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Sep 24

Moeen Ali’s blistering century sets up England victory over West Indies

• England 369-9, West Indies 245
• England won the third ODI by 124 runs

The anticipation was that the boundaries at Bristol would be too short for one of the most popular left-handed batsmen in the world. And so it proved. But it was not just Chris Gayle who was delivering a hail of sixes into the stands at square-leg. Moeen Ali, the man who protested earlier this summer that he “can’t hit sixes like the others”, sped to the second fastest century hit by an Englishman in a one-day international match.

Moeen’s response to peppering the ball into the stands so regularly was a little more self-effacing than we have come to expect from Gayle, who struck 94 – including six sixes – before he was brilliantly run out by Adil Rashid.

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Sep 23

Jonathan Trott: Warwickshire’s stand-in skipper out to improve on record as captain

Warwickshire captain Jonathan Trott would consider the job of being made skipper on a more permanent basis.

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Sep 22

Derbyshire v Kent: Chesterfield will only be used in ‘core summer months’

Derbyshire will only use Chesterfield as an out-ground in the “core summer months” after this week’s washout with Kent.

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Sep 22

Derbyshire v Kent: Chesterfield will only be used in ‘core summer months’

Derbyshire will only use Chesterfield as an out-ground in the “core summer months” after this week’s washout with Kent.

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Sep 22

Surrey v Somerset: Hosts secure safety but Somerset in relegation danger

Surrey secure their Division One status with a six-wicket win over Somerset, leaving the visitors in serious relegation trouble.

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Sep 22

Durham v Sussex: Visitors complete 132-run victory at Chester-le-Street

Sussex bowl Durham out for 131 to complete a 132-run victory on day four at Chester-le-Street.

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Sep 22

Glamorgan v Gloucestershire: Selman and Salter hit career-bests in draw

Glamorgan’s Nick Selman and Andrew Salter register career-best scores as their game against Gloucestershire ends in a bore draw.

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Sep 22

Hampshire v Essex: Champions bowl out hosts for 76 to win after following on

Champions Essex bowl out Hampshire for 76 to complete a remarkable win, having followed on at the Ageas Bowl.

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Sep 22

Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Jeetan Patel’s 6-50 in vain as Tykes beat relegated Bears

Steve Patterson steers Yorkshire to victory against relegated Warwickshire to ease the Tykes’ fears of going down.

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Sep 22

Ryan Pringle, Jack Burnham and Stuart Poynter: Durham tie up trio to 2018 deals

Ryan Pringle, Jack Burnham and Stuart Poynter will remain at Durham for 2018 after agreeing new deals.

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Sep 22

Northants v Nottinghamshire: Hosts win to maintain promotion chances

Rory Kleinveldt has match figures of 13-98 as Northants throw the promotion race wide open with a 124-run win over Notts.

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Sep 22

County cricket: Essex stun Hampshire and Sangakkara signs off for Surrey

  • Essex secure ninth and most remarkable win of season
  • Sangakkara bows out after final innings at The Oval

7.06pm BST

The Champion County, Essex, secured their ninth and most remarkable win of their special summer and, in doing so, thrust their victims Hampshire – who were bowled out for 76 to lose by 108 runs – into a relegation scrap.

Sam Cook, the 20-year-old swing bowler, took his maiden five-wicket haul to inflict on Hampshire their lowest total since 1984. Hampshire therefore need 12 points against Warwickshire to secure their survival ahead of seventh-placed Somerset, who lost to Surrey in Kumar Sangakkara’s final match at The Oval. Yorkshire thrillingly beat Warwickshire by two wickets, and are 18 points ahead of Somerset.

7.06pm BST

Time for me to sign off. Roundup to follow, as ever. Here’s the scores:

Division One:

5.14pm BST

Pope smashes a pair of fours to long-on and that is that! Surrey go second, Somerset are 13 points adrift.

5.11pm BST

Lovely scenes.

