Glen Chapple

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Ryan Sidebottom celebrates with team-mates as Yorkshire clinch the County Championship

Diary of a cricket obsessive

Lancashire captain Glen Chapple hit a six to earn his side a crucial bonus point against relegation rivals Middlesex at Old Trafford


Toby Roland-Jones of Middlesex celebrates dismissing Ashwell Prince at Old Trafford


Alastair Cook’s personal roller coaster showed no sign of slowing down until he finally got off it for a while

Ravi Bopara and James Taylor have been recalled to the 16-man squad

Nicholas Browne of Essex hits out during day one of the LV County Championship match between Essex and Worcestershire at The Ford County Ground


Glen Chapple celebrates after bowling out Tim Murtagh

Middlesex 214 v Lancashire

Pakistan bowler Junaid Khan in action

County Championship cricket preview

England all-rounder Moeen Ali

Ali was targeted by Indian cricket fans during the series between the two sides this summer

Gareth Breese hit the winning run for Durham but is set to leave as his contract will not be renewed

West Indian inspired Durham to win One-Day Cup

Stoked up: Durham’s Ben Stokes is delighted after his partner Gareth Breese hit the winning boundary at Lord’s

Warickshire 165 Durham 166-7 (Durham win by 3 wickets)

Jonathon Trott in training

Trott will be in action for Warwickshire against Durham on Saturday

Andrew Gale

Yorkshire captain was banned for two matches for meting out some verbal abuse

Grace Road

Leicestershire may be a mess now, but they have to believe their luck will turn

Andrew Gale

Gale has been branded racist by the England and Wales Cricket Board

Lancashire’s Ashwell Prince (left) and Andrew Gale, of Yorkshire, clash as they leave the field at Old Trafford on 2 September

Gale could face a lengthy ban from the start of next season

Monty Panesar celebrates taking the wicket of Greg Smith during Essex’s demolition of Leicestershire on Tuesday


The Essex batsman Ravi Bopara is looking ominously well set against Leicestershire

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