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LVCC1 Lancashire -v- Middlesex
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LVCC2 Glamorgan -v- Hampshire
Hampshire won by 291 runs
LVCC1 Warwickshire -v- Durham
Warwickshire won by an innings and 13 runs
LVCC1 Yorkshire -v- Somerset
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LVCC2 Essex -v- Worcestershire
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LVCC2 Kent -v- Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire won by 244 runs
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CC tables 2014

Division 1 Points
Middlesex 1710
Yorkshire 255
Warwickshire 238
Sussex 210
Nottinghamshire 206
Durham 199
Somerset 198
Lancashire 154
Northamptonshire 79
Division 2 Points
Hampshire 240
Worcestershire 237
Essex 229
Derbyshire 188
Surrey 183
Kent 171
Gloucestershire 163
Glamorgan 153
Leicestershire 108

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From the vault!

County Cricket Legends:

Grace, runs, and critics aplenty. Ring a Bell, anyone?

photo of Ian Bell in action for the Bears.

Ian Bell treated the Edgbaston faithful to a typically graceful 72 from 58 balls as Warwickshire defeated Leicestershire in last weekend's Clydesdale Bank 40 clash. It was the type of effortless innings one has grown accustomed to from a cricketer who must on occasion curse being so gifted.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Other recent articles


Memorable sixes revisited and a tale from the Tavern

photo of The Trott benchmark.

With a little help from Google Earth, Vincent Miller has applied science and hearsay to reignite a futile debate.

Friday, 9 August 2013


Keepers of the ground

photo of

Bluebells and swallows all hint at what is to come, yet it is the sight of groundsmen in wet-weather gear pointlessly tending to a water logged outfield that offers the greatest reassurance that summer beckons.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Rock the foundations - dismemberment of the old Lord's Tavern

photo of Last orders: the Lounge Bar 1965.

A way of life that had ebbed and flowed for close to a hundred years came to an abrupt halt in 1966 when demolition of the old Lord's Tavern and neighbouring buildings commenced.

Friday, 14 June 2013


A day (or two) in the life of the former Lord's Tavern

photo of Inside the Lounge Bar. Access to the pitch-facing Lounge Bar could be gained from within the ground or from its own St Johns Wood Road entrance - an inner revolving door was locked to keep out passersby on match-days. The staircase above the patrons on the far right-hand side led to the upstairs Oak Room - to their left and just out of shot is the lockable revolving door.

Unlike its modern successor, the original Tavern at Lord's Cricket Ground overlooked the field of play - an ideal location for mixing cricket with pleasure.

Friday, 31 May 2013

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