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Byrom gives Somerset upper hand in Bob Willis Trophy final

LONDON: Eddie Byrom played the innings of his career by hitting 117 of Somerset s 301 to take the upper hand over Essex on day two of the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lords. Byrom came into this showpiece with a top-score of 30 in the competition and an average of ...

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England name 8 uncapped players for West Indies Tests

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BIRMINGHAM: England included eight uncapped players in a 30-man training group announced Wednesday ahead of next month’s Test series against the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board last month named a 55-strong training group. But the selectors have now whittled the number down to those who are more likely ...

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Somerset and Essex poised for English County title decider

LONDON: A cricketing summer that just keeps giving culminates in Taunton this week as Somerset host Essex in a winner-takes-all clash to decide the destiny of the English County Championship. Four-day county cricket in England has long struggled to capture the imagination, especially with the rise in popularity of the ...

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Megan McKenna drawn to ‘deep, depressing’ country

LOS ANGELES: Megan McKenna loves writing ‘’deep, depressing ballads’’. The former ‘Only Way is Essex’ star made a successful move into country music after quitting the reality show in 2017 and she prefers the genre to any other because the songs seem more meaningful. She said: ‘’Country music is deeper ...

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AB de Villiers fires Middlesex to victory on T20 Blast debut

BIRMINGHAM: AB de Villiers made his debut in England’s T20 Blast and played a marvellous knock for Middlesex to help them win at Lord’s. Ab de Villiers scored a quick 88 runs off 43 balls and remained unbeaten to help his team defeat Essex by seven wickets. This was Ab ...

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Amir ‘excited’ for county return with Essex

LONDON: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir insists he is ‘excited’ for his return to county cricket after signing a T20 Blast deal with Essex. The 26-year-old will be available for eight T20 matches this summer before travelling to the Caribbean to play in a franchise tournament. Amir took 28 wickets for ...

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Danish Kaneria admits fixing guilt at last

LONDON: Pakistan’s Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials, Britain’s Daily Mail reported. Kaneria, who was given a life ban by English cricket chiefs that effectively applied worldwide, said in ...

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Murali Vijay joins Essex

LONDON: India batsman Murali Vijay has agreed to join Essex for the rest of the English side’s County Championship campaign. Vijay played India’s first two Tests on their current tour of England, but was dropped after struggling in their heavy defeat at Lord’s. The 34-year-old opener was twice dismissed without ...

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India sweat due to heat and Ashwin fitness

LONDON: India were made to sweat by Essex who reached 237-5 on the second day of their tour match at Chelmsford with their discomfort under sweltering sunshine compounded by fears over the fitness of key spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Virat Kohli’s team, playing their only warm-up match before the Test series ...

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England will have slight edge: Dale Steyn

LONDON: Dale Steyn has played five Test matches in England, all in the months of July and August and took 23 wickets at 31.65. South Africa either won or drew these matches in 2008 and 2012. Past his prime now, Steyn has also represented Warwickshire and Essex in 13 County ...

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