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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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Swann wins England’s winter MVP award

Graeme Swann has been named the winter’s most valuable England player after his ten wickets in the Second Test against Sri Lanka helped Andrew Strauss’s team to retain top spot in the Test rankings. The spinner held off a late charge … 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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Magoffin’s rise, Lancashire’s flop: Richard Gibson

Steve Magoffin’s excellent debut for Sussex continued his extraordinary change of fortune since being dumped by Western Australia 12 months ago. The Queenslander took nine wickets in his first outing as the club’s overseas player but the prospect of such … Continue reading

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Bell eager to put winter behind him with county return

England batsman Ian Bell can’t wait to make his first appearance of the season for Warwickshire in their LV= County Championship match against Lancashire at Liverpool this week. Bell returned from England’s tour of Sri Lanka only last week but … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Is KP England’s greatest batsman?

Some will deem it heresy, but as Kevin Pietersen basks in the glow of one of the game’s greatest match-turning innings, his 151 in Colombo, the question cannot be ducked for much longer: has England ever boasted a finer batsman? … 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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Anderson in line to bowl historic ball at Old Trafford

James Anderson, the Lancashire and England fast bowler, could bowl the first delivery in first-class cricket at Old Trafford from the “new” Pavilion End. Lancashire may not have been done any favours by the England management over player availability in … Continue reading

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The Cricketer announce Yorkshire Tea as National Village Cup sponsor

The Cricketer is delighted to unveil Yorkshire Tea as the 2012 sponsor of the National Village Cup, which will be known as the Yorkshire Tea Village Cup. The Harrogate-based family tea merchants join a proud list of former sponsors that … Continue reading

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Brave Pyrah left to reflect on life’s ups and downs

While helping to look after his new twin daughters, Richard Pyrah will have plenty of time to reflect on life’s highs and lows during the next few weeks. The Yorkshire all-rounder missed the county’s pre-season trip to Barbados in order … Continue reading

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