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AUSSIE RULES -- Australian bowler Trent Lawford had taken five wickets for leaders Cuckney when rain halted their latest match.

NOTTS PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: top two Cuckney and Plumtree set for showdown to decide title

The stage is set for the ultimate showdown to decide the Notts Premier League (NPL) title after heavy rain returned with a vengeance to wash out Saturday’s schedule.

County Championship Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire Wednesday 25 August day 3 at Scarborough - Yorkshire and Jack Brooks celebrates the wicket of Notts Mulleney

OPINION: Where has it all gone wrong for Nottinghamshire in red-ball cricket?

Where has it all gone wrong for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club in the red-ball form of the game in 2016?

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Relegation-threatened Notts’ hopes boosted by rain

Nottinghamshire’s hopes of aiding their Specsavers County Championship survival hopes with an unlikely draw against Yorkshire were boosted by the weather at Scarborough.

SCOURGE OF CUCKNEY -- Kimberley batsmen James Fenwick and Sam Johnson, who hit 87, pile on the runs to frustrate the title challenge of tabletopping Cuckney.

NPL excitement builds with just three weeks to go

With only three rounds remaining, the 20th round of Notts Premier League fixtures on Saturday sees matches where there is something at stake for at least one of the teams involved.

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Notts with it all to do as imposing fourth innings target looms

Gary Ballance ensured Yorkshire sustained their dominant position at Scarborough as his half-century helped the Tykes move towards setting Nottinghamshire an imposing fourth innings target.

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DAY ONE REPORT: Notts frustrated by Yorkshire’s lower order

Yorkshire’s lower order provided a spirited fightback to ensure they took a share of the spoils on a rollercoaster first day of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire.

SCOURGE OF CUCKNEY -- Kimberley batsmen James Fenwick and Sam Johnson, who hit 87, pile on the runs to frustrate the title challenge of tabletopping Cuckney.

NOTTS PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Plumtree edge closer as Cuckney’s title bid is hit by rain

Happy Plumtree were the only winners as the dreaded rain returned to wreak havoc with the race for the Notts Premier League title.

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T20 semis heartbreak for Notts

Notts Outlaws were beaten in their NatWest T20 Blast semi-final at Edgbaston when they failed to chase down a victory target of 162 against Northants Steelbacks.

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WIN tickets to an audience with Graeme Swann and Henry Blofeld

Former England cricketer Graeme Swann and commentator Henry Blofeld are coming to Mansfield Palace Theatre.

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Notts Premier League preview: Battle at top and bottom hots up

Saturday sees the 19th of 22 rounds of the Nottinghamshire Premier League take place.

IN PICTURE: Notts County Cricket Club 2016: Mick Newell (director of cricket).
STORY: SPORT LEAD: Notts County Cricket Club Team /Pen pictures for season 2016.  Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Dre returns to Notts in time for T20 Finals Day

Andre Russell, the West Indian international who enjoyed a stint with the Notts Outlaws earlier in the summer, will return to England to feature in Saturday’s NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.

ROOT CAUSE -- Joe Root's younger brother, Billy Root, fired an unbeaten century for Notts CCC 2nd. (PHOTO BY: Glenn Ashley Photography)

Unbeaten century for Joe Root’s brother as Notts 2nd storm to victory

Billy Root, the younger brother of England star Joe Root, posted an unbeaten century as Nottinghamshire’s Second XI secured a thumping victory over Northamptonshire.

LUNG-BUSTER -- bowler Tom Lungley puts everything into his bowling for Welbeck in a local derby against Mansfield Hosiery Mills.

NOTTS PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: big guns tame bottom three to leave battle for honours and survival on knife edge

The top three title contenders all powered to victories against the bottom three strugglers to leave the battle for Notts Premier League (NPL) honours and survival on a knife edge.

