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CCD1: Chanderpaul hits hundred

An imperious 182 by Shivnarine Chanderpaul helped Lancashire into a commanding position on day two of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash against Surrey at The Oval.

Sky Sports Saturday, 15th April 2017, 5:39PM - Read article


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County cricket: Hampshire v Middlesex, Somerset v Essex and more – live!

Updates from the day’s action around the groundsCounty round-up: Cook delivers minor masterclass for EssexEmail Will with your thoughts or tweet him @willis_macp 10.51am BST As per a BTL request, let’s get the links to t ...

Guardian Saturday, 15th April 2017, 10:51AM - Read article


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County round-up: Alastair Cook delivers minor masterclass for Essex

• Champions Middlesex forced to scrap after easy start against Hampshire• Surrey reduce Lancashire to 67 for five, Mark Footitt taking three wicketsThey came in their thousands – about two and a half of them – not just t ...

Guardian Friday, 14th April 2017, 9:41PM - Read article


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CCD2: Durham skittled by Notts

Durham endured a miserable beginning to their life in Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship as they were skittled for 162 by Nottinghamshire on day one at Emirates Riverside.

Sky Sports Friday, 14th April 2017, 8:40PM - Read article


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Durham put on brave face but are still haunted by last season’s nightmare | Ali Martin

Home supporters show what they think of the ECB while Nottinghamshire were always going to prove the toughest of Division Two opponents“Betrayed, cheated but not defeated” read a banner hung out at Riverside on Good Frid ...

Guardian Friday, 14th April 2017, 7:07PM - Read article


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CCD1: Coad impresses again

Yorkshire youngster Ben Coad produced another stirring display, taking 4-47, as they reduced Warwickshire to 152-8 on day one of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash at Edgbaston.

Sky Sports Friday, 14th April 2017, 4:41PM - Read article


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County cricket: Hampshire v Middlesex, Somerset v Essex and Durham v Notts – live!

Follow all the action from around the grounds as the second round of County Championship games get under way on Good Friday 11.32am BST ELGAR AND WAGNER IN TAUNTON. CLASSIC(AL)!Successive boundaries by Elgar when facing ...

Guardian Friday, 14th April 2017, 11:32AM - Read article


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Lyon says he'd have a drink with Virat Kohli: 'There is no harm in being nice'

‘I don’t think Virat will give me a Christmas card though,’ Lyon jokesKohli clashed with Australian players during Border-Gavaskar seriesThe Australian spinner Nathan Lyon says he is not the type to give rival cricketer ...

Guardian Friday, 14th April 2017, 4:46AM - Read article


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Nick Gubbins stays grounded in Middlesex’s bid to build on title season

County Champions begin their defence at Hampshire on Friday and the start cannot come soon enough for their left-handed opening batsmanStaying “humble and hungry” is the mantra that Angus Fraser, the Middlesex director o ...

Guardian Thursday, 13th April 2017, 1:11PM - Read article


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Plunkett upbeat over Durham

England bowler Liam Plunkett believes his troubled former county Durham will not stay out of county cricket's top flight for long.

Sky Sports Thursday, 13th April 2017, 12:00PM - Read article


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Middlesex oppose T20 tournament

Middlesex have opposed plans for a new eight-team Twenty20 tournament.

Sky Sports Thursday, 13th April 2017, 9:33AM - Read article


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Stuart Broad will know his body’s limits, but the physios probably know better | Vic Marks

The England bowler was refused permission to play for Nottinghamshire this weekbut with fast bowlers caution is understandableThe 21st-century revival of England’s Test team has much to do with the advent of central cont ...

Guardian Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 6:56PM - Read article


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More support for ECB T20 plans

Yorkshire and Leicestershire have doubled the number of clubs approving plans for a new franchise-style domestic Twenty20 competition, allowing the England and Wales Cricket Board to introduce a new city-based&a ...

Sky Sports Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 3:46PM - Read article


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New gender-neutral cricket laws officially released by MCC

Alteration to Mankad rule and code of player conduct among other changesUpdated laws of the game to be introduced in October Gender-neutral language, a new code of player conduct and a bowler-friendly alteration to the M ...

Guardian Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 12:19AM - Read article


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Stuart Broad’s request to play against Durham knocked back by ECB

• Andrew Strauss declines player’s bid to delay time off after 48 hours of talks• Broad forced to take Easter period off after only one game of the seasonStuart Broad will be a frustrated onlooker this weekend after his ...

Guardian Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 8:29PM - Read article


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That’s enough about quelling the Scots | Brief letters

Prep school beatings | TV Licensing enforcement | County cricket attendances | Rugby league’s simpler laws | National anthem lyricsI’m not sure why Virginia Woolf is said by Alex Renton (School of hard knocks, 8 April) t ...

Guardian Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 6:50PM - Read article


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Sky Cricket Podcast

The summer is well and truly here!

Sky Sports Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 5:50PM - Read article


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County cricket talking points: Surrey top the table but it's not an even playing field

Pre-season punishments have made the season unnecessarily complicated; Mark Footitt impressed for Surrey; and Dan Lawrence is one to watch at EssexBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Net ...

Guardian Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 11:25AM - Read article


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ECB’s Kolpak clampdown is the latest gambit in cricket’s hundred-year war | Simon Burnton

Hampshire’s moves for Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw mark a new chapter in the eternal tug-of-war over cricketers’ labour. At least no one got kidnapped this timeNews the England and Wales Cricket Board is planning to tig ...

Guardian Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 10:44AM - Read article


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Robson departs Leicestershire

Leicestershire have announced the departure of batsman Angus Robson by mutual consent.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 8:37AM - Read article


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