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Somerset v Lancashire: Steven Davies scores century on day one for home side

Tom Abell (left) and Steven Davies added 119 for Somerset’s fifth wicket Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day one): Somerset 330-9: Davies 111; Parkinson 4-68 Lancashire: Yet to bat Somerset 3 pts, Lancashire 3 pts Scorecard Steven Davies scored 111 in Somerset’s total of 330-9 on day one of their Championship match against title-chasing Lancashire at Taunton. Matt Parkinson has figures of 4-68 for Lancashire, who started 36 points behind Division One leaders Essex. Davies put on 119 with captain Tom Abell (46) for the…

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Joe Root: ‘Bold’ England captain stamps authority on side – Graeme Swann

Pint-sized TMS: England take control Second Investec Test, Headingley, day four England 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61* West Indies 427 & 5-0: Brathwaite 4*, Powell 1* West Indies trail by 316 runs Scorecard England captain Joe Root stamped his authority on his team by declaring before the close of day four of the second Test against West Indies, says former player Graeme Swann. Root declared with England on 490-8, setting West Indies an unlikely 322 to win and forcing the tourists to face…

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Village side Dorchester-on-Thames score 40 off final over to earn improbable win

Batsman Steve McComb says his arthritic ankle means he struggles to run between the wickets, so he prefers to deal in boundaries A village cricket side scored 40 runs from the final over of a league match to secure the most unlikely of victories. Needing 35 to win from the last six deliveries of their game against Swinbrook, Dorchester-on-Thames CC looked down and out in the Oxfordshire Cricket Association match. Hosts Swinbrook had posted 240 from their 45 overs in the Division Four encounter. With an over to go in…

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England v South Africa: Stuart Broad expects Joe Root’s side to be ‘attacking’

Stuart Broad (left) and Jimmy Anderson (right) are likely to lead the England bowling attack against South Africa England v South Africa, First Test Venue: Lord’s Dates: 6-10 July Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. Stuart Broad says he is fit and ready to play a role in what he believes will be an attack-minded England Test side under new captain Joe…

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Surrey v Hampshire: Jimmy Adams and James Vince hit centuries for away side

Jimmy Adams’ 23rd first-class century helped put Hampshire in a strong position Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day one): Hampshire 361-4: Adams 144, Vince 104, Bailey 61* Surrey: Yet to bat Hampshire 4 pts, Surrey 1 pt Scorecard Jimmy Adams and James Vince struck centuries to put Hampshire in control on day one against Surrey at the Oval. The duo both hit their second County Championship tons of the season as they put on 161 runs for the third wicket. Vince took the aggressive role, hitting 19 boundaries…

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Lancashire v Hampshire: George Bailey hits century as home side frustrated in heat

Bailey’s century was his first in the County Championship this season Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emirates Old Trafford (day one) Hampshire351-8: Bailey 127, Abbott 76*; Procter 2-49 Lancashire: Yet to bat. Hampshire 3 pts, Lancashire 2 pts Scorecard Hampshire captain George Bailey hit a fine century to help his side 351-8 on a stifling first day against Lancashire at Old Trafford. The Australian made 127, having come in at 38-3, before he was bowled late in the day by England’s James Anderson. It was Anderson’s only wicket on his…

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India v Pakistan: Virat Kohli leads his side to win in Champions Trophy

72 runs in four overs – India’s stunning end to innings Champions Trophy, Edgbaston: India 319-3 (48 overs): Rohit 91, Kohli 81*, Dhawan 68 Pakistan 164 (33.4 overs): Azhar 50, Hafeez 33, Yadav 3-30 India won by 124 runs (DLS method) Scorecard; Standings An unbeaten 81 from captain Virat Kohli helped steer India to a comprehensive 124-run victory over Pakistan in the opening match of their Champions Trophy campaign at Edgbaston. Kohli’s big hitting – allied to a more patient 91 from opener Rohit Sharma and a blistering half-century from…

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