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Andy Carter picks up four wickets to put Hampshire in control at Notts

Andy Carter enjoyed a dream return to his old stomping ground, by claiming four wickets on his Hampshire debut in their crucial Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

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Andy Carter returns to haunt Nottinghamshire

Andy Carter enjoyed a dream return to his old stomping ground as he fired up Hampshire with an explosive spell at the start of the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

IN PICTURE: Notts County Cricket Club 2016: Back Row (left to right): Ross Herridge (head of strength and conditioning), Laurence Brown strength and conditioning coach), Jake Libby, Sam Wood, Matthew Carter, Brett Hutton, Luke Wood, Phil Tranter (physio), Jon Alty (head of sports science and medicine).
Middle Row (left to right): Wayne Noon (assistant manager), Peter Moores (coaching consultant),  Greg Smith, Will Gidman, Jake Ball, Luke Fletcher, Brendan Taylor, Steven Mullaney, Andy Pick (bowling coach), Paul Franks (2nd captain XI coach).
Front Row (left to right): Anne Cusworth (scorer) Harry Gurney, Michael Lumb, Stuart Broad, Mick Newell (director of cricket), Chris Read, Jackson Bird, Samit Patel, Riki Wessels, Roger Marshall (scorer).
STORY: SPORT LEAD: Notts County Cricket Club Team /Pen pictures for season 2016.  Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Newell: ‘Loser in serious trouble’

With their place at the NatWest T20 Blast Final’s Day already secured, Nottinghamshire’s cricketers must turn their attentions to trying to preserve their top flight status this weekend.

IN GOOD TASTE -- fast-food firm McDonalds at the official presentation of new sightscreens to Langley Mill United Cricket Club.

McDonald’s help to buy new sightscreens for Langley Mill United Cricket Club

From burgers to bouncers, from McNuggets to maiden overs. That’s the journey that has been made by fast-food firm McDonald’s to help Langley Mill United Cricket Club.

FAMILY PRIDE -- Josh Downie, who hit a century for Hucknall on the eve of an appearance at the Olympic Games by his gymnastics sisters, Becky and Ellie.

NOTTS PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: crazy collapse gifts Cuckney a crucial leg-up in title race

Confident Cuckney took a giant step towards regaining their Notts Premier League title after an extraordinary collapse by their fellow high-riding opponents in the latest round of action.

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Super Samit shines as Notts Outlaws qualify for T20 Finals Day

Samit Patel’s career best bowling figures of four for 20 helped Notts Outlaws become the first side to qualify for this season’s NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.

WHO NEEDS TWO HANDS? -- Clipstone's Craig Brittlebank executing a perfect cover drive, despite losing grip of his bat. (PHOTO BY: Andy Sumner)

BASSETLAW LEAGUE ROUND-UP: fantastic Farnsfield win title-race showdown with Clipstone

Fantastic Farnsfield took control of the The Championship title race in the Bassetlaw League after victory in the top-of-the-table showdown against Clipstone Welfare.

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Langley Mill win to close gap on Tutbury

The promotion race is starting to hot up for Langley Mill after leaders Tutbury lost and the Millers defeated Sandiacre.

Barnsley 's  Marley Watkins kicks high with Shrewsbury's Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

OPINION: Football and cricket bosses need to plan better

The revolution in telecommunications and viewing habits — not to mention the explosion in choice for people with leisure time and money on their hands — means sport has no choice but to adapt and expand its horizons.

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Chris Read. Picture by Mark Fear.

Big few days ahead for Chris Read and Notts

Nottinghamshire’s Chris Read is hoping for a successful few days.

KING DETHRONED -- three wickets for bowler Alex King were not enough to prevent a shock defeat for Kimberley in the Notts Premier League.

Shock defeat against bottom team kills off Kimberley’s title chances

A shock defeat against bottom-of-the-table Clifton Village all but killed off Kimberley’s chances of retaining their Notts Premier League title.

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Cup heartbreak for Notts

Half centuries from Tom Fell and Daryl Mitchell helped Worcestershire Rapids to a place in the knock-out stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup after victory over Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge.

SMILES ALL ROUND -- Clipstone Welfare celebrate another wicket that helped them to victory over Edwinstowe in The Championship.

BASSETLAW LEAGUE ROUND-UP: stage set for battle royal between top two, Farnsfield and Clipstone

The stage is set for a battle royal between the top two in the Bassetlaw League’s Championship table after both recorded convincing victories in the latest round of matches.

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