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Ageless Azhar agrees extension to his Kent career

The seemingly ageless Azhar Mahmood, the former Pakistan all-rounder, has agreed terms with Kent to extend his current contract with the club by another two years. Details of the contract have not been revealed but Mahmood, who will be 37 … Continue reading

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Joseph released as Kent’s patience finally runs out

Robbie Joseph, one of the most frustrating of modern cricketers, is leaving Kent after eight largely unfulfilling seasons. The fast bowler has played in only 49 first-class games for Kent since 2004, in a career plagued by various injuries. Joseph, … Continue reading

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Linley signs on for two more years at Surrey

Seam bowler Tim Linley has signed a new two-year deal at Surrey, having proved himself one of the most underrated cricketers in the country in 2011. Linley, 29, was Surrey’s leading bowler during their successful County Championship second division campaign … Continue reading

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Schofield goes, Spriegel and Jordan stay

Matthew Spriegel and Chris Jordan have signed new one-year contracts with Surrey, extending their stays with the club until the end of 2012. Leg-spinning former England all-rounder Chris Schofield, however, has been released after six seasons with the club. Spriegel … Continue reading

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Roy signs new two-year deal with Surrey

Jason Roy has signed a new two-year contract with Surrey, a deal which will keep him at the club until the end of 2013. The buccaneering young batsman, who turned 21 in July, played a significant part in Surrey’s successful … Continue reading

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Bairstow wins Young Cricketer of the Year award

Jonathan Bairstow, the 21-year-old Yorkshire batsman-wicketkeeper, has been voted Young Cricketer of the Year for 2011 by the Cricket Writers’ Club and received a silver trophy at the club’s 65th anniversary lunch in the Long Room at Lord’s. Bairstow, who … Continue reading

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Adams reveals backroom secret of Surrey’s success

Cricket analyst Pete Scott has emerged as one of the backroom staff who made a big difference in Surrey’s dramatic surge towards Division Two promotion in the County Championship’s thrilling final weeks. Scott was asked by Chris Adams, the Surrey … 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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Rayner’s return to Middlesex may become permanent

Ollie Rayner seems set for a permanent move from Sussex to Middlesex after agreeing to his second loan spell of the summer at Lord’s. Rayner, the 25-year-old off-spinning all-rounder, is to leave Sussex immediately for a month-loan long at Middlesex … Continue reading

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Kent cool on members’ reform plans

Kent have reacted philosophically to the stated intention of two of its membership standing for election to the club committee on a ‘reform’ ticket. Disaffected members Graham Holland and Nigel Williamson announced after day one of the 160th Canterbury Week … Continue reading

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