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Tour of Britain: Mark Cavendish takes stage but Sir Bradley Wiggins on

Surrey residents, furious that their home is being turned into a cycling track, would have been up in arms again yesterday, as the sport's elite made their way through the heart of the county before finishing on the cobbled streets of Guildford in the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain.

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County Championship round-up: Durham make slow progress as Brown

The September scourge of unreliable weather may yet play a part in determining a County Championship that has the potential to provide another close finish. None of today's matches escaped interruption, with First Division leaders Durham suffering the biggest frustration.

Cool Chanderpaul gives Derbyshire hope

After the first match of England’s one-day international series against Australia at Headingley was declared a washout yesterday afternoon, it was left to the County Championship to fill centre stage.  A deluge  overnight and throughout the morning meant that the likelihood of any play was quickly dashed, with the sides due to reconvene at Old Trafford tomorrow.