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County Cricket 2014

The route of all good in the English game

Sep 30, 2014: Though derided and sometimes ridiculed, county cricket still holds the key for the future of the game in England and if all involved believed in it just a little more, it could produce an even greater harvest

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Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Patel completes immense season

Sep 25, 2014: Jeetan Patel once again emphasised that he must be one of the best-value overseas players around as Warwickshire finished runners-up with a three-day victory against Durham

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Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Trott and Chopra secure second place

Sep 24, 2014: Warwickshire have secured a second-place finish in the County Championship and with it and top-two finish in all three competitions

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England news

Selectors persuaded to keep Cook

Sep 23, 2014: Alastair Cook looks set to benefit from the steadfast support of England coach Peter Moores and retain his place in the ODI side

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County news

Davidson stands for Leicestershire return

Sep 22, 2014: Neil Davidson, the former Leicestershire chairman, could be on the brink of an unlikely return to cricket administration at the club where his tenure ended in revolt.

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County news

Northants wield axe after poor year

Sep 22, 2014: The fall-out of Northamptonshire's wretched season in Division One has begun, with the club looking to axe almost half of what started the season as the first choice team

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Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 4th day

Rogers lifts Middlesex from the brink

Sep 18, 2014: If Middlesex do avoid relegation - and they really should now - they will owe it largely to Chris Rogers

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Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 3rd day

Morgan and Rogers provide lifeline

Sep 17, 2014: Eoin Morgan demonstrated the technique and temperament that could yet render him a fine Test batsman and with it boosted Middlesex's hopes of avoiding relegation

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Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 2nd day

Wretched Middlesex slip nearer drop

Sep 16, 2014: A match that started with Middlesex facing the outside possibility of relegation looks likely to end with them staring it in the face. It is entirely possible they will leave Taunton with only one point

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Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 1st day

Kieswetter puts career fears behind him

Sep 15, 2014: Craig Kieswetter marked his return to the Somerset side after a potentially career-threatening eye injury with a fluent half-century as Middlesex's survival hopes took a hit

George Dobell at Taunton

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Colin Graves: the man who saved Yorkshire

Sep 12, 2014: Cricket administrators rarely win many plaudits. They are, like wicketkeepers and cars, generally only noticed when they fail

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Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 4th day

'Something I will treasure for rest of my life'

Sep 12, 2014: After Yorkshire secured their 32nd Championship title (including one shared) and their first since 2001 there was an outpouring of emotions from the players, coaches and backroom staff.

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Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Yorkshire's pride and unity earn title

Sep 12, 2014: If the role of a county cricket club is to win trophies and produce players for England, Yorkshire are doing an excellent job

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Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Hove, 3rd day

Pacemen put Yorkshire on the brink

Sep 11, 2014: It is probably fitting that Yorkshire should have been made to work for the win that will seal their 32nd Championship title

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Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Yorkshire hit weary Notts were it hurts

Sep 10, 2014: By virtue of scoreboard pressure and occupation of the crease, Yorkshire took a firm grip on this match and, with it, the County Championship title

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Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Lyth's poise brings prize closer

Sep 9, 2014: Perhaps if the Yorkshire team had stumbled across buried treasure or shared a lottery win, this match could have begun even better.

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England news

Moeen's family hurt by crowd reaction

Sep 8, 2014: The family of Moeen Ali have described the booing of him during the one-off T20I between England and India at Edgbaston as "disgraceful," after an official complaint from a spectator led police to classing it as a "non-crime hate-related incident"

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England news

England selectors face tough calls

Sep 8, 2014: England's selectors will meet in the next couple of days with the future of Alastair Cook's ODI captaincy certain to occupy a significant portion of their discussion

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England v India, only T20, Edgbaston

Moeen abuse shows cricket's dark side

Sep 7, 2014: The booing of Moeen Ali at Edgbaston revealed the ugly side of sporting rivalry and suggested intolerance remains in the UK. It should not be ignored

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England Women v SA Women, 3rd T20, Edgbaston

Winfield best helps England complete sweep

Sep 7, 2014: A career-best innings from Lauren Winfield helped England Women complete a 3-0 whitewash of South Africa in the NatWest T20 series.

George Dobell at Edgbaston
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