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O’Brien set to extend Gloucestershire contract

Kevin O’Brien looks certain to be invited to extend his stay at Gloucestershire beyond the end of this season following his amazing exploits at Uxbridge on June 26. The Ireland all-rounder smashed 119 off 52 balls, with 11 sixes and … Continue reading

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Twenty20: the circus by the sea

“DJs blare out music, dancing girls strut to their podium, Mick the safety officer ensures celebrations do not get out of hand. As the music ends as abruptly as it began, the problems facing the counties have been forgotten behind … Continue reading

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Rain dampens Twenty20 Cup: Andrew Hignell

“Flaming June” used to be a colloquial description for the fine weather associated with mid-summer. As far as the current cricket season is concerned, it may be a more disparaging phrase used by the county game’s commercial managers following the … Continue reading

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Rayner keen to make sure of a Sussex future

Ollie Rayner was preparing himself for second-team and club cricket at the start of this week. Then, with Mike Yardy taking a few days out as he continues his battle with depression, came an unexpected opportunity in Sussex Sharks’ Twenty20 … Continue reading

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Wright’s Worcestershire stint really is over now

Damien Wright’s stint as Worcestershire’s overseas player is over. The 35-year-old Australian suffered a recurrence of a calf injury fielding in the county’s Friends Life t20 defeat by Yorkshire at Headingley on Thursday June 9 and will now return home. … Continue reading

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In-form Rana happy to extend Sussex T20 stay

Rana Naved says he would be happy to extend his stay with Sussex after helping the Sharks make an impressive start to the Twenty20 Cup campaign. The 31-year-old Pakistani is the leading wicket-taker among fast bowlers with nine victims in … Continue reading

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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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Jones geared up to meet his fellow Welshmen

Simon Jones will put national loyalty to one side if he retains his place in Hampshire’s Friends Life t20 side against Glamorgan under the Rose Bowl lights on June 8. The Welshman will try to extend the Royals’ t20 winning … Continue reading

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Razzaq in line to make Leicestershire debut

Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is expected to make his debut for Leicestershire in their Friends Life t20 match against Lancashire at Old Trafford on Wednesday June 8. Leicestershire signed Razzaq last week as their second overseas player for the Twenty20 … Continue reading

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Denly happy to lay ghost of odd Nevill record

Kent opening batsman Joe Denly is delighted to have exorcised a peculiar Tunbridge Wells bogey once and for all with a season’s best 143 that also helped lay the foundations for last week’s County Championship five-wicket win over Leicestershire – … Continue reading

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