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Sussex: Michael Burgess, Delray Rawlins, Abi Sakande and Stu Whttingham pen deals

Michael Burgess has impressed in both red and white ball cricket for Sussex Sussex wicketkeeper Michael Burgess is one of four players to have signed new deals with the Division Two county. The 23-year-old played eight first-team games while Ben Brown was injured and has penned a one-year contract. All-rounder Delray Rawlins, 20, medium-pacer Abi Sakande, 22, and 23-year-old seamer Stu Whittingham have also signed contract extensions until 2019. “We’re very excited by their continued development,” director of cricket Keith Greenfield said. Source link

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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ‘a freak cricketer’ – Michael Vaughan

Pint-sized TMS: Stokes stars but England falter All-rounder Ben Stokes is a “freak cricketer” who can be an England match-winner for years to come, according to former captain Michael Vaughan. Stokes, 26, produced a Test-best 6-22 as West Indies were all out for 123 on day one of the deciding Test at Lord’s. The hosts stumbled to 46-4 by the close, with Stokes 13 not out. Vaughan, speaking on BBC Test Match Special, said the Durham player is a “very, very special cricketer” who is capable of producing “magic”. Stokes…

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Michael Carberry: Leicestershire sign Hampshire batsman on loan

Michael Carberry’s career has also included a spell with Perth Scorchers in Australia Former England batsman Michael Carberry has joined Leicestershire on loan from Hampshire for the final four matches of the County Championship season. Carberry, 36, will play for Pierre de Bruyn’s team against Kent next week, before returning to Hampshire for T20 Blast Finals Day on 2 September. He will then return to Leicestershire for their final three matches. “It’s great to have Michael on board with us ahead of the Kent game,” said head coach De Bruyn….

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England v West Indies: Michael Vaughan says series will be ‘sad to watch’

Highlights: Landmark Broad wicket as England cruise to win First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day three England 514-8 dec (Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113) West Indies 168 (Blackwood 79*, Anderson 3-24) & 137 (Broad 3-34) England won an innings and 209 runs Scorecard The remainder of England’s series against West Indies will be “sad to watch”, says former England captain Michael Vaughan. England won the day-night Test – the first game in the three-match series – by an innings and 209 runs inside three days at Edgbaston. West…

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Moeen Ali should remain batting at number eight, says former captain Michael Vaughan

‘Well caught, Jonny!’ – Bairstow catches huge Moeen six Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day three England 362 & 224-8 (66.2 overs): Moeen 67*, Root 49, Olivier 3-38 South Africa 226 (72.1 overs): Bavuma 46, Anderson 4-38 England lead by 360 runs Scorecard Moeen Ali should stay batting at number eight for England, according to former captain Michael Vaughan. With England struggling to fill gaps in their top order, Moeen hit an unbeaten 67 to push their lead over South Africa to 360 on day three of the fourth Test….

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome retains lead as Michael Matthews takes second win

Matthews held off Edvald Boasson Hagen (r) to win his second stage of this year’s Tour Michael Matthews won his second stage of the Tour de France with victory on stage 16, as Britain’s Chris Froome retained the leader’s yellow jersey. The 165km stage came alive at the end as crosswinds split the peloton before Matthews held off Edvald Boasson Hagen. Froome leads by 18 seconds over Italy’s Fabio Aru and 23 seconds over France’s Romain Bardet with five stages to go. Marcel Kittel was dropped early on a bad…

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England v South Africa: Scrap stump mic after Kagiso Rabada ban – Michael Vaughan

Rabada will miss the second Test at Trent Bridge Second Test: England v South Africa Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham Date: 14-18 July Coverage: Live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app. Stump microphones should be scrapped if they are going to be used to ban players for foul language, says former England captain Michael Vaughan. South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has been banned for the second Test against England…

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