Author Archives: Mark Baldwin

Magoffin’s rise, Lancashire’s flop: Richard Gibson

Steve Magoffin’s excellent debut for Sussex continued his extraordinary change of fortune since being dumped by Western Australia 12 months ago. The Queenslander took nine wickets in his first outing as the club’s overseas player but the prospect of such … Continue reading

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Waters effort recalls Walker’s 1956 feat: Andrew Hignell

Maundy Thursday saw a dramatic start to the LV=County Championship season in the East Midlands with twenty wickets tumbling at Trent Bridge, while a few miles to the south at Leicester fifteen wickets fell on the first day of the … Continue reading

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Still No 1, but time for England to review selection policy?

Victory in Colombo on the final day of their winter Test travels, securing a 1-1 draw against Sri Lanka after four successive defeats, has at last given Andrew Strauss and his team something to smile about – especially as it … Continue reading

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Davies earns himself a new start after Kent trial

Mark Davies, the Durham and England Lions seamer, has signed a contract to join Kent after impressing on a short trial with the club. Davies, 31, has been released by Durham after ten seasons with his native county in a career … Continue reading

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Adams makes early statement at Kent with Nash signing

The influence of new head coach Jimmy Adams is being strongly felt at Canterbury even before a ball is bowled in the 2012 campaign. The signing of Brendan Nash as Kent’s overseas player for the entire summer is an early … Continue reading

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Newman confirms loan spell move to Kent

Scott Newman, the Middlesex and former Surrey batsman, has agreed to join Kent on a two-month loan spell in April and May. The 32-year-old left-hander has been one of the more mercurial talents in the county game, despite a solid-looking … Continue reading

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Tredwell given “tremendous fillip” by Flower call

James Tredwell has revealed how an end-of-summer call from Andy Flower, the England team director, helped to convince him that his Test career was not destined to be over after just a solitary appearance. Kent’s off-spinning all-rounder received the perfect … Continue reading

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Adams further strengthens Surrey with Rudolph deal

Surrey’s signing of South African opening batsman Jacques Rudolph for the start of the 2012 season is further proof of the club’s ambition to be a major player in Division One of the County Championship following long years of underachievement … Continue reading

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Enforced rest proves ideal for fit-again Woakes

Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes is itching to get back into action on the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka having enjoyed his first extended break from cricket in almost two years. Woakes was forced to return home from England’s one-day … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s to move in at the St Lawrence Ground

Kent have agreed to lease a rental space at their historic St Lawrence Ground headquarters in Canterbury to Sainsbury’s. The arrangement will see a Sainsbury’s Local store open during the next few months, with the creation of approximately 25 new … Continue reading

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