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Croft curbs his attacking instinct to help Lancashire cling on for a draw

Lancashire 292 & 221-6 Somerset 383

Hogg shines after the rain to keep Somerset in check

Lancashire 292 Somerset 155-4

County Championship round-up: Anderson gives England a boost and rolls over Essex

Sightings of James Anderson playing Championship cricket for Lancashire may be rare but no one can accuse the England bowler of not giving value for money when he does pull on a county sweater.

County Championship round-up: Trescothick leads by example

Having urged his Somerset side to "get off to a flying start" at Headingley yesterday, Marcus Trescothick got into the pilot's seat and led by example. In his first game as captain, the former England opener got his first century of the summer at the first time of asking, reaching 117 off 175 balls.

The gift of Gabby: Gabby Logan on politics, motherhood and ITV

Gabby Logan takes up a new starring role today on Radio 5 Live. She tells Ian Burrell how she feels about politics, motherhood – and being let go from ITV

Gale takes over at Yorkshire with backing of predecessor

Andrew Gale was yesterday appointed captain of Yorkshire as a replacement for Anthony McGrath, who stood down at the beginning of the week, and believes that, with the backing of the senior players in the dressing room, he can improve the struggling county's fortunes.

Marcus Trescothick signs new deal at Somerset.

Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick has signed a new three-year contract with Somerset

Tim Key: A man of his words

It's been quite a year for offbeat poet and comedian Tim Key. Now the winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award is set for stardom. Alice Jones meets him

Mental illness: 'The pain we had to hide'

It's now acceptable for celebrities to talk about mental illness. But away from the spotlight, the stigma remains. An anonymous writer describes her husband's secret despair

Robin Scott-Elliot: When the toughest goal can be staying in the game

View From The Sofa: Inside Sport: Mind Games, BBC 1

Sport on TV: We should be more clinical in the way we look at depression

The word "jocks" either conjures up images of Scots or American high school quarterbacks. While the former may be envisaged as dour, stony-faced and apparently under a permanent black cloud, we would not expect the latter to be affected by any kind of mental anguish. The whole point of the expression is that sporting achievement among the young goes hand in hand with immunity to any kind of introspection. After all, they get the prettiest girls, the open-top cars, the adulation of the crowd. The quarterbacks, that is, not the Scots. Who needs a convertible under all those black clouds?

Mahmood ready for fresh start

The Lancastrian returns to England duty older, wiser and grateful for another chance

The Last Word: Pity the stars suffering in silence

Trescothick is not the only one in the dark and we must accept that depression is a part of life and sport

Somerset on brink after heavy defeat

Trescothick 'fine' but Sabres lack edge without opener and are all but out of tournament
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