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Northants snap up Cameron White as T20 signing

Northamptonshire have signed Australia batsman Cameron White as their second overseas player for this season’s Friends Life t20 competition. The 28-year-old, who played for Somerset in 2006 and 2007, was targeted by Northamptonshire last month but has now agreed a … 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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Kent switch match dates to avoid England football

  Next summer’s European Football Championships, co-hosted by Poland and the Ukraine, have caused Kent to alter the dates of two of their Friends Life t20 fixtures for 2012. Rather than go head-to-head with the obvious draw of Fabio Capello’s … 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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Champions League plans rule out club dinner

Leicestershire have cancelled their end-of-season awards dinner to allow the team to make an early departure for the Champions League qualifying tournament. The dinner was due to be held in the Charles Palmer Suite at Grace Road on September 15, … Continue reading

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Cork keeping future plans close to his chest

Dominic Cork may yet extend his county career to a 23rd season following Hampshire’s semi-final defeat at Friends Life t20 Finals Day.   Whether that is with Hampshire remains to be seen. Relegation to the second division may persuade his … Continue reading

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McDonald and Henderson available for Champions League

Leicestershire, the new Friends Life t20 champions, will have Australia all-rounder Andrew McDonald and former South Africa slow left armer Claude Henderson available to play for them in next month’s Champions League qualifying tournament in Hyderabad. McDonald is under contract … Continue reading

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Nixon fairytale, Leicestershire triumph: T20 Finals Day: Paul Bolton

Friends Life t20 Finals Day, Edgbaston Final: Leicestershire (145-6) beat Somerset (127-9) by 18 runs  Leicestershire gave wicketkeeper Paul Nixon a fairytale ending to his county career by lifting their first trophy since they won this competition in 2006. A … Continue reading

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Jefferson the first semi-final hero: T20 Finals Day: Paul Bolton

Friends Life t20 Finals Day, Edgbaston 1st semi-final:  Leicestershire (132-6)  beat  Lancashire (79-6)  in super over after scores were level Oh the fun and frolics of Twenty20 cricket. Leicestershire reached the final of the Friends Life t20 in dramatic  fashion, … Continue reading

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‘Winter tour selection is the aim’: Alex Hales

Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales is hoping his performances in the final weeks of the season will earn him another crack at international cricket. The opener impressed for the England Lions in their four-day game against Sri Lanka A, scoring 50 … Continue reading

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