Category Archives: County cricket

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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Patterson earns Yorkshire call-up for Essex game

Steve Patterson knows he must make the most of his opportunity for Yorkshire against Essex at Headingley as competition for places is about to become even fiercer. The 28-year-old seamer had some injury problems last season and in County Championship … Continue reading

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Howell given his Gloucestershire chance at Kent

Former Hampshire batsman Benny Howell will make his Gloucestershire debut in the LV County Championship match with Kent at Canterbury, starting on April 19. The 23-year-old has been registered by the club to play in the fixture as replacement for … Continue reading

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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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Andrew not ready for competitive match

Worcestershire have not included Gareth Andrew in their squad for this week’s County Championship match against Surrey at The Oval despite his surprise appearance in last week’s friendly against Oxford MCCU. Andrew was expected to be out of action until … Continue reading

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Woakes steps up ankle rehab work

Warwickshire’s England one-day international all-rounder Chris Woakes will step up his rehabilitation from an ankle ligament injury in Liverpool this week. Woakes will travel with Warwickshire’s squad to Aigburth where he will train and have intensive treatment while his team-mates … Continue reading

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Hall returns to boost bruised Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire captain Andrew Hall will make his first appearance of the season against Durham MCCU at the Racecourse on Friday April 20. The former South Africa all-rounder has missed the first two weeks of the season because of a calf … Continue reading

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Hand surgery to sideline Hoggard for up to a month

Leicestershire captain Matthew Hoggard has had an operation on a hand injury which he sustained throwing a rugby ball in training last week. Hoggard saw a specialist on Monday April 16 and had surgery straight away to pin his left … 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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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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