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Tattersall the Lancastrian legend: Andrew Hignell

  The summer of 2011 was an outstanding one for Lancashire County Cricket Club as they won the County Championship outright for the first time since 1934. Off the field, however, the year ended in a sad way with the … Continue reading

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New contract extends Middlebrook’s Northants career

Northamptonshire off-spinner James Middlebrook has signed a new two-year contract which will keep him at Wantage Road until the end of 2013. The 34-year-old Yorkshireman faced an uncertain future in first-class cricket when he was released by Essex two years … Continue reading

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Lancashire win ratio tops 1934 heroes: Andrew Hignell

  The long 2011 season has finally drawn to a close. For batsmen Mark Chilton, Mark Wagh and Ali Brown, it was their final summer of run-scoring on the county cricket before retirement, while for fast bowler Dominic Cork – … Continue reading

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Vikram Solanki: County Championship at heart of England success

What a terrific advert for county cricket this year’s County Championship has been. For the second successive year the title was not decided until the very last session of the season and none of the promotion or relegation issues were … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Tiflex ball: Paul Bolton

The England and Wales Cricket Board has decided to end a three-year experiment with the controversial Tiflex cricket balls in the second division of the County Championship. The Tiflex balls were introduced in Division Two cricket only in 2009 but … Continue reading

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Powell hit hard by Glamorgan decision to release him

Michael Powell has been released by Glamorgan after 15 years with the club. The 34-year-old batsman, currently in his benefit year, has not been offered a new contract by the Welsh county. “I am gutted,” said Powell. “It is a … Continue reading

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Adams reveals backroom secret of Surrey’s success

Cricket analyst Pete Scott has emerged as one of the backroom staff who made a big difference in Surrey’s dramatic surge towards Division Two promotion in the County Championship’s thrilling final weeks. Scott was asked by Chris Adams, the Surrey … Continue reading

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Warwicks to step up hunt for title, pledges Giles

Warwickshire’s director of cricket Ashley Giles has congratulated Peter Moores, his counterpart at Lancashire, on winning the County Championship but warned that he will be trying to take the crown next season. Lancashire held their nerve on a thrilling final … Continue reading

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Moores, Lancashire and KP’s ‘legacy’: Andy Wilson

Cheers, KP. If his inability or unwillingness to work with Peter Moores had not made its way mysteriously to the pages of the Telegraph and the Mail in early 2009, Lancashire’s long wait for an outright County Championship would almost … Continue reading

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Troughton: Let’s go out and win the title next year

Warwickshire captain Jim Troughton has pledged that his side will win the County Championship with two matches to spare next year after coming up just short in this season’s gripping title race. Warwickshire were overtaken by Lancashire on the final day … Continue reading

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