Category Archives: Paul Bolton

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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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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Hoggard to see specialist about hand injury

Leicestershire captain Matthew Hoggard is to see a specialist to establish the seriousness of a hand injury he sustained in training last week. The former England swing bowler damaged his left hand attempting to catch a rugby ball but Leicestershire … 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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Patel’s popularity continues to grow at Edgbaston

Jeetan Patel’s popularity at Warwickshire continues to grow. The New Zealand off-spinner was re-signed for his third stint as overseas player after a successful spell in the middle of last season and re-introduced himself by clubbing an unbeaten 43 to … Continue reading

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More work for Moeen before he unveils his ‘doosra’

Worcestershire off-spinner Moeen Ali is unlikely to unveil his newly-developed ‘doosra’ in a competitive match until just before this season’s Friends Life t20. The 24-year-old England Lions player has been working on perfecting the ‘doosra’ since last summer after he … Continue reading

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Sarwan to take on students in bid to acclimatise

Former West Indies batsman and captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has opted to play in Leicestershire’s three-day match at Loughborough MCCU, starting on Friday April 13, even though the contest will not have first-class status. Sarwan wants to play to help him … Continue reading

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