George Dobell

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Tom Fell repelled the champions with a century

Worcestershire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, New Road, 2nd day

Fell and Kohler-Cadmore ease the pain of Worcestershire's fall

Worcestershire may be heading back to Division Two, but they do so in the knowledge that they have a crop of young players who promise better times around the corner

Tom Fell swings the ball away to the leg side with one hand

Worcestershire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, New Road, 1st day

Gabriel's visitation heralds better times for Worcestershire

Like winning a hat the day after losing your head, Worcestershire's discovery of a potent overseas bowler has come too late to save their Division One status

Gareth Batty was Surrey's most successful bowler

Royal London Cup final

Batty leads Surrey out of the darkness

The death of Tom Maynard in 2012 cast a shadow over Surrey but now a side full of young talent is looking forward to a Lord's final. Captain Gareth Batty wants them to enjoy day

Perfect weather and a perfect batting track

Warwickshire v Notts, LV= Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 4th day

Povey departs having saved Edgbaston

When Colin Povey arrived at Edgbaston he found a ground - and a club - in a state of disrepair. Although issues remain, both have been transformed

Steve Patterson celebrates the wicket of Michael Carberry

County news

Overseas county games back on agenda

Plans for the county season to start overseas are back on the table as the ECB looks to find a solution to fixture congestion in the domestic season

James Taylor cover-drove a couple of fours before falling for 12

Warwickshire v Notts, LV= Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Taylor makes most of lives to mark call-up with ton

A man doesn't like to find himself saying "size isn't everything" too often, but in James Taylor's case, it seems almost unavoidable.

Alex Hales scored a crisp maiden ODI fifty

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Hales promises to stay true to himself

Alex Hales and James Taylor have both had to battle preconceptions about their game, but both are now in England's Test squad and desperate to prove they belong

Monty Panesar sets off on celebration

County news

Panesar's future uncertain after Essex release

Not so long ago, Monty Panesar would have looked forward to the announcement of the England Test squad for a tour of the UAE secure in the knowledge that his name would be included

Ryan Sidebottom wrapped up Middlesex's innings with 5 for 18

LV= Championship, Division One

Yorkshire way provides lessons for all

Unbeaten all season, Yorkshire have retained their Championship trophy with two-and-a-half games remaining and despite providing seven players to England teams. George Dobell assesses what other counties can learn from them