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Highlights: Essex beat Warwickshire to edge closer to County Championship title

Watch highlights as Essex beat Warwickshire by an innings and 56 runs to leave them on the brink of their first County Championship title since 1992. Second-placed Lancashire continue to prolong the outcome, as they chase down Somerset’s lead in Taunton. READ MORE: Essex beat bears to edge closer to title Available to UK users only. Source link

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County Championship: ECB free five England players for duty with clubs

Essex’s Tom Westley has so far scored 193 runs in five Tests for England, of which his best score of 59 came on his debut against South Africa at The Oval Five England players have been released for duty with their clubs for this week’s County Championship fixtures. In the week they could be crowned champions, Division One leaders Essex will have Tom Westley available for the trip to Edgbaston to face Warwickshire. The Bears, who could be relegated this week, will have Chris Woakes back. But Essex are not…

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Kraigg Brathwaite: Yorkshire sign West Indies opener for two Championship games

Kraigg Brathwaite scored 134 and 95 in his two innings at Headingley against England in August Yorkshire have signed West Indies Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite for the final two games of the Championship season. The opener, 24, scored a century at Headingley to help his side win the second Test against England in August. He is set to play in the final Test at Lord’s, starting on Thursday, before replacing Australian Shaun Marsh. “Kraigg played exceptionally well here and if you can get runs at Headingley then you can do…

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Road World Championship: Chris Froome named on Great Britain longlist

Froome is aiming to become only the third cyclist to win the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in the same year Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has been named on Great Britain’s longlist for this month’s Road World Championships in Norway. Froome, who currently leads the Vuelta a Espana, has said he hopes to compete in the individual time trial in Bergen depending on his condition after the Spanish race finishes next weekend. However, he is not expected to take part in the road race. Lizzie…

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County Championship: How the opening day of day-night matches unfolded

Former England Test captain was one of a number of international stars on show on Monday Monday saw the beginning of the first-ever round of day-night fixtures to be played in the County Championship – and it was not short of talking points. In total, 2,984 runs were scored and 96 wickets fell across the nine matches taking place in Divisions One and Two, with England’s Test players also in on the action. BBC Sport takes a closer look at how the opening day of pink-ball cricket in England and…

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County Championship: Middlesex battle to avoid the follow-on against Somerset

Middlesex batsman Adam Voges struck 86 from 173 balls before retiring hurt Specsavers County Championship Division One, Lord’s (day three): Somerset 443-9 dec: Elgar 158, Gregory 137; Franklin 2-34 Middlesex: 311-7: Voges 86*, Gubbins 56; Groenewald 2-36 Middlesex 2 pts; Somerset 4 pts Match scorecard Middlesex managed to avoid the follow-on as bad light produced a stop-start day three against Somerset at Lord’s. Somerset started well, dismissing Nick Compton and Stevie Eskinazi before Adam Voges and Paul Sterling (52) put on a vital 101-run partnership. Voges was forced to retire…

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