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Cook available for Essex return

Alastair Cook has been made available for Essex's final two Specsavers County Championship matches as they look to seal their first title since 1992.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 6:20PM - Read article


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Broad out until Ashes

Stuart Broad will not play any more cricket before the Ashes start in Australia in November, Sky Sports News understands.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 11:30AM - Read article


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County cricket live – Surrey v Yorkshire, Warwickshire v Essex and more!

Live updates from around the county groundsEmail Will here with your thoughts, or Tweet him hereDay one roundup from the latest round of matchesBroad: unfazed England are fired up for Ashes 10.14am BST A debut for Maxy H ...

Guardian Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 10:14AM - Read article


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Unfazed England are fired up to retain Ashes, says Stuart Broad

• Seamer says Test players have experience to handle difficult situations• Broad relishes prospect of hostile environment in AustraliaStuart Broad believes the current England team are primed to defend the Ashes this win ...

Guardian Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:01PM - Read article


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Pakistan hails return of international cricket with joyous World XI visit

The country has been a no-go zone for most foreign teams since the Lahore attack of 2009 but the presence of Andy Flower’s star-studded visitors for a T20 series has given hope of a brighter futurePakistan may have taken ...

Guardian Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 8:59PM - Read article


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Essex dominate at Edgbaston

Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer took four wickets apiece as Essex made a strong start to their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash at Warwickshire.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 6:05PM - Read article


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From Anderson to Wood: grading every England player from the summer Tests

Jimmy Anderson and Ben Stokes were the stars for England but Gary Ballance, Mark Wood and Keaton Jennings might want to look away nowBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkHe looked ...

Guardian Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 1:53PM - Read article


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Henry Blofeld made cricket fun for all but TMS has bottled his spirit | The Spin

The ‘irreplaceable’ commentator has departed with his Wooster-ish catchphrases yet the TMS box is still a rich mix of cricketing lifeSo long then, my dear old thing. After 45 years on Test Match Special, Henry Blofeld ha ...

Guardian Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:00AM - Read article


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County cricket live – Surrey v Yorkshire, Warwickshire v Essex and more!

County Championship updates from around the groundsEmail Will with your thoughts or Tweet him hereGary Naylor’s county cricket talking points 10.57am BST News from the Oval is that Mark Stoneman looks in absolutely delig ...

Guardian Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:57AM - Read article


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County Cricket – Live updates

Essex go into the latest round of Specsavers County Championship needing to improve their 36-point lead to 49 in their remaining three matches to guarantee lifting the title for the first time in 25 years.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:00AM - Read article


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Faf du Plessis: ‘Me and the players understand we’re playing for something a lot bigger than us’

The South Africa captain – who ‘can’t imagine being a youngster and not seeing my heroes play in person’ – will lead a World XI as the ICC brings back international cricket to Pakistan amid tight securityWithin the space ...

Guardian Monday, 11th September 2017, 2:38PM - Read article


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Surrey confirm police increase

A Surrey spokesperson has confirmed to Sky Sports News there will be more police and stewards in place at the Oval on Wednesday when Surrey take on Yorkshire in the County Championship. 

Sky Sports Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:04AM - Read article


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County cricket talking points: Somerset win big as Middlesex are docked points

Somerset defeated Warwickshire and are now chasing Middlesex, whose slow over-rate in the ‘crossbow match’ at Surrey earned them a two-point deductionBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Sport ...

Guardian Monday, 11th September 2017, 10:28AM - Read article


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England put emphasis on tried and tested in selection thinking for Ashes | Vic Marks

Selectors have plenty to ponder for Australia with batting issues, such as whether Joe Root will come in at No3, and a fast- bowling pack lacking varietyThe handbrake on Ashes speculation has been released with the concl ...

Guardian Monday, 11th September 2017, 10:00AM - Read article


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England target temporary fast bowling specialist for Ashes defence

• Ottis Gibson’s departure to South Africa leaves gap in England set-up• Kevin Shine will step in during limited-overs series against West IndiesEngland will look to hire a short-term fast bowling consultant with special ...

Guardian Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:01AM - Read article


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England eyeing Ashes win over ‘far from stable’ Australia, says Trevor Bayliss

• We are not going there to make up the numbers, coach adds• ‘The fielding always concerns me. The catching has been terrible’Trevor Bayliss has talked up England’s chances of claiming an Ashes victory against a flawed A ...

Guardian Sunday, 10th September 2017, 7:27PM - Read article


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Musical heroes and sporting legends | Letters

George Butterworth | Theresa May’s Boycott | Towpath terrors | Countdown to Ecstasy | Speedy SuguruHow sad that The guide, Somme (Travel, 9 September) merely registers that Butterworth Farm, Pozières, “is named after a m ...

Guardian Sunday, 10th September 2017, 6:12PM - Read article


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Victorious Joe Root backs England to do ‘something special’ in Ashes

• Captain optimistic after beating West Indies in third Test to secure series 2-1• ‘We shouldn’t be afraid of going over there,’ says RootJoe Root tipped his England team to achieve something special in this winter’s Ash ...

Guardian Saturday, 9th September 2017, 7:49PM - Read article


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Stuart Broad’s drops underscore need for England to improve in the field | Ali Martin

Job done under minimal pressure for Joe Root’s side at Lord’s, but 16 dropped catches in three Tests against West Indies will perplex coachesThe target was small and the pressure light but it was nevertheless encouraging ...

Guardian Saturday, 9th September 2017, 6:20PM - Read article


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Jimmy Anderson’s career-best seals series win for England over West Indies

• West Indies 123 and 177; England 194 and 107-1• England win by nine wickets to take series 2-1Just think how many wickets he would have got here if he had bowled at the right end. Jimmy Anderson, ever more relaxed now ...

Guardian Saturday, 9th September 2017, 5:46PM - Read article


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