Tag Archives: ECB

Richardson and the Dad’s Army heroes: Richard Gibson

Alan Richardson, the unlikely leading wicket-taker in the top tier of the 2011 County Championship, reckons it is no coincidence that the country’s most successful seamers resembled something of a Dad’s Army this year. Richardson claimed a personal-best 73 scalps … Continue reading

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Warwickshire to look for Champions Trophy windfall

Warwickshire are relying on a revamped Champions Trophy in 2013 to help fill part of the huge black hole that has appeared in their finances as a result of missing out on lucrative Test matches that year and in 2014. … Continue reading

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CMJ: Recession having little effect on Team England

Depression? Recession? Time for austerity and pulling in the horns? Not as far as the England and Wales Cricket Board is concerned. Not, at least, when it comes to expenditure on England activities. The announcement this week that the England … Continue reading

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Controversial Holmes cleared to play county cricket

Former Warwickshire off-spinner Maurice Holmes has been cleared to bowl again in county cricket though his controversial doosra remains banned. The 21-year-old Loughborough University student was banned from bowling in all first and second team cricket in July after his … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Administrators “not listening” on scheduling

I presume it was merely a coincidence that the England and Wales Cricket Board published its schedule for the summer of 2012 in the same week as the England squad for a whistle-stop tour of India was announced. Next summer … 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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Shahzad in the dock over alleged pitch scuffing

Yorkshire and England seamer Ajmal Shahzad is being investigated by the England and Wales Cricket Board after he was caught on camera allegedly scuffing the pitch while he was batting in the drawn County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston … Continue reading

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Pitch panel inconsistencies need to be reviewed

Although Kent fully accepted the ECB pitch panel’s eight-point penalty for a Canterbury surface marked “poor” because of “excessive unevenness” during their six-wicket County Championship win in little more than two days against Essex, the incident again highlighted the inconsistencies of the … Continue reading

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CMJ: Bradshaw will be a hard act to follow at Lord’s

Many things happened in cricket last week- England’s victory at The Oval, Sachin Tendulkar’s near miss, Eoin Morgan’s happy return to Dublin, Leicestershire’s spirited Twenty20 triumph and so on- but the news that stirred me most was the resignation of … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: NFL best practice shapes England’s future

England are indisputably the best team in the world at two of the three international formats,  having added the number one Test ranking to last year’s World Twenty20 title, but examination of what lies beneath is even more heartening. Those … Continue reading

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