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Craddock aiming to build on his instant 2011 success

Tom Craddock is currently wearing a permanent smile on his face and it is easy to understand why. He is eagerly anticipating the start of season, having been awarded a two-year contract with Essex towards the end of the 2011 … Continue reading

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Mickleburgh and Craddock benefit from India spin trip

While a number of England batsman have shown themselves to be distinctly uncomfortable against top-class spin bowling this winter, one young Essex batsman has taken steps to familiarise himself with the potential problems caused by that particular bowling art. Jaik … Continue reading

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Amla in the frame for return as Essex overseas player

Essex have expressed an interest in bringing Hashim Amla back to Chelmsford for the first couple of months of next season, I understand. As Essex are likely to lose Owais Shah, Ryan ten Doeschate and possibly Ravi Bopara to the … Continue reading

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Essex ready to award Craddock full-time contract

Tom Craddock has been given a belated 22nd birthday present in the form of a permanent contract with Essex. The leg spinner joined Essex at the start of June on a two-month trial but has made such an initial impression … Continue reading

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Grayson sees Craddock as “exciting prospect”

Tom Craddock’s highly impressive County Championship debut for Essex, in which he took four second innings wickets in victory over Division Two pacesetters Northamptonshire at Chelmsford, has greatly improved his aspirations of winning a professional contract with the county. The … Continue reading

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Southee delighted to get first chance of county cricket

Tim Southee is relishing the opportunity of showcasing his talents with Essex during this year’s Friends Life t20 competition. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do so this is a great chance for me to get some experience and … Continue reading

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