Category Archives: The Blog

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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Sam Robson makes English cricketing history

Just after 3pm on Saturday March 31, Sam Robson wrote a name for himself in the cricketing record books with the earliest-ever first-class hundred in the UK, and the first in the month of March, as he made a century on the … Continue reading

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Black Caps do England a favour: Peter Baxter

Peter Baxter’s latest podcast from Australia; it’s the end of the season Down Under – so who won the silverware? plus Ned Flanders celebrate!… Listen now! For more podcasts see here For more podcasts from Peter Baxter, see here

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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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Why umpires are not getting younger: Andrew Hignell

The 2012 summer will be Martin Saggers’s first full season on the first-class umpires list. The former Kent, Durham and Essex seamer, who won three Test caps for England, joined the ECB’s reserve list in 2010 and after a couple … 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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Levi keeps big-hitting records tumbling: Andrew Hignell

The 2011-12 southern hemisphere season has seen some six-hitting records being established with Jesse Ryder, the hard-hitting Kiwi, and young South African Richard Levi each writing their names into the game’s record books with some explosive feats of batting. On … Continue reading

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Pitiful Poms and Punter: Peter Baxter

Peter Baxter’s latest podcast from Australia; Ashes talk (already!), Ponting, Symonds, plus a Ned Flanders update… nfxicricket.com listen in For more podcasts see here For more podcasts from Peter Baxter, see here

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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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