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Broad bounces back to steal the limelight

Somerset 386 & 197-2 Nottinghamshire 492

Round-up: O'Brien strikes again to send T20 record tumbling

Kevin O'Brien and Hamish Marshall both clubbed centuries as Gloucestershire made a record-breaking 254 for 3 in their Friends Life t20 victory over Middlesex at Uxbridge yesterday.

Inspired Plunkett overshadows Anderson

Liam Plunkett starred with bat and ball as Durham recorded a thumping 83-run victory over northern section rivals Lancashire in the Friends Life t20 last night.

Trescothick's freakish dismissal leaves Warwickshire in control

Somerset 186-8 & 262 Warwickshire 448

'Recovering' Yardy takes break with depression

Mike Yardy, the Sussex and England all-rounder, is taking a further break from the game. After returning early from the World Cup suffering from depression in March, Yardy resumed playing for his county last month, but he left the field during their Twenty20 match last Friday.

Lou Vincent: 'My depression is an ongoing battle. Day to day it's there...'

He hit a Test century on debut but Lou Vincent's demons took over. He tells Will Hawkes how he is finally winning the battle

Trescothick masterclass blows away Yorkshire

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County round-up: Pietersen back to lead Surrey after recovery from surgery

University matches are not normally big news, but today's game between Surrey and Cambridge MCCU at Fenner's should buck the trend. The reason? Kevin Pietersen, on the route back to fitness after his double hernia surgery six weeks ago, will captain the Oval side.

Kieswetter's century helps Somerset to maintain their perfect start

Craig Kieswetter hit his second Clydesdale Bank 40 century of the season as Somerset made it maximum points from their first four games with an eight-wicket win over Gloucestershire at Taunton yesterday. The Gladiators were bowled out for 213, Alex Gidman top-scoring with 66 and Kane Williamson making 47. Lewis Gregory returned a career-best four for 27.

Round-up: Chopra's dream run keeps a spring in Warwicks' step

April may barely have passed but already Varun Chopra is having a season to remember. Yesterday the Warwickshire opener recorded a career-best one-day century to add to the two double centuries that adorn his first-class efforts in the current campaign.

County round-up: Relentless Trescothick shows value of experience

So far this season, it has been the young men grabbing the headlines. Warwickshire's Chris Woakes, with 17 wickets and a batting average of 123, is 22. Then there is Ben Stokes, hitting five sixes in an over at 19, and the youngest of them all, 17-year-old Reece Topley, let off school to take 17 wickets for Essex. But the old men are not done yet.

Motivated Maharoof has Somerset on their knees

Somerset 268 & 163 Lancashire 451 (Lancashire win by an innings and 20 runs)

Lancashire survive Kirby assault

Somerset 268 Lancashire 361-7

Somerset slump against revitalised Mahmood

Somerset 268 Lancashire 70-0
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