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Trevor Bayliss calls for fewer counties, better pitches to bridge 'huge gap' to international level

Sep 17, 2019 Trevor Bayliss believes a reduction in the number of first-class counties could help England bridge the “huge gap” between county and international cricket. Victory at The Oval ensured England maintained their unbeaten home series record in Test cricket under Bayliss’ five seasons as head coach, though he will probably be remembered best for coaching the side to their maiden World Cup victory earlier in the year. But…

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Jeff Vaughan promoted to coach Tasmania's Shield team

12:05 AM ET Alex Malcolm Tasmania have promoted assistant coach Jeff Vaughan to take over the main coaching role during the Sheffield Shield portion of the season in a move designed to give head coach Adam Griffith a different perspective on Tasmania’s cricket program while developing Vaughan’s coaching credentials. Griffith is the head coach of Tasmania as well as Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL. Adam Voges (WA and Perth Scorchers)…

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Super Brathwaite vaults Patriots to victory in tiebreaker

Carlos Brathwaite launches one over the midwicket © CPL T20 Trinbago Knight Riders 216 for 4 (Simmons 90, Brathwaite 2-48) tied withSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots 216 for 7 (Brathwaite 64, Lewis 45, Phillip 3-38) Super Over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 18 for no loss (Brathwaite 17*) beat Trinbago Knight Riders 5 for 1 (Brathwaite 1-5) by 13 runs Carlos Brathwaite played an innings to remember, arresting a middle-overs…

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Sydney Thunder sign Chris Morris; James Vince returns to the Sixers

9:44 PM ET Alex Malcolm Sydney Thunder have signed South Africa bowling allrounder Chris Morris for BBL09 while England batsman James Vince has re-signed for with Sydney Sixers. Sydney Thunder coach Shane Bond was delighted to secure Morris for the BBL. He has extensive T20 experience globally and has been a valuable commodity in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and, most recently, Delhi Capitals. Bond has watched…

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Luis Reece, Billy Godleman may have damaged Sussex's promotion bid beyond repair

Sep 16, 2019 ECB Reporters Network Sussex 116 for 3 trail Derbyshire 138 (Wiese 4-18) Reece Topley marked his return to first-class cricket after an absence of more than two years by helping promotion-chasing Sussex bowl Derbyshire out cheaply on the opening day of the match at Derby. The England seamer, whose career has been blighted by back injuries and was making only his sixth Championship appearance in just over…

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Matt Milnes five-for helps Kent strengthen grip on clash with Yorkshire

Sep 16, 2019 ECB Reporters Network Kent 482 for 8 (Stevens 237, Billings 138, Olivier 5-108) v Yorkshire Darren Stevens continued his bid for a new Kent contract with a quite remarkable career-best 237 to help steer the visitors out of early trouble at 39 for 5 on day one against Yorkshire at Emerald Headingley. Kent’s top order, including South Africa captain Francois du Plessis, was shattered by the pace…

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As season draws to a close, innings like John Simpson's will be sorely missed over winter

Sep 16, 2019 Paul Edwards Middlesex 39 for 6 (Bailey 5-16) trail Lancashire 259 (Livingstone 84, Croft 55*, Sowter 3-42, Harris 3-59) by 220 runs At just after 4.30 on the first day of this game at Emirates Old Trafford Adam Rossington was caught by Alex Lees for 82 off the bowling of Matt Salisbury. The dismissal took place at Wantage Road, which is 135 miles from Emirates Old Trafford,…

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Promotion contenders Gloucestershire make hard work for themselves against Worcestershire

Ed Barnard bowls for Worcestershire © Getty Images Gloucestershire 235 (Barnard 6-42) and 54 for 4 (Finch 2-7) trail Worcestershire 221 (Wessels 72, Higgins 4-55) and 128 (Higgins 4-34) by 60 runs Gloucestershire, on the brink of clinching their return to Division One of the County Championship, are making hard work of what should have been a comfortable victory. Chasing 115 to win after one of the more hapless batting…

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Dan Lawrence showcases talent with ton for Championship challengers Essex

Sep 16, 2019 Surrey 137 for 4 v Essex Eight points is the gap that Essex must make up on Somerset over the last two games and Ronnie Irani, their ebullient chairman of cricket, was out glad-handing the spectators before start of play at Chelmsford. The crunch time of the season has arrived, with the prospect of a winner-takes-all final match at Taunton next week. At times like this, even…

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Adam Rossington lives up to coach's praise with contrasting, crucial half-centuries

Sep 16, 2019 ECB Reporters Network Durham 37 for 4 (Sanderson 3-20) trail Northamptonshire 217 (Rossington 82, Rushworth 5-68) by 180 runs Adam Rossington produced a murderous counterattack to revive Northamptonshire on the opening day of their crucial Specsavers County Championship promotion clash with Durham at Wantage Road. Asked to bat in bowling conditions that couldn’t have been better designed, Northants were listing at 150 for 8 after Chris Rushworth‘s…

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