Category Archives: Associate Nations

Rankin injury cuts short his England Lions tour

Warwickshire and Ireland pace bowler Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of the remainder of the England Lions tour of Bangladesh. Rankin is to return home having aggravated a minor thigh strain on the tour in which he played only … Continue reading

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Holland cricket boosted by new sponsorship deal

Holland, who compete in county cricket’s Clydesdale Bank 40 competition,  have signed a lucrative four-year sponsorship deal with ABN Amro bank which will allow them to treble the number of full-time professionals in their squad. The Netherlands currently have only three … Continue reading

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England match represents big chance for Rankin

Boyd Rankin will be out to impress England coach Andy Flower and Test captain Andrew Strauss when he lines up for the ICC Combined Associates and Affiliates XI in Dubai on Saturday January 7. The three-day match is a warm-up … Continue reading

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Rankin keen to extend his Warwickshire contract

England Lions and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin has confirmed that he is keen to stay with Warwickshire on an extended contract. Rankin’s existing deal at Edgbaston expires next New Year’s Eve but Warwickshire are already in talks with the … Continue reading

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Rankin and Warwicks in talks about new deal

Warwickshire are hoping to secure the services of Ireland and England Lions pace bowler Boyd Rankin on a new contract early in the New Year. Rankin’s existing deal at Edgbaston does not expire until next December but Warwickshire are keen … Continue reading

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Chopra signs on again, Brown makes Hall of Fame

Warwickshire batsman Varun Chopra has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Edgbaston until the end of the 2014 season. The 24-year-old former England Under-19 captain has just completed a successful second season with Warwickshire following his move from … Continue reading

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William Porterfield: Ireland want chance to qualify for World Cup: listen now

PODCAST: Ireland and Warwickshire’s William Porterfield talks about the step up from Division Two to Division One, what he learned in the World Cup and that Ireland just want a shot at making it into the World Cup. Alex Winter … Continue reading

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Niall O’Brien hand injury is a blow for Ireland

Northamptonshire wicketkeeper Niall O’Brien has been forced to withdraw from Ireland’s squad for their one-day internationals against Pakistan in Belfast on May 28 and 30. O’Brien sustained a hand injury in his county’s Clydesdale Bank 40 win over Hampshire at … Continue reading

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O’Brien keeps fingers crossed on ICC’s World Cup strategy

Northamptonshire wicketkeeper Niall O’Brien hopes the International Cricket Council do reverse an initial decision not to allow qualification for the 2015 World Cup – otherwise fearing that a generation of Irish youngsters will be lost to the game. The 29-year-old … Continue reading

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Bracewell hails signing of Ireland’s “lion-slayer”

Gloucestershire have signed Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien for the remainder of the season. The 27-year-old, who leapt to fame with his sensational match-winning century against England in the World Cup, will join the squad later this week and it is … Continue reading

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