Tag Archives: Champions League

Hoggard told he needs keyhole surgery on shoulder

Leicestershire captain Matthew Hoggard is to undergo surgery on his left shoulder when he returns from a stint commentating on the India v England one-day international series. Hoggard, 34, sustained the injury in the recent Champions League qualifying tournament in … Continue reading

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Injury forces Meschede to quit Champions League

Craig Meschede has been forced to quit Somerset’s Champions League squad because of injury. The young all-rounder is returning home due to a continuing problem with shin splints. It was considered by medical staff in India that the time for … Continue reading

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Thomas: Somerset can continue to defy odds in India

Alfonso Thomas believes surprise packets Somerset can prove strong contenders to win the Champions League after overcoming the odds to win their first three games. Despite being without Marcus Trescothick, Kieron Pollard, Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler from their domestic … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: domestic dramas the highlight of 2011 summer

After Somerset’s defeat to Surrey in the Clydesdale Bank 40 final their captain, Marcus Trescothick, apologised to his supporters for “putting you through all this again”. He should not have bothered; his team, however exasperating, had given themselves and their … Continue reading

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Snell wins Champions League call-up for Somerset

Steve Snell has been named in Somerset’s 15-man squad for the Champions League tournament in India, starting next week. The former Gloucestershire wicketkeeper has again been asked to stand in for Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler, who will both miss … Continue reading

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Notts signing Gurney to play Champions League for Leics

Friends Life t20 champions Leicestershire have included Nottinghamshire-bound seamer Harry Gurney in their squad for the Champions League qualifying tournament in India. Left-armer Gurney was Leicestershire’s leading Twenty20 wicket-taker this season with 23 but was forced to miss last Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Champions League place is Hampshire aim: Bransgrove

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove has welcomed the prospect of a potential Champions League place for this year’s Friends Life t20 finalists. Two counties have been invited to a Champions League qualifying tournament in Hyderabad from September 19-21, alongside four other … Continue reading

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Exit a bitter pill, says Yardy

Skipper Mike Yardy believes his Sussex side will benefit from their Indian experience despite going out in the first round of the inaugural Champions League Twenty20. While Somerset, Trindad & Tobago and the club sides from South Africa, Australia and the … Continue reading

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