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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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Scotland to host Pakistan in two T20 internationals in June 2018

Scotland lost an ODI to Pakistan in Edinburgh four years ago Scotland’s cricketers will host Pakistan in two Twenty20 internationals at the Grange in Edinburgh next June. They will take place on 12 and 13 June, after the Scots have entertained England in a one-day international at the same venue on 10 June. It will be the first time Scotland have hosted an International Cricket Council full member in a T20 international. Pakistan last faced Scotland in a T20 match at the World T20 in South Africa in 2007, winning…

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Chris Froome: Fifth Tour de France title in 2018 is ‘priority and focus’

Chris Froome: Britain’s Vuelta winner reacts after historic win Britain’s Chris Froome says winning a fifth Tour de France title will be his “priority and focus” for 2018 and he still has “lots to achieve” in cycling. Froome, 32, has become the first man to follow a Tour victory by winning the Vuelta a Espana in the same year. A fifth Tour win would see him equal Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain’s record. Six riders have won all three Grand Tours during their career, with Froome…

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Tour de France 2017: Geraint Thomas set to stay at Sky for 2018

Froome in great shape for Tour de France – Thomas Tour de France, 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Radio 5 live coverage on Sports Extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Geraint Thomas will stay at Team Sky for 2018 after taking up the option of a one-year contract extension. The 31-year-old Welshman had been the subject of interest from a number of other UCI pro teams, including UAE Team Emirates. But he accepted the one-year option that was…

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