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Saville says Willoughby signing “just what Essex need”

Essex cricket committee chairman Graham Saville is delighted with the signing of Charl Willoughby who is expected to form a tireless new ball partnership with David Masters for the 2012 campaign. “David Masters was the leading wicket-taker in the country … Continue reading

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Masters extends Essex contract to end of 2014

  David Masters, the country’s leading wicket-taker in 2011, has put pen to paper on an extended three-year deal that will keep him at Essex until the end of the 2014 season. He finished last summer with 93 first-class victims, testimony … Continue reading

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Old dogs have bite as well as bark: Andrew Hignell

The ECB may have introduced financial incentives to encourage the participation of more young cricketers in the county game, but several of the old sweats have had seasons to savour. Paul Nixon, Leicestershire’s 40-year-old wicketkeeper, has enjoyed an annus mirabilis … Continue reading

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Essex target experience of Somerset’s Willoughby

Essex are seeking experienced support for this summer’s leading wicket-taker David Masters and it is understood that the man they are targeting is Somerset new ball bowler Charl Willoughby. Although he will be 37 years old by the start of … Continue reading

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Masters’ 93 wickets “phenomenal”, says Silverwood

While promotion, relegation and the County Championship title itself were being determined this week, one player was deservedly putting his feet up after enjoying a remarkable 2011 season. Although Essex, who completed their 2011 schedule last week, had a season … Continue reading

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David Masters: “It was a day I’ll never forget”

David Masters has been reflecting on his remarkable match-winning figures of 8 for 10 as Leicestershire were shot out for 34 at Southend, and said it was “a day I’ll never forget”. Masters’s incredible spell hurtled Essex to County Championship … Continue reading

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