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County Championship 2018: Divisions One and Two team-by-team guide

Lancashire have recruited well and should prosper, Essex and Surrey may run them close while Sussex and Jason Gillespie are favoured to find their way out of Division Two Related: County cricket talking points: six quest ...

Guardian Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 11:00AM - Read article


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Benedict's County Championship quiz!

The 2018 county season is now just a matter of days away with County Champions Essex beginning their title defence away at Yorkshire on Friday.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 10:00AM - Read article


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Wisden names three female World Cup winners in its five cricketers of 2017

• England’s Knight, Shrubsole and Sciver take the honours• Essex’s Jamie Porter and Shai Hope of West Indies make up quintetA hat-trick of World Cup winners sees women make up the majority of Wisden’s cricketers of the y ...

Guardian Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 8:29AM - Read article


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CC Division Two preview

The new county cricket season is mere days from starting, with Specsavers County Championship getting underway on Friday.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 6:50AM - Read article


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'England talent pool has shrunk'

Mark Ramprakash has admitted England have got less top quality batsmen to choose from than 15 years ago.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 3:10PM - Read article


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Surrey sign Morkel on two-year deal

South African bowler Morne Morkel has signed for Surrey on a two-year contract.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 1:16PM - Read article


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England’s Test failures will raise the County Championship’s profile | Rob Smyth

There are 30 or 40 players who could make the first Test against Pakistan and the start of the County Championship on Friday is there chance to stake a claimThe weather is miserable, the football season is approaching th ...

Guardian Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 12:48PM - Read article


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County cricket talking points: six questions before the new season

Essex are defending champions and Middlesex are aiming to return to the top flight. Will we witness an historic summer?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogApart from 1947’s Denis Compton inspired sun-soaked, run-soa ...

Guardian Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 12:26PM - Read article


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Counties to discuss 'transfer window'

Cricket counties will meet at Edgbaston on Tuesday to discuss the introduction of a football-style transfer window to protect them against late call-ups from the Indian Premier League.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 9:41AM - Read article


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Pundits' county picks

The weather outside is rather grotty - so the new county cricket season must be upon us!

Sky Sports Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 6:00AM - Read article


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Indigenous Australian cricketers to commemorate 1868 tour with trip to UK

150 years since famous original 47-game tour Modern-day party includes men’s and women’s teamsD’Arcy Short and Dan Christian will commemorate 150 years since their fellow Aboriginal cricketers became the first sporting t ...

Guardian Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 4:17AM - Read article


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David Willey’s late IPL departure delivers another blow to Yorkshire

• England all-rounder joins Chennai Super Kings as injury replacement• Yorkshire call for cut-off point on such signingsYorkshire have bemoaned “an impossible situation” and demanded the introduction of a cut-off point f ...

Guardian Monday, 9th April 2018, 9:56PM - Read article


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Spin twins run riot as England Women level one-day series against India

• Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell take four wickets apiece• England romp home with 21 overs left after skittling India for 113Career-best performances from the spinners, Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell, carri ...

Guardian Monday, 9th April 2018, 8:32PM - Read article


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Willey to join Chennai Super Kings

England and Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey has agreed to join Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings.

Sky Sports Monday, 9th April 2018, 8:10PM - Read article


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Cricket Australia's TV rights battle and why it risks being a disaster it can't afford

A poor result at the negotiating table would dwarf any reputational damage CA endured after the ball-tampering sagaCricket Australia is preparing for its most decisive week in years as it scrambles to get bidders to the ...

Guardian Monday, 9th April 2018, 7:01PM - Read article


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Patel to join Durham

India all-rounder Axar Patel is to join Durham for the final six County Championship fixtures of the new season, the club have announced.

Sky Sports Monday, 9th April 2018, 7:20AM - Read article


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Porter: I don't need pace

Jamie Porter told Sky Sports he does not need electrifying speed to make an impact for England in international cricket.

Sky Sports Monday, 9th April 2018, 6:00AM - Read article


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County cricket’s outsiders spy chance to audition for unsettled England | Vic Marks

The County Championship returns on Friday with rare opportunities for unfamiliar names to earn England call-upsIt is never a good sign when the selectors are anxiously awaiting the start of the County Championship. It me ...

Guardian Sunday, 8th April 2018, 10:00AM - Read article


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Farewell Butch Wilkins and the Crafty Cockney – great players from a simpler sporting era | Alex Clark

Save me from crooked cricketers – give me proper footballers and darts superstarsA memory from young adulthood: my dad shaking his head sorrowfully, bewildered, then sloping off for a stroll round the garden and a smoke. ...

Guardian Saturday, 7th April 2018, 7:00PM - Read article


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England edged out by India despite heroic bowling of Sophie Ecclestone

• First ODI: England 207; India 208-9• Ecclestone takes career-best four for 37 but India win by one wicketEngland lost by a single wicket to India in the first one-day international in Nagpur, despite an eye-catching pe ...

Guardian Friday, 6th April 2018, 4:33PM - Read article


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