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Festivals serve up feast of hitting: Andrew Hignell

August is the time of year when several counties stage festivals and cricket weeks at various out-grounds, with Scarborough, Blackpool, Colchester and Southend all featuring on the county calendar. This year, those spectators attending the one-day games at the Horsham and … Continue reading

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County Championship keeps relatively dry: Andrew Hignell

While records have been falling in the high-scoring England-India Test series like raindrops in a summer downpour, the rain gods have continued to smile on county cricketers with relatively little interference from the weather in the LV=County Championship. The four-day … Continue reading

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Records offer Championship thrills: Andrew Hignell

There may have been plenty of thrills and spills in the Twenty20 quarter-finals but for the cricketing purists the last week of July and the first week of August also saw some outstanding performances in the County Championship. Some remarkable … Continue reading

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Ramprakash joins a select band: Andrew Hignell

It’s one of the questions you often get in pub quizzes – “list the ten ways you can be given out in cricket”. Most armchair supporters can get to six quite quickly, but the other four more obscure modes of dismissals … Continue reading

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Harris and another St Helen’s landmark: Andrew Hignell

The St Helen’s ground in Swansea holds a very special place in the memories of Glamorgan supporters as it was at the ground overlooking Swansea Bay that the Welsh county defeated the Australians on consecutive tours in 1964 and 1968. … Continue reading

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Twenty20 qualifiers defy bad weather: Andrew Hignell

June and early July have, in recent previous seasons, been relatively dry with little interruption as a consequence to matches in the domestic Twenty20 competition. But in 2011 there was plenty of weather disruption to the Friends Life t20 group … Continue reading

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Tails of the unexpected: Andrew Hignell

Not even Roald Dahl, author of Tales of the Unexpected, could have dreamt up a scenario which unfolded at Derby on the opening two days in mid-July during the County Championship encounter between Derbyshire and Glamorgan. In fact ‘Tails of … Continue reading

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Suppiah the unlikely record-breaker: Andrew Hignell

With the likes of Muttiah Muralitharan, Umar Gul and Dirk Nannes appearing this summer in the Friends Life t20, it is the name of one of those international stars which might have been put forward as the bowler most likely … Continue reading

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Uxbridge assault, the records: Andrew Hignell

Twenty20 records were shattered at Uxbridge on Sunday June 26 when both Hamish Marshall and Kevin O’Brien struck hundreds for Gloucestershire against Middlesex in the Friends Life t20, as the visitors posted a mammoth total of 254 for 3. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Rain dampens Twenty20 Cup: Andrew Hignell

“Flaming June” used to be a colloquial description for the fine weather associated with mid-summer. As far as the current cricket season is concerned, it may be a more disparaging phrase used by the county game’s commercial managers following the … Continue reading

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