SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

Colossus Madsen shows the way

Steve Dolman: Staying in Division One proved a step too far for Derbyshire and some players face an important winter to ensure they are ready for another promotion push
Leading from the front: Wayne Madsen adapted well to Division One, but others found it harder © PA Photos
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

A title to savour, but uncertainty lies ahead

James Tiernan: Durham's Championship title, their third in six seasons, will be rightly celebrated but already tough decisions are needing to be made with money tight for 2014
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

Stick or twist at Middlesex?

Jack Mendel: An encouraging campaign was undermined by glaring failures in the middle order and seam attack
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

No surprise people are guffawing

Josh Green: The bigger they come the harder they fall. It has been a desperate Championship season for Surrey which leaves tough questions to answer
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

Fruitless but wonderful season for Yorkshire

Dave Morton: Luckily promoted from the ruins of rain-hit 2012, and a tip for relegation, Andrew Gales's side made a sizeable contribution to England's Ashes success and came within touching distance of the title
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

No wins, but at least we have ice cream

Tessa Cooke: It's normally the players who try to 'take the positives' but a letter to Leicestershire members also picked out some interesting highlights from an awful season
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

A game lost, but not the love

Peter Miller: The result at Lord's mattered for every Glamorgan fan, but it was also a fantastic day out and the fans never stopped singing...even to the end
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

Young stars behind Durham blockbuster

James Tiernan: They have faced plenty of adversity throughout the season but Durham's homegrown squad look like carrying off the Championship
SEPTEMBER 09, 2013

Top three is top priority

Andy Bloxham: The realisation that trust can no longer be vested in a delicate top three that's been bailed out more times than a Cypriot bank by its lower middle-order colleagues has at length registered
SEPTEMBER 07, 2013

Yorks Scarborough party scuppered

Dave Morton: Durham came and conquered, giving their young side an advantage in the closing stages of another tight finish to the Championship
SEPTEMBER 05, 2013

Somerset hope for autumn glow

Nicky King: Survival in the Championship remains in the balance but success in the YB40 has given supporters something to cheer
SEPTEMBER 03, 2013

Success precedes change in Cardiff

Peter Miller: Qualification for the YB40 semi-finals means departing coach Matthew Mott will leave Glamorgan with his head held high
SEPTEMBER 02, 2013

Most likely down but far from out

Steve Dolman: While some of Derbyshire's young squad have been exposed by the step up to Division One, plenty of potential has been shown this season
AUGUST 28, 2013

Spruced-up Gloucs can look positively at the future

Gemma Wright: With a new Pavilion opened and a good Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign completed, there is plenty to feel pleased about in Bristol
AUGUST 27, 2013

Canterbury Festival peps up Kent

Ben Howarth: The weather wasn't quite as heartening but the Kent administrators deserve praise for reinvigorating the country's oldest cricket week
AUGUST 22, 2013

Panesar problems cloud Sussex outlook

Tom Huelin: Sussex have dealt well with the unsavoury Monty Panesar episode and will now hope to refocus on what has been a good season
AUGUST 19, 2013

Notts hope a high bounce follows their hard fall

Andrew Butler: Defeat in the Flt20 quarter-final was hard to take and had a bad knock-on effect with losses that threaten to derail Notts' YB40 campaign. A positive reaction is needed
AUGUST 18, 2013

Forty overs just right...and we could win it

Peter Miller: Next season one-day cricket will be over 50 overs, but that's a bit long for a family. The 40-over format allows just the right balance for everything
AUGUST 16, 2013

Essex hope to beckon Indian summer

Ben Duggan: Despite their struggles, Essex are somehow in a strong position as 2013 reaches the business end. The signing of Gautaum Gambhir could herald a successful conlusion
AUGUST 15, 2013

Surrey somewhat undervalued

Josh Green: With a batting line-up that has misfired and overseas players who have failed to perform, Surrey are far from favourites for the Flt20 but are capable of springing a surprise
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