3: Godleman 86, Lace 69*, Madsen 69; Allison 2-52
Gloucestershire 419: Dent 169, Higgins 101; Reece 4-91

Derbyshire (3 pts) lead Gloucestershire (7 pts) by 86 runs

Derbyshire established a second-innings lead over Gloucestershire after having the better of day three at Derby.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 7:59 am

Australia seamer Jason Behrendorff has joined Sussex Sharks for their last four T20 Blast group matches. The 29-year-old has previously worked with coach Jason Gillespie and played in this summer's World Cup, taking 10 wickets in five games. Behrendorff will be available for the T20 quarter-finals if Sussex qualify. "I can't wait to be part of the Sharks. It's a great opportunity and one I feel very fortunate to take on," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 1:48 pm

Worcestershire have lost Australian Callum Ferguson for this season's final three County Championship games. New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford, 30, is to return as Ferguson is going back home to Australia for personal reasons. Rutherford also stood in for Ferguson over the first month of the season, making a century in his one Championship appearance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 2:13 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (final day of four):

Hampshire 367 & 253-5: Organ 77, Dawson 65*; Virdi 3-54
Surrey 579-7d: Pope 221, Borthwick 100, Finch 90; Edwards 5-125

Match drawn: Surrey (12 pts) v Hampshire (10 pts)

Surrey and Hampshire eventually settled for a draw after Ollie Pope's imperious knock of 221 not out at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 2:41 pm

County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (final day of four):

Warwickshire 419: Yates 141 & 146: Yates 53; Abell 4-39
Somerset 308: Davies 109 & 258-5: Banton 66, Bartlett 54*, Bess 40, Babar 40

Somerset (21 pts) beat Warwickshire (7 pts) by five wickets

Somerset held their nerve to beat Warwickshire by five wickets and keep themselves in the hunt for a first County Championship title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 2:58 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (final day of four):

Yorkshire 232: Tattersall 92; Wood 5-67 & 338: Lyth 81, Ballance 61, Kohler-Cadmore 59; Fletcher 5-67
Nottinghamshire 184: Moores 48; Olivier 4-60, Coad 3-58 & 135-4: Duckett 75, Patterson-White 58*; Maharaj 6-95

Yorkshire (20 pts) beat Nottinghamshire (3 pts) by 143 runs

Yorkshire maintained their outside County Championship title hopes as they beat relegation-haunted Nottinghamshire by 143 runs at Scarborough.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 3:05 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Pattonair County Ground, Derby (final day of four):

Derbyshire 200 & 481-6d: Lace 125, Du Plooy 67; Allison 3-109
Gloucestershire 419 & 263-2: Bracey 116*, Dent 62; Rampaul 1-52

Gloucestershire (23 pts) beat Derbyshire (3 pts) by eight wickets

Gloucestershire went second in Division Two and 19 points clear of fourth-placed Glamorgan as James Bracey's ton helped them beat Derbyshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 3:18 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street (final day of four)

Durham 544-9: Lees 181, Burnham 86, Eckersley 71*; Davis 3-100
Leicestershire 236: Carse 6-63 & 363-8: Cosgrove 107, Ackermann 56

Durham (13 pts) drew with Leicestershire (8 pts)

Mark Cosgrove's unbeaten century on the final day helped Leicestershire to a draw with Durham in Division Two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 9:50 am

Lancashire have signed Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Wood after he rejected a new contract at Trent Bridge. The 24-year-old joins the Red Rose county on a three-year deal after 10 years with the East Midlands club. Wood joined the Notts academy in 2009 and has taken 86 first-class wickets since his debut in 2014. "This decision has been a hard one to make, leaving my boyhood club, but I feel the time is right to move on to a new challenge," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 10:59 am

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence has agreed a contract extension with the county until the end of the 2021 season. The 22-year-old academy graduate has been at the club since the age of 10 and has gone on to represent England Lions since his senior debut in 2015. "I'm delighted to sign an extension and prolong my future with Essex," the right-hander and leg-spinner said. Lawrence has scored 549 runs for current Championship leaders Essex this season, including five half-centuries.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 11:28 am

Worcestershire fast bowler Josh Tongue will miss the rest of the 2019 campaign with a side strain. The 21-year-old sustained the injury while bowling on the opening day of the Pears' County Championship match with Northamptonshire this week. Right-armer Tongue was making his first appearance in Division Two since May, having previously suffered a nerve tissue injury in his upper arm. He has taken 17 Championship wickets at an average of 18.94 this summer. Worcestershire report that Tongue has a grade two side strain, and will be out of action for six to eight weeks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 3:41 pm

Derbyshire batsman Tom Lace has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a broken finger. The 21-year-old Middlesex loanee suffered the injury in the field in the fourth day of the defeat by Gloucestershire. Lace scored 780 County Championship runs at an average of 43.33 this season. Derbyshire said they wished the player, who has undergone surgery, "a speedy recovery."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 4:41 pm

Essex recorded an exciting T20 Blast victory at South Group leaders Sussex, while Hampshire cruised past Middlesex. The visitors hit 168-5 in their 20 overs, with Dan Lawrence (59*) and Ravi Bopara (45) both hitting good scores. The hosts were reduced to 25-3 in the fourth over before David Weise (66) got them back in contention, only for them to fall nine runs short. Meanwhile, Hampshire reached Middlesex's 128 inside 15 overs to boost their quarter-final prospects.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 5:50 am

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher has signed a new two-year contract. The 30-year-old's deal will extend his stay at Trent Bridge until 2021 - which will be his 14th season with Notts. Fletcher made his first-class debut in 2008 and has taken 326 wickets in the four-day game at an average of 27.87, with a further 144 one-day wickets. "I've loved every single minute of my time representing Nottinghamshire and I can't wait to do that for a further two years," Fletcher told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 10:30 am

Lancashire have opted not to renew England batsman Haseeb Hameed's contract when it expires at the end of the season. The 22-year-old was informed on Friday of the Red Rose county's decision, and is now free to talk to other clubs. The opener averaged nearly 44 in three Tests for England in India in 2016. But he has struggled for form in the three years since, his century against Middlesex in April his first in the County Championship since August 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 4:22 am

Friday's T20 Blast Matches

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 7:33 am

Kent have completed the signing of Yorkshire batsman Jack Leaning on a three-year contract from 1 October. The 25-year-old has made 68 first-class appearances for Yorkshire, averaging 30.68, and he also bowls off-spin. Director of cricket Paul Downton told the club website that Leaning "will add significant depth to our batting unit next season and beyond". Downton added: "His talents across all formats of the game show that he is a versatile and intelligent cricketer."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 1:05 pm

Sussex Sharks thrashed Middlesex to reach the T20 Blast quarter-finals with two South Group games still to play. England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan scored 47 and Mohammad Hafeez 48 as Middlesex posted 171-5 at Uxbridge. Phil Salt (29) and Luke Wright (48) then got Sussex's chase off to a flyer. After both openers fell, Laurie Evans (52 not out) and Alex Carey (41 not out) combined to guide the visitors to an eight-wicket win - their seventh victory in 12 group matches. Fourth-placed Middlesex are also well positioned to reach the last eight, with their final two fixtures against Hampshire and Somerset.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 4:23 am

Vitality Blast, Taunton

Somerset 177-8 (20 ovs): Babar Azam 63; de Lange 3-36
Glamorgan 152 (20 ovs): Lloyd 63, Salter 39*; Waller 3-19

Somerset won by 25 runs

Somerset moved into the top four of the South Group with a convincing 25-run win over bottom side Glamorgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 12:37 pm

Somerset have signed India opener Murali Vijay for the final three County Championship matches of the season. The 35-year-old, who has an average of 38.28 in 61 Tests, replaces Azhar Ali, who has returned to play in Pakistan. Somerset sit two points off the lead in Division One and face Yorkshire and Hampshire before a potential title decider against leaders Essex. In three games for Essex at the end of last season, Vijay made three fifties and one hundred in five innings. "I am excited about the challenge of trying to help Somerset push for the County Championship," Vijay told the club's website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/19 at 3:36 am

Lancashire Lightning and Notts Outlaws booked their places in the T20 Blast quarter-finals with victories against Worcestershire and Yorkshire. North Group leaders Lancashire beat the holders Worcestershire by 25 runs at New Road thanks to Steven Croft's 94. Notts edged out Yorkshire by just three runs at Trent Bridge as seamer Harry Gurney held his nerve in the last over. A tie between Hampshire and Essex did neither side a favour while Northants and Derbyshire were also winners.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/19 at 4:28 am

Lancashire Lightning will play their T20 Blast quarter-final at Durham's Riverside ground, 143 miles away from their Old Trafford home which is in use for the fourth Ashes Test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/19 at 6:39 am

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has joined Kent as an overseas player with the county bidding to reach the T20 Blast knockout stages.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/19 at 8:00 am

Hampshire paceman Fidel Edwards has signed a new one-year contract extension with the Division One club. The 37-year-old, who played 55 Tests and 50 ODIs for West Indies, has been with the county since 2015. "Fidel has been fantastic for us. He's an important part of our squad and a great character the group," said director of cricket Giles White. Edwards added: "Hampshire has become my second home. Hopefully next year we can push on further." Edwards, who appears for Hampshire as a non-overseas player under the Kolpak ruling, had a loan spell with Birmingham in the T20 Blast earlier this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/19 at 9:33 am

Worcestershire sealed their place in the T20 Blast quarter-finals after their game with Nottinghamshire at New Road was abandoned because of rain. Rain began 20 minutes before the scheduled 15:30 BST toss time, with umpires calling it off at 17:10 BST. The point means they cannot be caught in fourth place in the North Group - staying a point behind Notts. The abandonment moves Notts to second, and they will secure a home quarter-final if they beat Durham on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/19 at 11:57 am

Aaron Finch smashed an unbeaten 102 as Surrey hammered Somerset at The Oval to keep alive their hopes of a T20 Blast quarter-final.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/19 at 1:36 pm

Tour match: Derbyshire v Australia, (day one of three)

Derbyshire 172 (Du Plooy 86, Neser 3-31, Starc 3-46)
Australia 77-0 (Harris 52*)

Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc pressed his claim to play in the fourth Ashes Test against England with three wickets in an over on the first day of a tour match against Derbyshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/19 at 5:03 pm

Warwickshire trio Tim Ambrose, Ryan Sidebottom and Alex Thomson have signed contract extensions with the Bears. Former England wicketkeeper Ambrose, 36, has agreed a new deal at Edgbaston until the end of the 2020 season. Pace bowler Sidebottom, 30, and all-rounder Thomson, 25, have extended their stays by two years. "It's a welcome boost for the club to secure new deals with players of the calibre of Tim, Ryan and Alex," said Bears sport director Paul Farbrace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 3:35 am

Somerset stalwart Peter Trego is to leave at the end of the season, after 14 consecutive seasons with the county. The 38-year-old all-rounder started his career with Somerset, making his senior debut in 2000, before returning in 2006 following spells at Kent and Middlesex. As well as scoring 3273 T20 runs, he has a first-class average of 33.31 from 218 matches, taking 383 wickets. "Pete will be remembered as one of Somerset's great characters," director of cricket Andy Hurry said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 9:44 am

Northamptonshire have re-signed Hampshire all-rounder Gareth Berg from the start of next season and on loan for the rest of this campaign. The 38-year-old spent five seasons with Hampshire after arriving from Middlesex in 2015, playing 57 first-class games. He helped them win the One-Day Cup last term and reach this year's final. South Africa-born right-handed batsman and right-arm seamer Berg previously played for Northants between 2004 and 2007, before joining Middlesex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 4:46 pm

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan scored 83 not out off 29 balls to help Middlesex to a record T20 Blast run-chase and seal a quarter-final spot. Somerset set Middlesex a target of 227 to win at Taunton, with Tom Abell finishing 101 not out for the hosts. Coming in during the ninth over with his side 111-3, Morgan's superb knock helped Middlesex to victory with three overs to spare. Middlesex's successful chase was also the fourth-highest in T20 history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/19 at 9:04 am

Tour match, The Pattonair County Ground, Derby (day three of three):

Derbyshire: 172 & 112-9 (all out): Du Plooy 37, Starc 4-39
Australia: 338-5 dec: M Marsh 74, Khawaja 72, Harris 64

Australia won by an innings and 54 runs

Mitchell Starc again impressed on the final day as Australia beat Derbyshire by an innings and 54 runs at Derby.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 6:41 am

Former England captains Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss have been given knighthoods in ex-Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation honours list. Boycott, 78, scored 8,114 runs in 108 Tests for England from 1964 to 1982 and was captain on four occasions in 1978 in place of the injured Mike Brearley. Strauss led England to two Ashes wins, as well as the number one Test ranking, in his 50 Tests as captain. The 42-year-old scored 7,037 runs at an average of 40.91 in 100 England Tests. Every departing prime minister can draw up a resignation honours list, which the Cabinet Office has to approve. May showed her love of cricket with the knighthoods for Strauss and Boycott among the 57 people recognised.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 7:00 am

Middlesex have signed West Indies paceman Miguel Cummins for the rest of the County Championship season. The Barbadian, 29, is available for the four-day game against Durham, starting on Tuesday, and their last two fixtures against Lancashire and Derbyshire. Cummins has 14 Test caps and featured in recent series against India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 7:26 am

Northants have re-signed all-rounder Doug Bracewell for the last three games of the County Championship season. The 28-year-old, who has made 27 Test appearances for New Zealand, spent time with the Division Two side last summer. Northants are third in the second tier, with three teams to be promoted to Division One. Coach David Ripley told the club website they had initially looked to bring in West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach before re-signing Bracewell.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 7:59 am

Experienced seamer Mitch Claydon will leave Kent after seven years to join Sussex next season. The 36-year-old, who initially moved to Canterbury on loan from Durham in 2013, has taken 299 wickets in 106 first-class matches at an average of 31.88. Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie said Claydon "fits the bill perfectly" after looking to add depth to their pace bowling stocks. "He is an important part of our plan for our seam bowling," Gillespie said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 9:26 am

Netherlands all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe has signed a new two-year contract with Somerset, keeping him at Taunton until the end of 2021. The 34-year-old scored 145 runs and took 11 wickets as the club won the Royal London One-Day Cup this year. "His performances have more than warranted this extension," Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said. "Roelof is an outstanding team man and epitomises everything that this club is about both on and off the field."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 11:02 am

Derbyshire's reward for reaching their first T20 Finals Day is a semi-final against Essex at Edgbaston. Billy Godleman's side convincingly beat Gloucestershire by seven wickets with 17 balls to spare at Bristol in the last of the quarter-finals. Essex were the first team through after beating North Group winners Lancashire. Holders Worcestershire Rapids, who beat Sussex after Moeen Ali's unbeaten 121, will play Notts Outlaws in the other semi-final on 21 September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 12:25 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (day one of four):

Kent 304: Stevens 88, Kuhn 56, Bell-Drummond 45; Ashwin 4-121, Coughlin 3-37
Notts 35-2: Slater 18*, Milnes 1-9, Stevens 1-15

Notts (3 pts) trail Kent (3 pts) by 269 runs

Darren Stevens scored 88 off 90 balls as Kent made 304 against bottom-of-the-table Nottinghamshire to all but ensure Division One status for next season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 1:00 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day one of four):

