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Surrey scorer raises questions about ECB data deal

Surrey scorer Keith Booth, writing in the Comment facility on this website, has questioned the workability and even the ethics behind a new deal between the England and Wales Cricket Board and data firm Opta Index concerning the production of … Continue reading

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County scorers see problems with new data deal

The county scorers are maintaining a diplomatic silence over the appointment of nine new analysts employed by Opta, the sports data specialists, who will circulate details of county matches to the media this coming season. Scorers have previously supplied the … Continue reading

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ECB issue warning to counties about Twenty20 pitches

The England and Wales Cricket Board has asked counties to improve the quality of pitches prepared for Friends Life t20 matches to ensure that spectators are not driven away by low scoring matches. ECB research has established a link between … Continue reading

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County coaches rebel against ECB fixture list plans

County coaches are opposed to plans in the Morgan Report to reduce the number of County Championship matches to 14 per team. It is expected that the coaches will tell the ECB at a meeting at Lord’s on February 7 … Continue reading

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Players’ union urge ECB to ignore Morgan Report proposals

The Professional Cricketers’ Association have told the England and Wales Cricket Board that players prefer the county schedule that has been introduced for the forthcoming season to the format proposed in the Morgan Report. The report, compiled by former ECB … 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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No gimmicks for Saggers as he joins umpires’ list

Martin Saggers has spoken of a determination to be true to himself after becoming the sole newcomer on the ECB’s first-class umpires’ panel for 2012. The former Durham, Kent, Essex and England swing bowler has replaced the recently-retired John Steele on … Continue reading

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CMJ: Well-being of cricket should be Morgan’s priority

One should always be prepared to offer an alternative when criticising cricket administrators who invariably have the game’s best interests at heart but all too often give way to mis-placed priorities. This, therefore, is what I suggested to David Morgan when … 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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Midlands counties star at ECB marketing awards night

Warwickshire and Worcestershire were among the winners at the fourth annual England and Wales Cricket Board Business of Cricket Awards ceremony at the Cumberland Hotel in London. Warwickshire were winners in two categories – best use of digital media and … Continue reading

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