31 July
Brave Lions fail to reach third Twenty20 final (Oval World)
Twenty20 grows up (BBC)
Exit Smith on a Sabre-rattling note for Somerset (Independent)
Pietersen's forward thinking (Independent)
Sweet 16 for Somerset (Observer)
Turning a sprint into a marathon (Observer)
Somerset steal the crown (Telegraph)
England can't offer the best for both worlds (Telegraph)
Smith powers Somerset home (Times)
Flintoff's brutal show (Times)
Questions & Answers (Times)

30 July
Pulsating final ends with honours even (Oval World)
Lancashire ease past brave Surrey (BBC)
Giving the fans what they want (CricInfo)
Lancashire defeat Surrey (CricInfo)
Foxes scent chance to eat their detractors alive (Guardian)
People's game revels in the razzmatazz (Guardian)
Notts are nearly sunk by Swann (Guardian)
Swann's bad call dents title hopes (Independent)
Brown sets sights on Lightning jolt (Mirror)
Lancashire Lightning v Surrey Lions (Sporting Life)
Ealham effort in vain for jittery Notts (Telegraph)
Surrey's daring ignites contest (Times)
Fast show taps into growing fanbase (Times)
Lancashire look favourites for short and sweet success (Times)
Mr Happy serious enough to sustain mass audience (Times)

29 July
Mark Butcher column (BBC)
Twenty20 Cup finals day form guide (BBC)
Notts hold on for thrilling draw (BBC)
Chance to shine (BBC)
Twenty20 showdown at The Oval (CricInfo)
Surrey face prospect of relegation battle (Croydon Advertiser)
Batty playing for fun (Croydon Advertiser)
Brown believes in Surrey return (Sporting Life)

28 July
Victory still possible for Notts (BBC)
Surrey boosted by Clarke bowling (BBC)

Lancs eye shoot-out (BBC)
Stewart advises England (Cricket365)
Read out but not forgotten (Guardian)
English innocents need a show of faith (Guardian)
Vintage Ealham rolls back years (Independent)
MPs demand review of tax on Prince Charles' 20m... (Independent)
Law's out to make Oval date (Manchester Evening News)
Key absentee places Surrey in real peril (Telegraph)
Surrey ride their luck as Sidebottom stakes his claim (Times)

27 July
Surrey edge in front before rain (BBC)

Surrey engulfed in torrent of wickets (Guardian)
Surrey's subsidence leaves Rixon to rue over-confidence (Independent)
Nottinghamshire v Surrey Day 2 (Sporting Life)
Rixon may have spoken too soon (Telegraph)
Surrey able to swing back into contention (Times)

26 July
Notts take lead as wickets tumble (BBC)

Lancs send back Twenty20 tickets (BBC)
Fuming Lancs fans boycott Oval (Manchester Evening News)
Nottinghamshire v Surrey Day 1 (Sporting Life)
Thorpe's qualities apparent in absence (Sporting Life)

25 July
Preview: Nottinghamshire v Surrey (Oval World)
Nottinghamshire v Surrey (BBC)

Graveney hits back at Thorpe accusation (Guardian)
Skipper pinching himself after unlikely win (Kent Messenger)
Thorpe not forced out of Test reckoning, says Graveney (Independent)
Freddie's back (Manchester Evening News)
Surrey edged out by Kent (South London Press)
Ormond out for Surrey (Sporting Life)
Read out of Surrey visit (Sporting Life)
Kent run chase fires title charge (Telegraph)
Worcester shown way by Solanki (Telegraph)
Graveney 'wanted Thorpe to be on call' (Times)
Carter gives Bears quick reminder of his talents (Times)

24 July
Sussex see off Surrey to go top (BBC)
Thorpe wanted England reassurance (BBC)
Thorpe: 'No going back' (CricInfo)
Expert Eye - Terry Jenner (CricInfo)
Selectors 'didn't shut door' on Thorpe (Evening Standard)
No going back now - Thorpe (Evening Standard)
Kemp propels Kent to Championship summit (Independent)
A novel way to tackle the McGrath menace (Independent)
Kent land remarkable win in Surrey (Kent Messenger)
Kent return to top after unlikely victory (Observer)
Surrey v Sussex (Sporting Life)
No going back now - Thorpe (Sporting Life)
Comedown for Thorpe (Telegraph)
Thorpe left just when we needed him most (Telegraph)
Twenty20 farce must be addressed (Telegraph)

