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Bopara's confidence remains undimmed

Sep 26, 2014: His omission from the series against India was a surprise, but now Ravi Bopara is back in the England one-day side and is desperate to cement his place for the World Cup

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Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Essex left to rue another near miss

Sep 25, 2014: As on the first morning, Essex's bowlers tore through Worcestershire, finishing the job they had started two days ago

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Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Grayson lauds 'gifted' Ryder

Sep 24, 2014: Essex may not be able to celebrate promotion at the end of this match but Chelmsford basked in another Jesse Ryder masterclass

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Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Rejuvenated Ryder maintains Essex push

Sep 23, 2014: While the "Chelmsfort" of T20 fame can be a lairy cauldron of noise and attitude, the Championship crowd tends to be a more pleasant bunch

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Yorkshire's lucky 13

Sep 23, 2014: The heroes of 2001 recount how they overrode the burden of history. The similarities to 2014 are striking

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Durham v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Breese provides another Durham 'fairytale'

Sep 21, 2014: Gareth Breese struck the winning runs in what is likely to be his final appearance for the club, earning Durham their fifth major trophy since 2007. It was no surprise that the word "fairytale" cropped up

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Durham v Warwickshire, RL Cup final, Lord's

Stokes nerve guides Durham to title

Sep 20, 2014: Durham claimed their second piece of limited-overs silverware to cap another season as county cricket's magnificent overachievers

Report by Alan Gardner at Lord's

Durham v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Stokes empowered as heroes collide

Sep 19, 2014: Ben Stokes is back in form after his unlucky break and looking to impress his claim as one of England's World Cup X-Factor Men

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Sussex v Lancashire, Hove, 4th day

Sussex leave Lancashire needing help

Sep 12, 2014: Lancashire did not suffer the ignominy of being relegated from Division One on the same day that Yorkshire lifted the Championship but their fate is no longer in their own hands

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County cricket

Pujara's welcome to county cricket

Sep 10, 2014: Cheteshwar Pujara's first innings for Derbyshire was a short-lived affair, but the club hope it could be the start of a lengthy relationship with the Indian star

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Glamorgan v Derbyshire, Cardiff, 1st day

Cooke, Wagg lift rebuilding Glamorgan

Sep 9, 2014: The final rounds of the season, with their earlier start times and lengthening shadows, are accompanied by a sense of proceedings drawing to a close

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England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

Rahane hundred caps crushing win

Sep 2, 2014: Ajinkya Rahane struck his maiden one-day hundred and Shikhar Dhawan finished on 97 not out as India raced to a nine-wicket win with almost 30 overs to spare

The Report by Alan Gardner

England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

India pile pressure on Cook

Sep 1, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the fourth ODI between England and India at Edgbaston

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Kent v Gloucestershire, Royal London Cup QF, Canterbury

Billings lights up Kent's big night

Aug 29, 2014: Kent were not to be denied. As Gloucestershire added 93 for the last four wickets the crowd shouted themselves hoarse and eventually gained their satisfaction

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NatWest T20 Blast

Captaincy helps Vince stand tall

Aug 21, 2014: When you take over the captaincy of a side with an outstanding T20 pedigree it can come with significant pressure, but James Vince has taken to the role with aplomb in a season where his England credentials have risen

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England news

Hales in, Bopara out of ODI squad

Aug 18, 2014: England have included Alex Hales in their ODI squad for the forthcoming series against India, with Ravi Bopara dropped as England focus their minds on preparing for the World Cup

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On Pietersen

KP in précis

Jul 26, 2014: Using secondary sources, a newspaper journalist tries to decipher Kevin Pietersen and his career beyond the prima donna stereotype

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England Lions triangular series

Flower to coach strong Lions team

Jul 24, 2014: Andy Flower will return to coaching less than six months after stepping down as England's team director when he takes charge of the Lions in their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month

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India in England 2014

Five key head-to-heads

Jul 7, 2014: From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

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Marylebone Cricket Club v Rest of the World XI, Lord's

Pragmatic victory for MCC on nostalgia-filled day

Jul 5, 2014: Aaron Finch's unbeaten 181 guided MCC home, trumping a flowing century from Yuvraj Singh in the exhibition match against Rest of the World XI at the bicentenary exhibition game at Lord's

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