A legend of the game leaves the Kia Oval outfield for the final time…

Thank you @KumarSanga2

5.10pm BST

Surrey’s target is down into single figures. Foakes has 42 and has batted very nicely indeed.

5.09pm BST

A genuinely magnificent catch.

WICKET! Very casual from Dom Bess and not so casual from the umpire! Surrey 128/4#SURvSOM

5.06pm BST

Sanga is out! He made 35, and has been dismissed by a brilliant one-handed reaction caught and bowled from Bess. A moment of slightly stunned silence followed, before every fielder shakes Sanga’s hand and the crowd give him a standing ovation. What a guy. Cheers Sanga.

4.54pm BST

Huge six down the ground from Foakes, then Sanga hoicks to cow.

4.47pm BST

Hundred up for Surrey as Foakes drives Leach beautifully through cover for four.

4.43pm BST

Foakes was a bit jittery at first but has settled, and Surrey need 50 to win.

4.37pm BST

As Jon Ryan points out on Twitter, Sanga’s reaction is hilarious.

WICKET! Dom Bess bowls Patel! Surrey 73/3 and need 70 to win#SURvSOM

4.31pm BST

Wicket! Leach gets Patel, bowled sweeping for 17. Bess the bowler. Here’s a very, very good question.

@willis_macp spin at both ends, sunshine, Kumar batting, a game with meaning still in the balance, does cricket really have to stop?

4.27pm BST

Surrey are halfway there…

4.19pm BST

Sussex beat Durham by 132 runs! Onions the last man to go. Probably his last game for Durham at the Riverside.

4.18pm BST

Surrey not in a mad rush, and they needn’t be; they need 75 more and have around 25 overs to do it.

4.10pm BST

Ah, cricket!

Carse & Onions make their way to the middle with 27 overs remaining to bat out! The visitors need one wicket to win #DURvSUS

4.09pm BST

Middlesex have just announced that Toby Roland-Jones has a stress fracture in his lower back….

4.05pm BST

Peter Trego is going off injured mid-over. Leach to replace him. Surrey need 85 more.

3.51pm BST

(Should say, it’s Sangakkara’s final innings here. He just played a lovely cover drive.)

3.39pm BST

And the great man is off the mark…

3.37pm BST

Standing ovation as Sangakkara walks out to bat for the final time. What a guy.

3.37pm BST

Ryan Patel, not Sangakkara, is in at No3. But now Stoneman has been caught behind off Groenewald! Here comes Sanga. 39 for two, needing 104 more. Can Somerset do this?

3.34pm BST

Wicket! Burns goes, and Surrey are 38 for one, needing 105 more. He hooked Overton and was caught at deep backward square.

3.32pm BST

Having been bowled out for 76 in their first innings, Essex have delivered a repeat dose to Hampshire and pulled off the most remarkable win! That’s their ninth of the season. Sam Cook gets the last, and completes his maiden Championship five-wicket haul!

3.28pm BST

Holland’s raging against the dying light. Hants 72 for nine, needing 113 more.

3.25pm BST

Essex are one wicket away from their most special win of the season. Extraordinary.

3.15pm BST

Stoneman wants this done sharpish. He has 16 off eight and Surrey are 21 for none.

3.14pm BST

Abbott goes to Wagner and Essex are nine down! 56 on the board…

3.11pm BST

Stoneman has just hit an outrageous shot for four over the head of the man at deep-midwicket. Picked up off the pads, and gone.

3.08pm BST

Surrey are 1 for 0 in their chase of 143. Hoping Sanga gets a bat.

3.06pm BST

Hampshire are eight down!

2.54pm BST

Turn. And Hampshire left out Mason Crane.

| The #harmyarmy are back in voice! Harmer removes the bails of fellow offy, Liam Dawson for 10. Hampshire 37-7. #HAMvESS

2.51pm BST

Ah, good idea. Looks like we are taking tea here.

2.50pm BST

Dawson gone, Hampshire seven down! Grievous Bodily Harmer strikes with his first ball!

