Tag Archives: Andrew Hignell

English cricket’s early starts, the history: Andrew Hignell

County cricket will make its earliest ever start in 2012 following the announcement by the England and Wales Cricket Board of next season’s fixture schedule. The first round of first-class games start on Saturday March 31 with a series of matches … Continue reading

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Tufnell the batsman’s finest hour: Andrew Hignell

The remarkable events on the second day of the opening Test between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town and, in particular, Nathan Lyon’s achievement in top-scoring with 14 in Australia’s meagre second innings total of 47 resulted in cricket … Continue reading

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Boyce and Cobb’s cricketing rarity: Andrew Hignell

One of the abiding memories of the 2011 season came in the Friends Life t20 final at Edgbaston when Matthew Boyce, Leicestershire’s substitute fielder, held four towering catches on the boundary’s edge in an arc between deep square-leg and deep mid-wicket, all off … Continue reading

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Vermeulen achieves unusual record: Andrew Hignell

Mark Vermeulen, the former Zimbabwean Test batsman, has created an unusual record in domestic cricket in the southern African country by appearing for four different teams in successive seasons. The 32-year-old played in first-class cricket for Westerns in 2008/09, followed … Continue reading

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Lancashire win ratio tops 1934 heroes: Andrew Hignell

  The long 2011 season has finally drawn to a close. For batsmen Mark Chilton, Mark Wagh and Ali Brown, it was their final summer of run-scoring on the county cricket before retirement, while for fast bowler Dominic Cork – … Continue reading

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Old dogs have bite as well as bark: Andrew Hignell

The ECB may have introduced financial incentives to encourage the participation of more young cricketers in the county game, but several of the old sweats have had seasons to savour. Paul Nixon, Leicestershire’s 40-year-old wicketkeeper, has enjoyed an annus mirabilis … Continue reading

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Lancashire’s title boost from the weather: Andrew Hignell

“Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country” – so wrote Horace Greeley, the famous American newspaper editor and politician in 1850, encouraging people to head away from the settlements on the eastern seaboard and to … Continue reading

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Gidman Minor’s major achievement: Andrew Hignell

Will Gidman, the younger brother of Gloucestershire captain Alex, completed the rare double of 1,000 runs and 50 wickets in County Championship cricket during the West Country team’s final four-day match of the summer against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road. The … Continue reading

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Pink balls and other stories: Andrew Hignell

The LV=County Championship match between Kent and Glamorgan, starting at Canterbury on Monday September 12, will be a ground-breaking affair as the four-day contest will be the first day-night contest in the Championship, besides being the first to use pink … Continue reading

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Woakes picks up dubious honour: Andrew Hignell

It’s the stuff of a Boy’s Own annual – a young hero takes ten wickets in the match, top scores in both innings and leads off his side to warm applause after their victory in which he had, almost single-handedly, … Continue reading

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