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Patterson earns Yorkshire call-up for Essex game

Steve Patterson knows he must make the most of his opportunity for Yorkshire against Essex at Headingley as competition for places is about to become even fiercer. The 28-year-old seamer had some injury problems last season and in County Championship … Continue reading

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Number thirteen just fine for unsuperstitious Phillips

When Mick Newell admitted that he’d “possibly under-used” Ben Phillips last season it was clear the former Somerset all-rounder was likely to figure in the Nottinghamshire director of cricket’s plans for the new campaign. A successful pre-season tour of Barbados … Continue reading

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Mott calls player meeting to review Glamorgan defeats

Glamorgan elite performance director Matthew Mott admitted his side “could not be lower” after suffering two losses at the start of their County Championship campaign, including an embarrassing defeat to Derbyshire inside three days. The Welsh county were humbled by … Continue reading

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Veteran Carter answers Warwickshire’s call

Warwickshire have called up veteran all-rounder Neil Carter for their County Championship opener against Somerset at Edgbaston, starting on April 12. Carter, Warwickshire’s beneficiary this year, made only two Championship appearances last season and appeared to be drifting into a … Continue reading

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Brave Pyrah left to reflect on life’s ups and downs

While helping to look after his new twin daughters, Richard Pyrah will have plenty of time to reflect on life’s highs and lows during the next few weeks. The Yorkshire all-rounder missed the county’s pre-season trip to Barbados in order … Continue reading

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Wainwright fizzing after leaving Yorkshire “bubble”

This may be a good time to ask David Wainwright if he feels he made the right move in leaving Yorkshire for a fresh start with Derbyshire. Having passed up the option of a further year at Headingley because he … Continue reading

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Familiar problems for Rhodes and Worcestershire

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has identified the familiar shortcomings of too few runs and insufficient back-up for seamer Alan Richardson for the defeat by Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in their opening County Championship match. After bowling out Nottinghamshire for … Continue reading

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Adams urges caution after impressive Surrey start

Chris Adams is wary of setting unrealistic targets for his Surrey team despite seeing them make an impressive start on their return to Division One of the LV County Championship. Surrey’s team director enjoyed his first Championship win against his … Continue reading

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Waters effort recalls Walker’s 1956 feat: Andrew Hignell

Maundy Thursday saw a dramatic start to the LV=County Championship season in the East Midlands with twenty wickets tumbling at Trent Bridge, while a few miles to the south at Leicester fifteen wickets fell on the first day of the … Continue reading

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Grayson hails quality of Essex opening performance

Essex became the first side to record a victory in the County Championship this season when they completed the win over Gloucestershire just 75 minutes into the third morning’s play after a performance that head coach Paul Grayson described as … Continue reading

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