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BBC radio continues local Cricket service

by RadioToday UK
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Every County cricket match will be available online from the BBC this season, with 5 live sports extra providing additional coverage, starting today.

The BBC started offering online ball-by-ball commentary on every match of every county game in 2013, after the coverage deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board grew.

Commentary on county cricket has been part of BBC Local Radio sports output since it was established in the 1970s. Ball-by-ball commentary started a decade ago, firstly on Surrey and then Middlesex. Over the last 10 years the number of counties increased to include eight in total including Warwickshire, Yorkshire and Essex.

Charles Runcie, head of sport for BBC English Regions, said: “We had a great reaction to our coverage last season, with nearly 700,000 hits and people from all over the world following the county games with us.

“It’s something the BBC is proud to do, together with our comprehensive text, statistics and analysis.

“Our commentators are all looking forward to bringing fans another exciting summer.”

As ever, coverage will also be provided online with regularly updated scorecards for every game as well as on BBC local radio stations.

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