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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

George Dobell

County cricket 2014

'Angry Jack' Shantry and relay catch madness

Sep 29, 2014: Alfonso Thomas's four in four, carelessness from Gloucestershire and a forgetful Graeme Smith all feature in our alternative review of the 2014 county season

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 4th day

Yorkshire surge almost makes perfect finish

Sep 26, 2014: Yorkshire played like true champions against Somerset at Headingley to take their final LV= County Championship match to the final ball for a draw

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Lancashire v Middlesex, Old Trafford, 4th day

Middlesex dig deep to save status

Sep 26, 2014: At the end of a day marked not by a frenetic run-chase but by the sort of determined batting specifically designed to prevent such dramas, the players shook hands on the draw at 4.21pm at Old Trafford

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Northamptonshire v Sussex, Wantage Road, 4th day

Wells digs in as Sussex take third

Sep 26, 2014: Sussex clinched third place in Division One for the second successive year after a stalemate with Northamptonshire at Wantage Road

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Northamptonshire v Sussex, Wantage Road, 1st day

Wells leads Sussex from trouble

Sep 25, 2014: Sussex look set to finish third and Luke Wells is brushing up his average as they benefit from a final match against bottom club Northants at Wantage Road

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Lancashire v Middlesex, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Chapple's heroic blow keeps Lancashire hopes alive

Sep 25, 2014: With one heroic blow, Lancashire's captain Glen Chapple took their relegation fight against Middlesex into a final day

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

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

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Northamptonshire v Sussex, Wantage Road, 2nd day

Keogh and Stone offer rare bright spots

Sep 24, 2014: Rob Keogh led a fightback by Division One basement club Northamptonshire against Sussex on the second day at Wantage Road

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Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 2nd day

Compton rains on Yorkshire's parade

Sep 24, 2014: Barely 24 hours after Yorkshire's chairman Colin Graves announced his plans for world domination the Championship celebrations are not going awfully well

David Hopps at Headingley

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

Lancashire v Middlesex, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Lancashire cling on in edge-of-the-seat battle

Sep 24, 2014: Like mariners clinging to wreckage in the hope of eventual rescue, Lancashire's cricketers hoped to confound the logic of experience on the second day of this game

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 1st day

Barker five begins Bears revenge act

Sep 23, 2014: Keith Barker maintained his stranglehold on Durham as Warwickshire got over their Royal London one-day cup final hangover by dismissing their Lord's conquerors for 201 in the Championship at Edgbaston

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Northamptonshire v Sussex, Wantage Road, 1st day

Wells leads Sussex from trouble

Sep 23, 2014: Relegated Northamptonshire's hopes of ending a wretched season on a winning note were dented by Sussex recovering well from an early stumble at Wantage Road.

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Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 1st day

Lees anchors Yorkshire struggle

Sep 23, 2014: Alex Lees was the trusty foundation as county champions Yorkshire struggled nonetheless to impose themselves on the first day of their final match at home to Somerset.

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Lancashire v Middlesex, Old Trafford, 1st day

Harris scrambles for vital Middlesex point

Sep 23, 2014: The first day of this match was dominated by points yet tinged with poignancy. One of these big battalions will be playing their four-day cricket in Division Two next season and this game is therefore something of a shootout

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

County news

Yorkshire support unstinting for Gale

Sep 23, 2014: Despite a lingering legal case, the most important verdict on Andrew Gale came in the Headingley long room

David Hopps at Headingley

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

Alan Gardner

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

George Dobell

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

George Dobell at Taunton
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Tournament Results
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26, 2014
Match drawn
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26, 2014
Match drawn
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26, 2014
Match drawn
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-25, 2014
Warwickshire won by an innings and 13 runs
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18, 2014
Sussex won by 191 runs
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18, 2014
Match drawn
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