Kent prevail in thrilling finish (Times)

23 July
Kent triumph to return to summit (BBC)
Thorpe calls time on his England career (Guardian)
Walker left sheepish at hitting century (Guardian)
Ashes snub and family duty lead Thorpe to retire (Independent)
Surrey edge ahead as Thorpe retires from Tests (Kent Messenger)
Thorpe calls time on England career (Mail)
Dropped Thorpe to quit Tests (Mirror)

Surrey v Kent Day 4 (Sporting Life)
Thorpe retirement the end of an era (Sporting Life)
Thorpe is eased out (Sun)
Thorpe retires (Sun)
Thorpe calls time on his England career (Telegraph)
Uphill task for Kent despite Walker stroll (Telegraph)
Thorpe calls close of play on notable Test career (Times)
Batting is bereft without bloodyminded battler (Times)
Surrey in little hurry to set target (Times)

22 July
Walker and Kemp show up Surrey's failings (Oval World)
Thorpe announces Test retirement (BBC)
Thorpe's long and winding road (BBC)
Surrey go slow with draw looming (BBC)

England's middle-order Pollyfilla (CricInfo)
Thorpe retires from international cricket (CricInfo)
Surrey committed to Whitgift (Croydon Advertiser)
Justice is done as Lions win (Croydon Advertiser)
Butcher's Hook (Croydon Advertiser)
Thorpe calls time on England career (Evening Standard)
Key steps halfway out of the shadows (Guardian)
Run spree for Kemp and Walker (Kent Messenger)

In the nick of Tim (South London Press)
Rixon targets no.1 spot (South London Press)
Surrey v Kent Day 3 (Sporting Life)
Butcher leads Thorpe tributes (Sporting Life)
Thorpe calls it quits (Sporting Life)
Stewart not surprised by Thorpe move (Sporting Life)
Graham Thorpe factfile (Sporting Life)
Thorpe calls time on England career (Sporting Life)
Walker tames Surrey attack (Telegraph)
Key's turn in fortune helps Kent to recover (Times)

21 July
Brown goes one better than Ramprakash and Thorpe (Oval World)
Walker, Kemp batter Surrey attack (BBC)
Thorpe answers critics with defiant innings (Guardian)
The future starts here for England (Guardian)
Surrey v Kent: day one report (Kent Messenger)
Surrey v Kent Day 2 (Sporting Life)
Thorpe quick to make point (Telegraph)
Thorpe sends reminder of his enduring quality (Times)

20 July
Preview: Surrey v Kent (Oval World)
England reject Thorpe finds form (BBC)

Chaotic end at Oval ellicits ECB apology (Birmingham Post)
Surrey v Kent Day 1 (Sporting Life)
Book signing at Guildford (Surrey CCC Official)
Bears bow to defeat as ECB issues explanation (Times)
Teenager leaves professionals stumped in bowl-out skills (Times)

19 July
Murtagh ends up the hero (Oval World)
Surrey v Kent (BBC)

ECB sorry over bowl-out debacle (BBC)
Farcical bowl-out robs bitter Bears (Birmingham Post)
Surrey make finals after Twenty20 bowl-out (Guardian)
Murtagh strikes to give Surrey last laugh (Independent)
Surrey ready for Kent test (Sporting Life)
First tied result forces bowl-out (Telegraph)
Angry Bears left with sore heads after bowl-out loss (Times)

18 July
Di Venuto and Stubbings walk all over Surrey (Oval World)

Surrey beat Bears after bowl-out (BBC)
Surrey into finals after bowl-out (CricInfo)
Five Tests, five opponents and 600 without a century (CricInfo)
Lancashire face Surrey (Sporting Life)
Surrey Lions V Warwickshire Bears (Sporting Life)
Opening pair give Surrey bowlers another battering (Times)

17 July
Phantoms openers devastate Surrey (BBC)
Counties vie for Twenty20 finals (BBC)
It's a thrilling risk, and middle England must now stand up (Independent)

The Gaffer sniffs victory (Observer)
Surrey v Derbyshire (Sporting Life)
Thorpe snub may come back to haunt selectors (Telegraph)
Test careers that turned to ashes (Telegraph)

