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Ian’s Blog

Billings and Narine Prove Invincible

Having been unable to watch much of the first-ever official Hundred fixture, which ended in a narrow win for the women’s Oval Invincibles side over the Manchester Originals at The Oval, I was able to […]

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Youthful Drama at Canterbury after Covid Impact

In the final round of matches in the Specsavers County Championship, before the Division Stage begins in 30 August, the impact of Covid began to hit home in some key games. However, in Group 1, […]

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England’s Proud Home Record Crumbles

The build-up to the second Test should have been focused on just one man: the remarkable James Anderson, who was lining up to play his 162nd Test for England, breaking the record number of appearances […]

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Conway Shines at Lord’s in Drawn First Test

With a crowd of about 6500 at Lord’s, there was a real sense of anticipation as the international cricket summer got under way in 2021 in bright sunshine with the first of a two-Test series […]

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Ibrahim’s Record-breaking Feat in Vain at Leeds

In Group 1, Warwickshire’s trip to Derby ended in a convincing victory. Put in to bat, they made 274, with Sam Conners picking up four for 46. Then Craig Miles took five for 30, his […]

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Harris Inspires Leicestershire to a Remarkable Win

With the weather finally perking up as we headed into the Bank holiday weekend, champions Essex’s revival also continued, as they beat Durham inside three days at Chester-le-Street in Group One. Put in to bat, […]

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Stevens Sets New Records – at 45 Years Young

With the May weather continuing to suggest March or early April, Round 7 of the County Championship was yet again hard hit by the rain. In Group One, at Trent Bridge, a belligerent unbeaten 177 […]

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Chris Rushworth Becomes Durham’s All-time Leading Wicket-taker

There were just six games played in Round Six of the County Championship, and for most of them the weather proved something of a problem. In Group 1, Essex were put in to bat at […]

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Fletcher Fires Nottinghamshire to the Top

Group 1 league leaders Warwickshire took on Worcestershire at Edgbaston and were put in to bat. They made steady progress, with a second century of the summer from Rob Yates (104) and a first for […]

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Yorkshire Edge it in Headingley Thriller

Yorkshire Edge it in Headingley Thriller   You had to go back to June 2018 for Nottinghamshire’s last County Championship win, but in Group 1 they defeated local rivals Derbyshire by a massive 310 runs […]

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Parkinson Spins Lancashire to the Top

Parkinson Spins Lancashire to the Top   At Chester-le-Street in Group 1, Durham chose to bat first and David Bedingham took full advantage of the decision, following up his career-best 180 not out in the […]

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Robinson Squashes Glamorgan with Nine

Robinson Squashes Glamorgan with Nine   Essex’s shaky start to the new season appeared to have continued at Chelmsford, where Tom Westley chose to bat first only to see Durham skittle his side out for […]

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