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Nasser Hussain's captaincy credentials will be put under the spotlight in today's NatWest Trophy semi-final between Essex and Glamorgan at Chelmsford.

Cricket Diary: History smiles on Hollioake the younger

Perhaps the England selectors would be wise to follow the advice they are frequently given to pick 'em young. Ben Hollioake became the second youngest player since the war to represent the country in a Test match when he took the field against Australia last Thursday at the age of 19 years and 269 days, and history suggests that he has a long, auspicious international career ahead.

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So far, this series has not been blessed by a single good pitch. The principal reason has been the weather, which has not allowed groundsmen the time to work on their pitches. Sub-standard they may have been, but they have still produced some fascinating cricket.

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