16 July
Preview: Surrey Lions v Derbyshire Phantoms (Oval World)
Watson hits back to send Surrey out of the C&G Trophy (Oval World)
Watson leads Hampshire to record victory (Guardian)
Watson eclipses Batty in epic battle (Independent)
Graham's not finished yet (Mirror)

Wonder Watson (Sun)
Watson dominates highest run chase (Telegraph)
Hampshire hurry home as Watson makes hay (Times)
Rixon rates Read for Test job over Jones (Western Mail)

15 July
Hants blaze past Surrey to semis (BBC)
Thorpe could quit English cricket (BBC)
Watson's hundred sends through Hampshire in thriller (CricInfo)
Clarke putting Surrey first (Croydon Advertiser)
Surrey off the bottom as Phoenix falter (Croydon Advertiser)
Butcher's Hook (Croydon Advertiser)
Cummins a first-class performer (Croydon Advertiser)
No hard feelings - Thorpe (Evening Standard)
Thorpe omission may be the end (Guardian)

Thorpe: No hard feelings over Ashes axe (Mail)
Thorpedoed (Mirror)
Nostalgia at The Oval (Rediff)
Dropped Thorpe - I'm not bitter (Sky Sports)
It's the thumbs up for Mark (South London Press)
Rixon semi-conscious (South London Press)
Rising star Thompson gets his England... (South London Press)

Udal hails Watson effort (Sporting Life)
Surrey v Hampshire (Sporting Life)

Thorpe not bitter (Sporting Life)
Thorpe suffers cruellest cut (Sporting Life)
Thorpe: I'm no quitter (Sun)
Exit Thorpe as selectors put faith in Pietersen (Times)

14 July
Preview: Surrey v Hampshire (Oval World)
Lions breathe a huge sigh of relief (Oval World)

Surrey v Hampshire (BBC)
Jonathan Agnew column (BBC)
Pietersen delight at Test call-up (BBC)
England drop Thorpe for Pietersen (BBC)
Ashes ground guide: The Oval (BBC)
Counties welcome back England players (CricInfo)
Pietersen edges out Thorpe in Ashes squad (CricInfo)
An Australian type of exit (CricInfo)
England prepare to name squad (CricInfo)
The climax of the great debate (CricInfo)
The making of a centurion (CricInfo)
Pietersen set for ultimate test (Guardian)
Thorpe should be England's fall guy (Independent)
Langer - Thorpe will be missed by hosts (Sporting Life)
Thorpe will decide after season (Sporting Life)
Graham Thorpe factfile (Sporting Life)
Thorpe out to prove point (Sporting Life)
Pietersen augments his case (Telegraph)
Yorkshire's hopes hit as Doshi does the trick for Surrey (Times)
Pietersen puts test case to leave England in dilemma (Times)

13 July
Surrey hold on to deny Yorkshire (BBC)
Great contenders (BBC)
England set to name Ashes squad (BBC)
England profiles: Graham Thorpe (BBC)
Pietersen fit for Ashes selection (CricInfo)
England have to go for Thorpe, says Gatt (Sky Sports)

Yorkshire v Surrey (Sporting Life)
Super Kev fears Ashes debut KO (Sun)
Pietersen puts test case to leave England in dilemma (Times)

12 July
Preview: Yorkshire Phoenix v Surrey Lions (Oval World)
Tempers fray as Gloucestershire frustrate Surrey again (Oval World)
England wait on Pietersen injury (BBC)
Thorpe declares himself fit (CricInfo)
Pietersen's Ashes hopes in jeopardy (Evening Standard)
Thorpe says he will be fit for Ashes (Guardian)

Surrey frustrated as Gidman and Adshead dig in (Independent)
Surrey step up Brit Oval security (South London Press)
Pietersen set for scan (Sporting Life)
Suffering Surrey lose their cool (Telegraph)
Surrey call off chase as tempers rise in the heat (Times)
Thorpe's claims for Test place come under scrutiny (Times)

11 July
Gidman holds up Surrey (Oval World)
Surrey thwarted by Gidman heroics (BBC)
Thorpe set to make Ashes decision (BBC)

England wait on Thorpe fitness (CricInfo)
Graveney plans Thorpe talks (Evening Standard)
Gidman holds Surrey at bay (Guardian)
Gloucestershire v Surrey Day 4 (Sporting Life)
Fit Thorpe gives England selection headache (Sporting Life)
Thorpe makes Ashes bid (Sporting Life)
Thorpe verdict expected (Sporting Life)
Stubborn Gidman finds form to keep Surrey waiting (Times)

