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Sutton cites depression in shock decision to retire

Luke Sutton has retired from cricket after having treatment for depression and anxiety. With the issue of mental health among sportsmen in sharp focus recently following the suicide of Wales football manager Gary Speed, the 35-year-old Derbyshire captain has decided … Continue reading

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Champions Lancashire keep faith in ‘fortress Aigburth’

Lancashire will begin their first defence of the County Championship title since 1935 with a repeat of the fixture that launched their triumphant 2011 campaign, against Sussex at Aigburth in April. That is one of four Championship matches that will … Continue reading

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Allott back on Lancs committee as Ogden is honoured

Paul Allott has formalised his return to the Lancashire committee following the departure of Geoff Ogden, one of the true unsung heroes of cricket in the county. Ogden has decided to stand down 25 years after joining the committee in … Continue reading

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Grant shelves idea of ‘landmark’ signing for Derbys

Derbyshire have conceded defeat in their aim to bring in a “landmark” signing for the 2012 season. After sounding out the likes of Ricky Ponting and Paul Collingwood, among others, the realities of finding the right man for the job … Continue reading

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Guptill puts Derbyshire return above IPL cash

Martin Guptill has opted for a second spell with Derbyshire instead of seeking a share of Indian Premier League riches. The New Zealand opening batsman was a successful and popular recruit as overseas player for the second half of last … Continue reading

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Lancashire reveal scale of club’s financial landscape

Lancashire lifted the lid on the scale of the financial worries that have unsettled everyone at the club over the last two years when they published accounts for 2010 revealing a record loss of £2.114m. The projected figures for 2011, … Continue reading

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Modest Chapple is Lancashire’s player of the year

Glen Chapple’s status as Lancashire’s first County Championship-winning captain for 77 years was given further recognition when he beat off stiff competition to retain the club’s player of the year title at a jubilant Old Trafford awards night. Chapple seemed … Continue reading

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Newell offers honest assessment of player failings

Nottinghamshire’s director of cricket Mick Newell has pulled no punches in a player-by-player assessment of the county’s 2011 season for the local press. Newell had high praise for Andre Adams, Alex Hales, Darren Pattinson and the captain Chris Read in … Continue reading

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Houghton to return to Derbyshire as batting coach

Four years after he resigned as their director of cricket, David Houghton will be back with Derbyshire next season. The 54-year-old former Zimbabwe captain and coach is to be Derbyshire’s batting coach, working with the county as a freelance consultant … Continue reading

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Contrasts of Cork and Chilton remembered in retirement

As cricketers, and characters, Mark Chilton and Dominic Cork did not have a great deal in common. The fact that they happened to announce their retirement on the same day provides a chance to relish the contrast between the two. … Continue reading

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