Hampshire 149: Clarke 5-21, Clark 3-50
Surrey 143-7: Pope 68, Clarke 35*; Barker 3-28

Surrey (3 pts) trail Hampshire (2 pts) by six runs

All-rounder Rikki Clarke claimed his 500th first-class wicket as Surrey bowled out Hampshire for just 149 on the opening day at the Ageas Bowl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 2:26 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day one of four):

Somerset 199: Abell 66, J Overton 40*; Maharaj 5-54
Yorkshire 70-3: Ballance 35

Somerset 1 pt, Yorkshire 3 pts

South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj took 5-54 as title-chasing Somerset were denied any batting points on day one against Yorkshire at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 2:39 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day one):

Warwickshire 269-3: Hain 77*, Lamb 69*, Sibley 51, Rhodes 38; Harmer 3-67
Essex: Yet to bat

Warwickshire 2 pts, Essex 1 pt

Relegation-threatened Warwickshire enjoyed their best day's batting of the summer as they limited title hopefuls Essex to just three wickets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 3:18 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (day one of four):

Gloucestershire 200: Bracey 61; Jordan 3-49
Sussex 73-0: Salt 53*, Wells 6*

Sussex (3 pts) trail Gloucestershire (1 pt) by 127 runs

England international Chris Jordan took 3-49 as Sussex dominated promotion-chasing Gloucestershire on day one of their Division Two match at Bristol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:05 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day one of four):

Derbyshire 244: Godleman 111; Gleeson 5-64, Mahmood 3-45
Lancashire 20-1: Rampaul 1-4

Lancashire (3 pts) trail Derbyshire (1 pt) by 224 runs

Derbyshire skipper Billy Godleman held up promotion-chasing Championship Division Two leaders Lancashire with a fine century at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:16 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Leicester (day one of four):

Leicestershire 276-8: Azad 86, Cosgrove 65; Procter 3-43, Berg 2-43, Hutton 2-43
Northamptonshire: Yet to bat

Leicestershire 2 pts, Northamptonshire 2 pts

Hassan Azad became the second player to pass 1,000 Championship runs this season by scoring 86 as bottom-of-the-table Leicestershire reached 276-8 against Northamptonshire on day one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:29 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester (day one):

Worcestershire 205: Wessels 45; Hogan 4-53, Van der Gugten 3-44
Glamorgan 44-2

Glamorgan (3 pts) trail Worcestershire (1 pt) by 161 runs

Glamorgan struggled to 44-2 in reply to Worcestershire's 205 all out as the seam bowlers dominated day one in the County Championship Division Two game at New Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:55 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day one of four):

Durham 147: Handscombe 54; Finn 4-41, Murtagh 3-32
Middlesex 87-7: Malan 24; Raine 3-12, Rushworth 2-23

Durham (2 pts) lead Middlesex (3 pts) by 60 runs

Durham fought back strongly by reducing Middlesex to 87-7 after being bowled out for just 147 on day one of their Division Two match at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 6:15 am

Derbyshire all-rounder Anuj Dal has agreed a new two-year contract to run until the end of the 2021 season. The 23-year-old has played seven Championship games this summer, and also made four appearances in the One-Day Cup. "He is a player who can fill a variety of roles and that's very useful within the squad," head of cricket Dave Houghton told the club website. "We look forward to seeing his progression over the next two years."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 6:45 am

Gloucestershire all-rounder Ryan Higgins has signed a new contract until the end of the 2023 season. The 24-year-old has averaged 68.31 with the bat in the County Championship this term, also taking 40 wickets at 25.23. Higgins joined from Middlesex and has a top score of 199 in 2019, with Gloucestershire second in Division Two. "On the field, everyone is improving as cricketers, we are a tight knit group that want to push the boundaries and see how far we can go," he said. Head coach Richard Dawson told the club website: "He performs well in all formats, so for him to commit to the club is brilliant."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 12:00 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day two of four):

Somerset 199 & 269-5: Abell 62, Hildreth 58
Yorkshire 103: Ballance 35; Van der Merwe 3-14

Somerset (3 pts) lead Yorkshire (3 pts) by 365 runs

Somerset enjoyed an excellent day with bat and ball to take command of their game against Yorkshire at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 1:23 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day two of four):

Hampshire 149 & 296-6: Vince 91, Northeast 73
Surrey 162: Pope 68; Barker 4-38

Hampshire (3 pts) lead Surrey (3 pts) by 283 runs

Hampshire captain James Vince smashed 91 off just 59 balls to put his side on top against Surrey on day two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 1:44 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (day two of four):

Kent 304 & 236-8: Billings 100, Crawley 82; Fletcher 3-40, Ashwin 3-71
Notts 124: Mullaney 22; Stevens 5-39, Podmore 3-27

Kent (6 pts) lead Notts (3 pts) by 416 runs

All-rounder Darren Stevens took centre stage again, picking up 5-39 as Kent bowled out Nottinghamshire for 124 to leave them on the verge of relegation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 2:13 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston, Birmingham (day two of four):

Warwickshire 517: Lamb 173, Hain 82, Patel 51*, Sibley 51; Harmer 6-143
Essex 31-1: Browne 16*, A Cook 7; Patel 1-1

Essex (2 pts) trail Warwickshire (3 pts) by 486 runs

Matt Lamb's career-best 173 helped Warwickshire amass their highest home score in over four years to further damage Essex's County Championship Division One title hopes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 3:03 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (day two of four):

Gloucestershire 200: Bracey 61; Jordan 3-49
Sussex 313-7: Salt 64; Payne 3-58

Sussex (6 pts) lead Gloucestershire (3 pt) by 113 runs

Sussex built up a lead of 113 against Gloucestershire on the second day of their Division Two match at Bristol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 3:24 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (day two of four):

Derbyshire 244: Godleman 111; Gleeson 5-64, Mahmood 3-45
Lancashire 269-2: Bohannon 150*, Livingstone 70*, Jennings 38

Lancashire (5 pts) lead Derbyshire (1 pt) by 25 runs with eight wickets remaining

Lancashire all-rounder Josh Bohannon helped his side earn a first-innings lead over Derbyshire at Old Trafford by hitting his maiden century.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 3:49 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Leicester (day two of four):

Leicestershire 308: Azad 86, Cosgrove 65, Rhodes 61; Procter 3-54, Hutton 3-62
Northamptonshire 325-7: Keogh 132, Rossington 63; Evans 3-65

Northamptonshire (6 pts) lead Leicestershire (5 pts) by 17 runs

Rob Keogh hit a fluent 132 to steer Northamptonshire to a first-innings lead of 17 over Leicestershire at Grace Road with three wickets still left.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 3:57 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester (day two of four):

Worcestershire 205 & 153-2 Mitchell 52*, Rutherford 52
Glamorgan 193 Lloyd 35; Morris 5-73

Worcestershire (4 pts) lead Glamorgan by 165 runs

Worcestershire are well placed on 153-2 in their second innings, a lead of 165 runs over Glamorgan, after a strong second day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 4:34 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's, London (day two of four):

Durham 147 & 191: Robson 64; Harris 3-43 Finn 3-49
Middlesex 143 & 21-0: Robson 9*

Durham (3 pts) lead Middlesex (3 pts) by 175 runs

Middlesex require another 175 runs to beat Durham in Division Two as wickets tumbled on day two at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/19 at 10:57 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day three of four):

Kent 304 & 259: Billings 100, Crawley 82; Ashwin 5-89
Notts 124 & 212: Ashwin 55; Stevens 5-53

Kent (22 pts) beat Notts (3 pts) by 227 runs

Kent pushed Nottinghamshire to the brink of relegation from Division One by wrapping up a 227-run victory with a day to spare at Trent Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/19 at 12:28 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day three of four):

Hampshire 149 & 436: Vince 91, Dawson 88, Northeast 73; Morkel 3-75
Surrey 162 & 151: Pope 40, Smith 34; Organ 5-25

Hampshire (19 pts) beat Surrey (3 pts) by 272 runs

Hampshire easily beat Surrey inside three days as Felix Organ took a maiden first class five-wicket haul.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/19 at 1:20 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day three of four):

Somerset 199 & 329: Abell 62, Hildreth 58; Maharaj 5-122
Yorkshire 103 & 127: Patterson 24*; Davey 5-21, J Overton 2-21

Somerset (19 pts) beat Yorkshire (3 pts) by 298 runs

Somerset moved back to the top of Division One with only two games remaining after an emphatic 298-run win over Yorkshire at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/19 at 2:40 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day three of four):

Derbyshire 244: Godleman 111; Gleeson 5-64, Mahmood 3-45 & 129: Bailey 3-14, Parkinsoin 3-28, Maxwell 3-39
Lancashire 418: Bohannon 174, Livingstone 71, Vilas 51; Rampaul 3-47, Dal 3-60

Lancashire (23 pts) beat Derbyshire (3 pts) by an innings and 45 runs

Lancashire defied the Manchester weather to beat Derbyshire by an innings and 45 runs and secure promotion back to Championship Division One with two games to spare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 12:23 am

Former England captain Sir Andrew Strauss has been appointed chair of the England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee. The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, was previously director of England cricket from 2015 to 2018. Strauss stepped down from the role to care for his wife, Ruth, who died of a rare form of lung cancer in December. "The ECB have been a vital source of support over an extremely difficult year," Strauss said. "It is a real pleasure to return in this new capacity."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 1:05 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day three of four):

Worcestershire 205: Wessels 45, Mitchell 36; Hogan 4-53 & 299: Mitchell 139*, Rutherford 52; Patel 4-59
Glamorgan 193 Morris 5-73 & 156 Cooke 45; Leach 2-24, Barnard 2-26, Morris 2-32, Moeen 2-37

Worcestershire (20 pts) beat Glamorgan (3 pts) by 155 runs

Worcestershire raced to their first Championship win since May as they skittled Glamorgan for 156 to win by 155 runs inside three days at New Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 1:49 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day three of four):

Durham 147& 191: A Robson 64; Harris 3-43 Finn 3-49
Middlesex 143 & 151: S Robson 765; Carse 6-26

Durham (19 pts) beat Middlesex (3 pts) by 44 runs

Durham boosted their promotion chances and dented Middlesex's hopes of a place in Division Two's top three with a 44-run victory at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 2:22 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston, Birmingham (day three):

Warwickshire 517: Lamb 173, Hain 82, Patel 51*, Sibley 51; Harmer 6-143
Essex 278-6: Westley 123*, Browne 65; Patel 3-60

Essex (4 pts) trail Warwickshire (5 pts) by 239 runs with 4 wickets remaining

Essex's England batsman Tom Westley hit an unbeaten century at Edgbaston but his side ended day three still needing a further 90 runs to avoid a possible follow-on against Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 2:22 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (day two):

Gloucestershire 200 & 197-6: Dent 72; Wiese 2-29, Robinson 2-46
Sussex 370: Wiese 67, Salt 64; Payne 4-59

Gloucestershire (4 pts) lead Sussex (7 pts) by 27 runs

Sussex tightened their grip over Gloucestershire at Bristol as the hosts finished day three on 197-6.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 2:23 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground (day three):
Leicestershire 308 & 189: Ackermann 60, Dexter 42; Sanderson 3-37

Northamptonshire 357: Keogh 132, Rossington 63; Davis 4-73 & 22-0: Newton 12, B Curran 10

Northamptonshire (7 pts) need 119 more runs to beat Leicestershire (6 pts)

Northamptonshire equalled a first-class record with eight lbws in an innings as they set up a chase of 141 to beat Leicestershire at Grace Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 6:53 am

Former Australia and Worcestershire all-rounder Tom Moody will coach The Hundred team based at The Oval. The appointment was confirmed by Surrey chairman Richard Thompson on BBC Test Match Special and completes the line up of coaches for the eight men's teams. Moody, 53, has led several sides including Worcestershire, Sri Lanka and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. It means there will be no English coach overseeing any of the men's franchises in next year's inaugural competition. Five Australians, a South African, New Zealander and Sri Lankan will lead the city-based teams in the 100-ball per innings tournament.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 7:54 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground (day four):

Leicestershire 308 & 189: Ackermann 60, Dexter 42; Sanderson 3-37
Northamptonshire 357 & 142-3: Wakely 44*

Northamptonshire (23 pts) beat Leicestershire (6 pts) by seven wickets

Northants climbed to second in the Division Two table after completing a seven-wicket win over Leicestershire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 8:49 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (day four):

Gloucestershire 200 & 243: Dent 72; Rawlins 3-36
Sussex 370 & 74-2: Salt 30*, Van Zyl 30*

Sussex (23 pts) beat Gloucestershire (4 pts) by eight wickets

Sussex wrapped up a comfortable victory against Division Two promotion rivals Gloucestershire on the final day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 11:41 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day four):

Warwickshire 517: Lamb 173, Hain 82, Patel 51*, Sibley 51; Harmer 6-143
Essex 324: Westley 141; Patel 6-73 & 158-2 (f/o): Westley 97, A Cook 57*

Warwickshire (10 pts) drew with Essex (9 pts)

Warwickshire drew with County Championship title hopefuls Essex to officially secure their Division One safety and relegate Nottinghamshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 4:11 pm

Somerset batsman Tom Banton has signed a extended deal with the club until the end of the 2022 season. The 20-year-old has impressed in all formats of the game this term, and scored 69 in Somerset's One-Day Cup final win against Hampshire in May. Banton averaged 42.23 in this summer's T20 Blast and so far has five half-centuries in the County Championship. "I always wanted to stay here. I love this place and I love the boys in the dressing room," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/19 at 1:00 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day one of four):

Surrey 137-4: Smith 34, Foakes 31*; Porter 2-47
Essex: Yet to bat

Essex 1pts, Surrey 0pts

Title-chasing Essex did their best to make up for lost time by picking up four Surrey wickets on a reduced opening day at Chelmsford. Bad light prevented any play until 14:15 BST, with the visitors opting to bat after winning the toss. Pace bowler Jamie Porter sent back openers Mark Stoneman (16) and Scott Borthwick (21) in successive overs. Sam Cook struck twice after tea before the light closed in to end play with Surrey 137-4 and Ben Foakes 31 not out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/19 at 1:47 pm

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day one of four):

Hampshire 196: Dawson 103, Barker 40; Gregory 3-63
Somerset 30-2: Abbott 2-1

Somerset (3pts) trail Hampshire (0pts) by 166 runs

Somerset's push for a first County Championship title was held up by Liam Dawson's century as Hampshire recovered from 24-5 on day one at the Ageas Bowl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 1:02 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day one of four):

Nottinghamshire 425-6: Mullaney 179, Clarke 125, Evison 45
Warwickshire: Yet to bat

Notts 5 pts, Warwickshire 2 pts

Relegated Nottinghamshire found their form a game too late at Trent Bridge as they piled up their highest score of the season against Warwickshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 1:08 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emerald Headingley (day one of four):

Kent 482-8: Stevens 237, Billings 138; Olivier 5-108
Yorkshire: Yet to bat

Kent (5 pts), Yorkshire (2 pts)