10 July
Surrey's tail wags to demoralising effect (Oval World)
Gloucs fightback holds up Surrey (BBC)
Pietersen will have to wait for Thorpe's finale (Observer)
Gloucestershire v Surrey Day 3 (Sporting Life)
Rixon keen to show title credentials (Sporting Life)

Surrey on course for victory (Sporting Life)
A testing time for Thorpe (Telegraph)

9 July
Mahmood and Bicknell compound Gloucestershire misery (Oval World)
Thorpe hits form ahead of Ashes (BBC)
Surrey already have eyes on win (BBC)
Australia give go-ahead for rest of NatWest Challenge (CricInfo)
Thorpe fails to make the most of centre stage (Guardian)
Gloucestershire v Surrey Day 2 (Sporting Life)
Batty: Thorpe in right shape for the Ashes (Sporting Life)

Hot stuff from Harbhajan (Sporting Life)
Thorpe puts up fight for Ashes lifeline (Telegraph)
Thorpe hits form with neat sense of timing (Times)

8 July
Surrey hold early edge in Bristol (BBC)
Azhar masters the short game (Croydon Advertiser)
Surrey Lions home and dry (Croydon Advertiser)
Butcher's Hook (Croydon Advertiser)
England and Australia keep London dates (Guardian)
Twenty20 plenty to ponder: Ward (Sky Sports)
Surrey's silver lining (South London Press)
Gloucestershire v Surrey Day 1 (Sporting Life)
Extra security for one-day double (Sporting Life)
Dernbach ends late show (Surrey Advertiser)
Testing time for off-form Thorpe (Telegraph)

Thorpe in spotlight as Surrey aim for top spot (Times)

7 July
Preview: Gloucestershire v Surrey (Oval World)
The story so far of Surrey's Twenty20 Cup campaign (Oval World)
Gloucestershire v Surrey (BBC)

Twenty20 Cup quarter-final draw (BBC)
Ramprakash wants Twenty20 change (BBC)
Twenty20 convert (BBC)
Improving Bears up one-day tempo (Birmingham Post)
London matches set to go ahead as planned (CricInfo)
Twenty20 quarter-final draw (CricInfo)
Sussex lose out despite winning (Guardian)
Ramps out: County team news (Sky Sports)
Security talks to be held (Sporting Life)
Frizzell County Championship (Sporting Life)
No overseas player for Gloucester (Sporting Life)
Holders draw Middlesex (Sporting Life)
Ramprakash ruled out (Sporting Life)

6 July
Sussex win but fail to progress (BBC)

Gatt backs Thorpe for Ashes (Sky Sports)
Surrey Lions v Sussex Sharks (Sporting Life)
Gatting goes for Bell and Thorpe (Sporting Life)
Thorpe honoured by Surrey (Surrey CCC Official)

5 July
Essex keep eyes on quarter-finals (BBC)
Essex in action (East Anglian Daily Times)
Newman and Doshi see Surrey home (South London Press)

Essex Eagles v Surrey Lions (Sporting Life)

4 July
Bobby Abel plaque unveiled in Southwark Park (Surrey CCC Official)
Thorpe gets into NSW fold in dual roles (That's Cricket)
Essex hope to oust favoured Surrey (Times)

3 July
Pietersen puts pressure on Thorpe (BBC)

Helpline just the tonic for players (Telegraph)

2 July
Surrey send record crowd home happy (Guardian)
Surrey delight bumper crowd (Telegraph)
Spitfires gunned down by rampant Surrey (Times)

1 July
Surrey sink Kent to maintain lead (BBC)
A perfect start for Surrey (Croydon Advertiser)
Big hit Azhar pulls off the impossible (Croydon Advertiser)
Butcher's Hook (Croydon Advertiser)
John Emburey: No margin for error now in... (Hampstead Express)
Standards still set by Surrey: Ward (Sky Sports)
The joy of six (South London Press)
Azhar lifts mood (South London Press)
Hollioake latest Surrey legend honoured (South London Press)
Nadeem-ed a worthy cause (South London Press)
Medders too hot (South London Press)
Surrey Lions v Kent Spitfires (Sporting Life)

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