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Middlesex v Lancashire: Tom Bailey takes first 10-wicket match haul

Tom Bailey took 5-54 in the first innings followed by 5-44 Specsavers County Championship Division One, Lord’s (day two): Middlesex 233 & 152: Robson 58; Bailey 5-44 Lancashire 165 & 46-1: Hameed 22* Lancashire need 175 more runs to win Middlesex 4 pts, Lancashire 3 pts Scorecard Lancashire seamer Tom Bailey claimed match-figures of 10-98 as the Red Rose county were left a target of 221 to beat relegation-threatened Middlesex. On a second day which saw 16 wickets fall at Lord’s, the visitors lost their lower order quickly to be…

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Durham v Sussex: Graham Clark gives hosts edge after day two

Graham Clark’s unbeaten 73 took Durham’s deficit down to just 25 at the close on day two Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day two): Sussex 346: Wells 122; Rushworth 4-64 Durham 321-6: Latham 77, Clark 73*; Robinson 4-69 Durham trail by 25 runs Sussex 5 pts, Durham 6 pts Scorecard Graham Clark’s unbeaten 73 ensured Durham closed just 25 runs behind Sussex on day two at Chester-le-Street. Tom Latham (77) and Cameron Steel (73) also hit half-centuries but both fell to seamer Ollie Robinson (4-69) as Sussex took…

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Derbyshire v Kent: Play abandoned for second day running at Chesterfield

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Queen’s Park, Chesterfield (day two): Derbyshire v Kent No play possible because of wet outfield Scorecard No play was possible for the second day running in Derbyshire’s Championship Division Two game against Kent. Umpires Billy Taylor and Steve Gale made a lunchtime inspection of the wet outfield at Chesterfield and opted to call it off for the day. Kent, in fourth, began this week still with a very slim chance of promotion. Eighth-placed Derbyshire still have a chance of climbing up to sixth in the…

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England v West Indies: Jonny Bairstow makes century in Old Trafford win

Gayle falls to brilliant Root catch First Royal London one-day international, Old Trafford West Indies 204-9 (42 overs): Holder 41* (33 balls), Stokes 3-43 England 210-3 (30.5 overs): Bairstow 100* (97), Root 54 (53) England won by seven wickets Scorecard Jonny Bairstow hit his maiden one-day international century as England swept West Indies aside to win the first ODI at Old Trafford by seven wickets. Bairstow, opening the batting, made 100 not out to lead England to their target of 205 with more than 11 overs left. The game had…

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Nottinghamshire bowling coach Andy Pick expresses interest in England role

Andy Pick coached England Under-19s at the World Cup in 2004, 2006 and 2008 Nottinghamshire bowling coach Andy Pick has expressed an interest in working with England on a more permanent basis. The 53-year-old former Notts bowler was part of the England coaching staff for the T20 with West Indies on Saturday. “You want to work at the highest level, whether you are playing or coaching,” he told BBC Radio Nottingham. “A chance to work at that level would be fantastic. It has whetted my appetite a bit and we…

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Johann Myburgh agrees Somerset contract for limited-overs matches in 2018

Johann Myburgh averaged 40 in this season’s Royal London One-Day Cup and 36.25 in the NatWest T20 Blast Somerset’s Johann Myburgh has signed a new contract to play in limited-overs matches for the county next season. The South African batsman played three games in the 2017 One-Day Cup and nine in the T20 Blast, and will be available for both competitions in 2018. The 36-year-old has also played three County Championship matches so far this season but will not play in the four-day format next year. Myburgh’s new contract follows…

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Adam Hollioake on staying in Afghanistan after bomb attack

Hollioake captained Surrey to nine domestic trophies When Adam Hollioake was faced with the choice of staying in Afghanistan after being caught up in a suicide bombing or going back home, the former England cricketer opted to stay. He is in the country starting out as a coach and, during a two-week stint, was caught up in a terrorist attack which had some overseas counterparts deciding to head for the airport. At least three people were killed and five wounded in the blast at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium last…

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Jamie Nussbaumer: Guernsey bowler steps down as captain

Jamie Nussbaumer plays his club cricket for Cobo on the island Guernsey seamer Jamie Nussbaumer has stepped down as captain of the island side after four-and-a-half years. The 30-year-old skippered the team as they were relegated from World Cricket League Division Five this month. He led Guernsey to promotion from division six in 2015 and Inter-insular victory over Jersey in the same summer. “It’s getting to the point where I may have to be rested for the odd game and the captain should always be on the field,” Nussbaumer told…

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England v West Indies: Three spectators injured as part of stand collapses

Durham said the stand is a “permanent fixture at the venue” Three spectators were injured after part of a stand collapsed during England’s Twenty20 defeat by West Indies at Chester-le-Street. Durham said the fans fell when “a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable” at about 21:30 BST, during England’s innings. Part of the stand, which Durham said passed safety inspections before the match, was evacuated. West Indies won by 21 runs as England were bowled out for 155. Pictures appeared to show a hole in the floor…

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