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County cricket: BBC Sport’s club-by-club guide to the 2015 summer

The county season gets under way on Sunday as champions Yorkshire start the defence of their title against promoted Worcestershire at New Road. Hampshire begin life back in Division One at home to Sussex, while Middlesex host Nottinghamshire and Durham ...

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Astute Bell reaps rewards of patience

Batting in Test cricket remains as much about the shots you don’t play as those you do and it was Ian Bell’s judgement at the crease that set the foundation for England’s domination Ian Bell ensured he had seen off ...

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West Indies hold firm after early England wickets

West Indies trailed England by 244 runs at the close of the second day of the first Test in Antigua on Tuesday after Shivnarine Chanderpaul applied the brakes to any potential batting slumps. England will feel in control of the ...

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Smith’s unbeaten 79 guides Rajasthan to seven wicket win over Mumbai

Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Steve Smith smashed an unbeaten 79 off 53 balls to steer his side to a thrilling seven wicket victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Sardar Patel Stadium on ...

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Pakistan team arrives in Dhaka for month-long tour

The Pakistan cricket team has arrived in Dhaka for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh. The series, spread over almost a month, will include three ODIs, two Tests and a lone Twenty20. The squad flew to the Shahjalal International Airport around ...

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Gayle storm shapes Royal Challengers’ victory over Knight Riders

Demolition man Chris Gayle powered Royal Challengers Bangalore from a tough situation to a terrific three wicket win over title holders Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier league match in Kolkata on Saturday. Replying to a challenging 177/6 posted ...

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Ramsey sets Arsenal on Chelsea’s tails

Aaron Ramsey scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal gave Premier League leaders Chelsea food for thought with a scrappy 1-0 win at second-bottom Burnley on Saturday. The Welsh midfielder struck in the 12th minute at Turf Moor, ...

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Bangladesh blow South Africa away in second Under-19 ODI

Bangladesh Under-19 team have easily beaten South Africa Under-19s in the second ODI series riding on fine bowling and excellent batting by Zakir Hasan and Nazmul Hossain. The hosts registered their second victory in the seven-match series by 140 runs ...

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Rajasthan Royals down Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs

Rajasthan Royals got their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign off to a bright start beating Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in a preliminary round match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Chasing 163 runs to win, ...

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‘The Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud – former Australia captain, broadcaster – is dead

Former Australia captain Richie Benaud has died, his employer Channel Nine television said on Friday. The 84-year-old Benaud had been battling against skin cancer and died in his sleep on Thursday night, the station said on their website. Benaud, who ...

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