Darren Stevens scored a career-best 237 against Yorkshire in what could be his penultimate match for Kent as records fell on day one at Headingley. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the visitors were reduced to 39-5, but Stevens shared a Kent record sixth-wicket stand of 346 with Sam Billings, who made 138. Stevens, 43, is set to be released at the end of the season. He smashed nine sixes and 28 fours as Kent reached the close on 482-8.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 2:01 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground (day one of four):

Derbyshire 138: Dal 35; Wiese 4-18
Sussex 116-3: Van Zyl 49*; Reece 2-27

Sussex (3pts) trail Derbyshire (1pt) by 22 runs with seven wickets remaining

David Wiese took 4-18 to boost Sussex's promotion hopes after rain forced a delayed start on day one at Derby.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 2:50 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens (day one of four):

Glamorgan 300-4 (90.2 overs) Lloyd 66, Patel 66
Leicestershire Yet to bat

Glamorgan 3 pts, Leicestershire 1 pt

David Lloyd and Samit Patel led the way for Glamorgan with 66 apiece as they reached a solid 300-4 against Leicestershire to keep their slim promotion hopes alive.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day one of four):

Northamptonshire 217: Rossington 82; Rushworth 5-68, Raine 3-53
Durham 37-4: Sanderson 3-20

Durham (3pts) trail Northamptonshire (2pts) by 180 runs with six wickets remaining

Northants wrestled back the initiative from promotion rivals Durham as bowlers dictated on day one at Wantage Road.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road, worcester (day one of four):

Worcestershire 221: Wessels 72; Higgins 4-55, Payne 3-57
Gloucestershire 87-4: Barnard 3-16

Gloucestershire (3 pts) trail Worcestershire (1 pt) by 134 runs

Gloucestershire did their Division Two promotion hopes no harm as they bowled out Worcestershire on day one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 5:26 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (day one of four):

Lancashire 259: Livingston 84, Croft 55*; Sowter 3-42, Harris 3-59
Middlesex 39-6: Bailey 5-16

Lancashire 4 pts, Middlesex 3 pts

Lancashire were crowned Division Two champions despite being bowled out for 259 by Middlesex at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 8:40 am

Kent will discuss a new deal with Darren Stevens after the all-rounder hit a career-best 237 on day one of their match against Yorkshire. The 43-year-old, who hit nine sixes and 28 fours in his 225-ball knock, is out of contract at the end of the season. "Obviously, such performances cannot go unnoticed," director of cricket Paul Downton told the club website. "We'll be sitting down after this match to discuss his future. We would be foolish to ignore his recent form." Stevens is due to leave Kent after 15 years following next week's game against Hampshire, but he has starred with bat and ball since returning from a loan spell with Derbyshire during the T20 Blast.

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Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day two of four):

Surrey 174: Smith 34, Foakes 34; Porter 5-62, S Cook (5-53)
Essex 302-6: Lawrence 147, ten Doeschate 78*; Clarke 3-52

Essex (6 pts) lead Surrey (1 pt) by 128 with six wickets standing

Dan Lawrence made a timely first Championship century of the season as Essex built a first-innings lead on day two against Surrey at Chelmsford.

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Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day two of four):

Hampshire 196: Dawson 103, Gregory 3-63 & 176-8: Vince 102*
Somerset 142: Bess 37, Abbott 9-40

Hampshire (3 pts) lead Somerset (3 pts) by 230 runs with two wickets remaining

Kyle Abbott took a career-best 9-40 before James Vince's unbeaten 102 ensured title hopefuls Somerset will face a tricky chase to beat Hampshire.

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Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day two of four):

Nottinghamshire 498: Mullaney 179, Clarke 125, Coughlin 49; Brookes 3-131
Warwickshire: 264-2: Sibley 115*, Hain 67*

Warwickshire (4 pts) trail Nottinghamshire (5 pts) by 234 runs
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England prospect Dominic Sibley scored a century as Warwickshire's batsmen hit back against Nottinghamshire.

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Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emerald Headingley (day two of four):

Kent 482-8 dec & 2-0: Bell-Drummond 2*
Yorkshire 269: Fisher 47*; Milnes 5-87, Stevens 2-50

Kent (8 pts) lead Yorkshire (4 pts) by 215 runs

Kent's Matthew Milnes and Harry Podmore both passed 50 wickets for the season as Yorkshire were bowled out for 269 on day two at Headingley.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton (day two of four):

Northamptonshire 217 & 235-6: Levi 60, Rossington 52; Raine 3-63
Durham 131: Eckersley 37; Sanderson 6-54

Northamptonshire (4 pts) lead Durham (3 pts) by 321 runs

Ben Sanderson's second six-wicket haul of the season put promotion-chasing Northants in a strong position after two days against Durham.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground (day two of four):

Derbyshire 138 & 360-2: Reece 184, Godleman 106*
Sussex 231: Van Zyl 60; Reece 5-63

Derbyshire (3 pts) lead Sussex (4 pts) by 267 runs

Luis Reece struck a career-best 184 after taking a five-wicket haul to put Derbyshire in control against promotion-chasing Sussex on day two.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens (day two of four):

Glamorgan 435 Cooke 96, Lloyd 66, Patel 66; Wright 5-64
Leicestershire 191-9 (70 overs): Horton 49; Smith 3-26, Patel 3-44

Leicestershire (2 pts) trail Glamorgan (8 pts) by 244 runs

Glamorgan's former England spinner Samit Patel tore Leicestershire apart as they lost five wickets for two runs in mid-afternoon.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day two of four):

Worcestershire 221 & 128: Morris 29*; Higgins 4-34
Gloucestershire 235 & 54-4: Finch 2-7

Gloucestershire (4 pts) need 61 more runs to beat Worcestershire (4 pts) with six wickets remaining

Promotion-chasing Gloucestershire look set for a tense finale in their bid to seal victory at Worcestershire after 20 wickets fell on a frenetic day two.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day two of four):

Lancashire 259: Livingston 84, Croft 55* & 14-1
Middlesex 337: Simpson 167*, Sowter 52; Bailey 5-78, Parkinson 3-49

Lancashire (5 pts) trail Middlesex (6 pts) by 64 with nine wickets standing

Middlesex wicketkeeper John Simpson hit a superb unbeaten 167 to earn them an unlikely first-innings lead against new Division Two champions Lancashire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/19 at 7:16 am

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody and ex-England batter Lydia Greenway are to coach the two Oval-based teams in The Hundred in 2020.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester (day three of four):
Worcestershire 221 & 128: Morris 29*; Higgins 4-34
Gloucestershire 235& 115-4: Shaw 38*, Hammond 35*

Gloucestershire (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (4 pts) by six wickets

Promotion-chasing Gloucestershire took less than an hour on day three to beat Worcestershire by six wickets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/19 at 11:10 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day three of four):

Hampshire 196: Dawson 103 & 226: Vince 142
Somerset 142: Abbott 9-40 & 144: Davies 51, Abbott 8-46

Hampshire (19 pts) beat Somerset (3 pts) by 136 runs

Kyle Abbott finished with match figures of 17-86 as Hampshire dealt a huge blow to Somerset's County Championship title hopes with victory at the Ageas Bowl.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground (day three of four):

Derbyshire 138 & 437: Reece 184, Godleman 106; Robinson 5-88
Sussex 231 & 163: Salt 38; Critchley 3-9, Dal 3-11, Hudson-Prentice 3-36

Derbyshire (19 pts) beat Sussex (4 pts) by 182 runs

Sussex saw their promotion hopes all but ended as Derbyshire handsomely beat them by 182 runs inside three days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/19 at 11:32 am

Rain and sodden outfields caused major disruption in the County Championship once again on Wednesday. No play was possible at Edgbaston and Canterbury for a second successive day, while the third days of the matches at Hove and Durham were also abandoned. Day three of the title decider at Taunton, where Somerset are hosting Essex, was called off at 16:30 BST. Essex, who are 25-0 responding to Somerset's first-innings 203, now look certain to be crowned champions. They only need a draw, while Somerset must win to become county champions for the first time in their 144-year history. Warwickshire's game against Yorkshire was called off before lunch because of a wet outfield, while the same issue saw play abandoned between Kent and Hampshire in the afternoon session. Sussex against Worcestershire and Durham against Glamorgan were called off before tea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 1:50 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury (day three of four):

Kent 147 all out
Hampshire 80 for 3

No play Wednesday due to rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 2:40 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day three of four):

Somerset 203: van der Merwe 60; Harmer 5-105, S Cook 4-26
Essex 25-0: Browne 16*

Essex (3 pts) trail Somerset (1 pt) by 178 runs

Essex are all but certain to win the 2019 County Championship after the penultimate day of their title decider against Somerset was abandoned.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 2:53 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day three of four):

Surrey 402-6d: Borthwick 137, Pope 106; Mullaney 2-73, Coughlin 2-83
Nottinghamshire 77-1: Slater 29, Mullaney 21*; Clarke 1-11

Notts (1 pt) trail Surrey (5 pts) by 325 runs

Surrey and England batsman Ollie Pope struck his eighth first-class century as their game against Nottinghamshire at The Oval drifts towards a draw.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day three of four):

Durham 262-8: Watling 104*; Hogan 4-35, De Lange 2-68
Glamorgan: Yet to bat

Durham 2 pts, Glamorgan 2 pts

Durham and promotion-chasing Glamorgan the whole day watching the rain. No play!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 3:19 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (day three of four):

Gloucestershire 220-7: Van Buuren 93, Charlesworth 77*
Northants: Yet to bat

Glos 1 pt, Northants 2 pts

Gloucestershire and Northants are still waiting to confirm their promotion to Division One following another rain-shortened day in Bristol.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road (day three of four):

Leicestershire 155 & 40-0: Horton 30*
Lancashire 170: Croft 44, Hurt 38; Mike 3-41

Leicestershire (3 pts) lead Lancashire (3 pts) by 25 runs

Bottom-of-the-table Leicestershire edged ahead of Division Two champions Lancashire as the game drifted towards a draw on a rain-hit day at Grace Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 4:35 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day three of four):

Middlesex 260: Robson 93, Malan 72; Reece 4-61, Hudson Prentice 3-65
Derbyshire 199-4: Hosein 56*, du Plooy 55*

Derbyshire (3 pts) trail Middlesex (3 pts) by 61 runs

Leus du Plooy and Harvey Hosein both scored half-centuries as Derbyshire had the better of day three at Middlesex.

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Specsavers County Championship Division One, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (final day of four):

Kent 147: Bell-Drummond 39, Rayner 39; Barker 5-48, Abbott 3-49
Hampshire 80-3: Alsop 40, Stevens 2-27

Hampshire (8 pts) drew with Kent (6 pts)

Kent and Hampshire's final match of the County Championship season was drawn after play was abandoned by rain on day four.

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Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (final day of four):

Gloucestershire 220-7: van Buuren 93, Charlesworth 77*
Northants: Did not bat

Glos 6 pts drew with Northants 7 pts


Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (final day of four):

Durham 262-8: Watling 104*, Lees 45; Hogan 4-35
Glamorgan: Did not bat

Durham 7pts drew with Glamorgan 7pts

Gloucestershire and Northants have been promoted to Division One of the County Championship after both their game in Bristol and Glamorgan's match at Durham were abandoned as draws.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 6:37 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, Hove (final day of four):

Sussex 299-8: Garton 59*, Rawlins 58, Van Zyl 56; Morris 3-63, Barnard 3-64
Worcestershire: Did not bat

Sussex (7 pts) drew with Worcestershire (7 pts)

Sussex and Worcestershire drew after the final day of their Division Two game was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Hove.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 7:34 am

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is one of four players nominated for the Players' Player of the Year by the Professional Cricketers' Association. Stokes helped England win the men's World Cup for the first time before starring in the Ashes. Essex spinner Simon Harmer, Gloucestershire all-rounder Ryan Higgins and Warwickshire batsman Dom Sibley are also nominated. The winner will be announced in London on Wednesday, 2 October.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 8:32 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (final day of four):

Surrey 402-6d: Borthwick 137, Pope 106; Mullaney 2-73, Coughlin 2-83
Nottinghamshire 77-1: Slater 29, Mullaney 21*; Clarke 1-11

Surrey (10 pts) drew with Notts (7 pts)

Surrey drew with Nottinghamshire after the final day of their Division One season was abandoned without a ball being bowled at The Oval due to rain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 10:15 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (final day of four):

Yorkshire 261-2: Kohler-Cadmore 165*, Loten 58
Warwickshire: Did not bat

Warwickshire (5 pts) drew with Yorkshire (7 pts)

Warwickshire and Yorkshire finished their Division One campaigns with a rain-hit draw at Edgbaston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 10:45 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (final day of four):

Middlesex 260: Robson 93, Malan 72; Reece 4-61, Hudson Prentice 3-65
Derbyshire 304-7: du Plooy 100*, Hosein 57; Bamber 5-93

Derbyshire (11 pts) drew with Middlesex (9 pts)

Ethan Bamber took his maiden five-wicket haul for Middlesex as they drew with Derbyshire on a the final day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 11:00 am

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road (final day of four):

Leicestershire 155 & 191-3: Azad 83*, Ackermann 49; Gleeson 3-57
Lancashire 170: Croft 44, Hurt 38; Mike 3-41

Leicestershire (8 pts) drew with Lancashire (8 pts

Hassan Azad compiled another half-century before Leicestershire and Lancashire shook hands on a draw in their rain-affected match.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 11:59 am

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (final day of four):

Somerset 203: Van der Merwe 60; Harmer 5-105, S Cook 4-26 & innings forfeit
Essex 141: Cook 53; Leach 5-32, Van der Merwe 4-41 & 45-1

Somerset (9 pts) drew with Essex (8 pts)

Essex were crowned county champions, while Somerset missed out again, as their title decider concluded in a dramatic draw at Taunton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 2:56 pm

After 22 years in first-class cricket, you might think that thoughts would begin to turn to retirement - unless your name is Darren Stevens. "I've got no intention of finishing playing anytime soon," he told BBC Sport. "I haven't once considered it, I think I just love the game too much. "I've still got a lot to give, a drive and desire to do well, to score runs and take wickets and win games of cricket. "I want to win games for Kent, so why give it up? Over the past few weeks, I've shown I can do that." At 43, the Kent all-rounder will remain part of county cricket's furniture into 2020 after agreeing a one-year contract extension.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/19 at 3:03 am

Veteran Leicestershire all-rounder Neil Dexter has left the club. The 35-year-old joined the Division Two side before the 2016 season and scored 2,284 runs at an average of 33.10. Fellow all-rounder Ateeq Javid, 27, and batsman Aadil Ali, 24, have also left at the end of their contracts. Meanwhile, batsman Harry Dearden and wicketkeeper Harry Swindells have signed two-year deals, while batsman Sam Evans and seamer Dieter Klein have signed for one year. South African Dexter told the club website: "I would like to thank everyone at Leicestershire for the great time I have had at the club over the past four years. "Thank you to all the supporters and members for making my time at the club a very enjoyable experience."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/19 at 6:44 am

Kent have signed seamer Tim Groenewald on a two-year deal from County Championship runners-up Somerset. The 35-year-old former Warwickshire and Derbyshire right-armer has taken 401 wickets in 138 first-class matches. He helped Somerset reach the One-Day Cup final at Lord's in May, although he did not play in the historic win against Hampshire. "He is a reliable bowler who will add significant experience," said Kent director of cricket Paul Downton. South African Groenewald, who holds a British passport, will compete in all formats for Kent. "To be a competitive side, you need depth, and as we seek to move up the Championship table and challenge in white-ball competition, Tim will be a great addition to the group," Downton said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/19 at 8:08 am

