Here we go. Clues are blue, with definitions underlined. Answers are in BOLD CAPS, then wordplay. (ABC*) means ‘anagram of ABC’. Deletions are in [square brackets]. The blog is in Times New Roman font, as part of a gentle campaign to urge the club site to use a font in which it is easier to tell one’s stem from one’s stern.
1 Plant cricket bat before woman's bowled (10)
WILLOWHERB – WILLOW (bat), HER, (woman’s), B (bowled). As usual, I didn't know the plant.
7 Court poet losing heart (4)
DATE – DA[n]TE.
9 Still without female company, granny's taken to tango (8)
STAGNANT – STAG (without female company), NAN, T (tango).
10 Current half-century in square under control (2,4)
IN LINE – I (electrical current), L (50, in Roman numerals), in NINE (square).
11 Forbidding cook to recruit east German (6)
FROSTY – FRY (cook), OST (east, in German).
13 Ace dashed back with it, out of control (8)
ANARCHIC – A (ace), NAR (RAN, ‘back’), CHIC (with it).
14 In chat room, I'd set out contents of some cells (12)
MITOCHONDRIA – (IN CHAT ROOM ID*) (“set out”).
17 Are cuts appearing in unique Sky show? (5,7)
SOLAR ECLIPSE – ARE CLIPS in SOLE.
20 Pleasant subject covers most of botanic gardens (8)
LIKEABLE – KE[w] in LIABLE.
21 Fish smell masks old egg (6)
BONITO – B.O. “masks” O[ld] NIT.
22 Eatery in South Africa offering beds (6)
STRATA – TRAT[toria] in S.A. Geological beds, not the B&B type.
23 Start, having passed river on time (8)
OVERTURE – OVER (passed), T (time), URE.
25 Page in dictionary that shows views (2-2)
OP-ED – P[age] in O.E.D.
26 Duke providing barrier to limit queen’s dispute? (10)
DIFFERENCE – D (duke), IF (providing), FENCE ‘limiting’ (that is, outside) E.R.
2 Mingle during session nine (8)
INTERMIX – IN TERM, IX (nine).
3 On stage (3)
LEG – double definition: cricket, and racing.
4 Suspicious about vehicle's second exhaust (5)
WEARY – WARY ‘about’ E from [v]E[hicle].
5 Board in, say, Victoria aren’t randomly elected (7)
ENTRAIN – (ARENT*) (‘randomly’), IN (elected).
6 British Council’s first to acquire exotic Arabic junk (4-1-4)
BRIC-A-BRAC – BC to ‘acquire’ (ARABIC*) (‘junk’).
7 Relish atmosphere during Democratic poll (11)
DELECTATION – AT (atmosphere) ‘during’ D[emocratic] ELECTION. I wasn’t familiar with AT as an abbreviation for ‘atmosphere’, but it’s in Collins.
8 Often unwanted tissue is not about length (6)
TONSIL – TON SI (IS NOT, ‘about’), L (length).
12 At work, he stops conflict beginning to develop? (4,7)
SHOP STEWARD – (HE STOPS*) (‘at work’), then WAR (conflict), D[evelop].
15 Occasionally left squeezer in grim conditions in B&B (4,5)
HALF BOARD – LF (‘occasional’, or odd, letters of LeFt) plus BOA (squeezer), in HARD (grim).
16 Cryptic couple of notes hidden in Morecambe (8)
ESOTERIC – SO and TE are the notes, ‘hidden in’ ERIC.
18 Quickly go through angler’s problem? (4,3)
REEL OFF – as in ‘reel off the statistics’. A double definition, although I doubt that losing reels is a problem that anglers encounter in real life!
19 Erecting one needs lots of guys good in piece work (3,3)
BIG TOP – G (good) in BIT, OP. It’s close to being a cryptic definition too.
21 Bishop always upset item in bar (5)
BREVE – B (bishop), REVE (EVER, ‘upset’). The definition relates to a musical bar, of course.
24 At regular intervals strike match (3)
TIE – even letters of s-T-r-I-k-E.