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Blackwell makes hay in Hove but it's gloomy for Yorkshire

There is always something to be said for points on the board. With less than two weeks remaining in the County Championship, Durham are back in front and while their lead may be fragile the onus is on Warwickshire and Lancashire to catch up. As Warwickshire settled for a draw against Yorkshire in a contest ultimately settled by bad light at Edgbaston – a result that effectively relegates Yorkshire – Durham's 208-run victory over Sussex at Hove leaves them seven points ahead of the Midlands side.

County round-up: Chanderpaul and Wright keep Bears in hunt for title

England selector Ashley Giles clearly chose well when he recruited Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Wright to his title-chasing cause as Warwickshire's director of cricket. Yesterday at Headingley, the two combined to devastating effect as the Midlands county moved to within three points of leaders Lancashire in the race for the County Championship.

Woakes shows form with willow to leave Lancashire in trouble

Lancashire 189 & 32-0 Warwickshire 280

Fiery Rankin ruffles Somerset's feathers

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Eoin Morgan believes the time he spent in the IPL will help him on his England return this week. Stephen Brenkley reports

Lancashire top after Kerrigan's five-wicket blitz

Warwickshire 172 & 97 Lancashire 227 & 189 (Lancashire win by 147 runs)

Round-up: England must not rush Woakes, says Giles

Chris Woakes made a good enough impression on England's tour of Australia for it to be clear that a strong start to the domestic season would put him at the forefront of the national selectors' minds as they prepare for the coming series against Sri Lanka.

Can this brilliant South Africa side finally rip off 'chokers' tag?

They're good enough to hammer everyone – including England tomorrow – but that's been said before...

Swann recovers flight and chirpiness after Mr Cricket's early onslaught

After Mike Hussey achieved so much on a second straight day of brilliant Ashes cricket, including rescuing his front-line career, it was maybe impertinent to suggest to him he had still failed in one extremely brutal ambition.

Last chance for Trescothick's nearly men

Marcus Trescothick and his Somerset side have had little more than 24 hours to digest their second major disappointment of the season but the former England opener is sure they will be ready for their final chance of silverware at Lord's today.

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