Marcus Trescothick says he was "ready to move on" when deciding to call time after 27 years in cricket. The 43-year-old bowed out from the game on Thursday as his county Somerset narrowly missed out on winning their first County Championship title. Trescothick's last act in a Somerset shirt was to come on as a substitute fielder in the closing overs. "I'd moved myself on a bit earlier in the season," he told BBC Test Match Special. "I was scared of it before."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/19 at 10:53 am

Hampshire are confident they can bring Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon in as their overseas player next season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/19 at 12:20 pm

Alastair Cook says he will play for one more season "at least" after helping Essex to a second County Championship title in three years. The ex-England captain, 34, retired from international cricket in 2018 and has two years left on his Essex deal. A draw at nearest rivals Somerset sealed a double, after Essex won the T20 Blast final on Saturday. "We've got 19-20 year-olds who put music on you've never heard of, and they keep you young," Cook said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 1:49 am

Essex spinner Simon Harmer has been named County Championship Player of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club. The 30-year-old was the leading wicket-taker, with 83, and played in all 14 matches of Essex's title triumph. Somerset batsman Tom Banton, 20, picked up the Young Cricketer of the Year award, a week after being called up to England's T20 squad for New Zealand. Banton impressed in white-ball cricket, scoring two One-Day Cup hundreds and a 51-ball century in the T20 Blast. Middlesex's Beth Morgan won the Women's Cricket Award in recognition of her record number of One-Day County Championship appearances. The 38-year-old has featured in every season since it started in 1997. England all-rounder Callum Flynn was named Disability Cricketer of the Year after starring in the Physical Disability World Series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 11:29 am

England batsman Dawid Malan has stepped down as Middlesex captain. Middlesex finished eighth in County Championship Division Two and Malan, 32, said missing out on promotion had been "extremely disappointing". His decision to resign was announced at an end-of-season event where Middlesex revealed that West Indies seamer Miguel Cummins has signed a three-year deal. Spinner Nathan Sowter has signed an extension until 2021 but bowlers Ollie Rayner and Tom Barber are to leave. Malan took over the captaincy at Lord's in February 2018 and led Middlesex to a fourth-place finish that year, but they won just three County Championship games in 2019.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 1:12 pm

Gloucestershire seam bowler Chris Liddle has agreed a one-year contract extension with the county. Liddle, 35, was a key part of Gloucestershire's white-ball sides last season taking 20 wickets in 13 matches in the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast. "I'm proud to be part of this squad of players," the left-armer said. "I hope to contribute again towards a successful season next summer." Liddle has been with Gloucestershire since moving from Sussex in 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 2:31 pm

Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman Steve Davies has signed a new two-year deal. The 33-year-old averaged 27.91 in the County Championship this season as Somerset were runners-up to Essex. Former England limited-overs international Davies joined from Surrey in 2016, and his previous deal was set to expire later this year. "You get the sense that we are on the verge of really big things here and I can't wait to play a part in that," he told the club website. Director of cricket Andy Hurry said: "He is a consummate professional with an excellent understanding of the game. Our younger players will certainly benefit from his experience over the next two years."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 2:59 pm

Northamptonshire have re-signed Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf for the first half of next season. The 25-year-old played in the T20 Blast for the Steelbacks this year, taking 11 wickets at an average of 19. Ashraf, a right-arm seamer who bats left-handed, has played in all three formats for his country.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 2:41 pm

Derbyshire all-rounder Luis Reece has signed a new contract until the end of the 2023 season. The 29-year-old was the county's leading County Championship wicket-taker this term, with 52 dismissals at an average of 19.65. He also scored 785 runs and helped Derbyshire to T20 Blast Finals Day. "I'm really pleased to have extended my stay here. We have a really tight group of lads and that's a great environment to play cricket in," Reece said. Derbyshire head of cricket Dave Houghton told the club website: "He has progressed every year that he has been with the club, and his numbers with bat and ball this season shows the kind of quality that he has." Reece joined the Division Two side from Lancashire in 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 12:43 am

Batsman Richard Levi has signed a new one-year deal with Northamptonshire until the end of the 2020 season. South African Levi is known as a limited-overs specialist but forced his way into the Championship team at the end of last season and helped them win promotion to Division One. The 31-year-old told the club website: "It's a really exciting time. I'm looking forward to next season. "Hopefully I can contribute to the side in all formats."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 3:48 am

Glamorgan's South African paceman Marchant de Lange has signed a new two-year contract at the club. De Lange has been with the county since 2017, claiming 76 wickets in 22 Championship games. He is Glamorgan's fastest bowler and a hard-hitting tail-end batsman with a highest score of 90. "He gives us that X-factor with his extra pace, so to get him on board for a few more years is excellent," said director of cricket Mark Wallace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 5:27 am

Teenager Tom Lammonby has signed a one-year contract extension with Somerset to run until the end of 2021. The 19-year-old, whose previous deal was set to expire next year, is yet to make his first-class debut, but played 12 times in the T20 Blast last season. "This is a proud moment for me and to extend my contract with Somerset is a dream come true," Lammonby said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 6:45 am

Feroze Khushi, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater and Paul Walter have all signed contract extensions with Essex. Batsman Khushi, left-arm spinner Nijjar and Dutch bowler Snater have all agreed deals until the end of 2020. Meanwhile, batsman Walter will remain at Chelmsford until the end of the 2021 campaign. "All four lads have talent and you can never have too many talented players in your side," head coach Anthony McGrath told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 7:44 am

Somerset batsman Tom Banton has signed to play for Brisbane Heat in Australia's Big Bash League. The 20-year-old, who has been named in England's T20 squad for the tour to New Zealand in October, will be with Heat for the first eight games of the BBL season, which starts in December. Banton hit a 51-ball century for Somerset in this summer's T20 Blast and also made two One-Day Cup hundreds. Heat coach Darren Lehmann said signing him was a high priority.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 9:31 am

Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie has extended his contract with the club, and will remain at Hove until the end of the 2022 campaign. The 44-year-old Australian took charge at the start of 2018. "I really feel we're moving in the right direction, which is really pleasing," he said. "I can't fault the efforts of all our players and coaches. Everyone wants what's best for the club, and I feel we're progressing." Gillespie has had success in the T20 Blast, leading Sussex to the final in 2018 and also progressing to the quarter-finals this year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 10:15 am

England fast bowler James Anderson is being helped by Manchester City in his bid to recover from the injury that has threatened his career. The country's leading Test wicket-taker, 37, missed the bulk of the Ashes series with a calf complaint. He managed only four overs in the first Test against Australia at Edgbaston and has not played since. City have agreed he can train at their Etihad campus, making use of the world-class facilities and medical staff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 3:24 am

England's management team has reiterated support for Ben Stokes following allegations of a physical altercation with his wife. Pictures published on Tuesday appeared to show Stokes with his hand on wife Clare's face at an awards ceremony. Managing director Ashley Giles said: "I've spoken to both Ben and Clare, for me there was nothing in that incident."

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And in his first news conference as coach, Chris Silverwood described Stokes as "a leader within the group".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 10:58 am

Head coach Jason Kerr has signed a new contract that will keep him at Somerset until the end of the 2022 season. Kerr, 45, was promoted from his role as bowling coach in October 2017 and last season guided them to victory in the One-Day Cup at Lord's and second place in the County Championship. "I'm incredibly excited," he told the club website. "I have absolute belief in the squad and the support staff. "We've laid some really strong foundations over the past two years."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 12:12 pm

Wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter has ended his international career with Ireland by signing a new deal with Durham. The 28-year-old played one Test, 21 one-dayers and 25 T20 internationals. But new rules mean he would have to re-register as an overseas player to carry on turning out for Ireland and Durham - even though he was born in London. Poynter has agreed a new two-year deal with the county, along with 22-year-old batsman Jack Burnham and spin bowler Liam Trevaskis, 20.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 1:44 pm

Northamptonshire all-rounder Rob Keogh will remain at Wantage Road until the end of the 2021 season after extending his contract with the club. The 27-year-old scored 1,280 runs and took 26 wickets across all formats in 2019 as Northants finished second in Division Two of the Championship. "It's an exciting season ahead after being promoted," he said. "We've been a successful team over the last 10 years and I'm looking forward to more success with the club."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 2:42 pm

England's new opener Dom Sibley has signed a three-year contract extension at Warwickshire. The 24-year-old was the Championship's leading run-scorer this season with 1,324 runs, earning him a call-up for the winter tour to New Zealand. Sibley moved to Edgbaston ahead of the 2018 season after rejecting a new contract with Surrey. He averaged 69.68 this summer, scoring five centuries as Warwickshire finished second-from-bottom in Division One.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 4:14 pm

Hampshire all-rounder Brad Taylor has signed a new contract with the county until the end of the 2021 campaign. The 22-year-old, who made his debut aged 16, played just two T20 Blast ganes and featured in a single One-Day Cup match last season due to injury. "I love playing for Hampshire and I'm really pleased to commit to the club for another two years," Taylor said. "I'm looking forward to working hard and ensuring my game is in a good place to push for a regular spot next term."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 5:43 am

Spinner Gareth Batty and all-rounders Rikki Clarke and Gus Atkinson have signed new one-year deals with Surrey. Batty, 42, took 48 wickets in all formats last season and will head into his 24th year as a professional, having made his first-class debut in 1997. Clarke, 38, took 49 wickets and scored 731 runs in 2019 and his contract includes a performance-based option which could see it extended into 2021. Atkinson, 21, is still awaiting his first-team debut for The Oval side.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 7:00 am

Glamorgan all-rounder Graham Wagg, 36, has signed a contract extension for the 2020 season. Wagg, a middle-order batsman and left-arm seamer, has been with the club since 2011. "He's still playing some of his best cricket, his batting's come on and he's re-invented himself as a bowler," said director of cricket Mark Wallace. Wagg played in 27 of Glamorgan's 34 games across all formats in 2019.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 7:24 am

All-rounder George Scott has signed a three-year deal with Gloucestershire after declining the offer of a new contract at Middlesex. The 23-year-old right-hander and medium pacer leaves Lord's after four seasons. His 43 appearances in all formats saw him score 692 runs and take six wickets following his debut in July 2015. "I'm very excited, I think it's a wonderful opportunity for me cricket-wise," Scott said. "I'm absolutely delighted to be joining." Gloucestershire won promotion to Division One of the County Championship this summer and will play in the top flight for the first time since 2005 next season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 8:20 am

Yorkshire are set to sign Middlesex and England batsman Dawid Malan. BBC Radio Leeds understands that the Headingley side are in talks with the 32-year-old left-hander, who has two years left on his current contract. He recently stepped down as captain of Middlesex after a disappointing County Championship campaign. Malan has scored 724 runs in 15 Tests for England and made his one-day international debut against Ireland earlier this year. He is in the squad for five T20 matches in New Zealand next month.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 10:08 am

Jenny Gunn has announced her retirement from international cricket. The England all-rounder, 33, made her debut in 2004 and played 259 times for her country across all three formats. Gunn won five Ashes series, the World Cup in 2009 and 2017 and the World Twenty20 in 2009. "Jenny has been the most tremendous servant to England women's cricket throughout the 15 years she has played," said Clare Connor, the ECB's managing director of women's cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/19 at 3:04 pm

Former England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has ended an 18-year association with county champions Essex to join Sussex. Essex - who also won this summer's T20 Blast - said the 34-year-old had turned down an "improved" offer to stay. Bopara said he has a "burning desire to achieve greater things", but will focus more on playing T20 cricket. "I want to emphasise that I am not giving up red-ball cricket but I will, for now, play less of it to find time to up-skill in T20," he explained.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 5:54 am

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a new one-year deal. The 39-year-old Dutchman has been with the club since 2003 and helped them win the County Championship and T20 Blast in 2019. "I'm really pleased to extend my contract at the club and my affinity for Essex and the players just grows stronger and stronger," he told the club website. "I'm excited about the challenges and battles we'll face in 2020."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 8:47 am

Fast bowler Tymal Mills has extended his Twenty20 contract with Sussex. The 27-year-old, who has played four T20 internationals for England, featured seven times in the T20 Blast last season, taking seven wickets. The left-arm seamer's campaign was curtailed by a back injury before the Sharks were knocked out of the competition at the quarter-final stage. Mills is Sussex's seventh-highest T20 wicket-taker of all time, with 53 scalps in 44 appearances. The Hove side have not disclosed the length of his new deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 10:34 am


Former England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has ended an 18-year association with county champions Essex to join Sussex. Essex - who also won this summer's T20 Blast - said the 34-year-old had turned down an "improved" offer to stay. Bopara said he has a "burning desire to achieve greater things", but will focus more on playing T20 cricket. "I want to emphasise that I am not giving up red-ball cricket but I will, for now, play less of it to find time to up-skill in T20," he explained.
All-rounder Ravi Bopara hopes to return to the England Twenty20 squad following his move from Essex to Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 12:47 pm

Peter Moores is to stay on as Nottinghamshire head coach on a new two-year deal, despite overseeing a winless County Championship season which resulted in relegation. The former England head coach's side lost 10 and drew the other four of their Division One games. Notts did reach T20 Blast Finals Day, but lost in the semi-finals. "I want to put things right. We're in a tough place at the moment, but I'm passionate about this club," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 1:13 am

Australia seamer Michael Neser will join Surrey for the first half of the 2020 County Championship campaign. The 29-year-old was part of the Ashes squad in the summer but did not feature and is yet to make his Test debut. The South Africa-born bowler played two One-Day Internationals for Australia in 2018 against England and averages 26.43 with the ball in first-class cricket. "It has been a long held ambition of mine to play county cricket," Neser told Surrey's website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 4:24 am

Hampshire wicketkeeper Lewis McManus has signed a contract extension until "at least the end of the 2020 season". Dorset-born McManus, 25, has made 39 first-class appearance since making his County Championship debut in 2015. He has also made 32 List A appearances, the last of which was helping Hampshire to win the One-Day Cup at Lord's in 2018, but he did not feature in this year's run to the final. For the last four seasons, McManus has been a regular in Hampshire's T20 team. But he did not win a place in the Southampton-based 15-man Southern Brave squad for next year's Hundred, in Sunday night's inaugural draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 5:36 am

Cricket's new The Hundred tournament is "not a threat" to the traditions of the game, says England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison. The Hundred features eight teams, representing seven cities from around the UK, and will be played from 17 July-16 August. Matches feature 100 balls bowled in blocks of five or 10. "It's about getting more kids to play without taking anything away from our county environment," Harrison said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/50160696

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 6:23 am

Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan will join Surrey for the T20 Blast in 2020. Shadab, 21, has played 35 T20 internationals and 43 one-dayers for his country and took nine wickets in seven matches at the 2019 World Cup. "I've been waiting for an opportunity to play county cricket for a long time and T20 at The Oval is a great place to start," Shadab said. He has been vice-captain of Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and also featured in Australia's Big Bash. Surrey won the inaugural T20 county competition in 2003, but have not reached the final since 2013, when they lost to Northants Steelbacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 2:55 pm

