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Andrew Hignell: Gibson tops list of boy wonders

On April 27 Barney Gibson became the youngest debutant in English first-class cricket as he played for Yorkshire against Durham MCCU at the tender age of just 15 years and 27 days. Gibson duly broke the record previously held by … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: KP’s body art, King Viv, and the Kid

Barney Gibson was playing for his club second team in the week that he made sporting history by becoming England’s youngest first-class cricketer. Such was the promise shown by 15-year-old Gibson that Yorkshire formulated a rest-and-recuperation plan at the start … Continue reading

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Misfortune, omission and dizzy heights

Some might say that the ability to tackle adversity is a prerequisite for players that sign for Derbyshire, but none will have fought as hard to succeed against the odds than recent overseas acquisition Martin Guptill. The New Zealander was … Continue reading

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A bad day at the office?

We’ve all had bad days at work when nothing has gone right. Cricketers are no different – just think how many times you’ve seen a batsman get out to a bad shot or a bowler delivering a full toss and … Continue reading

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Bresnan honour and Aussie’s county collection

England were denied the chance to parade the Ashes urn as a team on British soil this winter due to the scheduling of the one-day series against Australia immediately upon its conclusion, but recognition for individuals remains on the horizon. … Continue reading

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High price tags, Tendo bargain and freelance Fred

The Indian Premier League auction this week coincides with English cricket’s stock being at its highest since the heady days of the historic 2005 Test series triumph over Australia, and should be reflected in some of the sums bid by franchises looking to secure … Continue reading

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Aussie in England ranks

Andrew Flintoff is expected to cut short his ‘life’ in Dubai and return to the UK permanently in the New Year following his decision to retire from all cricket. Flintoff, 33, originally relocated to the Emirates tax haven 15 months … Continue reading

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IPL chat and Yorkshire tweets

England’s stellar Ashes cast might find that good things do indeed come to those that wait, with their names likely to be among the most coveted in the auction for the fourth season of the Indian Premier League. Twelve months … Continue reading

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Naming rights, author Swanny and Twitter quitter

Lancashire will press on with plans to sell the naming rights to Old Trafford in the new year, following a positive response both from members and potential partners. The first stage of the process will be to assess the potential … Continue reading

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Rajasthan Royals reinstatement… or not

Rajasthan Royals are on the verge of reinstatement to the Indian Premier League following their challenge to alleged infringement of franchise ownership rules. The inaugural IPL champions were last month barred from the fourth season in 2011 – along with King’s … Continue reading

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