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Injury curse forces Napier home from New Zealand

Graham Napier has again been struck by the injury jinx that has cursed his career. The Essex all-rounder has been forced to return home early from New Zealand to receive treatment on a torn tendon in his right arm after … 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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Rob Steen: Napier blitz invokes the ghost of Alletson

“I happened to be recuperating from a strained back sustained in the Derbyshire v Sussex match and saw this inspired innings. Sir Harry Preston was my companion and he was converted by Ted’s innings into a much keener cricket ‘fan’ … Continue reading

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Graham Napier: I pushed it too hard to try to get 200

Graham Napier revealed he felt just a small pang of regret for not completing what would have been the first double-hundred of his career after announcing his return to County Championship cricket with a sensational innings of 196 for Essex … Continue reading

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Napier hat-trick rewards brave comeback to the game

When Graham Napier sustained a back injury at the beginning of June 2010, in a game against Hampshire, the severity of the Essex all-rounder’s problem was not fully apparent. That quickly changed when it was revealed that he would miss … Continue reading

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Cook in form but Essex lose tour opener

  Alastair Cook hit a fine half-century but Essex did not enjoy the best of starts on their pre-season tour to Barbados, losing to Hampshire by four wickets in a 40-over match. Essex made 213 for 8 with England opening … Continue reading

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Napier looking ready for 2011 comeback

Essex are hoping to have Graham Napier fit and firing for the start of the season after the all-rounder was forced to sit out the second half of last season with a back problem. Now 31, Napier is expected to … Continue reading

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Bopara puts full focus on winning Test place

One of the most surprising aspects of the recent Indian Premier League auction was the failure of Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara to win a contract for the competition although two of his county colleagues, Ryan ten Doeschate and newcomer Owais … Continue reading

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