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Benedict's One-Day Cup QUIZ!

Nottinghamshire start the defence of their Royal London One-Day Cup crown with a blockbusting clash against Lancashire - live on Sky Sports Cricket on Thursday.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 4:20PM - Read article


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Colin Graves: the blazered Terminator with his sights locked on cricket | Marina Hyde

The ECB chairman seems determined to push on with his plans for The Hundred despite the outcry the prospect of the new format has caused across the gameThere is no fiercer battle than the one to be the least appealing in ...

Guardian Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 11:51AM - Read article


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James Anderson and Stuart Broad on their decade together with England

Ten years on from playing their first Test match together, England’s greatest bowling partnership discuss the day they met, their families and the summer aheadBy Wisden Cricket Monthly, of the Guardian Sport NetworkAnder ...

Guardian Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 11:12AM - Read article


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Key's One-Day Cup preview

The 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup gets underway on Thursday as defending champions Nottinghamshire tussle with Lancashire in the opening game at Old Trafford - watch live on Sky Sports Cricket from 1.30pm.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 10:00AM - Read article


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Ireland’s moment in the sun comes just as it is setting on Test cricket

Malahide on Saturday saw the first Irish Test XI take to the field, against Pakistan, but the game was far from a sellout and they have only 16 more Tests planned for the next five yearsNorth Richmond Street, being blind ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 9:17PM - Read article


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Ed Smith makes bold start as England gamble on Jos Buttler and Dom Bess | Vic Marks

The new national selector has taken calculated risks to freshen up the squad after a tough winter to face Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’sEd Smith did not disappoint. Not for the first time the England and Wales Cric ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 7:47PM - Read article


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India's reluctance to play pink-ball Test no historical surprise | David Schout

The BCCI have have mastered the art of being late to the party, then reaping the hefty rewardsThere was a sense of déjà vu with last week’s decision by Indian cricket chiefs to stonewall a bid to play the Adelaide Test u ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 7:00PM - Read article


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The musical magic of Lauren Zhang | Brief letters

Church of England schools | Marks and Engel on cricket | BBC Young Musician | John Simons | Gordon Bennett on the moveContrary to the assertion of David Pollock (Letters, 14 May), the Church of England has not at any sta ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 6:27PM - Read article


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Imam-ul-Haq helps Pakistan dash Irish hopes of unlikely win in maiden Test

• Pakistan 310/9(d) & 160/5, Ireland 130 & 339• Azam and ul-Haq hit half-centuries; visitors win by five wicketsIreland came up short in their bid to pull off a miracle in Malahide as they were beaten by ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 5:04PM - Read article


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Buttler and Bess are surprises in England's Test squad as Vince dropped

Uncapped Somerset spinner Dom Bess picked for Pakistan openerNo reprieve for Vince despite double hundred for HampshireJos Buttler and Dom Bess are the standout names in the first squad picked by Ed Smith, England’s new ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 3:00PM - Read article


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What county cricket can expect from 'big dog' Virat Kohli's arrival | Ali Martin

Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes give their first-hand experience of playing alongside India’s biggest starDue to GDPR, you may need to resubscribe to The SpinThe last time an incumbent captain of India joined an English count ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 12:57PM - Read article


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County cricket talking points: Surrey's youngsters see off Joe Root

Sam Curran and Amar Virdi put on a show at the Oval and they gave the England captain the best view in the houseBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSurrey flogged 20 wickets out of the Oval square in smashing a stro ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 12:46PM - Read article


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County Championship team of the week

There were plenty of impressive performances in the final round of Specsavers County Championship matches before a mini break for the start of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 9:00AM - Read article


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How Notts won One-Day Cup 2017

Nottinghamshire will begin their defence of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lancashire on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Cricket.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 7:30AM - Read article


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Bill Lawry confirms retirement after 40 years of cricket commentary

Channel Nine stalwart turns down offers from Fox and Seven‘I don’t want to spoil a great journey,’ 81-year-old saysBill Lawry is putting down the the microphone after four decades of cricket commentary for the Nine Netwo ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 7:21AM - Read article


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Mark Waugh to step down as Australian cricket selector

Former bastman to take up a commentating role with Fox SportsA replacement has not yet been announcedMark Waugh will finish up as a national selector for the Australian cricket team after taking up a commentating role wi ...

Guardian Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 12:53AM - Read article


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Hundred tournament is a definite starter, claims ECB chairman Colin Graves

• Only the 10-ball over is up for debate• Not what we were told last week, retorts PCAColin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has insisted its new 100-ball tournament will definitely go ahead i ...

Guardian Monday, 14th May 2018, 9:52PM - Read article


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England’s new national selector runs through options for first Pakistan Test

• Ed Smith is likely to include another new partner for Alastair Cook• In-form James Vince and Sam Curran may get calls for Lord’s partyEd Smith’s first utterances as national selector are awaited with the anticipation o ...

Guardian Monday, 14th May 2018, 6:12PM - Read article


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Leach breaks thumb as Vince hits 201

Somerset spinner Jack Leach looks set to miss England's first Test against Pakistan with a broken thumb - but James Vince and Mark Wood pressed their claims with a double century and six wickets respectively in the Specs ...

Sky Sports Monday, 14th May 2018, 6:00PM - Read article


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Surrey’s Sam Curran backs up Pope as Yorkshire are shredded in follow-on

• Day four: Surrey 414; Yorkshire 229 & 168 • Surrey win by innings and 17 runsJoe Root has admitted his frustration at not being able to find form for Yorkshire during their last two championship games, although ...

Guardian Monday, 14th May 2018, 2:50PM - Read article


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