Essex Falter in Championship Charge

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Essex’s bid for a first County Championship pennant since 1992 was dented by a resilient Somerset on day one at Chelmsford. The healthy Bank Holiday crowd hoped for a strong batting display after the hosts won the toss and chose to bat in the sunshine, but some poor shots and impressive fast bowling from Craig […] READ MORE


Overton Bounces Back From England Snub As Somerset Take Control

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Hampshire lost nine wickets for 115 runs on the first day at the Ageas Bowl, as Somerset’s Craig Overton impressed following his England snub. His side’s coach Matthew Maynard tweeted his dismay at Eoin Morgan’s “broken word” on Sunday, as the 23-year-old bowler was omitted from the side to face South Africa at Cardiff despite […] READ MORE


Champion County Match Faced With Identity Crisis

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Ask any county cricket fan about the season’s “traditional curtain-raiser”, and they will tell you that since time immemorial, the champion county season has started with a first-class match fixture between the previous season’s County Champions and an MCC XI. However, as with so many things in cricket, there is an element of urban myth […] READ MORE


County Cricket 2017 – Ones to Watch, No. 20-16

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Traditionally, such lists are compiled entirely of young, upcoming talent with no one on the list above 21-years-old. Although many ‘ones to watch’ on this list are indeed young players, others are well established on the county scene or are on the fringes of the England team. These players have a point to prove ahead […] READ MORE