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It’s been a funny old season

With a number of unusual and funny events happening during the course of the 2010 county season, it seemed rather fitting that events should begin under the lights of Abu Dhabi rather than in a chill wind at Derby. The … Continue reading

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It’s never over until…

They say it’s never over until the fat lady sings, but not even the most diehard of Derbyshire supporters could have thought that their team held much of a chance of defeating Gloucestershire in their LV=County Championship match at Bristol … Continue reading

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County cricket’s wealth of wicketkeeping talent

Ask six people for the name of the wicketkeeper who they think has taken the most number of catches so far this season in the County Championship, and the chances are that you will get a half a dozen different … Continue reading

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When the first four batsmen all scored a century

Last week’s LV=County Championship match between Sussex and Derbyshire at Horsham saw a rare batting feat being achieved when the first four batsmen in the Sussex line-up all scored hundreds in Sussex’s first innings. Ed Joyce (164), Chris Nash (156), … Continue reading

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A good month for the golden oldies!

I recently saw an article which claimed that professional cricket is becoming more and more of a young man’s game but, during July, some of the county game’s senior citizens have refuted such an assertion by producing some stellar performances. … Continue reading

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The leading run-scorers in Twenty20 cricket in 2010

It was a record that was bound to get broken sooner or later this summer. With the Friends Provident t20 competition expanding from ten zonal games to sixteen, followed by a quarter-final, semi-final and final, a county batsman was going … Continue reading

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Croft’s double-act creates county record

Glamorgan’s recent County Championship match against Leicestershire at Swansea saw a moment of cricket history as Robert Croft, the veteran Glamorgan all-rounder, became the Welsh county’s first-ever player and the first for any county since 1972 to achieve the fantastic … Continue reading

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Farewell RMJ

It’s always sad when an honest county trooper makes his final appearance. Indeed, the end of season games are often littered with fine valedictory performances as a batsman or bowler bows out of the county game. Some though have called … Continue reading

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It’s a funny old game!

The recent LV=County Championship match between Glamorgan and Northamptonshire at Wantage Road saw a number of unusual incidents and strange coincidences. The bizarre events began on the second day as after the third over of the day, a fire alarm … Continue reading

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There’s no doubting Thomas!

Some people say that Twenty20 cricket is all about the batsmen. But in this year’s Friends Provident competition several bowlers have been grabbing the headlines, not least Somerset’s Alfonso Thomas who has claimed six successive three-wicket hauls – a new … Continue reading

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