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Rankin out for six weeks with foot injury

Warwickshire have suffered another blow in the build-up to their County Championship opener against Somerset at Edgbaston, starting on April 12, with the news that Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the first six weeks of the season. Rankin, … Continue reading

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Giles calls on Warwicks to develop ruthless streak

Warwickshire’s director of cricket Ashley Giles believes his side needs to develop a ruthless streak if they are to turn last season’s near-miss in the County Championship into a title success. Warwickshire were pipped by Lancashire to the title on … Continue reading

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“Elation and relief” as Redfern ends century wait

No longer is Dan Redfern burdened by the knowledge that he has yet to score his maiden first-class century. By hitting 110 on the opening day of the new campaign against Northants, the Derbyshire left-hander became the first batsman in … Continue reading

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New signings have revitalised Kent: Geraint Jones

Kent’s former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones is delighted by the club’s close-season acquisitions and believes the new-look side have a real chance of being a competitive force in the LV= County Championship second division. Jones, who warmed up for the … Continue reading

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Hall ruled out of Northants’ Championship opener

Northamptonshire captain Andrew Hall has been ruled out of the County Championship opener against Derbyshire at Derby on April 5-8. The former South Africa all-rounder broke down with a calf injury in last week’s inter-club practice match at Wantage Road … Continue reading

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Play T20 Cup in a short block, says Newell: listen now

PODCAST: Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, insists to Dave Bracegirdle that domestic cricket’s Twenty20 Cup should always be played in a short block of games Listen to what Mick has to say For more county podcasts see here … Continue reading

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Rhodes tells ECB to reject 14-game County Championship

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has made an impassioned plea for the England and Wales Cricket Board to reject the recommendations in the Morgan Report to reduce the County Championship to a 14 match per-side programme. The ECB board … Continue reading

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Domestic dispute

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Lost grounds, but not forgotten: Andrew Hignell

My Christmas presents this year included the recently-published Britain’s Lost Cricket Grounds, written by Chris Arnot and which – with abundant whiffs of nostalgia and some evocative images – takes a look at a host of grounds which have disappeared … Continue reading

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Chris Read: Nottinghamshire can be champions again in 2012

Nottinghamshire captain Chris Read believes the Division One title will be harder to win in next season’s County Championship – but remains confident his side can mount a challenge. The former England wicketkeeper led his county to Championship glory in 2010, … Continue reading

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