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Kent seek an alternative future for Beckenham ground

Kent County Cricket Club has unveiled new plans for the future development of its County Ground at Beckenham. If those plans do not win planning approval from the local authority, however, then Kent cricket’s presence in its highly-populated metropolitan area … Continue reading

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Cockbain delighted to put one over his father

Ian Cockbain has already won bragging rights over his father, also called Ian, who played 46 first-class matches as a batsman for Lancashire between 1979 and 1983. The 24-year-old Gloucestershire batsman scored his maiden first-class century in just his 14th … Continue reading

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Fraser urges Middlesex to stay focussed on promotion

Angus Fraser believes Middlesex can steal a march on some of their rivals for promotion from Division Two of the County Championship after crushing Kent by nine wickets in slightly controversial circumstances at Lord’s. A pitch panel was called in … Continue reading

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Lord’s pitch “below average” but Middlesex escape points penalty

An ECB pitch panel has decided that no penalty points are warranted for the Lord’s strip prepared for the current Middlesex v Kent County Championship match in which 23 wickets fell on the opening day. The panel, however, have ruled … Continue reading

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Every point vital in strong southern group: Adams

Chris Adams was left as frustrated as Kevin Pietersen and an 8,000 Oval crowd when Surrey’s Friends Life t20 match against Glamorgan fell victim to a thunderstorm at the halfway mark on the evening of June 10. Surrey’s cricket manager … Continue reading

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Coles injury means more stress for Kent

Kent’s injury-blighted season is showing no signs of relenting, with the news that highly-promising 21-year-old all-rounder Matt Coles is likely to miss the next two to four weeks with a stress-related foot problem. A scan, following the Tunbridge Wells Cricket … Continue reading

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Coles has come of age this season: Rob Key

Rob Key leads Kent into their Friends Life t20 campaign boosted by the signing of former South Africa fast bowler Charl Langeveldt, a first home win of a difficult season against Leicestershire in the County Championship, and what he sees … Continue reading

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Finn and Morgan should be playing for Middlesex: Codrington

Middlesex chief executive Vinny Codrington has criticised the playing of England Lions matches during the domestic season. Codrington believes that Middlesex pair Steven Finn and Eoin Morgan, for example, should not be representing the Lions in a four-day game against … Continue reading

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Hamilton-Brown revels in demonstration of Surrey power

Rory Hamilton-Brown is the proudest as well as the youngest county captain in the land after leading Surrey to the thumping County Championship victory against Leicestershire which he believes has revealed the real power in his new-look side. Surrey were … Continue reading

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Adams demands improved performance from Surrey

Chris Adams has left his Surrey players in no doubt about what is expected of them when they take on Leicestershire at the Kia Oval in their fourth County Championship match of the campaign. Heavy defeat to arch-rivals Middlesex at … Continue reading

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