Category Archives: CB40

New wins himself another chance with the Unicorns

Former Leicestershire wicketkeeper Tom New will attempt to find a route back into first-class cricket by playing for the Unicorns in this season’s Clydesdale Bank 40 competition. New was released by Leicestershire towards the end of last season even though … Continue reading

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Morgan Report: Counties oppose 50-over competition plan

Counties have opposed plans to revert to a 50-over domestic limited-overs competition aimed at improving England’s one-day international fortunes. The switch to 50 overs from the current 40-over format was one of the key planks of the Morgan Report which … 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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Unicorns save Garon Park as county fixtures venue

It appears that the Garon Park ground in Southend will continue to stage domestic county fixtures after all. Essex have dropped the venue from their itinerary but now comes news that Unicorns, the representative side from recreational cricket, are expected … Continue reading

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Fixture list for 2012 sows more seeds of confusion

The summer of 2012 will be an even tougher prospect than usual for county cricket, with the European football championship and then the London Olympics dominating the sporting landscape. Moreover, what with last week’s Morgan Report recommendations on the domestic … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: Somerset inquest will be frank affair

Yet again I have found myself facing questions about Somerset’s inability to lose the tag of ‘nearly-men’ over the past few days and I only wish I had a some answers. Last weekend’s Clydesdale Bank 40 final defeat by Surrey … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: domestic dramas the highlight of 2011 summer

After Somerset’s defeat to Surrey in the Clydesdale Bank 40 final their captain, Marcus Trescothick, apologised to his supporters for “putting you through all this again”. He should not have bothered; his team, however exasperating, had given themselves and their … Continue reading

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Soul-searching next for Somerset flops: Brian Rose

Brian Rose says there needs to be some “soul-searching” at Somerset as the club look to the future following their latest flop in a major final. The club’s director of cricket was incensed that the top order batsmen had failed … Continue reading

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CB40 Final live: Surrey’s strut too much for Somerset

Somerset fall short for a sixth time in three seasons Lord’s: Surrey 189-5 off 27.3 overs (Hamilton-Brown 78) beat Somerset 214 all out off 39.2 overs (Buttler 86; Dernbach 4-30) by 5 wickets (Duckworth/Lewis Method) Marcus Trescothick cut a pale, … Continue reading

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CB40 Final live: Surrey regroup after rain break, Lord’s

Kirby strikes two early blows for Somerset Lord’s: Surrey 61-2 off 9 overs; Somerset 214 all out off 39.2 overs (Buttler 86; Dernbach 4-30). Surrey require 125 more runs to win off 21 overs (Duckworth-Lewis method) Jason Roy is the … Continue reading

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