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Australia go pace-heavy with ICC Champions Trophy ODI squad

Steve Smith’s 15-man squad features five specialist fast bowlersJames Faulkner, Usman Khawaja and Marsh brothers overlookedSteve Smith will lead an Australian squad loaded with pace to the ICC Champions Trophy in the Uni ...

Guardian Thursday, 20th April 2017, 5:28AM - Read article


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Yorkshire reward Coad with deal

Yorkshire seamer Ben Coad has been rewarded for his outstanding start to the season by signing a one-year contract extension with the club.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 6:25PM - Read article


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Bowler Pattinson reprimanded

Nottinghamshire bowler James Pattinson has been reprimanded by The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for excessive appealing.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 3:59PM - Read article


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Sussex suffer Philander blow

Sussex bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the Royal London One-Day Cup group stage with a groin injury.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 11:00AM - Read article


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Hildreth pens new Somerset deal

Somerset's long-serving batsman James Hildreth has signed a new four-year contract which runs until the end of the 2021 season.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 5:50PM - Read article


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Cricket’s slow-burn satisfaction nods to the notion faster isn’t always better | The Spin

Nothing in sport matches sitting in a sparse crowd like a content pigeon savouring the rhythm of the day. It’s like a secret only a few know aboutSometime around a quarter to 12, Mark Stoneman lunged out towards Steve Pa ...

Guardian Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 12:59PM - Read article


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County cricket talking points: old pros prevail for Kent, Surrey and Lancashire

Darren Stevens gave himself an early birthday present; Kumar Sangakkara hits another century; and Shivnarine Chanderpaul enjoys a long stand at The OvalBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Spor ...

Guardian Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 10:29AM - Read article


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Gale critical of ECB on Bairstow

Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale has criticised England for not giving Jonny Bairstow permission to play for his county at the start of the domestic season.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 8:50AM - Read article


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CCD2: Durham downed by Notts

Nottinghamshire coasted to a nine-wicket win over Durham at Chester-le-Street to move 89 points clear of their opponents in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two table.

Sky Sports Monday, 17th April 2017, 4:01PM - Read article


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CCD1: Yorkshire wrap up win

Yorkshire required just 48 balls on the final morning to complete an innings-and-and-88-run victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston in the Specsavers County Championship.

Sky Sports Monday, 17th April 2017, 4:00PM - Read article


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Yorkshire disappointed at England decision to force Jonny Bairstow to rest

• England wicketkeeper forced to miss first two games of county season• Bairstow has only played two tour matches and an ODI this yearAndrew Gale, the Yorkshire head coach, has gone public with his disappointment at Engl ...

Guardian Monday, 17th April 2017, 2:47PM - Read article


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County cricket: Hampshire v Middlesex, Surrey v Lancashire and more – live!

Updates from around the grounds as the matches draw to a closeRoundup: Cook’s return powers Essex past SomersetEmail your thoughts to Will here. And tweet him too @willis_macp 11.58am BST Kent have their first.WICKET Fin ...

Guardian Monday, 17th April 2017, 11:58AM - Read article


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County cricket round-up: Alastair Cook’s return powers Essex past Somerset

• Cook hits century in first match since resigning England captaincy • Yorkshire’s Ben Coad takes 10 wickets against WarwickshireEssex and Alastair Cook are back, and mean business. In his first competitive match since r ...

Guardian Sunday, 16th April 2017, 8:30PM - Read article


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CCD2: Worcs beat Glamorgan

Worcestershire secured an emphatic eight-wicket win over Glamorgan on day three of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash in Cardiff.

Sky Sports Sunday, 16th April 2017, 1:10PM - Read article


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CCD1: Cook century in Essex win

Alastair Cook struck a magnificent century as Essex successfully chased down 225 to beat Somerset by eight wickets on day three in the Specsavers County Championship.

Sky Sports Sunday, 16th April 2017, 1:09PM - Read article


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County cricket: Hampshire v Middlesex, Somerset v Essex - live!

Live updates from around the grounds on the latest County Championship actionEssex victory hopes could rest on unbeaten CookEmail: Will.Macpherson.freelance@theGuardian.com | @Willis_macp 10.17am BST Happy Easter! Where ...

Guardian Sunday, 16th April 2017, 10:30AM - Read article


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Sergio García’s Masters triumph reveals the secret of sportsmanship | Andrew Anthony

Spaniard previously cast as a sore loser finally won a major after he made peace with defeat – and his victory shed light on the inherent futility of gamesmanshipIt’s one of the quirks of the English language that, if yo ...

Guardian Sunday, 16th April 2017, 9:00AM - Read article


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Essex victory hopes could rest on unbeaten Alastair Cook

• Somerset 209 & 174; Essex 129 & 10-0 • Former England captain Cook leading run chaseThe fascination of this bizarre match has shifted after two days. On Friday, it all seemed to centre on a rare appeara ...

Guardian Saturday, 15th April 2017, 10:39PM - Read article


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Hampshire’s Michael Carberry leads by composed example against Middlesex

• Middlesex 356; Hampshire 209-4• Michael Carberry’s unbeaten 84 gives hosts promising foundationHampshire are a team short on public goodwill. They are packed with non-English qualified players, and cannot find space fo ...

Guardian Saturday, 15th April 2017, 7:39PM - Read article


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CCD2: Notts close in on victory

Nottinghamshire are closing in on an opening Specsavers County Championship Division Two win over Durham at Emirates Riverside, with the hosts still trailing by 19 runs with only five second-innings wickets remaining.

Sky Sports Saturday, 15th April 2017, 5:50PM - Read article


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