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Carberry in, McKay out at Leicestershire | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Michael Carberry has signed a two-year deal with Leicestershire. Carberry, the former England opener, joined the club from Hampshire on loan in August, with a brief return to the Hampshire side on T20 Finals Day. While he has not enjoyed an especially prolific start to life with Leicestershire – he has scored 42 runs in […]

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From Boyzone to No-Go Zone | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Matt Walker, Kent’s head coach, says there are questions to answer after their match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, rescheduled due to a pop concert at their headquarters in Derby, was abandoned without a ball being bowled in the entire game. Umpires Stephen Gale and Billy Taylor decided there could be no play on day four […]

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Spectators walk out of Cardiff stalemate | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Glamorgan 442 (Carlson 191, Salter 84, Payne 3-65, Taylor 3-50) and 353 for 3 dec ( Selman 142*, Salter 88*) drew with Gloucestershire 399 for 8 dec (Howell 163, Bracey 156) Glamorgan supporters would have been heartened by the performances of their young batsmen on the final day of their last home game of the […]

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Durham defeat adds further gloom to bad week | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Sussex 346 (Wells 122, van Zyl 92, Rushworth 4-64, Jennings 3-37) and 302 (Salt 72, Wells 58) beat Durham 385 (Latham 77, Steel 73, Clark 73*, Robinson 4-69) and 131 (Garton 3-20, Whittingham 3-26, Jordan 3-50) by 132 runs Sussex wrapped their seventh Specsavers County Championship win of the season when they beat Durham by […]

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History repeats itself as Essex win after following on | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Essex 76 (Abbott 6-20) and 362 (Lawrence 101, Bopara 57) beat Hampshire 254 (Bailey 89, Vince 60, Porter 4-53, Harmer 3-47) and 76 (Cook 5-18) by 108 runs Sam Cook took a maiden first class five wicket haul as champions Essex pulled off an extraordinary 108-run victory despite earlier being forced to follow-on against Hampshire. […]

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Kleinveldt girds the loins as Northants push for promotion heist | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Northamptonshire 194 (Wood 4-52, Hutton 3-52) and 270 (Levi 115, Newton 53; Wood 4-31, Hutton 3-74) beat Nottinghamshire 151 (Kleinveldt 9-65) and 189 (Kleinveldt 4-33, Gleeson 3-52) by 124 runs And so it will all go down to the last week of the season. So much was made clear late on a September morning stolen […]

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Somerset’s late defeat leaves do-or-die finale | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Surrey 433 (Sangakkara 157, Stoneman 51, Pope 50, Clarke 50, Trego 5-67) and 146 for 4 (Foakes 42*) beat Somerset 269 (Davies 86, Trescothick 65, Clarke 7-55) and 306 (Trego 68, Davies 52, Meaker 3-65, Batty 3-84) by six wickets Perhaps it was better this way. Sure, Kumar Sangakkara, in the final ever first-class game […]

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Patterson proves his worth as Yorkshire keep survival in sight | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Yorkshire 296 (Lyth 62, Bresnan 47, Rankin 3-48) and 178 for 8 (Patterson 44*) beat Warwickshire 219 (Patel 100, Fisher 5-54 ) and 251 (Trott 59, Patterson 4-46) by two wickets Yorkshire supporters had wanted to voice their farewells to Ryan Sidebottom in the final Championship match at Headingley. Instead, Sidebottom was injured and in […]

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Who needs what to stay stay safe and earn promotion | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

The final round of the County Championship is upon us. The title is already safety in Essex’s hands, but there are still crucial issues to be resolved around promotion and relegation. Here’s what’s what as the summer draws to a close. Who is going down? Yorkshire‘s nervy two-wicket chase against Warwickshire has given them some […]

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Denly dominates to boost Kent | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Glamorgan 18 for 1 trail Kent 302 (Denly 152, Hogan 4-44) Joe Denly‘s 23rd first-class century led a spirited Kent fightback on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match with Division Two rivals Glamorgan in Canterbury. The hosts had lost four wickets and Denly had yet to get off the mark after Glamorgan’s […]

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