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10hDavid Hopps at Derby

Hard toil ends long wait for Derbyshire

At the 24th time of asking Derbyshire have finally won a Championship match at home. When the run was broken, it came in the most unlikely circumstances

Defending champions Essex off the mark (2:57)
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1dECB Reporters Network

Derbyshire close in on rare home win

An unbeaten 157 from opener Luis Reece - and an opening stand of 219 - was part of another dominant day against Middlesex

Mixed fortunes for India duo (2:11)
Runorder: 100-ball tournament: Aye or Nay? (4:14)
2dECB Reporters Network

Derbyshire raise expectations of ending barren home run

Derbyshire have not won a Championship match at home since September 2014 but that possibility has again presented itself after they won a dominant position against Middlesex with two days remaining

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4dESPNcricinfo staff

'Good luck understanding our great game'

The ECB took the game by surprise when it announced that the new city-based tournament to be launched in 2020 will be based around a 100-ball concept rather than T20

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6dPaul Bolton

Chris Lewis' story to be dramatised

News from around the circuit, including Ashley Giles' Commonwealth Games gold touch and which county was absent from the coaches meeting last week

Speedy Stone torments Sussex (1:43)
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8dAlex Winter

Weakened Middlesex complete assertive win

Middlesex's relegation last season felt even more bizarre as they dispensed with Northants in confident fashion within three days at Lord's

Kent start 2018 season with a collapse (1:22)
Vince shines amid the rain (1:50)
'Scoring county runs key to England selection' - Malan (1:24)
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11dDavid Hopps and Subhankar Bhattacharya

Middlesex eye swift return as Gillespie stirs Sussex

The 2012 and 2016 County Champions will be battling it out in the second tier, but Warwickshire and Middlesex won't find life easy among a competitive division

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19dDavid Hopps and George Dobell

Morgan's Championship absence set to continue

Eoin Morgan insists he can still play Championship cricket this season after breaking a thumb in the nets, but events could conspire against it

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