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Sep 21, 2011: First-class cricket in England has been bright-eyed and rosy-cheeked for the last few seasons. And the one just concluded was truly special
Sep 16, 2011: With no money and no major home ground, Lancashire battled against the tide to secure their first Championship title in 77 years
Somerset v Essex, Clydesdale Bank 40, Taunton
Aug 30, 2011: It's grand when you can watch a game without the aid of Alexandre Dumas, isn't it?
County cricket 2011
Aug 29, 2011: After more than 20 years on the county circuit, Paul Nixon is leaving the game on a high
India in England 2011
Aug 26, 2011: Jos Buttler's thoughtful manner is at odds with the dynamic, explosive brand of batting that has turned heads on the county scene for the last two seasons and has now led to further honours in the international arena
Aug 26, 2011: It's only fair that the county game receives some of the praise for its part in England's success story. The Championship to provide the foundations for the international side
Aug 9, 2011: County cricket doesn't have a transfer system but it may not be far away as more players are being enticed to new clubs
Hampshire v Nottinghamshire, Rose Bowl, 4th day
Jul 24, 2011: The guiding principle of Law 7 with regard to pitch preparation is simple: conditions should be as similar as possible for both sides throughout the match - and there can be no argument that this has not been achieved
Jul 20, 2011: The ECB have agreed to end the English season early to open a window for the Champions League but is it right given they have no stake in the event?
Jul 8, 2011: As we pass the halfway point of the county year, George Dobell talks to four county coaches about the key features of the season so far
Surrey v Somerset, Friends Life t20, The Oval
Jun 30, 2011: Pollard disappointed, but there was a Dilscoop, and sitting at The Oval on a summer's evening is its own reward
Kent v Surrey, Friends Life t20, Beckenham
Jun 26, 2011: The Railways ditched and the queues were long, but Kent and Surrey's fans enjoyed the cricket and dealt with all the inconveniences with humour
Jun 18, 2011: The Friends Life t20 is well under way, but crowds are not flocking to the action which raises question about how the ECB have managed the format
Surrey v Essex, Friends Life t20, The Oval
Jun 13, 2011: Lime-green clothing can confuse one, can't it? And who's more fun - fans of Surrey or Essex?
Surrey v Glamorgan, Friends Life t20, The Oval
Jun 10, 2011: And other tales from the rained-out game between Surrey and Glamorgan
Jun 2, 2011: A look into Adrian Shankar's past, and at Northamptonshire's success
May 9, 2011: The ECB needs to trust its product if the very sanctity of cricket in the country is to be preserved against the ever-encroaching demands of international cricket
May 4, 2011: A curious signing by Nottinghamshire and an impending court case for Giles Clarke have left some tricky questions needing answers
Apr 20, 2011: It's been a thrilling start to the county season, but do the fluctuating standards and performances suggest an underlying weakness in the competition?
Surrey v Nothamptonshire, The Oval, County Championship
Apr 10, 2011: The county championship's off to a good start, and there are even snazzy new hand dryers in the toilets at The Oval
Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England
They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity
What's wrong with their cricket? Well, what isn't?
Alastair Cook did not bat like a leading man but the crowd applauded him for simply not failing
Why not you? Read and learn how!