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Twenty20 must remain a sporting spectacle: Luke Sellers

The lifeblood of the county game or an irritating distraction, the Friends Life t20 has returned in all its opinion-dividing razzmatazz. And chief executives up and down the country are left trying to strike the balance between fairground fun and … Continue reading

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Graeme Hick remembered: Jason Mennell

Perched precariously atop a high wooden-slated bench in the baking February sunshine as a raucous crowd milled below, I remained absolutely rooted, completely and utterly transfixed by the scenario unfolding just yards away. At 18 years of age and at … Continue reading

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Petersen delights the statisticians: Andrew Hignell

What a funny old week the last seven days of May proved to be from a statistical point of view. For a start, in the Parks in Oxford, two Sussex batsmen – Ben Brown and Joe Gatting – each scored … Continue reading

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A club captain’s tale: Luke Sellers

A month into the new season and 23 different players have already represented the first team at my club. That stat is both a sign of strength in depth and a source of huge frustration. Work, school, birthdays, christenings, rugby … Continue reading

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Sehwag the TV star, Nannes to the Oval: Richard Gibson

Indian superstar Virender Sehwag is among those to have agreed deals to participate in forthcoming television show Titans of Cricket. Sehwag is joined by a Pakistan team led by non-playing captain Wasim Akram and also comprising Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: TV show plans, Dhoni and Dirk in demand

Plans are at an advanced stage for a prime time cricket-themed television show, involving some of the world’s elite players. Investment company Ingenious Media are funding the Titans of Cricket, scheduled to take place in three city arenas over one … Continue reading

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Andrew Hignell: Chopra’s mission to join exclusive club

It’s been something of a Holy Grail for county batsmen, and an achievement that only eight batsmen in cricket history have ever achieved. I’m referring to the feat in English domestic cricket of scoring 1,000 first-class runs before the end … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Coming soon, the supermen stumpers

Wicketkeeping and captaincy? Many would say they go together like a horse and marriage. Or so insists ancient custom and hard-held tradition. At the time of writing, of the 299 men who have captained their country in at least one … Continue reading

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Andrew Hignell: Bone dry April a remarkable cricket month

The critics were poised to have a field day with the earliest-ever start to a season in the County Championship on April 8 and a series of fixtures crowded into April with each side playing three or four games by … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Jimmy’s comic turn, Petersen’s tweets

James Anderson’s straight man role in Graeme Swann’s Ashes video diaries has led to him being invited to appear as a guest on BBC comedy game show Shooting Stars. The dry-witted Lancastrian features on the May 10 episode of the … Continue reading

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