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Chris Gayle defamation trial hears cricketer 'devastated' by Fairfax claims

Gayle says allegations by the Age newspaper that he exposed himself are false and he has never been more hurt in his life Cricketer Chris Gayle has told a Sydney court he was devastated when he read a headline in the Age ...

Guardian Monday, 23rd October 2017, 4:26AM - Read article


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Australia edge England in close finish to draw first blood in Women's Ashes

England 228-9; Australia 231-8 | Australia win by two wicketsHosts take 2-0 lead in series after victory in first ODI in BrisbaneThey made painfully hard work of it at times, but thanks to a calm and unbeaten 67 from Ale ...

Guardian Sunday, 22nd October 2017, 7:46AM - Read article


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Australia v England: Women's Ashes first one-day international – live!

Live updates from the series opener at Allan Border Field in BrisbaneGet in touch with Geoff on email or via Twitter @GeoffLemonSport 3.15am BST Geoff will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s the Guardian’s view on ...

Guardian Saturday, 21st October 2017, 11:30PM - Read article


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Women's Ashes: settled England primed to pick apart Lanning-less Australia | Geoff Lemon

The series gets underway with Australia’s tower wobbling and a buoyant England team in a good position to knock it overWomen’s Ashes: the players who can shape the series – interactiveFor English women’s cricket, Austral ...

Guardian Friday, 20th October 2017, 8:00PM - Read article


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Surrey sign Aussie all-rounder Marsh

Surrey have signed Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as their overseas player for the 2018 season.

Sky Sports Friday, 20th October 2017, 7:20PM - Read article


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Mutual respect in Moto GP thriller exposes crassness of Warner’s ‘war’ | Richard Williams

Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Márquez showed it is possible to want something badly without having to hate a sporting rival to gain an advantageHow badly do you want it? That’s a question to be directed at an opponent in the ...

Guardian Friday, 20th October 2017, 3:22PM - Read article


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Cricket is rotting away. Everything worthwhile is being destroyed

The authorities are ruining so much of the game many love as they concentrate on T20 money and power – and the ludicrous Test final is the last strawThirty years ago, when he was newly retired as a player and before he w ...

Guardian Friday, 20th October 2017, 2:51PM - Read article


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Coles leaves Kent for Essex

Matt Coles has joined County Championship winners Essex on a two-year contract ahead of the 2018 season.

Sky Sports Thursday, 19th October 2017, 5:24PM - Read article


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Geoffrey Boycott makes amends over Theresa May's missing Tupperware

Cricket pundit sends PM new containers after she accused him of taking hers when she baked brownies for TMS teamGeoffrey Boycott has attempted to make amends with Theresa May after she accused him of taking her Tupperwar ...

Guardian Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 7:44PM - Read article


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Lawrence commits to Essex

Dan Lawrence has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Essex until the end of the 2019 season.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 7:30PM - Read article


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This year's women’s Ashes series is surrounded by unfamiliar territory | Mel Jones

In a rapidly changing cricket landscape, the upcoming series in Australia promises intrigue among the unknownA lot has changed since Margaret Peden led out her Australian side onto the Exhibition Ground in Brisbane for t ...

Guardian Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 6:00PM - Read article


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Ashes 2017: England Women cover all bases for revenge mission Down Under | Vithushan Ehantharajah

Fresh from winning the World Cup in thrilling fashion, Mark Robinson’s side have prepared meticulously to regain the Ashes in AustraliaWhile one England cricket team worry about a continuing police investigation before m ...

Guardian Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 9:00AM - Read article


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Australia's Ashes captain Rachael Haynes: 'I’m well-prepared as a leader'

There is a sense that all of the new captain’s cricket experiences have been building up to leading Australia in an Ashes seriesLast month, a number flashed up on Rachael Haynes’ phone. It was Pat Howard, Australia’s hig ...

Guardian Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 6:00PM - Read article


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Keogh signs new Northants deal

Rob Keogh has signed a new contract with Northamptonshire which will see him stay until the end of the 2019 season.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 5:10PM - Read article


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Middlesex lose appeal against points deduction as relegation stands

• Middlesex appealed against over rate penalty in match with crossbow incident• ‘Rules relating to over rates are clear,’ says cricket discipline commission chairMiddlesex have lost their appeal against the two-point pen ...

Guardian Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 3:35PM - Read article


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Middlesex lose appeal, Somerset safe

Somerset will remain in the County Championship Division One after Middlesex lost their appeal against a points deduction which contributed to their relegation.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 2:51PM - Read article


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David Warner's talk of an Ashes war takes the joy out of cricket | Simon Burnton

The idea that a sportsman might, in order to motivate himself, need to despise his opponents is surely deplorableFor much of Monday, the Guardian’s cricket homepage led with two stories from two very different ends of th ...

Guardian Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 11:39AM - Read article


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Fletcher to resume training

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher is set to return to training for the first time since being struck on the head by a ball in a NatWest T20 Blast match in July.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 9:57AM - Read article


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Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more | Brief letters

Tax avoidance | Andrew Adonis | Tory reshuffles | Wobbly tables | Cricket etiquette | The Today programmeRichard Thaler’s theory has helped “bring forward more than £200m for the government in one year” (Academic who ste ...

Guardian Monday, 16th October 2017, 6:12PM - Read article


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Cox signs new Worcestershire deal

Worcestershire wicketkeeper Ben Cox has committed himself to the county by signing a new four-year contract at New Road.

Sky Sports Monday, 16th October 2017, 10:50AM - Read article


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