Category Archives: Worcestershire

Ajmal pulls out of Worcestershire contract

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been forced to withdraw from his contract as Worcestershire’s second overseas player for this season’s Friends Life t20 competition. Ajmal’s return to New Road was always shrouded in doubt because of Pakistan’s fluid international schedule. … Continue reading

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Andrew not ready for competitive match

Worcestershire have not included Gareth Andrew in their squad for this week’s County Championship match against Surrey at The Oval despite his surprise appearance in last week’s friendly against Oxford MCCU. Andrew was expected to be out of action until … Continue reading

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More work for Moeen before he unveils his ‘doosra’

Worcestershire off-spinner Moeen Ali is unlikely to unveil his newly-developed ‘doosra’ in a competitive match until just before this season’s Friends Life t20. The 24-year-old England Lions player has been working on perfecting the ‘doosra’ since last summer after he … Continue reading

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Richardson honoured to receive Wisden award

Worcestershire seamer Alan Richardson has added one of cricket’s most coveted awards to his motley collection of cricket trophies. Richardson is one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year, a just reward for his 73 wickets last season which helped … Continue reading

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Familiar problems for Rhodes and Worcestershire

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has identified the familiar shortcomings of too few runs and insufficient back-up for seamer Alan Richardson for the defeat by Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in their opening County Championship match. After bowling out Nottinghamshire for … Continue reading

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New regulations light up the County Championship

The third verse of the Book of Genesis reads: “And God said, Let there be light and there was light.” Although not quite having the same authoritative powers, the ECB have issued a similar mandate this season, allowing floodlights to … Continue reading

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Andrew on the mend following winter surgery

Worcestershire have played down the significance of all-rounder Gareth Andrew’s appearance in their pre-season friendly against Glamorgan at New Road on March 26. Andrew, who underwent major knee surgery before Christmas, is still unlikely to feature before June even though … Continue reading

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Klinger to deputise for Hughes until end of May

Worcestershire have signed South Australia batsman Michael Klinger as a locum overseas player until the end of May. Klinger, 31, has been signed to deputise for his compatriot Phil Hughes who has been included in an Australia training camp during … Continue reading

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Mitchell returns from Zimbabwe in confident mood

The new season is still a month away but Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell has already found form and confidence after a successful stint playing first-class cricket in Zimbabwe. Mitchell played three matches for the Mutare-based Mountaineers franchise where he and … Continue reading

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Worcestershire win permission to develop New Road

Worcestershire have been given planning permission to develop a conference centre and hotel at their New Road headquarters. Worcester City Council’s planning committee have agreed by a 7-3 majority, with one abstention, to the joint application from the county club … Continue reading

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