Author Archives: Richard Gibson

WG’s legacy, Sachin’s longevity: Richard Gibson

Gloucestershire are backing a scheme to re-open a disused local railway station in conjunction with their re-application for planning permission to redevelop their Nevil Road ground in Bristol. The Ashley Hill station, serving the community of Ashley Down, was last … Continue reading

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Hart and Milner to support Anderson: Richard Gibson

Manchester City’s England footballers Joe Hart and James Milner have indulged their mutual love of cricket by agreeing to feature in James Anderson’s UK benefit year launch. The City duo are guests of honour at Old Trafford – cricket’s version … Continue reading

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Yorkshire bullish on debt despite another big loss: Richard Gibson

Yorkshire have bucked the recent trend of counties reporting annual profits with another hefty deficit – although their £460,000 hit is nowhere near as severe as forecast. The club’s hierarchy had anticipated informing members that another seven-figure sum had been … Continue reading

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Lancaster to borrow from England cricket: Richard Gibson

Interim England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster wants to put the pride back into the national shirt by copying cricket’s respect for lineage. Lancaster has proposed the sewing of players’ individual cap numbers onto jerseys, below the red rose, in the … Continue reading

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Colly’s globetrotting, Knotty’s hidden talent: Richard Gibson

Paul Collingwood is no longer wanted by England but he is certainly in demand when it comes to Twenty20 cricket around the globe. A beaten finalist with Perth Scorchers in Australia’s inaugural Big Bash League at the end of January, … Continue reading

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The decision that would have “gutted” WG: Richard Gibson

WG Grace would have been ‘gutted’, according to his successor as Gloucestershire captain Alex Gidman, at the blow dealt to the club after plans to turn the Nevil Road ground Grace himself purchased in 1889 into a 17,500-seater stadium were … Continue reading

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Graves left stumped by Yorkshire cricket public: Richard Gibson

Outspoken Yorkshire chairman Colin Graves admits his one failure during his tenure at Headingley has been an inability to arrest a slide in the club’s membership. The number dipped below five figures in the early 1990s, and has since sunk … Continue reading

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Dravid the class act, Schofield’s record: Richard Gibson

Test series against Australia tend to provoke thoughts of conflict – recall England’s pre-2009 Ashes bonding trip when they paid their respects to those felled at Ypres – although the erudite Rahul Dravid provided perspective on such sporting analogies when … Continue reading

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Warne visits Surrey nets for secret practice: Richard Gibson

The great Shane Warne is serious enough about his playing comeback to have borrowed Surrey’s indoor nets to prepare alone. Warne, 42, was granted permission to bowl at the Kia Oval last week during a trip to London to spend … Continue reading

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Gillespie’s search, Bumble’s presidency: Richard Gibson

Yorkshire are looking to add a Kolpak recruit to their 2012 squad in a further move away from the commitment shown to homegrown players last season. It is understood that director of cricket Martyn Moxon and new coach Jason Gillespie … Continue reading

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