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2dGeorge Dobell

Warwickshire experiment with hybrid pitches

The pitches are still 90% grass but include strands of plastic and if tests go well the club could lay another such pitch somewhere near the middle of the square before the end of the year

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18dESPNcricinfo staff

The Beast from the East stops play

The County Championship gets underway in just over a month's time, but it's two-sweater weather around the shires at present ...

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166dESPNcricinfo staff

County ins and outs 2017-18

Keep up to date with all the movements around the counties during the off-season as preparations are made for the 2018 season

County Championship Round-up: Somerset survive, Middlesex drop (2:24)
County Championship Round-up: Final-day drama awaits (2:06)
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171dJon Culley at Edgbaston

Has the Bell tolled for Hampshire?

Ian Bell has had a dispiriting season which led him to resign the Warwickshire captaincy and privately wonder about his future but his return to form might lead to Hampshire's relegation

County Championship round-up: Hampshire slip towards drop (1:46)
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172dJon Culley at Edgbaston

Hampshire collapse leaves relegation looming

Twenty wickets fell in a day to show how impressive Dom Sibley's unbeaten 92 was with Hampshire left with a tough task to stay in Division One unless Middlesex help them out

County Championship Round-up: Yorkshire secure safety (1:24)
County Championship Round-up: Essex's stunning comeback (1:29)
County Championship round-up: Finn eases Middlesex fears (1:33)
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177dECB Reporters Network

Yorkshire face an anxious climax

Yorkshire have seven wickets remaining to make a further 119 at Headingley - and Middlesex's victory has added to the pressure

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178dDavid Hopps at Headingley

Blue-collar Bresnan gives Yorks hard-won advantage

Yorkshire's first-innings lead of 76 gave them an advantage, but it required a methodical batting performance to establish a position that was far from unassailable at the close

County Championship round-up: Kleinveldt puts pressure on Notts (1:38)
County Championship Round-up: Essex on the brink of glory (1:31)
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184dGeorge Dobell at Edgbaston

Essex begin to build a new era

They talk a lot about the Gooch-Fletcher era in Essex, but Chris Silverwood has overseen an Essex revival now worthy of a conversation or two

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