Category Archives: Mark Pennell

Dexter takes a break from Middlesex captaincy

Australian batsman Chris Rogers will take temporary charge of Middlesex when they take to the field at Lord’s against Durham on Thursday following Neil Dexter’s decision to temporarily stand down from the leadership. Rogers has agreed to take over as … Continue reading

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Lord’s surface like a result pitch directive: Adams

Surrey team director Chris Adams has explained the reasoning behind his criticism of a Lord’s pitch that helped Middlesex to clinch their slender three-run LV= County Championship win in the London derby. After the narrow defeat the former Sussex and … Continue reading

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New signings have revitalised Kent: Geraint Jones

Kent’s former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones is delighted by the club’s close-season acquisitions and believes the new-look side have a real chance of being a competitive force in the LV= County Championship second division. Jones, who warmed up for the … Continue reading

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Shreck looking to put in the hard yards at Kent

Kent’s winter signing Charlie Shreck is looking forward to putting in the hard yards for his new county after deciding against a Nottinghamshire benefit or opting to gently wind down his career at Trent Bridge. The 34-year-old Cornish-born fast bowler is … Continue reading

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Walters hits form for Glamorgan at Canterbury

A fine century by former Surrey captain Stewart Walters proved the principle difference between the two sides as visitors Glamorgan clinched a narrow seven-run win over Kent in the first of two pre-season friendlies at Canterbury. Australia-born Walters featured in … Continue reading

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Middlesex now stronger than promoted team: Dexter

With their Cape Town training camp and three wins from as many pre-season friendlies behind them, newly-promoted Middlesex have every right to go into the new first-class season with confidence high. After a winter of team consolidation that saw five … Continue reading

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Shreck and Powell make early impression for Kent

Winter recruits Charlie Shreck and Michael Powell impressed on their joint Kent debuts, but were unable to prevent their new county from slipping to a 21-run defeat in a pre-season friendly against Middlesex at Beckenham. Batting first on the notoriously … Continue reading

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Nash signing a good one for Kent, says Radford

Kent’s new overseas signing, the former West Indies batsman Brendan Nash, has received a seal of approval from former county batsman and one-time Middlesex coach Toby Radford. Radford, 40, who masterminded Middlesex Panthers’ Twenty20 Cup success in 2008 and was … Continue reading

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Kartik will bring balance to Surrey: Hamilton-Brown

The recruitment of three experienced players to embellish a four-day side that clinched promotion in 2011 has left Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown purring in anticipation of next month’s start to the new LV= County Championship campaign. Surrey signed veteran former England … Continue reading

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Kent sign Brendan Nash as new overseas player

West Indies batsman Brendan Nash has signed for Kent and will be available as an overseas player for the whole of the 2012 season. Nash, 34, who has played 21 Tests and nine one-day internationals and is currently representing Jamaica … Continue reading

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