Category Archives: LVCC1

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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Number thirteen just fine for unsuperstitious Phillips

When Mick Newell admitted that he’d “possibly under-used” Ben Phillips last season it was clear the former Somerset all-rounder was likely to figure in the Nottinghamshire director of cricket’s plans for the new campaign. A successful pre-season tour of Barbados … Continue reading

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Debut hero Magoffin wants to extend Sussex stay

Fast bowler Steve Magoffin hopes to extend his Sussex stay after a sensational debut for the county. The Queenslander took 9 for 55, the second best figures of his career and including seven wickets in the second innings, as Sussex thrashed … Continue reading

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Veteran Carter answers Warwickshire’s call

Warwickshire have called up veteran all-rounder Neil Carter for their County Championship opener against Somerset at Edgbaston, starting on April 12. Carter, Warwickshire’s beneficiary this year, made only two Championship appearances last season and appeared to be drifting into a … 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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Familiar problems for Rhodes and Worcestershire

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has identified the familiar shortcomings of too few runs and insufficient back-up for seamer Alan Richardson for the defeat by Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in their opening County Championship match. After bowling out Nottinghamshire for … Continue reading

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New regulations light up the County Championship

The third verse of the Book of Genesis reads: “And God said, Let there be light and there was light.” Although not quite having the same authoritative powers, the ECB have issued a similar mandate this season, allowing floodlights to … Continue reading

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Adams urges caution after impressive Surrey start

Chris Adams is wary of setting unrealistic targets for his Surrey team despite seeing them make an impressive start on their return to Division One of the LV County Championship. Surrey’s team director enjoyed his first Championship win against his … Continue reading

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Philander keen to help Somerset make flying start

Vernon Philander has arrived at Somerset in time to make his debut in the opening LV County Championship fixture against Middlesex at Taunton, starting on April 5. The South African, who has become the talk of world cricket with a … Continue reading

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Kerrigan or Keedy, or both? Lancashire’s dilemma

Keedy or Kerrigan? That is the most ticklish selection question confronting Lancashire before they launch their defence of the LV= County Championship title on April 12 – and the answer, in their opening fixture against Sussex at Aigburth, could yet … Continue reading

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