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Basil D’Oliveira tributes from Rhodes and Fearnley

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has paid tribute to former county and England all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira who has died aged 80. D’Oliveira, who had been in deteriorating health for several years, is the father of Worcestershire’s Academy director and … Continue reading

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Scott pens permanent deal to stay at Worcestershire

Worcestershire have completed the signing of wicketkeeper Ben Scott from Middlesex on a one-year contract. The 30-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan with Worcestershire and rejoined them on a similar arrangement in mid-May after Ben Cox … 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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Rose Bowl must improve its covering, says Rhodes

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes expects Hampshire to improve the covering at the Rose Bowl after a delayed start to the final day of their County Championship first division match denied his side the chance to push for victory. … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira’s grandson wins contract at New Road

The name D’Oliveira will be back in Worcestershire’s first team squad next season. Leg-spinner Brett D’Oliveira, grandson of former England all-rounder Basil and son of Damian, a former Worcestershire all-rounder who is now the county’s Second XI and academy coach, … Continue reading

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Lucas completes his move to Worcestershire

Worcestershire have completed the signing of left-arm seamer David Lucas from Northamptonshire on a three-year contract. Lucas, 33, was released by Northamptonshire on Wednesday but he had already been in talks with Worcestershire who had made a formal 28-day approach … Continue reading

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Worcestershire poised to offer Lucas three-year deal

David Lucas, who will be released by Northamptonshire at the end of the season, is set to join Worcestershire on a three-year deal. Worcestershire made a formal 28-day approach for Lucas before Northamptonshire took the decision not to renew his … Continue reading

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Roach signs for Worcestershire to replace departing Ajmal

Worcestershire have signed West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach as their overseas player for the closing weeks of the county season. Roach will replace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal who will depart England earlier than expected to join a Pakistan training camp … Continue reading

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Andrew ends speculation by signing new Worcs deal

Worcestershire all-rounder Gareth Andrew has ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year contract that will keep him at New Road until the end of the 2013 season. Andrew, whose existing contract expires at the end of the … Continue reading

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Matt Mason announces immediate retirement

Worcestershire seamer Matt Mason has decided to retire from first-class cricket with immediate effect following ten years at New Road. Mason has lost his battle for fitness following a shoulder operation in  2008 which has restricted his effectiveness this season. … Continue reading

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