Ben Compton has signed his first professional contract at Nottinghamshire after agreeing a one-year deal. The 25-year-old batsman made his first-class debut at Trent Bridge against Warwickshire in September. "I'm delighted to sign for Notts - it's a great opportunity at a great club," he said. Compton is the grandson of former England legend Denis Compton and cousin of ex-England opener Nick Compton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/19 at 1:57 am

Essex fast bowler Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension with the county champions, tying him to Chelmsford until 2022. Right-arm seamer Cook, 22, has taken 87 wickets in 29 matches since making his first-class debut with Essex in 2016. He played in the last four games of the 2017 title-winning season and nine more when Essex regained that crown in 2019. "Sam has become extremely reliable and consistent and is a vital part of our side," said head coach Anthony McGrath.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/19 at 4:59 am

Somerset batsman George Bartlett has signed an extended contract until the end of the 2022 season. The 21-year-old scored 718 Championship runs this year - at an average of 31.22 - and also helped Somerset win the One-Day Cup title at Lord's. Academy graduate Bartlett only signed his previous deal in January. "I'm really looking forward to the next three seasons with this squad because the club is in a really exciting place at the moment," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/19 at 11:22 am

Worcestershire chief executive Matt Rawnsley has stepped down from his role and has left "with immediate effect". The 43-year-old former Pears spinner left his job as managing director of an industrial and aerospace components manufacturer to return to New Road as CEO in March 2018. Worcestershire won the T20 Blast in 2018 and reached the final again this year but struggled in red ball cricket. They have now reorganised their structure to cope with Rawnsley's exit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/19 at 11:55 am

Worcestershire have re-signed New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford for the whole 2020 county season. The 30-year-old played 14 games for the county this summer in all formats of the game and hit three centuries. Two of them came in the One-Day Cup and he also made 123 in the County Championship against Leicestershire. "I really enjoyed my two stints with the club last season and hopefully I can contribute to some success for the club next year," Rutherford said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 6:50 am

Reece Topley has joined Surrey on a white-ball deal after leaving Sussex. The 25-year-old England left-arm seamer will also be considered for Surrey's County Championship matches. Topley, who has signed a two-year deal, was last weekend drafted by the Oval Invincibles to play in the new 100-ball competition The Hundred next summer. After reviving his injury-hit career with Sussex this summer, he rejected a "long-term contract offer" to stay at Hove earlier this month.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 4:37 pm

Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory has signed a one-year contract extension with the county.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 6:33 pm

Surrey have signed former South Africa batsman Hashim Amla on a two-year Kolpak contract. The 36-year-old retired from international cricket in August as the Proteas' second-highest Test run scorer with 9,282 runs in 124 matches. Amla is the only South Africa batsman to score a Test triple hundred - 311 not out against England in 2012. He was Test captain between 2014 and 2016, scoring 28 centuries and averaging 46.64. "Surrey are one of the most established and accomplished cricket clubs in the world and I am very excited to be joining them again," he told the Surrey website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 3:21 pm

County champions Essex will play the MCC in Sri Lanka in the domestic season's traditional curtain-raiser. Retired Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara is set to captain the MCC in the Champion County match at the Galle International Stadium from 24-27 March.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/19 at 12:46 am

Derbyshire have signed South Africa-born fast bowler Michael Cohen on a two-year deal. Left-armer Cohen, 21, qualifies for EU citizenship and has played 15 first-class matches for Western Province. "Michael is a really promising bowler and we were keen to get him on board for all forms," Derbyshire head of cricket Dave Houghton said. "He has a good record in South Africa and players will be given a chance to fight for a place in the team."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 6:34 am

England batsman Dawid Malan has joined Yorkshire from Middlesex. The 32-year-old, who stepped down as Middlesex captain at the end of the season, has signed a four-year deal. Malan, who has been with Middlesex since 2006, requested to be released from his contract despite having two years left on his deal at Lord's. "This feels like the right time to start a new adventure, and I am excited by the prospect of joining another great club," he said. "I have enjoyed 13 happy and successful years at Middlesex, and I am hugely grateful to everyone at the club - staff, players and supporters - for their support during this period. I am privileged to have played for so long. "I am looking forward to moving to Leeds and starting a new chapter of my career," Malan, who was selected by Nottingham-based Trent Rockets in The Hundred draft, added to the Middlesex website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 7:13 am

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon will join Hampshire as an overseas player for the 2020 season. The 31-year-old will play on a red-ball only contract in the County Championship and should be available for April's early-season fixtures. "We're absolutely delighted with his signature and can't wait to have him on board," Hampshire director of cricket Giles White told BBC Radio Solent. "He's got a real appetite to play county cricket and to be here."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 7:47 am

Northamptonshire seamer Brett Hutton has undergone ankle surgery after playing through most of last season with the injury. Hutton missed the first three games of 2019 with a torn calf before injuring his ankle in his first appearance. The 26-year-old split his peroneal tendon against Sussex in May after coming on as a concussion replacement. "It was the kind of injury where we knew the situation and how to manage it," head physio Barry Goudriaan said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 8:44 am

Durham have re-signed Paul Coughlin two years after the all-rounder left to join Nottinghamshire. The 27-year-old agreed a three-year deal in 2018 but has been plagued by injuries and only played five games as Notts were relegated from Division One of the County Championship last season. Coughlin played just 10 times in all three formats of the game during his time at Trent Bridge. "I hope this move will help me get my career back on track," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 11:08 am

Afghanistan leg-spinner Qais Ahmad will join Gloucestershire in 2020. The 19-year-old will be available for the club's T20 Blast campaign and the final six County Championship matches of the season. Ahmad has played one Test match, against Bangladesh in September, and has also appeared for the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia's Big Bash. He was recently picked by Welsh Fire in the draft for The Hundred, which begins in England next summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 12:32 pm

Worcestershire's England T20 paceman Pat Brown will join Australian Big Bash League side Melbourne Stars in January. The 21-year-old will replace Dale Steyn when he leaves to join up South Africa for one-day matches against England. Brown, who is currently on tour in New Zealand with England, was the leading wicket-taker in the 2018 T20 Blast with 31 and claimed 17 wickets this year. He made his England T20 debut last week against New Zealand and has so far taken two wickets in three appearances. Brown was originally lined up to sign for Melbourne a year ago, only to be sidelined by a back injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 2:30 pm

Former Australia fast bowler Sean Abbott will join Derbyshire for the first half of the 2020 season. The 27-year-old will play up to 10 County Championship games as well as the group stage of the T20 Blast. Abbott has taken 137 wickets in 50 first-class matches for New South Wales at an average of 33.10. He has also played for Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 3:06 pm

Yorkshire have re-signed West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran for "the majority" of next year's T20 Blast group stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 3:42 pm

Australia international wicketkeeper Ben McDermott has signed a white-ball contract with Derbyshire for 2020. The 24-year-old, who has played nine T20 games for Australia, will be available for all of the Twenty20 Blast and One-Day Cup matches next season. He was the eighth-highest scorer in last season's Big Bash, with 376 runs for the Hobart Hurricanes. "Ben's what we are looking for in T20, a dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman," said head of cricket Dave Houghton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 4:35 am

Matthew Maynard has been re-appointed as Glamorgan head coach on a three-year contract. The former Test batsman was interim coach in 2019 and was also in charge between 2008 and 2010. Under his guidance the county just missed out on promotion as they finished fourth in the second division of the Championship, but won just one T20 match. He has captained Glamorgan and played 18 times for England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 4:58 am

Australia batsman Peter Handscomb has joined Middlesex on a two-year deal and will be the club's new County Championship and One-Day Cup captain. Handscomb has made 40 international appearances across all three formats and replaces former skipper Dawid Malan, who has joined Yorkshire. The 28-year-old previously had stints in England with Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and Durham. Head coach Stuart Law said his fellow Australian is a "fine player".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 5:58 am

Cricket fans can take part in creating a memorial for Worcestershire legend Basil D'Oliveira - by buying a brick for a pavilion in his name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 6:47 am

Nottinghamshire off-spinner Matthew Carter has signed a new contract which extends his stay at the Trent Bridge club until the end of the 2021 season. The 23-year-old impressed in the T20 Blast last summer, taking 14 wickets at 19.78 as the Outlaws reached their third Finals Day in four years. "White-ball cricket went really well for me this year," he said

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 11:01 am

Former Sussex and England seamer James Kirtley has been appointed full-time pace bowling coach by the county. Kirtley, 44, has been working with the club's bowlers as a consultant for the past two seasons. He took just under 1,000 wickets in all formats for Sussex, helping them to three County Championship and three limited-overs titles. "I'm really looking forward to working more with the bowlers," said Kirtley, who played four Tests for England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 11:31 am

Kevin Shine has joined Nottinghamshire as an assistant coach after 14 years as lead fast bowling coach for the England and Wales Cricket board. Shine, 50, will once again work alongside former England head coach Peter Moores at Trent Bridge. The appointment sees Notts coach Andy Pick move to a role "identifying emerging talent for the first team". "When the opportunity came up it was a no-brainer," Shine said. "I'm looking forward to working with Pete again." Shine helped secure four Ashes wins, a World T20 triumph in 2010, a rise to the top of the Test rankings in 2011 and England's 2019 World Cup win during his time in the national set-up. The former Hampshire, Middlesex and Somerset right-armer was previously head coach and academy director at Somerset before succeeding Troy Cooley at the ECB in 2006.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 1:18 pm

Somerset have appointed Stuart Barnes as their full-time bowling coach. The 49-year-old, who has previously worked with Bangladesh and Surrey, had been with Somerset as a bowling consultant since March and has now agreed a two-year contract. Barnes played for Gloucestershire and took 16 first class wickets. "Stuart has developed a really solid bond with the players and coaching staff," Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry told the club website. "He has an excellent work ethic and during his time with the club last summer he demonstrated that he has the skill and expertise that we identified as being needed to develop the support that we provide to the players."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/19 at 5:13 am

Worcestershire have signed Australia international batsman Ashton Turner for the T20 Blast in 2020. The 26-year-old Western Australian, who played alongside Englishmen Ian Bell and Tim Bresnan to help Perth Scorchers win the Big Bash in 2016-17, will be available for the whole tournament. Worcestershire, who won in 2018, made it to their second Finals Day in 2019. They lost in the final to Essex but are set on making the short trip to Edgbaston for the third straight year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/19 at 11:59 am

Warwickshire head coach Jim Troughton says the team will be stronger for the way they got through an 'extraordinary' injury crisis at Edgbaston in 2019.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/19 at 12:31 pm

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has signed a new two-year contract with Glamorgan after playing a starring role in the Ashes. Labuschagne scored 1,114 Championship runs in 10 matches before winning back his Test place against England. "I'm absolutely rapt to re-sign and come back to Cardiff for another two years," said the 25-year-old. "I love the city and loved playing for the club. The boys were incredible and I felt part of something special."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/19 at 9:57 am

Former captain Marcus Trescothick is to stay at Somerset in a coaching role. The ex-England opening batsman, 43, retired from playing at the end of the 2019 season, having spent his entire career at Taunton. Trescothick, who scored 52 first-class centuries during his 27 seasons with Somerset, has signed a two-year contract as assistant coach. His new role will primarily involve him working alongside second XI head coach Greg Kennis.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/19 at 1:33 pm

England spinner Jack Leach has signed a two-year contract extension with Somerset - his second new deal with the county in 10 months. The 28-year-old started 2019 by committing to the club until the end of the 2020 season and his latest agreement extends his stay until 2022. He has claimed 32 wickets in nine Tests for England since his debut in 2018. "He is an exceptional talent and a big influence," Somerset's director of cricket Andy Hurry said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/19 at 2:43 pm

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Harvey Hosein has signed a new deal with the county until the end of the 2022 season. The 23-year-old academy graduate has been with the club for over a decade and made his debut in 2014. His existing contract was set to expire at the end of next season. "He took the responsibility of being first-choice wicketkeeper in four-day cricket last season really well and showed great maturity," Dave Houghton, head of cricket, told the club website. "He has done well and his potential is clear to see, we are excited to see his continued development in the next three years."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/19 at 2:56 pm

Lancashire and England leg-spinner Matt Parkinson has signed a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until the end of the 2022 season. The 23-year-old, who is currently on England's tour of New Zealand, was the third-highest wicket-taker in this summer's T20 Blast and the leading wicket-taker in the 2018 One-Day Cup. Parkinson has also taken 62 wickets in 20 County Championship games. He achieved a career-best match haul of 10-165 runs against Sussex in July. "Matt is a fantastic player and will only improve over the coming years, so we are delighted he has chosen to further commit his future to us," Lancashire director of cricket Paul Allott said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/19 at 3:29 pm

Gloucestershire all-rounder Tom Smith has signed a new two-year contract extension with the Championship Division One club until 2021. "Tom played a huge part in the promotion push," said Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson. "Especially the two weeks at Cheltenham. "And he had a very good season in both white-ball competitions. "He continues to be a role model for the youngsters coming into the club and a senior figure in the changing room." The 32-year-old former Sussex and Middlesex slow left-armer joined Gloucestershire in 2013.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 1:35 am

England spinner Jack Leach has signed a two-year contract extension with Somerset - his second new deal with the county in 10 months. The 28-year-old started 2019 by committing to the club until the end of the 2020 season and his latest agreement extends his stay until 2022. He has claimed 32 wickets in nine Tests for England since his debut in 2018. "He is an exceptional talent and a big influence," Somerset's director of cricket Andy Hurry said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 2:35 am

Club captain Tom Abell has signed a one-year contract extension with Somerset, which will now expire at the end of the 2022 season. The 25-year-old signed his first deal in 2015 and was made captain at the age of 23 two years later. Abell skippered the county to victory in the 2019 One-Day Cup final at Lord's, and in red-ball cricket has made 3,852 runs and taken 35 wickets. "The reason I've signed is because I want to win things," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 4:19 am

Ex-Lancashire captain Liam Livingstone has rejected an offer from Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals to concentrate on Championship cricket. The 26-year-old Cumbrian, twice capped by England at T20 level, missed the start of last season in England to play four IPL games for the Royals. But this time he has opted to play red-ball cricket for promoted Lancashire. "I still have hopes of playing Test cricket. The best way to achieve it is to impress in Division One," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 5:37 am

England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has signed a new four-year contract with Surrey, which will keep him at The Oval until the end of 2023. The 26-year-old has represented his country in all three formats, and made a total of five Test appearances since his debut in November 2018. Foakes has featured 153 times for Surrey since joining from Essex ahead of the 2015 season. He has scored 5,474 first-class runs in 109 games at an average of 38.01.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 6:03 am

Somerset have been docked 12 points after being found guilty of preparing a "poor" pitch for last season's County Championship decider against Essex. A hearing at Lord's found the wicket prepared for the game in September had "excessive unevenness of bounce". The total 24-point penalty, the other 12 suspended for two years. will take effect in the 2020 season. Somerset have 14 days to appeal against the decision by the England and Wales Cricket Board commission.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 7:01 am

