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Mickleburgh and Craddock benefit from India spin trip

While a number of England batsman have shown themselves to be distinctly uncomfortable against top-class spin bowling this winter, one young Essex batsman has taken steps to familiarise himself with the potential problems caused by that particular bowling art. Jaik … Continue reading

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Smith relishing new challenge in Essex dressing room

The sound of southern African accents is sure to dominate one corner of the Essex dressing room when the new season starts in early April. Joining Johannesburg-born newcomer Greg Smith will be Cape Province born duo Charl Willoughby and short … Continue reading

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Authorities “swept corruption under the carpet” – Topley

Exclusive… In 1994, Don Topley became the first man to blow the whistle on corruption in cricket, a stance for which he was ridiculed by players and ostracised by the authorities. Topley has never forgotten how he was treated. He … Continue reading

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Danish Kaneria: profile

In the long and glorious tradition of Pakistani spin kings, Danish Kaneria tops the record books as the greatest of them all. The country’s most successful Test twirler, with 261 wickets, he was until recently considered the best wrist-spinner remaining … Continue reading

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Mervyn Westfield jailed: judge’s remarks in full

Judge Anthony Morris sentenced Mervyn Westfield to four months in prison. Here is the full text of his sentencing judgement today at the Old Bailey. Mervyn Westfield, you have pleaded guilty to count 1 of accepting a corrupt payment in … Continue reading

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Mervyn Westfield jailed for four months

Mervyn Westfield was jailed for spot-fixing today as damaging claims emerged that the county game had “turned a blind eye” to corruption. Westfield, 23, was sentenced to four months behind bars for his part in a spot-fixing racket the judge … Continue reading

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Danish Kaneria faces life ban in new corruption probe

Essex and Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria is facing a new corruption inquiry which could ban him from the game for life, The Cricketer can reveal. The 31-year-old bowler was named in court as the “corrupter” of Mervyn Westfield. It … Continue reading

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Danish Kaneria named as Essex cricket corrupter

Pakistan and Essex leg spinner Danish Kaneria “corrupted” Mervyn Westfield and approached at least four other players in the club about spot-fixing, a court heard today. Kaneria’s boasts about making money from corrupt bookies were an open secret at Essex … Continue reading

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Petersen signing a major boost to Essex, says Grayson

Essex head coach Paul Grayson is looking forward to working with Alviro Petersen, the South Africa Test opening batsman who has joined the county as an overseas player for the opening weeks of the 2012 season. “We are delighted to … Continue reading

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Silverwood: progress of Mills and Topley will inspire others

The rapid advance of fast bowling talents Reece Topley and Tymal Mills in the past 12 months has naturally delighted all the coaching staff at Essex but, rather than rest on their laurels, they are currently working intensively in their … Continue reading

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