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Familiar problems for Rhodes and Worcestershire

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has identified the familiar shortcomings of too few runs and insufficient back-up for seamer Alan Richardson for the defeat by Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in their opening County Championship match. After bowling out Nottinghamshire for … Continue reading

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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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West Indies return is the target for Sarwan

Ramnaresh Sarwan is hoping to use his stint as Leicestershire’s overseas player this season to force his way back into the West Indies side. The 31-year-old Guyana batsman is a former West Indies captain but Sarwan has been in the … Continue reading

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Hall ruled out of Northants’ Championship opener

Northamptonshire captain Andrew Hall has been ruled out of the County Championship opener against Derbyshire at Derby on April 5-8. The former South Africa all-rounder broke down with a calf injury in last week’s inter-club practice match at Wantage Road … Continue reading

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Hoggard backing for under-pressure Strauss

England’s under-pressure captain Andrew Strauss has found support from his former Test team-mate Matthew Hoggard. Strauss led England to Ashes success last year and took them to the top of the ICC World Test rankings but his future as England … Continue reading

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Back injuries a worry for both Buck and Jefferson

Leicestershire will be without England Lions seamer Nathan Buck and opening batsman Will Jefferson for the County Championship opener against Glamorgan at Grace Road, starting on April 5. Both travelled to Barbados for Leicestershire’s pre-season tour last month with back … Continue reading

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James Taylor signs for Shrewsbury Cricket Club

James Taylor signing for Shrewsbury Cricket Club might sound like an April Fool, but it’s not. The England Lions captain and a candidate for a place in England’s under-performing Test batting line-up this summer will play for the Shropshire club … Continue reading

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Woakes to seek second opinion on injured ankle

England one-day international all-rounder Chris Woakes is to seek a second opinion on the ankle injury that will force him to miss the start of the new domestic season. Woakes sustained the injury when he caught his spikes in the … Continue reading

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Evans upbeat despite latest back injury lay-off

Northamptonshire seamer Luke Evans is to miss at least the first two months of the season with a back injury. The former Durham player underwent surgery on a bulging disc earlier this week and will begin his rehabilitation under the … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Davison to be reunited at Leics event

Leicestershire legends Garth McKenzie and Brian Davison will be reunited at a dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the county’s 1972 Benson and Hedges Cup triumph next month. Batsman Davison and former Australia fast bowler McKenzie both played in … Continue reading

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