Batsman Adam Hose has signed a two-year contract extension with Warwickshire, which will take him to the end of the 2022 county season. The 27-year-old has featured across all formats for the Bears, helping them reach the 2017 T20 Blast final and win Championship Division Two in 2018. He has been drafted to the Birmingham Phoenix side for The Hundred in 2020. "Adam is a tremendously talented cricketer," Warwickshire sport director Paul Farbrace said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 8:10 am

Lancashire all-rounder Steven Croft has agreed a new two-year contract. The deal will extend the 35-year-old's time with the county into a 16th season after he helped the Red Rose secure promotion back to Division One of the County Championship in 2019. "I'm over the moon to sign a new deal with Lancashire," Croft said. "It's an incredibly special place to me. "I still get a huge sense of pride whenever I play and I know I have plenty left to give on the field."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 8:57 am

Worcestershire fast bowler Charlie Morris has signed a contract extension tying him to New Road until 2021. The 27-year-old Herefordshire-born former Devon paceman had a year remaining on his current deal. But he has been rewarded for his 44 Championship wickets in 11 games in an otherwise forgettable 2019 season. "Charlie showed tremendous character in bouncing back after remodelling his action," said Worcestershire cricket steering group chairman Paul Pridgeon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 10:07 am

All-rounder Colin Ackermann has signed a three-year contract extension with Leicestershire, which will run to the end of the 2023 season. South Africa-born Ackermann, 28, returned world-record figures of 7-18 against Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast last season. He also made 675 runs and took 12 wickets in the County Championship Division Two during the 2019 campaign. "I am very pleased to have extended my contract," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 10:32 am

Former Lancashire and England slow left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan has signed to play National Counties cricket next season with Shropshire. Kerrigan, 30, made four appearances in Lancashire's 2011 Championship title-winning season, but has not played for the Red Rose since the end of 2016. He was loaned out by Lancashire in 2017 to Northamptonshire, then released from Old Trafford in 2018. His one Test appearance came at The Oval against Australia in August 2013.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 11:30 am

Middlesex have re-signed Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman for next season's Twenty20 Blast campaign. The 18-year-old took seven wickets in 10 games last season and will be available for all 14 of their group stage matches in 2020. Mujeeb made his debut for his country at the age of 16 and featured in this year's World Cup. "I enjoyed my time at Middlesex so much, so I am very pleased to be coming back," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 5:38 am

Warwickshire all-rounder Will Rhodes has been named the county's new club captain in place of Jeetan Patel. Former New Zealand off-spinner Patel is set to retire from all forms of the game at the end of the 2020 season having been with the Bears since 2011. Rhodes will lead Warwickshire in the County Championship and One-Day Cup with opener and recent England Test debutant Dom Sibley his vice-captain. The 24-year-old joined the county in 2018 after leaving Yorkshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 7:28 am

Sussex Sharks have re-signed Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan for next season's T20 Blast group stages. The 21-year-old leg-spinner is the number one bowler in the T20 world rankings and was first pick in the inaugural The Hundred draft last month. Rashid has taken 24 wickets in 20 games - with an economy rate of 6.97 - across his previous two spells with Sussex. "Sussex is like a second home to me and I can't wait to get back and see my team-mates," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 9:09 am

Australia all-rounder Dan Christian has agreed a deal to return as captain of Notts Outlaws in the T20 Blast in 2020. The 36-year-old will play his sixth season as overseas player at Trent Bridge, having skippered the side to the Blast title in 2017. "Trent Bridge has very much become a second home for me," Christian said. "Winning in 2017 will forever be one of my career highlights." The right-hander has made 81 appearances for Notts since 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 1:37 pm

Somerset seam bowler Josh Davey has signed a contract extension until at least the end of the 2022 season. The 29-year-old Scotland international's current deal was due to expire at the end of next summer - but another two years have been added. Davey has made 29 one-day appearances for Scotland and 21 in the T20, the most recent of them having been in the World T20 play-offs in Dubai n October. The former Middlesex and Hampshire paceman joined Somerset in 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 2:12 pm

Leicestershire slow left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson has signs a new two-year contract. The 23-year-old twin brother of Lancashire and England leg-spin prospect Matt Parkinson, is now tied to Grace Road until 2021. Since moving to Leicester in 2017, the ex-Lancashire junior has played the majority of his cricket in the T20. He has taken 42 wickets in 43 T20 Blast games, and made 21 first-class appearances and 13 in List A cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 2:33 pm

Australian spinner Chris Green is to return to Edgbaston in 2020 to captain the Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast. Green, 26, who made an impact as a mid-tournament replacement for injured compatriot Ashton Agar in 2018, will become their second overseas player, supplementing Jeetan Patel. Patel remains Warwickshire's overseas player in all three formats of the game in his final season as player. "Chris is a true T20 specialist," said Bears sport director Paul Farbrace. "He boasts plenty of experience of playing in many of the world's top short-form tournaments and has the potential to become an established player on the international stage."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 4:05 pm

Spin bowler Imran Qayyum has signed a two-year contract extension at Kent. The 26-year-old left-armer joined the club in 2014 and has taken 70 wickets in 66 appearances across all formats of the game. Qayyum said: "I'm really pleased that I've extended my time here at a club with such a good group of lads on and off the field. "Last year I showed that I can take wickets in limited-overs cricket and I'm always looking to improve my game." He took 12 wickets in the T20 Blast in 2019 including a career-best 5-21 against Somerset.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 10:38 am

England World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan will captain Middlesex in this summer's T20 Blast competition. Morgan, 33, will also celebrate a testimonial year with the county in 2020, who he last captained in 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 11:18 am

Middlesex all-rounder Martin Andersson has signed a contract extension. The 23-year-old Berkshire-born former Leeds & Bradford MCCU student is now tied to Lord's until 2021.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 1:25 pm

Sussex have signed former England fast-bowler Stuart Meaker from Surrey. The right-armer, 30, spent 17 years at The Oval and took 348 wickets in 167 games across all formats of the game. Meaker made four limited-overs appearances for England in 2011 and 2012, but has played just once in the County Championship for Surrey in the past two seasons. "I feel like this could be a natural fit and an exciting new venture for me in the coming years," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 2:15 pm

Birmingham Bears captain Chris Green has been suspended from bowling for three months after being cited and tested for his action in Australia. Off-spinner Green, 26, is due to skipper the Bears this summer, having made six T20 Blast appearances in 2019. He was withdrawn from Sydney Thunder's squad to play Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash on Wednesday. "I've spoken to Chris and he's devastated," Warwickshire sport director Paul Farbrace said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 3:34 pm

Kent left-arm seamer Fred Klaassen has signed a contract extension to keep him with the county for a further year. The Netherlands international initially joined on a two-year deal ahead of last season but will now remain until at least the end of the 2021 campaign. "I'm really enjoying my cricket. It's been a different pathway in terms of the usual cricketing professional, but I've enjoyed it," the 27-year-old said. "All I can do is keep improving and continue to contribute to this side."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 2:48 am

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam will return to Somerset this summer for a spell in the T20 Blast and County Championship. The 25-year-old, ranked the number one international batsman in 20-over cricket, will be available for five weeks between 28 May and 3 July. Babar was the leading run-scorer in the 2019 T20 Blast, making 578 runs in 13 innings with a top score of 102. In the upcoming campaign, he will be at Taunton for 12 T20 Blast matches and two four-day fixtures. "I really enjoyed my time at Somerset, and I look forward to coming back next year," Babar told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 12:02 pm

Mark Wood can provide the X Factor England need to beat South Africa in the third Test in Port Elizabeth, says assistant coach Paul Collingwood. James Anderson has been ruled out with a broken rib and Jofra Archer missed the second Test with an elbow injury. That leaves a potentially sizeable hole in the England attack with the series poised at 1-1. "Mark's ready to come in and do a job," said Collingwood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 9:02 am

England all-rounder Ben Stokes been named as player of the year by the International Cricket Council. Stokes, 28, was man of the match as England won their first men's World Cup in a dramatic super over against New Zealand in July. He also scored an unbeaten 135 in England's thrilling final-day victory over Australia at Headingley in August, though the tourists retained the Ashes. "The last 12 months have been the best in my career," Stokes said. "There is an incredible bond between team-mates. It is satisfying you can accomplish these superb highs together."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 7:30 am

Seamer David Payne has signed a new four-year contract with Gloucestershire. The 28-year-old left-armer is the county's longest-serving player having come though the club's academy. "It was a no brainer for me to commit here and try to bring more silverware back to Bristol," Payne said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 12:11 pm

Hampshire all-rounder Keith Barker has extended his contract with the county. Barker, 33, moved on a two-year deal to the Ageas Bowl from Warwickshire last season but his new deal is undisclosed. He took 37 wickets at 26.59 in County Championship Division One and also chipped in with 357 runs in 18 innings during the 2019 campaign. "He's fitted in really well and become a real key cog in our bowling attack as a left-armer," director of cricket Giles White told BBC Radio Solent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 4:35 pm

India spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is to join Yorkshire for the majority of the County Championship season. The 33-year-old is expected to link up with the White Rose county after the Indian Premier League and replace South Africa's Keshav Maharaj.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 4:53 pm

Batsman Tom Westley has been named as the new captain of county champions Essex, succeeding Ryan ten Doeschate. The 30-year-old, who played five Tests for England in 2017, will lead the side in the Championship and One-Day Cup. Ten Doeschate, 39, had been in charge since 2016 and led the team to the title in two of the past three seasons. "It's a huge honour to captain a county like Essex, with all the success they've had over the years, it's a very special feeling," Westley said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 12:35 pm

Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell has agreed a contract extension until the end of the 2021 county season. Mitchell, 36, has scored 12,664 first-class runs, including 36 centuries, since his debut 15 years ago. In 2010, he became the club's first Worcestershire-born captain for 85 years and kept the job until 2016. "Last year was a challenge for batsmen in general but I still feel I can make a sizeable contribution in the years to come," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 6:51 am

Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell has agreed a contract extension until the end of the 2021 county season. Mitchell, 36, has scored 12,664 first-class runs, including 36 centuries, since his debut 15 years ago. In 2010, he became the club's first Worcestershire-born captain for 85 years and kept the job until 2016. "Last year was a challenge for batsmen in general but I still feel I can make a sizeable contribution in the years to come," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 7:06 am

Kent batsman Alex Blake has signed a new white-ball contract until the end of the 2022 county season. The left-hander, who turns 31 on Saturday, is the first homegrown player to sign such a deal with the club. Blake will also play in The Hundred tournament this summer after being bought by Oval Invincibles. "Limited-overs matches are where my passion lies and the Kent Spitfires are definitely going places in white-ball cricket," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 12:11 pm

Northamptonshire have signed Netherlands international fast bowler Brandon Glover on a three-year deal. Glover, 22, was born in South Africa and is close friends with Northants batsman Ricardo Vasconcelos. He was the leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals in 2019 and helped his country qualify for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. "I'm real excited to get playing," Glover said. "County cricket is renowned as being one of the best."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 12:50 pm

Glamorgan pair Chris Cooke and David Lloyd will share the county captaincy responsibilities this season. After being appointed as club captain last year, Cooke, 33, continues to lead the side in the County Championship, while taking over the captaincy duties in the T20 Blast from Colin Ingram. Lloyd, 27, will replace Cooke as captain for the 50-over One-Day Cup. "We think this is our best solution going forward," said Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 1:28 pm

Kent have re-signed New Zealand pace bowler Matt Henry for the first seven Championship games of the 2020 season. The 28-year-old took 75 wickets in 11 Championship appearances in 2018 to help Kent win promotion. He has played 12 Tests, 52 one-dayers and six T20 internationals for the Kiwis and was in the side that reached the World Cup final in England in 2019. "I'm thrilled to be able to come back to Kent after such an enjoyable time here in 2018," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/20 at 4:15 am

Northants Steelbacks have signed West Indies limited-overs captain Kieron Pollard for the middle part of the this summer's T20 Blast. The 32-year-old all-rounder, who played for Somerset in 2010 and 2011, has played 499 T20 matches during his career - more than any other player. "I see this as a wonderful opportunity to be back in England again," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/20 at 6:05 am

Saqib Mahmood, Olly Stone and Craig Overton will be the first recipients of England Pace Bowling Development Contracts this summer. It gives the England and Wales Cricket Board more control over when they play for their counties. Mahmood, 22, Stone, 26, and Overton, 25, will also have a "significant" amount of the salary they earn at their counties paid for by the ECB. The new contracts will run until 30 September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 1:58 am

Glamorgan all-rounder Ruaidhri Smith has signed a two-year contract which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2021 season. The Scotland international has played 29 first-class matches for Glamorgan, taking 65 wickets with a career-best of five for 87 against Durham in 2018. The 25-year-old is hoping to impress this season after struggling with injury in 2019. "I was pleased to return towards the end of the summer," said Smith.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 3:34 am

Northamptonshire have signed Ireland all-rounder Paul Stirling for this summer's T20 Blast. Stirling, 29, was the leading run scorer in T20 international cricket in 2019 and has made 5,400 T20 runs at a strike rate of 142.35. The club say he will be available for "parts of the group stages" and the knockout stage, should they qualify. "I'm thrilled to be playing for the Steelbacks in this year's Blast," Stirling told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 5:10 am

Saqib Mahmood, Olly Stone and Craig Overton will be the first recipients of England pace bowling development contracts this summer. It gives the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) more control over when they play for their counties. Mahmood, 22, Stone, 26, and Overton, 25, will also have a "significant" amount of the salary they earn at their counties paid for by the ECB.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 6:21 am

South African duo Farhaan Behardien and David Bedingham are to join Durham. Middle-order batsman Behardien, 36, has agreed a two-year deal at the Riverside having played 59 one-day internationals and 38 Twenty20 games for South Africa. He captained South Africa's Twenty20 side in 2017 and played in the 2012 T20 World Cup and the 2015 World Cup in the 50-over format. Bedingham, a 25-year-old Western Province and former South Africa Under-19 batsman, has agreed a one-year deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 7:37 am

Glamorgan have given batsman Kiran Carlson a two-year contract extension until the end of the 2022 season. Cardiff-born Carlson, 21, became the county's youngest century-maker at 18 when he hit 119 against Essex at Chelmsford in September 2016. He is currently is the third year of his studies at Cardiff University. Carlson made a century in the opening Championship game of the 2019 season but could not regain a regular place after his exams.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/20 at 9:15 am

Northamptonshire have announced increased profits as the club prepares to become debt-free this year. They made a £464,463 profit after tax in the financial year ending 30 September 2019, up from £287,212 for the previous 12 months. Increased sponsorship, England and Wales Cricket Board distributions and "continuing growth of non-cricket related incomes" led to the increase. Northants were promoted from County Championship Division Two last season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/20 at 10:37 am

Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes has agreed a three-year contract extension until the end of the 2023 season. Rhodes, 24, was named Bears club captain in November as successor to Jeetan Patel, having joined the county from Yorkshire in 2018. "I'm thrilled to confirm my long-term future as a Bear," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/20 at 2:16 pm

Brisbane Heat have re-signed Somerset and England batsman Tom Banton for the next two years of Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League. The right-hander, 21, hit three half-centuries while playing for Heat in the first half of the 2019-20 competition. Banton made his one-day international debut for England on Tuesday in their seven-wicket defeat by South Africa. "He's a good young lad and we think his cricket will only get better from here," said Heat coach Darren Lehmann.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/20 at 2:33 pm

