Category Archives: Matt Prior

Prior looks forward to “landmark” Sussex benefit

Eleven years after making his Sussex debut, Matt Prior has been awarded a benefit by the county for 2012. The 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman’s appearances for his county are limited these days by England commitments. A fixture in the Test side for … Continue reading

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Sussex “close to my heart” says Prior

Matt Prior said he had no hesitation in extending his Sussex contract for a further two years after the England wicketkeeper-batsman agreed a new deal which will keep him at Hove until the end of the 2013 season. Prior made his … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: Prior elevated to rank of ‘England’s Gilchrist’

Matt Prior has become England’s Adam Gilchrist. He now has a better Test batting average than any previous England wicketkeeper. His recent productivity has enabled him to overtake Les Ames, the legendary Kent and England gloveman, in the batting stakes. … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Prior shattered after run-out blow, Lord’s, day five, afternoon

England get early wicket after setting Sri Lanka 343 to win Tea: Second Test, day five, Lord’s Match score: Sri Lanka 32-1 (Paranavitana 9*, M Jayawardene 5*) and 479 (Paranavitana 65, Dilshan 193; Finn 4-108) need 311 more runs to … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England all out for 486, Lord’s, day two, morning

Prior hundred and Broad fifty batter sloppy Sri Lanka Lunch: Second Test, day two, Lord’s Match score: England 486 all out (Cook 96, Bell 52, Morgan 79, Prior 126, Broad 54; Welegedara 4-122) Full scorecard Session score: England 144-4 England … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Prior kicks on, Lord’s, day one, evening

Cook falls four short of another hundred but England just on top Close: Second Test, day one, Lord’s Match score: England 342-6 (Prior 73*, Broad 17*) Session score: England 177-2 England win England rattled along at almost five an over during … Continue reading

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County clash at Hove will have Test intensity: Matt Prior

Matt Prior is predicting a County Championship clash with Test match intensity when Sussex take on champions Nottinghamshire at Hove this week. As well as the Ashes-winning wicketkeeper, two other members of the successful squad in Australia, off-spinner Graeme Swann … Continue reading

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England’s surprise batting order: Lawrence Booth

A kind of delirium appears to have descended on England. Like the sole survivor of a plane crash, they may just be beginning to believe in their own invulnerability – which, in the absence of a discernible strategy and with … Continue reading

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World Cup: Eoin Morgan must open

David Currie, TWC‘s latest recruit, argues the case for an Irish opener If Michael Vaughan can put Swann forward as Kevin Pietersen’s replacement at the top of the order then England’s most dynamic and destructive batsman should be in the … Continue reading

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Stumped For An Answer

The Wisden Cricketer, August 2008 Since Alec Stewart retired five years ago England have dropped keepers almost as often as the keepers have dropped catches or flopped with the bat. Lawrence Booth examines the problem and the stats in search of … Continue reading

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