Category Archives: Australia

Johnson capture underlines Durham’s T20 ambition

Durham have further underlined their determination to make an impact in Twenty20 cricket this season by signing Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson. Following the capture of Herschelle Gibbs, Johnson will be the second overseas player for the Friends Life t20 competition, in … Continue reading

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North injury is a cruel blow for Glamorgan

Glamorgan look set to be without Australian overseas star Marcus North for the opening three months of the season because of injury. The Welsh county already knew he would be absent for for the opening month of the season as … Continue reading

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Yorkshire investigate Jaques’s UK qualification claims

Yorkshire will consider making a new overseas signing if the ECB allow Phil Jaques to appear as a non-overseas player in 2012 and 2013. The 32-year-old opening batsman has retired from state cricket in Australia and holds a UK passport through … Continue reading

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Henriques becomes Glamorgan’s latest Australian target

  Glamorgan are looking to recruit Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques as short-term cover for countryman Marcus North. North has signed for Glamorgan as the overseas player for the next two summers, but the Australia batsman will miss at least the … Continue reading

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Glamorgan in talks to sign Mitchell Johnson for T20

Glamorgan are in talks with Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to become their second overseas player for the Friends Life t20 in June. The county have already recruited fellow Australian batsman Marcus North as the main overseas player for 2012 … Continue reading

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India whitewashed: Peter Baxter

PODCAST: Peter Baxter with his next instalment from ‘down under’, continuing his ‘Letters from Australia’ series [and includes an update on the progress of the Ned Flanders XI]. Peter Baxter discusses the recent series between Australia and India, and a … Continue reading

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Derbyshire confirm return of Khawaja during 2012 season

Derbyshire have completed the signing of Usman Khawaja for the second half of the 2012 season, thus giving them the same combination of young international talent to fill their overseas player role that they had last year. This time, New Zealand … Continue reading

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Newell plays waiting game on Hussey return to Notts

Nottinghamshire are set to play a waiting game with David Hussey before making a commitment on an overseas signing for the 2012 season. The Australian recently claimed he would be playing at the county from June onwards during a Twitter conversation … Continue reading

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Hughes signs for full summer with Worcestershire

Worcestershire have secured the services of Australia opening batsman Phil Hughes for the whole of the 2012 season. The left-hander was due to link up with Worcestershire in June at the conclusion of Australia’s tour to the West Indies. But … Continue reading

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Ricky Ponting: My Inspiration. By Alan Tyers

Ricky Ponting reveals century inspiration: Justin’s dossiers, Hayden’s bushtucker sandwiches and a handmade card from Mitchell Johnson It’s been a pretty ordinary time of it these last few months, waiting to get that century, but I knew I’d come good … Continue reading

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