Match from the Day


Huddles and hustle: How Leicestershire won the 1996 County Championship
Huddles and hustle: How Leicestershire won the 1996 County Championship

Unfancied Leicestershire clinched one of the closest title races there has ever been

Shepherd, Majid and Glamorgan leave Gloucestershire second-best again
Shepherd, Majid and Glamorgan leave Gloucestershire second-best again

Glamorgan went unbeaten through the 1969 Championship as they steadily chased down their rivals

'Rice and Hadlee' and the rest - when Notts ended their Championship drought
'Rice and Hadlee' and the rest - when Notts ended their Championship drought

It had been 50 years since their previous title, but Clive Rice had hit on a formula for success

All eyes on Taunton: When Sir Jack Hobbs 'got it at last'
All eyes on Taunton: When Sir Jack Hobbs 'got it at last'

A one-line telegram to his wife, Ada, told the story all of Fleet Street had come to write

Bertie Buse's benefit match: 'It's one of those rough days, gentlemen'
Bertie Buse's benefit match: 'It's one of those rough days, gentlemen'

30 wickets fell on the first day to deprive Buse of his takings

When Warwickshire kept their title triumph strictly professional
When Warwickshire kept their title triumph strictly professional

Acknowledgement without revelry seems to have been what Tom Dollery's class of '51 preferred

Gillette Cup took Sussex captain's fancy - and delivered a maiden trophy
Gillette Cup took Sussex captain's fancy - and delivered a maiden trophy

New competition appealed to Ted Dexter, whose raffish unorthodoxy reflected the atmosphere in Brighton on a lively Saturday evening

Surridge's Surrey claim the hat-trick during dominant 1950s
Surridge's Surrey claim the hat-trick during dominant 1950s

Surrey's insatiable drive to win was never more apparent than in the wet summer of 1954

Tom Graveney's abundant autumn inspires back-to-back Worcestershire titles
Tom Graveney's abundant autumn inspires back-to-back Worcestershire titles

With Basil D'Oliveira also to the fore, the 1965 season came down to a grand finale

Lever, McEwan and the rise of the Essex boys
Lever, McEwan and the rise of the Essex boys

Under Keith Fletcher's canny captaincy, Essex defied their reputation as a small club

Shackleton, the straight man; Ingleby-Mackenzie, the gambler
Shackleton, the straight man; Ingleby-Mackenzie, the gambler

How a pair of contrasting characters proved integral to Hampshire's maiden Championship triumph

A day for hymns and arias... Remembering Glamorgan's 1948 Championship success
A day for hymns and arias... Remembering Glamorgan's 1948 Championship success

With the completion of an innings victory over Hampshire at Bournemouth, Glamorgan took the pennant to Wales

The greatest Championship finish of all? When Lord's leapt and Taunton wept
The greatest Championship finish of all? When Lord's leapt and Taunton wept

The conclusion of the 2016 County Championship will be forever etched in the memories of those who followed it

Hutton, Compton and the resumption of county cricket in 1946
Hutton, Compton and the resumption of county cricket in 1946

We look back to the summer of 1946 and the return of the County Championship after a seven-year absence

When Laxman led the charge of the Lancs Brigade
When Laxman led the charge of the Lancs Brigade

In the first of a series on classic county matches, we go back to Lancashire's 2007 title chase at The Oval