Sussex seam bowler Ollie Robinson has agreed a three-year contract extension with the county. The 26-year-old, who previously agreed an undisclosed-length deal in September 2018, has taken 137 first-class wickets over the past two seasons. He was named the county's player of the season for the second successive year at the end of 2019. Robinson took 63 wickets in County Championship Division Two at an average of just 16.44 last summer. "To get the extra three years is really satisfying, and a nice bit of security to take the club forward," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/20 at 3:34 pm

The Professional Cricketers' Association would support two overseas players per club in all formats from 2021 to allow Kolpak signings chances to continue playing county cricket.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/51387075

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/20 at 4:32 pm

Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale says he is "hopeful" that England captain Joe Root could appear in five County Championship matches this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 2:14 am

Hampshire batsman Joe Weatherley has signed a new undisclosed-length contract with the county. The 23-year-old has come through the Hampshire age groups and previously captained England Under-19s before making his first-class debut in 2016. "Joe's a really good professional and we think the next few years will be really important," director of cricket Giles White told BBC Radio Solent. "We want to support him in that and we hope he cements his place in the team."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 5:50 am

England all-rounder David Willey has been named as Yorkshire's new captain for the T20 Blast. The 29-year-old - who missed out on a place in England's World Cup-winning squad last summer - takes over from club captain Steven Patterson. Patterson will remain as skipper for Yorkshire's County Championship and 50-over campaigns this summer. "To be a captain at any club, let alone the biggest in the country, is a great honour," Willey told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 10:46 am

Somerset have re-signed New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for this season's T20 Blast. The 29-year-old will be available for all 14 matches in the group stage, plus a potential quarter-final. Anderson played for Somerset in the 2017 and 2018 campaigns and helped them reach Finals Day two years ago. "The club has a great squad," Anderson told the Somerset website. "The atmosphere in the dressing room is one of the best I've experienced." Anderson is Somerset's second overseas signing for the T20 Blast alongside Pakistan batsman Babar Azam. The supporters are very knowledgeable and get right behind the team," Anderson added. "It's a great place to play and hopefully I can help the club go one better than we did in 2018 and make the final."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 2:42 pm

Somerset have appointed Gordon Hollins as their fourth chief executive inside three years. Following his exit as England and Wales Cricket Board managing director of county cricket, Hollins now fills the vacancy left by Andrew Cornish's departure in August 2019. Cornish spent 17 months in the job after succeeding Lee Cooper. Cooper was in charge for nine months after replacing Guy Lavender when he left to join the ECB in April 2017. Hollins' previous ECB role will be taken by Warwickshire chief executive Neil Snowball when he makes his scheduled departure from Edgbaston in June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 3:14 pm

Gloucestershire have signed West Indies paceman Jerome Taylor on a three-year deal, to play in all forms of the game. The 35-year-old, who was a member of the Windies' 2016 World T20-winning squad, moves across the West Country, having played T20 cricket for Somerset for the last two years. Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson said: "Jerome will add pace and international experience to the attack. "He can contribute in all formats so he'll be a valuable addition."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 4:24 am

England have recalled opener Keaton Jennings and wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes for next month's Sri Lanka tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 9:33 am

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been cleared to bowl again in England after his action was reported following a T20 Blast game last summer. The 39-year-old off-spinner was reported after playing for Middlesex against Somerset at Taunton in August. And Hafeez was subsequently banned from bowling after a Bowling Review Group hearing at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 4:53 am

Warwickshire posted a record operating profit of £6.2m in 2019 after hosting last year's Ashes opener and five World Cup matches. Profits were up from £1.7m 12 months earlier, when Edgbaston hosted fewer international fixtures. The Test between England and Australia and the World Cup semi-final, which England won on the way to the title, were two of the summer's biggest games. Warwickshire chair Mark McCafferty said it was a "landmark year" for the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 7:12 am

Worcestershire assistant coach Alan Richardson will oversee the county's campaign in the One-Day Cup while head coach Alex Gidman works in The Hundred.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 7:51 am

England all-rounder Moeen Ali will captain Birmingham Phoenix in the first season of The Hundred this summer. The 32-year-old World Cup winner grew up close to Edgbaston, which will host Birmingham Phoenix men's home matches. Birmingham Phoenix start their campaign at home against London Spirit on 18 July. Every time I come to Edgbaston it takes me back to some great first memories of coming here at a very young age," said Moeen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 9:41 am

England spinner Adil Rashid has agreed a one-year limited-overs deal with Yorkshire, but says he still harbours future Test ambitions. The 32-year-old, a World Cup winner with England last summer, has suffered with a persistent shoulder injury. He hopes the new deal will keep him fit enough for this year's T20 World Cup. "Although I won't be playing red-ball cricket this summer, I still have ambitions of playing Test cricket in the future," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 11:44 am

England limited-overs bowler Pat Brown has signed a new deal at county side Worcestershire until September 2023. The 21-year-old was the leading wicket taker in the T20 Blast in 2018 as the Rapids won the competition and made his England T20 debut the following year. He took three wickets in four matches against New Zealand but a back injury saw him miss the South Africa tour. Worcestershire cricket steering group chairman Paul Pridgeon said England recognition was "thoroughly deserved".

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Kent captain Sam Billings has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at Canterbury until the end of the 2022 season. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has played 218 matches for Kent in all formats since making his debut in 2011. He has scored a total of 6,408 runs for the county, as well as taking 260 catches and making 32 stumpings. Billings has also played 15 one-day internationals and 26 Twenty20 internationals for England. "I've been at Kent since I was eight years old, so being at this club means a lot to me," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 4:32 am

Middlesex have signed Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for this season's T20 Blast campaign. The 28-year-old has played 32 Tests, 53 one-dayers and 11 T20 games for his country since his debut in 2011. "Mitch is a hard-hitting batsman, steady medium-fast bowler and athletic in the field," Middlesex head coach Stuart Law told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 11:00 am

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has joined Gloucestershire for the first six matches of the County Championship this season. He is seventh in the International Cricket Council Test batting rankings, averaging 49.48 in 75 Tests. Gloucestershire will play in Division One this season for the first time since 2005 after gaining promotion. "The club has a rich cricketing history and this is a great opportunity to be a part of it," Pujara, 32, said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 11:37 am

Hampshire batsman Felix Organ has signed a contract extension. The 20-year-old, who has come through the club's academy, made his debut in September 2017 but established himself at the top of the order last summer and scored his maiden century against Kent in July. He also took eight wickets as a right-handed off-spinner, including a five-wicket haul against Surrey. Hampshire have not disclosed the length of Organ's new contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 1:29 pm

Essex have signed Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques for the defence of their T20 Blast title. The 33-year-old will be available for the entire competition, including the knock-out stages if the Eagles progress from the group stage. Henriques has played four Tests, 11 one-day internationals and 11 T20 internationals for his country. "He's exactly what we need going into this year's campaign," Essex head coach Anthony McGrath told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/20 at 2:32 pm

Hampshire batsman Aneurin Donald has signed a new deal with the club, despite expecting to miss the 2020 season as he recovers from injury. Donald, 23, had surgery in December after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament the previous month. The Welshman will now continue his rehabilitation at The Ageas Bowl after agreeing a two-year contract extension. He scored 554 runs in the County Championship last season and helped Hampshire reach the One-Day Cup final. "The ability and talent throughout the squad is pretty evident to see and we fully expect to be challenging for titles across all formats for the foreseeable future, and I am looking forward to contributing to that." Donald told the club's website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/20 at 3:33 pm

Kent captain Sam Billings has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at Canterbury until the end of the 2022 season. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has played 218 matches for Kent in all formats since making his debut in 2011. He has scored a total of 6,408 runs for the county, as well as taking 260 catches and making 32 stumpings. Billings has also played 15 one-day internationals and 26 Twenty20 internationals for England. "I've been at Kent since I was eight years old, so being at this club means a lot to me," he told the club website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 2:08 am

Australia batsman Steve Smith will captain the Welsh Fire men's team in the inaugural season of The Hundred this summer. The former Australia skipper was the Cardiff-based team's second selection at the competition player draft behind fast bowler Mitchell Starc. Smith is joined in the Welsh Fire squad by England batsman Jonny Bairstow. "It's an honour to be asked to captain Welsh Fire in the first year of The Hundred," said Smith. Welsh Fire's opening fixture is against Oval Invincibles at The Oval on Friday, 17 July.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 7:43 am

England's second leading wicket-taker of all time Stuart Broad has signed a new two-year deal with Nottinghamshire. The 33-year-old fast bowler, who has 485 Test wickets, joined Notts from Leicestershire in 2008 and had his testimonial year in 2019. "Every time I step out at Trent Bridge, it feels just as special as the first time I walked onto the turf at three or four years old," he said. "I love Nottingham being my home, I love playing for the club."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 2:36 pm

Ian Watmore, the former chief executive of the Football Association, has been appointed the next chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Watmore, 61, will start his role on 1 December and will replace Colin Graves, who stands down in November after becoming the ECB chairman in 2015. "I'm incredibly proud to be appointed to such a prestigious position and look forward to continuing Colin's work and making the most of the tremendous momentum that cricket is currently enjoying," said Watmore. "I feel privileged to be given this opportunity to help a sport that I care passionately about.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 3:11 pm

Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Headingley until at least the end of the 2022 campaign. Lyth, who won seven Test caps for England in 2015, has been with the county for all of his 14-year career. The 32-year-old went past 10,000 first-class runs last season and is celebrating a testimonial year in 2020. "I started my career here as a young lad and want to finish it as a Yorkshire player," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 3:24 pm

Warwickshire's Second XI coach Ian Westwood will take charge of the first team during this year's One-Day Cup. He will stand-in for Jim Troughton, who has been appointed assistant coach for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred. Westwood will be assisted by bowling coach Graeme Welch for the eight group games of the 50-over competition. "I've been very impressed with Ian and he has the makings of an excellent coach," said the club's Sport Director Paul Farbrace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 4:05 pm

A busy international summer of cricket helped Yorkshire post record profits in 2019 and cut debt by £3.8m to £18.34m. Headingley hosted an Ashes Test match, four ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures and a one-day international with Pakistan. Director of finance Paul Hudson said continuing to repay debt meant "a long-awaited return to reducing the debt and interest burden" built up by buying the ground and developing facilities. "This has been an exceptional year financially," he added.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 1:17 am

Hampshire seamer Kyle Abbott expects the England & Wales Cricket Board to resolve the future of Kolpak players in the county game as it is "very hard to believe they can kick all of us out".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 3:25 am

Somerset are to rename their pavilion at the County Ground in Taunton as a tribute to former England batsman Marcus Trescothick. Trescothick, 44, played for the county for 27 seasons, captained the side and amassed more than 29,000 runs across the formats following his 1993 debut. He represented Somerset on the international stage too, playing 76 Tests and 123 one-day internationals. The renaming ceremony will take place on 3 April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 5:30 am

Lancashire have re-signed Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for the upcoming 2020 T20 Blast. The 31-year-old previously played for the county in all formats last season and helped them win the Division Two title during his time at Old Trafford. His return comes after he captained Melbourne Stars to a second successive Big Bash League final last month. "Last season was one of the best summers of cricket I have experienced and I cannot wait to return," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 6:56 am

Kent have appointed former England one-day international all-rounder Mike Yardy as their new batting coach. The ex-England World Twenty20 winner, 39, who left his role with Sussex in 2019 to join New South Wales, has opted to return to England from Australia. Kent used former Warwickshire and England batsman Jonathan Trott as a batting consultant last summer. Yardy will now take on that job in a full-time capacity under Kent head coach Matt Walker.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 7:19 am

Worcestershire are already preparing to switch their first County Championship home game to Kidderminster following their latest severe flood at New Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 12:05 pm

Northamptonshire's white-ball skipper Josh Cobb has signed a new contract until the end of the 2022 season. The 29-year-old was the Steelbacks' leading T20 Blast scorer last year, with 254 runs in 10 innings. Occasional off-spinner Cobb joined Northants from Leicestershire in 2014. "Last year we showed glimpses of what we are capable of in white ball cricket and I'm looking forward to playing some more of that positive cricket consistently," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 12:57 pm

England pace bowler Jofra Archer has extended his contract with Sussex until the end of the 2022 season. Archer, 24, began his international career in stunning fashion in 2019 by winning the World Cup and then taking 22 wickets in a drawn Ashes series. An elbow injury caused him to miss most of the winter tour of South Africa and the upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. Archer said he is "making good progress" and has not given up hope of playing in the Indian Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 3:59 pm

Lancashire have re-signed Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for the upcoming 2020 T20 Blast. The 31-year-old previously played for the county in all formats last season and helped them win the Division Two title during his time at Old Trafford. His return comes after he captained Melbourne Stars to a second successive Big Bash League final last month. "Last season was one of the best summers of cricket I have experienced and I cannot wait to return," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 1:18 am


Worcestershire are already preparing to switch their first County Championship home game to Kidderminster following their latest severe flood at New Road.
Worcestershire have confirmed their County Championship match against Sussex in April will be played at Kidderminster due to flooding. New Road in Worcester has been under water for 62 days since last October with two floods since the new year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 3:39 am

Leicestershire have confirmed South Africa opener Janneman Malan will join the county as their overseas player. Malan, 23, made 129 not out against Australia on Wednesday in just his second one-day international.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 6:54 am

Sussex club captain Ben Brown has signed a new contract until the end of the 2023 season. The wicketkeeper-batsman, 31, joined Sussex as an 11-year-old and has played 140 first-class matches for the club since making his debut in 2007. He has 7,403 first-class runs and was involved in more dismissals than any other Division Two keeper last season. "It's great news that Ben has extended his contract with us," said Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 7:23 am

England opener Zak Crawley has signed a new contract with his county side Kent for the next three seasons. Crawley made his international debut against New Zealand in November and has scored 164 runs in his four Tests. The 22-year-old has played 73 games for Kent in all formats since his debut in 2017,  helping them gain promotion to County Championship Division One the following year. "It feels like we're beginning to build something special," he said. "I want to play my part in establishing Kent in the first division and challenging for trophies."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 11:28 am

England pace bowler Jofra Archer has extended his contract with Sussex until the end of the 2022 season. Archer, 24, began his international career in stunning fashion in 2019 by winning the World Cup and then taking 22 wickets in a drawn Ashes series. An elbow injury caused him to miss most of the winter tour of South Africa and the upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. Archer said he is "making good progress" and has not given up hope of playing in the Indian Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 12:39 pm

Northamptonshire's white-ball skipper Josh Cobb has signed a new contract until the end of the 2022 season. The 29-year-old was the Steelbacks' leading T20 Blast scorer last year, with 254 runs in 10 innings. Occasional off-spinner Cobb joined Northants from Leicestershire in 2014. "Last year we showed glimpses of what we are capable of in white ball cricket and I'm looking forward to playing some more of that positive cricket consistently," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 1:31 pm

Yorkshire and England spinner Adil Rashid is hopeful of making a return to red-ball cricket but admits his shoulder injury means he has "no idea" when that might be. The 32-year-old World Cup winner signed a one-year limited-overs deal with the Headingley club last month. "It's been very frustrating, but that happens in cricket. You have your ups and downs," he told BBC Radio Leeds. "It's not ideal but it's something I had to deal with and overcome."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 1:08 pm

