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

Sam Cook registered his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket to seal Essex’s unlikely win Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day four): Hampshire 254 & 76: Cook 5-18 Essex 76 & 362: Lawrence 101 Essex (19 pts) beat Hampshire (5 pts) by 108 runs Scorecard Champions Essex bowled out Hampshire for 76 to seal a incredible win, having followed on at the Ageas Bowl. New-ball pair Sam Cook (5-18) and Jamie Porter (2-21) starred as Hampshire, chasing 185 for victory, collapsed in 29.4 overs to lose by 108…

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Hampshire v Essex: Dan Lawrence reaches century as only 20 overs possible

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence has scored 670 Championship runs this season Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day three): Hampshire 254: Bailey 89; Porter 4-53 Essex 76: Abbott 6-20 & 247-5 (f/o): Lawrence 101, Bopara 57 Essex lead by 69 runs Hampshire 5 pts, Essex 3 pts Scorecard Only 20 overs of play were possible on day three of the Division One match between Hampshire and county champions Essex because of rain. Essex moved from 208-3 to 226-3 in their second innings in the 30 minutes of action possible…

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Alastair Cook: England opener not included in Essex squad for Hampshire game

Alastair Cook (second from right) was Edgbaston last week to watch Essex beat Warwickshire Former England captain Alastair Cook will not play for new county champions Essex in this week’s game against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. The England and Wales Cricket Board made Cook, 32, available for the final two matches of the season. Essex have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the away game against Hampshire, which begins on Tuesday. Head coach Chris Silverwood has set the team the new goal of going through the entire Championship campaign…

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Ashley Giles: Warwickshire boss says hurting Bears must aim to emulate Essex

Jonathan Trott, who ended the season as Warwickshire captain, is the only Bears batsman averaging over 40 in the Championship this season Warwickshire boss Ashley Giles says that, once the club have dealt with the “hurt” of being relegated, their rebuilding job must aim at trying to emulate new county champions Essex. After the Bears’ eighth Championship loss of 2017 to Essex, their fate was sealed on Friday by results elsewhere. Somerset’s win over Lancashire, plus Yorkshire and Middlesex draws, put them 49 points adrift with two games left. “Right…

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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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Alastair Cook: England opener cleared to end season with Essex

Alastair Cook hit three Championship centuries for Essex earlier in the summer Former England Test captain Alastair Cook has been cleared to play for Essex in their final two County Championship games of the summer. It is looking increasingly likely, however, that they will already have clinched the title by then. Cook, 32, scored 667 runs for Essex in seven appearances earlier in the season He can play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl next week and the home game against Yorkshire the following week which brings the season to…

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Essex v Somerset: Rain halts leaders’ progress on day three at Chelmsford

Play was abandoned for the day following persistent rain at Chelmsford Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cloudfm County Ground (day three): Essex 159 & 158-4: Browne 83, Wheater 58*; C Overton 2-42 Somerset 164: Hildreth 51; Porter 5-40 Essex lead by 153 runs Essex 3 pts, Somerset 3 pts Scorecard Bad weather restricted Essex and Somerset to only 55 minutes of play on day three of their Championship match at Chelmsford. Division One leaders Essex could add only 41 runs to their overnight score and ended the day on…

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T20 Blast: Essex v Gloucestershire washed-out by rain at Chelmsford

Rain prevented any play between Essex and Gloucestershire in the T20 Blast match at Chelmsford NatWestT20 Blast Dates: 7 July – 2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Rain washed out all play in Saturday’s only T20 Blast match between Essex and Gloucestershire at Chelmsford. The South Group match was abandoned shortly after it looked as if…

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Essex v Middlesex: Alastair Cook and Nick Browne share record first-wicket partnership

Alastair Cook and Nick Browne both hit their highest first-class scores of the 2017 season Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day three): Middlesex 246 & 27-0: Gubbins 16* Essex 542-3 dec: Browne 221, Cook 193, Chopra 100*; Rayner 2-152 Essex 8 pts, Middlesex 1 pt Middlesex trail by 269 runs Scorecard A county record opening partnership of 373 between Nick Browne (221) and England’s Alastair Cook (193) saw Essex pile on the runs against Middlesex. The pair passed Graham Gooch and Paul Prichard’s record of 316, which…

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Essex v Middlesex: Rain prevents any play at Chelmsford

The forecast for Chelmsford on Wednesday is for dry weather Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day two): Middlesex 246: Stirling 77, Eskinazi 66; Harmer 5-77 Essex 106-0: Cook 64*, Browne 40* Essex 3 pts, Middlesex 1 pt Essex trail Middlesex by 140 runs Scorecard There was frustration for Essex and Middlesex as rain prevented any action on day two, with play at Chelmsford abandoned at 18:55 BST. Players came out onto the pitch ahead of a proposed 16:25 BST start time, but further rain forced them straight…

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