James Anderson, Jamie Porter and Sam Cook plus a whole bunch of lethal overseas dobblers… Essex v Lancashire doesn’t promise to be a runfest

3 minute read At one point during last year’s visit to Chelmsford to play Essex, Lancashire were 7-6. All in all, across both innings, they managed just 204 runs. They won the match. James Anderson’s back for this year’s trip… Cricket being cricket, we fully expect this week’s Essex v Lancashire clash to

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Relegation? Liam Norwell has no time for your ‘most likelys’ or your ‘probablys’. Liam Norwell has got nine wickets to take

< 1 minute read Warwickshire needed to defend 139 to stay in the first division of the County Championship. That’s not many runs. For some reason Liam Norwell felt it was plenty. Liam Norwell was right. 30-year-old Norwell probably wouldn’t mind a reduction in County Championship cricket as he’s always been one of those

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Surrey end summer

2 minute read Well that came about abruptly. There we were settling in for a last couple of weeks of County Championship intrigue, only for Surrey to win the thing in 2.5 days. First Hampshire lost to Kent. “That session at the end of day one where we were bowled out in 18

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