Finn returned home from Australia after failing to make an appearance due to concerns over his bowling technique
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Thursday 22 December 2011
England batsman Kevin Pietersen will remain a Surrey player for the remainder of his international career, it was announced today.
County Focus: Forget Glastonbury and Beyoncé... festivals are in fine voice around the counties
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Beyoncé? Not a patch on Monty Panesar. The American pop star apparently attracted a decent-ish crowd down to Somerset at the weekend but England's erstwhile slow left-armer is equally capable of starring at a much-loved festival. Today Sussex take on Warwickshire in the County Championship at Arundel and the event will, in its own way, be just as uplifting as Glastonbury. More uplifting, actually, given the likely absence of enormous muddy puddles masquerading as pathways.
Saturday 18 June 2011
England have a Test series to put to bed – or maybe to consign to a watery grave – before they can afford to let their thoughts wander. But for Stuart Broad, half a dozen limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka probably cannot come quickly enough.
Sunday 12 June 2011
To signal the start of the Third Test on Friday, as is tradition, the five-minute bell will sound. It will be rung by the man without whose vision and purpose the match at the Rose Bowl would certainly not be taking place and the hairs on the back of his neck will be standing on end.
Sunday 12 June 2011
There is an enduring image of county cricket as a cosy cartel watching the world go by, usually in deckchairs. It turns out that they are all at each other's throats, worried about going broke.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Wicketkeeper Barney Gibson became the youngest person to play first-class cricket in England when he made his debut for Yorkshire against Durham MCCU at the Racecourse Ground in Durham yesterday.
Thursday 07 April 2011
After a winter packed with international action, County Cricket returns for another season.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Former England off-spinner Fred Titmus has died following a long illness, Middlesex announced today. He was 78.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Australia captain Ricky Ponting insists he has no plans to retire after the World Cup.
Monday 21 March 2011
The greatest county cricket team of all time is generally agreed to be the Surrey side of the 1950s. Their success was built on a quartet of outstanding bowlers, the last of whom was Peter Loader.
Tuesday 15 March 2011
England's destiny in the World Cup is now out of their hands. It is what happens when you start losing matches.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Thursday 10 February 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
Ihave always been sceptical of the argument that male novelists cannot write convincingly when they make their main characters female, and vice versa. It both devalues the boundless power of the imagination and elevates all the things that distinguish the genders into an intimidating barrier. Moreover, there are so many examples, both ways around, of authors who written across the divide so wonderfully well as to make it irrelevant.
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The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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