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Marcus Trescothick: I'm just an England fan now like everyone else

Cricketer opens up on the amazing response to his depression and why captaining his country just wasn't meant to be

County round-up: Woakes leaves Somerset licking their wounds

A hasty reassessment of prospects may be necessary after Warwickshire – supposed relegation candidates in Division One of the County Championship – recorded an extraordinary victory by an innings and 382 runs over early title favourites Somerset inside three days at Taunton.

The Reading List: Depression

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Depression forces Yardy to fly home from the World Cup

England all-rounder has spent just four days with his family since early November

One more victim of modern cricket's constant demands

Mike Yardy's issues show it's time the game took a serious look at a calendar that asks so much of players

England all-rounder Michael Yardy leaves World Cup with depression

England all-rounder Michael Yardy has left the World Cup squad and returned home as he is suffering from depression, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed today.

Ding-dong final settled by brilliant Bell

Unlucky Somerset finish runners-up for third time this season as Tahir turns game on its head

Somerset watch title dreams die on screen

Durham 286 & 320 Somerset 426 & 48-3 <i>(Match drawn)</i>

Twists and turns give timely lift to county set

Many neutrals will hope Marcus Trescothick's side can bounce back in Lord's final after missing first title

Cricket round-up: ICC reveals plans for world Test league to revive interest

Test cricket will have an official World Championship for the first time from 2013. In a decision yesterday that was as significant as it was overdue, the ICC also said that all Test matches should be played as part of a league.

Somerset stay in sight of dream double

These are heady days indeed for Somerset. The County Championship pennant could be hoisted for the first time at the County Ground at the end of this week, and Marcus Trescothick's men may cap off a superb season with a dream double after reaching a Lord's showpiece final yesterday.

County Championship round-up: Somerset stay in the hunt after smashing Lancs

And then there were three. Somerset's completion of what was ultimately a remarkably straightforward nine-wicket victory over Lancashire at Taunton yesterday not only left the West Countrymen just two points behind the Championship leaders Nottinghamshire going into the final round of matches, it also ensured their opponents cannot win the title.

County Championship round-up: Willoughby keeps pennant dream alive for Somerset

Lancashire have waited so long for a Championship it would be a music hall joke, if music halls still existed. Even so, they've got nothing on Somerset. While Lancastrians with long memories still have 1950 – when they shared the title – to keep them warm, the pennant has never flown above Taunton.

Notts set to steal Durham's crown

This time last season, Durham stood on the brink of a second successive Championship. Few then would have bet against them winning a third this year but it hasn't turned out that way: while Durham have flirted with relegation, it is today's visitors to the Riverside, Nottinghamshire, who look most likely to carry off the pennant.

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