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Basil D’Oliveira: A Symbol of Strength and Hope

“He was a living example that apartheid, based on notions of innate superiority, was wrong. Given opportunities, there would be many Basils.” Ashwin Desai describes the inspirational life and career of Basil D’Oliveira in January’s Issue of The Cricketer. Subscribe … Continue reading

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English cricket’s early starts, the history: Andrew Hignell

County cricket will make its earliest ever start in 2012 following the announcement by the England and Wales Cricket Board of next season’s fixture schedule. The first round of first-class games start on Saturday March 31 with a series of matches … Continue reading

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Earliest start for County Championship

The first round of LV= County Championship fixtures next year will be the earliest ever, with seven matches beginning on April 5. The official season curtain-raiser between the champion county Lancashire and an MCC XI will once again take place … Continue reading

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Fixture list for 2012 sows more seeds of confusion

The summer of 2012 will be an even tougher prospect than usual for county cricket, with the European football championship and then the London Olympics dominating the sporting landscape. Moreover, what with last week’s Morgan Report recommendations on the domestic … Continue reading

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County Cricket loses appeal: Alan Tyers

By Alan Tyers at Marylebone Crown Court Serial offender County Cricket was once again back in the dock today as a court heard a plea to have its sentence of 16 games a season reduced to 14. Judge Lord Chief … 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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James Taylor reflects on his season: listen now

PODCAST: Leicestershire batsman James Taylor reflects on a season that has seen him captain the England Lions and win the Twenty20… Kevin Hand talks to James Taylor For more county podcasts see here For more podcasts from Kevin Hand, see here

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Back to the future for county cricket progress

Only English cricket could spend such time, effort and money on a “comprehensive” review of how best to order the structure of the domestic season and come up with something which, as it stands at the moment, would in 2012 … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Finishing school, football and literary tastes

County cricket used to have a reputation as a finishing school for Australian players with international ambitions. But South Africa appear to be the country now benefitting most with Ryan McLaren, Francois du Plessis and Imran Tahir all making their … Continue reading

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No cuts in the county cricket bubble

It is rather typical of the rarefied world of county cricket that, at a time of swingeing country-wide cuts in Britain, there are none in next year’s county schedule. Despite the obvious signs that both players and spectators were fed … Continue reading

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