Cricket

Somerset 146 (Morkel 3-19, McKerr 3-20) and 168 for 3 (Azhar Ali 61*, Hildreth 60) trail Surrey 485 (Elgar 110, Stoneman 85, Burns 78, Roy 63) by 171 runsScorecard Surrey were frustrated by the weather and some stiff Somerset resistance on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Taunton. By the close
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Afghanistan 255 for 7 (Shahidi 58, Rashid 57*, Shakib 4-42) beat Bangladesh 119 (Shakib 32, Rashid 2-13) by 136 runs Swagger. It’s the best word to describe Afghanistan in the 2018 Asia Cup so far. They showed plenty of it on Friday, using their spin might, batting depth and new-ball craft to trounce Bangladesh by
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Adil Rashid bowls for Yorkshire © Getty Images Adil Rashid is on the verge of confirming his commitment as a Yorkshire cricketer and signing a new all-format deal with the county. An anticipated four-year deal would bring a successful end to a fraught period during which Yorkshire expressed their
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Essex 252 for 5 (Vijay 85, Westley 55) lead Worcestershire 94 (Porter 7-41) by 158 runsScorecard Researchers have often concluded that different drinks can cause worse hangovers: in terms of spirits at least, the darker the drink, the more severe the effects. If such studies are correct, it can only be surmised (none too seriously)
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Geoff Cook, Durham’s long-standing director of cricket, is to step down from his role at the end of the season as part of a staff restructure. Cook’s departure comes hot on the heels of the retirement of Paul Collingwood, the club’s longest-serving player, who was one of a raft of names whom Cook was instrumental
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The ECB’s proposed new 100-ball competition is “still definitely cricket”, according to Worcestershire’s Daryl Mitchell, the chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), who has been taking part in two trial days for the format at Trent Bridge. Mitchell, who previously criticised the ECB’s unveiling of the proposal earlier this year, admitted he had been
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