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Rankin out for six weeks with foot injury

Warwickshire have suffered another blow in the build-up to their County Championship opener against Somerset at Edgbaston, starting on April 12, with the news that Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the first six weeks of the season. Rankin, … Continue reading

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Rankin injury cuts short his England Lions tour

Warwickshire and Ireland pace bowler Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of the remainder of the England Lions tour of Bangladesh. Rankin is to return home having aggravated a minor thigh strain on the tour in which he played only … Continue reading

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Rankin keen to extend his Warwickshire contract

England Lions and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin has confirmed that he is keen to stay with Warwickshire on an extended contract. Rankin’s existing deal at Edgbaston expires next New Year’s Eve but Warwickshire are already in talks with the … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Gordon Drummond speaks out

“One of their guys said: ‘I think these Scottish boys are sponsored by Greggs.’ None of his team-mates knew what he was on about – but it made me chuckle.” Scotland captain Gordon Drummond talks sledging, kick-boxing and more in … Continue reading

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Niall O’Brien hand injury is a blow for Ireland

Northamptonshire wicketkeeper Niall O’Brien has been forced to withdraw from Ireland’s squad for their one-day internationals against Pakistan in Belfast on May 28 and 30. O’Brien sustained a hand injury in his county’s Clydesdale Bank 40 win over Hampshire at … Continue reading

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O’Brien keeps fingers crossed on ICC’s World Cup strategy

Northamptonshire wicketkeeper Niall O’Brien hopes the International Cricket Council do reverse an initial decision not to allow qualification for the 2015 World Cup – otherwise fearing that a generation of Irish youngsters will be lost to the game. The 29-year-old … Continue reading

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Dutch cricket boss steps up criticism of ICC

Holland chief executive Richard Cox wants answers from the International Cricket Council about the future of associate member countries following the decision to exclude minnows from the 2015 World Cup. Only Test-playing nations will be allowed to compete in four … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Dalrymple, Kevin O’Brien and Ryan Tendo

The business world is set to claim another early retirement with former England one-day player Jamie Dalrymple expected to concentrate on a career in the city following his split with Glamorgan earlier this winter. Dalrymple, who featured for England at … Continue reading

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Leicestershire join O’Brien county suitors

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien, whose fastest century in World Cup history flattened England, has emerged as a possible target for Leicestershire. The Irishman’s agent is known to have e-mailed several counties on the evening of the game, on March 2, … Continue reading

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County opposition for Warwicks in Barbados

Warwickshire will play county rivals Essex and Hampshire on their pre-season tour of Barbados in March. They are among five counties who have opted to prepare for the earliest-ever start to the County Championship season with some warm weather training … Continue reading

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