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Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 2nd day

Murtagh leaves Somerset begrumpled

May 16, 2013:

David Hopps at Taunton

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

NZ to manage Vettori workload

May 15, 2013: New Zealand have accepted they must manage the later stages of Daniel Vettori's career with care after he was ruled out of the Headingley Test

David Hopps

Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 1st day

Overton outdoes the old 'uns

May 15, 2013: Jamie Overton's four wickets against Middlesex brought hope to Somerset supporters that their talented yet unfulfilled side will be replenished

David Hopps at Taunton

England news

Team man Prior celebrates own success

May 13, 2013: Matt Prior has increasingly been hailed as England's ultimate team man, but for once he is celebrating an individual achievement. Prior has been named as England's cricketer of the year

David Hopps

Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 1st day

Rashid proves agreeable for Yorkshire

May 7, 2013: Adil Rashid made an unbeaten hundred and proclaimed he and Yorkshire were 'getting along nicely' after a difficult period

David Hopps at Headingley

England Lions v New Zealanders, Tour match, Grace Road

Root begins captaincy examination

May 7, 2013: His young features bely a grown-up temperament and steely focus that prompted England to test Joe Root's leadership credentials

David Hopps

Essex v Hampshire, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Napier steers Essex to priceless win

May 1, 2013: Graham Napier played one of his best innings to guide Essex over the line against Hampshire and provide coach Paul Grayson with some much-needed respite

David Hopps at Chelmsford

Essex v Hampshire, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Essex look to Cook for assistance

Apr 30, 2013: Graham Napier gave Essex a first-innings lead with a lower-order half-century to put his side on top at Chelmsford

David Hopps at Chelmsford

Durham v Yorkshire, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Magnificent Root secures stunning victory

Apr 27, 2013: Joe Root produced arguably the most substantial innings of his fledgling career to banish the pessimism that had fallen prematurely upon Yorkshire's season

David Hopps at Chester-le-Street

Durham v Yorkshire, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Stoneman makes Bairstow pay for drop

Apr 26, 2013: Jonny Bairstow dropped a catch that proved costly as Mark Stoneman scored a hundred to leave Yorkshire a tough final day

David Hopps at Chester-le-Street

Durham v Yorkshire, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Onions makes Yorkshire wince

Apr 25, 2013: Graham Onions claimed a five-wicket haul on a shortened day to hand Durham a useful 60-run lead over Yorkshire

David Hopps at Chester-le-Street

Durham v Yorkshire, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Yorkshire full of Bresnan beans

Apr 24, 2013: Tim Bresnan took 4 for 41 on his first outing since elbow surgery but Phil Mustard's breezy 70 prevented Yorkshire taking full control

David Hopps at Chester-le-Street

Australia news

Australia ask Hick to teach batting patience

Apr 21, 2013: Graeme Hick, one of the greatest batting enigmas in England's history, has been called up to sort out the mindsets of young Australia batsmen increasingly wedded to Twenty20 cricket.

David Hopps

England's vexed problem with the IPL

Apr 19, 2013: Can't love it, can't quite ignore it, and the fact that it is pitted against county cricket only confuses matters further

David Hopps

England

Chance to Shine takes on school cheats

Apr 15, 2013: Cheating in sport is rife among schoolchildren in England and Wales, according to a survey carried out by the MCC and The Cricket Foundation.

David Hopps

Durham v Somerset, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Somerset succumb to Durham pressure

Apr 13, 2013: Eight wickets left and 105 needed for victory would have been a breeze at Taunton in midsummer. But Somerset were in Chester-le-Street in April. They failed by 48 runs.

David Hopps

Wisden 2013

Wisden chides 'arrogant' Pietersen

Apr 10, 2013: Wisden has turned on Kevin Pietersen, terming him arrogant, self-pitying and isolated, for his part in the furore which destabilised English cricket last summer

David Hopps

England news

England stick to Prior judgment

Apr 4, 2013: James Harris, the most sought-after player of the winter in county cricket, is one of four uncapped players in England's provisional 30-strong squad for the Champions Trophy.

David Hopps

England news

Morgan's IPL high-wire act leaves England hanging

Apr 2, 2013: Rather than getting first-class runs in England in April, Eoin Morgan will be enjoying the heat and glamour of the IPL - and putting his slim Ashes chances on the line

David Hopps

England news

Newell backs Taylor after England setback

Apr 2, 2013: Nottinghamshire's coach, Mick Newell, has come to the defence of his struggling England batsman James Taylor after he was the surprise omission in the 30-strong England Performance Squad

David Hopps
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