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Pink balls and other stories: Andrew Hignell

The LV=County Championship match between Kent and Glamorgan, starting at Canterbury on Monday September 12, will be a ground-breaking affair as the four-day contest will be the first day-night contest in the Championship, besides being the first to use pink … Continue reading

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Van Jaarsveld looks to 2012 to end career on better note

What odds might you have got at the start of the summer on Kent run-machine Martin van Jaarsveld going the whole County Championship campaign without scoring a century, let alone reaching 1,000 first-class runs? In his five previous seasons with … Continue reading

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Feeling is mutual as Imran Tahir says: “I’ll miss Hampshire”

Imran Tahir will miss the last two games of Hampshire’s season because of his South Africa commitments. Hampshire’s overseas player is unavailable for the last two LV County Championship matches of the season, against Lancashire at Liverpool this week and … Continue reading

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Richardson pays tribute to Worcestershire team spirit

Alan Richardson paid tribute to Worcestershire’s “fantastic team spirit” after he had bowled them to the brink of safety in the County Championship first division. The veteran seamer took six for 22, his best figures for Worcestershire, which also put … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl must improve its covering, says Rhodes

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes expects Hampshire to improve the covering at the Rose Bowl after a delayed start to the final day of their County Championship first division match denied his side the chance to push for victory. … Continue reading

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‘Winter tour selection is the aim’: Alex Hales

Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales is hoping his performances in the final weeks of the season will earn him another crack at international cricket. The opener impressed for the England Lions in their four-day game against Sri Lanka A, scoring 50 … Continue reading

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England treating County Championship with contempt: Tim Wellock

The England hierarchy is treating the LV County Championship with contempt. In the first place why have they scheduled a one-day international in Ireland at a time when the Championship is nearing its conclusion? Secondly, if they must send a … Continue reading

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County Championship keeps relatively dry: Andrew Hignell

While records have been falling in the high-scoring England-India Test series like raindrops in a summer downpour, the rain gods have continued to smile on county cricketers with relatively little interference from the weather in the LV=County Championship. The four-day … Continue reading

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Shah calls for cool heads in search for double success

With the race for promotion from Division Two in the County Championship hotting up, Essex are looking to former England and Middlesex batsman Owais Shah to continue to act as the mainstay of their batting line-up as they bid for … Continue reading

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Pain no handicap for determined Goodwin

Murray Goodwin is happy to play through the pain barrier to make sure Sussex stay in the first division of the County Championship. The county were outside contenders for the title after winning four games before the Twenty20 Cup break … Continue reading

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