2.46pm BST

Clarke gets Bess with a strangle, and Surrey need 143 to win. Decent effort from Somerset today, they have battled hard. Still 40-odd overs in the game.

2.35pm BST

Wicket! Batty returns and gets one to turn on Leach, who is caught at slip! Lead is 126 as the last man Groenewald comes out. The stand with Bess was worth 48.

2.32pm BST

Six different batting career bests in the game at Cardiff! My word…

2.19pm BST

Hampshire are 29 for six! Vince goes to Sam Cook!

2.16pm BST

Surrey will need at least 100 to win. Leach and Bess have put on 21 and the lead is 99.

2.15pm BST

Hampshire are 25 for five! Essex are halfway there. Vince and his old mucker Dawson come together…

2.11pm BST

Well played that man. Great celly from Brooks too.

@YorkshireCCC beat Warwickshire by 2 wkts

Patterson holds his nerve to see the White Rose home

2.08pm BST

Lots of relieved Yorkshire fans…

2.04pm BST

Oh wow! It’s absolutely hammering it down at Durham, where Sussex are a wicket from victory. Or an alternative way of looking at things is that Durham need 133 to win.

1.59pm BST

The hoop on this!

| Don’t need a caption for this one, well bowled Little Chef. Hampshire 12-4. #HAMvESS

1.58pm BST

Surrey have the new ball. Somerset 88 in front with two wickets in hand.

1.57pm BST

Going into the final week, Yorkshire are going to have a nice cushion from the relegation spots.

1.56pm BST

Patterson gets them home! He hits Wright for four and Yorkshire win! They take 22 very important points and move third!

1.54pm BST

Hampshire are 12 for four! If they can pull this off, it might just be the most extraordinary of Essex’s nine wins…

1.53pm BST

Hearing there’s rain in the air at Headingley…

1.52pm BST

Hampshire are 12 for three! Cook gets Adams…

1.51pm BST

Scores are level at Headingley … but Fisher is out! Patel’s sixth. A hat-trick seals a tie. He stuck on 78 with Patterson.

1.47pm BST

Scores level at Headingley!

1.46pm BST

Hampshire are 12 for two! That man Porter again … 185 looking a long way off.

1.44pm BST

Six to win for Yorkshire!

1.42pm BST

Whittingham takes two in three balls and Sussex are a wicket away from victory. Onions, most likely playing his penultimate game for Durham, is the last man in.

1.39pm BST

Durham had a big eighth wicket stand but it’s been broken! Whittingham bowls Weighell and they are 111 for eight.

1.35pm BST

Wicket! Trego has played all around Patel – trying to stick him into the Peter May Stand – and been bowled! 242 for eight, with a lead of 78…

1.31pm BST

Yorkshire’s target is below 20 now… Three wickets in hand.

1.28pm BST

Little Chef!

| Little Chef continues the superb start to his first XI career, trapping Weatherly LBW. 1-1. The Great Escape is on. #HAMvESS

1.26pm BST

Wicket! Very full ball and Meaker has Coverton leg before. Seven down, lead of 70.

1.24pm BST

Hampshire are one down! Weatherley gone to Cook… Can Essex win having been bowled out for 76?

1.20pm BST

Steve Rackett asks how many overs Hampshire have to chase 186 to beat Essex. They are 1 for 0 and there are a minimum of 66 left.

1.17pm BST

Yorkshire edging closer: 25 required…

1.16pm BST

And Trego has 50!

1.16pm BST

So we are back underway at the Oval, with Batty and Meaker bowling.

12.35pm BST

And Essex are all out for 362, so hampshire need 185 to win!

12.35pm BST

At lunch, Yorkshire require 34 to win…

12.34pm BST

Lunch at the Oval, where Somerset are 220 for six, leading by 56.

12.33pm BST

Notts Lose two quick ones and Northants have done it!! They take 20 points, and the race for promotion runs on…

12.23pm BST

Wagner gone! Caught in the deep off Dawson. He put on 82 with foster and Essex’s lead is 176 with one wicket left.

