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Something stirring down south?

Aug 12, 2010: Surrey began the season amid much ridicule, but does their recent form mean Chris Adams has got it right? Meanwhile, Monty is showing the form that made him a premier international spinner

George Dobell

Amateurs show their value

Jul 29, 2010: As the counties face crucial decisions about the game's structure, many are struggling to stay afloat, although the Unicorns have shown money isn't everything

George Dobell

Two ways to rebuild a county

Jul 1, 2010: A perfect mid-summer day at Chesterfield belies the problems that face Derbyshire and Surrey. Yet, could there be hope for two teams with vastly different resources

George Dobell

Lessons from the county scene

Jun 17, 2010: County chief executives on the lessons learned from the season to date

George Dobell

Pitching it right?

Jun 3, 2010: With the County Championship about to take a break for Twenty20, a look at what has been a fascinating opening to the season

George Dobell

Beware the new rules

Apr 27, 2010: Tighter regulations on overseas players gives young British cricketers more opportunities, but is that the blessing it seems?

George Dobell

Heading to the abyss?

Apr 12, 2010: Despite starting in fine weather and with a round of exciting matches change seems inevitable in English domestic cricket. But it won't be for the better

George Dobell

And the winner is...

Sep 25, 2009: A former bludgeoner, two former England keepers, a stocky allrounder, a fingerspinner, and a future KP, in our awards for the season

Lawrence Booth

What's so great about two divisions anyway?

Sep 11, 2009: The current structure may have been put in place to encourage more results, but it hasn't quite worked out that way

Lawrence Booth

Oh Tresco

Aug 21, 2009: The last two games of the Twenty20 Cup provided reaffirmation of what a talent the international game has lost in Marcus Trescothick

Lawrence Booth

Fit for a benefit

Aug 7, 2009: Surrey's Jonathan Batty is a deserving beneficiary of a system that doesn't always work the way it should

Lawrence Booth

And then there were three

Jul 24, 2009: We seem to be heading to a three-tournament format; whether it's out of concern for Test and county cricket is a bit beside the point

Fletcher's formula

Jul 10, 2009: The former England coach may be critical of the English domestic game's set-up, but that's not the same as being critical of its essence

Hot like Notts

Jun 19, 2009: One side has made the transition from whipping boys to top dogs seamlessly

Riding the Twenty20 wave

Jun 5, 2009: They have never won a County Championship, but the shortest form of the game is proving Northamptonshire's ticket out of anonymity

Get a move on

May 22, 2009: Ashes or not, Twenty20 in England has slipped off the radar and has a way to go to catch up in the public consciousness

Lawrence Booth

Ramps keeps a-rolling

May 8, 2009: Mark Ramprakash stands out in the county championship because he chooses to

Lawrence Booth

No county for Englishmen

Apr 17, 2009: What England's domestic set-up can learn from the IPL

Lawrence Booth

Statistics, lies and county cricket coverage

Apr 3, 2009: England's papers may be cutting back on their coverage of county cricket, but reader interest is still high, and the county game is quite the stubborn old dog

Lawrence Booth
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