Worcestershire have cancelled their scheduled pre-season trip to the United Arab Emirates because of concerns about the risk of coronavirus. The team were due to be in Abu Dhabi from 18 to 29 March to play five days of cricket against Somerset. But they have now followed the lead of Lancashire, who have called off a trip to Dubai and South Africa. It is a further blow to the Pears' plans for the 2020 season following the flooding of their New Road ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 12:00 pm

England bowler Chris Woakes has pulled out of this year's Indian Premier League to focus on international cricket. Woakes, who is currently in Sri Lanka with England's Test squad, was due to play for Delhi Capitals in the Twenty20 tournament, which starts on 29 March. The Warwickshire player will instead return to Birmingham after England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka. "I want to play for England as long as possible," said Woakes, 31.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 2:34 pm

The Champion County fixture between the MCC and Essex, due to take place in Sri Lanka, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 2:34 pm

Durham will cut short their training camp in Zimbabwe and return home on Monday, amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The county had been set to train in the African nation for two weeks, having arrived on 12 March. On Saturday, Derbyshire announced they would be ending their own pre-season tour to Zimbabwe early, also planning to travel back to England on Monday. The 2020 County Championship season is scheduled to get under way on 12 April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 9:25 am

Sussex have ended their pre-season tour of South Africa early because of the coronavirus outbreak. The team arrived in Cape Town last week and were due to play their first game on Monday, but will now fly back to the UK as soon as possible. No Sussex players or staff members have displayed any symptoms of the illness. Director of cricket Keith Greenfield said: "This is obviously disappointing, but the wellbeing of our players and staff is our number one priority."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/20 at 11:08 am

England bowler James Anderson says he is feeling "a bit anxious" because of the impact coronavirus could have on his professional and personal life. A possible rescheduling of the cricket season will be discussed on Thursday. The 2020 County Championship is due to begin on 12 April, while England are set to play West Indies in a three-Test series starting on 4 June. "Cricket and sport is not the be all and end all but it is my livelihood, it's all I know," Anderson, 37, said. "There's a chance we might not even bowl a ball this summer."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 6:50 am

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has recommended all forms of recreational cricket be suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus. The decision follows UK government advice to cut unnecessary social contact to help fight the pandemic. The ECB said it will "work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues". Plans for the future of professional cricket will be discussed on Thursday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/20 at 2:53 pm

The county cricket season will not start until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus crisis.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said "given the current information available, a seven-week delay... is the most appropriate approach". It said it is possible that the season could start behind closed doors, with fans able to watch live broadcast action. The County Championship was due to begin on 12 April. England are not scheduled to play until 4 June, when they start a three-Test series against West Indies. The ECB said work had started on possible revised schedules for the men and women's game to begin in June, July or August, covering international and domestic matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 7:29 am

The Hundred and the T20 Blast could be the only domestic cricket competitions played this summer, says former England captain Alec Stewart. On Friday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) delayed the start of the season until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus crisis. The County Championship was due to begin on 12 April. Surrey director of cricket Stewart, 56, said he does not expect the season to start for at least three months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 9:02 am

Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace says the focus must be on shorter televised formats of the game if the county season starts. There will be no professional games until at least May 28 because of the coronavirus outbreak. "I would suggest the focus would be on international cricket, then T20, then the Hundred with Championship cricket down the list," said Wallace. Glamorgan are among the teams to have their first six matches called off. "It's just so important we try to get some cricket on, if and when the health of the nation allows," said Wallace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 11:20 am

England batsman Jonny Bairstow’s mother has been elected as the first female vice-president of Yorkshire CCC. Janet Bairstow, whose late husband David also played for the county, was confirmed at Saturday's club’s AGM. She has previously worked as the cricket department administrator at Headingley. Chief executive Mark Arthur was also re-elected on to Yorkshire’s board while former off-spinner Geoff Cope will continue as president for 2020. Meanwhile Robin Smith stood down as chairman after 20 years of service at the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/20 at 3:25 pm

Former England captain Alastair Cook says he would prefer this year's County Championship to be scrapped than play a dramatically shortened campaign. Professional cricket in England is on hold until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/20 at 9:26 am

England women's cricket captain Heather Knight has revealed in her latest BBC Sport column how she has signed up for the NHS volunteer scheme. She hopes to lend support to her brother and partner Tim, who are both doctors, by transporting medicine and calling up those currently in self-isolation. While on lockdown herself at her home in Bristol, she's also been sharing stories of having to conduct daily workouts in the front room while others want to play Call of Duty on the television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/20 at 1:03 pm

Off-spinner Ollie Rayner has decided to retire following his release by Middlesex at the end of last season. The 34-year-old took 313 first-class wickets at an average of 33.26, 51 of them to help Middlesex win the County Championship title in 2016. Rayner, who also claimed 94 victims in limited-overs cricket, began his career with Sussex before moving to Lord's. He had a short loan spell at Hampshire in 2018 and spent the second half of last summer with Kent. In a post on Twitter, he said: "It was tough admitting that my career has come to an end. "I've been very lucky, had times that I will cherish and met some truly wonderful people, too many to single out! 'The great game'."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 1:15 pm

Sussex chief executive Rob Andrew says clubs must plan for the possibility that no county cricket will be played this summer. The 2020 season has been put on hold until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus crisis. And Sussex have already placed most of their non-playing staff on furlough for the time being. "We have to think about the worst case scenario," former England rugby fly-half Andrew told BBC Radio Sussex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 6:00 pm

Essex players are helping prepare hot meals for NHS staff treating patients in hospital with coronavirus. It is part of an initiative by Supporting Humanity, a charity delivering 1,000 freshly cooked meals a day to 13 NHS hospitals, as well as vulnerable people across London. Off-spinner and T20 captain Simon Harmer was one of those to help. "It's been described in the media as a war, and the NHS staff are on the frontline," he told BBC Essex. "I think what they're doing is incredible".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 1:56 pm

Sunday 12 April, 11:00 BST, should have seen the start of the 2020 County Championship. The coronavirus pandemic may have delayed the new season, but that did not stop players and cricket followers from enacting the first ball despite isolating at their own homes. Some of the playing surfaces might not have found favour with the England and Wales Cricket Board's pitch inspection panel - but needs must in the current situation. A simple leave, roughing up a rookie opener and a cracking canine catch were among the early highlights on social media. Sussex skipper Ben Brown was determined to things the right way by donning a natty striped blazer for the toss - although it appeared the opposition were being captained by the Invisible Man.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 10:30 am

Lancashire have cancelled the contracts of their three overseas signings for the 2020 campaign, and all staff have agreed to a 20% wage reduction in May. Australian pair James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell and New Zealand's BJ Watling all agreed to mutually terminate their deals. Lancashire retain the option to sign the trio for the 2021 campaign. All English domestic fixtures have been cancelled until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus pandemic. Wicketkeeper-batsman Watling was due to play in nine County Championship matches, while all-rounders Faulkner and Maxwell were set to join for the T20 Blast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/20 at 12:42 pm

Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent has signed a new three-year contract. Dent, 29, who will be in his third season as skipper if and when the 2020 season gets under way, is now tied to the county until the end of the 2023 season. "It is fantastic news that Chris has signed a contract extension," said head coach Richard Dawson. "He has improved year on year to become a high-class top-order batsman, having come through the academy system."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 4:13 am

Cricket has always been one of the staples of the English summer but it will not start until at least 1 July, organisers have announced. The County Championship - which usually starts in early to mid April - will have nine rounds of fixtures chopped off it. The England men’s and women’s national teams will play all their matches between July and September, subject to government guidance. England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive officer Tom Harrison says “we remain hopeful we can deliver some cricket this summer” but “there will be no cricket until it’s safe to play”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 7:56 am

The England and Wales Cricket Board should consider temporarily scrapping overseas players in the County Championship to cut costs, says former England captain Michael Vaughan. There will be no cricket in England or Wales before at least 1 July because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, a report from a financial advisory firm said counties face a loss of £85m if the entire season is lost. "You have to look at every area where you can save a few quid," said Vaughan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 1:18 pm

Yorkshire have cancelled the contracts of spinners Keshav Maharaj and Ravichandran Ashwin and wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran by mutual consent amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday it was revealed the shutdown of cricket in England and Wales would remain until at least 1 July. South Africa's Maharaj and India star Ashwin had been set to feature in the County Championship. Pooran had signed a deal covering "the majority" of the T20 Blast group stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 3:16 pm

The impact of coronavirus could cost the England and Wales Cricket Board £380m, its chief executive Tom Harrison has told the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee. There will be no professional cricket in England until at least 1 July and The Hundred - the governing body's flagship new competition - has been postponed until 2021. Speaking to MPs on Tuesday, Harrison added that 800 days of cricket could be lost by all professional clubs and the ECB. "We anticipate, with no cricket this year, a worst-case scenario could be as bad as £380m," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 11:41 am

Somerset have cancelled the contract of South Africa seam bowler Vernon Philander by mutual agreement. The 34-year-old was due to join the county for the summer on a Kolpak deal, which meant he would not count as an overseas player. However, no games have yet been played because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Given the current uncertainty the cancellation of his contract was a prudent and sensible decision," said director of cricket Andy Hurry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/20 at 5:32 am

Crowd noise should be played at grounds if cricket returns behind closed doors, says England fast bowler Jofra Archer. There will be no cricket in England and Wales until at least 1 July because of the coronavirus pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is considering staging games without fans. "We play music at cricket. Why can't we play some crowd simulation?" Archer said on BBC World Service's Stumped podcast. "We can play the clapping, play the oohs and the aahs and just try to make it as realistic as possible."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 9:43 am

England cricketers will begin individual training next week in the first step to returning to action after the coronavirus shutdown. Bowlers will have staggered sessions at various county grounds with a coach, physio and, where possible, a strength and conditioning coach in attendance. Other players will return to practice two weeks later. "These are very tentative steps to returning to play," said England director of cricket Ashley Giles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/20 at 9:27 am

Former Kent and England batsman Rob Key has revealed he is recovering after suffering a 'mini stroke'. The 41-year-old, who is now a TV pundit, said he has had a "long weekend" after being treated at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. He posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed on Instagram. Key thanked his doctor and added: "Turns out I've had a mini stroke. Now got to eat food with no flavour and take pills, #triffic,".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/20 at 5:52 am

Lancashire made an operating profit of £7.6m in 2019 - the "best-ever" earnings for a first-class county. A club record £34m turnover was helped by Old Trafford hosting an Ashes Test and six World Cup matches last summer. The 12 days of international cricket brought in revenue of more than £17.5m, while T20 Blast crowds went up by 34%. "To generate in excess of £30m of non-broadcast revenues is truly remarkable and better than some Premier League clubs," said CEO Daniel Gidney.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/20 at 7:55 am

Gloucestershire have confirmed the cancellation of this year's Cheltenham Festival fortnight. The county have played at the College Ground every summer since 1872. They were due to face Hampshire and Yorkshire in Championship games starting on 29 June and 5 July, plus Sussex and Kent in the T20 Blast. No fixtures have yet been played in 2020 and cricket remains suspended in England until at least 1 July because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gloucestershire said cancelling the festival was a "huge disappointment".

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 4:47 am

Cricket risks being "forgotten" the longer it goes without being played, says Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer. Playing the game at all is on hold in Scotland until at least 1 August, and no league or national cup competitions will take place in 2020. Coetzer fears people could be lost to the game, but does not think Scotland will fall behind other nations. "Any sport that isn't getting any headlines will slowly but surely start to be forgotten in some ways," he said. "People who are playing at the grassroots may well just decide 'well, we are not playing this year' and some might just decide 'well, actually I am not going to bother coming back'. You just hope that isn't the case."

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 9:34 am

The England and Wales Cricket Board has extended the shutdown on domestic cricket until at least 1 August. The season, due to start on 12 April, was postponed until 28 May and then 1 July because of the coronavirus pandemic. England are set to begin a three-Test series against West Indies on 8 July. Options for playing domestic first-class and limited-overs competitions later in the summer will be presented to the ECB in June.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 7:01 am

The England and Wales Cricket Board has extended the shutdown on domestic cricket until at least 1 August. The season, due to start on 12 April, was postponed until 28 May and then 1 July because of the pandemic. England are set to begin a three-Test series against West Indies on 8 July. The extension of the shutdown means 10 rounds of County Championship matches will have been lost.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 2:27 pm

Coronavirus replacements could be allowed in England's summer Test series against West Indies and Pakistan. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is in talks with the International Cricket Council (ICC) over changes to the playing conditions. This month the ICC revealed plans to ban the use of saliva to shine the ball amid the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the only reason a player can be replaced in a match is for suffering a concussion. For all other injuries and illnesses, a substitute fielder may be permitted, but that player cannot bat or bowl.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 7:37 am

Cricket has finally been played in the British Isles, with the first game since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed taking place in Guernsey. Eight weeks after the season should have begun, the KGV Ground in Castel staged a T20 match on Saturday. The exhibition game raised money for the Covid-19 appeal and a live stream attracted over 84,000 views on YouTube. County cricket in England is suspended until August, although it is hoped England can play Tests in July.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 3:39 am

County cricketers will continue to take pay cuts of up to 20% in June and July, the Professional Cricketers' Association has confirmed. Salaries have been reduced since April and some players have been furloughed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The domestic season has been postponed until at least 1 August. Options for playing first-class and limited-overs competitions later in the summer will be presented to the England and Wales Cricket Board in June. But at least 10 rounds of the County Championship campaign, which was scheduled to start on 12 April, will be lost. The deal would see players on multi-year contracts accept a pay cut of no more than 20%, with 12% the limit for single-year contracts unless agreed otherwise. A total of 134 county players are out of contract at the end of the year.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 5:51 am

Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will not return as Kent's overseas player in the T20 Blast this summer. Nabi, 35, had been due to play the whole group stage for the Spitfires, which should have begun on Thursday. But the season has been further postponed until 1 August because of the coronavirus pandemic, although some form of the Blast may be played later.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 9:15 am

Travis Head's proposed move to Sussex in 2020 has been put back until the 2021 season. The Australia batsman, 26, was due to be available in all formats for the entire season but that will not happen because of the impact of coronavirus. Head said: "Whilst it is very disappointing, it is clear that there are many difficulties surrounding the 2020 English domestic cricket season. "We all agree this is in the best interests of all concerned."

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/20 at 6:24 am

Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace says he is feeling more optimistic about the chance of county cricket being played in 2020. The domestic game will not start before 1 August because of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Things are starting to develop as we make our way out of different levels of lockdown," said Wallace. "It's still a case of analysing what safety measures are needed, but I'm more optimistic than a month ago."

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/20 at 9:03 am

Batsman Rob Newton is to leave Northamptonshire when his contract expires at the end of the 2020 season. Northants, who were promoted to County Championship Division One in September, are still to play any cricket this season because of coronavirus. Head coach David Ripley said it was "a really difficult decision". "Ultimately we're trying to work in Rob's best interest, which is why we've decided to make this call earlier than perhaps you would normally," he added.

Subject: Re: British Cricket (Summer UK, and relevant news)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 9:00 am

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has signed for an extra year with Glamorgan, until the end of the 2022 season. Even