12.15pm BST

Yorkshire are down to 43 to win, three wickets in hand…

12.13pm BST

Dropped! Sanga has shelled Trego on 36 at first slip!

12.11pm BST

Sussex have Durham seven down!

12.09pm BST

Samit gone! Notts 175 for eight…

12.08pm BST

Wicket! And how Batty loves it. After a fine stand of 66, Davies is gone, caught at slip! The lead is 34…

12.04pm BST

Indeed – Wagner has now put on 50 with Foster and Essex are setting up a tricky target…

@willis_macp couple of Kiwis making a big impact today – Dave at Headingley and Wags at the Ageas.

11.58am BST

50 for Davies… Somerset lead by 27. A draw would be very handy indeed.

11.45am BST

Yorkshire have lost Hodd now, and 96 for seven. 79 to win…

11.42am BST

Northants have Notts seven down… when can we start believing?

11.40am BST

Davies is batting beautifully against his old side. What a treat.

11.37am BST

Somerset lead!

11.36am BST

Hearing that Bresnan was caught at deep midwicket slogging…

11.35am BST

And Yorkshire are 86 for six as Jeetan gets Bresnan for a duck! That’s his fifth. Still require 89…

11.34am BST

Meaker just bowled Trego… but it’s a no ball! Somerset still trail by nine, five down.

11.30am BST

Yorkshire are five down!!!

11.20am BST

Big Rory has got Libby – his 13th of the match – and Notts are five down, still needing 181!

11.18am BST

Harmer goes and Essex are eight down, leading by 94.

11.09am BST

The weather in south London today is absolutely stunning.

11.06am BST

Wicket at Durham: Latham gone to Whittingham Durham need 244 more to win.

11.04am BST

Wicket! Abell flashes at Clarke and is caught at second slip… Five down, still 32 behind.

11.02am BST

Pujara gone! Notts 123 for four – Big Rory with the wicket…

10.59am BST

Ballance is out! Yorkshire four down, needing 100 more…

10.57am BST

Everyone has been put out of their misery at Chesterfield. What a farce.

10.52am BST

Morning Stuie! Steve Davies is batting here, which is lovely.

@willis_macp morning will!

10.05am BST

Good morning, and welcome to Friday on county cricket – live! We really are very nearly there. I’m Will Macpherson and for the last time this summer I’m at the Oval watching Kumar Sangakkara play cricket. How exciting!

Big day at Headingley too. Yorkshire can’t muck that chase up. Can they?

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Sep 22

Derbyshire v Kent: All four days of Championship game abandoned

Derbyshire’s Division Two game with Kent at Chesterfield is abandoned without a ball bowled because of a wet outfield.

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Sep 22

Michael Carberry: Leicestershire sign Hampshire opener but Clint McKay leaves

Leicestershire sign ex-England opener Michael Carberry on a two-year deal, but paceman Clint McKay leaves the club.

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Sep 22

Jon Lewis: Sussex head coach Mark Davis tips his assistant for England role

Sussex head coach Mark Davis tells his assistant Jon Lewis to go for the vacant role of England’s bowling coach.

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Sep 21

Haseeb Hameed’s Ashes hopes dashed after injury to right hand

• Opener struck by ball from Middlesex’s James Harris
• Steven Finn boosts Ashes chances with eight for 79

On a day when England’s one-day players were frustrated by the rain that forced an abandonment of their international against West Indies at Trent Bridge, there was worse news for one batsman hoping to be in the Test squad this winter.

With 38 required and Lancashire nine down, Haseeb Hameed, a finger on his right hand fractured, strode through the Lord’s pavilion to join an old classmate at Bolton school, Matt Parkinson, in the middle. Hameed’s brave effort was in vain; he survived nine balls before Parkinson, a true tail-ender, edged to first slip to become the irresistible Steven Finn’s eighth wicket. Middlesex had won a wonderful game by 36 runs and put their survival hopes, going into the trip to their fellow strugglers Somerset next week, in their own hands.

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